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Travis Wells


Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Dawgs fall 3-2 in game one at Peoria

Game Two is Friday night. → Read More

Rail Yard Dawgs Look Ahead to Championship Series

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are settling in to Peoria for the first two games of this week’s President’s Cup finals on Thursday and Friday. The Rail Yard Dawgs have already taken out the top two seeds in the SPHL playoffs and the two clinching victories have been on the road, a place where they’ll start the finals. The road warrior mentality suits them just fine. “The big… → Read More

Martinsville Speedway Honored With 75th Anniversary Exhibit at Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, NC (WDBJ) -The Martinsville Speedway is celebrating its 75th anniversary and Tuesday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte noted the big milestone. The Hall unveiled an exhibit that pays homage the sport’s original track. It includes more than 30 artifacts that were collected over the past 9 to 12 months. The exhibit is officially open and will remain open for at least the next year.… → Read More

Nationals manager Davey Martinez visits Radford at annual baseball fundraiser

Martinez is hopeful that the Nats and every other major league team can report to spring training in a few weeks. → Read More

National Signing Day Coverage

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -Wednesday was National Signing Day across the region. At Lord Botetourt, two members of the Cavalier football team became part of Coach Brent Pry’s first class at Virginia Tech. Gunner Givens projects as a defensive end in Blacksburg. Givens honored his despite a late push from North Carolina. He’s joined by teammate and lineman Hunter McLain who was a Richmond commit until… → Read More

Bowman wins Xfinity 500 at Martinsville following contact with Hamlin

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (AP) - Alex Bowman spun Denny Hamlin out of the lead at Martinsville Speedway and then won in overtime as the field for NASCAR’s championship race was set Sunday. Bowman was not eligible to advance into next week’s winner-take-all finale at Phoenix. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Hamlin and and Martin Truex Jr. will race for the title. It will be a match of a pair of Chevrolets… → Read More

LCA’s Zach Rice commits to North Carolina

Thursday night, the five-star recruit made it official. → Read More

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Thrilled to Be Back on the Ice Ahead of Weekend Opener

The Dawgs open the season Friday night. → Read More

Auburn girls claim third straight VHSL tennis title

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -Top seeds Sara Nichols and Anna McGuire got Auburn started with straight set victories Thursday. Ashley Parsons finished things off in the decisive match as the Eagles claim a third consecutive Class 1 Title. They did not lose a set in the championship match, beating Rappahannock 5-0. All rights reserved. → Read More

Liberty, VMI basketball teams garner postseason honors

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -The ASUN Tournament starts Thursday and the Liberty Flames swept all of the major postseason awards. Head Coach Ritchie McKay was named the league’s Coach of the Year after leading LU to a fifth straight 20 win season, not to mention a third consecutive regular season crown. Liberty’s Darius McGhee is the conference Player of the Year. The junior averaged nearly 16 points a… → Read More

Liberty faces NC State looking for ACC sweep

Liberty faces NC State this weekend trying to stay unbeaten → Read More

Several local athletes put pen to paper on National Signing Day

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Patrick Henry High School three-sport athlete Savannah Derey has signed to play lacrosse at JMU for the Dukes. Derey also played volleyball and basketball for the Patriots. In Radford, volleyball player Trinity Adams signed to continue her career in the SEC for the Florida Gators. And Glenvar’s Reese Dunkenberger will keep swimming at Tulane in New Orleans. All rights… → Read More

Former Hidden Valley Star Mitchell Having Solid Senior Season at Navy

Former Hidden Valley Standout Ryan Mitchell Excelling at Navy → Read More

Hokies Travel to Duke Saturday

Virginia Tech will try to rebound from last year's 45-10 loss to the Blue Devils → Read More

Liberty Plays Host to Florida International Saturday

Liberty plays Florida International Saturday. The Panthers are coached by former Miami and North Carolina coach Butch Davis. → Read More

Martinsville High grad Mark Ivey leads Louisville defensive line

Martinsville High grad now leading Louisville defensive line → Read More

Richmond-area youngster wins VSGA Women’s Amateur

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The 95th Women’s State Amateur final teed off Thursday afternoon at the Roanoke Country Club, where it was Midlothian’s Tatum Walsh taking on medalist winner Julie Shinn. Shinn posted a 2 and 1 win in the semis Thursday morning, while Walsh needed 19 holes to advance. Walsh made the turn at 2-up, went 3-up after 11 holes and then knocked in a short birdie effort at the par… → Read More

Lord Botetourt's Veldman claims another state honor

The honors continue to roll in for Lord Botetourt High School's Miette Veldman. This week Veldman was the recipient of the Class 3 Female Athlete of the Year presented by the VHSL and AllState. She gets a $1500 scholarship with the honor. Veldman was part of three state volleyball titles and two state basketball crowns. She made all state three times in each sport. Miette is headed to… → Read More

Roanoke's Godfather of Hockey, Henry Brabham, Dies at 90

(WDBJ7)-- Hockey fans in the region are mourning the loss of Henry Brabham tonight. Brabham, who saved hockey countless times here in the Roanoke Valley, died today at the age of 90. Brabham co-founded the East Coast Hockey League in 1988, and the league trophy bears his name. The Vinton businessman owned three teams, the Virginia Raiders, Virginia Lancers, and Roanoke Valley Rebels. He also… → Read More

Virginia Tech takes on North Carolina Tuesday in ACC Tournament

The game will be a series of firsts for most of the Hokies, including the head coach. → Read More