Month: March 2016

Fort Chiswell takes down rival George Wythe

Max Meadows… They started slowly, but the Pioneers baseball erupted for seven runs in the third and six more in the fourth to defeat the Maroons of Geo. Wythe 13-2 in five innings.

Bryson Booher
Bryson Booher

Senior hurler Bryson Booher went all five innings for Fort Chiswell as he struck out six and gave up just one earned run on five hits. Booher also scored twice as he improved to 3-0 and the Pioneers are now 4-0.

Booger Owens led George Wythe as he hit a home run to right center in the first and single in the third. Lead off hitter Walker Navers scored the only other Maroon run in third on a single by Avery Goins. Brandon Collins was the starter and loser on the mound. He lasted 2 and 2/3 innings giving up seven runs and walked four.

Lucas Edmonds and Jarred Tuck both knocked in three runs apiece for the Pioneers. Chance Davis had two hits two RBIs.

The Maroons scored first on an Owens home run with two outs in the top the first. They then went up 2-0 in their half of the third with Goins knocking in Navers.

Tanner Bailey
Tanner Bailey

Fort Chiswell in the bottom of the third sent 13 batters to the plate as they scored seven. Tuck knocked in two of those. They scored five of those runs with two outs. They followed that up with six more runs in bottom of the fourth as they sent 10 batters to the plate with Edmonds doubling in two. Tuck would single in another run, as did Tanner Bailey and Ben Porter.

“We started slowly again today,” said Pioneer head coach Derrick Jackson. “Bryson (Booher) pitched well enough for us today. I thought Jarred Tuck’s single that drove in two runs in the third with two outs was a big hit for us. Lucas Edmonds stepped up also, as did Chance Davis,” said Coach Jackson.

The Pioneers will be back in action next Thursday, April 7, as they travel to Rural Retreat. First pitch is scheduled for 5 pm.




Geo. Wythe 2 5 2 3


Fort Chiswell 13 9 1 7



GW – LP – Collins

FC – WP – Booher ( 3-0)




Results for March 31


Fort Chiswell 13 Geo.Wythe 2 – 5 inns

PH-Glade Spring 12 Chilhowie 1

J I Burton 6 Gate City 2


Chilhowie 5 PH-Glade Spring 3

Geo.Wythe 10 Fort Chiswell 0

Marion 12 Graham 2


Floyd Co. 4 Geo.Wythe 1 -girls

Galax 7 Carroll Co. 3 – boys

Geo.Wythe 3 Floyd Co. 2

Results from March 30


Christiansburg 14 Floyd Co. 4


Christiansburg 15 Floyd Co. 4 – 5 inns

Auburn 12 Pulaski Co. 2 – 6 inns


Fort Chiswell 9 Rural Retreat 0- boys


Galax 9 Carroll Co. 0 -girls

George Wythe 7 Bland Co. 2 -girls

Marion 9 Grayson Co. 0 -mens

Grayson Co. 9 Marion 0 – girls

New VHSL boss, former Dublin Dukes and Pulaski Co. Cougar

The Virginia High School League ( VHSL) has a new boss and his name is Billy Haun. He’s a former teacher and coach at Dublin Middle School and an assistant football coach at Pulaski Co. High School under then head coach Joel Hicks. Haun was later recommended by Hicks to then athletic director of George Wythe High School ( Wytheville) Carl Mamms. Mamms was a former head football coach at Big Creek High of War, West Virginia and was replaced there by Joel Hicks.

Haun left George Wythe to be the head man of Richlands (Va.) High for their football team. He left there to become coach of Western Albemarle and then Monticello. He got out of the coaching profession and got into administration as an assistant principal. He was until now the Assistant Secretary of Education for the State of Virginia , located in Richmond. He is replacing the retiring VHSL boss Ken Tilley.

Cougars pull out a victory at Galax

Galax… The Cougar baseball team scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to defeat the Galax Maroon Tide 6-5.

Kam Hall
Kam Hall

Cougar catcher Andrew Lowe led them with three RBIs, scored a run and had two hits. Kam Hall had two hits and two RBIs. Grant Osteen knocked in the winning run in the top of the seventh, and he picked up the winning pitcher decision. He tossed one and one-third of relief giving up just one hit and striking out one.

Stew Merdian who knocked in two and scored one led the Galax Maroon Tide. He also started on the mound and pitched five innings striking out six and surrendering three runs as he left in a tied game. Lucas Dalton also had two RBIs while Caleb Spurlin went two for two scoring one and knocking in one.

The Maroon Tide went up in the bottom of the first scoring twice. They then pushed another run across in their half of the second for a 3-0 lead.

Pulaski Co. (3-2) then tied the game in the third on Lowe’s bases-loaded double. The game remained tied until the Maroon Tide came up to bat in the bottom of the fifth.

With runners on first and third and one out, they executed a suicide squeeze to perfection when Dalton put down a bunt with Spurlin racing in from third.

The Cougars would then score two in the top of the sixth on Hall’s double, but the Cougars would then load the bases up 5-4 with no one out. Unfortunately the next three batters all struck out leaving the bases loaded.

Galax then tied the game at 5 when Merdian hit a sharp single to right scoring Jake Snyder going into seventh.

Pulaski Co. started the seventh with a Lowe single to left; Jordan Lytton pinch ran for him. Lytton then moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on the single by Osteen. The Cougars once again loaded the bases. This time with one out, but they couldn’t push any more runs across the plate.

