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TDHS team wins volleyball invitational

The Thomas Dale High School junior varsity volleyball team won the Highland Springs Invitational JV Volleyball Championship (Gold Division) on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Highland Springs High School.

Dale quiets Matoaca to take District crown

Until this season, Thomas Dale’s Boys’ Volleyball team had never lost a district match. That streak ended with an early season loss to a much more experienced Matoaca team.

Elizabeth Davis sweeps boys’ and girls’ titles

Elizabeth Davis Middle School proved too tough for the field last Wednesday in the Southern Division Meet held at Carver Middle School. The girls’ team dominated competition, with Jeana Boersma, Dominique Grubbs, Mikayla Grubbs, Alison Jeter, Sarah Rieber, Natalie Smith and Megan Tucker all finishing in the top 15.

Big plays help Monarchs overpower Warriors

When Meadowbrook and Matoaca took the field Friday night, both teams were playing for a shot to remain alive for the state playoffs. It was a game that was circled on the calendar for both opponents, and it didn’t disappoint, as the Monarchs defeated the Warriors 42-28 in a barn burner.

Knights, Warriors dominate in district play

Coach Nolan Shigley’s Warriors were as hot as the temperatures last Wednesday in capturing the school’s first Central District Meet Championship at Battlefield Park. With four Matoaca runners finishing in the top seven, the Warriors were able to edge perennial champion Thomas Dale by 34-43. As expected, Joel Reynolds continued his domination of the Central District by repeating as individual champion.

The next level

Brett Diamond    
Matoaca High School
California University (PA) Football

Diamond led the Vulcans with 10 tackles, including three for losses, in a thrilling 18-15 OT victory over rival Indiana University (PA). The 10-tackle performance ties a career high for Brett matching his output of just a week before. Diamond has led 12th-ranked California to an 8-1 record so far this season. The 230-pound linebacker is a Division II preseason All-America candidate.