Area briefs: Deer hunting season nearly in full swing

Posted: November 5, 2012

From Star staff reports

WINCHESTER — The start of the general firearms hunting season for deer is Nov. 17, but there are several are key dates to keep in mind for those hunting in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.

Archery deer season — the early season has already begun and runs statewide through Nov. 16, and the late season begins Dec. 3 and runs through Jan. 5. This season only applies to public property in Frederick County and does not apply to Clarke County.

Urban archery deer season — Jan. 7 through March 30 (within incorporated city limits of Winchester only). During this season only antlerless deer may be taken.

Early muzzeloader season — starts today and runs through Nov. 16 on private lands in Clarke County. These are either sex deer hunting days. In Frederick County, it also starts today and runs through Nov. 16, but it’s for antlered deer only.

Late muzzeloader season — Dec. 15 through Jan. 5 (public property in Frederick County only).

General firearms season — Nov. 17 through Jan. 5.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Season tickets on sale

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that season tickets for men’s and women’s basketball are now on sale.

There are a total of 23 home games this season for the SU men and women, beginning with the men hosting Patrick Henry in the opening round of the BB&T Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 15.

The SU women’s team, under the direction of new coach C.K. Calhoun, open up their home slate on Nov. 28 with an ODAC contest against Virginia Wesleyan.

The two teams will hold a pair of ODAC doubleheaders on consecutive weekends in the spring semester.

Reserved season tickets are $125 a seat and can be purchased bycontacting Donna Cates at 540.665.4566 or dcates@su.edu.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Kline earns academic honor

DELAWARE, Ohio — Junior women’s soccer player Jenna Kline has been named Capital One Academic All-District V in selections announced Thursday evening by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

This is the second straight year that Kline has earned first team Academic All-District honors.

A pre-Physical Therapy major from Landisville, Pa. and a 3.95 GPA on a 4.0 scale, Kline will now move onto the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

To be eligible for Academic All-District/All-America honors, nominees must have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their team. Nominees are then voted on by CoSIDA members in one of eight districts across the country with the first team All-District honorees then being considered for Academic All-America.

In 20 games this season for SU, Kline had one assist while anchoring the defense from her back position. She is a two-time All-USA South honoree and was named to the USA South All-Tournament team last season as she helped the Hornets to their first-ever conference title.

Kline and the women’s soccer team saw their season end Thursday night with a 4-1 loss to Lynchburg in the ODAC Tournament semi-finals.

The women’s soccer Academic All-America team will be announced later this month.

COLLEGE SWIMMING

Baker earns PAC award

GREENVILLE, Pa. — After gathering four first-place finishes in Saturday’s dual meets, Bethany College sophomore Marina Baker, a Sherando graduate from Winchester, was rewarded with Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Female Swimmer of the Week honors.

Baker’s day opened with three individual wins. She touched first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:14.32, the 200 breast in 2:40.97 and then won the 200 individual medley after getting to the wall in 2:26.0.

Baker also anchored the 200 free relay team win with a time of 1:46.69, which erased nearly a second off the previous school record which was set in 2011. It’s the third school record Baker has to her credit, as she also owns a share of the 400 and 800 free relays.

With Baker’s performance, Bethany beat Penn State Behrend 73-58 and was narrowly defeated by Franciscan 70-62. This is the second time in Baker’s two years she’s earned the weekly conference award and Bison head coach David Dow is looking forward to what else the sophomore standout can accomplish.

“It's very exciting for Marina be named the PAC Swimmer of the Week,” said Dow. “Receiving this honor in both of her first two seasons speaks to her talent, dedication, and hard work. We are just beginning to find out what Marina is capable of and we are expecting great things from her as we continue through our season.”

A double major in business administration and history, Marina is the daughter of Carolyn and Chris Baker.