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The Next Level: Frye, Cunningham, Cruz

After a standout career sharing a backcourt with Duke guard Ka’lia Johnson at Thomas Dale, Frye has had an even more successful college career. In 2013-2014, she’s helped the Cougars to 4-4 start and leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game.

Dandridge bounces back from serious injury

MATOACA – Serious injuries are a part of sports, a pivotal part of any player’s career who suffers one. Countless athletes with loads of talent have had their careers cut short by them, but countless others have come back- in some cases stronger to prevail. It would appear that Matoaca High senior Devorian Dandridge is on his way to doing the latter, qualifying for states in the long jump with a leap of 22 ft. 6.25 in. at the Christopher Newport Winter Frolic in December after severely breaking his leg two years ago.

This Story is going somewhere

Flashing a smile at the bench, Quenswayla Story hustled back up the court in a 78-50 L.C. Bird win over Midlothian, December 12. Last year, that type of scoring effort would have been a surprise.

Local wrestlers ready to take down competition

After a recent victory against Colonial Heights, first year head coach Jeff Sargent was proud of his team’s performance and sees improvement in the program since he wrestled as a Monarch, graduating in 2007.

The Next Level: Simmons, Gunther, Johnson

A four-year letterman at Meadowbrook, Simmons averaged 10 points and five rebounds per contest as a Monarch. The big-bodied guard (6-0, 210) has enjoyed his first three seasons at Lynchburg as a valuable bench player and earned 11 starts last season and two starts this season through eight games.

BACK-TO-BACK; Skyhawks win second straight state championship

The Lloyd C. Bird High School football program has one of richest traditions in the state of Virginia. That tradition was further cemented by a big time run by Earl Hughes in the 4th quarter as the Skyhawks repeated as state champions, defeating Briar Woods 35-28 last Saturday.