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After a nightmarish start to their 2019 home opener, the GW Eagles settled down Friday and steamrolled the Amherst County Lancers in the second half, winning 55-29.

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Chatham High School’s varsity football team beat Randolph Henry 50-26.  Quarterback Ethan Reynolds was 19 of 36 for 252 yards and three touchdowns.  Reynolds carried the ball 11 times for 102 yards and a rushing touchdown.  Michael Gunnell scored three touchdowns in three different ways.  Gu…

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The Lady Trojans won both matches this week against Chatham and Dan River. This leaves them with a record of 4-0.

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Galileo Magnet High School’s cross country teams competed in the Knight’s Crossing Invitational hosted by Cave Spring High School this past Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem.  Competing in the high school events were 85+ high schools, 860 boys, and 594 girls.  The schedule is broken into …

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Pure Pro Wrestling wrestler Jimi Love has been in the wrestling world since graduating from Boogie’s Wrestling Camp in 1997. This was certainly a “golden period” in local independent wrestling since so many of the stars you see on shows now were just starting out during the 1990s. 

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Virginia International Raceway is welcoming back veteran racing stars to its iconic course for the SVRA Vintage Race of Champions Charity Pro-Am Race, taking place during the annual Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races weekend, Sept. 19-22. The four-day, star-studded event will feature ra…

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Dan River’s defense forced six turnovers including two that were returned for scores as the Wildcats whipped Tunstall 35-7 on Friday night in Ringgold. The win was the first under new head coach Brian Womack as they scored 28 unanswered points from the second quarter on.

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Chatham High School’s varsity football team won their opening game of the season with a lopsided win over Cumberland County.  Chatham’s defense held Cumberland to single digit totals in rushing and passing. Ethan Reynolds threw for 382 yards going 16 for 29 with four touchdown passes. 

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The G.W. Eagles’ first-ever trip to Dinwiddie, Va. very nearly produced the greatest comeback in modern GW history.  The Eagles scored three fourth quarter touchdowns, but fell short, losing to the Generals 45-42.

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The National Football League has reported that Pittsylvania County native and Dan River High School graduate Trey Edmunds has been cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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Chatham High School’s football team ended the second week of practice with an intrasquad game.  Matt Allen and Roger Keaton coached the red team.  Ben Paris and Marcus Clements coached the black team.  Starting quarterback Ethan Reynolds played for the red team.  Ironically, the red team’s t…

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The 30th year of Virginia Amateur Sports and the 20th anniversary of the State Games of America were held July 31 through August 4,  at Liberty University.  The games bought over 14,000 athletes to the Lynchburg area for the weekend.   The Northside Bobcats girls’ basketball team were eight …

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The Danville Braves started off the week on the wrong foot, dropping three games against Pulaski.

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Baseball may have been what brought Carlisle’s Addison Clark and Garrett Kangas, along with Chatham’s Christian Lancaster and Tunstall’s Grant Elliott to Lynchburg last week, but it was another sport that kept them entertained between games. 

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The Dan River High School football program hosted a conditioning camp last week in Ringgold. The three-day conditioning camp, which was open to all county students ages seven to 13, was held for the first time at Dan River High School and predominantly consisted of players who will be playin…

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The Laidback Golf Tour returned to Lynrock Golf Club recently as a replacement for a scheduled tournament at Plantation Golf Club, which was experiencing the loss of eight greens. Eight members of the Tour had played at Lynrock this past February in their season opening ice-breaker Skins eve…

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The Danville Braves started the month of July atop the Appalachian League’s East Division. 

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Tunstall softball players, along with their families and friends and coaches, packed into the back dining room of Danville’s Kickback Jack’s last Monday night for a plethora of awards during Tunstall’s end-of-the-year ceremony on July 1 at Kickback Jack’s from Tunstall coach Caine DeVivi. 

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Chatham High School held the spring sports awards ceremony last Wednesday.  Coaches conferred major awards during the open session, and awarded letters, pins, and medals during subsequent break-out sessions.

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Every four years, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) goes through a reclassification and realignment process for its 317 member schools. The VHSL’s newest realignment officially started in July with the 2019-2020 season and will run through 2022-2023. Two local conferences, the Piedmont …

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You may be cool, but you’re not Bryce Ball going yard twice on his birthday, cool. 

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Virginia International Raceway is bringing back its biggest spectator event of the year this August with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend. The premier sports car racing series in North America, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, kicks off Friday, Aug…

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Left handed pitcher Mitch Stallings was named Appalachian League Player of the Week on Monday, for his stellar performance at the Bluefield Blue Jays on June 26.

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Boater Dennis Siggers of Danville, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Siggers earned $2,585.

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The Danville Braves started the week by taking two of three games from Bluefield and ended the week the same, taking two of three from Pulaski to claim first place in the Appalachian League East Division. 

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Dan River junior Elijah “Bam” Moshenek recently participated in the 2019 UNC Wrestling Camp in Chapel Hill. Bam would prove to be one of the top grapplers there as he dominated the 132-pound weight class and was undefeated all week long. He wrestled as a member of the Mat Cats ELITE Summer W…

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The USA South Athletic Conference inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame on Tuesday, including two Averett University volleyball standouts, Lynn Haden-Smith and Courtney Cowart Phillips during a ceremony hosted by Averett in the President’s Suite at Frank R. Campbell Stadium.

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The Danville Braves’ first home game wasn’t until Tuesday night, but fans got their first taste of their summer time boys on Monday evening at Dan Daniel Park. 

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The Class 1 & 2 baseball and softball semifinals and finals schedules will be held Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 with baseball at Calfee Park in Pulaski and softball at Radford University. The Class 3 & 4 and Class 5 & 6 baseball and softball schedules will be announced a…

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The Dan River lady Wildcats softball team lost 7-6 to the Floyd County Buffalos Friday afternoon in the regional 2C finals held at the Botetourt Sports Complex. With the loss the Wildcats travel Tuesday for the state semi-final game. 

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For the first time since 2015, the Dan River softball will play in the state tournament as the Wildcats took down the Glenvar Highlanders 4-2 on Thursday at the Botetourt Sports Complex. With the win, the Lady Wildcats will play Floyd County - who knocked off Appomattox 2-1 - on Friday at 1p…

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Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is visiting Danville, Virginia Thursday, May 30 to film an episode of NBC Sports "Coffee with Kyle" with the family of Wendell Scott Sr. 

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Two Danville Police Department sport utility vehicles escorted a black stretch limousine into the parking lot of George Washington High School’s gymnasium last Saturday. 

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The main event of last week’s Chatham High School sports calendar was the 2A Region C track meet.  Anasia Harrell is the region champion in the 100 meter high hurdles.  Harrell set a new personal record with a time of 16.67.  Caleb Wright is the region champion in the 1600 and the 3200.  Wri…