The future well-being of a community depends not on strategic land development or even strict budgeting, but on the young people within that particular community. As more time and effort is used to develop the youth of today, there is a stronger likelihood that the future of the community will be in good hands.
Fun was the order of the evening at Matoaca Elementary School’s Fall Festival last week. Along with class-decorated pumpkins, music and face painting, students and parents were able to enjoy a book fair in the library and a silent auction on gift baskets.
A Cosby High School student has started what she hopes will be a lasting partnership between her school and Beulah Elementary School.
When Meadowbrook and Matoaca took the field Friday night, both teams were playing for a shot to remain alive for the state playoffs. It was a game that was circled on the calendar for both opponents, and it didn’t disappoint, as the Monarchs defeated the Warriors 42-28 in a barn burner.
Coach Nolan Shigley’s Warriors were as hot as the temperatures last Wednesday in capturing the school’s first Central District Meet Championship at Battlefield Park. With four Matoaca runners finishing in the top seven, the Warriors were able to edge perennial champion Thomas Dale by 34-43. As expected, Joel Reynolds continued his domination of the Central District by repeating as individual champion.
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California University (PA) Football
Diamond led the Vulcans with 10 tackles, including three for losses, in a thrilling 18-15 OT victory over rival Indiana University (PA). The 10-tackle performance ties a career high for Brett matching his output of just a week before. Diamond has led 12th-ranked California to an 8-1 record so far this season. The 230-pound linebacker is a Division II preseason All-America candidate.
This week, the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify two men who used a stolen credit card.