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KROGER 200 LIVE: Camping World Trucks on track in championship battle at the Paperclip
By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Sports Writer

The Camping World Truck Sereis Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway pits pole-sitter Darrell Wallace Jr., third place in the points championship, against fellow front-row starter Timothy Peters, fifth in the championship, and points leaders Matt Crafton, the spring race winner, and Ryan Blaney in a key race as the Truck series winds to a close.

Danville native Peyton Sellers starts 26th.

Check back for live updates from the Kroger 200 as the race goes on.

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SPRINT CUP: Final Practice
Harvick, Stenhouse, Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon make up Top-5
By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Sports Writer

Kevin Harvick posted the fastest lap in Saturday's Sprint Cup Final Practice. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon rounded out the Top-5.

Jimmie Johnson posted the sixth fastest lap, with pole-sitter Jamie McMurray right behind. Joey Logano posted the ninth fastest time, Matt Kenseth was 14th, Ryan Newman was 17th, Denny Hamlin was 21st and Carl Edwards was 33rd.

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Week 9 Prep Football Roundup: Bassett downs Patrick County
Martinsville falls to Tunstall, Magna Vista hammers Halifax County
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Patrick County students filled the stands on Friday night as the 1-6 Cougars hosted the 1-6 Bassett Bengals and the Cougars looked for their first district win since 2009.

After a scoreless first quarter, Bassett managed a pair of second-quarter touchdowns before blowing it open in the second half on the way to a 35-6 road win.

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Sprint Cup Qualifying: McMurray sets pole record with second Martinsville pole
Logano, Kenseth, Stewart, Hamlin round out top 5

By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin sports writer

Jamie McMurray isn't just liking his start to the weekend at Martinsville Speedway: he's loving it.

McMurray set a pole record with a time of 18.954 seconds and 99.905 MPH in his No. 1 McDonald's Chevrolet. After having the fourth fastest speed in practice, McMurray shaved another .15 seconds to claim his second pole of 2014. Another of his 11 all-time poles came at Martinsville in 2011.

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SPRINT CUP: Friday Practice complete at Speedway
Jeff Gordon tops charts ahead of Qualifying

By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Sports Writer

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Sprint Cup drivers hit the track at Martinsville Speedway at noon on Friday for a 90-minute practice session in preparation for qualifying at 4:40 p.m. this afternoon.

Jeff Gordon topped the charts with a 19.079-second lap at 99.251 mile per hour average speed. Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five that featured cars from all three manufacturers.

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AUTO RACING: Logano races into history
Driver has a field day at antique shop
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By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

When NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano drove up to the front of Fieldale Antiques on Thursday in his 1934 GMC truck, he said he felt right at home when stepped out to see several Shell signs and collectibles.

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NASCAR: Gaulding, truckers are back
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With two races left in his nine-race season in 2014, 16-year old Colonial Heights native Gray Gaulding is excited to return to Martinsville Speedway on Saturday for the Kroger 200 Camping World Trucks Series race.

Qualifying for the Kroger 200 is set for 10:15 a.m. Saturday, with the race starting at 1:45 p.m. later that afternoon.

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Carlisle defeats VES in field hockey

A week removed from defeating Virginia Episcopal School 3-0 in the regular season finale, Carlisle School’s field hockey team once again blanked VES on Thursday in the Blue Ridge Conference tournament semifinals.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Losing skid set to end
Bassett visits Patrick County with each needing a win
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At least one losing streak will end tonight when Bassett travels to Patrick County for a Piedmont District matchup.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami humiliates Virginia Tech
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BLACKSBURG (AP) — Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.

The Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) outgained Virginia Tech 255-36 in the first half in taking a 24-0 lead, then took the ball away on the Hokies’ first three drives of the second half. The first takeaway came at Miami’s 1 as Deon Bush stripped Marshawn Williams and made the recovery, too.

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