Hokies, hoops and heels
Virginia Tech men’s basketball is excited to host the fifth annual Hokies, Hoops & Heels event on Oct. 27 at the Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Center.
The event, starting back in 2014, is an opportunity for women in the community to learn more about the fundamentals of basketball, gain behind-the-scenes access to the Hokies’ program and more.
plays in the film room and having some fun taking pictures at a photo booth as well. The basketball staff and its wives will be in action, too.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. ET and the event will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Thomas lifts VT maroon team to win
Junior transfer Tanner Thomas hit a two-out RBI single to score freshman Nick Holesa and lift the Maroon team to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Orange squad in Game 1 of the 2018 Virginia Tech Maroon & Orange World Series held Friday afternoon at English Field at Union Park.
Holesa drew a leadoff walk to start the ninth inning, and two outs later, senior Nick Owens was intentionally walked to bring Thomas to the plate, who came through with the walk-off hit.
Maroon, who was held hitless through the game’s first five frames, saw freshman Nick Biddison knock home Owens with his team’s first hit and run in the sixth to tie the game at 1-1. Biddison ended the day 2-for-4, adding a double in the eighth inning.
Concord men’s basketball picked fifth in preseason poll
The Concord University men’s basketball team has been pegged to finish fifth in the Mountain East Conference, according to the preseason coaches’ poll that was released Friday afternoon.
West Liberty edged out Fairmont State for the top spot in the poll as the Hilltoppers earned six first-place votes and 116 points to FSU’s five first-place votes and 114 points. Charleston (102 points) garnered the final first-place tally. Notre Dame (84 points) and CU (75 points) completed the top five in the poll.
The Mountain Lions were narrowly better than West Virginia State (72 points) in the poll as the Yellow Jackets were sixth. The bottom half of the poll is as follows Shepherd (62 points), Glenville State (47 points), Wheeling Jesuit (43 points), West Virginia Wesleyan (30 points), UVa.-Wise (26 points) and Urbana (21 points).
W&L holds off E&H
The Washington and Lee University Football Team (4-1, 2-1 ODAC) jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter and held on to defeat Emory & Henry College (2-3, 1-2 ODAC) by a 40-29 score Saturday afternoon in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action.
Concord falls to West Virginia State
The Concord University football team was unable to stop West Virginia State from scoring 31 unanswered points during the second and third quarters as it fell 52-24 at Lakin Field Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action.
The Mountain Lions (1-6, 1-6 MEC) scored 10 first-quarter points. Freshman kicker Luke Walls capped an 11-play drive to open the game with a 29-yard field goal to put Concord up 3-0. However, less than three minutes after Walls’ kick, WVSU (4-3, 3-3 MEC) answered with a touchdown.
Concord had the final points of an action-packed first quarter as sophomore wide receiver Tywan Pearce took a screen pass from sophomore quarterback Adam Fulton 40 yards for a score to leave CU with a 10-7 lead after the first quarter.
All 17 points in the second quarter belonged to the Yellow Jackets as they carried a 24-10 lead into halftime.
RU alum wins PGA event
It took until the final tournament of the 2018 season—and a razor-thin margin of RMB 2,376—for Radford men’s golf alum Callum Tarren ’14 to win the PGA TOUR Series-China Order of Merit this weekend. His final-round 62 at the Clearwater Bay Open did the trick. Tarren needed no worse than a solo-second finish this week and for Order of Merit front-runner Charlie Saxon to tie for 24th or worse and both things happened (Saxon tied for 25th), earning Tarren full playing privileges on the 2019 Web.com Tour.