With the last leg of the regular season over with, Thomas Dale’s boy’s and girl’s tennis teams have proven themselves formidable opposition in the Central District and the Central Region.
Multitudes of eager racers and heavy-eyed spectators gathered Sunday morning at Pocahontas State Park for this year’s Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series event. And though the event listed “Richmond” as its official host site for this particular race, Chesterfield County proudly welcomed folks to its outdoor haven off Beach Road before sending them off caked in our precious county mud.
Out of the 400 plus students currently enrolled at Chesterfield Community High School, 16 in particular have literally teamed up to accomplish something unprecedented in the school’s thirteen-year history.
Although late April marks the middle point of the regular high school season, the Thomas Dale varsity softball team feels it certainly doesn’t indicate their half-way mark.
Big things often come in small packages. One of the big things in the Dominion District right now is Nick Connor, senior shortstop and pitcher for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks. Listed at 5’10” and 170 pounds, he’s not the “ideal size” for a pitcher but possesses both a heavy bat and a strong arm, and is accomplishing some things on the diamond this season in the face of adversity.
When it comes to determination in sports, you can remember Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who made the team at Notre Dame, or Vince Papale, who seemingly came out of nowhere to play for the Philadelphia Eagles; with these victorious stories in sports, there also comes the one of despair.