When the Meadowbrook Monarchs opened their Central District season this past Friday night, they expected a tough matchup with the Blue Devils out of Hopewell. The game was hard fought in the trenches, but, ultimately, Meadowbrook would start its district schedule with a 27-7 win over Hopewell.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, 12 new inductees were added to the L.C. Bird Athletic Hall of Fame, including the school’s first principal, who has been credited with establishing what has come to be known as the “Lindsay Legacy.”
The 37th edition of the Battle of Chester took place Friday at J.Wilson Crump Stadium, and both teams knew what was on the line: Bragging rights and pride. For L.C. Bird High School, a victory would even the series at 18 wins and one draw apiece. And even the series is exactly what the Skyhawks did, defeating Thomas Dale by a count of 29-3 behind the legs of junior Yakkie Johnson and a strong defensive performance.
When the Thomas Dale Knights and Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks take the field Friday night, they will know what’s on the line. It won’t be the district standings; this game doesn’t matter in those. It’s all about bragging rights and pride.
With the Fort Lee expansion, Chester YMCA Sports Director Brian Walters reports an upward trend in registration for this fall’s recreational soccer league.
Deanna Smith is a 2008 Thomas Dale graduate who captained the school’s state qualifying Field Hockey team. Kris Burd has elevated himself to the “go to guy” in UVA’s passing attack this season. The fourth-year pro continues to impress, having his best game as a pro last week. Snelling ran for 129 yards on 24 carries and had 57 receiving yards as the Falcons dismantled the Arizona Cardinals 41-7.