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Baseball splits recent weekend doubleheader against Lynchburg

Baseball splits recent weekend doubleheader against Lynchburg

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018

Mother Nature and Madame Fortune have not been kind to the Generals baseball team in recent weeks. And players are now headed into a crucial stretch of six games in seven days after coming off a skid of five consecutive losses. But the tide may be turning. The team split its doubleheader against Lynchburg on ...

Track team still riding high from home meet

Track team still riding high from home meet

Ben Soullier, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018

At their only home meet of the season on March 16-17, the Washington and Lee track and field team put on a show for fans and supporters as the women’s team achieved six top-seven finishes and the men achieved nine top-seven finishes. The team’s season is a long and difficult one, beginning in Dec...

General of the Week: Hudson Hamill, ’20

General of the Week: Hudson Hamill, ’20

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

March 19, 2018

Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse midfielder Hudson Hamill, ‘20, scored a career-best six points on two goals against Shenandoah on March 10 and tallied four assists, tying his all-time high. Hamill also scored a goal in the team’s 13-8 win on March 14 over Gettysburg, who was ranked number th...

Men’s and women’s golf fall short at Georgia tournament

Men’s and women’s golf fall short at Georgia tournament

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

March 19, 2018

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s golf teams swung back into action this weekend at the Jekyll Island Invitational after a two-week hiatus. The three-day match held in Jekyll Island, Ga., featured teams from across the country, including many nationally-ranked programs. The women snagged 11...

General of the Week: Shep Sims, ’20

General of the Week: Shep Sims, ’20

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

March 12, 2018

Shep Sims, ‘20, placed first in the pole vault at the Roanoke Final Qualifier on March 3, clearing 4.65 meters and defeating his own school record. Sims set his previous record of 4.60 meters on Feb. 19. The Phi sat down with the Charleston, W.Va., native to talk about his success at Washington an...

Leroy finishes ninth in mile at indoor national championship

Leroy finishes ninth in mile at indoor national championship

Adele Petagna, Sports Writer

March 12, 2018

MacKenzye Leroy, ‘18, had a strong showing in the mile finals at the NCAA championship last weekend in Birmingham, Ala., but finished just short of receiving All-American honors. Leroy held the 13th best time among all male Division III runners for the mile prior to the national meet, with the top...

Pitching prowess: How the Generals prepare for game day

Pitching prowess: How the Generals prepare for game day

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

March 12, 2018

On the mound during a game, a baseball pitcher is the center of attention, with every eye in the stadium focused on his actions. Meanwhile, in the background, the warm-up session for the pitcher in the bullpen is a critical part of making sure a pitcher is ready to go when he steps on the field. Th...

General of the Week: Zach Bylykbashi, ’19

General of the Week: Zach Bylykbashi, ’19

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018

Zach Bylykbashi, ’19, won the 141-pound weight class and was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler at the NCAA Southeast regional meet in Rocky Mount, Va., on Feb. 24. Bylykbashi carries an overall record of 88 and 24, and a record of 28 and 8 in his junior season. He is the first General to...

Men’s track wins second-straight indoor ODAC championship

Men’s track wins second-straight indoor ODAC championship

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018

In a title bout that came down to the last round, the men’s track and field team was able to come out on top of Bridgewater College by a margin of four points in the indoor track ODAC championship for the second consecutive year. The Generals won the meet over the Eagles by a final score of 169.5 to 16...

Women’s tennis off to near-undefeated start

Women’s tennis off to near-undefeated start

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018

With a record of 6-0 and ranked 12th in the division three Intercollegiate Tennis Association, women’s tennis is hoping to continue its dominance in the ODAC and make a strong run in the NCAA tournament. Captain Michelle Fleenor, ‘18, attributed the team’s early successes to its off-season tra...

Tough weekend disrupts baseball team’s record

Tough weekend disrupts baseball team’s record

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018

The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team lost its series against Penn State Harrisburg on March 4, after splitting a home double-header the day before. They lost the first game 6 to 7, won the second game 9 to 7 and then ran dry in the third game with a 13-1 loss. Bryce Burnette, ‘20, led the way fo...

W&L alumnus takes over football program

W&L alumnus takes over football program

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018

Garrett LeRose has been named head coach of the Washington and Lee football team after a nationwide search. He has over a decade-long history serving in the Washington and Lee football program, first as a player and then as an assistant coach. W&L Athletics Director Jan Hathorn made the announceme...

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