Sports

Baseball lands new windscreen

3 days ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Baseball lands new windscreen
The VWU baseball team recently got a new upgrade to Kenneth R. Perry Field at TowneBank Park which consists of an outfield windscreen. I caught up with assistant baseball coach Kyle Dubois about the team’s new windscreen. Dubois said, “For the past 3-4 years we’ve been constantly upgrading the field with over $100,000 worth of Read More

Basketball set to return to action

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The Marlin’s men’s basketball team is back on the court practicing this past week.  Head Coach David Macedo revealed “Practice is a little different and we are in Phase 1 which puts us in 2 groups of 10 or less for 60 minutes each.  We are wearing masks and socially distancing but getting a lot Read More

The Closer

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Jordan vs. LeBron debate  After a ten year drought, the Los Angeles Lakers have won their 17th NBA Championship against the Miami Heat. They are now tied with the Boston Celtics with the most championships. Led by one of the greatest players ever, LeBron James won his fourth championship along with his four finals MVP’s.  Read More

Player Profile: Hanna Hull on gameday preparation

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For two-time National Player of the Year and 2020 ODAC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Hanna Hull, game day is all about confidence and consistency. The Virginia Wesleyan softball team’s season was unfortunately cut short in early March of last year due to concerns of COVID-19. The Marlins were coming off an eight-game winning streak Read More

A league of their own

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eSports, which stands for electronic sports, is a form of sport competition by using video games. It is one of the fastest-growing global sports and billion dollar industries today. eSports are growing and expanding to college campuses across the country. It can open doors and pathways for countless careers, not just as a player, gamer Read More

Fall Athletes prevail over COVID-19 summer quarantine

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Fall Athletes prevail over COVID-19 summer quarantine
COVID-19 produced many challenges for athletes during the spring and summer months. These challenges had such a profounding effect on fall athletes. Their training and preparation took a serious hit. The constant wondering if they were going to have a season is one thing, but they were tasked with finding new avenues on how to Read More

Athletic Practices Resume

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Athletic Practices Resume
Practices for athletic teams resumed Monday Oct. 5, after more than a two-week hiatus.  Student-athletes were finally able to continue team workouts, meetings, and practices as they gear up for competitive play on the horizon.   During the week-span of Sept. 16 through Sept. 22, eight COVID-19 cases were confirmed on campus, bringing the cumulative total Read More

The Closer [Column]

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COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the sports world beginning with shutting down the entire industry for months back in early-March. The effects of the disease are still having major implications on many aspects of the game from having no audience to rosters to preparations.  One of the most physically demanding sports in the Read More

Corey Pelham: Player Perspective

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Despite consistently making a splash on the court, senior All-Conference basketball player Corey Pelham is quite humble when it comes to his performance.  Last year, the Marlins had an overall record of 23-5 with 13 of those wins being conference games. In the ODAC semifinal, the Marlins defeated the Lynchburg Hornets 70-67, taking them to Read More

Fall and winter sports postponed

1 month ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Fall and winter sports postponed
Virginia Wesleyan has followed the lead of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and has postponed the beginning of the fall and winter sports seasons. There will be no athletic competition for fall and winter teams until 2021. Under the guidelines set by the CDC and Virginia Wesleyan, there are teams that are allowed to have Read More