Liberty vs. Saint Francis (First game)

A late rally fell just short for the Lady Flames softball team (13-15, 2-1 Big South) as they dropped the first game of a double-header in the Liberty Softball Classic, losing to Saint Francis, 5-4, Friday, March 20 at Liberty Softball Stadium. Liberty scored two runs in the bottom of …

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Unleashing the McCracken

FANATIC — Josh McCracken goes all out for Flames basketball. Photo provided

Enthusiastic basketball fan stays faithful to the Flames and Lady Flames It was a tradition in Winchester, Virginia, at Millbrook High School basketball games. Someone would scream the phrase, “Unleash the McCracken.” When the call came, out of a painted cardboard box popped Josh “J.J.” McCracken, who screeched at the …

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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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Rebounding in fashion

SURVEY — Guard Sadalia Ellis looks for an open teammate.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Lady Flames return to Big South mastery with dominant win over Campbell The Lady Flames basketball team (13-6, 8-1) bounced back from its first conference loss of the season with an impressive 64-40 win over the Campbell Camels (11-7, 6-3) Jan. 24, making history in the process. Liberty has dominated …

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Lady Flames fall short

Control — Senior midfielder Rebeccah Smith maintains control of the ball in her final game as a Lady Flame. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Women’s soccer runs through Big South playoffs, lose in the championship The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team — the No. 1 seed in the tournament and regular-season conference champion — ended its season in disappointing fashion when it failed to defend its Big South Conference (BSC) Championship. The Lady Flames …

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Ready for redemption

DRIVE — Redshirt senior point guard Emily Frazier will lead a stingy Lady Flames defensive unit this year.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Dalton Britt Lady Flames eye a Big South title after being ousted from the 2013 tourney The Liberty women’s basketball team is used to winning. Cutting down the nets is nothing new for them. So last year, when they were knocked out of the Big South Tournament in the …

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Survive and advance

Touch — Alanna Dunkle (24) notched an assist against Radford.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

By Nate Haywood Lady Flames keep their title hopes alive as they win in first playoff game The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team (13-4-1, 8-1-1 Big South) kept its Big South title hopes alive as they defeated the No. 8 seed Radford Highlanders (7-10-2, 4-5-1 Big South) 2-0 in the …

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Striking success

BLOCK — The Lady Flames have dominated Big South foes, losing only nine sets. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Sarah Rodriguez Lady Flames are proving to be the best in the Big South With a less than satisfactory 11-18 2013 season in the books, the Liberty women’s volleyball team was looking for a turnaround in 2014. Through 28 games so far, the Lady Flames have done exactly that. …

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Conference tourney awaits

Focus — Junior Ashlee Kurlock is currently second in scoring for the Lady Flames. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Cierra Carter Lady Flames look to win back-to-back NorPac championships The Lady Flames field hockey team will head to Stockton, California, Nov. 6 for the Northern Pacific (NorPac) Conference Tournament, where they look to repeat as conference champions. Last season, Liberty started out just above .500 at 5-4 before …

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Volleyball looks for third straight title

The Lady Flames start their season Aug. 30 at the Northern Illinois Invitational against No. 23 Ohio State The Lady Flames volleyball team is looking to bring home a Big South Championship title for the third season in a row. The two-time defending Big South champions have been picked to …

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Clutch in the preseason

The Lady Flames clinch victory in the final seconds against the Hamilton Hawks. With 23.7 second left in regulation, Liberty Lady Flames forward Sarah Stevenson battled her way through two defenders and slapped in the game-winning goal from the right wing against the Hamilton Hawks, giving…

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