The loss eliminated UVa from contending for the ACC Tournament's number one overall seed. The Cavaliers needed a three-game sweep of the 4th-ranked Tar Heels in order to secure the top spot.
Appomattox won 1-0 over William Campbell in the Dogwood District's playoff game. The Raiders earn the one seed in next week's district tournament.
The Lancers move into the losers bracket and will face James Madison Saturday at 4 p.m. JMU lost to N.C. State in the other match up in the Knoxville regional.
The Lynchburg Hillcats walked off on the Carolina Mudcats, 7-6, in eleven innings in front of a record-high 5,840 fans at City Stadium on Friday night.
Lynchburg - Senior right-hander Brooks Roy pitched seven strong innings, helping the Liberty Flames defeat the Radford Highlanders, 3-1, on Senior Day in a Big South Conference game Friday at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The win clinches a spot for the Flames in next week's Big South Tournament.
Amherst County - Seven Amherst County athletes announced their college plans in a ceremony Tuesday at the high school. Today we hear from a Lancers wrestler headed to VMI and football standouts who'll play for Fork Union Military and Randolph-Macon.
He talked to the players and helped them through drills and also told them about the importance of hydration and nutrition.
Area Scores for Thursday, May 16 College Baseball: (7) UVa 10, (2) UNC 4 - UVa needs to beat UNC next two days to clinch Coastal Division title (22) Virginia Tech 13, Wake Forest 2 - Hokies are 9-1 in last 10 games...plus many more scores
Farmville - Big South softball champion Longwood opens NCAA Tournament action Friday night in Knoxville against number 7 overall seed Tennessee. Game time is 6 p.m. in the Knoxville Regional.
Lynchburg - The Lynchburg Hillcats couldn't match the bats of the Frederick Keys in Thursday's rubber match, losing 11-7 at City Stadium. Robby Hefflinger hit his ninth home run of the season and Matt Lipka had three hits, but the Hillcats' bullpen allowed eight runs in five innings of relief.
Lynchburg - – Liberty outfielder Ryan Cordell and catcher Trey Wimmer collected three hits apiece, but the Radford Highlanders used a six-run second inning to defeat the Flames 6-3 in a Big South contest Thursday night at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
Campbell County - Brookville has named longtime Bees assistant Marshall Schmitt as INTERIM head football coach for the 2013 season. Schmitt, a '74 Brookville graduate, has been a defensive coordinator under four different Brookville head coaches.
Amherst County - Of the seven Amherst County athletes who committed for colleges Tuesday, two are heading to UVa-Wise, softball's Mallory Wood and football's Malcolm Revely.
Lynchburg - One of the area's top high school basketball junior stars has made an early college decision. V.E.S. guard Anthony Swan announced Thursday he's committed to George Washington University in the nation's capital.
Charlottesville - UVa junior running back Clifton Richardson out of Newport News has decided to transfer after two seasons. Richardson played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2011, rushing for more than 360 yards and two scores.
Campbell County - Brookville has named an INTERIM head football coach for the 2013 season. Marshall Schmitt, a longtime Brookville assistant and one-time Bees defensive coordinator, will guide the Bees this year.
Area Scores for Wednesday, May 15 CAROLINA LEAGUE: Lynchburg 3, Frederick 2 - Kyle Kubitza (L): Walk-off Homer Salem 5, Carolina 4 - Red Sox Wipe Out 4-1 Deficit with 4 Runs in 7th NCAA DIV. 3 Lacrosse Quarterfinals: Stevenson, MD 13, Lynchburg 7 and more scores
Lynchburg - Kyle Kubitza hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to give the Lynchburg Hillcats a 3-2 win over the Frederick Keys Wednesday night at City Stadium. The rubber game of the series is Thursday night at 6:05.
Danville - G.W. Danville had three athletes Wednesday signing college letters of intent. Jay Cumbo will play baseball for Greensboro College, basketball's Deneysha Goods is headed to Louisburg College and Khadijah Wilson plans to play basketball and soccer at Patrick Henry Community College.
Bedford County - Talk about great pitching. Jesse Stinnett of Amherst County threw another gem Tuesday night, striking out eight and allowing just four hits in a 5-0 win at JF. The victory clinched the Seminole District regular season title and kept the Lancers perfect on the season, now 18-and-0.
