'Full Pond Day' at SML Highlights Lake's 50th Anniversary

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

logo-50MONETA - Fifty years ago, on March 7, 1966, Smith Mountain Lake reached full pond. The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the anniversary with a variety of events. Below is an outline of what's in store...

Objective: Hold a celebratory event to mark the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake reaching “full pond” for the first time 50 years ago (March 7, 1966).

Date/Time: Mon., March 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Venue: Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Discovery Center, 2679 Interpretive Trail, Huddleston

Invited guests: Federal, state and county officials, Va. Department of Historic Resources, 50th Anniversary Steering and Historic Committees, media and community members.


Washington and Lee Hands Ferrum Baseball 9-5 Loss

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in Sports


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College dropped a non-conference baseball game tonight at home to Washington and Lee University, falling 9-5 at Panther Field. Prior to the game, the Panthers honored seven graduating players with a special Senior Night ceremony.

Washington and Lee (11-18)
Ferrum (15-23)

Washington and Lee exploded for seven runs in the second inning and held on for the win. The Panthers chipped away at the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second, one in the third and two in the seventh. Paul Diven added a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning for the Generals. Mason Shuffler (1-4) pitched an inning in relief to get the win, allowing two hits and an earned run. Jake Martin went 3-4 with an RBI for the Panthers, while Garrett Dorton and Nathaniel Anthony each had a pair of base hits. Starter Sam Suite (1-2) absorbed the loss after allowing seven hits and five earned runs over two innings.

Tonight's pre-game Senior Night ceremony honored Tucker BrownMichael DorsainvilJacob HollandChristian MosierSam SuiteBrandon Turner and Brandon West. The Panthers and coaching staff wish these seven players well as they graduate in May and begin their careers.

Coach Ryan Brittle's squad will be back in action Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19, with a pair of non-conference games. The Panthers take on Lynchburg College Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., then host Hampden-Sydney College Thursday at 6:00 p.m.