The French connection

IN THE ZONE — Mathieu Fenasse hones his craft, putting from the fringe of the green. Photo provided:

Senior golfer Mathieu Fenasse brings unique mindset to Flames program Most athletes love the idea of being part of a team — the unity, the fellowship, the bearing of each other’s burdens. While Liberty Flames golfer Mathieu Fenasse values that team connection, the individual aspect of the sport is something …

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Senior-day stand

Tower — The taller junior forward Ashley Rininger (55) skies above Lady Buccaneers forward Brianna Lakes (24) as she reaches for an offensive rebound. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flames continue conference dominance against Lady Bucs Behind a second-half turnaround, the Liberty women’s basketball team came from behind to defeat the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern, 64-53, earning a 17th Big South Conference victory of the season Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21. With another conference victory over Charleston Southern (5-22, …

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Flames burn Beavers

FINALE — Freshman Luke Hannon weaves through defenders. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Men’s DI hockey sweeps Minot State in final home stand of ’14-’15 season Liberty University men’s Division I (DI) hockey team seniors went out with a bang as they swept their final home series against the No. 3 Minot State University Beavers, Feb. 20-21. The 11th-ranked Flames — who, until …

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Lancers clip Flames

Fight — The Flames lost a tough battle against in-state foe Longwood Feb. 17. Photo credit: Kevin Manguiob

Longwood completes season sweep with close win The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (7-22, 1-15 Big South) continued its regular-season struggles after falling to the Longwood Lancers (8-21, 4-12 Big South), 78-72, Feb. 17. In the second matchup between these two teams this season, Longwood wasted little time getting on …

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Lady Flames fall to Navy

Women’s lacrosse picks up second loss of the season On a cold and windy afternoon Friday, Feb. 13, the Liberty Flames women’s lacrosse team (0-3) could not get anything going, dropping its second game of the season, 21-6 to the Navy Midshipmen. Navy scored its first goal within two minutes …

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Flames find success on frigid Friday

Men’s lacrosse defeats ACC enemy Clemson Sparked by a seven-goal, second-half, the Liberty men’s lacrosse team overcame an early halftime deficit to defeat the Clemson Tigers 10-5 in the Flames season opener on a blustery Friday night, Feb. 20. With temperatures reaching single digits, the Flames (1-0) found themselves down …

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Flames gain 14

Gill announces new signing class It has been nearly three months since Head Coach Turner Gill and the Liberty Flames football team reclaimed the Big South title and defeated James Madison in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Since then, Gill has procured the signatures of 14 young men …

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Right on track

hiGH flyer — Senior Kyle Wheeler clears the bar on his way to victory in the men’s high jump.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames continue to rack up indoor season victories The men’s and women’s track and field teams’ success extended beyond state borders this weekend, Feb. 13-14, as four men and two women brought home event victories at meets in Virginia and Alabama. In the two-day Liberty Quad, a home meet, both …

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Big South streak halts

Power — Freshman forward Evan Maxwell raises up for a layup. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Men’s basketball wins first conference game of the season over Campbell The drought is over. Liberty men’s basketball finally tacked a conference victory onto its record with a 73-60 home victory over Campbell Tuesday, Feb. 10. Redshirt freshman guard Ryan Kemrite’s onslaught of three pointers early in the second half …

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Flame train rolling

LOCKED IN — The Flames went a school-best 23-3 in the Big South in 2014.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Baseball squad is ready to improve upon last season’s unprecedented success With another 40-plus win season, a Big South regular-seaso title and the first at-large bid to an NCAA Regional in the books, the Liberty baseball team is aiming to accomplish even more during the 2015 season. Head Coach Jim …

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Win like a girl

Women’s athletics sponsors campaign When the Always #LikeAGirl campaign aired during Superbowl XLIX, many were inspired by the message it sent, including Kristie Beitz, Liberty University’s senior associate athletics director for academic affairs. “Our female student athletes have won in every area,” Beitz said. “When you look to see what …

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Flames topple WVU

Paying For IT — Senior defenseman Cam Bakker (top) scored a power play goal in Friday’s 3-0 win.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Men’s Division I hockey comes out victorious in a physical weekend matchup Liberty men’s Division I (DI) hockey team swept West Virginia University (WVU) off its feet in a two-game series on Valentine’s weekend. Unranked and already out of the playoff race, the Mountaineers played like a team with nothing …

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Season heads south

Reach — Theo Johnson (14) elveates over defenders for an offensive rebound. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Losses to Charleston Southern and High Point increase losing streak to 10 games After losses to the High Point University (HPU) Panthers and Charleston Southern University (CSU) Buccaneers Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 31, Liberty’s conference losing streak extended to 10 games. The Flames are now 0-10 in the …

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Flames on top

champions — The 2014-15 men’s wrestling team was victorious in this season’s NCWA Duals Championship. Photo provided

Men’s wrestling wins NCWA National Duals Championship The Liberty men’s wrestling team recently won its second NCWA National Duals Championship in the last four years Jan. 23-24. However, the journey is not yet over for the Flames. The Liberty Flames went to Dalton, Georgia, and left as champions. In all …

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Change of plans

Mercedes Cox joins LAX after four years of field hockey Many young people dream of being able to play college sports, but only for a select few does that dream become a reality. In the case of Mercedes Cox, that dream has been realized not once, but twice. The Manassas, …

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