Over the last nine years, the Chester YMCA Training Team has grown from about 20 members to nearly 300. An excited and experienced coaching staff greeted a record number of participants last Saturday morning at Thomas Dale, kicking off a 10-week program preparing runners and walkers of all skill levels for the Monument Avenue 10k.
Thomas Dale football coach Vic Williams is no stranger to success. Though a state title was 23 years in the making, he has developed more than 100 kids into student-athletes.
After a long process of sorting through several full-ride academic and athletic scholarships from top-notch schools, Connor Kaufmann, a senior at Lloyd C. Bird High School, was holding out for the choice that was best for his academic career, as well as his passion for baseball. Finally, on Dec. 10 at 5:01 p.m. the offer he was looking for arrived.
Eddie Goss’ coaching career began the year a man walked on the moon. It didn’t begin in Chester, but rather in Floyd County in southwestern Virginia. His first victory came against Carroll County High School.
Coach Mike Moore is building quite a wrestling program in southern Chesterfield County. With all-state caliber wrestlers Blake Roulo and Josh Clark providing the leadership, the Warriors are off to a fantastic start to the 2009-2010 season.
Saturday, Dec. 12, proved to be a historic day for the Knights of Thomas Dale and all of the parents, family and friends who sat on cold bleachers, often in the rain, and cheered on the team. The team’s regular season victories and the playoffs all culminated in this Saturday at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, as Thomas Dale met Lake Braddock to battle for the Central District State Championship.