After starting her basketball career at Catawba College, Nesmith transferred to Mount Olive College in North Carolina. The senior and business administration major is enjoying a career season in 2012-2013, averaging nearly a double-double per game at 16.2 points and 9.2 rebounds to lead the Trojans.
Junior Brianna Hayes is the quiet, soft-spoken girl often putting in extra time at practice on her form and technique for the high jump. With her hair pulled back, wearing a hooded sweatshirt the Village News watched as she cleared bar after bar in practice on a cold afternoon at Matoaca High school last Friday.
Bird’s Kenny Williams was selected as the Village News Boys’ Basketball Player of the year. Williams led a young, balanced Skyhawks team to a 24-4 record.
After making her mark in the Central Region, former Thomas Dale standout Alyssa Frye accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the College of Charleston (CofC). Nearly three seasons later, Frye has broken the CofC record for three-pointers made in a single season and in a single game.