Sports & Outdoors
Franklin County High School’s baseball team used a five-run fifth inning to pull away from district rival Northside High School at home Friday, May 13. The Eagles went to freshman Lawson Pasley, who went six innings strong, allowing only four hits and three walks, and recorded three strikeouts.
The Staunton River High School (SRHS) boys and girls track and field squads wound down their regular season in early May as they participated in the Cosmopolitan Invitational Track and Field Meet in Roanoke on Thursday, May 5, and hosted the fourth meet of the season at the Staunton River Hi…
Staunton River High School’s softball team got back on the winning track after a tightly contested 2-1 road victory over Northside High School on Monday, May 16. The win also helped the Golden Eagles clinch the Blue Ridge District regular season title.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys baseball team advanced to the VACA state semifinals after their 21-2 quarterfinals win over the Ridgeview Christian Crusaders on Monday. The win put the Ospreys two wins away from their first state championship in program history.
Staunton River High School’s softball team remained perfect on the season after a 9-4 road victory over district rival William Byrd on Thursday. The Golden Eagles used two three-run innings to pull away from the Lady Terriers.
The King University duo of Landon Lawson of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Hunter McClaskey of Elizabethton, Tennessee, won the MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI event on Smith Mountain Lake on Friday, April 29, with a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 15 ounces.
On Saturday, April 30, well over 300 fitness enthusiasts made their way to Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston for the 24th anniversary of the Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon. Virginia Amateur Sports, in partnership with the Kinetic MultiSports, received registrations for the Triathlo…
The Staunton River High School (SRHS) varsity girls tennis team is 7-3 on the season after dominating William Fleming on Friday, 9-0.
The Franklin County High School (FCHS) baseball team powered by an eight-run fourth inning, cruised to a 15-5 mercy rule home win over Staunton River High School on Friday, April 29. The FCHS Eagles jumped to a 14-0 lead before the Golden Eagles managed to get their first run across the plate.
The Staunton River High School (SRHS) softball team kept its undefeated season intact after a convincing 11-1 home victory over district rival Franklin County High School on Friday, April 29. The victory moved SRHS to an unblemished 14-0 record.
One of the highlights of living at Smith Mountain Lake over the past half-century has been the annual Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournament. After being hampered the past couple of years by COVID-19, the event is returning to Gills Creek Marina and Lodge starting Friday, May 6, and running …
Noah Conley again was brilliant on the mound for the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy baseball team, as he pitched six innings and allowed two-hits, propelling the Ospreys over Temple Christian in six innings, 10-0.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy girls soccer team has been working through some growing pains this spring as they’ve gotten the program back off the ground, but the Ospreys have shown considerable signs of improvement in recent games after a rough start.
A two-hit, five-inning complete game from senior Riley Hill helped propel the Franklin County Eagles to a 10-0 mercy rule road win over the Hidden Valley Titans on Thursday, April 14. The Eagles used a strong first and second inning to give Hill more than enough run support for the evening.
Normally, Ridgeway, Virginia is quiet, but twice a year, the cranking of racing engines wakes the sound. NASCAR was back in town, but it was extra special this time around.
Staunton River High School’s track and field team opened the 2022 spring outdoor track season March 30 and April 6 by hosting a pair of meets.
Boater Jim Jarvis of Timberville, Virginia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Smith Mountain Lake.
Franklin County High School’s baseball team got a 5-4 contested victory over district rival Lord Botetourt last Friday, April 8, on the road. The Eagles scored a run in the sixth inning to give them their first lead of the game and eventually give them the victory.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) baseball team got back on the winning track by taking down the Tigers of Hargrave Military Academy (HMA) at home Monday, 12-3. The Ospreys scored eight runs in the fifth inning to pull away from the Tigers.
Staunton River High School’s softball continued their undefeated season with a 5-1 road district victory over Franklin County undefeated season on Monday.
The Staunton River High School softball team continued its outstanding start to the 2022 season this past weekend with a pair of victories over Patrick County and Liberty Christian, which improved the Golden Eagles to a perfect 9-0.
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy varsity baseball team improved their perfect season to 9-0 after a 12-0 victory over Timberlake Christian Schools on Monday at Forest. The Ospreys used three pitchers who combined to throw a no-hitter against the Tornadoes.
Staunton River High School’s softball team improved to 7-0 on the season after a 2-0 win over county rival Jefferson Forest on the road Saturday, March 26.
The Golden Eagles of Staunton River again fell to the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers in another tightly contested baseball matchup, 2-0, on Saturday, March 26, at Jefferson Forest.
A groundball by senior Brock Harris in the top of the seventh inning that was misplayed by the Staunton River High School infield proved to be the dagger as the error allowed senior Dallas Smith to score and propel Jefferson Forest High School to a 2-1 victory Saturday on the road. The cont…
After leading Staunton River High School to a historic 25-0 record until the Region 3D Championship and a trip to the VHSL state tournament, senior twin stars Jeni and Cali Levine both will continue their basketball careers on the division one college level at the University of South Carolin…
In the Staunton River High School gymnasium, there are two team portraits on one of the walls: the 1996 Track & Field outdoor team that won the state championship and the 2016 football team that finished runner up for the state championship. They are the only two teams recognized by the …
It’s been a season of first times and new school records for the Staunton River High School wrestling team.
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) middle school boys basketball head coach Dexter Beverly has been vocal since last season that he had a special group of 7th and 8th grade boys who were going to bring some hardware to the trophy cases and banners hanging on their gym wall for bot…
The girls basketball team at Staunton River High School has been turning heads and blowing out opponents for an undefeated regular season. However, they haven’t been the only winter team at the school that has seen a lot of success this season.
It was a special night for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy as they celebrated senior night for both the boys and girls teams Friday, Feb. 4, against King’s Christian Academy. However, they didn’t just celebrate the seniors at the Osprey’s Nest. During halftime of the boys game, they al…
For years, Dan Wilson, Virginia DWR fisheries biologist for SML, has relied on DWR’s “Angler Journals” as a primary data collection tool on the overall health of the SML Striper Fishery. He currently receives around 20 journals per year, but only a few are from Smith Mountain Striper Club (S…
The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) boys basketball team played its best all-around game of the season by taking down Timberlake Christian Schools 72-60 on Monday to move above .500 at 7-6.
The Smith Mountain Striper Club released their event calendar for the 2022 year.
The Staunton River High School girls basketball team remained undefeated after winning the Knights Winter Classic held Dec. 27-29 at Cave Spring High School. The Golden Eagles faced Salem in their first contest.
Eleven individuals were inducted into Staunton River High School’s Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday.
When he took over a depleted Staunton River High School football program, head coach Shaun Leonard knew the road back to becoming a contender in the Blue Ridge District was going to be tough and that was the case, compiling a 1-15 record in his first two seasons.