Monday, July 10, 2017

Academic All-State Released

ASHLAND, Va.- Six Shenandoah University student-athletes have been recognized for athletic and academic achievement in Academic All-State selections recently released by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association.

Photo courtesy Shenandoah University Athletic Department
SU Honorees
Tristan Baker, So., Williamsport, Md., 3.63, Sports Management, Baseball
Hayden Bauserman, So., Woodstock, Va. 3.38, Environmental Studies, Football
Brett Dubin, Jr., Beachwood, Ohio, 3.72, Business Administration, Men's Golf/Tennis
Jacque Hemler, Jr., Lancaster, Pa., 3.96, Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy, Women's Lacrosse
Michelle Krause, Jr., Virginia Beach, Va. 3.78, Nursing, Women's Soccer
Elizabeth Pardo, Jr., Walkersville, Md. 3.95, Kinesiology, Field Hockey

Read complete story at SU's official site: Academic All-State Released:

Friday, July 7, 2017

REDSKINS ANNOUNCE 2017 TRAINING CAMP ENHANCEMENTS

RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today a series of new initiatives to enhance the experience for families and fans attending training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. Among these enhancements are the special themed days at camp, team-hosted offsite events, a partnership with Radio One and events hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. 

Admission to camp is free, but this year a new Redskins fan pass/e-ticket is required for entry.  Fans should visit www.redskins.com/fanpass to receive their e-ticket for access to camp.

The team will host several themed days during camp:

July 29       Military Appreciation Day Presented by GEICO Military
Aug. 3       Youth Football Day
Aug. 4       Gatorade Junior Training Camp
Aug. 5       Fan Appreciation Day
Women of Washington (WOW VIP Day)
Aug. 8       Kids Day
Aug. 13     Social Media Day Presented by CSN

More information regarding registration for these events will be announced in the coming weeks. Some of the offsite events this year include:

July 26       Redskins Training Camp Kickoff
July 30       Redskins Day at Richmond Flying Squirrels
Aug. 4       Redskins Cheerleader Youth Dance Clinic
Aug. 5       WOW takes on RVA Scavenger Hunt
Aug. 10     Redskins Rally
Aug. 13     Social Media Day Social

Between practice sessions, fans will have the opportunity to meet Redskins alumni and cheerleaders at the Legends Showcase, participate in various family-friendly activities and purchase Redskins merchandise at the Redskins Team Store retail tent.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shepherd University - Shepherd Announces New Ram Mascot

Shepherd Rams Football

 

President Mary J.C. Hendrix with J.C.   Courtesy Shepherd University
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- There will be a new fan at Shepherd University football games when the season starts in the fall.

The University has a new mascot, a dorset ram named J.C. Named for President Mary J.C. Hendrix's middle initials, the ram was purchased with donations from Shepherd alumni Al and Sarah Lueck; Holly Morgan Frye, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of community and congressional relations, and her husband, Jim Frye; and Dr. Ben Martz, dean of the College of Business. J.C. will attend Shepherd football games and a variety of other events on campus.

To view this release on the official Shepherd Football site go to the following link below:

SU Hornets Football Season Tickets on Sale


Photo courtesy Shenandoah University Athletic Department
WINCHESTER, Va.- It's almost time for football again at Shenandoah University, and we want you to be part of all the exciting action on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium this fall!

The process of our 2017 football season ticket drive is underway and we would like to invite you to experience NCAA Division III football in the northern Shenandoah Valley this year.

For the press release, schedule and to order go to the following link:

Football Season Tickets on Sale: Catch the Hornets Buzz!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chargers comeback to capture Southern Conference Championship




Roberts appears to score on goal line drive    Moe Murphy / CCS
FALLING WATERS, WV- The Virginia Chargers scored 21 unanswered points to capture their second consecutive Atlantic Football Association Southern Conference Championship in semi pro football last Saturday at Spring Mills High School.

The Chargers went down early, to the Virginia Storm, as the Storm connected on the second play from scrimmage for a long touchdown pass to take an early 7-0 lead.

The Chargers drove down and got on the board with a Alhaji Kanu field goal, but a penalty kept the drive alive and the Chargers took the three points off the board and were held on a goal line drive. It appeared the Chargers scored when AFA leading rusher Michael "Moo" Roberts stretched the ball out, but did not get the call.

"I know I scored, I stretched the ball over." Roberts said.

Mair (36) and Babcock (17) force turnover   Moe Murphy / CCS
After a couple of exchanges the Storm hit another long pass on a broken play and went up 14-0.

Momentum changed when the Storm where driving and pressure from Earl Babcock, A.J. Orlebar and Seth Rocca forced an errant throw that was picked off by Charger defensive back Tavan Mair.

Roberts scored from one yard out to pull the Chargers within seven shortly before the first half.

The Chargers got two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Dominique Terrell in the second half  to give the Chargers the Championship.

The win revenged the Chargers earlier season 14-0 loss to the Storm in Danville. The loss was the Chargers only loss so far this season.

