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CROSS COUNTRY: Patrick County sweeps PD meets
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By JOE CHANDLER - The Gazette-Virginian

Patrick County High School made a sweep of Tuesday’s Piedmont District Cross Country Championship Meet at Edmunds Park in South Boston, taking both the boys and girls team titles and netting wins in the girls and boys races with Macie Rogers and Abel Chavez.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Magna Vista's Stone a key to resurgence

By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

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For someone who basically has played volleyball only during high school, Magna Vista High School senior Morgan Stone plays bigger than her experience would indicate.

Having picked up the sport in seventh grade, Stone said she wasn’t very good and lost interest, and she decided not to play the following year. She returned to the sport her freshman year at MVHS, and has grown into an elite player.

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AREA ROUNDUP: North Cross downs Carlisle
North Cross takes 3-2 field hockey win


North Cross’ field hockey team avenged a 2-1 loss in Roanoke on Sept. 9 by handing Carlisle a 3-2 Blue Ridge Conference loss Tuesday at the Smith River Sports Complex.

Sophomore Morgan Sturm scored the winning goal with 27 seconds left stemming from the final penalty corner of the match. Sturm also scored the match’s first goal early in the first half. The Raiders had 15 penalty corners in the match, including 12 in the second half.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Hokies look to tighten on ‘D’
By HANK KURZ JR. - The Associated Press

The numbers seem incongruous.

Virginia Tech’s defense ranks 27th nationally, allowing 325.6 yards per game, but is among the worst when it comes to giving up big plays. Only eight Division I schools, out of 128, have allowed more plays covering 20 or more yards than the Hokies, who have allowed 32.

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NFL: ’Skins look to move ahead

ASHBURN (AP) — A four-day weekend is long time to stew over a 31-point, prime-time loss.

The Washington Redskins returned to work Tuesday, a bit refreshed after a mini-bye yet still somewhat chastened by the 45-14 loss to the New York Giants last Thursday.

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Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

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