Before the days when football, basketball and the other sports invaded your TV, there were ancient cultures who threw heavy objects for sport – and one of those was the discus.
Ayanna Tweedy, L.C. Bird High School senior, signed her letter of intent to accept a four-year athletic scholarship to Bowie State located in Bowie, MD. Tweedy was surround by family and friends during the official signing on Wednesday, March 2. She will be on the school’s track and field team with a focus on the shot put.
Using a combination of talent and teamwork, coach John Twilley’s Matoaca Warriors secured the 2011 Chesterfield County Middle School Basketball Tournament crown with a thrilling 69-65 victory over the Falling Creek Panthers.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chuck Thomas, L.C. Bird
L.C. Bird coach Chuck Thomas was named the Village News’ Basketball Coach of the Year for 2010-2011. The award is given to the coach who does the most outstanding job during both the regular season and postseason.
2010 Thomas Dale graduate Billy Cullen has gotten his college baseball career at VCU off to a flying start. Primarily a pitcher for the Knights, Cullen has stepped into the role of starting left fielder for the Rams. Through the season’s first 10 games, Cullen has a .289 batting average and .391 on base percentage.
In Chester, almost anyone on the street could tell you about the deep-rooted Thomas Dale - L. C. Bird High School football rivalry; the packed stadiums with everyone young and old attending; the players and coaches becoming household names; a tradition.