After winning 12 straight Dominion District titles, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks are no stranger to success. Last year, they took things one step further, winning their first round playoff game against Varina 21-16 before falling to Hermitage 10-0 in the Central Region Final. Bird finished at 10-2 overall.
The CHSGA outing at the First Tee in Chesterfield on August 9, resulted not only in a lot of fun, but also the latest hole-in-one recorded by an Association member. Bill Crafton, who will turn 86 on September 8, guided a 5-iron shot into the hole on No.8 green. Crafton, a member since 1993, is the first so far this season to record an “ace”.
Under head coach Mike London some would say that the University of Virginia Cavaliers experienced a renaissance of sorts last season. Finishing the season 8-5 and playing in their first bowl game since 2007 when they lost to Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl 43-24, both were improvements.
Matoaca’s golf program has made big strides over the past couple seasons. Last season, golf enthusiast heard of successes from senior Tyler Broach, who became the first golfer in school history to qualify for the state tournament.
In the 55th addition of the Boys Invitational Baseball (BIB) tournament, the CBC National team defeated Newport News last Saturday night 8-4 to secure the tournament crown, becoming the second CBC team to win the BIB in as many years and the third CBC team to win since 2008.
Even when Gerard Johnson was an eighth-grader, Meadowbrook head coach Troy Taylor knew that the current senior quarterback would be a special player. The three-year varsity player gained the starting quarterback position as a sophomore and blossomed in his junior season, throwing for 1,299 yards and 16 touchdowns.