The spring athletics season is coming to a close and teams are gearing up for a playoff run. The following are teams in the area to watch as they battle for a shot at a title. Matoaca softball is enjoying an outstanding season, currently in first place in the Central District. The Warriors hope to improve on last year’s Central District tournament exit and make it back to the region.
Family, friends, teachers and coaches of the late Matthew Gwaltney packed the bleachers and surrounded the Thomas Dale Knights’ baseball field for a dedication ceremony that will forever honor Gwaltney’s leadership and hard work.
Two years ago as a freshman, Bierlein burst onto the scene at Christopher Newport winning the third spot in the rotation as a true freshman, posting a 6-0 record with a 2.29 earned run average. After posting a solid sophomore season, Bierlein has excelled in his junior season.
The Meadowbrook boys’ soccer team is operating ‘under the radar. Meadowbrook, typically a football and a basketball school, is not known for it’s spring sports prowess. It’s time to take notice.
In a closely fought race all season in boy’s tennis, Thomas Dale Knights and Matoaca Warriors were crowned Co-Central District Champions for the 2013 season. The Warriors had the edge in the standings for most of the year, but split the regular season series with the Knights.
Cheerleading has come a long way from standing on the sidelines with pompoms. Today’s sport combines gymnastics, dance and dynamic, multi-person stunts. The sport requires strength, balance, timing and flexibility. A deficiency in any of these categories puts the athlete at risk for any number of injuries.