WATCH: Washington & Lee, Lynchburg advance to ODAC men’s lacrosse title game
Two semifinal games were played Saturday afternoon in Lexington. In the first matchup, No. 1 seed Washington & Lee faced off against No. 5 Hampden-Sydney. The Generals tied the game up 7-7 with 30 seconds in regulation to force overtime, and Bobby Clagett scored the golden goal.
Roanoke men’s basketball ends season in ODAC semifinals with loss to Randolph-Macon
SALEM, Va. – The BasicsScore: #1 Roanoke 71 | #5 Randolph-Macon 77Records: Maroons 10-2 | Yellow Jackets 10-0Location: 2021 ODAC Basketball Tournament Semifinals - Salem, Va. Despite having the #5 seed in the ODAC Tournament, Randolph-Macon brought their #1 national ranking into the matchup with 15th ranked Maroons. The Yellow Jackets would enjoy a double-digit advantage a couple different times but each time Roanoke would close the gap. Another Mallory jumper with two minute to play would give the Yellow Jackets a 13 point lead. AdThe Yellow Jackets would make their free throws to hold on for the 77-71 ODAC Tournament win.
Region Championship Sunday: area schools vie for State Tournament berths
Burton on Wednesday for the Class 1 State Semifinals. The Maroons travel to Honaker for its State Semifinal matchup on Wednesday. Up next is an away match up at Union for the State semifinal action. The Bulldogs will play at Abingdon to start State Tournament play. The Comets reach the State Tournament in back-to-back seasons, first final four appearance in over 4 decades.
Roanoke College women win ODAC home opener against Emory and Henry
SALEM, Va. – For the first time this season, the Roanoke College women’s basketball team defended her home floor in the Cregger Center. After defeating Emory & Henry back on January 24 in a non-conference matchup, the Maroons looked to pick up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win on Thursday night. How it Happened:Renee Alquiza hit a three-pointer on Roanoke’s first possession to give the Maroons the early lead. Emory & Henry would answer with a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the contest, 8-7, with 4:30 to play in the opening period. Leading 34-30, Roanoke would end the half on a 7-0 run thanks to another Alquiza three-pointer and baskets by Hopson and Jayla Faison.
Maroons edge Ferrum on senior night, 49-48
Salem, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team honored lone senior Max Menzel on senior night. The Maroons rushed out to a 9 point lead midway through the first half, but Ferrum rallied to take a 1-point edge at halftime. A back and forth second half ended with a Roanoke bucket by Kasey Draper with 2.4 seconds left for a Maroons win 49-48. Draper led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Roanoke College moves to 2-1, 2-0 in ODAC play.
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.
Roanoke College drops season opener to Greensboro
SALEM, Va. – The Maroons were missing the dynamic duo of former Northside standouts Kasey Draper and Nick Price for its season opener against Greensboro College. But it gave others on the roster a chance to step up and for much of the night they did. Tripp Greene opened the game scoring 2 of the Maroons first 3 buckets, finishing the game with 11 points. It proved to be a back-and-forth affair in the first half that led to a 1 point halftime lead for The Pride. A layup from Trent Dawson gave Roanoke a 51-50 lead but Greensboro hit clutch shots down the stretch, securing a 67-61 win.
Roanoke College men’s basketball taking change in stride, ready for season
SALEM, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team is taking everything in stride, including an offseason where the players were essentially alone. Wherever we were, we were always trying to keep in touch and keep that team chemistry going,” junior guard Tripp Greene said. “We don’t always know what’s going to happen week to week, so we’ve got to be prepared to adapt and adjust when need be. When we practice, we practice for the best and 100%,” junior Nick Price added. “We’re just prepared for everything that comes at us so we just have to adjust going straight into the hardest part of the season.”The Maroons begin play on Jan. 23 against Hampton-Sydney.
Roanoke College Baseball coach Matt McGuire resigns
Now Roanoke College is losing their highly successful baseball coach. Matt McGuire resigns from his college baseball coaching position after racking up 168 wins in his eight years as head coach in Salem. In 2017 he led Roanoke College to a school record 35 wins, won the ODAC tournament and the NCAA Division III south regional, advancing to the Division III College World Series. McGuire led his team to a 5th straight winning season in 2019 before having action cut short in 2020 due to Covid-19. The William Byrd alum is leaving he college ranks for a sales opportunity at BSN Sports, which is a uniform, apparel and equipment company in Salem.
Roanoke College wins Cregger Invitational 86-54 over Stockton
A Jordan Taylor three-pointer would pull Stockton to within 14 at 34-20 with 2:37 to play, but RC scored eight of the final 12 points to take a 42-24 advantage at halftime. RC opened up the second-half with a 13-4 spurt and pushed its lead to 27 after a Brayden Gault bucket five minutes in. Greene, named to the All-Tournament team, led all scorers with 22 points as he knocked down six three-pointers. RC turned 15 Stockton turnovers into 28 points and the 54 points for the Ospreys ties a season low. Stockton got 13 points from all-tournament selection DJ Campbell and 12 points from fellow All-Tournament choice Kyion Flanders.
Roanoke College baseball has sights set on College World Series
The program has many firsts this year, first ODAC championship, first regional championship and first College World Series berth. "Five-year plan was by the time we get to year five, with our first recruit class seniors, we'd be competing for an ODAC title. Getting to the World Series I think a team that gets hot, gets there. Coach McGuire said after the ODAC championship that the team wasn't done, now that they have a regional title, they have their eyes set on the College World Series. With College World Series play starting Friday, the Maroons look to bring the heat to Wisconsin.