Women’s soccer blanks Presbyterian

The Lady Flames wowed the crowd on senior night Friday at home against Presbyterian College and edged out a 1-0 victory. Tied 0-0 going into the last five minutes of the game senior Maria Owen scored the goal (4) that put the Lady Flames up and sealed the deal.

“It was a great feeling to score the winning goal especially on senior night,” Owen said.” The beginning was a little shaky starting all of the seniors in the line up, but we adjusted.”

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Runners Sweep Big South

Liberty entered the Big South Conference Cross Country Championships with the opportunity to tie records, end droughts and win big. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had significant goals to meet going into the competition in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday morning. The women’s team was looking for its second consecutive Big South cross-country title. Liberty’s women’s cross country aimed […]

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Exploring Club vs. NCAA

Brad Perkins is a senior at Liberty University and regularly attends athletic events on campus.  Last year he purchased a $50 season pass to watch hockey games at LaHaye Ice Center. “I understand why we have to pay for hockey games because (that is) the way they have to cover costs,” Perkins said. “I [do not] mind paying because I […]

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Outdoor Report: Hunting

It is 5 a.m.  The sun is has not risen over the mountains.  The forest is quiet.  A hunter sits in his tree stand, braving the cold for a possible adrenaline rush.  The hunter could sit in his stand for hours and leave empty handed.  But the chance of a trophy compels him to wait. With the beginning of fall […]

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Men’s soccer wins big at home

In the dusk twilight light of a waning Friday evening, men’s soccer coach Jeff Alder told his men that this game would be won upon the backs of two principles, efficiency and consistency, and stressed goals, goals, goals.

Senior Thad Taylor and a dominant Liberty midfield provided the efficiency needed for a consistent barrage of redshirt sophomore Darren Amoo goals that propelled the Flames to a 7-0 victory over NAIA opponent Southern Virginia.

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NFL takes stand on devastating hits

The NFL is beginning to take a more stringent stance on what it calls “devastating” hits­, most notably helmet-to-helmet hits, following several vicious hits during the Sunday, Oct. 17 games. After reviewing several questionable plays, the NFL announced fines to three players totaling $175,000. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was fined $75,000 for two dangerous hits against the Cleveland Browns […]

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Social media and sports

When athletes are talked about in the news, it is usually for broken records, career performances or criminal accusations.  But lately, a hot topic in sports news has been violation of league social media policies, which is no surprise in our technology-driven society. The rise of social media has happened so rapidly over the past few years, making league social […]

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Volleyball triple dips this week

The Lady Flames Volleyball Team improved their winning streak to seven consecutive wins after a dominating week of three conference wins. The Flames hosted the High Point Panthers Tuesday in an even matchup.  Both teams had a 7-1 record entering the match.  The Flames took the match, winning 3-1. “We clicked together great tonight,” sophomore Hannah Anderson said. “Fighting on […]

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Football wins battle of turnovers

The Liberty Flames’ 44-20 victory Saturday night against conference rival Charleston Southern was reminiscent of a lounging teen pestered by his annoying kid brother resulting in a mostly one-sided, multi-level brawl in the living room. For the first six consecutive drives of the game, both teams squared off, hollering their threats and “I’m gonnas” without much real action, much like two brothers on each side of a room verbally jockeying for an unsubstantiated upper-hand.

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