Stories by HANK KURZ Jr.

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Merritt earns first PGA Tour win

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Merritt, Chappell share Quicken Loans lead

GAINESVILLE, Va. Troy Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under-par 61 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National and share the lead with Kevin Chappell.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Teenager captures her first LPGA Tour win

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Minjee Lee didn't get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Busch dominates at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Richmond has rebounded from rough start in lacrosse

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond's first season playing men's lacrosse started with five consecutive losses. Now they're about to play in the NCAA Tournament, which begins tonight with two play-in games.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Richmond provided enough fireworks for one weekend

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR seemed to get all it wanted out of its first visit of the season to Richmond International Raceway.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Logano wins Sprint Cup race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Joey Logano took advantage of a three-car duel by sneaking below the trio to take the lead Saturday night, outrunning former champions Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski ...
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Virginia State, Winston-Salem State dispute details of beating

ETTRICK, Va. - Virginia State and Winston-Salem State have drastically varying versions of a fight that left the Winston-Salem State quarterback beaten in a bathroom.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Boyd, Clemson romp past Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 9 Clemson broke the game open with three touchdowns in the last 4:18 of the first half in a 59-10 victory ...
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mississippi State headed to Omaha

The Bulldogs held on for a 6-5 victory against Virginia on Monday in the completion of a suspended game, sweeping the No. 6 national seed.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Joe Gibbs Racing driver blasts NASCAR

Matt Kenseth spoke out Thursday, one day after his team was slapped with some of the harshest penalties in NASCAR history because his race-winning car at Kansas last week failed post-race inspection.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Virginia embarrasses Clemson

Virginia used one of its best defensive efforts of the year to embarrass Clemson 78-41 on Thursday night.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Late touchdown lifts Seminoles to victory

E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and No. 8 Florida State survived a scare to beat Virginia Tech 28-22 on Thursday ...
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Johnson wins at Martinsville, leads Chase

Jimmie Johnson earned his seventh career victory at Martinsville, taking the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the process.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Keselowski isn't feeling heat at Martinsville

Chase leader Brad Keselowski doesn't mind starting from the back of the pack.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Hamlin goes from last to first in Trucks race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Denny Hamlin ducked under Matt Crafton with five laps to go and won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on a day when the points lead was significantly ...
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Earnhardt Jr. makes return to track Sunday

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. disliked the attention caused by his concussions and nearly three-week departure from NASCAR, but said Friday he returns to racing glad he took steps to make ...
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Johnson wins pole at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson's championship hopes got a boost when he won the pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Virginia Tech QB hasn't forgotten ACC title game

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas plans to keep a chip on his shoulder this week while preparing for the Hokies' game at No. 13 Clemson on Saturday.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Virginia looks to improve ground game

Virginia knows its rushing attack must improve, starting with Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.
By HANK KURZ Jr.
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