I've always had high hopes that someday the Citi Open in Washington D.C. could be elevated to a bigger professional tennis tournament. The idea of seeing players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova dancing around in my head. However, after actually attending and seeing most of those players last week in Cincinnati I realize that D.C. has a long ways to go to become a big-time tennis tournament.
FOREST -- The Shenandoah University men's cross country team is picked to finish seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference race this fall in pre-season poll results released Thursday afternoon by the league office.
HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University senior Lizzy Briones and sophomore Janey Goodman have both been named to the Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team, as voted on by the league's coaches and announced by the CAA Thursday afternoon.
WOODSTOCK -- With a young and inexperienced team, Central head football coach Mike Yew has seen his squad go through plenty of growing pains. However, Yew has still been encouraged by what he's seen from the group.