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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.

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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.