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What are football coaches up to?

It is an unusual late summer and it will be an unusual fall for area football coaches. They have no scrimmages or football games to ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Four Lancers snare summer championships

During the summer, baseball players scatter across the country to compete in summer collegiate leagues. For Longwood University baseball, four players head into the school ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

VHSL draft calendar previews 2021 sports

A final plan for the 2020-21 public high school athletics schedule has not been set in Virginia, but Virginia High School League (VHSL) staff have ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Lancers react to new coach

New Longwood University Softball Head Coach Dr. Megan Brown will be taking over leadership of a roster that features many players who are veterans of ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Dawson appreciates track time

Drivers and racing teams place a lot of value on track time. Among them is Drew Dawson of Nathalie. Dawson, who finished fourth in the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Lancer duo tabbed for high school all-decade honor

A pair of Longwood University men’s soccer standouts were named high school all-decade honorees by The Free Lance-Star. Eli Carr was named to the all-decade ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Division I coaching veteran to lead Longwood softball

After a national search, Longwood University Athletics Director Michelle Meadows has named Dr. Megan Brown the new head coach of Longwood softball, selecting the coaching ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Lancer fall sports pushed to spring

The Big South Conference announced Wednesday, Aug. 12, that due to concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all fall sports season competitions will be ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Riley teams with All-American Fast Pitch

Recently retired Longwood University Softball Head Coach Kathy Riley has resumed the training of young softball players through a new partnership formed with All-American Fast ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Lancers field hockey pushed to spring

The Mid-American Conference (MAC), of which the Longwood University field hockey program is a member, announced Saturday, Aug. 8, that it will postpone all fall ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Former Lancer star to coach Falcons

One of the all-time great players in the history of Longwood University’s softball program will be leading Fuqua School’s varsity softball and girls basketball programs, ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

15 Tigers play in summer leagues

Fifteen members of the Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) baseball team have played and/ or are playing in various 2020 summer leagues. Rising junior Kieran Conway played ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

The strangest year as a sports editor continues

In the spring when the COVID-19 pandemic led to the shutdown of all spring sports and then when the shutdown extended to Dixie all-star season, ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Rostan selected to IMLCA Hall of Fame

The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) recently announced its 2020 Hall of Fame Class with former Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) Head Coach Ray Rostan as ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Sports still find a way to exist

Sports have been relatively scarce in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but some athletic opportunities still exist for area residents, both locally and around the ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Area golfers compete in championships

The Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association Championships drew 60 young participants from eight counties to Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country Club in Bracey on Thursday, ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Recruiting yields 9 women’s soccer newcomers

In the latest influx of players for Longwood University’s women’s soccer program that is among the winningest in the Big South since joining the conference ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Dominion Energy Classic to have no spectators

Tournament officials recently announced that as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Dominion Energy Charity Classic will be played without spectators in ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Strong setup for championships

Members of the Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association got in a good nine-hole round of golf during a Thursday, July 23, tournament at Lunenburg Country ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

No football would be big deal financially for high school sports programs

It has long been understood by many that across the many different levels on which it is played, football is a key moneymaker and carries ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

VHSL votes to play all three sports seasons in early 2021

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced Monday, July 27, that its executive committee voted 34-1 to go with Model 3 of the three previously ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Friday night lights go dark

The fall of 2020 will be defined, in part, by a startling absence. As of Wednesday, July 22, it was confirmed that due to the ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

ODAC postpones fall, winter sports

After extensive deliberations, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Presidents Council voted to postpone conference competition and championships for fall and winter sports through the ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Big South to begin fall sports Sept. 3

While Hampden-Sydney College will not be playing fall sports this year, Longwood University will begin its fall season in September. “With a priority for the ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Area ADs discuss options for high school sports

Public high school athletics directors (AD) in the area confirmed football is not an option this fall, and they favor starting 2020-21 athletic activities with ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

South Boston Speedway sets open practice for July 24

South Boston Speedway officials, continuing with plans to host a 2020 season, have scheduled an open practice for Friday, July 24. The open practice will ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Six Lancers named to academic all-state team

Six Longwood University student-athletes representing five different programs were honored for their academic and athletic achievements in June with recognition on the Virginia Sports Information ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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