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L.C. Bird High School Summer League; Week 1 (6/19/19)

  It felt good to once again check out some high school hoops last night, as the 2019 L.C. Bird High School Summer League continued in Chesterfield County, Virginia. There’s a couple of different summer leagues occurring throughout the 804 for these next six weeks; I’m hoping to get a look at each one. I’ve had various individuals urge me to check out L.C. Bird’s hosted two-week event,...

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2019 804 All-Star Game (3/16/19)

  I could feel the buzz and anticipation in Henrico County, VA yesterday evening immediately upon arriving to the area. It was for good reason too, as spectators would get a final look at the enormously talented 2019 class in the annual ‘804 All-Star Game.’ In its 16th year, Stephen Lewis (assistant coach at St. Christopher’s School) did an excellent job with the organization of this event...

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‘Phenom’s Picks’: K-Rob’s 804 Edition (2018-19 HS Season)

    Man, have I enjoyed covering high school hoops for the last several months. With the 2019 season officially coming to an end this weekend (3/9), I decided to put together a list of superlatives for the Richmond, VA area’s talent. Other members on the Phenom Hoops team plan to release features of their own respective regions as well; we’re titling this series, ‘Phenom’s Picks.’ Hope...

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VHSL 5B Regional Boys Championship: L.C. Bird HS vs. Varina HS (2/22/19)

  After the girls championship game had cleared, the gym started to see even more of a shift in its spectator capacity. I mean, who could blame people for wanting to come through and potentially check out the best game of the postseason in the 804? Held at Hermitage High School (Henrico, VA), the gym has plenty of seating availability, yet it got to near standing-room only as the...

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VHSL 5B Regional Girls Championship: L.C. Bird HS vs. Highland Springs HS (2/22/19)

  Two of the top Lady teams in Richmond, VA met last night at Hermitage High School (Henrico, VA) to face off in one final showdown of the 5B Regional Tournament. I saw both the L.C. Bird Skyhawks (Chesterfield, VA) and Highland Springs Springers (Highland Springs, VA) more recently during my coverage of the annual ‘Athletes for Awareness’ showcase last month. Having a good feel for how the...

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VHSL 5B Regional Semifinals: Douglas Freeman HS vs. L.C. Bird HS (2/19/19)

  After watching Varina High School (Henrico, VA) easily walk away with a win in their own semifinals matchup against Prince George High School (Prince George, VA) in the previous game, the gym began to fill even more to check out the second game of the evening: the #6 seed Douglas Freeman Rebels (Henrico, VA) arrived to take on L.C. Bird High School, slotted as the #2 seed. With a lot of...

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‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ (2/2/19)

  I guess one could say Saturday was a MOVIE in Richmond, VA. Making my way to the historic Arthur Ashe Jr. Center in the downtown area, I arrived for the 7th annual ‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ presented by ‘Team Loaded AAU.’ With plenty of online promotion and buzz, I had no doubt that members from around the city would stop by to spend some of the afternoon/evening in the gym. Those...

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‘Unsigned Senior Spotlight’: Corbin Slayton

*Photo taken by ‘Kwame Olds Photography’ Twitter: @_HandlesCrazzy Instagram: @c.moneeyy   Man, the Skyhawks at L.C. Bird High School (Chesterfield, VA) have been showing out this season! Up until a 74-61 loss at Monacan High School last night (1/30), the team had won ten straight in this month of January; now sitting at 13-3 overall. On top of that, their lowest scoring victory, out of the...

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Monacan HS @ L.C. Bird HS (1/7/19)

  Colleges in Attendance: Richmond, William & Mary, Rhode Island, VMI, Hampton, and Randolph-Macon.     I decided to open up this week by heading down to Chesterfield County, VA last night for a matchup between the L.C. Bird Skyhawks hosting the Monacan Chiefs. The two Chesterfield teams entered the Monday night contest with fairly similar records; Monacan had been 6-2, while...

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