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Year in Review: Highs, lows mark list of local sports storylines in 2016

December 30, 2016

From the highlights – high school student-athletes winning state titles and earning college scholarships, a local team winning the Valley Baseball League and an area college competing for a national championship – to the lowlights – a local athletic program rocked by controversy – the 2016 calendar year was filled local sports storylines.

Clark settling into comfort zone with Hornets

Shenandoah University senior guard Malcolm Clark drives toward the basket during the championship game of the Body Renew Tip-Off Classic against Hood College in Winchester on Saturday.   Courtesy photo by Shenandoah University

November 23, 2016

WINCHESTER – Basketball has long been a part of Malcolm Clark’s life, a passion that he credits for helping him get through a childhood growing up Washington, D.C.’s Southeast quadrant.

SU women to rely on captain trio, youth on court this winter

Shenandoah University's Erin French returns as one of three team captains, alongside fellow senior Olivia Callan and junior Kirstyn Arcata, who will lead SU this season. The Hornets open their 2016-17 campaign with a home game tonight against Goucher.    Photo courtesy of Shenandoah University

November 15, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s women’s basketball team welcomed 10 freshmen to their squad of 17 players for the upcoming 2016-17 season, injecting plenty of youth into a program searching for its first winning season since 2010. But what’s more important for third-year head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft and the Hornets is what lies within the core that SU’s youth encompasses.

Hornets hoping experience leads to more success on court this season

Shenandoah's Jordan Hunter fires a shot over Bridgewater's Tim Dougan during a game last season. Hunter returns as a team captain for a Hornets squad seeking improvement this season.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 13, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s men’s basketball team lost three starters from last season’s 6-20 team that finished with just three wins in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play for the second straight season. Twelve of the Hornets’ 21 players this season are newcomers to the program, and eight of those 21 are freshmen. Experience, however, may just be SU’s strong suit this year.

Hornets fall to Generals in season finale

November 13, 2016

LEXINGTON – Host Washington and Lee scored on its first five possessions Saturday to down Shenandoah, 59-42, in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference football season finale for both schools.

Hornets set to take on Generals in regular season finale

November 12, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team trails Randolph-Macon by a game in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings and needs a lot of help if the Hornets are to claim the conference crown, but the Hornets have emphasized just one thing this week – take care of business against Washington and Lee.

Hornets stumble at home to Tigers

November 6, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team saw its four-game winning streak and its shot at an outright Old Dominion Athletic Conference title come to a halt Saturday afternoon.

Hornets aim to take care of business against Tigers

November 5, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team is riding a four-game winning streak and is enjoying its best season since joining the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012. But one thing didn’t quite go the Hornets’ way last week.

Hornets force five turnovers in second half to top Quakers

Cedrick Delaney

October 23, 2016

WINCHESTER – During his weekly meeting with the media Wednesday, Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder said turnover margin would play pivotal role in the Hornets’ homecoming matchup against Guilford on Saturday afternoon.

SU football notebook: Hornets winning turnover battle this season

October 19, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University’s football team has not finished a season with a positive turnover margin since joining the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012, and the Hornets’ coaching staff did plenty of analysis in the offseason to determine ways to improve in that aspect in 2016.

Hornets top Eagles for second straight ODAC road win

October 16, 2016

BRIDGEWATER – Bridgewater College has proven to be a menace to Shenandoah University during the teams’ longstanding football rivalry. The Hornets got one back on the Eagles’ home field Saturday night.