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They call it “depth”

Under head coach Mark Fowler, the boys’ varsity soccer team at Thomas Dale High School has won two state titles (2005 and 2006) in four appearances in the state tournament, three regional championships and a number of district titles in between.

Matoaca: On the war path

When there is talk of the more predominant teams of the Central Region, usually there is talk of Thomas Dale soccer, L.C. Bird football and Highland Springs basketball, but perhaps Matoaca’s baseball team could now be considered a part of that list.

John Hall’s fifteen local athletes chosen as the best in sports and academics

I’m pleased to announce fifteen high school student-athletes as “Athletes of the Year” and “Scholar-Athletes of the Year” for the five winter sports.

Construction equipment stolen from job site

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is lending its resources to help recover two pieces of stolen construction equipment and identify the suspects involved.

Police blotter

VERDICT CT. 3/30. Courthouse Green Apts. Unknown suspect/s attempted to gain entry to the victim’s residence by prying open the rear sliding glass door. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 6
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Chesterfield doughboys

If Germany had been just a bit more persuasive, it’s possible that the Final Four games would not have been played in Houston. During February and March of 1917, Germany was trying hard to convince Mexico to enter World War I, promising the Mexicans that an allegiance would result in bringing Texas, Arizona and New Mexico back into the land of Pancho Villa.

THREE GEN, 10K: Family gets in shape to walk the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k

Last year, Anton Van Peppen, a long-time Chester resident, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during a May visit with his doctor. A few days later, he celebrated his 50th birthday by filling out a gym membership form.