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Dodgers sign local pitcher to Major League contract

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.

Meadowbrook player first in Chesterfield to be drafted by NBA

For some, change happens overnight. For Meadowbrook and University of Richmond graduate Justin Harper, he got to watch his life change on television.

Little League hosts jamboree

In concluding the spring baseball season, Central Chesterfield Little League (CCLL) hosted its first jamboree to date on Saturday, June 11, helping ballplayers five to 18 showcase their skills acquired during the season. Teams from each of the seven age-levels also battled that afternoon for Championship Day.

Lucy Corr 5K sees first female winner

At the Lucy Corr Foundation’s 10th annual 5K Run / Walk for the Future this Saturday, Amy Van Alstine, 23, became the marathon’s first ever female winner.

Virginia Credit Union awards scholarships to 7 students

Bobbi Altizer, of Chester, a student at John Tyler Community College, will attend Ferris State University in Michigan due in part to a scholarship from Virginia Credit Union. The credit union awarded college scholarships to seven students in Chesterfield County through its 2011 Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program.

Matoaca High School’s Jasmine Edwards signs letter of intent

Family, coaches and supporters gathered at Matoaca High School in May to witness Matoaca High School basketball standout Jasmine Edwards sign her letter of intent to play at Catawba College in North Carolina.