Read more...Radford, Maggie Walker, Blacksburg, Midlothian, Hickory and James Robinson claimed the top spots in VHSL athletic competition for the 2013-14 school year winning the coveted Wells Fargo Cup for Groups 1A through 6A. First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports – the state champions’ state champion.

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Read more...Roanoke College placed 123 student-athletes on the 2013-14 ODAC All-Academic Team. Roanoke improved on its 2010-11 (84), 2011-12 (91) and 2012-13 (111) All-Academic student-athletes from the past three years.

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Read more...The Pulaski Mariners (10-8) dropped the second game of a three game series against the Kingsport Mets (8-10) 16-11. Both side’s bats were hot and big innings were the order of the day. The biggest of innings came in the bottom half of the eighth when the Mets put eight runs on the board.

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Read more...In appreciation of the continued support of the Hokie Nation, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department has announced fan-friendly specials and innovative changes in the structure of ticket pricing in Cassell Coliseum for the upcoming season. With the new ticket structure, approximately 35 percent of the tickets available will be at a price lower than last season. No ticket in the arena will be more expensive than last year.

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Read more...It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of the editor, David Grimes. David was the driving force behind ValleySportsNow.com and his loss is being felt throughout the New River Valley where he was a familiar figure at various sports events.

A memorial celebration of David's life and work will be held at the Christiansburg Recreation Center on Tuesday, July 8th from 6pm to 9pm

David was a devoted sports fan with every fiber of his being. One of his specialties was writing about the "lesser noticed" players on a team, the ones who might not be the stars but who played with their heart and soul. He had a strong conviction that local sports were important to the community.

We will feel the loss of David's enthusiasm and gentle humor for a long time to come.

Read more...The Pulaski Mariners (6-7) could find no relief from the struggles which have plagued them over the previous five games. A struggling Bristol Pirates (3-9) entered Calfee Park and routed the Mariners 8-1

With Daniel Missaki (2-0, 0.00 ERA), one of the Appalachian League’s hottest arms, on the mound the Mariners appeared primed and ready to snap their four game losing streak, but things did not start on the right foot.

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Read more...Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell has come up with a novel but beneficial way to stay cool at Celebration 2014: he’s going to sit in a dunking booth for three hours to help raise money for the Fuel for Families Food Drive.

Thursday night’s Celebration 2014 at Martinsville Speedway is the annual free Independence Day affair that includes music, carnival rides and fireworks. For the sixth straight year, it also includes the Fuel for the Families Food Drive. With inventory at local food banks at alarmingly low levels, Campbell wanted to help.

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Read more...Have we lost our Minds? Why yes we have!!!! It's time for Nite Golf! Come dressed loud and glowing. Bring stuff to make your cart really light up the nite!

July 18th
Time: Dark (9:30pm)
Closest to the Pin contest 8:45pm
Four Person Captain's Choice
Cost: $25 Per person - Cart Included

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Read more...‘0.00’- Lemons, Sellers author incredible ending to the New River Bank TWIN 75’s  -  JW Martin

There are photo-finishes. And then there are picture-perfect finishes.

They made history at Motor Mile Speedway Friday night. A white-knuckle scramble for first between Tommy Lemons, Jr. and Peyton Sellers on the final lap of the New River Bank TWIN 75’s nightcap produced an unprecedented outcome at the finish line…

Motor Mile Speedway’s first-ever electronically recorded tie.

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Read more...The Mariners’ struggles behind the plate continued as they finished out the series against the Princeton Rays. The final game of the series played out like the prior two, with a frustrating offensive performance as Princeton won 7-1.

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Read more...Date     Time     Opponent     Site        

6/17-Tue     7pm     Post 16     CHS-Lost 23-8
6/21-Sat     7pm     Post 3     Salem Kiwanis
6/22-Sun     6:30pm     Post 217     CHS
6/27-Fri     7pm     Post 217     Forest Middle School
6/28-Sat     7pm     Post 6     CHS
6/29-Sun     2pm(DH)     Post 325     Dan Daniel

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