The fourth classes of inductees to the Lloyd C. Bird Athletic Hall of Fame were presented on Saturday, Oct. 1, at a ceremony held at the Country Club at the Highlands. There the Skyhawks continued their tradition of recognizing some of the finest scholar-athletes to have graced of the halls of the Chester high school that opened in the fall of 1978.
The Village News would like to honor Michaela Conway, a senior on Thomas Dale’s golf team, as this week’s female athlete of the week.
Thomas Dale and Matoaca has what could be described as a ‘good-side rivalry.’ Always a hard fought game in the Central District, both sides are always ready to play each other.
Congratulations are in order for Harrison Fink, who has been selected as the Village News male athlete of the week. Lately, the senior has been the leader of the cross country team, finishing in 2nd place in his last two events, the Goochland Invitational, helping to lead Thomas Dale into their district meets.
Coming into Friday’s game 2-0, L.C. Bird was still considered one of the top teams in the region, dispatching Thomas Dale rather handily and defeating George Wythe 42-0. L.C. Bird would face a familiar opponent in the Manchester Lancers.
With no disrespect to former running back and 2,000-yard rusher Mico Phillips, currently a red-shirted freshman at Virginia State University, it appears that Meadowbrook has answered questions about their running game this season.