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Flashing a smile at the bench, Quenswayla Story hustled back up the court in a 78-50 L.C. Bird win over Midlothian, December 12. Last year, that type of scoring effort would have been a surprise.

Local wrestlers ready to take down competition

After a recent victory against Colonial Heights, first year head coach Jeff Sargent was proud of his team’s performance and sees improvement in the program since he wrestled as a Monarch, graduating in 2007.

The Next Level: Simmons, Gunther, Johnson

A four-year letterman at Meadowbrook, Simmons averaged 10 points and five rebounds per contest as a Monarch. The big-bodied guard (6-0, 210) has enjoyed his first three seasons at Lynchburg as a valuable bench player and earned 11 starts last season and two starts this season through eight games.

BACK-TO-BACK; Skyhawks win second straight state championship

The Lloyd C. Bird High School football program has one of richest traditions in the state of Virginia. That tradition was further cemented by a big time run by Earl Hughes in the 4th quarter as the Skyhawks repeated as state champions, defeating Briar Woods 35-28 last Saturday.

The Next Level: King-Davis, Barnett, White

After a dominant senior season for the Monarchs in which he averaged 22.8 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game and three blocks per contest, King-Davis became a Blue Hen.

Bird’s defense shuts down Salem, Skyhawks to state final

An old adage states that defense wins championships. While it hasn’t yet resulted in a championship in 2013 for L.C. Bird Skyhawks, it allowed them to advance to the state final to take on Briar Woods this Saturday at 12:07 p.m. at UVA’s Scott Stadium to win one.