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Gobbler Country’s Hokie Sports Evening News Round Up #18-1

It’s week 18 of the 2018 - 2019 season/school year. It’s really amazing to see time flying by. The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams are doing well. The men just played a dominant game in front of a happy crowd of locals and left over students. The wrestling team dominated, and the longest week of the year trudges slowly by.

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Hokie Basketball


The Women’s Basketball team seems to have a real head of steam going. They are 10-0 after defeating Mount Saint Mary’s on December 16th, 83-51.


The men took to the court in front of a mostly local and faculty/staff crowd at Cassell. There were VT stockings, games, the band from Kipps Elementary School, and some other fun holiday things going on. There was also a basketball game to be played against visiting North Carolina A&T. The A&T Aggies tried to keep pace, but the Hokies kept up the pressure and the even spread of fresh players from the bench.

Tech won 82-60, keeping the home record this season to ZERO for our opponents.

Hokie Wrestling

Meanwhile, not to be outdone or anything, the Wrestling team took a trip to Morgantown to face off on the center mat against the Mountaineers of West Virginia.

Maybe the men from the mountains just south of the Mason-Dixon don’t want us to come there anymore. The Hokies dominated, winning the overall match 24-9. It was a dominant performance and a nice way to head into the holidays.

Hokie Football

Of course it was Early Signing Day, and we’ll be going over some of the results of that, but it’s really a good point to put his one minute reminder up from Coach Fuente’s presser regarding the 19 signed football players.

It’s a good reminder to both the players, and Hokie Nation. This is a start for this particular class, not an end. There will be lots of work, some heartache, and certainly some disappointments ahead for the players signed. There will also be all of those good things that come from hard work, patience, dedication, and attention to detail. We are right with Coach Fuente on that one. New is good, and really good new is better; but it’s still NEW. Time for them to prove something.

Hokie Nation

The football players made some pre-Christmas rounds to a local elementary school, and pre-school. Of course, being Blacksburg kids, they know exactly what to do when the football team comes in.

And so the agony of Hump Day of the longest day of the week was made just a little bit less burdensome for some of the local kids. Yes, dig deep in your childhood memories and tell me that the last week before Christmas wasn’t the LONGEST of the year... I dare ya.