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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.

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Josh Smallwood has been at Staunton River High School since 2013 and has been a teacher and coach for the Golden Eagles, but he will now take on a new position as athletic director.

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Amanda Beverly, the new varsity coach for the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy girls’ basketball team, will look to implement discipline and grit to her team as the season is a couple of months away. 

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The striper fishing continues to be typical summer fashion. But schools are on the move.

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For the Staunton River High School (SRHS) baseball team, there was a lot of potential for a great season that featured the highest expectation a high school team can set: a state title.

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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For a lot of student athletes, sports can be their saving grace. To add context to that statement, sports can help kids do well in school, help them stay out of trouble and teach them valuable life lessons.

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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…

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Franklin County High School softball had promising potential entering 2020. Leading the way for the Eagles were six seniors, and all of them believed that this season was going to be special for their last go around together.

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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.

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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.