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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Basketball player Keith Hornsby told ESPN.com Tuesday he is transferring from Big South member UNC Asheville to LSU.
Hornsby, an Oak Hill Academy graduate, averaged 15 points as a UNCA sophomore. In the wake of coach Eddie Biedenbach opting to leave , Hornsby announced last month that he would leave the school as well.
The son of singer Bruce Hornsby also eyed North Carolina State and St. Mary’s.
Radford hires Marshall
Radford coach Mike Jones has hired Aaron Marshall as his director of basketball operations.
This will be his second stint at Radford; he held the same job in the 2011-12 season.
He spent last season at Southern Cal, first as director of basketball operations and then moving up to assistant coach when Kevin O’Neill was fired as head coach last January.
Bridgewater adds Crist
Blacksburg High School graduate Brian Crist has been named the receivers coach for Bridgewater College.
The former Hampden-Sydney quarterback has been an assistant at Massachusetts and Louisiana-Lafayette and a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech. Last season he was offensive coordinator for his father, Dave Crist, at Blacksburg High School.
UVa picks coach
Virginia has hired Blake Miller as its coach.
He was an Oregon assistant for the past three seasons, helping the Ducks reach the 2012 Women’s College World Series. He also has been a head coach at NCAA Division II member Texas A&M-Kingsville and at Darton, a junior college in Georgia.
VSGA women rained out
LEXINGTON — Rain ruled Tuesday at Lexington Country Club.
The first round of the 36th VSGA Virginias Women’s Stroke Play championship was suspended at 10:45 a.m. and never resumed.
First-round play resumes at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Top area threats in the field include 2012 VSGA Junior Girls champion Amanda Hollandsworth of Floyd, reigning Roanoke Valley City-County champion Lyndsey Hunnell of Troutville, and Salem’s Kristin Hearp.
Local juniors struggle
IRVINGTON — Most of Timesland’s top entries in the 23rd VSGA Junior Match Play Championship will have to pick up their golf games today.
Other than Blacksburg’s Ty Olinger and Salem’s Andrew Butts, who each shot 4-over-par 75 in Tuesday’s first round, the rest of the area contingent will head into today’s second round of stroke-play qualifying needing to move up the scoreboard in order to finish in the low 16 players who advance to Thursday’s start of match play at King Carter Golf Club.
Central Virginia players Logan Yates, Clark Griffin and Ian Hildebrand top the board after first-round 70s.
Olinger, 15, and Butts, 18, are among seven players tied at 4 over, the current bubble number for the low 16 for the 109-player field.
Roanoke’s Nick Brediger and Lexington’s Peter Shaner are tied for 18th at 76, with Martinsville’s Wesley Smith tied for 22nd at 77. Roanoke’s Drew Lagan and Forest’s Zeke Shen are tied for 25th at 78. Salem’s Garrett Sweeney is tied for 33rd at 80.
Buchanan’s Korey Watts, who lost in last year’s final, continued his recent struggles, limping home in 86.