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Fall sports at Thomas Dale

The Thomas Dale boys’ volleyball program is looking to “return to that glory” in the words of first year head coach Josh Forbes. The program’s success is one of the most storied in the Central Region, as the Knights won 15 straight Central District Tournaments, a state championship in 2007, and were state runner-ups in both 2005 and 2008.

The Next Level: Green, Danaher, Johnson

A member of the 2009 state champions, Green has gone on to have a solid career at William and Mary. The former Knight had a great performance against Lafayette on September 14, logging seven tackles, forcing a fumble and returning an interception for a 25 yard touchdown as the Tribe rolled to a 34-6 victory.

Skyhawks continue to dominate opponents

Bird running back Earl Hughes earned Village News player of the week honors for an outstanding performance against the Rapids, rushing for 203 yards and a touchdown, catching two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown and returning a punt 50 yards for a touchdown as the Skyhawks cruised to victory.

The good, the bad and the win: Matoaca overcomes 14-point deficit, wins by 19

For Matoaca last Friday, it was the best of times and the worst of times. After fumbling through the first quarter and trailing 14-0 to Clover Hill, the offense was ignited by senior quarterback/running back Khalil Coleman, who electrified the Matoaca crowd scoring five touchdowns (one passing), rushing for 232 yards and passing for 83 more.

Johnson named to All-Academic tennis team at Lynchburg

Joshua Johnson is a sophomore in the Nursing School at Lynchburg College. He recently received the honor of being selected for the All-Academic Team for Tennis in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

The Next Level: Hughes, Brinkley, Rivers

In his second season, Hughes starts at free safety for Norfolk State. Thus far, he’s logged nine tackles in the team’s first two games. As a freshman in 2012 he earned his first career start at nickel back against Savannah State and registered three tackles.