Month: December 2015

Scores from December 30


Twin Valley 54 Grayson Co. 32

Fort Chiswell 41 Johnson Co.(TN) 47

Radford 50 Alleghany (NC) 28

Floyd Co. 64 Carroll Co. 59

Galax 52 Liberty 50

Christiansburg 62 Blacksburg 51

Wm. Fleming 51 Cave Spring 45

Kettle Run 48 Hidden Valley 43


Northside 47 Cave Spring 28

Abingdon 60 Patrick Henry ( Roanoke) 57

Galax 60 Tazewell 33

Grayson Co. 37 Christiansburg 30

Mercy Academy (KY) 72 Floyd Co. 61

Fort Chiswell captures third place

The Pioneers beat the Longhorns of Johnson Co. 41-37 to win third place in the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament. Colby Rider has 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winning Pioneers. Jared Stephens, Bryson Booher and Tanner Bailey all had nine points each. Bailey had eight rebounds and Booher has three assists.

Radford Bobcats dominated Alleghany (NC) 50-28 to win the tourney championship. Marcus Finley hit four-three’s on his way to scoring 16 for the Bobcats. Quinton Morton-Richardson had 10 as the Cats hit eight trifecta’s. Alleghany got eight points from Lucas Rife.

The fifth place game saw Floyd Co defeat Carroll Co. 64-59. Blake Hairston scored 16 as did Quentin Lackey for the winning Buffaloes. Carroll Co. leading scorer was Jordon Combs with 20.

The seventh place game had Twin Valley beating Grayson Co. 54-32. Tanner Wagner and Tayten Sykes led the Panthers in the win with 16 and 13 points ,respectfully. Grayson Co. got 19 points from Bailey Hawkins.

Game Scores from Tuesday December 29


Radford 45 – Johnson Co. (TN) 27

Alleghany (NC) 52 – Fort Chiswell 40

Blacksburg 84- Liberty 70

Chilhowie 61- Bland Co. 41

Cave Spring 57- Jefferson Forest 39

Christiansburg 46 – Galax 41 OT

Craig Co. 41 – Eastern Montgomery 39

Alleghany 64 – Hidden Valley 61

Carroll Co. 58 – Twin Valley 42

Floyd Co. 66 – Grayson Co. 46


Patrick Henry 47- Cave Spring 36

Chilhowie 44- Bland Co. 38

Forbush (NC) 56- Grayson Co. 28

Craig Co. 62 – Eastern Montgomery 46

Salem 57 -Galax 51

Mount Airy (NC) 87 – Christiansburg 41

Spotswood 71 – Hidden Valley 43

Carroll Co. 43 – Magna Vista 35


Fort Chiswell loses in second round of Tournament

The Pioneers lost to Alleghany (NC) 52-40 in the second round of the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament. The Pioneers were led by Tanner Bailey with nine points and Bryson Booher with eight. Pioneers head coach Derrick Jackson remarked,”I thought we played hard and competed. I didn’t want us to get into an up tempo game with them. Their guards are good as Hanks is a smooth player for them. ”

Alleghany (NC) got 15 points from guard Tyler Hanks and 11 from Austin Hawkins. The Trojans slowly away to win the game as they stretched a five point lead at halftime into eight going into yjr fourth quarter. The win will put the Trojans in the championship game against the Radford Bobcats.

Radford got into championship game by beating Johnson Co.(TN) 45-27. The Cats defense held the Longhorns to just six points in the first half. Radford got 15 points and 13 rebounds from 6-7 transfer Blake Burdack. Alante Doyle had 11 and Heth Grant 10 in the win.

Three Longhorn players had five points apiece. Jose Guzman, Cody Bailie and Austin Houser.

I n other action the Floyd Buffaloes beat Grayson Co.66-46. The Buffaloes were led by Jared Spence with 17 and Michael Osborne 11. Grayson got 14 and 12 points from Tyler Lundy and Bailey Hawkins ,respectfully.

In the opening game of the day saw Carroll Co. beating Twin Valley 58-42. The Cavaliers’ Grant Haynes pumped in 14 and Jordan Combs has 13. Twin Valley was paced by Tayten Sykes with 10 points, with help from Austin Shortridge and Tanner Wagner scoring nine points each.

