Aluma, Sheppard named ACC Players of the Week
Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) celebrates a score during the second half of the University of Virginia - Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Saturday January 30 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – After turning in two double-doubles last week, Keve Aluma earned two prestigious awards on Monday, earning Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week. On the Women’s side of the ACC, Virginia Tech senior guard Aisha Sheppard has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and Syracuse center Kamilla Cardoso is the ACC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. 1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. On Sunday, the Alexandria, Virginia, native added 16 points and four assists, as Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina, 73-69.
Rockbridge football striving for perfection
LEXINGTON, Va. - Head coach Mark Poston's Wildcats are coming off a 6-5 season and a playoff berth out of the Valley district. They're returning good numbers and good talent, including a former 1st and 10 Player of the Week in quarterback Ty Ruley. They listen and we got a smart football team and that's kind of surprising because of how young we are," Poston said. "We're very very coachable and the kids have listened, they know the system works and they believe in it." "Like a coach says, stupid people make stupid mistakes," wide receiver Elijah Rogers said.
Pulaski Yankees drop series opener with Johnson City
PULASKI, Va. – Reigning Appalachian League Player of the Week Alexander Vizcaino took the mound for the Pulaski Yankees, but a four-run third inning led the Johnson City Cardinals to a 9-3 win on Tuesday night. Brandon Riley doubled off the wall in right field followed by a RBI single by Donivan Williams to make it 1-0. In the ninth, Michael Perri doubled home two runs followed by a Moises Castillo RBI single to round out the scoring. The Pulaski Yankees return to Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park tomorrow, July 25 for the second of three against the Johnson City Cardinals. The first 100 fans who bring a toy donation will receive a GA ticket good for any remaining 2018 Pulaski Yankees home game.