Arts, Leisure and Sports

Virginia Tech squeaked into a post-season bowl game with a 6-and-6 record – and finished at 6-and-7 after Cincinnati scored late in Monday’s Military Bowl game to win 35 to 31. Better news yesterday for the number ten-ranked Hokies men’s basketball team:

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Several hundred people turned out today at Vic Thomas Park for a noon-time fun run and walk. Local small business owner and triathlete Mike Morris has staged the event every Christmas Eve for nine years. He also spent about 10 days baking cookies for participants. Morris didn’t let recent knee replacement surgery slow him down. He also handed out Christmas presents to those that finished the 1 or 3 mile fun run courses on the greenway.

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