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SPORTS FAMILIES: Nguyen, lose or draw

It wasn’t until Sunlee and Helen Nguyen’s oldest daughter started playing on the Meadowbrook tennis team as a freshman that tennis exploded with popularity in the Nguyen household. Now, it’s a way of life.

Jacob Johnson sets new statewide swimming record in backstroke

It would be a fair assessment to say that Thomas Dale freshman Jacob Johnson can swim like a fish.

Track teams led by all around athletes

The indoor track season saw solid team efforts from the Thomas Dale girls and boys, as well the Matoaca boys. Individual standouts were plentiful as well. Here’s a preview of who to watch for during the upcoming outdoor season.

Skyhawks look to compete on the diamond in Conference 12, Monarchs season looks hopeful

Bird softball has a new coach, Deanna Owens, and a new outlook for the 2014 season. “Having a new coach really brought us together,” said catcher Carrie Cochran. “The chemistry is unreal.”

Skyhawks to hold annual Big Ball Tournament, Home Run Derby May 17

L. C. Bird High School, home of the Skyhawks, announced they will be holding their annual L.C. Bird Co-Ed Big Ball Tournament and Home Run Derby on Saturday, May 17. The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 with games beginning at 8 a.m.

Knights invite community to commemorate Matt Gwaltney on April 10

On Tuesday, April 10, Thomas Dale High School is dedicating its baseball field to the late Matt Gwaltney, who was killed in the Virginia Tech shooting on April 16, 2007.