For the Grobens, soccer is a “family thing.” Thomas Dale boys soccer has been one of the most successful programs in the Central Region over the past 15 years, and for six years, the Knights featured a member of the Groben family in the goal.
When Robert Johnson Sr. and Tamara Johnson learned they were having a son, it was a celebration. Now the couple has three sons, all of which attended or currently attend L.C. Bird High School. Johnson is living a dream as, beginning in fall 2015, there’s a very good chance he’ll have three sons playing Division-I sports.
It wasn’t until Sunlee and Helen Nguyen’s oldest daughter started playing on the Meadowbrook tennis team as a freshman that tennis exploded with popularity in the Nguyen household. Now, it’s a way of life.
It would be a fair assessment to say that Thomas Dale freshman Jacob Johnson can swim like a fish.
The indoor track season saw solid team efforts from the Thomas Dale girls and boys, as well the Matoaca boys. Individual standouts were plentiful as well. Here’s a preview of who to watch for during the upcoming outdoor season.
Bird softball has a new coach, Deanna Owens, and a new outlook for the 2014 season. “Having a new coach really brought us together,” said catcher Carrie Cochran. “The chemistry is unreal.”