Sports

Swimming competes in ODAC championships

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming competes in ODAC championships
The Virginia Wesleyan University Swimming team completed their first season of competition this past weekend at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, NC. The men finished in 9th place accumulating 119.0 points while the women finished in 10th place with a team total of 86.0 points. Individual highlights include many new school records being set for Read More

Team cohesion fuels women’s track and field to highest regional ranking ever

7 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Team cohesion fuels women’s track and field to highest regional ranking ever
The 2017-2018 women’s track and field season has consisted of record breaking and standout performances. Not only did their Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team comprised of Marissa Coombs, Emily Latimer, Alizae Dollins and Kwonsha Washington break the school record with a time of 12 minutes, 35.49 seconds, but the team has earned a third place Read More

The Dugout

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
Now that my Super Bowl hangover is over and I am (almost) over Nick Foles beating my New England Patriots, I guess it is time to move onto the next major sporting event that is going on: the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The casual Olympics watcher may see “Olympic Athletes from Russia” Read More

Spring sports: what to expect

7 months ago Austin Edmonds Comments Off on Spring sports: what to expect
Baseball Key Returners- Brandon Kussmaul, Deon Hammond, Randy Neisz, Corey King Key Losses- Justin Erby, Taylor Erby, C.J Lindsay, Riley Koonce, Patrick Monteverde For the Marlins to improve on their 21-20 record from the 2017 season they are going to need to be led by their small group of seniors as well as they well Read More

Swimming finding their stroke

10 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming finding their stroke
The first year Marlin swim teams took their talents to Lexington, VA for the Washington & Lee Invitational on Dec. 3 and 4. The men and women both finished 5th, but in the process, individuals on both teams shined and set new school records. Junior Hayley Heath shined in the 200m individual medley with a Read More

Women’s basketball cutting it close

10 months ago Corey King Comments Off on Women’s basketball cutting it close
The women’s basketball team is off to a decent start in the 2017-2018 season. They are currently 3-4 this year, and one of those losses coming against conference opponent Lynchburg.  The Marlins are struggling with scoring. The Marlins, like last year, rely on the scoring of Jayla Harris, a junior from Fredericksburg, Virginia, who is Read More

Men’s basketball off to scorching start

10 months ago Corey King Comments Off on Men’s basketball off to scorching start
Marlins men’s basketball team continues their dominant start this season. Currently 7-0, the Marlins have answered a lot of questions that they had looming over them coming into the season. The Marlins had these questions because last year they were averaging 82 points per game as a team and they only returned 24 points per Read More

The Dugout

10 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
The much anticipated College Football Playoff bracket was revealed on Dec. 3, and Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama were selected as the top four teams amid controversy around the final spot being awarded to Alabama. The semi finals will be played on New Year’s Day and the Championship will be played on Jan 8, 2018, Read More

Marissa Coombs runs to Nationals

10 months ago Joshua Davis Comments Off on Marissa Coombs runs to Nationals
After only two years of cross country experience, Marissa Coombs adds another ODAC Championship, and Runner of the Year award to her illustrious career as a Marlin. The three-time Track and Field All-American and two-time Track and Field ODAC Champion seems to always race her best in the most critical situations. “All three times she Read More

The Dugout

10 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
Congratulations to the Houston Astros for winning the 2017 World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven game series. It took me a little bit to get on the Astros bandwagon after they eliminated my hometown Boston Red Sox in the ALDS, but I eventually found myself cheering for them. It probably helped Read More