This isn’t about sports, it’s about Ron Carrier. And the one thing he didn’t want to talk about on that dreary Saturday in August was sports.“I know, I know,” he said with a smile.Yes, he knew what I did for a living and went out of his way to introduce himself with a phone call a few months before we met, digging in a little bit with questions about who I was, where I came from and what brought me to the Shenandoah Valley.
"It’s a “Harrisonburg thing,” Olivia Comer says.And the senior should know. In her fourth year on the varsity volleyball team, she has seen the Blue Streaks’ inability to finish sets, and in turn, games, haunt the program.“I think it was six games last year that we lost in the 20s in Game 5,” she says. “Yes, it’s a Harrisonburg thing.” So Comer is doing her part to change that.
CLOVER HILL — After Luke Shifflett flailed at the offering for strike three and out number three, Bridgewater pitcher Derek Shifflett slowly turned toward his outfield and managed to get a brief point toward the sky in.“Thanking the Lord,” he said.Then Reds third baseman Daniel Heatwole hit him with a tackle and amid screams from the fans that lined the third-base side of Buck Bowman Park in lawn chairs, the dogpile on the mound began to grow.
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