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Doug Doughty is a 1974 graduate from the University of Virginia, and upon graduation joined the Roanoke Times as the minor league hockey beat reporter.  In 1978, Doughty would begin to cover UVA sports with The Times, and now in his 40th year as a beat reporter is the longest tenured active employee with the […]

Rick Mahorn played college basketball for Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) from 1976 to 1980, where he owns 18-school records and earned NAIA All-American honors. Mahorn also earned All-CIAA honors in 1977-78, 1978-79, and 1979-80, as well as being named the 1978-79 CIAA Player of the Year. Among his school records at Hampton, Mahorn is […]

During his time at Powell Valley High School, Thomas Jones, a Big Stone Gap Native, rushed for 7,793 yards, and helped lead the football program to back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995. Jones broke many Virginia High School League records during his high school career, including single season rushing yards with 3,319, as well […]

After leading High Point’s baseball team for 18 years from 1960-1978, Chuck Hartman took on the head coaching position for the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball program. Hartman would go on to patrol the Hokies dugout for 28-seasons, from 1979-2006. Under his coaching, Hartman had four players drafted in the 1st round of the Major League […]

A basketball legend in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Megan Silva Schultz was a four-year starter at Randolph-Macon College after starring at Hermitage High School in Richmond. The most decorated athlete in the history of Randolph Macon athletics, Silva Schultz scored 2,371 career points to go with 700 assists and 446 steals for Yellow Jacket […]

Kara Lawson, an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduated from West Springfield High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball and soccer teams. During her high school basketball career, Lawson led the Spartans to state championships in 1997 and 1999, and earned Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American honors. She played in the 1999 WBCA High School […]

Frank Beamer, a Hillsville, Virginia native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969, where he was a three year starting cornerback for Tech’s football program. He then went on to accept coaching positions at Maryland, The Citadel, and Murray State before being promoted to Murray State’s head coaching role. After six years of coaching at Murray […]

In 15 seasons of Major League Baseball, lifelong Chesapeake resident Michael Cuddyer established himself as much more than a reliable and versatile player and solid teammate. After gaining the national spotlight as the 1997 Virginia High School Player of the Year and Gatorade National Player of the Year while playing for Great Bridge High School, […]