The Next Level: Chamberlin, Diamond, Topping

Chamberlin started his baseball career at Virginia Wesleyan before transferring to Hampden Sydney as a junior. The former Matoaca standout catch made immediate impact for the Tigers in the 2013 season, playing in 32 out of the team’s 41 games.

Bird’s Austin Gammon inks with Virginia Wesleyan

Austin Gammon signed his National Letter of Intent last Thursday to play baseball for Virginia Wesleyan University. For Bird, Gammon plays a variety of positions including catcher, third base and the outfield, but Virginia Wesleyan envisions developing him as a full-time catcher.

Area teams ready for post-season

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.

Thomas Dale dedicates baseball field to the late Mathew Gwaltney

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.

The Next Level: Bierlein, Tollison, Lodge

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.

Monarchs soccer, Eritrean standout look to knock off powerhouse Knights

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.