The junior varsity seventh place game went to Floyd as they defeated Bland Co. 60-28. The fifth place game saw Carroll Co. junior varsity defeating Grayson Co. 50-34.

The junior varsity third place contest will be played at 12:30 tomorrow ( Wednesday) and JV championship tips at 2 pm.

The Varsity tournament will then resume at 4 with Grayson and Twin Valley for seventh place. Fifth place will be decided between Carroll Co and Floyd Co. at 5:30. The third place game will pit Fort Chiswell taking on Johnson Co.(TN) at 7 and the championship will tip around 8:30 pitting Radford and Alleghany (NC).

Fort Chiswell wins opener of Christmas Tourney

Led by Jared Stephens 14 points, Bryson Booher’s 13 and Tanner Bailey’s 13, the Pioneers defeated Grayson 61-47 in the first round of the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament. Grayson was led by Bailey Hawkins with 17. Coach Derrick Jackson of Fort Chiswell remarked,”We played well in spurts tonight. Our up tempo helped us and I thought Booher, Stephens and Bailey all played well for us. ”

In other first round action Alleghany Co. (NC) defeated Floyd Co. 40-39 as Tyler Hanks hit a foul shot with no time showing on the clock for the Victory. Austin Hawkins scored 12 in the win for the Trojans. Floyd got 15 points from Michael Osborne. Johnson Co. (TN) defeated Carroll Co. 72-64 to advance into the winners bracket. The Longhorns hit nine threes as were led by Bud Icenhour with 26 and Blake Atwood with 14 points. Carroll got 22 from Micah Johnson. The other first round game saw Radford beat Twin Valley 64- 39. Radford got 13 points and 15 rebounds from Blake Burdick,and 13 from Isiah Morton. Two other Bobcat players had double figures , Marcus Finley 11 and Quinton Morton- Richardson 10.

Twin Valley was led by Tayten Sykes with 17 and Tanner Wagner with 11 points.

Monday December 28 High School Basketball Schedule -BOYS / GIRLS

Grayson Co 47. vs Fort Chiswell 61

Carroll Co. 64 vs Johnson Co. (TN) 72

Radford 64 vs Twin Valley 39

Floyd Co. 39 vs Alleghany (NC) 40

Blacksburg 40 vs Geo.Wythe 61

Galax 41 vs Northside 97

Wm. Byrd 62 vs Christiansburg 42

Jefferson Forest 51 vs Hidden Valley 49

Alleghany 50 vs Cave Spring 68

Northwood vs Bland Co.


Christiansburg 49 vs Alleghany (NC) 45

Floyd Co. 44 vs South Forsyth (GA.) 58

Galax 34 vs Grayson Co. 47

Cave Spring 55 vs Roanoke Catholic 58

Lord Botetourt 71 vs Patrick Henry 50

Salem 57 vs Forbush (NC) 65




Junior Varsity Tourney gets underway

The First Bank of Virginia / Fort Chiswell Christmas tournament got started today (Saturday) with the junior varsity squads playing. In the opening game of the day Johnson Co.(TN) destroyed the Carroll Co jv’s 55-21. Then the Trojans of Alleghany (NC) got by the Floyd young Buffaloes 39-34. The third junior varsity contest saw the Radford Bobcats jump on the Bland Co. Bears early and coasted to a 50- 18 shellacking. The nightcap saw the home standing Fort Chiswell Pioneers beat the Grayson Co. Blue Devils in hotly contest game by the score of 46-38. The junior varsity part of the tourney will start back up Monday morning at 9am with Carroll Co. versus Bland Co. The second game will pit Floyd Co. against Grayson Co. Radford will then take on the Longhorns of Johnson Co. (TN) at 11:30 am and the fourth contest will pit the Fort Chiswell Pioneers go up against Alleghany (NC) at approximately 12:45 . The varsity tournament will then start at 4 as Carroll Co plays Johnson Co.

Fort Chiswell Pioneers to host Tournament

Max Meadows… Eight teams, four games a day for three days. That’s what will be coming to Fort Chiswell High School starting Monday December 28.

It’s called the First Bank of Virginia Christmas Tournament and the Pioneers of Fort Chiswell High School is the host school.

