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    Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary Video included

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       Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.

     

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    Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race Video included

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    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ... More>>

    Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019 Video included

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    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri... More>>

    Hendrick Teams Test at Martinsville Video included

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       Hendrick Motorsports was at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday---testing for the upcoming race in the chase.

     

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    Hokies Freshman Wide Receiver to Start Video included

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         Freshman sensation Isaiah Ford is one of the young talents that have taken the Hokies fall camp by storm. More>>

    WSLS HS Camp Tour-William Fleming Colonels Video included

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      William Fleming hopes to continue to improve under Coach Bobby Martin.

     

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    WSLS-10 HS Football Camp Tour-Glenvar Highlanders Video included

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        Glenvar has a lot of experienced talent back, but it will be tested with a rough-and-tumble schedule awaiting the Highlanders in 2014. More>>

    Hokies Looking For Win, Identity vs William & Mary Video included

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        The Hokies are ready for a visit from in-state FCS foe William and Mary to open the 2014 season. More>>

    Kicking battle heats up in Blacksburg Video included

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    Now that the quarterback battle is settled in Blacksburg, the focus now shifts to Head Coach Frank Beamer's place kickers. Freshman Michael Santamaria and Joey Slye are leading the charge in fall practice, and don't let the freshman class status fool you. Frank Beamer has been vocal about going with the guy that can give him the best chance to win. The Hokies will have to make a decision quickly as their home opener i... More>>

    Logano Wins in Thunder Valley

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    HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs. Logano became the fifth driver this season to win three times, joining the Hendrick Motorsports trio of Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and teammate ... More>>

    High School Camp Tour: Lord Botetourt Video included

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    Lord Botetourt High School has had a great two seasons under head coach Jamie Harless and the team that hails from Daleville looks to pick up where last year's team left off. With last year's leading rusher Chris Thompson graduating, coach simply says it's a next man up scenario. The Cavaliers off season weight lifting program was apparent from the sideline in Friday night's scrimmage against Cave Spring in which LB l... More>>

    Hokies name Michael Brewer starting QB Video included

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    BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer announced Saturday that junior transfer Michael Brewer will lead the Hokies as starting quarterback in just one week against William Mary.“Both of the guys gave great effort and played very well in preseason, making it a very difficult choice,” Beamer said. “It was a very close race and we're proud of both of them.”Beamer ultimately made the decision between... More>>

    WSLS HS Camp Tour-Salem Spartans Video included

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          Salem was one win from a state finals berth a year ago, and they return the bulk of that squad in 2014. More>>

    Trey Edmunds reports from Virginia Tech on move in day Video included

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    The Virginia Tech Football Team was out in full force on Thursday assisting incoming freshman unpack their cars, and fill their dorms. Dan River product and now Virginia Tech Running Back Trey Edmunds was on hand helping his team mates with all the heavy lifting, he also took some time out to do a special report for WSLS 10. More>>

    David Wilson aims for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Video included

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.The 23-year-old Wilson, who competed in the triple jump during high school and at Virginia Tech, intends to train in the event with an eye on making the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Speaking to reporters Monday at Citi Field, where he addressed schoo... More>>

    WSLS HS Football Camp Tour-Roanoke Catholic Celtics Video included

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         Roanoke Catholic welcomes home a former student who moved away to Richmond. The quarterbacks return should make the Celtics more of an aerial attack team. More>>

    Glenvar's Dooley Poised to Be Key Hokies Backup This Fall Video included

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        A former Glenvar Highlander star is set to make some noise this fall on the Hokies defense. More>>

    Redskins Edge Browns, Defense Shuts Down Cleveland QB's

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      The Redskins defense dismantled the Browns first team offense and left them with a real quarterback quandry. 

     

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    WSLS HS Football Camp Tour-Giles Spartans Video included

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       The defending 2A state champs are also sporting the defending WSLS Coach of the year in Jeff Williams. More>>

    Gordon Grabs 3rd Win and Points Lead

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    NOAH TRISTERAP Sports WriterBROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.One of those droughts is finally over. Can the 43-year-old driver end the other as well?"Certainly things are going well - there's no doubt about that," Gordon said. "I'm as shocked as anybody else."Gordon raced to his third Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sun... More>>

    Youth Football kicks off in Wythevlle with the Youth Football Jamboree Video included

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    The 2014 youth football season kicked off this weekend in Wytheville. 16 teams from Wytheville Bland County and Wythe County participated in the Jamboree. More>>

    WSLS-10 HS Football Camp Tour-James River Knights Video included

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        The Knights of James River appear to have a good chance of being a contender again for the Group 2A playoffs.

     

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    Roanoke's Troy Daniels takes ice bucket challenge and talks to kids Video included

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    Houston Rockets star Troy Daniels stops by the Roanoke Boys and Girls Club to get kids ready to head back to school and took the ice bucket challenge on WSLS 10 at 6 o'clock. More>>

    Terriers Still Competing at Key Positions Video included

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         The Terriers are coming off their best season since 2008, but they have a  number of position battles still in progress this fall.