"We went down early and made a couple mistakes," Sherman Thomas said, "We just got back to being a family. We started out slow last week and came back."
Sherman Thomas breaks loose on KO return  Moe Murphy / CCS

Thomas had back to back stops on a late drive by the Storm that would have tied the game up, he broke up a pass and then on the next play stopped a reciever short of a first down forcing a turnover on downs and giving the ball to the Chargers with less than  three minutes to play.

Thomas also gained close to 100 yards on kickoff returns helping to set the team up with good field position.

Terrell was able to pick up a first down rushing and the Chargers were able to run out the clock.

The win places the Chargers in their third consecutive AFA Bowl. They will face their biggest rival the Maryland Phantoms in Baltimore (7:00PM).

Dominique Terrell scored twice for the Chargers  Moe Murphy / CCS
The Chargers defeated the New River Nitro last year and lost to the Harrisonburg Sharks in 2015.

The Phantoms won the AFA Bowl in 2014, and the Chargers have won in 2011, 2013, and 2016.

Thomas and Roberts spoke with Moe Murphy of Clarke County Sports after the game. Game highlights and the interviews can be seen below on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week.



Friday, June 16, 2017

Hall takes it one day at a time



Hall deflects a pass on Monday Night against the Giants    Moe Murphy / CCS
ASHBURN, Va.- The Washington Redskins veteran defensive back DeAngelo Hall is preparing to enter his14th season in the NFL. Hall attended all the Redskins OTA sessions and mandatory mini camp but watched on the sidelines as he works himself back from last seasons torn ACL injury that occured in week 3 against the New York Giants. The injury ended Hall's season. Hall has made the switch from cornerback to safety and is a versatile player in the secondary.

Hall still feels like he can contribute to the team and is a valuable leader in the locker room to a group of new players wanting to learn from the 4 time pro bowler. Hall was also the Redskins captain in 2010, 2011, and 2014.

The 33 year old native of Chesapeake, VA and VA Tech Hokie graduate enters his 10th season as a Redskins after being drafted and spending his first 4 years in the league as an Atlanta Falcon. Hall played 8 games for the Oakland Raiders in 2008 before coming to Washington.

Hall leaves with game ball as NFC East Champ  Moe Murphy
Hall recorded 190 tackles, 20 passes defensed, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and seven receptions for 86 yards with one touchdown in his three-year career at Virginia Tech. He returned 56 punts for 839 yards and five touchdowns. His 839 yards rank third on the Big East Conference career-record chart while his five returns for touchdowns rank second in conference history. Hall is one of the few players in college football history to score touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams during their collegiate career.
Hall majored in secondary education while at Virginia Tech. (1)

Hall spoke with the media after Tuesday afternoons practice. That interview is below Hall's career stats.






(1.) HokieSports.com

Redskins complete mini camp, next step Richmond


Gruden happy how camp went     Moe Murphy/CCS
ASHBURN, Va.- The month of June was a busy one at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park. Rookie mini camp, OTA's, and the mandatory mini camp have now all been put into the books. The next phase will be summer training camp in Richmond that starts on July 27. (Redskins 2017 Training Camp Schedule).

"I feel like it was a good offseason program, I was happy about it, so we ended it today," Coach Jay Gruden said. "The number one goal, in my opinion, is for them to get stronger, work on their running and weightlifting and all of that stuff. I think they accomplished that, they got stronger. After practice we have a meeting at 2:00 and then they’ll be on their way until training camp starts. They’re professional football players, their job is to keep their bodies in shape. They have to hit training camp with a full tank of gas. They can’t come in here and expect to get in shape in training camp. They have to be in shape when they arrive.

The arrival of TE Jordan Reed and OL Trent Williams was a welcome sight for fans, players and coaches. Reed and Williams were both absent from the voluntary OTA's but obviously had been training on their own as they both looked to be in good shape, and were impressive to coaches in the Mini Camp session. Matt Jones who earlier left Redskins park returned for the mini camp and worked hard as well.

Junior Galette and Doug Williams leave field     Moe Murphy / CCS
Former Redskins Superbowl quarterback Doug Williams was promoted to Senior VP of Player Personnel on Tuesday and spoke with the team at mid field at the end of Tuesday's practice. (Doug Williams Promotion Press Release).

The team should have one of the most competitive training camps in recent years, with a multitude of talent competing for various roster spots.

Tight end, linebacker, defensive backfield, and offensive line are among the positions that will be the most competitive.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Washington Redskins on Clarke County Sports as well as our Facebook and twitter feeds.

Trent Williams has been working hard in Texas and returned looking in fine form.   Moe Murphy / CCS
 
Jordan Reed was a welcome sight at Redskins Park. The team has high hopes for another great season.     Moe Murphy / CCS
Check out more photo's from Moe Murphy from Tuesday and Wednesday's camp at our Facebook page.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shepherd University - Shepherd Football Season Ticket Plans

Shepherd Rams Football

Photo courtesy Shepherd University Athletic Department
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University Vice President for Athletics Chauncey Winbush has announced plans for 2017 Shepherd Rams football season ticket renewals.

For the official press release and to purchase tickets go to the Official Shepherd Rams site at the link below: