The 2012 golf season was marked by a senior dominated Thomas Dale squad seizing the Central Region crown and a youthful Matoaca squad that showed a glimpse of the future by making a ton of noise in the postseason. Meanwhile, Meadowbrook’s Zachary Wood also advanced to the regional championships.
The L.C. Bird High School Athletic Hall of Fame added six new members at a ceremony held last Saturday at The Country Club at the Highlands. Friends, family and faith continue to mark the theme of the annual ceremonies that have now recognized forty-five players, coaches and supporters of the Skyhawk nation.
All-District Team Griffin Clark (Thomas Dale), Player of the Year Jeremy Craft (Thomas Dale) Eric Blythe (Thomas Dale) Matthew Padgett (Matoaca) Bret Lockett (Matoaca) Davis Topping (Matoaca) Zachary Wood (Meadowbrook)
All-Academic Team Jeremy Craft (Thomas Dale) Matthew Padgett (Matoaca) Zachary Wood (Meadowbrook)
Coach of the Year David Duncan (Thomas Dale) Regular Season Champions Region Qualifying Team
Two hundred thirty-two girls, supported by their families and friends, converged on the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds last Saturday for a 5K celebration that culminated the 2012 Girls on the Run program.
An avid golfer has about a one in five chance in his lifetime to score a hole-in-one. When approaching a par three, the odds are about 25,000 to one against achieving an ace. Betting odds against scoring two holes in one in a single round rise to about 10 million to one.
In a first for Carver Middle School, the girls track team sped to the County Track Championship Friday afternoon at Manchester High School. The Cougars were led by Deja Powell’s victories in the 100 and 200, while Ainsley Greenwald took the 800 in a new school record time of 2:30.
With their incredible depth, the Davis Boys Track team followed up their undefeated season with a narrow victory over Carver in the Southern Division track meet held last week on the Virginia State University Campus. The Ravens will take athletes in all fourteen events to this week’s County Meet, to be contested on Friday afternoon at Manchester High School.
The Carver Middle School girls’ track team is a special group. “I’ve been coaching a long time, and I’ve never seen a squad with talent as deep as this one possesses,” commented head coach Geoff LeSueur at a recent practice. “They really have no clue how special they are.”
2010 was an anomaly in Central District cross country. For the first time in memory, the name Thomas Dale did not appear at the top of the league standings as Matoaca put together their finest season, edging out the Knights for district superiority.