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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. --- The Averett University softball team’s quest for a USA South Athletic Conference tournament championship came to a screeching halt on Saturday afternoon at the hands of second-seeded William Peace, as the Pacers (21-14-1) uti...
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Jimmie Johnson has accomplished about everything in the Sprint Cup Series.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — As fans watched in fascination, Joey Logano struggled to maintain control of his smoking Team Penske Ford as he powered from the frontstretch to the backstretch.
Blue defeated Orange, 14-13, before an estimated crowd of 6,000.
The first time Virginia fans got a chance to see transfer T.J. Thorpe in an orange uniform, the former Tar Heel didn’t disappoint.
As fans watched in fascination, Joey Logano struggled to maintain control of his smoking Team Penske Ford as he powered from the frontstretch to the backstretch.
Daniel Suarez is fluent in two languages, but he still couldn’t find the appropriate nouns, adjectives or verbs to describe his emotions Saturday after finishing second in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
While Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano was utterly dominant in winning the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Xfinity Series race Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, the rest of the top-tier series interlopers had their struggles.
Bristol Motor Speedway General Manager Jerry Caldwell said the uncertainty of March weather in the region was the primary reason the race was moved to April.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — It didn’t take long for T.J. Thorpe to show how he might be a difference-maker for Virginia’s football team.
The Tar Heels had only seven hits but scored 11 runs.
After winning a Bandolero car exhibition race at Bristol Motor Speedway years ago, Kyle Benjamin began dreaming of capturing his first NASCAR victory on the famed .533-mile high-banked BMS oval.
Three Xfinity drivers who leave Bristol a little better off.
The Virginia women’s golf team ran away from the competition, posting a 27-under team score to capture the ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday.
Connor Jones tied a career-high by going 7 2/3 innings. He struck out a career-best 11 batters, flashing a fastball that topped out at 97 mph.
Andrew Rowsey's father said Virginia Tech contacted his son Saturday.
There's one week left in spring ball after Saturday. I did some quick hits on the scrimmage earlier and wrote this story about the defensive redemption for Sunday's paper. Be sure to read those first.
The old hidden-ball trick struck again.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — There may still be a Busch after all in Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
BLACKSBURG — Chuck Clark stepped into the middle of a defensive back circle before Virginia Tech’s scrimmage Saturday and started preaching about DBU, trying to pump up his younger teammates to avoid a repeat performance of last week.
Let’s hear it for the first-timers.
It took all of 10 seconds to decide the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Xfinity Series race Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The third scrimmage -- aka, spring practice No. 12 -- is in the books. I'll have more in a bit, but here are some quick hits:
Later today, Rico Abreu will try to prove himself on the circuits toughest proving grounds in the Pittlite 125.
There may still be a Busch after all in Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
Keep an eye (or two) on these three drivers during Sunday's Food City 500.
When the flag drops this afternoon for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, 18-year-old Erik Jones will have the field behind him.
Earhart Campground rocks
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Searching for the nearest information kiosk is no longer the only way to seek help at Bristol Motor Speedway.
When Virginia coach Brian O’Connor emerged from the dugout to start the fourth inning and Nathan Kirby didn’t, Friday night’s ACC clash between the Cavaliers and Miami took an unexpected turn.
Brad Keselowski was just a tad grumpy Friday after qualifying second for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It’s not always too easy to read the emotions of media-savvy NASCAR veterans, but three points stuck out following Friday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session.
In her four years at Virginia, Casey Bocklet had never tried a behind-the-back shot during a game.
Darrell Wallace Jr. is one of the NASCAR’s top young talents.
Brennan Poole struck a blow for short track racers and fans across the land earlier this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix.
Virginia has filled the vacancy on its men’s basketball coaching staff by hiring Brad Soderberg, previously a head coach in the Big Ten and Atlantic-10.
Every true racer dreams of competing at Bristol Motor Speedway, yet few ever get the chance.
With the annual Orange-Blue Game comes the annual end-of-spring question in Charlottesville.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski was just a tad grumpy Friday after qualifying second for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Hokies are approaching the home stretch of spring ball, with only four more practices to go. Friday was workout No. 11. Here are a few takeaways (no video, though, since my battery was dead):
On Friday night, Tony Bennett named Lindenwood head coach Brad Soderberg, his former boss at Wisconsin, to be his new assistant.
Who came up big during Friday's Food City 500 qualifying.
BLACKSBURG — Defensive line coach Charley Wiles wouldn’t go as far as to say the Hokies have moved Vinny Mihota from defensive tackle to defensive end.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Every true racer dreams of competing at Bristol Motor Speedway, yet few ever get the chance.
Jimmie Johnson won last week in Texas. Now he's in Bristol, a place that has given him fits.
BLACKSBURG — Alex Perez and Brendon Hayden homered to help the Virginia Tech baseball team beat No. 23 North Carolina 8-3 on Friday.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett has reportedly tabbed Brad Soderberg, his former boss at Wisconsin, to be his new assistant.
If Sunday’s Food City 500 follows in the tire marks of the first Sprint Cup Series practice Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, it’ll be quite the tight race to the finish line.
There was no grace period when Dave Borbely returned to Charlottesville for a second stint as Virginia’s offensive line coach.
