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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.

Local softball team wins championship

Sandlot Softball, a team composed mainly of L. C. Bird High School graduates, recently won the SSAA E World Championships in Fayetville, N.C., according to information from John Herrin.

Local dealership donates money, equipment to area little leagues

Heritage Chevrolet - Chester, one of seven area Chevrolet dealers that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2010 baseball season, raised nearly $23,100 in donations from the dealership and private parties, according to a press release from the business.

Friday night lights return

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.