Heading back to school starts for most students the day after Labor Day, but for the area football teams, they are back at school most of the summer, preparing for the upcoming football season. That preparation is summer workouts, leading up to practice, which for most teams starts around the beginning of August.
For the third year, the football program at Meadowbrook High School will be holding a youth football camp for ages 6-13 on July 29-30. Last year the program saw over 100 attendees and focuses on football fundamentals.
For the third year, Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) will host the PONY Baseball Bronco (11-year-olds) World Series at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge from Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 30.Teams from across the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean will travel to Chesterfield to compete in the tournament. CBC will be represented by a team of 15 11-year-old boys from Chesterfield County
Under the umbrella of the Chesterfield Youth Softball Association (CYSA), the 14 and under Matoaca team won the local “In-House” tournament at Harrowgate Park the weekend of June 24 - 26.
Former L.C. Bird High School standout Matthew Laney signed a contract July 1, 2011, to play professional baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
For some, change happens overnight. For Meadowbrook and University of Richmond graduate Justin Harper, he got to watch his life change on television.