Appomattox County - Today's high school Team of the Week is the Appomattox County baseball team. The Raiders are 9-and-1 in the Dogwood District and Dallas Turner has 5 home runs this season, giving him 17 for his career, that's a new school record.
Buckingham's Libby Morris pitched all five elimination games in the Big South Tournament and head coach Kathy Riley has chosen her to ride that momentum Friday against the Lady Vols.
Zach Clinton homered, Josh Barrick had three doubles and three RBIs as L.C.A. won 5-2 at Bishop Ireton in the private school state quarterfinals.
Liberty will need at least one win to clinch a spot in next week's Big South Conference Tournament - tournament they will host whether they're in it or not.
The No. 7 Virginia baseball team rolled to a 17-3 victory over VCU Tuesday evening in front of 3,162 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia (43-8) finished its 2013 home schedule with a 32-3 record.
Amherst County - Spring Signing Day Tuesday afternoon at Amherst County saw SEVEN Lancer athletes announce college plans.
Lynchburg - The Lynchburg College Hornets got in a Tuesday afternoon practice, then boarded the bus for the Division Three men's lacrosse quarterfinals Wednesday night in Maryland. It's just the second time in school history LC has made it this far, the first time was back in 2005.
Matthew Zajac isn't breaking records alone. His help comes from within his family. His father and brother have been with him one throw at a time.
Lynchburg Hillcats, Salem Red Sox Monday Night Scores, 5/13: Lynchburg 7, Carolina 4 - Hillcats complete 4-game sweep of Mudcats. Emerson Landoni and Elmer Reyes both drove in two runs Myrtle Beach 8, Salem 3
Monday Night High School Highlights and Scores: SOFTBALL: Rustburg 5, Brookville 0 - Rustburg freshman Megan Richards threw a 2-hitter. Kelsea Jennings hit a two-run homer in the third to increase the lead to 3-0, plus many more scores ahead.
Campbell County - Congratulations to Brookville Bees wrestling coach Don Shuler. The one-time Arizona State All-American was inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame this past weekend.
The ACC Coastal title is up for grabs. UVa will have to sweep to win the division and the subsequent number one overall seed in the ACC Tournament to be played next week in Durham, NC.
White has been associated with VMI athletics for 35 years as a cadet-athlete, assistant and head coach, and chief athletic administrator.
The Cavaliers still have a shot to claim the ACC Coastal Division title as the team heads to first place North Carolina later this week.
This marks the first-ever Big South title for Longwood in its first year as a member of the league, adding a milestone to the team's already record-setting season
The seventh-ranked Virginia baseball team pounded out a season-high 22 hits in a 17-8 defeat of Duke Saturday afternoon in front of 4,040 spectators at Davenport Field.
Softball, Baseball, Carolina League Scores ACC SOFTBALL: N.C. State 3, Virginia Tech 1 BIG SOUTH SOFTBALL: Campbell 4, Liberty 3 Coastal Carolina 2, Liberty 1 - LU eliminated with second loss plus many more scores
Lynchburg - Jefferson Forest scored five runs in the first and third innings to break out to a huge lead, and the Cavaliers rolled to a 19-1, 5-inning win at Heritage. Cal Hodgert led the Cavaliers' hitting attack with a homer and five rbi's. Hilites from this game plus many area scores.
Rock Hill, SC - The Longwood Lancers have this year's Big South Softball Player of the Year. Altavista's Brooke Short earned the honor. The senior pitcher and designated player finished the regular season with a .433 batting average and an 18-and-8 record with an E.R.A. under 3.
Salem - Lynchburg College broke out to a 4-0 lead the opening inning, but the Hornets couldn't hold on as Newmann University of Pennsylvania forced extra innings and won in 9, 6-5, in the NCAA Division 3 Softball regional at the Moyer Complex in Salem.
Carolina League Scores for Thursday Night, May 9: Myrtle Beach 12, Lynchburg 3 Carolina 2, Salem 1 - Game One of Doubleheader Carolina 4, Salem 1 - Game Two of Doubleheader ACC Softball Championship, Virginia Tech 8, Maryland 5, also N.C. State 7, Virginia 0
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Heritage 7, Brookville 2 Campbell County - Heritage broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the 5th, then tacked on four more in the 6th as the Pioneers won at Brookville....plus many more scores.
