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.
Overstreet runs Wasps past Ferrum 17-0
Grayson Overstreet rushed for 196 yards and a pair of scores as Emory & Henry beat Ferrum in the season opener for both teams. Hunter Taylor was 9-27 passing for 101 yards for the Wasps (1-0, 1-0 ODAC). Titus Jones was 16-39 passing for 199 yards for Ferrum (0-10, 0-1 ODAC), while Tmahdae Penn made five receptions for 104 yards. The shutout loss was Ferrum’s first in 20 years, since falling 10-0 to Emory & Henry September 9, 2000 in Ferrum.
Hollins opts out of basketball season, four spring sports
ROANOKE, Va. – Hollins University recently announced it will not be participating in any high risk spring sports--women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s indoor track and field or women’s lacrosse-- due to COVID concerns. This comes after it decided in December to opt out of the basketball season. Protocols that Hollins plans to continue to adhere to. When you’re not competing it’s hard to practice for weeks and weeks. A full time out so to speak, for what could be a great run for the Hollins next season.
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.
Ferrums Adams looks ahead to an uncertain Fall
Ferrum, Va. area college football programs--are like all the rest of us learning new protocols. and taking things day by day as we wait to see how the fall will be handled--from the president to the governor to the each individual conference..and so on. ferrum alum cleive adams was named the panthers new head coach back in march after spending time at averett. In terms of the team and the program, I dont feel disconnected from the team. What I do feel is the same uncertainty as everybody else and just hoping we get some final answers on what things need to look like moving forward.
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.
Washington & Lee cancels fall athletics
Lexington, Va. Release courtesy of Washington & Lee University:Washington and Lee University announced on Friday that it will not compete in any athletic competition during the fall semester of 2020. Washington and Lee Athletics Fall 2020 Return to Campus Q&AWhat sports will be able to compete during the fall semester? Will fall and winter season teams be able to compete during the Winter or Spring Terms? As mentioned in Question #4, we are investigating opportunities with the NCAA to designate the fall season as the non-traditional season for our fall sport teams. If this opportunity is granted, fall season athletes would have the opportunity to have sixteen practices over a five-week period during the fall semester.
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.
Roanoke Women fall in ODAC tournament semifinal
SALEM, Va. – Saturday’s ODAC tournament semifinals proved to be competitive matchups. On the women’s side, Roanoke College and Guilford College were back and forth in the final quarter before the Quakers could pull away for the 66-61 victory. On the men’s side, Roanoke College had a chance to take the lead with just seconds remaining. But a missed shot led to a 60-59 Randolph-Macon victory. The Yellow Jackets will play Virginia Wesleyan in the championship, after the Marlins defeated the Hornets of Lynchburg.
Roanoke College #4, Lynchburg #5 in ODAC Men's Basketball preseason poll
Salem, Va. - (Courtesy- ODAC press release)A few things jump out at you when reviewing the 2019-20 ODAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll. Defending champion Guilford College tops the chart with 136 points powered by six first place votes from the league's head coaches. Virginia Wesleyan University and Randolph-Macon College are locked in second with 131 markers each. Guilford College (6) 136 pts. Randolph-Macon College (3) 131 pts.
Roanoke College sweeps baseball doubleheader from Lynchburg
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke College swept a pair from Lynchburg college to advance in the ODAC baseball tournament. The wins were 10-1 and 10-4 over the Hornets. The Maroons advance to the double elimination final four bracket in Lynchburg next weekend.
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.