Cougar head coach Jared King said, “We executed just enough tonight to win. Give Galax pitchers some credit. They shut us down there in the sixth and seventh after we had scored runs.“ He then added, ”I liked how we competed and Grant (Osteen) stepped up for us. He’s a senior and came through at the plate and on the mound. Andrew Lowe had another good offensive night, knocking in three.”

Pulaski Co. will not be back in action until next Tuesday, April 5, as they host the Cave Spring Knights at 5 pm.



Galax 5 9 0 8


Pulaski Co. 6 7 4 9


Scores for March 29


Pulaski Co. 6 Galax 5

Rural Retreat 4 Chilhowie 1

Floyd Co. 6 Carroll Co. 4

Narrows 13 Montcalm(WV) 3

Giles 9 Graham 6

Marion 2 Holston 1

Geo. Wythe 10 Bland Co. 5

Hidden Valley 7 Abingdon 5


Galax 8 Pulaski Co. 0

Carroll Co. 6 Floyd Co. 0


Giles 2 Graham 1- boys

Graham 4 Giles 3 -Girls

Scores from Saturday March 26


Hidden Valley 8 Patrick Henry 5, 1st game

Hidden Valley 5 Patrick Henry 0 , 2nd game


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VHSL names All-State Group 1A Teams in Basketball

First Team -All-State

Tanner Robinette- Honaker, Malik Johnson- Geo. Wythe, Josh McClure- Altavista, Darrin Doggett- Lancaster, Marcus Finley- Radford, Blake Burdack

Derrick Cusano-Eastside,Justin Williams – Surry Co.

Second Team- All- State

Bryson Booher- Fort Chiswell, Chase Rosenbaum- Geo. Wythe, Nelson Dews- Altavista, Tayten Sykes- Twin Valley, Josh Good- Luray, Zy Harcum- Northumberland, Stuart Anderson- Mathews, Marquez Holmes- Middlesex

Players of Year- Blake Burdack- Radford, Coach of Year- Rick Cormany- Radford

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Results for March 24


Northside 6 vs Cave Spring 5

William Byrd 2 vs Salem 1 (11 innings)

Galax 11 vs Carroll Co. 9 (called darkness bottom of 6th)

Marion 11 vs Northwood 7

***VHSL rules state that game averts back to last complete inning therefore Galax 6 vs Carroll Co.7

Auburn 16 vs Chilhowie 4

George Wythe 5 vs Rural Retreat 1

Grayson Co. 8 vs Mount Airy, NC 5


Auburn 11 vs Pulaski Co. 0 (5 innings)

Carroll Co. 10 vs Galax 2

Chilhowie 3 vs Abingdon 2

Tazewell 14 vs Grayson 12

Northwood 14 vs Marion 2

Floyd Co. 18 vs Martinsville 0 (5 innings)

William Byrd 6 vs Salem 4

Boys Tennis

Glenvar 5 vs Grayson Co. 0

Girls Tennis

Galax 8 vs Floyd Co. 1

Boys Soccer

Floyd Co. 4 vs. Grayson Co. 3

William Fleming 1 vs Pulaski Co. 0

Richlands 4 vs Marion 1

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Cougars’ led by Lowe and Remington picks up the win

Dublin…Pulaski County catcher Andrew Lowe hit two homeruns, knocked in six and scored three times to defeat the Princeton, WV Tigers 9-5. Lowe hit his first homerun over the left center field fence in the bottom of the first, knocking in Jon Osteen.


Princeton sent eleven batters to the plate in the top of the second. They scored five runs to take the lead. In the bottom of the second, Pulaski County got one of those runs back as Lowe knocked in Cam Underwood on a sharp single to center. The game would remain 5-3 until the bottom of the fourth when Jon Osteen singled, Underwood reached on an error and, once again, Lowe came to the plate to hit his third homer in two games. This three-run shot put the Cougars in the lead 6-5.


After a shaky inning and two-thirds by Cougar starting pitcher, Vann Prince, Nathanael Remington came in to cool off the Princeton bats. The Cougars would then score three insurance runs in their half of the fifth inning. With two outs, Osteen singled. Then Underwood singled putting runners on second and third. Once again Lowe would come to the plate, but this time Princeton would intentionally walk him to load the bases. Senior Grant Osteen stepped up to the plate and proceeded to rip a double between the left and center fielder knocking in all three runners.


Princeton (1-3) was lead offensively by Logan Austin who went three for three scoring one and knocking in one. Four other Tigers had one hit and one RBI each. Lowe and relief pitcher, Remington, who got the victory, both finished with three hits each. Both of the Osteen brothers as well as Underwood all had two hits apiece.


Cougar head coach Jared King remarked, “Remington (Nathanael) changed the complexion of the game on the mound. He pitched three and a third innings striking out six.” Coach then added, “Lowe had one of those days you dream about. The thing about is, he’s earned it. Grant (Osteen) came through for us today also. He and Lowe did a great job with their approach at the plate.”


Pulaski County Cougars (2-2) will be back in action on Tuesday, March 29, at Galax. The first pitch is slated for 5 pm.



Princeton 5 7 4 8

Pulaski Co. 9 12 1 9


Princeton – LP – Wood

Pulaski Co. – WP – Remington (1-0)