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Eric McBride
L.C. Bird High School    
University of Richmond Football

At all cost: Local team has chance to compete at Hall of Fame tournament

This summer, a traveling youth baseball team from Chester could have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a tournament hosted at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Though the team lacks the financial resources to fund a bid for the tournament, its members remain more than hopeful about their chances.

Local student bowls perfect game

Matt Seymour, a member of the Holiday Bowl Youth League, recently bowled a perfect game of 300.

Lasting memories of Williams-led state playoff runs

Over two weeks have elapsed since longtime Thomas Dale football coach Vic Williams lost his battle with cancer, and because his passing occurred just one year since last season’s magical run to the Knights’ first state football crown, many fans have undoubtedly reflected on how short and fragile life can be.

Skyhawks’ regional championship slips away in final minutes of game

No doorbuster deals were required for the L.C. Bird High School Skyhawks Friday. While everyone was out shopping, they were thinking of how to beat Hermitage to advance to the Division 6 State Tournament and be crowned Regional Champions for the first time since 2005, when they beat Meadowbrook, 19-13.

The Next Level

JOHN GRAVES
Meadowbrook High School
Virginia Tech Football

A senior from Meadowbrook, Graves has anchored a young defensive line for the Hokies. After a disappointing 0-2 start, Graves has led Tech to 10 straight wins and a berth in the ACC Championship game, where Tech will face Florida State. Graves has started all 12 games and has recorded 34 tackles. A true scholar-athlete, he is presently working on his third degree.

PATRICK INNES
Thomas Dale High School