With the departure of three legendary coaches at Thomas Dale High School last school year, change in the athletic program will be inevitable. What we don’t anticipate, however, is any change in the Knights’ success, which saw them capture every Central District title last fall.
“We’ve got great kids here, but it is simply a matter of getting them to commit to a sport such as cross country,” said coach Seth Kistner. In a nutshell, that seems to be the story across the board when assessing the fall sports program at L.C. Bird High School.
Fall sports are well under way at our local high schools and nowhere can you find greater enthusiasm than among the athletes and coaches at Matoaca High School.
Seven-year-old Justin LaRue loves making pars and birdies. At an age when most kids who try to hit a golf ball experience little success, Justin is accustomed to hitting it both long and straight. Last month, Justin competed in the U.S. Kids World Championships at the Mid-Pines Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.
The probability of a golfer, under normal circumstances, recording a hole-in-one during a playing career is extremely low. Yet, Colonial Heights Senior Golf Association members have recorded three this season – a phenomenal number.
Earlier this summer, the Chesterfield United 97G Elite team won the state cup by marching through a grueling 32-team tournament, a victory that also qualified the team for the Region I Championship Tournament held at Marshall University in Huntingdon, W.Va. The tournament brought together state cup winners from 13 states from Maine to Virginia.