High school football is returning to the area with a vengeance, as Thomas Dale looks to continue its success and defend its Division 6 state championship and other area schools look to complete unfinished business from the 2009 season.
With the departure of three legendary coaches at Thomas Dale High School last school year, change in the athletic program will be inevitable. What we don’t anticipate, however, is any change in the Knights’ success, which saw them capture every Central District title last fall.
“We’ve got great kids here, but it is simply a matter of getting them to commit to a sport such as cross country,” said coach Seth Kistner. In a nutshell, that seems to be the story across the board when assessing the fall sports program at L.C. Bird High School.
Fall sports are well under way at our local high schools and nowhere can you find greater enthusiasm than among the athletes and coaches at Matoaca High School.
Seven-year-old Justin LaRue loves making pars and birdies. At an age when most kids who try to hit a golf ball experience little success, Justin is accustomed to hitting it both long and straight. Last month, Justin competed in the U.S. Kids World Championships at the Mid-Pines Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.