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Traveling alone this week for the 30th Scott Robertson Memorial, Gabriella Then is staying with a host family for the 30th Scott Robertson Memorial. Thus far, her home away from home at “Mister Rogers’ Place” has been quite enjoyable. Prepped by a cart tour of Roanoke Country Club’s Dogwood nine Thursday from her host Bob Rogers, the Californian fired 5-under-par 66 Friday to take the first-round lead in the girls’ 15-18 division. “Mr.
HELLO, OFFENSE: Salem unloaded season highs in runs, hits and extra-base hits and got strong work from three pitchers to defeat Frederick 10-2 on Friday in front of 3,774 at Salem Memorial Ballpark. WHERE'S THAT BEEN? The Red Sox recorded just 14 hits combined in their most recent homestand against Carolina. They returned home from a 2-4 road trip and took control with seven runs in the first three innings.
Living on the farthest eastern border of Timesland, Forest’s Zachary Bauchou had been somewhat of an unknown quantity to other junior golfers in the Roanoke Valley area. Well, the kid whose family lives on the 13th hole of London Downs Golf Course certainly has blown his cover to those in these parts in recent months. Bauchou, a 17-year-old sophomore at Forest’s ultra-private Timberlake Christian School who basically does most of his golfing damage at
Texan Matthew Perrine decided to enter his first Scott Robertson Memorial because he has some friends that reside in this part of the United States. “I like it over here, so I came over here to see what I can do,” the Austin native said. “It’s a good part of the country. Now, I say it’s a great part of the country.” Only minutes earlier, Perrine had posted a 5-under-par 66
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Virginia Tech scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit and give the Hokies a 4-3 win over Notre Dame on day one of the NCAA tournament. Virginia Tech (35-19), the third seed in the Lexington Region, scored first as Kat Banks hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. Notre Dame (43-13), the second seed,
BUCHANAN — It took an extra game and an extra inning to determine the regular-season baseball champion of the Blue Ridge District. Pitcher Mark Hendricks tossed his glove in the air in celebration after Alleghany beat William Byrd 6-5 in eight innings Friday in a special playoff for the district regular-season title at James River High School. “That was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life,” said Hendricks,
When offensive catalyst Emanuel Scere picked up a yellow card in the 21st minute Friday night, there was no reason for Patrick Henry to panic. The Patriots had been there before. In the first of three meetings this year with George Washington, Patrick Henry had lost Scere to a red card but rallied for an overtime victory in Danville. A second yellow card Friday night would have resulted in a
After four high school baseball slugfests in five days, Patrick Henry figured to run out of pitching. As for the bats, no way they’re staying that hot. Right? No sir. The Patriots kept right on trucking straight through to the trophy ceremony after stopping guest Franklin County 7-4 in the Western valley District tournament final Friday. It was an unlikely but winning combination of stout pitching, clutch hitting and reliable
Katherine Smith must be wondering why she didn't choose a different sport to coach. One like basketball or volleyball where the outcome usually is decided in 90 minutes or less. Instead, Smith picked tennis. Friday, the Patrick Henry coach spent five hours at River's Edge including a one-hour rain delay before the Patriots notched a 5-2 victory over Franklin County to win the Northwest Region girls championship. "These long matches
SALEM — The third time was the charm for the Patrick Henry girls’ lacrosse team. Thanks in large part to a stellar defensive performance, the Patriots avenged two regular season losses to Salem with a 9-6 victory over the Spartans in the West Division final on Friday night. Ashley Lemon scored four goals for the Patriots (13-3) and Maddie Blackwell added two more. Lockard Douthat, Anne Johnson and Anna Kate
RICHMOND - The North Cross boys tennis team was dominant in Friday's VISAA Division II state semifinals, downing Norfolk Collegiate 5-1 to advance to today's championship match. In the five matches won by North Cross, no opponent took more than 4 games in the 10-game single-set format. "We heard reports that we be much better than they would be," North Cross coach Robert Robillard said. "But it was surprising that
Salem Red Sox ace Henry Owens picked a good time to have one of the longest innings of his professional career. Without his struggles in the first inning at Myrtle Beach last Saturday, the Roanoke Valley might have missed out on some radio gold. Sox broadcaster Evan Lepler got to spend the bottom half of that frame in the booth with one of his childhood heroes, Dennis Haskins - known
BALTIMORE - All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the
BALTIMORE — Everything’s a go for Orb. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course. “He’s really settled in well. He seems to be energetic about what he’s doing so I couldn’t be more pleased,” trainer Shug McGaughey said on a warm and sunny Friday morning. “We’re excited about
FERRUM - Darren Hodges has resigned as head baseball coach at Ferrum College. Hodges left to pursue other interests, according to a news release from the school. Hodges was an assistant coach from 1998-2007, then was promoted to head coach, where he led the Panthers to a 100-106 record over six seasons. Hodges coached 20 all-USA South selections, including USA South player of the year for 2012, Paul Jaglowski. The
CONCORD, N.C. — There is that lasting image of Dick Trickle in the Winston 500 lighting up a cigarette while driving his stock car with his knees during a caution lap. He places the cigarette through a hole he carved in his helmet for a quick toke and exhales. The green flag hits and out the window goes the cigarette butt and back to racing goes Trickle. “Dick always had
ZEBULON, N.C. - Ryan Battaglia's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a three-run rally for Carolina in a 5-4 win over the Salem Red Sox on Thursday. Salem (17-21) led 4-2 going to the bottom of the ninth, after solid pitching performances from starter Henry Owens and middle reliever Noe Ramirez . Ramirez and Owens allowed only two earned runs over seven innings, and Ott pitched
Since the Scott Robertson Memorial’s strength of field bulked up in the late 1990s, there has yet to be a player from Timesland to win the crown in the older boys and girls divisions. Could this be the year the drought finally ends? Certainly, the odds appear to be better than in past years for the area’s top junior golfers. Not only do both fields appear to be a tick or
BALTIMORE — Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd. Never caused problems. Never raised a ruckus. Never got sick or hurt while frolicking in the fields of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., with his pals, or when he was learning how to be a racehorse at Niall Brennan’s farm in Ocala, Fla. Did everything asked of him. “A model citizen,” said
Jamie Garst had mixed feelings when he announced he was leaving teaching and coaching baseball at Salem High School for an assistant principal's post at Andrew Lewis Middle. Garst had no conflicted emotions whatsoever when it came to discussing Spartans senior Zach Mineroldi. "He has been outstanding, just outstanding," Garst said. Tough, too. Pitching in a 9-5 loss to against Hidden Valley Tuesday, he took a shot back to the
As much as coaches tend to move around, having two in one household doubles the odds that one or both will soon be a candidate for another job. Such was the case with Ulysses and Felicia Hardy. Ulysses Hardy announced this week that he was leaving Auburn High School, where he’d been the girls basketball coach the past two seasons. The move came at a convenient time for the family.
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