District races across all spring sports are heating up with the temperatures (if Mother Nature decides to make up her mind, anyway). One of the races most intriguing is Central District baseball. Five teams are closely involved in the playoff race: Prince George, Thomas Dale, Dinwiddie and Matoaca, and while on currently on the outside looking in, Colonial Heights is looking to make a run as well.
Drive Technology, a Chester-based race team, is gearing up for the K & N series’ Blue Ox 100 on Thursday evening at Richmond International Raceway. The goal for team owner Shayne Lockhart and his driver, 19 year old Sam Hunt is to eventually be racing under the lights on Saturday night. The team, comprised of many Chester residents, is poised to do so. “We’ve got a very dedicated crew; we’re here working to get better,” said Lockhart. “Most of our crew members remain dedicated while balancing full-time jobs and families.”
Jessica Underwood reeled in a monster sized catfish, weighing 64 lb. 2 oz. on April 11 during a family fishing trip.
Driskill had an outstanding career at Matoaca high school, posting a .409 career batting average while racking up four All-Central District honors and two second-team All-Metro and All-Region honors playing behind the plate.
Jermott had a standout career at Thomas Dale, winning the 2010 Athlete of the Year award for the Knights. The junior has had a great season so far in 2013 setting personal bests in both the 60m and 200m.
L.C. Bird standout first baseman Bryce Harman has a bright future. Whether that future starts at East Carolina University this coming fall or in the uniform of a minor league team on the road to the major leagues, the slugger seems bound for success.