Over the last several days, we have been celebrating the life of one of the really good guys in local sport, Terry Sisisky. Sisisky passed away last week at the age of 58, leaving a tremendous void across the local airwaves. I feel blessed to have gotten to know the T-man during the last year as we covered several of the same high school games.
Chesterfield County recently announced the signing of an agreement with Shaw Industries and SportsQuest, LLC, to advance the first phase of a planned $250 million sports-facility project for the region, a county press release says.
For the second year, Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) will host the PONY Baseball Bronco-11 World Series at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge. Teams from across the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean will travel to Chesterfield to compete in the tournament, according to information from Gail Hubbard.
Turning down opportunities at Roanoke College and Randolph Macon, Brandon Cooper signed a letter of intent to continue his education and baseball career at Virginia State University. The 2010 Meadowbrook graduate will predominately be a right-handed pitcher and designated hitter for the Trojans. Brandon has also played third base.
In spite of the heat and humidity, more than 130 runners hit the streets Saturday morning for the Lucy Corr Foundation’s annual 5K Run for the Future.
The title of “coach” is one that has to be earned. Matoaca’s Steve Leake has done that and more. Leake has combined his love for the Lord, student-athletes and baseball to become one of the most respected volunteer coaches in the area. As Matoaca High School has grown and evolved, head baseball coaches have come and gone.