Thomas Dale’s central region powerhouse volleyball team entered their match last week versus Matoaca on somewhat of a down note. The Knights had lost two of their last three to James River and Cosby and were nearly upended by district rival Colonial Heights.
The Thomas Dale field hockey team defeated the Matoaca Warriors 3-0 last week in spite of a somewhat sluggish Monday afternoon effort. In the post-game huddle, Coach Beth Jaeckle urged her troops “to keep playing . . . . we have to beat our man, not just defend.”
Heritage Chevrolet is one of 11 Chevrolet dealers from the Richmond area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues and helped raise close to $37,965 in total donations from the dealership and private parties in the area. During the 2009 baseball season, Central Chesterfield Little League received both monetary and equipment donations as well as the opportunity to raise up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser.
Freshman Griffin Clark’s 75 took medalist honors in the 2009 Central Region Golf Tournament, held at Meadowbrook Country Club last Tuesday. Clark will lead the Knights into the Central Region Tournament, where he will be one of a handful of players favored to earn medalist honors. The only freshman on the senior-laden team, Clark is the son of Petersburg CC Head
Recognized as one of our nation’s greatest high school football rivalries, the Battle of Chester is also a multigenerational social event of the season. It is an event that carries little in the way of animosity, but instead an extra heaping of good-natured ribbing. On the Bird sideline this year was freshman Tiffany Stevens, a flutist in the Marching Skyhawk band, who was experiencing her first Bird-Dale game. Stevens commented, “There has been tremendous enthusiasm all week.
Thirty years ago, Aubrey Lindsey, the freshly-appointed principal of the brand-new L.C. Bird High School, was summoned to the legendary Wilson Crump’s office. When Lindsey arrived, Crump handed him an envelope that contained a $30,000 check. A stunned Lindsey listened as Crump directed him to establish a first-class athletic program. Crump continued, “They need to look good when they take the field.” Then he added, “Get the best coaching staff you can to lead them.” With this huge assist from Crump, Lindsey did his part in giving birth to what was to become a Bird athletic dynasty.