Amid the sunny skies and plans of baseball ahead, Kevin Anderson and his team have a dark cloud hanging above them. Their minds wander and their hearts are heavy, not because of final exams or the upcoming tournament, though. The Hornets are still mourning the loss of one of their own.
BURLINGTON, N.C. -- No. 9/14 Shenandoah University earned its first-ever USA South Conference baseball championship with a 7-4 win over Christopher Newport on Sunday afternoon at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
WINCHESTER -- To combat the long season, Shenandoah skipper Kevin Anderson teaches his team to break the schedule down into four 10-game stretches. This allows his players to focus on the games at-hand, rather than become caught looking down the road at another game.
WOODSTOCK -- Warren County's Nicole King struck out 17 and helped herself at the plate to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 non-district softball win over Central on Wednesday. It was the season opener for both teams.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- North Carolina Wesleyan swept a pair of games from Shenandoah University over the weekend. The Bishops defeated the Hornets, 4-2, on Saturday and followed that up with a 11-7 victory on Sunday.
WINCHESTER -- Three years ago, Jennie Ott had never seen a lacrosse stick. She'd hardly heard of the sport, though southern whispers of it rose from Charlottesville, where the University of Virginia women were tearing through the ACC.