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Fletcher battles on and off the court to make father ‘proud’

For Sara Fletcher and the Matoaca High School girls’ basketball team, it’s been a season of ups and downs. From being one of the teams at the bottom of the standings, the Warriors have rebounded to win six district games, likely good enough for a No. 5 seed in the coming District Tournament.

Former Globetrotter inspires at FCA rally

Seth Franco could write a book about beating the odds. The first white basketball player in the 60-year history of the great Harlem Globetrotters, Franco can do more than dribble two basketballs at one time. The basketball wizard, a man of strong faith, travels the country sharing his long-shot history and entertaining thousands with his special talents.

The next level

BROOKE MCELROY
Thomas Dale High School
Radford University

A senior, McElroy has elevated her inside presence for the Highlanders this season. Leading the team in rebounds and blocked shots, she has also improved her scoring average to nearly nine points per game. In a recent outing at the Robins Center versus Richmond, McElroy nearly missed a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds.

BRAXTON BYERSON
Thomas Dale High School
Virginia Union University

Fusing sports and guidance in the Bensley community

On Saturday morning, a small group of middle-aged men convened in a room adjacent to the gym at First Baptist Church of Hopewell to discuss local sports and the promising futures of young athletes. However, a handfull of these young athletes but on the win gradually unfolding in front of them.

Monarchs’ balanced attack has them at third in the Central

The Meadowbrook Monarchs have had a good season thus far with a very talented squad. The squad features some of the best bigs in the area, including Delaware signee Marvin King-Davis, who averages a double-double per contest with about 21 points per game and nearly 11 rebounds.

Medford basketball solidifies itself as a Monarch tradition

On Thursday morning, players took their positions on the polished, wooden basketball court and, while anticipating the course of the jump ball leaving the referee’s hand, weren’t at all distracted by the lively cheering coming from the bleachers.