JMU heading back to FCS title game

(from JMU.edu) HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison football used 212 yards on the ground and 467 yards overall to defeat No. 3 Weber State 30-14 on Saturday evening in Bridgeforth Stadium. The Dukes improved to 14-1 on the season and are heading to their third National Championship (against North Dakota State in Frisco, Texas), while […]

Liberty wins first ever bowl game

(from Liberty.edu) In a season that saw the offense grab most of the attention with its gaudy numbers, it was the Liberty defense that show up in its biggest game. A stout defensive effort led Liberty to a 23-16 win over Georgia Southern, Saturday afternoon, in the 2019 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. With the win, […]

Hoos, Hokies named to AP All-ACC team

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The five-time ACC champions swept the top offensive and defensive player of the year awards and placed 12 players on the two teams as determined by a vote of 14 sports writers who cover […]

UVA beats Tech for first time in 15 years -moves on to play Clemson

Virginia beat #23 Virginia Tech 39-30 in Charlottesville after a late field goal today, snapping a 15-year losing streak in that intrastate rivalry on the football field – helping to erase a late game UVA collapse in Blacksburg last year. A contest that was a largely defensive battle in the first half today became more […]

Work to begin soon on making old rail trestle a bike/pedestrian bridge

Lynchburg city officials are getting ready to kick off a project to convert an abandoned railway trestle into a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, one that will allow the Blackwater Creek Trail to be extended from its current ending on Langhorne Road to Linkhorne Middle School. A groundbreaking is set for a week from Thursday. Price […]

Hokies pitch second straight shutout ahead of Black Friday showdown with UVA

Virginia Tech Football on WLNI

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — There was little for Virginia Tech fans to be disappointed about on Saturday, but coach Justin Fuente put a damper on a festive day when he reaffirmed that Bud Foster planned to retire at season’s end. “I think his mind is pretty made up,” Fuente said, smiling. Such news was disappointing […]

Nolley leads Virginia Tech past Lehigh, 79-53

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Landers Nolley II is making up for lost time. Nolley made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points Saturday, leading Virginia Tech to a 79-53 victory against Lehigh. “I’m one of the most impactful freshmen in the country,” he said, adding that being forced to sit out last season allowed […]

Hokies win historic game vs UNC in six overtimes

BLACKSBURG – Quincy Patterson’s two-point conversion run in the sixth overtime lifted Virginia Tech a wild 43-41 victory over North Carolina on Saturday at Lane Stadium in the longest game in ACC history. With the victory, the Hokies moved to 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the ACC, and they beat North Carolina for the fourth consecutive […]

First snow at Snowshoe — and snowmaking begins soon

The first snowfall of the season has already come down at Snowshoe Resort in nearby West Virginia. It wasn’t much in terms of accumulation, but it signals that snowmaking will begin right around the start of November. Snowshoe plans on opening for the season on November 22nd — the Friday before Thanksgiving. WLNI’s Evan Jones […]

Hillcats to host 2020 All-Star game

The Lynchburg Hillcats will host next season’s Carolina League all-star game. Team officials say it will be the first time Lynchburg has done so since 1995. The Hillcats will have home contests next season on days that include Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. NEWS RELEASE:  The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Adv. affiliate […]