Sports

TowneBank Arena to arrive by fall

3 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on TowneBank Arena to arrive by fall
Virginia Wesleyan University’s Convocation Hall will soon be named the TowneBank Arena in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. This is possible due to a gift from community partner TowneBank. The Convocation Hall is now under renovation, and will be ready for the Marlins by August.   The Jane P. Batten Student Center and Convocation Hall, Read More

Chronicle sports editors debate the pros

3 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on Chronicle sports editors debate the pros
The Marlin Chronicle sports editors Nicholas Mundy and Austin Edmonds debate today’s pressing issues in professional sports. MLB Season Solutions  Nicholas Mundynamundy@vwu.edu With many possible solutions for how to start the Major League Baseball season, the question still remains on when. I believe the scenario where all teams gather in Arizona should be the final Read More

A year in Marlin sports

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on A year in Marlin sports
Volleyball captures ODAC title For the first time in the history of the program, the volleyball team captured their first ODAC championship by defeating Randolph-Macon on their home floor on Nov. 9, 2019. With their 3-1 victory, the Marlins received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Amber Matalus led the way with 18 kills Read More

U.S. women’s soccer fights for equal pay

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on U.S. women’s soccer fights for equal pay
The United States women’s national soccer team hoisting their world cup trophy in 2019. In response to the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team back in March 2019, the U.S. Soccer Federation answered with demeaning language towards the women’s team and said that they should not get paid equally, because Read More

Spring sports canceled

4 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on Spring sports canceled
The softball team was off to an 11-1 start before the season cancelation. Due to COVID-19, the NCAA canceled the remaining seasons for winter and spring sports on March 12, also known as the day the sports world came to a screeching halt. Professional sports all followed suit by placing all their seasons on hold. Read More

Summer Olympics postponed

4 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on Summer Olympics postponed
The Tokyo Olympics for 2020 are officially postponed due to COVID-19. Before COVID-19, the Olympic Games had never been postponed or canceled for something other than the World Wars in 1916, 1940 and 1944. The opening ceremony was originally set for July 24 in Tokyo, but has been postponed to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021.  Fifty-six Read More

National sports making the best of a bad situation

4 months ago Austin Edmonds Comments Off on National sports making the best of a bad situation
Dodger Stadium empty as the MLB has suspended play due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has also affected the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA, and professional wrestling. The wrath of COVID-19 was felt among sports fans on March 11 when the NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz had tested positive for COVID-19 and they Read More

Meet the new sports information director

5 months ago Noah Riffle Comments Off on Meet the new sports information director
One of the newest Marlins to the fish tank is Sports Information Director Alysse Scripter.  Coming from Mount Olive, she is looking to help promote and tell the story of each sports program on campus. Scripter was born in Portsmouth, Va. and eventually graduated from Old Dominion University in 2014. Her family currently resides in Read More

Women’s Basketball season comes to a wrap

5 months ago Jordan Wilson Comments Off on Women’s Basketball season comes to a wrap
The Marlin women fought hard and finished the season with a record of 6 wins and 20 losses. The team was able to make it to conference playoffs before losing to Guildford in the first round. “One of the nice parts of any athletic program is when one of the games towards the end of Read More

Basketball falls in ODAC final

5 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on Basketball falls in ODAC final
The Men’s Basketball team missed out on the NCAA tournament after they failed to capture an automatic bid against Randolph Macon in the ODAC Championship game. The Marlins finished the regular season with a 23-5 record. They finished ODAC play with a 13-3 record. After making it all the way to the ODAC Championship, the Read More