Sports: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Caps Win In Shootout Round, SU Scoreboard, WVU In Action Tonight

The Washington Capitals picked up a 2-1 win over Boston last night, in a game decided in the shootout round. Down 1-0, Lars Eller tied matters in the third period, and after a scoreless overtime, Jakub Vranalit the lamp for the 13-5-4 Caps. The Capitals will skate against the Bruins again Friday at 7. Because of Shenandoah University football, there will be no broadcast of Caps hockey.

Speaking of SU, Women’s Volleyball opened it’s season with a 3-0 exhibition win against Potomac State, and Women’s Soccer improved to 2-0 with a 4-1 win over Randolph-Macon. There are no events scheduled today. Hornet Football plays it’s home opener tomorrow night against Hampden-Sydney. Air time is 6:30 on The River 95-3.

In College Hoop, number-6 WVU returns to action tonight when they host TCU at 7.

And in Washington Nationals’ news, newly acquired pitcher Jon Lester is leaving training camp to have a thyroid gland removed. It’s hoped that the 37 year-old left hander will be ready for his turn in the rotation once the regular season begins. The Nats take on the Mets in Spring training action today.

Sports: Thursday, January 28, 2021

HS Scoreboard, Hokies Win, Caps Skate Tonight

In girls high school hoop yesterday, Warren County stopped Faquier 48-40, Luray nipped Strasburg 66-62, Madison beat Clarke 33-28, and Page got past Stonewall 46-38. In boys basketball, Faquier defeated Warren County 67-50, while Page routed Stonewall 60-40.

Number-20 Virginia tech got back in the win column last night with a 62-51 win at Notre Dame. Four Hokies scored in double figures, and the Tech defense held the Irish to just 35 percent shooting as they improved to 12-3 on the season.

The Washington Capitals are back on the ice tonight when they host the New York Islanders. The Caps will try to set a franchise mark tonight by earning at least a point in it’s first eight games. The puck drops at 7 on The River 95-3.

And, the Washington Nationals have come to terms with pitcher Jon Lester. The 37 year-old left hander signed a one-year, $5 million contract that will add him to an already stacked starting rotation. The 16-year veteran has spent his last 6 seasons with the Cubs, and has been a part of 3 World Series champions.