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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

Bird alum Eric McBride is 2010 CAA Football Co-defensive Player of the Year

Eric McBride, an LC Bird graduate, has been making news on the defensive side of the Richmond Spiders since 2007. He finished out his season as the 2010 CAA Football Co-defensive Player of the Year averaging 10.7 tackles, 54 starts. Three time he was named first team all-CAA Football. He's also a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award That award is coveted by the top defensive players in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivison). The 6'-2" 232 pound McBride was second on The University of Richmond's list of career tackles.

Thomas Dale loses a Knight in shining armor

Questions about the health of former football coach Vic Williams have been whirling around the area for months. Many Thomas Dale alumni and fans have shown their concern. Coach Williams died on Saturday, Nov. 20, after a drawn out battle with cancer.

Warriors make unforgettable visit to CQL Super Bowl

Saturday, Nov. 20, marked the first time in more than 15 years that a Wells football team had made it to the Super Bowl.

Johnson to play D-I basketball for Duke

Thomas Dale High School senior Ka’lia Johnson was 2 years old when she first began bouncing a basketball. Recently, her love and passion for the game, along with her focus on academics, Ka’lia Johnson after she signed the letter of intent with Duke.gave her reason to celebrate, as, surrounded by family, friends and mentors, she signed a letter of intent to play Division-I basketball for Duke University next winter.