This past weekend’s “super regional” was necessitated by the recent barrage of winter weather in central Virginia, but it was generally well received by athletes and fans alike.
Many local teams and athletes are experiencing tremendous success this season in basketball and wrestling, but the one foe they are having trouble staving off is the snow the area has experienced over the last month and a half.
Andre Coble, Meadowbrook’s “do everything” star, made it official on Feb. 3 by inking his letter of intent to Temple University. No longer the team that was kicked out of the Big East a few years ago, the Owls, under former UVa assistant Al Golden, have established themselves as an up-and-coming power in eastern football. Temple won nine games in 2009, earning a date with UCLA in the Eagle Bank Bowl.
With its quick strikes and slow, agonizing submission holds, mixed martial arts is not a sport for the faint of heart. But, the stamina it demands from its fans pales in comparison to the extreme dedication required of its fighters, two of whom call Chester home.
Matoaca, Elizabeth Davis and Salem Church have all advanced to quarterfinal play in the 2010 CCPS Middle School Basketball Tournament by virtue of first round victories last Thursday. They join the Falling Creek Panthers, who earned a first-round bye with their 11-1 regular season record.
“The only thing better than running club meeting once a week would be if we met twice a week,” exclaimed seventh grader Emily Johnson. Johnson is one of a gym-full of Chester Middle School students who meet each Wednesday during the winter months.