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Women’s soccer: No. 1 Virginia defeats No. 11 USC, 2-0

Senior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) and junior midfielder Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) came through for the second time on the weekend, each scoring a goal as No. 1 Virginia (19-1-2) defeated No. 11 USC (15-6-2) by a score of 2-0 on Sunday.


Southern Cal, Maryland firings, Spurrier retirement, put UVA behind the coaching eight-ball?

Assuming UVA is going to part ways at the end of the 2015 season with football coach Mike London, who is on his way to a fifth losing season in six years, the school would appear to be at best second in line for the top available coaching candidates out there now that Southern Cal has parted ways with Steve Sarkisian.


UVA baseball: ‘Hoos top Southern Cal, 6-1, in Lake Elsinore Regional

Southern Cal starter Kyle Davis held UVA hitless into the seventh inning, but the ‘Hoos broke through in the late innings, and rode a strong effort from Connor Jones to take home a 6-1 win in the opening game of the Lake Elsinore Regional Friday afternoon.


Details on Lake Elsinore Regional: UVA game times, opponent info, more

UVA baseball (34-22) will compete in the NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional beginning Friday in Lake Elsinore, Calif., and play Southern California (37-19) at 6 p.m. ET in a first-round game.


UVA baseball sent out west: Breaking down UC-Santa Barbara, USC, San Diego State

The last time UVA went out west for an NCAA baseball regional was 2009. That Cavs squad had to battle through Stephen Strasburg and Cal-Irvine on the road to what became the school’s first-ever appearance in the College World Series.


JMU women’s lacrosse to face USC in NCAA Tournament

After capturing their third Colonial Athletic Association title in six years, No. 17 James Madison lacrosse will travel to Durham, North Carolina to take on Southern California, Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.


UVA women’s basketball dominates Delaware State, 100-62

The UVA women’s basketball team (6-2) heads into exam week after earning a 100-62 victory over Delaware State (1-7) on Saturday (Dec. 6) at John Paul Jones Arena.


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George Mason basketball loses again in Puerto Rico

Junior Shevon Thompson set a single-game Puerto Rico Tip-Off record Friday night pulling down 19 rebounds in George Mason’s loss to New Mexico.


University of Washington recruit Devenir Duruisseau growing in PG year at Fishburne

Devenir Duruisseau is from LA, but the 6’9”,240-pound power forward at Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, Va.) isn’t necessarily of LA.


Unscientific Analysis: How many games has UVA coach Mike London, staff, cost the team?

Augusta Free Press staffer Scott German, on the drive back from Charlottesville after Saturday’s 28-27 UVA football loss to North Carolina, the latest in a string of Virginia defeats that fans could attribute, fairly or not, to poor coaching decisions by Mike London and his staff, posited that London could personally be blamed “for at least 10 to 12 losses” in his four-plus seasons at the helm.


VMI women’s soccer drops 1-0 decision to USC Upstate

Kenzie Major scored her fifth goal of the season in the 25th minute and it was all the USC Upstate Spartans needed, as they held on for a 1-0 victory over the VMI Keydets in non-conference women’s soccer action Sunday at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.


VMI women’s soccer falls to Radford, 1-0

An unfortunate deflection with just over 30 minutes to go led to the only goal of the game, as the Radford Highlanders squeaked past the VMI Keydets, 1-0, in non-conference women’s soccer action Friday at Lexington’s Patchin Field.


Game Preview: UVA football vs. BYU

Augusta Free Press previews the game between UVA (2-1, 1-0 ACC) and BYU (3-0). The ‘Hoos make the trek across the continent for their first road game of 2014.


VMI Soccer Roundup: Men, women both fall in Sunday matches

VMI men drop 4-0 decision to Robert Morris: In the final game of the 2014 Jay Sculley Memorial Tournament, the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer team had chances early in each half, but the Colonials of Robert Morris University struck twice in each stanza to top VMI 4-0 in non-conference action at Patchin Field on Sunday.


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USC Upstate shuts outs VMI men’s soccer, 2-0

Despite three early shots from Andrew Starnes in the first three minutes of the game, the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer team could not get on the board against USC Upstate, falling 2-0 to the Spartans during the 2014 Jay Sculley Memorial Tournament, contested at Patchin Field.


UVA football needs a packed house Saturday

If ever there was a time that a football team needed its home-field advantage, it’s this Saturday with UVA getting ready to host Louisville.


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Starnes’ 64th-minute goal lifts VMI 1-0 over Asheville

Deadlocked and scoreless through the first 63 minutes of a non-conference game with UNC Asheville, VMI got what proved to be the game-winning goal from junior Andrew Starnes in the 64th minute, lifting the Keydets over the Bulldogs 1-0.


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UVA swimmers Smith, Bartholomew named to USA Swimming National Team

Two members of the UVA women’s swimming and diving team, junior Courtney Bartholomew and sophomore Leah Smith, have been named to the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team roster.