Richard Petty and Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes initiative donated 36,000 pounds of meat to Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Friday.
Three drivers to keep your eyes on in the Xfinity series this weekend.
Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth talks about racing in Bristol and trying to catch up with the other teams on the circuit.
Last year's Sprint Cup All-Star winner Jamie McMurray and Darrell Waltrip talk about the 30th annual race.
The meal you get at the take-out window usually doesn’t look much like the picture on the billboard. But advertisers know hungry motorists base their decisions on pretty pictures, not reality. Hence the adage “sell the sizzle, not the steak.” Fall...
There are a number of reasons why people become NCAA Division III student-athletes. But no matter the reasons, there are players across the country at schools most people have never heard of who compete because they wanted to play a sport at the c...
Virginia International Raceway inked a multi-year deal this week with automaker Nissan, making the company the official auto partner of the track.
David Potts is taking over as head coach of the Tunstall football program for the retired Buddy Brown. So who is David Potts?
NASCAR Xfinity series driver Ryan Reed stopped at Bristol Regional Medical Center to speak about his battle with diabetes.
When Virginia throwing coach Martin Maric was initially recruiting talented Arizona transfer Jordan Young last offseason, he didn’t exactly sell some of the finer benefits of being a Cavalier.
LYNCHBURG — Michelle Prong homered and drove in three runs, and Kylie McGoldrick went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as Virginia Tech beat Liberty 10-1 in the first game of a softball doubleheader, only to be shut out 1-0 in Game 2 by Abby Tincher (J...
A familiar name topped the speed charts Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Bristol Motor Speedway fans have a rare opportunity Sunday to salute a NASCAR hero.
The way Mike Archer sees it, some of the linebackers that board Virginia’s team plane for its trip to UCLA on Sept. 5, may very well be attending their senior prom next week.
Food City Race Night is one of the largest and most successful fan events held in conjunction with races at any NASCAR venue.
Chevrolet has reunited with Bristol Motor Speedway in a multi-year deal as the official vehicle and pace car of the track.
Alex Perez has started every game of his college baseball career.
Marion Childress has been running all his life. The 62-year-old Roanoker is not about to quit now.
Kevin McMullan’s waving arm was the indication. Joe McCarthy’s safe slide into home was the confirmation.
To land a ride on the main stage of NASCAR, a driver must either bring his own sponsor or pay his dues.
It was once a weekly routine for folks around the southeast.
Andy had an interesting story today on Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges, which describes the multiple ways the coaches are employing him in spring practice. Two paragraphs in particular near the end caught my eye:
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19.
Eight years ago, Justin Wilson failed.
The Hokies practice tonight, after which I'll have another post, but here are some odds and ends to start your Thursday: (UPDATE: practice was postponed due to weather, so I'll be back with a post-practice update Friday evening.)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is ruled by teams of engineers and familiar millionaire drivers driving space-age cars owned by five powerful owners.
It was once a weekly routine for folks around the southeast.
GRETNA — Behind a sloppy fourth inning the Gretna baseball team lost 5-1 to William Campbell on Wednesday night.
The first April spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway in nearly 10 years may be plagued by April showers.
Virginia Middle School was one of seven schools selected nationwide to participate in a Google Hangout on Wednesday with NASA Chief Engineer Jill Prince and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.
On a night when a couple significant players returned for Virginia, one Cavalier reminded the 3,084 in attendance at Davenport Field he never left.
The No. 12 Lady Vols were the highest-ranked nonconference foe to visit Tech in seven years.
The sight of Jay Whitmire and Sadiq Olanrewaju walking around Virginia spring football practice and not always actively participating is a not-so-friendly reminder that the Cavaliers are still waiting for perfect health along their offensive line.
Tunstall High School will have a new head coach for its football program for the first time in three dec-ades.
BLACKSBURG — For all the good things Bucky Hodges did as a tight end last year, the Hokies’ coaches know he can do more.
Wyatt Teller only started half of last season, logged fewer plays than five other Hokies offensive linemen and was still feeling his way out on the o-line a little over a year after switching from defense.
Virginia’s spring gobbler season is on a record pace, thanks to hunters like 13-year old Tyler Drowne of Riner.
Longtime Bristol Herald Courier motorsports writer Allen Gregory joins sports editor Jim Sacco to talk about the storylines heading into Bristol Motor Speedway.
The highlight reels and promotional packages for Bristol Motor Speedway events once focused on spectacular multi-car crashes.
Jimmie Johnson has accomplished about everything in the Sprint Cup Series.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. --- The Averett University softball team’s quest for a USA South Athletic Conference tournament championship came to a screeching halt on Saturday afternoon at the hands of second-seeded William Peace, as the Pacers (21-14-1) utilized timely hitting to post an 11-2 victory in five innings.
Interim Director of Danville Utilities Jason Grey said the average cost of building a natural gas-fired power plant is about $1 million per megawatt, which was confirmed by Jonathan Cogan of the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
With more than $500 million committed to American Municipal Power projects since 2007, Danville Utilities hoped to create stable electric rates for its 43,000 customers. Instead, customers have been paying more since the beginning of 2014.