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The Kyle Petty Charity Ride stopped by the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford on Tuesday, Sept. 21, for the first stop of the “Charity Ride Revival.” This comes off the heels of a two-year hiatus as the charity ride was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Golf can be more than just a game of skill, good exercise and social activity. There are times when playing golf helps reach out to food-insecure hungry children, those in need of prosthetic legs and others in the community who are struggling to pay bills, in need of a helping hand or a new home. 

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Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, recently announced the 2022 schedules for the Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI season and the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing season, culminating in the national champions…

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The Staunton River High School (SRHS) Golden Eagles football team was riding on back-to-back victories against Fort Defiance, 28-14, in their benefit game and in their week-one victory over William Campbell, 48-16.

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Last year with the help of their big three — Cole Webster, Mason Neighbors and Sam Smith — the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boy’s basketball team shocked the VACA and won their first state championship in program history and the first state championship in school history. Now, one o…

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The 2021 Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Basketball Camp saw the usual familiar faces, including head basketball coach Mike Greathouse. This year, however, there was a different Greathouse running the show, and close to 90 kids showed up.

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For the past nine years, Staunton River High School (SRHS) baseball has been averaging about one player a year signing with Concord University. This year, they will have two signing for the Mountain Lions.

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Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy recently added a tennis club, golf club, and fishing team for students to join and get some experience playing. Athletic Director Mike Greathouse said they always try to listen to the kids and provide them with the opportunities that they want. Adding th…

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Staunton River High School senior Jacob Kirtley might be hanging up the cleats for good when it comes to football, but he won’t be hanging up the head gear for wrestling anytime soon as he will continue his wrestling career at Liberty University. Before he committed, Kirtley said he knew he …

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The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boys basketball team took down Westover Christian Academy 40-36, to win their first state championship in program and school history. The first state title is always a memorable one, but this one was improbable in many ways for the Ospreys.

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Kyle Troup, who has six PBA Tour titles, made a stop at the Vinton Bowling Center to take part in the New Year’s scratch tournament Saturday, Jan. 2. This isn’t Troup’s first-time bowling near Smith Mountain Lake, as he has participated in multiple bowling events at the venue with his most r…

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The Water’s Edge in Penhook and The Westlake Golf and Country Club in Hardy have been sold to McConnell’s Golf, which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Waterfront in Moneta also has reportedly been sold to a Roanoke lawyer who loves to golf.

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The Staunton River High School (SRHS) baseball team has yet another player who will continue his baseball career at the college ranks. Senior outfielder Aidan Brown committed to Bluefield College recently and will major in pre-physical therapy during his time as a student-athlete for the Rams.

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After earning second-team region B her freshman year, the expectations for Franklin County High School senior Adriana Hart, a girls lacrosse midfielder, were already starting to rise. From there, she went to numerous camps, played travel ball for Valley Select and has played on Team Virginia…

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The Moneta Lions Club held its 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser on Oct. 26 at Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club, located in Huddleston, after two postponements due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.