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Student athletes decide to leave college athletics behind

11 Feb , 2015  

Since returning back to school from winter break, a few of UVa-Wise’s athletes have decided to leave their sports team and continue their college careers as a regular student.

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Students weigh in on the 2015 Super Bowl

11 Feb , 2015  

courtesy of NFL.com

On Feb. 2, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks competed in Super Bowl No. 49. The game was more competitive than last year’s competition in which the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 43-8.

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Women’s basketball competes for conference tournament spot

11 Feb , 2015  

Junior guard Blair Harding jumps for the balll against Glenville State to secure the rebound. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa-Wise Cavalier women’s basketball team is currently ranked eighth place in the Mountain East Conference, and will continue to compete for a good spot in the MEC tournament that begins the first week of March.

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Intramurals reveals new app

11 Feb , 2015  

Jay David | The Highland Cavalier Assistant Director of Intramurals, Recreation and Greek Life Nick Marshall and Winston Ely Health and Wellness Center Supervisor Brent Willis discuss the new intramural app and show off its features.

A mobile app called “REC*It” was created to allow students to have easy access to their intramural schedules and updates, according to college officials.

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Womack wins Intramural weight lifting competition

11 Feb , 2015  

Clint Womack won in the men’s heavy competition with 500 pounds on his deadlift.Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

An intramural weightlifting competition was held at the Winston Ely Health & Fitness Center on Feb. 5 to see who could move the most weight with proper form. Three main exercises were used including the deadlift, bench press and the barbell squat.

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Baseball prepares for upcoming spring season

28 Jan , 2015  

Players practice pitching, fielding and hitting a practice on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Last spring the Highland Cavalier baseball team finished the season with an overall record of 16 -29 and a 13-22 record within the Mountain East Conference. The team lost three seniors: pitcher Cody Compton, outfielder Andrew Jessee and infielder Mike McCollum last year.

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Men’s and women’s basketball continue to adjust to MEC play

28 Jan , 2015  

Senior Katie Jo Dockery, drives past her defender in the Cavalier’s game against Shepherd University. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Over the break the Cavalier men’s basketball team competed in eight games and are more than halfway through the season with an overall record of 1 – 14 and a 0 – 10 record within the Mountain East Conference. There has been a new addition made to the team as James Cousins, who is also [...]

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Lacrosse prepares for first season in MEC

28 Jan , 2015  

Lacrosse girls huddle in after running drills at practice on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa- Wise Women’s lacrosse team is about to kick off its inaugural season in the Mountain East Conference. Head Coach Megan Dennehny spent the last six years of her coaching career at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has started a brand new team here at the college.

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Softball thinks of achieving another championship

28 Jan , 2015  

Sophomore, Alexa Hernandez scoops up a ground ball during a drill at practice on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

After winning the Mountain East Conference title last May, the UVa-Wise softball team’s 2015 season is underway.

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Volleyball seniors remember their time at UVa-Wise

25 Nov , 2014  

Seniors Ashley Hooven(8), Brittani Altman(10), and Veronica Sanchez(15) had their final volleyball game on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the David J. Prior connvocation center. Photos courtesy of UVa-Wise Athletics

After competing and earn­ing an overall record of 14 – 14, UVa–Wise volleyball seniors, Ash­ley Hooven, Veronica Sanchez and Brittni Altmann ended their careers on Saturday, Nov. 8.

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Men’s basketball falls short early in season

25 Nov , 2014  

UVa-Wise Cavaliers mens basketball team traveled to Tennessee Nov. 18 for its third game of the season to play the ETSU Buccaneers. They lost 111-66. Photos courtesy of UVa-Wise Athletics

The men’s basketball team competed in its season opener against Elizabeth City State Uni­versity on Nov. 14 and collected the first win of the season before playing in the first conference games of the season this weekend.

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Women’s basketball builds momentum

25 Nov , 2014  

Women’s basketball works on their offense and defense during practice with hopes of becoming a stronger team together this season. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa–Wise women’s basketball team opened its season with two losses on Nov. 15 against two non-conference teams, Millersville University and Edinsboro University.