Johnson Co. (TN.), Alleghany (NC), Radford, Grayson Co., Carroll Co., Floyd Co., Twin Valley and Fort Chiswell will be the eight schools that will be participating in this years tourney. It all gets started Monday at 4 pm.

The first game will feature the Carroll Co. Cavaliers (1-2) under the direction of head coach Brad Hawks taking on the Longhorns of Johnson Co (TN). The Longhorns are from Mountain City, Tennessee and come into the tournament with a record of 1-4 and are coached by Austin Atwood. The 5:30 contest will see Floyd Co. Buffaloes take on the Trojans of Alleghany (NC). The Trojans are from Sparta, North Carolina and are 4-3 on the season. They played in last year’s tourney, and they play a very competitive brand of basketball under head coach Tom McKnight. Floyd Co. has a record of 3-3 and are coached by Brian Harman. They like to get up and down the court.

The other first round games will pit the Radford Bobcats (2-1) versus the Panthers of Twin Valley. The Panthers who are 3-1 on the early season, are coached by Matt Baldwin and are from Pilgrims Knob, Virginia. The nightcap of the opening round will see the Grayson Co. Blue Devils go up against Fort Chiswell.

Fort Chiswell is 5-2, coached by Derrick Jackson and Grayson Co. is off to a slow start at 0-7 and have a new coach, Mike Butler

Bryson Booher and junior Colby Rider lead the Pioneers. Boomer just signed to play baseball at Concord.

Admission for the tournament is $6 per day, concessions are provided and, from this sports writer, are very good.

Tuesday’s action will start back up at 4pm as well as Wednesday’s. Wednesday will see the seventh place game at 4, Fifth place at 5:30, third place game at 7 and the championship will be at around 8:30 that night.

It’s competitive, exciting basketball and lots of fun for teams and fans.


Cougars roll the Tide

PC vs Galax Galax… Playing for the second consecutive night, the Pulaski Co. Cougars took command early and rolled the Galax Maroon Tide 49-25. The Cougars placed two players into double figures, with CC Grubb leading the way with 15 points and senior point guard Isaac Poe finished with 11.

Galax playing their first game of the season due to winning the state football title had trouble getting into the flow of things and mishandling the ball. They committed 15 turnovers in the first half. None of the Maroon Tide players produced double digits on the night. Isaiah Brown and Jacob Brown both produced eight points apiece in the loss.

Pulaski Co. (6-2) led 11-6 after one quarter and expanded that to 26-12 at intermission. The second half saw them outscore the Tide 23-13 as Coach Hart played all 10 players that dressed for the Cougars. “I thought our defense was extremely good tonight. It bothered them and our dribble penetration hurt them,” said Andrew Hart head coach of the Cougars. “I thought Logan Robertson played well and gave us a lift off the bench. Braeden Blevins came in and gave us some good minutes tonight. I was also glad all of our players that were dressed got into the game,” coach Hart remarked.

With the win the Cougars go into the holiday break at 6-2 and Coach Hart said, “I’m happy that we have won six games at this point. I think it should be seven wins. This team has looked for each other very well so far this season, and we can and will improve.”

Pulaski Co. junior varsity broke their losing streak as they defeated Galax 41-29. Kellen Dalton coming off of an 18 point performance against Franklin Co. in a losing cause the night before, led the young Cougars again as he tossed in 11. Kohl Hedge, playing perhaps his best game, had eight and Alex Akers chipped in with six, as the Cougars are now 2-6.

Gage Cook led GPC vs Galaxalax with 13 points and Matt Evans with four.

The Cougars will not be back in action until Tuesday January 5, as they will host the Blacksburg Bruins in the Cougar Den.



Galax 6 6 5 8 -25

PC 11 15 11 12-49


Galax- J.Brown 8. I.Brown 8, Hutchens 4, Chapman 2, Harris 2, Merdian 2, Dalton 1


PC- Grubb 15, Poe 11, Robertson 9, Garcia 7, Blankenship 3, Bradley 2, Blevins 2


3 PT. Goals- Galax- 1 ( J.Brown)

– PC – 5 ( Grubb, Poe, Garcia, Blankenship, Robertson )


Total Fouls- Galax- 14, PC- 13


Fouled Out – None


Technicals – None