Roger Bothe, a 2006 Thomas Dale High School graduate who led the Knights to two state soccer titles, recently signed a contract to play professionally for the local Richmond Kickers.
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On a 25-0 roll entering the region finals, the Lady Knights seemed destined for a date in the state championship final four. However, a subpar first half against Cosby and a meeting with Eastern Region juggernaut Princess Anne brought the magical season to an end.
In a year of champions at Thomas Dale, with every sport sending teams or individuals to regional or state competition, one would have expected nothing less than a superb effort from coach Eddie Goss’ Knights.
Chester Middle School’s rising eighth graders will not share the Chester Middle building with Thomas Dale High School’s freshman class next year.
A host of local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.4 grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, during the semester.