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Bird grads McBride, Grayson combine for first Spider TD at Robins Stadium

A bone-jarring tackle at the hands of Eric McBride separated the ball from an Elon receiver, resulting in a turnover that led to a Kevin Grayson touchdown reception in the second quarter of the Spiders 27-21 victory last Saturday.

It’s a family thing: Enon family embraces soccer

Soccer is probably the most played sport in the world. With thousands of youth leagues, adult leagues, professional levels, Major League Soccer and the World Cup and International Leagues, the sport spans the globe. It’s among the most popular spectator sports in the world.

Griffith shines at nationals, Junior Olympics

Meadowbrook High School junior Jacob Griffith has had a spectacular summer as one of the nation’s premier male baton twirlers. In July, Jacob took a gold medal at the U.S. Nationals at Notre Dame and followed that up with a silver medal in the Junior Olympics held at the Convention Center in Virginia Beach in early August.

Tucker, Dale victorious in first outing

First-year coach Kevin Tucker led the Thomas Dale Knights to an opening night victory over Manchester in a fiercely competitive 20-16 ballgame in which the outcome was not decided until the very last minute.

Bird stops Matoaca in second half track meet

In a game that was marked by one big play after another, the homestanding L.C. Bird Skyhawks finally put the game away in the waning moments with a 64-yard scamper by Kie Johnson. The score, giving Bird its final 36-23 margin, capped a 184-yard effort by Johnson that included three touchdowns.

Local is state skeet shooting champion

Chesterfield County native Wayne Kidd recently won the 2010 Virginia State Skeet Championships, according to information from Kim Kidd. The championship was held last month in Chase City, Va.