Karen Loftus

POSTED: 02:51 PM EDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 12:42 PM EDT Jun 30, 2015 

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WDBJ7 Sports Anchor/Reporter Karen Loftus

Karen Loftus joined the WDBJ7 team as a the Weekend Sports Anchor/ Reporter in September of 2011.  Before coming to Roanoke, she worked at WHAG in Hagerstown, Maryland as their Sports Director.

She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Rhetoric and Communication Studies. While at Richmond, Karen was a reporter and assistant copy editor for the school newspaper, The Collegian, and also played club volleyball. She also interned with the sports department at WTVR in Richmond.

Originally from Mt. Airy, Maryland, Karen is excited about the move to Southwest Virginia and getting to cover all the great sports in the area. She grew-up going to Smith Mountain Lake with her family and is happy to be living nearby in the Star City. She has always had a passion for sports and stands by the Caps, Skins and O’s no matter what.  When she’s not reporting on sports, Karen spends a lot of her free time playing them. She enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, going to the gym and running. She also loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.



  • Sox Start Second Half With A Win

    After a 3-day All-Star break, the Carolina League was back in action Thursday night. The Salem Red Sox open the second half with a 6-game home stand, starting with a 3-game series with the Frederick Keys.

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  • Homecoming For O'Brien

    Roanoke native and Hidden Valley alum, Mikey O'Brien, is now in his 8th season playing professional baseball, and is finally getting the chance to play in front of his hometown crowd on Thursday night.

  • UVA forces game three in College World Series finals

    UVA vs. Vanderbilt

    UVA’s baseball team defeated Vanderbilt 3-0 Tuesday night, forcing a decisive game three in the College World Series Finals.

  • UVA loses game one of College World Series Finals

    UVA vs. Vanderbilt

    Game one of the College World Series finals goes to Vanderbilt, as the defending National Champions beat the University of Virginia 5-1 Monday night.

  • UVA beats Florida 5-4, advances to College World Series finals

    UVA baseball team feeling good about College World Series

    Kenny Towns drove in three runs, including the winner in the seventh, and Josh Sborz pitched four innings of shutout relief as Virginia defeated Florida 5-4 on Saturday night to set up a College World Series finals rematch against Vanderbilt.

  • Running group helping ignite Roanoke running scene


    The group Run Roanoke is a great example of how getting active through running has become more popular in Southwest Virginia -- the home of the Blue Ridge Marathon.

  • At Martinsville, Chase Elliott looking to qualify for first Sprint Cup race

    The defending XFinity Series champion, Chase Elliott, is running with the big boys this weekend, looking to get his first Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday's STP 500. It's his first of five Cup races he's competing in this season, jumping right into things at the challenging half-mile track.

  • ROUNDUP: Central-Wise defeats Floyd County girls to complete perfect season


    The Floyd girls battled Central of Wise in the 2A finals.

  • ROUNDUP: Floyd County girls advance to title game; Northside boys come up short


    Two local high school basketball teams continued their pursuit of state championships Tuesday in Richmond.

  • ROUNDUP: Altavista Advances To State 1A Finals Again, Beating Galax


    March Madness is upon us. Several local teams are competing for state championships this week in Richmond.

  • J.R. Edwards named Franklin County High School's new football coach

    New football coach to be named in Franklin County

    As we first told you Tuesday night, J.R. Edwards has been named Franklin County High School's new head football coach.

  • Radford University women lighting up the court

    Radford University women lighting it up on the court

    The Radford Women's Basketball team is making some major noise this year, hoping to make a post-season run, starting with the Big South Tournament next week.

  • Roanoke College basketball player fought Lyme Disease

    Roanoke College player fought Lyme Disease

    The ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament is underway on Monday night, where Roanoke College is the 10-seed taking on 7th-seeded Washington & Lee. While the Maroons are a long shot to win it all, one of their best players was a long shot to ever play basketball again.

  • Former Brookville coach Jeff Woody to lead E.C. Glass football team

    Brookville football coach Jeff Woody stepping down

    Woody spent the past two seasons in Charlottesville leading Monticello High School's football team, but before that he was Brookville's Head Coach for 12 years, where he won back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012.

