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MOPS enjoy a Spa Day in May

Two-year Chester resident Kris Kurth loves living in Chester. “I like the small town feel,” she said. One of the first things she did when her family relocated from Wisconsin was to find the nearest MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers – organization.

JTCC celebrates 42nd annual Commencement

John Tyler Community College’s class of 2010 includes more than 740 students, and their successes were celebrated on Saturday, May 15, during John Tyler Community College’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony, according to a press release from the school.

Two Maggie Walker teams place in national competitions

Two teams of students from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School recently took third place in national competitions in Washington, D.C., and New York City, according to information from the school.

Local gymnast places at state, regional meets

Taylor Wray, a gymnast at Southside Gymnastics, placed first all-around in the Virginia Level 8 State Meet on March 21 in Fredericksburg, according to information from Tegan Wray.

Lady Knights topple #1 Prince George

On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, the only things close to “hot” were two of the finest pitchers in the Central Region. Dale’s Lacey Waldrop’s two-hit, 23-strikeout performance bested Prince George’s Lauren Vinson in a battle for the top spot in the Central District.

Dale boys sweep team, individual tennis titles

All-district golfer Austin Hamilton completed the transition from the fairway to the tennis court by winning the individual Central District title last week at Meadowbrook High School. He later paired with Andrew Thagard in posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Thomas Dale teammates Min Im and Robert Long.

Richards rises to top of national rankings

Wrestling at Matoaca High School reached a pinnacle this past winter with a top 10 finish in the AAA state championships. Blake Roulo became the school’s first state champion at the AAA level, while teammate Josh Clark took home a silver medal. With only one senior in the program, things are definitely looking up for coach Mike Moore’s Warriors.

Education and determination: TDHS senior is a power in the classroom, on the field

For the Gallop family, education has always been a staple. And if education wasn’t possible, determination also played a role in moving them toward their goals.