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Gobbler Country’s Hokie Sports Evening News Round Up #23-2

It’s almost the start of the new semester. Notre Dame’s women visited Cassell and came away with a big win. Wrestling is churning along at #13, and we have a Hokie setting a World Record in the 300m Indoor.

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Hokie Basketball

Women’s

The 2nd half stretch of the 2018-2019 season has been rough on the Hokie Women. Whether it’s super close, or a heartbreaker like last evening against Notre Dame, the Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team seems to have lost serious traction in ACC League play. Someone somewhere will need to figure out how to put the brakes on this one or the skid is going to ruin the rest of the season. Hopefully Sunday they can get their feet back under themselves and grab a win against the Wolf Pack of NC State.

Tech led for most of the first 2/3rds of the game. The Notre Dame comeback was furious, and a bit too furious as observed by several fans. We’ll leave it at that.

One bright spot was Trinity Baptiste who put up a double-double game. (11 points and 13 rebounds)

Men’s

We all know about the disappointing results up at JPJ. The Hokies just didn’t seem to have the right plan of attack, if there was even a reasonable one left after the Hoos kept draining threes, and Tech had trouble finding the hole from any range. So, the issues from outside at Georgia Tech followed us to Hooville. Looks like the guys need some regrouping and refocusing. Saturday they’ll have their chance against visiting Wake Forest for a sold out contest at the Cassell.

Hokie Wrestling

Let us not forget that other Winter sport - Wrestling. The #13 Hokies are really grabbing more attention. Take a look at the ranked wrestlers for the week:

And we are seeing a new face as sophomore B.C. LaPrade has been named ACC Wrestler of the week.

Hokies Track and Field

It’s Indoor Track season, and Hokie Nation needs to hear about this name, Jacory Patterson

He was named ACC Male Athlete of the Week.

Probably because he did this!

You read that correctly! This young man can flat out FLY! Congratulations for breaking the World Record for the U-20 300 meter, Jacory. That is really special. Keep flying!

Here are some other wonderful notes from some super Hokie Athletes who don’t normally get mentioned.

Track

Field

We are proud of all of you and will endevor to keep everyone up to date on your progress this season.

Hokie Football

In further Track News... you heard that right, Track news, take a look at who finished 3rd in this past week’s Virginia Tech Invitational men’s 200m.

Yes, that’s Colton “Cole” Beck, Blacksburg High School Graduate and redshirt Freshman running back putting up a 21.8 in the 200...

Hokie Baseball

It’s one month before baseball season starts at the Stetson Tournament in Florida... good thing because it’s stone cold winter, here in the ‘Burg... As to my baseball cap collection, could I have one of each, please!

And we leave you this evening with a Link to the big change this season at the new Union Park (well English Field at Union Park - but that’s a mouth full so how about we just keep it to Union Park?)

GO HOKIES!!!!