Recently, a handful of longtime members of the Chester Civitans reflected on the good times they had during the early years caring for and maintaining Camp Baker, a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on 22 wooded acres perched on a cliff overlooking the mouth of Swift Creek on Beach Road. The civic organization celebrated its 45th year with a dinner meeting held in the dining hall at Camp Baker last Tuesday.
The Battle of the Books team from Bensley Elementary School was the victor in a showdown with teams from Beulah and Davis elementary schools on April 27.
On a sunny afternoon at Curtis Elementary School last week, the school’s Girls on the Run group presented a check for $1,010 to a representative of Children’s Hospital of Richmond.
Last week, UVa-Wise coach Dan Carter visited Matoaca, where he garnered commitments from two of the area’s more solid cross country runners. Matt Parker and Emily Brock, both of whom served as team captains for coach Nolan Shigley’s warriors, will continue their careers as Cavaliers.
Thomas Dale Activities Director Lee Batten recently announced the hiring of Kevin Tucker as the school’s next football coach. The appointment comes less than three weeks after long-time Dale coach Vic Williams announced his retirement.
Matoaca resident Gabe Hicks passed away last Friday at the age of 69. Hicks gained notoriety as a football coach at both Midlothian and Matoaca high schools.
L.C. Bird High served as the host of the UPA State Championships this weekend, giving a number of Bird alumni a chance to return for a reunion of sorts. There are currently 29 Bird graduates playing on their colleges’ Ultimate Frisbee teams; many of those alumni present to support the next generation of players competing for a state title.
Thomas Dale continued its winning ways by sweeping both the boys’ and girls’ district track titles in last week’s meet at Prince George. Quintin Fulghum was named the meet’s top performer in sweeping the long and triple jumps, as well as the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.