  • William Fleming girls making push to return to state title game


    Champ Hubbard is in his seventh season leading William Fleming's girls Basketball team. Since he took over, the program has been on the rise, most recently making their first state finals appearance last season, losing by just seven points to Lake Taylor in the 4A title game.

  • Blacksburg High names Richlands grad as new football coach

    The school announced Thursday that Thad Wells will be the Bruins’ new head football coach, taking over for David Crist, who retired at the end of this past season.

  • From the football field to the hardwood: Cromer leading three programs

    HOMETOWN HOOPS Christiansburg coach leading 3 programs

    A Christiansburg High School coach is splitting his time between the football field and the basketball court.

  • Hometown Hoops Weekly: Roanoke Hosts Basketball Tournament

    Roanoke hosts top high school basketball talent

    On Saturday, Roanoke brings some top high school basketball talent to the Berglund Center for the Lea's High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge, which is expected to be a showcase reminiscent of the 1988 Crestar Classic.

  • Wisconsin-Whitewater has beaten Mount Union in four of last five meetings

    Kickoff for the Stagg Bowl -- the D-III football national championship game in Salem – is at 7 p.m. Friday.

  • PREVIEW: Magna Vista's high-scoring offense vs. Lafayette's stingy D


    In group 3A, Magna Vista is the lone team left to carry the banner, now just one win away from the school's first-ever state football title.

  • Community excited for Salem, Glenvar football teams

    The Salem Spartans and Glenvar Highlanders both play state semifinal games Saturday.

  • Entering Saturday's game vs. Haysi, Galax has won seven straight


    On Saturday the task is tall for Galax, which takes on second-seeded Haysi on Saturday. Haysi ended the Maroon Tide’s season in the second round last year.

  • George Wythe takes on undefeated Honaker with state semis trip on line


    The last time George Wythe faced Honaker, they beat them for the 1A State title two seasons ago. This year, the Maroons are ready for another go at the Tigers, to keep their season alive.

  • WEEK 13 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ryheem Dawson, Parry McCluer

    Parry McCluer went on the road last Friday and pulled-off the big 20-point upset win over third-seeded Washington and Lee. Just as they have all season, the Fighting Blues relied heavily on senior Ryheem Dawson, who tallied 427 all-purpose yards.

  • Bowl bid on the line for Virginia Tech-UVA game

    Friday’s game marks the 96th meeting between Virginia Tech and UVA on the gridiron, in a series which the Hokies have won 14 of the last 15 and 10 straight.

  • WEEK 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Nelson, Auburn

    Auburn is in unfamiliar territory, after winning just their third ever playoff game in school history last week.

  • GAME OF THE WEEK: Christiansburg at Heritage

    Christiansburg made its sixth consecutive playoff appearance against a Heritage team that made it to the state finals two seasons ago before falling in the semis last year.

  • Week 11 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jason Ayers, Jefferson Forest

    Jefferson Forest capped-off a perfect regular season with their win over Liberty last Friday. One of the difference-makers in the tight battle was Jason Ayers, who helped carry the work-load for the Cavalier offense.

  • FFE GAME OF THE WEEK: Jefferson Forest at Liberty

    Jefferson Forest was trying to wrap up its first 10-0 season since the early 90's when Anthony Poindexter led the Cavaliers to a state title.

  • WEEK 10 FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Coleman Fox, Salem

    Coleman Fox


    Coleman Fox has been lighting it up all season for Salem's football team, particularly last week in their big win over Hidden Valley.

  • WEEK 9 FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Juan Thornhill, Altavista

    Juan Thornhill

    Last season, UVA commit, Juan Thornhill, helped lead Altavista to the 1A State Title, and this season he's performing just as well -- if not even better.

  • GAME OF THE WEEK: Salem at Hidden Valley

    The 8-0 Salem Spartans took their undefeated record on the road against one-loss Hidden Valley. The Titans were looking to play spoilers to Salem’s perfect season. 

  • Week 8 FFE Player of the Week: Heth Grant, Radford

    Heth Grant, Radford

    The Radford Bobcats had a slow start to the season, but turned things around following their bye week, winning three straight. In last week's win over Auburn, Heth Grant made a huge impact in all three phases.