     

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    Jack Turner returns to the practice field Video included

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    Just months after having 4 stints put in his heart, Auburn High School head football coach Jack Turner is back on the Practice field. The energetic coach says he has to catch himself at times, take a step back and take it easy but overall he says he feels great. Auburn is coming off of a 7-5 season, one many didn't see coming due to the programs lack of success in subsequent years. Turner says this year's team has a l... More>>

    Hokies Ford looks to make an impact early Video included

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    Virginia Tech freshman Isaiah Ford may be the fastest man on the field this fall in Virginia Techs fall camp. While on the practice field he took reps at receiver and got a few reps in with the punt return team. But according to Wide Receiver Coach Aaron Moorehead there is a bigger upside to the freshman out of Jacksonville and that is his character. Moorehead went on to say he learned a lot about Ford during the recr... More>>

    WSLS HS Camp Tour-Christiansburg Blue Demons Video included

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       Christiansburg doesn't return a ton of starters, but they have experience across the board which should help them be successful.

     

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    Bud Foster's Defense Comes with Expectations Video included

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    At Hokies practice there are plenty of expectations on Bud Fosters's perennial power defense. Nationally ranked, year-in and year-out. He's got playmakers...again, but will be breaking in some new faces up front, and in the middle of his defense. More>>

    Hokies Look to Improve Running Game Video included

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      The Hokies are seeking some much needed improvement in the running back as the 2014 season approaches.

     

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    Buzz Discusses Reality of Hokies Current Situation Video included

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         Buzz Williams gave the local media a "state of the program" update as we enter the fall semester at Virginia Tech. More>>

    Martinsville Speedway President says deadly crash could spur safety changes

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    There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the deadly crash involving racers Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. Clay Campbell, President of Martinsville Speedway has known Stewart for years.
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    Stewart Won't Race After Fatal Dirt Track Crash

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      Tony Stewart's car struck and killed a dirt track driver who had climbed from his car on Saturday night.

     

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    Redskins Get Preseason Victory Over Patriots

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    The Redskins didn't face the Patriots regulars, but they did manage a preseason win.

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    WSLS HS Camp Tour-HIdden Valley Titans Video included

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       The Titans of Hidden Valley return 17 starters from a team that won a pair of playoff games last year.

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    WSLS High School Camp Tour-Patrick Henry Patriots Video included

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         Patrick Henry's fast paced style will continue under Head coach Alan Fiddler. More>>

    Texas Tech Transfer Ready to Compete For QB Job Video included

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        A Texas Tech transfer is at the center of a battle for the starting quarterback job in Blacksburg. More>>

    WSLS High School Camp Tour-Cave Spring Knights Video included

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        Returning skill position players could mean a fast start this season for the Knights. More>>

    WSLS High School Camp Tour-Northside Vikings Video included

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          The Vikings return a veteran offensive line and lots of talent on defense--and on the outside, from that Group 3A title team. More>>

    Hokies Open Practice in Blacksburg Video included

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       The Hokies opened camp with the quarterback situation under the microscope.

     

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    Tremaine Edmunds Commits to Hokies LIVE on WSLS-10 Video included

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        Dan River's Tremaine Edmunds became the third high-profile recruit to announce his college decision live on WSLS-10 Sports.

     

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    Parks a Returning Bright Spot For Cavs

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          At the running back slot Virginia's Kevin Parks is certainly "one to watch" this fall. More>>

    RG III, Gruden on Same Page as Camp Opens

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       In a huge contrast from the Shanahan years, RG III and his new head coach appear to be moving in the same direction.

     

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    Gruden Tours Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Video included

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        Jay Gruden toured the Redskins camp in advance of the July 24th training camp in Richmond. More>>

    Austin Clark Chooses South Carolina Live During 6pm Sports

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    One school's 2015 recruiting class will get a huge boost when Austin Clark makes his college decision on a special segment of WSLS's 1st and 10 Thursday night at 6pm. More>>

    Northside Football Signs Four Players to Next Level

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     Northside's second title in five seasons reaps more rewards, as four more Vikings are headed to play college football. More>>

    Lord Botetourt Punches Ticket to State Final Four

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      The Cavaliers are into the Boys Basketball State Final Four for the first time in school history. More>>

    The New ACC Settles In To Era of Stability

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      The Atlantic Coast Conference has natigated some pretty turbulent waters and appears to have some smooth sailing ahead.

     

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    Virginia Tech, Virginia Meet Media at ACC Kickoff Video included

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        The Hokies and the Cavaliers both appear to have some work to do to make a splash in this year's ACC football campaign.

