One of my great joys in writing for the Village News has been getting to know Eddie Goss. I had known of Goss for decades, but didn’t really know him. I did know that he was a very successful coach at every stop along the way, and even though he has replaced a sharp-looking suit with a more casual look on the sidelines, his professional demeanor is still very much present.
On Saturday at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights, the $2 cost of admission got attendees about six games of baseball. Much-needed rain descended on the area at the same time as the 53rd annual BIB tournament, and rainouts affected three days worth of games.
Nearly 700 runners, plus volunteers, gathered at the base of Henricus Historical Park for the second annual Dauber Dash Saturday. During the five-mile race, which is designed as a fun run, runners faced obstacles along the Dutch Gap Conservation Area trail loop before returning to the 1611 Citie for the final leg of the race.
The Second Annual 11U Bronco World Series Championship rolled into Chester this weekend, bringing a few days of fun and baseball to local residents.
Berkley Hawkins, a 2010 graduate of Trinity Episcopal, will continue his college career at Virginia Military Institute. Although recruited as a catcher, Hawkins will play behind senior Alex Haitsuka, who is considered a professional prospect. The Keydet’s covet Hawkins’ bat and may move him to third base while he waits his turn behind the plate.
Somehow, everything is better once Ms. B gets involved. For 30 years, she has been the face of cheering at both Thomas Dale and Matoaca, but, more importantly, she is an advocate for kids who are attempting to make it in the world by doing things the right way.