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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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago by Staff Report.

VHSL to decide fate of fall sports July 27

Area public high schools will have to wait a little bit longer before learning whether or not there will be a fall sports season and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

‘A different level of competition’

Aliq Walker had been excited for his 2020 varsity baseball season at Prince Edward County High School. The Eagles were already coming off a heavily ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Hampden-Sydney announces Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) has announced its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The 33rd class for the Athletic Hall of Fame includes two-time Lacrosse ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood brings athletes to campus as other conferences cancel fall sports

Longwood University’s athletics department is showing signs of life after a dormancy in the spring and early summer brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancers ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Riley reflects on highlights of a legendary run

The tectonic plates of Longwood University athletics and NCAA Division I softball in the region shifted June 26 with Kathy Riley’s announcement of her retirement ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

ODAC fall planning for sports

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), which includes Hampden-Sydney College, has been in active discussions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding its impact on conference collegiate ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Fall sports decisions delayed

High schools in the area are still awaiting word from athletic governing bodies with specifics on what the fall 2020 sports season will look like. ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Legendary Longwood coach Kathy Riley announces retirement

The historic coaching career of Longwood University Softball Head Coach Kathy Riley came to a close Friday, June 26, as she announced her retirement. From ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

McKenzie named member of Big South All-Decade Team

From Longwood University lacrosse’s first game as a member of the Big South Conference, Shiloh McKenzie was a force in the Lancer backfield. Now the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Blasco earns pair of Big South All-Decade honors

In his four years as a Lancer, men’s tennis standout Amadeo Blasco has almost singlehandedly taken the Longwood University men’s tennis program to new heights. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Campbell signs with Red Sox

Longwood University right-handed pitcher Maceo Campbell will head to the professional ranks after signing a deal with the Boston Red Sox as an undrafted free ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Davis leads Keydets’ training at Fuqua

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) rising senior offensive lineman and former Fuqua School standout Brad Davis leads a group of fellow VMI football players in a ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Edwards embodies excellence

Everyone familiar with the high school football scene in the area knows the name Walter Edwards and associates him with excellence. He had a similar ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

High school sports practices may begin soon

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) has begun the process of bringing athletics back for the fall sports season after they were shut down along ... Read more

3 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Eisele leads 2020 VaSID golf honors for Tigers

Hampden-Sydney College third-year head coach Chad Eisele has been selected as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division Men’s Golf Coach of the Year ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

VHSL reinstates out-of-season practice activities

In alignment with Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Virginia’s Return to School Plan” announced on Tuesday, June 9, the VHSL Executive Committee has cleared the way for ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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