Blacksburg - We now know where Hokies guard Robert Brown is headed. The 6-5 guard will transfer to Alabama-Birmingham. The Hokies third-leading scorer from last season asked for his release in late March.
Blacksburg - Virginia Tech and Michigan announced today they've agreed on a home-and-home football series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The Hokies will play in Ann Arbor in September of 2020, then the Wolverines come to Blacksburg on September 11, 2021.
Lynchburg - Former Virginia Tech All-American and current Hokies assistant coach Cornell Brown came back home Thursday to Lynchburg. Brown spoke to students at his alma mater, E.C. Glass High School.
Blacksburg - Virginia Tech's football game at East Carolina on September 14th will be a noon kickoff.
Paul Wetmore is stepping down as Liberty's head softball coach. He's been in that position for more than 20 years but he felt the time was right. He actually contemplated retiring after last season but ultimately decided against it.
Area Carolina League Scores, May 7: Myrtle Beach 3, Lynchburg 1 - Tommy La Stella (L): Called up to Double-A Mississippi Salem 6, Carolina 4 - Garin Cecchini (S): 2-run HR in 8th Breaks 4-4 Tie, i
Lynchburg - With head coach Paul Wetmore retiring at the end of this season, you know the Lady Flames would love to send him out with a Big South Tournament championship this weekend at Winthrop. The Flames open their tourney bid Thursday night at 7:30 against Longwood.
After opening with 76 on a breezy first day at Nansemond River Golf Club, Forren was one of two competitors tied for the top spot entering the final round and concluded the championship with a 4-over 148 aggregate.
Lynchburg - Guilford's Drew Crawford held Lynchburg without a hit until the fifth inning, throwing eight strong innings of five-hit baseball to lead the Quakers past the Hornets 8-1 Wednesday afternoon at L.C.
Lynchburg - Heritage stormed back from an early 8-0 deficit to beat Appomattox County 10-9 in high school baseball action Wednesday night at Heritage. David Pultz had a big game at the plate for the Pioneers, going 3-for-3 with a triple and an rbi.
Fox said, "Our kids fought really hard. They did an outstanding job all year long and we just had too many turnovers (22). [West Point is] very good going 10 deep [with their lineup]."
Salem - Kingpin Christiansburg won its 12TH STRAIGHT VHSL state Double-A championship Saturday night in Salem. Zack Epperly put the exclamation point on the night with his pin at 182. Brookville finished second in the state for a second straight year with three individual state runners-up.
Full Court Press Regional Scores and Highlights - Tuesday BOYS: G.W. 78, C.D. Hylton 57 - Jarod Williams led G.W. with 21 points, Kyshawn Jones added 18, Ahmad Thomas 13.
Lynchburg - Trailing 44-42 midway through the second half, Liberty took control of the game with a 16-2 run against Winthrop and the Lady Flames won 69-54 in a matchup between the top two teams in the Big South.
Owner Jack Roush has 7 Cup championships but 2012 was a season the team would like to forget, but they plan to have a MUCH better 2013.
Richmond - Tolu Omotola scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Devon Brown also scored 15 as the Liberty Lady Flames won 76-63 Thursday afternoon at VCU. The Rams broke out to a 10-3 early lead, but
Richmond - Tolu Omotola scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Devon Brown also scored 15 as the Liberty Lady Flames won 76-63 Thursday afternoon at VCU.
Charlottesville - Win or lose, Virginia's season will be over on Saturday afternoon but the Cavaliers know this rivalry is always meaningful. Virginia has lost eight straight to the Hokies in the series, the Cavaliers' last win came back in 2003.
The Brookville Bees are trying to repeat as Division 3 champions and the Tunstall Trojans are standing in their way. Brookville will host the Trojans Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Stinger Stadium.
If Rocco transfers to a FCS (Division I-AA) team he could play immediately next season but if he decides to transfer to an FBS team he would have to sit out the 2013 season and then play his senior year in 2014.
Lexington - Washington and Lee needed FOUR overtimes to beat Hampden-Sydney Saturday. The hero for the Generals did his job...and then some.
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Lynchburg - Liberty Flames senior Kevin Fogg has earned Big South Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors along with Coastal Carolina's Alex Catron. Fogg had a huge night Saturday against Norfolk State, totalling 177 return yards and six tackles in LU's 31-24 loss to the Spartans.