Gov. Northam signs G3 legislation for potential students

emergency funding for homeless

Gov. Northam signed legislation creating his Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back initiative or G3 program.

This makes tuition free community college available to low and middle income students who pursue jobs in high demand fields.

The G3 program includes $36 million to cover tuition, fees, and books and provide wraparound support for eligible students at the Commonwealth’s two-year public institutions.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

UW continues support of House of Hope

The United Way of Front Royal Warren County continues the support of House of Hope.

UW added another $6,500 to the $51,802 they have given over the past seven years.

The House of Hope is the only residential rehabilitation program serving the men of Warren County offering shelter, food and guidance in obtaining needed services.

There are two immediate needs for the House of Hope a stove and an electrical upgrade to support the stove.

They would also like to find a new location which the house leadership continues the search for the solution for this need.

To help the UW with donations for any of their beneficiaries click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Hornets-Eagles III

SU field oversight
SU field oversight
Winchester Printers

Greetings from The Booth!

There is a lot going on in the sports world right now. We’re down to the Final Four in college hoop, this week is Opening Day in MLB, and golf’s first major of the year, The Masters, is on the horizon. Although fan attendance is still limited at most sporting events, compare that to a year ago, when we were relegated to watching cornhole and ultimate frisbee on ESPN 8, The Ocho.

The ODAC Spring football season winds down this weekend with league-wide “playoff” games to determine where teams will finish in the standings. For the third time in five games, the Shenandoah Hornets will take on I-81 rival Bridgewater at Shentel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

BC won the first of these matchups in February 27-21, while SU won a 19-18 thriller last week. By now, both teams know each other pretty well. If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be no love lost on Saturday afternoon on the Sprint Field.

As a footnote, this will be the last game for Bridgewater head Coach Mike Clark, who is retiring at the end of Saturday’s game. In his illustrious career, he has taken his BC team to the Stagg Bowl, and a National Semifinal, as well as being a thorn in our side year after year. Good luck, Coach, in your future endeavors (but not so much this weekend)!!!

And speaking of coaches, I had the chance this week to chat with SU Coach Scott Yoder, as he previews the Spring finale. Here is the entire interview. Catch our radio call Saturday starting at 4:30 on The River 95-3, and until next visit from The Booth…GO HORNETS!

SU encourages students to stay on campus for spring break

su local vaccination efforts

Shenandoah University (SU) is offering a weeklong series of events to encourage students to stay on campus during spring break this year.

The reason is, staying on campus helps prevent the  potential spread of COVID-19.

 The normal fees for a student to stay in their dormitory during the break have been waived this year.

The cafeteria hours remain the same along with fitness facilities remaining  available.

About 350 of the approximate 2200 undergraduates are taking advantage of  the opportunity with spring break ending April 4.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Sports: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SU Scores, Final Four Is Set, 3rd Period Woes Sink Capitals

Shenandoah University Baseball improved to 11-1 on the season with an 8-2 win over Bridgewater yesterday. Keegan Woolford hit 2 homers for SU, in the process becoming the all-time home run leader for the Hornets. In other SU action, W&L beat Field Hockey 5-2, while Bridgewater took 2 from Softball.

Today, SU Men’s Golf competes in North Carolina, Women’s Soccer hosts Shepherd, and Men’s Lacrosse entertains Bridgewater.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is now down to the Final Four. Last night, 11-seed UCLA continued it’s improbable run from the First Four to the Final Four with a 51-49 upset of 1-seed Michigan. Undefeated Gonzaga punched it’s ticket by routing 6-seed UCLA 85-66.

The Washington Capitals kicked off a 5-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers. For the second consecutive game, the Rangers peppered the Caps with a 4-goal third period. the Caps, who got goals from Nic Dowd and TJ Oshie, continue the road trip against the Islanders tomorrow. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

And, the Washington Nationals start the 2021 campaign tomorrow night against the New York Mets at Nats Park. Max Scherzer will be the Opening Day starter for the Nats, while Jacob deGrom takes the hill for the Mets. Scherzer is 12-5 lifetime against New York. Air time tomorrow night is 6:39 on Sports Radio 1450.