Sports & Outdoors
Three local charities — the Agape Center, Lake Christian Ministries and SML Good Neighbors — will share the proceeds from Tee it Up for SML, a golf tournament held Sept. 14 hosted by Riddick Home Services.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boys’ soccer team faced off against the Timberlake Christian School in their first scrimmage of the fall season. Since it was a scrimmage, everybody from seventh grade on up was on the varsity team to get some experience for the Ospreys.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy volleyball team took the court tonight for their first scrimmage of the fall season against their opponent from the other side of the lake in Christian Heritage Academy.
The Franklin County High School Volleyball team will return a good portion of its team from last season, which finished 13-13 in the regular season plus the playoffs. The Eagles’ season ended on a loss to Ocean Lakes, 3-1.
Officials with the Franklin County Parks and Recreation and the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) announced a new Waid Park Sprint Enduro and VA Short Track XC championship race. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Waid Park in Rocky Mount. Preregistratio…
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Volleyball team will be under the direction again of Head Coach Haley Richardson, who will be entering her second season leading the Ospreys.
The Fishing for Hospice Tournament was held at Smith Mountain Lake on Sept. 11 and 12 which was part of a catch, take a photo, and release tournament.
As schools resume, one American favorite of autumn is missing this year: fall sports. Well, most fall sports.
The Staunton River High School football team will return many key pieces this season to try to get the program back on the right track.
For the Staunton River High School football team, the 2020 football season features a lot of promise. With at least eight starters returning on both offense and defense, the Golden Eagles and their seniors, especially, have their eyes set on some big goals this year.
It’s the backend of August, and usually at this point, fall athletes are gearing up for the start of the season. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall athletes are forced to play the waiting game to see if the model 3 plan voted on by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) will follow …
“Don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk” — or support what you say not by words but through actions. That was the motto from the Staunton River High School (SRHS) baseball team, which was coming off a 16-7 record last year and was returning key players while moving up a now talente…
Fans of the Smith Mountain Lake area high school teams will have to wait until December to see any action, and until February to watch football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country and golf.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has caused school officials across the state to alter t…
The Franklin County High School (FCHS) Boy’s Lacrosse team was going to field eight seniors this past spring, but only half of them had playing experience.
The VHSL Executive Committee met in special session Wednesday, July 15 for the purpose of discussing the fall sports season. The Executive unanimously voted (35-0-0) to meet on Monday, July 27, to vote on the three recommended models presented at the meeting for reopening sports and activiti…
For graduated Franklin County High School (FCHS) Softball senior and upcoming Ferrum College Women’s Basketball player Brogan Dudley, losing her senior year for spring sports affected her a little more differently than most seniors.
For the Staunton River High School Softball Team, the thought of losing out on a promising season is tough to swallow, but the thought of losing out on one more go around from their three seniors is even tougher.
Former Staunton River High School (SRHS) football start Grayson Overstreet was awarded Male Newcomer of the Year at Emory & Henry College.
Franklin County High School Boy’s Lacrosse team featured eight seniors this year, with only three playing more than two years.
The Staunton River High School (SRHS) Women’s Tennis team featured only two seniors on this year’s squad. The difference in these two seniors, however, is experience.
Growing up, Franklin County High School (FCHS) senior Brandon Siebler was dedicated to football. Having learned to play on the gridiron from his father, John Siebler, football soon became Brandon’s favorite sport. He spent many days and countless hours playing the game with his dad and his o…
Staunton River High School women’s soccer team was going to be a young team led by two seniors in Emily Nellinger and Mady Buchanon this year. The thing is, Nellinger has been playing soccer for six years, and this was Buchanon’s first full year on the soccer field.
They were close friends throughout school and close teammates on the field together, but now they will be rivals at the collegiate level.
The following official statement was released today by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) regarding the fate of 2020 Spring Sports in the Commonwealth. There had been slight hope that a partial season would be played, but today's announcement puts an end to that speculation.
In most cases, college athletes usually start playing the sport they were recruited for at a young age. In the case of Franklin County High School (FCHS) senior Julia Mohler, her lacrosse career didn’t start until her junior year of high school.
For design he did for the Smith Mountain Eagle, Peter Mason won third place in the sports pages category of the Virginia Press Association Awards. He also won third place in the government writing category for his coverage of Confederate and KKK discussions that took place in Bedford County.…
Each spring, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) publishes the Boating Incident Report from the previous season. To get included, mishaps must meet one or more of four qualifying characteristics: (1) Damages of over $2000 by or to the vessel or its equipment; (2) An …
Although their season ended early, Franklin County High School Softball still has a lot to be proud of, and that includes two of their seniors who will be playing softball at the collegiate level.
Team Yella Top took home first place in the third tournament called March Madness of the Striper Mafia Series at Smith Mountain Lake.
Franklin County High School Girl’s Lacrosse Coach Amy Dwyer always has a lot of good things to say about her team.
With spring sports having been canceled by the Virginia High School League, many coaches and players are dealing with a situation they have never faced before in their lives.
The Staunton River High School Softball team scrimmaged Hidden Valley last night, with the Golden Eagles tying the Titans by a final score of 7-7.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team bounced back from a tough loss in the VACA state semifinals on Friday evening to win their consolation final game against tournament host school Timberlake Christian School less than 24 hours later.
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy’s Sam Smith goes airborne toward the hoop in the Osprey’s only loss so far this year in postseason play, at Saturday’s regional final against Timberlake at Westover Christian Academy in Danville, Virginia. The Ospreys soared again in the first round of s…
Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) point out that the time of the year has arrived where cold temperatures lure people to the outdoors to spend hours on end fishing for big catfish, big smallmouth bass and hunting for waterfowl, deer, …
Smith Montain Lake Bassmasters held its first club tournament of the year this past weekend on Saturday. Boater Stephen Highfield was the winner with five fish weighing in at 15.9 pounds. Boater Travis Lively finished in second with four fish weighing in at 9.92 pounds and Boater Lacy Burnet…
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is beginning its biennial process for changing the regulations guiding recreational freshwater fishing, aquatic wildlife management, and boating. New regulations will go into effect Jan. 1 2021.
Polar Bear Ski Day was held on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The water and air temperature were about the same at 48 degrees.