Gameday Primer: UVA vs. #7 UCLA

UVA opens the 2014 season on Saturday against seventh-ranked UCLA. Kickoff is at noon in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The game is being broadcast on ESPN and on radio on the Virginia Sports Network. UCLA is a 21-point favorite heading into the contest.


Fresh start: Georgia Tech transfer Vad Lee looks to lead JMU football turnaround

Vad Lee has experiences. He saw time for Georgia Tech in the 2012 ACC Championship Game against Florida State and the 2012 Sun Bowl in which the Yellow Jackets beat USC. He started all 13 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, and while Tech finished a disappointing 7-6, it wasn’t because of the offense, which Lee helped finish fourth in the ACC on yards per play running Paul Johnson’s tricky triple-threat option.


Waynesboro Generals blank VBL-leading Front Royal, 1-0

Jeff Schank and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout, and a Kyle Pitts squeeze play RBI gave Waynesboro the only run it needed in a 1-0 over Valley League-leading Front Royal Tuesday night at Kate Collins Field.


Winchester Royals score three in the ninth, stun Waynesboro, 3-2

Winchester didn’t get a hit until the eighth inning, but a three-run rally in the ninth off Waynesboro closer Austin Goss pushed the Royals to a 3-2 win over the Generals Thursday night at Kate Collins Field.


Waynesboro Generals nip Woodstock, 4-3

Colin Bennett scored on a two-out eighth-inning error, Austin Goss got his eighth save of the season, and the Waynesboro Generals maintained sole possession of first place in the Valley League with a 4-3 win over Woodstock Wednesday night at Kate Collins Field.


Waynesboro Generals outlast Staunton Braves, 4-3

A strong outing from starting pitcher Phillip Taylor and a gutsy ninth from closer Austin Goss closed out a 4-3 win for the Waynesboro Generals over their rival Staunton Braves Tuesday night.


How are the Waynesboro Generals 8-1? Run prevention

The Waynesboro Generals are hitting just .205 as a team through the first fifth of the 2014 Valley League season. So how is it that the defending VBL champs are atop the league standings at 8-1?


Defending VBL champ Waynesboro opens 2014 with win

The Waynesboro Generals (1-0) picked up right where they left off in 2013 with a 4-1 win over the New Market Rebels on their opening night of the 2014 Valley Baseball League season.


Curry, Sampson highlight inductees in Virginia Sports Hall of Fame event

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will be making a stop in Staunton for its annual Virginia Tour Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held at the Club at Ironwood in Staunton, Virginia on Thursday, June 12.


SMAC Swimming competes at the Speedo Grand Challenge

The Waynesboro Y Swim Team (SMAC) competed in the Speedo Long Course Grand Challenge from May 23-25 in Irvine, CA.


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UVa. men’s tennis falls to USC in Final Four

The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team had its 2014 season come to an end Monday with a 5-1 loss to top-ranked USC in a NCAA semifinal match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


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UVa. men’s tennis tops Baylor, returns to Final Four

The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 victory over No. 5 Baylor Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.


FMS forward Shamiek Sheppard commits to South Carolina

Fishburne Military School postgrad forward Shamiek Sheppard (6’6”, 210, Brooklyn) has committed to South Carolina.


Keith William DeBlasio: Why do we want to keep innocent people in prison?

Why is the Virginia Legislature afraid to have laws that allow viable challenges to wrongful convictions? Does finality really trump true justice and freeing the actually innocent? Can a victim really have finality if an innocent person is sitting in prison for a crime they did not commit? Isn’t that actually just another crime in itself?


Winners and Losers: A busy, busy sports day

Robinson Cano is coming off another solid year in 2013 (27 HR, 107 RBI, .314BA/.383OBP/.516SLG), but 10 years at $240 million for a 31-year-old second baseman? The Yankees will have to settle for overpaying for a 31-year-old base stealer (Jacoby Ellsbury, seven years/$153 million) and a 29-year-old catcher (Brian McCann, five years/$85 million).


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UVa. women’s basketball defeats Louisiana Tech, 95-82

The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-1) had its highest scoring output since 2009 as the Cavaliers defeated Louisiana Tech (0-2), 95-82, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 16) at John Paul Jones Arena. The last time UVa scored 95 points in a game was Nov. 18, 2009, a 110-63 win over USC Upstate in Charlottesville.


Chris Graham: How the Mike London era could come to an end this weekend

Mike London could be coaching his final game at the University of Virginia this weekend. Yes, I get it, it’s not likely. UVa. does not make in-season changes the way you’d expect from a Southern Cal, which abruptly fired football coach Lane Kiffin earlier this season after a middling 3-2 start.


Fishburne’s Jabari Craig commits to Southern Cal

Fishburne Military School basketball player Jabari Craig announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he has verbally committed to Southern Cal.


UVa.-USC tix available later today

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net UVa. football fans can purchase three- or four-game ticket plans beginning today, the school’s athletics department has announced. The ticket packages go on sale at 5 p.m. – and include home games with Southern Cal, Miami and Clemson.