A host of local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.4 grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, during the semester.
Some of the state’s most gifted athletes converged on Hampton’s Boo Williams Sports Complex this weekend to contest the 2010 AAA State Indoor Track Championships. A quartet of Thomas Dale stars paced area athletes in the two-day competition.
In spite of an incredible fourth quarter comeback, the Lady Knights fell to Cosby 88-83 in overtime. The Titans, ranked #1 in the Central Region used superior height and balanced scoring to maintain a double digit lead for most of the game.
The Central Region has always taken a back seat to the Eastern and Northern Regions when it comes to state wrestling. All of that changed last weekend at Robinson High School in Fairfax as the Central Region captured five state titles and four runner-up medals in what is hoped to be a shifting of power in the state.
The Next Level is a bi-monthly feature that follows Chester area athletes at the college level. If you are a parent, coach, athletic director or simply a fan you can help the Village News identify Bird, Community, Dale, Matoaca or Meadowbrook graduates who are contributing at the college level. Specific information can be sent to sports @ villagepublishing.com.
In today’s world of college athletics there is tremendous pressure to win, which leads college coaches to go after commitments from athletes at a younger and younger age.