Fresh off a win over Varina to advance to their second straight regional title game, the Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks had a tall task in defeating Hermitage on their home field. The game was largely a defensive battle, and in the end Bird’s turnovers played a key role in the outcome.
After coming one win away from a state championship, the L.C. Bird basketball program probably isn’t looking to change a great deal, as their blueprint for success last season was pretty well drawn.
Redemption doesn’t come often in sports, but when it does it seems to gravitate towards the teams or players that fight for and deserve it most. For the L.C. Bird Skyhawks, that chance at redemption will come this Friday at Hermitage,as they attempt win their first regional championship since 2005.
2010 was an anomaly in Central District cross country. For the first time in memory, the name Thomas Dale did not appear at the top of the league standings as Matoaca put together their finest season, edging out the Knights for district superiority.
Randy Hahn has spent the fall carrying on the family tradition of breaking cross country records at Matoaca Middle School. Hahn, an eighth grader, has spent the last two seasons running in the shadow of his brother Collin.