  • GAME OF THE WEEK: Radford at Giles

    Radford vs Giles

    The Spartans were sitting at 7-0 on the season, as they hosted Radford, who've they've beaten the last three meetings.

  • Father of Hokies defensive end Ekanem running for governor in Nigeria


    Many of the Virginia Tech players are from out of state and far away from their families, but none maybe further than defensive end Ken Ekanem, whose dad lives in Nigeria.

  • WEEK 7 FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ty Albritton, Cave Spring

    Ty Albritton, Cave Spring


    Last week the Cave Spring Knights knocked off Carroll County on the home turf at Bogle Stadium. And senior Ty Albritton contributed in all three phases of the game for Coach Tim Fulton.

  • Virginia Tech's ground game, defense struggle vs. Pittsburgh


    Virginia Tech's running game was almost non-existent Thursday night in their loss to Pittsburgh. With their top three tailbacks out with injuries, the Hokies were only able to rush for 26 total yards in the game, which was the fewest the Hokies have had since 1987.

  • G.W. at Magna Vista

    Last season, George Washington dropped a 29-28 decision to Magna Vista, the Eagles’ only regular season loss.

  • WEEK 6 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Byrnes, GW Danville


    GW Danville faced Bassett in Week 6 for their first meeting since 1966. The Eagles came away with a huge win behind Hunter Byrnes, who is our latest Toyota Player of the Week honors.

  • Glenvar at Eastern Montgomery

    Spotlight Game of the Week Glenvar vs Eastern Montgomery

    The Glenvar Highlanders have rolled up some big numbers in recent weeks. On Friday night, Kevin Clifford's team ventured outside of Highlander Heaven in a quest to get to 6=0 on the season at Eastern Montgomery.

  • WEEK 5 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jacqez Hairston, Magna Vista

    Jacqez Hairston, Magna Vista


    Magna Vista headed into its bye week this week with a perfect 5-0 record, coming off a 41-point win over Tunstall.

  • Parry McCluer at Auburn


    Auburn has dropped the last six meetings against Parry McCluer, but Eagles head coach Jack Turner has only been around for one of those, and looking to put that losing streak to an end and preserve their undefeated record.

  • Covington at Glenvar

    The Highlanders hadn't given up a single point at home this season. On Friday, Covington paid a visit to the unbeaten Highlanders.

  • Hidden Valley at Christiansburg

    Tim Cromer and his boys have been the victors in five of the last six meetings against Hidden Valley, including the last two, but the Titans strike first in this one.

  • Late model stock cars test the track in Martinsville

    Late model testing at Martinsville Speedway (1)

    Late model stock cars hit Martinsville Speedway Wednesday morning to test for the MDCU 300 next weekend.

  • Late model testing at Martinsville Speedway

    Late model testing at Martinsville Speedway (1)

    Late model stock cars hit Martinsville Speedway Wednesday morning to test for the MDCU 300 next weekend.

  • Gretna at Heritage

    The Heritage Pioneers were back in the friendly confines of City Stadium for the first time in nine months Friday night against a Gretna team that was surprisingly 0-2.

  • Galax at Altavista

    FFE highlights Galax vs Altavista

    In Altavista, the Colonels hosted Galax. Juan Thornhill and company hadn't really been tested yet, averaging 46 points a game in their first two contests.

  • WEEK 3 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dallas Ward, Fort Chiswell

    Dallas Ward, Fort Chiswell


    Last week it took extra time, but the Pioneers got it done against Radford, thanks in no small part to Ward. Here's Karen Loftus with the story of our Toyota Player of the Week.

  • WEEK 2 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Lord Botetourt's Noah Fletcher

    In their week 2 shutout win over Rustburg, the Cavaliers got an eye-popping showing from junior Noah Fletcher, earning him our Toyota Player of the Week honors.

  • Appomattox at Jefferson Forest

    A team trying to get to 3 and 0 on Friday was Jefferson Forest, as the Cavaliers hosted Appomattox. Early returns on Bob Christmas back at JF, pretty good.

