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.
While roller hockey may not be at the epicenter of American sports, but where it’s alive, it’s healthy and going strong. County resident Howard Moss is out to put Chester on the roller hockey map. Moss played roller hockey most of his life and participated in hockey programs that Chester Skateland had in the early 90s.
During the holiday break, Christopher “C.J.” George, Jr, age 9, of Chesterfield joined dozens of peers of his age group nationwide for the 3rd annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl held at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
It’s almost mid-season and things are shaping up with area high school basketball. L.C. Bird continues to lead the way, with the boys ranked 7th in the state according to www.maxpreps.com and the girls undefeated at 10-0 and a ranking of 16th in the state. Both teams employ balanced attacks and rely on tough defense to generate offense.
Typically when a high school team loses five seniors, the forecast may be a bumpy one for that following season. After all, it’s a part of the high school four year cycle. For the Meadowbrook girl’s basketball team, a team that finished last season with a 21-5 record, but after losing five key contributors, it appeared to be a ‘rebuilding’ year for the Lady Monarchs.