L.C. Bird’s André McLean is headed back to the state track meet hoping to improve on last year’s 13th place finish in the 3,200 meter. Last week, he overcame oppressive heat, finishing fifth in the 1,600 meter and sixth in the 3,200 meter. He will represent the Central Region in both of those races next week at Sports Backers.
Chester native Michael Covert returned home from his first international swimming experience in Ireland ready to teach Quest swim team the power of team work, according to information from head coach Dudley Duncan.
Being ranked No. 1 carries a lot of pressure in sports. You’ve got a constant target on your back; you’re exposed to more pressure and, most of the time, more scrutiny. More eyes watch you because, well, you’re the best.
Last week, UVa-Wise coach Dan Carter visited Matoaca, where he garnered commitments from two of the area’s more solid cross country runners. Matt Parker and Emily Brock, both of whom served as team captains for coach Nolan Shigley’s warriors, will continue their careers as Cavaliers.
Thomas Dale Activities Director Lee Batten recently announced the hiring of Kevin Tucker as the school’s next football coach. The appointment comes less than three weeks after long-time Dale coach Vic Williams announced his retirement.