  • Liberty at Brookville

    As far as defense goes so far this season, Brookville has only surrendered 12 points in their first two games, whereas the Minutemen have given up 60 already.

  • Martinsville welcomes NASCAR driver Ryan Newman to town

    Martinsville welcomed Ryan Newman to town

    As drivers prepare for the Chase this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, all 16 contenders hit the road in the Chase Across North America media tour on Wednesday. With Martinsville hosting the seventh race in the Chase, the city welcomed Ryan Newman to town Wednesday morning.

  • UVA takes down Richmond, 45-13

    The Wahoos improved their record to 1-1 following a season-opening loss to UCLA.

  • SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: Salem at Patrick Henry

    In WDBJ7's Spotlight Game of the Week, the Spartans made the short trip into Roanoke to take on the Patriots.

  • MiLB: Carolina League Playoffs


    In the Carolina League Playoffs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans forced a third and final game in the Southern Division Championship Series, defeating the Salem Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night. The series is now tied at one game apiece, with the decisive third game Friday night at Myrtle Beach.

  • Franklin Co at Salem

    The news around the Spartans in the offseason centered around the recruitment of Coleman Fox and the selling of 8 skyboxes at Salem Stadium. But there is something else for Spartans fans to really talk about--Coach Stephen Magenbauer began his 11th season in Salem this week with a record of 108 and 19.

  • UVA to open season against top ranked UCLA

    UVA to start season against top ranked UCLA

    The Virginia Cavaliers finished last season on a nine-game losing streak, and they will have to start 2014 against one of the best teams in the country in UCLA.

  • Heritage looks to have another strong season

    Heritage Pioneers still hungry for a state championship

    The Heritage Pioneers have been one of the best teams in the area the past two seasons, making it to the state title game in 2012 and the state semis last year.

  • No time like the present for the Franklin County Eagles

    No time like the present for the Franklin County Eagles

    Franklin County's football team finished the past two seasons at 4 and 6, missing the playoffs both of those years. Now in their sixth season under Head Coach Chris Jones, there's no time like the present for the Eagles.

  • Watson, Day, Simpson to play in 2014 Greenbrier Classic


    The players who have committed already include two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson, and up-and-coming star Jason Day. This year’s Greenbrier Classic will take place June 30-July 6 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

  • Runs may be at a premium for UVA, Liberty at Charlottesville regional

    UVA and Liberty baseball teams prepare for the NCAA Tournament


    The NCAA baseball championships get underway this weekend across the nation, with the University of Virginia and Liberty University in the same regional.

  • Maryland edges Virginia 7-6 in ACC baseball tournament


    LaMonte Wade hit two homers, and Jake Stinnett pitched eight innings as Maryland beat Virginia 7-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

  • Young Archer has big dreams

    Archery is one of the oldest sports in the world, yet it isn't one that many people are familiar with. But for one teenager from Moneta, it's been his life for as far back as he can remember.

  • Familiar faces return to Salem Red Sox

    The Salem Red Sox have the earliest start in the ball club's history as they begin their Carolina League title defense Thursday.

  • Raftery, Lundquist excited about calling UVA-Michigan State game


    Bill Raftery and Verne Lundquist are two of the most well-known names in sports broadcasting, and on the big stage at Madison Square Garden, the two of them will be on the call for the UVA-Michigan State game Friday night.

  • Altavista tops Radford 49-44 for 1A title; Dan River claims 2A boys title

    Altavista beats Radford for state title

    Altavista topped Radford 49-44, Saturday to win the State Championship in 1A.

  • Mikey O'Brien Hosts Baseball Camp Benefiting Juvenile Diabetes

    For any sport, the work you put-in during the off-season makes all the difference. And many baseball players in the area put-in some work today at Hidden Valley High School for Mikey O'Brien's Baseball Camp supporting Juvenile Diabetes.

  • Josh Stanford's music on and off the field

    Joshua Stanford


    Virginia Tech wide receiver, Josh Stanford, wasn't always so enamored with football. Growing up in Canada, Stanford was more focused on pucks than pigskins.


