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Battle of Chester

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.

400 youngsters fill Chester YMCA’S soccer complex

With the Fort Lee expansion, Chester YMCA Sports Director Brian Walters reports an upward trend in registration for this fall’s recreational soccer league.

The Next Level

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.

Bird grads McBride, Grayson combine for first Spider TD at Robins Stadium

A bone-jarring tackle at the hands of Eric McBride separated the ball from an Elon receiver, resulting in a turnover that led to a Kevin Grayson touchdown reception in the second quarter of the Spiders 27-21 victory last Saturday.

It’s a family thing: Enon family embraces soccer

Soccer is probably the most played sport in the world. With thousands of youth leagues, adult leagues, professional levels, Major League Soccer and the World Cup and International Leagues, the sport spans the globe. It’s among the most popular spectator sports in the world.

Griffith shines at nationals, Junior Olympics

Meadowbrook High School junior Jacob Griffith has had a spectacular summer as one of the nation’s premier male baton twirlers. In July, Jacob took a gold medal at the U.S. Nationals at Notre Dame and followed that up with a silver medal in the Junior Olympics held at the Convention Center in Virginia Beach in early August.