Hidden Valley sends five spring athletes to the next level
Hidden Valley had five spring athletes sign their National Letter of Intent Friday. Swimmer Meagan Baxley is off to Washington and Lee, Titan goalie Rio Jarrett is going to Concord University, and three lacrosse players are moving on. Landon Blackshear to Bridgewater, Tyler Duffey to Averett, and Connor McGarry to Pfeiffer University.
Debate continues over future of Washington and Lee’s name
LEXINGTON, Va – More and more alumni of Washington and Lee University are calling for a new name for the commonwealth’s second-oldest college. In its nearly 300 year existence, Washington and Lee University has had many different names. “I think that changing the name of the school is an important step in helping to make the campus of more diverse and welcoming environment,” Washington and Lee University Alumna Betsy Green said. Alumni members of the group The Generals Redoubt remain committed to preserving the college’s namesakes. AdThe university has not said when a decision would be made about the potential change.
#25 Bridgewater stifles Washington & Lee
But, Bridgewater responded with a 7-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to take a 23-14 lead with 1:23 remaining. Scroggins found sophomore wide-out Devonte Smith with a 17-yard touchdown pass for the nine-point lead at the break. Pollard led W&L by rushing 12 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, and passing for 45 yards and another touchdown. Bridgewater totaled 352 yards of offense paced by Scroggins, who completed 28-of-39 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm contest.
Washington & Lee rolls to victory over Ferrum
LEXINGTON, Va. - Courtesy: Generalsports.com/Brian LaubscherLEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee football team scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and held Ferrum to just 177 total yards in registering a 30-10 victory over the Panthers on Saturday at Wilson Field. W&L opened the scoring with 9:58 left in the second quarter when sophomore running back Alex Wertz (Sterling, Va. / Dominion) scored on a 7-yard touchdown run. Laughlin amassed 52 rushing yards on eight carries and he also completed 6-of-8 passes for 73 yards and one score. First-year running back Joe Burris III led the way with 58 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries. Washington and Lee will now enjoy a bye week, before returning to action on October 19 at Emory & Henry.
Washington & Lee drops decision to Dickinson
Dickinson used a 9-play, 95-yard drive to assume a 10-0 lead at the 12:20 mark of the second quarter. Junior quarterback Tim Graham hooked up with sophomore wide receiver Daniel Bathon for a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the Red Devils the 10-point lead. The PAT failed following a low snap and the Red Devils carried a 13-6 lead into the break. Junior quarterback Robert Geiss scored on a 2-yard touchdown run nine plays later to put the game away. Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Sewanee for a 1:00 pm contest.
No one injured after 50-60 trees fall during storms in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Va. - Fifty to 60 large trees are down at VMI and Washington and Lee in Lexington. This was caused by a wet microburst during the thunderstorms that rolled through Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. 10 News is on the scene and reports that no one is hurt. Some are without power in the area due to fallen trees on power lines. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Patriots, Knights sign athletes to next level
Roanoke, Va. – At Patrick Henry High School and Cave Spring High School no less than 22 more athletes are heading to the next level. Eleven student-athletes are moving on from each school. The two schools held signing day events to honor the athletes. Here's a complete list of Wednesday athletes from PH:Matt Muller to Washington and Lee (wrestling)Theo Thaxton to King College (wrestling)Tombola Sindihebura to Campbellsville University (wrestling)Elle Prillaman to Washington and Lee (girls soccer)Jonte Murray to Shenandoah University (football)Isley Hopson to UVA Wise (football)Vince Wheeler to Rhodes College in Memphis (golf)Taylor Eichelberger to Norfolk State (volleyball)Corbin Turner to Roanoke College (track)Rob Mohr to Sewanee University in Tennessee (track)Olivia Offermann to Elon University (soccer)Here is the list of athletes and their choices from Cave Spring: