On February 1st, the Richmond Flying Squirrels held their 2nd annual hot stove banquet. Last year's banquet was an astounding success, adding spirit to baseball fans in Richmond everywhere as they were treated with meeting baseball stars Darryl Strawberry, Tommy John and Billy Wagner.
February 1st was an important day in both high school and college athletics- national signing day. High schoolers who have been recruited have an opportunity to choose and announce where they are going to school, and colleges and their fans across the country can begin to see what they will add to the mix for the upcoming season.
In what most would call a one horse race, there are still six teams playing meaningful basketball for seeding in next week’s Central District Tournament. Two of those teams, Meadowbrook and Thomas Dale have been chasing juggernaut Petersburg all season long, helping to develop a rivalry along the way.
For the third year, Meadowbrook High School will be hosting its Championship Football Coaches Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 25. from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook High School.
Matoaca Elementary School was buzzing last Wednesday evening with students and their families returning to participate in fun challenges that inspired healthy eating and physical activity. The healthy event was provided by grants through the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program.
The Thomas Dale Knights were looking for one thing last Friday night when they traveled to Central District rival Hopewell, and that was to avenge the loss they were dealt on their home floor back on December 2nd. The Knights jumped out to an early lead, and never lost it as they defeated Hopewell by a count of 88-77.