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Roanoke, VA, United States

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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

Highlights: UVA v Auburn in Final Four matchup

The Virginia Cavaliers are dancing on to the national championship game in Minneapolis. → Read More

Migliaccio wins third straight Scott Robertson Memorial

Lynchburg's Connor Burgess finished third in the Senior Boys Division. → Read More

14-year-old powers through hip condition to play top flight golf

Matthew Doyle Fired a 69 In Round One Of The Scott Robertson Memorial → Read More

Ferrum golfer to compete at NCAA Championships

Brandon Bailey will get to extend his career next week as an individual participant in the Division Three Championships. → Read More

New Quarterbacks get first taste of game action in VT Spring Game

While Saturday's Spring Game might just be a scrimmage, it provided Hokie fans with one last chance to see Justin Fuente's team until August. → Read More

Roanoke native, Steve Robinson, coaching Tar Heels in National Championship

William Fleming grad, Steve Robinson, is in his 22nd year coaching alongside Roy Williams. → Read More

Salem Red Sox strike new sponsorship deal

For the past 11 years, the playing surface at Salem Memorial Stadium has been known as Lewis Gale Medical Center Field. But that changed Thursday morning, with news that Haley Toyota has entered a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Salem Red Sox. → Read More

Data analytics student helps Virginia Tech basketball team

Sean McClurg was rebounding for the Hokies at Wednesday night's shoot around, but his role as a statistics and numbers guy has been invaluable this season. → Read More

CBS Color Analyst Jim Spanarkel talks Virginia Tech-Wisconsin matchup

The Virginia Tech-Wisconsin will air on WDBJ7 Thursday at 9:40 p.m. → Read More

Hokies getting ready for matchup against experienced Wisconsin team

The NCAA tournament gets underway Thursday and the Hokies know they have a tough matchup against Wisconsin. → Read More

Buffalo Bills quarterback, former Hokie Tyrod Taylor congratulates Virginia Tech men's basketball team

Tyrod Taylor was one of the first people to congratulate the Tech men's basketball team on its return to the Big Dance → Read More

VHSL moves state football championships, Spring Jubilee away from Liberty University

The Virginia High School League has decided to move 3A and 4A football state championship games further east to William and Mary. → Read More

Northside High School football coach Burt Torrence steps down

ROANOKE CO., Va. - Northside High School football coach Burt Torrence is stepping down. Torrence informed the team of his decision in a meeting Sunday afternoon. Torrence led the Vikings to state titles in 2013 and 2009. Check back later and watch tonight for more information. → Read More

Virginia, Butler basketball teams have a lot in common

While Virginia is the number one seed, the Bulldogs' program has had plenty of success in the NCAA Tournament, making March Madness appearances in eight of the past 10 years, and playing in back to back national title games in 2010 and 2011. → Read More

Elliott on pole for Daytona 500; Blaney assures Wood Brothers a starting spot

Under partly cloudy skies, 43 drivers took aim at a front row starting spot for next weekend's 58th Great American Race, including former 500 champions, and pole winners seeking a picture perfect run, along with two rookies who possess plenty of star power. → Read More

Hendrick Motorsports passes torch from Jeff Gordon to Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott's father, Bill, won 44 career Cup Series races and the 1988 championship. His predecessor in the 24 Chevy, Jeff Gordon, has four Cup titles of his own. So needless to say, the 20-year-old Elliott has some pretty big shoes to fill. → Read More

NASCAR MEDIA TOUR DAY 2 ROUNDUP: Wood Brothers talk about going full-time

Understandably, Len and Eddie Wood are as excited as anyone in the racing community right now, because for the first time since 2008, the Woods will run the full Sprint Cup Series schedule. → Read More

NASCAR MEDIA TOUR ROUNDUP: Reigning champ Kyle Busch says leg is 85% healed

Day one of the NASCAR Media Tour included a visit with reigning Sprint Cup Champ Kyle Busch, whose 2015 included breaking his leg and foot on opening weekend in Daytona. → Read More