  • UCLA, Virginia Tech put finishing touches on Sun Bowl game plans

    The coaches met with the media for the final time Monday morning, keeping things light and certainly not revealing any information on their games plans for Tuesday.

  • Altavista hopes to keep it on cruise control heading into state semifinal game vs. Haysi

    Altavista semis

    Altavista has cruised through the post-season, as the Colonels find themselves back in the state semis, bidding for the school's first state crown since 2009. Saturday afternoon's 1A match-up between Altavista and Haysi is at 2 p.m.

  • Heritage takes on James Monroe team that has made two straight state championships

    Heritage barely escaped a 7-5 Hidden Valley team last week, with its starting quarterback suffering from the flu.

  • UVA Women Fall in PKs


    The University of Virginia Women’s Soccer team lost to UCLA 2-1 in penalty kicks Friday night in the NCAA College Cup Semifinals. After a scoreless first half, with no shots on goal, UVA took the 1-0 lead when Makenzy Doniak beat Bruin’s keeper, Katelyn Rowland in the 72nd minute. UCLA tied things up in the 85th minute on a goal by Ally Courtnall, which sent the game into overtime.

  • UVA Men's Soccer Advances to College Cup Semifinal


    The University of Virginia Men’s Soccer team defeated Connecticut 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Ryan Zinkhan scored the first goal of the game in the 11th minute to give Virginia the 1-0 lead. UConn tied it up before the half and then in the 62nd minute, Jordan Allen scored the game winner for UVA (13-5-5).  Virginia now advances to the College Cup Semifinals Friday, Dec. 13.

  • UVA Women Lose


    The University of Virginia’s Women’s Basketball team dropped their 4th-straight game, falling to Michigan 73-53 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Cavaliers trailed by 16 at the half and couldn’t overcome the deficit in the second.  Sara Imovbioh lead Virginia (3-5) with 13 points.

  • Hokie Women Win

    The Virginia Tech Women bounced back from a loss to Richmond Wednesday with a 55-33 win over Presbyterian Saturday. The Hokies took a 20-point lead at the half and kept after it in the second.  Uju Ugoka led the way with 12 point and 12 rebounds, while Taijah Campbell added a double-double of her own with 10 points, 12 rebounds. Virginia Tech (6-1) outrebounded Presbyterian 56-23, as Head Coach…

  • Hidden Valley, Auburn Win Volleyball State Titles


    Hidden Valley won its first ever state title in volleyball, defeating Warhill in the 3A Championship game 3-2. The Titans won the first  game 25-18 then the Lions won the second 25-23. Game 3 went to Hidden Valley in an extra-point thriller, 31-29, but then once again Warhill tied it up, taking game 4 25-23. The Titans won the 5th and final game 15-9.

  • SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: William Byrd at Heritage

    Heritage knocked William Byrd out of the playoffs in the second round last season on the way to a berth in the state championship game.  This week the Pioneers and Terriers met again at Lynchburg's City Stadium.  Heritage has been flying under the radar just a bit while Byrd has been one of the hottest teams around over the last half of the season.

  • WEEK 11 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Devin Carper

    After a rough start, getting injured in the first defensive series of the first game of the season, Devin Carper is finally healthy and playing the best football of his career.

  • Tech Women Beat Florida

    The Hokie ladies improved to 3-0 on the season with a 71-59 win over Florida. Freshman Vanessa Panousis led all scorers with 24 points, as Virginia Tech got its first ever win over the Gators in their third all-time meeting.

  • WEEK 9 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D.A. Christian, E.C. Glass

    Amherst County is in control of their own destiny to make the playoffs and took a big step in the right direction last week with their win over E.C. Glass. D.A. Christian had his best performance of his short football career in the Lancers' win, which has earned him Player of the Week honors. 

  • Georgia Tech holds-off UVA

    The University of Virginia dropped its 5th-straight game, losing to Georgia Tech 35-25. UVA only trailed by 4 at the half and got with-in 28-25 with 3:23 to play, but the Yellow Jackets scored with 1:55 to play to seal the win.

  • GAME OF THE WEEK: William Byrd at Northside

    Northside was in bounce back mode this week, fresh off a loss to Botetourt, the Vikings first of the season.

