Lynchburg Hornets win 2021 ODAC Baseball Championship with walk-off
After nine years and 327 games later, University of Lynchburg baseball is back on top of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as the Hornets defeated Shenandoah University 9-8 in walk-off fashion on Fox Field Saturday afternoon to claim Lynchburg’s ninth title in program history.
Lynchburg women’s basketball using length and versatility to advantage in 2021
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg lady Hornets went 13-14 overall last year, but head coach Katie Crump says maturity and experience will be the catalyst in games this season. “We’ve got so much experience coming back, we did lose a few,” Crump said. Another asset Lynchburg possesses is length and versatility, which was on display in Saturday’s opener. “What’s really cool about our team is really versatile, anywhere on the court we have assets that can knock the ball down,” Quarrels said. And while 2021 started off with a close loss to Bridgewater, they know the energy will carry them far.
ODAC Hoops: Roanoke men win conference opener, Lynchburg women fall to Bridgewater
ROANOKE, Va. – After losing its season opener to Greensboro on Wednesday, the Roanoke College Maroons opened up ODAC play with much more intensity, leading to a 66-55 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, who were picked 4th as preseason favorites, welcomed the return of former Northside Viking Kasey Draper who made his season debut--tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the Hive in Lynchburg, the women opened up ODAC play with Bridgewater. On the road, the Ferrum women also came up short to Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets saw 4 players notch double-digit scoring performances including Cheridan Hatfield who lead with 16 points and Aimee Debell who added 15 points and 19 rebounds.
Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state
"The WSDA is not selling any Asian giant hornet specimens,'' spokesman Karla Salp said in response to questions from the public. Another 85 Asian giant hornets in the nest were vacuumed into a special container and died. WSDA will continue setting traps through at least November in hopes of catching any more Asian giant hornets still in Whatcom County. A small group of Asian giant hornets can kill an entire honey bee hive in a matter of hours. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom.
Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest
Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)BLAINE, Wash. – Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The real threat from Asian giant hornets — which are 2 inches (5 centimeters) long — is their devastating attacks on honeybees, which are already under siege from problems like mites, diseases, pesticides and loss of food. Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia are the only places the hornets have been found on the continent. The nest was found after the state Agriculture Department trapped some hornets this week and used dental floss to attach radio trackers to some of them.
Were taking the precautions we need to: University of Lynchburg students return to campus for mix of in-person, online classes
LYNCHBURG, Va. A temperature check at the door is part of the new normal on the University of Lynchburgs campus. Walton said a majority of students are learning through a mix of online and face-to-face classes during the week. Mainly labs, one credit classes, activity-based classes that might be outside, Walton said. Youre safe if you come here. Youre safe if youre walking around the community to go to stores and every place because were taking the precautions we need to, David said.
Jordan announces first donations from $100 million pledge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan has started sharing details of where some of his $100 million pledge to the Black community will be allocated. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted Peoples and Families Movement will each receive $1 million, while Black Voters Matter, which works to increase voter registration and turnout, will get $500,000 it was announced Wednesday. Jordan, who made the $100 million pledge to the Black community back in June, said the money will support social justice, economic justice and education and awareness. Im all in with Jordan Brand, the Jordan Family and our partners, who share a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black Communities in the U.S.," Jordan said in a statement Wednesday. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Jordan talks to Hornets about being uncomfortable, winning
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Michael Jordan helped build the Chicago Bulls into a winner as a player. Jordan took questions from players and spoke directly about the difference between what it takes to win in the regular season and the playoffs. Hornets center Cody Zeller said that was an important message for a young team to hear. Hornets guard Terry Rozier joked that after watching the Last Dance he probably would have got into a few fistfights with Jordan, too. One thing with being teammates with guys in this league is you have to learn who they are first.
Where are they now: Jason White on jumping to new heights
ROANOKE, Va. We first introduced you to Jason White in 2017, when he was jumping to new heights as a Cave Spring Knight. As he took his talents north to Shenandoah University, White held on to core values he had come to cherish. Setting goals in school and out of school and I took it to college and it helped a lot, White said. Get that school record. White set high personal expectations early in his career because as he tells it, theres always more work to be done.