     

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    Tremaine Edmunds to Commit Live on WSLS, July 31st Video included

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    Rivals 4 star recruit Tremaine Edmunds has confirmed with ourmedia partnerJason Stamm ofRivals.com and Hokiehaven.com that he will commit live on WSLS 10 on Thursday, July 31st. Edmunds has narrowed his choices down to the University of Maryland, Wake Forest, USC, and Virginia Tech. More>>

    Kevin Jones hits the ground running in new position with Virginia Tech Video included

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    Former Virginia Tech running back Kevin Jones now has a new position in the school’s athletic department. July 10th was his first day on the job as a Special Assistant to the Athletic Director. Jones says he has hit the ground running, and has been working hard since day 1. Just a week in to the new job he says he has been enjoying it, and is looking forward to mentoring athletes in all sports and loves being back hom... More>>

    Daniels Gets Two-Year Deal with Rockets

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       Troy Daniels NBA future now looks secure.

     

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    Fuller on Thorpe Watch List Video included

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         Virginia Tech's star rising sophomore cornerback has been named to his third major award watchlist.

     

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    Lebron Returns to Cleveland

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       After four seasons in Miami, the NBA's best player is returning to his roots.

     

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    Barksdale to Leave Hokies Video included

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        Danville's C.J. Barksdale is the latest Hokie to step away from the Virginia Tech basketball program.

     

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    Argentina Advances to World Cup Final

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     Argentina will get to take a shot a Germany after outlasting the Netherlands in the World Cup Semifinal.     

     

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    Miami Football Players Charged in Sexual Assault

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        Two Miami football players have been dismissed from the team and suspended from the University following sexual assault charges.

     

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    Brazil Crushed by Germany in Semifinals

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          The home team in the World Cup was smashed by Germany in record fashion.

     

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    Hokies Emelogu To Transfer Video included

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        The Hokies basketball roster continues to be in flux since the arrival of new head coach Buzz Williams. More>>

    Cabrera Wins Greenbrier Classic

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    JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour.The 44-year-old Argentine won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first victory in a tournament other than a major, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over a heavy-hearted George McNeill.Cabrera, whose only other... More>>

    43 car back in victory lane at Daytona

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    MARK LONGAP Sports WriterDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Aric Almirola grew up two hours from Daytona International Speedway, attended countless races as a kid and even "dreamed about what it would be like to have a chance to race at the highest level at this racetrack."He found out Sunday, after two days of thunderstorms, three red-flag stoppages and dozens of wrecked cars.As a bonus, he also accomplished the feat on a mi... More>>

    Belgium Ends US World Cup Run

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       Belgium knocks out the United States in the round of sixteen of the World Cup.

     

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    Hokies Coaches Tee It Up at the Greenbrier Video included

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         Coaches Frank Beamer and Buzz Williams of Virginia Tech took part in the Wednesday Pro-Am at the Greenbrier. More>>

    Past champions return to the Greenbrier Video included

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        The Greenbrier has served as a launching pad for golfers seeking their first PGA tour victory.

     

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    LeBron is Leagues newest free agent: opts out in Miami

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    TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI (AP) - LeBron James is heading back to free agency.James has told the Miami Heat that he is opting out of the final two years of his contract, his agent, Rich Paul, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. And with that, James will become a free agent on July 1."I have informed the Heat," Paul said.That does not mean James is leaving Miami - but there's no guarantee that he'll be in ... More>>

    Former Hokie RB Kevin Jones Named Babcock's Assistant Video included

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    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that former Hokie football All-American Kevin Jones will join his staff as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director. “Kevin brings an extremely unique and valuable perspective and skill set to our department, which we are excited about,” Babcock said. “His experience as a student-athlete here, his successful pro career, and then re... More>>

    Rockbridge County and Parry McCluer raise money for local ALS patients Video included

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    This year, the Rockbridge County Wildcats hosted the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues. More>>

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    • Salem Sox Win Home Opener

      Salem Sox Win Home Opener

      Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:31:43 GMT
          Salem enters the Carolina League record books with a win in the home opener.
        
          Salem enters the Carolina League record books with a win in the home opener.
        
    • Red Sox Try to Make Carolina League History

      Red Sox Try to Make Carolina League History

      Monday, April 7 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:50:00 GMT
          The Red Sox have a chance to head into the Carolina League record books on opening night.
          The Red Sox have a chance to head into the Carolina League record books on opening night.
    • Salem Red Sox welcomes biggest crowd in four years

      Salem Red Sox welcomes biggest crowd in four years

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:01 GMT
      On the field the Salem Red Sox have been knocking it out of the park. Consequently, fans are coming back in. After winning the Carolina League championship last year, and a new marketing strategy. The 2014 season has seen long lines at ticket booths and as General Manager Ryan Shelton would say there are significantly "More butts in seats" than in years past at Memorial Stadium. "We needed to earn some credibility...
      On the field the Salem Red Sox have been knocking it out of the park. Consequently, fans are coming back in. After winning the Carolina League championship last year, and a new marketing strategy. The 2014 season has seen long lines at ticket booths and as General Manager Ryan Shelton would say there are significantly "More butts in seats" than in years past at Memorial Stadium. "We needed to earn some credibility...
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