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Monarchs heating up

The Meadowbrook Monarchs might be viewed as a “surprise” team now, but appear to be evolving into a contender. After a mediocre 9-8 record last year and a loss in the first round of the Central District tournament, the Monarchs have already eclipsed that win total.

The Next Level: Ford-Holland, Reddick, Morris

Ford-Holland assaulted the record book while at Thomas Dale, setting school records in the triple jump, long jump, 55m, 60m, 100m, and being a part of record setting 4x100m and 4x200m squads.

EXCLUSIVE: VHSL All-State Football Team

Village News exclusively obtained a list of VHSL All-state high school football team. The following is from an email sent from VHSL

The Next Level: Jemmot, Walton, Cotman

Jemmot had an excellent career at Thomas Dale, sprinting and jumping for the Knights and winning 2010 athlete of the year honors. At George Mason, she’s had a great career and the senior is looking to go out with a bang in 13-14.

The Next Level: Frye, Cunningham, Cruz

After a standout career sharing a backcourt with Duke guard Ka’lia Johnson at Thomas Dale, Frye has had an even more successful college career. In 2013-2014, she’s helped the Cougars to 4-4 start and leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game.

Dandridge bounces back from serious injury

MATOACA – Serious injuries are a part of sports, a pivotal part of any player’s career who suffers one. Countless athletes with loads of talent have had their careers cut short by them, but countless others have come back- in some cases stronger to prevail. It would appear that Matoaca High senior Devorian Dandridge is on his way to doing the latter, qualifying for states in the long jump with a leap of 22 ft. 6.25 in. at the Christopher Newport Winter Frolic in December after severely breaking his leg two years ago.