Real football, real close

Virginia State University improved its record to 6-2 Saturday with an impressive 42-0 victory over visiting Lincoln University. The game was played under glorious weather conditions before an overflow homecoming crowd on the Ettrick campus’ Rogers Stadium natural grass playing field.

The old one-two: Yahkee stays grounded as his yardage soars

Yahkee Johnson and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks are flying high after their win against Clover Hill Friday. Bird was trailing 13-0 at the half and battled back to defeat their previously undefeated district foe by a score of 14-13.

The old one-two: Heart and determination fuel Phillips’ engine

For Domico Phillips, it’s almost like he was born with the ability to move – and to do it fast. From the age of 4, Domico practiced and played football and ran competitively, and now he displays his skills on Friday nights for the Meadowbrook Monarchs, who improved to 3-1 in the Central District last Friday with a win over Colonial Heights, 29-7.

Chester’s Spiers emerges as one of the area’s best

Like so many other sixth graders, Anna Spiers was simply looking for a place to meet friends at her new school when she went out for the cross country team. Almost immediately upon suiting up for the team at Matoaca Middle School, she began to make her mark as a premier cross country and track athlete.

Police seek men who shot man in attempted robbery

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and find two men who shot a man while attempting to rob him on Friday, Sept. 24, at about 11:20 p.m.

Police blotter

BUNDLE RD 10/19 Suspect/s forced entry to the vacant residence through a rear door. Once inside, suspect/s put holes in the walls in order to steal wire. The HVAC unit was also stolen from outside of the residence.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 27
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Future of Education Forum: Reaching the Stars Through STEM Education. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. L.C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road. Astronaut Susan Kilrain will speak.

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Ettrick's Changing Face: VSU expansion and enhancement project underway

Change may soon be the norm in the village of Ettrick. Several houses purchased by Virginia State University to make way for its multi-phase, multi-million dollar expansion recently came down, and an enhancement project along Chesterfield Avenue could soon begin.