  • E.C. Glass at Heritage

    This week at City Stadium in Lynchburg EC Glass and Heritage staged their annual battle for the Jug Bowl.

  • Franklin Co. at Brookville

    Out off Timberlake Road Brookville welcomed Franklin County to Stinger Stadium.  The Bees were hoping to take a step closer to the playoffs against a disappointing Eagles team.

  • ACC Basketball Will Look Much Different This Season

    The ACC looks vastly different as a basketball conference than it ever has in its rich history, with the addition of three new teams, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse.

  • WEEK 5 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ryheem Dawson, Parry McCluer

    Ryheem Dawson

    Parry McCluer's Ryheem Dawson has helped the Fighting Blues jump-out to a 4-1 start coming into week 6, and had a career game last week against Roanoke Catholic. For his effort, Dawson has been named WDBJ7’s Player of the Week.

  • William Fleming vs. William Byrd

    The Blue Ridge District has been strong early in the season. William Byrd and William Fleming suffered their first losses of the season last week. On Friday night the two were in bounce back mode at Bob Patterson Stadium.

  • Richmond Holds-off Liberty


    In a reunion with his former team, Richmond Head Coach Danny Rocco led his Spiders to a 30-21 win over Liberty University. Richmond (2-2) led by as many as 10 in the first half, but the Flames stuck around to get with-in 2 points in the 4th quarter. But with about 8 minutes to play, the Spiders delivered the final blow on a Ben Edwards touchdown run.

  • UVA shuts-out VMI

    The University of Virginia used 545 total yards of offense to defeat Virginia Military Institute 49-0. The Cavaliers jumped-out to a 21-0 lead by halftime, thanks to a pair of Kevin Parks touchdown runs and a receiving touchdown from Tim Smith.

  • Salem at Northside

     There were several big games across the region this, perhaps none bigger than the one at Northside against Salem

  • Richlands at Lord Botetourt

    Richlands made the long bus ride from Tazewell County to Daleville this week.  Greg Mance had built a perennial power with the Blue Tornado, but this year's edition entered the game with the Cavs, battling some injuries.  Botetourt head man Jamie Harless knew all about Richlands from his days as a player at Abingdon and as the defensive coordinator at Cave Spring two years ago when the Knights…

  • WEEK 3 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zac Hill, William Byrd

    Zac Hill, Vinton


    Terriers senior quarterback, Zac Hill, did it all for Byrd and earned himself our Spotlight Player of the Week honors.

  • Virginia College Football Round-up

    • VMI drops to (1-2) on the season with a 37-24 loss to North Greenville. The Keydets trailed early, down by as many as 20 points in the third quarter. Eric Kordenbrock finished 27-47 for 369 yards and 2 TDs.
  • FFE SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: Brookville at Liberty

    The always-rugged Seminole District schedule got ramped up Friday night as Liberty tried to stay perfect by taking out the class of the Seminole the past two seasons, the Brookville Bees.

  • Salem takes 2-0 series lead


    The Salem Red Sox are now just one win away from a Mills Cup Championship. In the second game of the best of 5 series, Salem starter, Mike Augliera, threw 6 2/3 scoreless to lead the Red Sox to the 4-0 win over the Potomac Nationals.

  • Red Sox Take Game One of Mills Cup Championship Series


    The Salem Red Sox won game one of the Mills Cup Championship, defeating the Potomac Nationals 5-3. The game was scoreless through 4 innings behind solid starts from Salem’s Heri Quevedo and Potomac’s Matt Purke.  The Sox got to Purke in the 5th, putting-up 3 runs off the Nationals’ lefty. Salem added 2 more runs in the 7th to extend their lead to 5 runs. Potomac made a 2-out rally in the bottom…

  • Washington and Lee Wins Season Opener

    Washington and Lee edged-out Franklin and Marshall 14-13 to open the 2013 season. The Generals trailed 7-0 after the Diplomats’ opening drive, but tied things up at the half. W&L scored 14 unanswered to take a 14-7 lead into the 4th quarter, where Franklin & Marshall found the end zone with 30 seconds to play to get within one. The Diplomats went for the win, but a failed 2-point conversion put…

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