Matoaca resident Gabe Hicks passed away last Friday at the age of 69. Hicks gained notoriety as a football coach at both Midlothian and Matoaca high schools.
L.C. Bird High served as the host of the UPA State Championships this weekend, giving a number of Bird alumni a chance to return for a reunion of sorts. There are currently 29 Bird graduates playing on their colleges’ Ultimate Frisbee teams; many of those alumni present to support the next generation of players competing for a state title.
Thomas Dale continued its winning ways by sweeping both the boys’ and girls’ district track titles in last week’s meet at Prince George. Quintin Fulghum was named the meet’s top performer in sweeping the long and triple jumps, as well as the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.
The recreational cheerleading program at the Hopkins “Bobcat” Athletic Association, Inc. (HBAA) capped a successful season by receiving numerous awards at “The US Finals – The Final Destination” national cheerleading competition in Virginia Beach on May 1-2, according to a press release from HBAA.
Taylor Wray, a gymnast at Southside Gymnastics, placed first all-around in the Virginia Level 8 State Meet on March 21 in Fredericksburg, according to information from Tegan Wray.
On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, the only things close to “hot” were two of the finest pitchers in the Central Region. Dale’s Lacey Waldrop’s two-hit, 23-strikeout performance bested Prince George’s Lauren Vinson in a battle for the top spot in the Central District.