When the Shenandoah University football team's offense took the field with 4:09 left in the third quarter of its regular-season finale on Nov. 12 against Washington & Lee University, it's prospects weren't exactly favorable.
Only one team can win the Old Dominion Athletic Conference football title every year, and in 2022, that honor has been locked up by a powerhouse Randolph-Macon team that is ranked 16th in NCAA Division III.
After winning its first-ever ODAC Tournament championship in 2019, the 2019-20 Shenandoah University women's basketball team featured 14 returning players, including four starters, and were picked to finish seventh in the league.
The Nick Doyle era begins on Tuesday night at the Wilkins Center, and senior guard Davion Roberts can't wait to take the floor for Shenandoah University's new men's basketball coach.
WINCHESTER — The first time the Shenandoah University football defense took the field on Saturday, the Hornets allowed Hampden-Sydney College to convert two third downs and a fourth down before giving up a touchdown on a third down pass.
Last week, the Shenandoah University football team outgained Averett College 391-185, had six takeaways and no turnovers, scored two defensive touchdowns, and made notable plays in special teams.
Graduate student linebacker David Agyei was obviously disappointed after the Shenandoah University football team's conference-title hopes were essentially dashed by Randolph-Macon last Saturday, but he was ready to fight for the future.
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University football team had designs on winning an Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship this year, but on Saturday Randolph-Macon College continued to show why most coaches thought the Yellow Jackets would be the league's best team in the preseason.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday at Shentel Stadium, the Shenandoah University football team will go toe-to-toe with a Randolph-Macon College squad that is ranked 16th nationally and has outscored foes by 37 points per game.
WINCHESTER — The 2021 Shenandoah University field hockey season was one to remember for a lot of great reasons.
After seven seasons of pitching for independent league baseball teams, Darrell Thompson's dream has finally come true.
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University defense needed a stop Saturday.
Following a loss that was as frustrating as they come, the Shenandoah University football team will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Guilford College at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Shentel Stadium.
BRIDGEWATER — It might’ve been Bridgewater’s gutsiest performance of the season.
A year ago in Winchester, the Shenandoah University football team stormed back from a 24-0 deficit in the second quarter to beat Bridgewater College 34-27 for the biggest comeback win in program history.
It's been a thoroughly enjoyable start for the Shenandoah University football teams and its fans, but this is the moment for which they've truly been waiting.
Kevin Anderson played in the first-ever baseball game at Bridgeforth Field 43 years ago, and now his name will forever be attached to it.
With 15 returning starters and 10 graduate students on this year's roster, the Shenandoah University football team is as experienced as it's ever been under 10th-year head coach Scott Yoder.
WINCHESTER — As Shenandoah University linebacker Ben Burgan stood on the Shentel Stadium turf on Aug. 28 after the team picture, he wore a Bass Pro Shops baseball cap, a nod to one of his passions.
WINCHESTER — As some of Shenandoah University's assistant football coaches made their way out of the Shentel Stadium press box, former Hornets defensive coordinator Brock McCullough made sure to let them know the significance of the team's achievement on Saturday night.
There was a lot for the Shenandoah football team to like about its season-opener against Methodist University last week, including holding a team that went 7-2 last year to 22 points below its 2021 scoring average in a 27-10 win.
The Shenandoah University football team won't be easing into the 2022 season, but that might not be a bad thing.
WINCHESTER — With the number of points that are scored at all levels of football today, the phrase "defense wins championships" might not have as much as impact as it used to.
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University football team would love to have an offense similar in production level to the offenses it had in 2017 and 2018, when the Hornets averaged more than 40 points per game in both seasons.
At the end of a phone interview last November to recap the Shenandoah University football team’s 2021 season — a story that would put heavy emphasis on the team’s 22 seniors — Hornets head coach Scott Yoder made a joking request.
After finding out the fastball he had just unleashed was 95 miles per hour, Darrell Thompson reacted by first nodding his head, then making a fist with the left hand that threw it so he could start pounding his chest, and finished with a brief yell.
WINCHESTER — After keeping its season alive with comeback wins late Saturday and early Sunday, the Shenandoah University's final rally against Catholic University's top two starters came up just short.
WINCHESTER — After Brian Forbes' impressive opposite-field line-drive home run to right field three batters into the game, Shenandoah University fans had to wonder if the nation's No. 2 hitting team in St. Joseph's University-Long Island (N.Y.) was going to force the Hornets to win a sluggin…
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University baseball team couldn't ask for a better return to the NCAA Division III Tournament than this.
Since entering the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012-13, the Shenandoah University men's basketball team has never finished better than 5-11 in league play and never had a winning overall record.
In 2019, the odds were heavily stacked against the Shenandoah University women's basketball team making an impact in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The Shenandoah University women's basketball team came into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference team as the hottest team in the ODAC, and the Hornets ended it as the best team.
WINCHESTER — As Shenandoah University head baseball coach Kevin Anderson sat in the Bridgeforth Field press box earlier this month, he discussed just how competitive it is to recruit in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
The first third of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference schedule might not have necessarily indicated that the Shenandoah women's basketball team would be the contender for the league crown like it was predicted to be, but the Hornets are clearly a team to be reckoned with now.
An exciting new era for the Shenandoah softball team is finally here.
Shenandoah University baseball and softball practices are going to be a lot easier to deal with this January.
Skyline rallied for a 48-45 non-district girls basketball victory over Central on Monday night in Front Royal.
WINCHESTER — Ideally, people are supposed to think about what they're thankful for on the fourth Thursday of every November.
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University head football coach Scott Yoder was on the road recruiting for the 2022 season on Wednesday, but the 2021 season was very much on his mind.
WINCHESTER — With eight straight wins and an Old Dominion Athletic Conference title under its belt, the Washington & Lee University football team is a special team having a special season.
WINCHESTER — Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball, and if that doesn’t work, throw the ball.
WINCHESTER — With last week's 45-14 loss to Randolph-Macon, any chance that the Shenandoah University football team had of earning a share of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title ended.
WINCHESTER — With just two seniors on last year's 14-player team, Shenandoah University men's basketball coach Adam Walsh thought the condensed 2021 campaign would serve as a good preparation year for what the Hornets hoped would be a full slate of games in 2021-22.
WINCHESTER — In January, the Shenandoah women's basketball team was preparing for a condensed 2021 season with a lot of uncertainty surrounding it because of COVID-19, the loss of four program backbones to graduation, and the addition of eight freshmen.
Walter Barr, a man whose character is revered even more than his legendary football coaching accomplishments, died on Friday at 85.
The Shenandoah University football team is riding high after beating Emory & Henry, a former Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival and first-year NCAA Division II school that the Hornets hadn't beaten since 2017.
WINCHESTER — In the Shentel Stadium stands following Saturday's football game, a fan was overheard making a lighthearted comment about Shenandoah University's Patrick Ritchie.
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University football team will definitely face a challenge today when first-year NCAA Division II school and former Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent Emory & Henry makes a visit to Shentel Stadium for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Before the season started, Shenandoah University offensive coordinator Stan Hodgin said he wanted to see the Hornets get back to where they were in 2017 and 2018, when SU averaged 40 points a game in both seasons.
The Shenandoah University football team has a chance to start 4-1 for the first time since 2017 today when it plays a team that ranks last in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in total offense and total defense and scoring offense and scoring defense.