FRONT ROYAL -- Strasburg Express manager Ben Moore has continually stressed the importance of winning the battle of what he refers to as the "free 90," a term used to describe errors, walks, stolen bases, passed balls, wild pitches -- anything that awards an opponent an extra base.
When Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder and his staff hit the recruiting trails to put together the Hornets' 2014 incoming class, their mission was both easy to visualize and hard to quantify.
Strasburg Express first-year manager Ben Moore held a team meeting several weeks ago to discuss how he and his coaching staff could improve the team's experience over the final stretch of the Valley Baseball League season. During that meeting, Moore, who thinks many college baseball players today have become too robotic while coaches control nearly every aspect of the game, decided he was going to take a more relaxed approach and simply allow the Express to have fun.
While aquatic insects such as mayflies get most of the attention in trout fishing literature, in modern times terrestrial insects (those living on land) are becoming more and more important in the diet of trout. They jump, fall, get blown in by wind or washed in by rain and are greedily gobbled up by waiting brook, brown and rainbow trout.
It's a bit of a dead period in sports right now. Soon football will take center stage and baseball will get to what really matters - the playoffs. However, if you need your fix of some great professional athletes playing in the D.C. area, next week's Citi Open combined men's and women's professional tennis tournament could be the place for you.
BALTIMORE -- James Madison University's football team was picked to finish eighth by the Colonial Athletic Association's head coaches and football media relations personnel. The poll and preseason all-conference team was announced during Wednesday's CAA Football Media Day.
NEW ORLEANS -- Shenandoah University rising senior Jaclyn Mohlmann and the Hornets' women's track & field program have been honored by the USTFCCCA for academic achievement in selections announced Tuesday by the organization.
Brad Curl knows that making the transition from hitting off a pitching machine to facing live pitching can be a difficult transition for young baseball players. So he developed a way to help some children in Front Royal face that challenge head on.