Month: November 2017

Cougars defeat Celtics

Pulaski Co. boys basketball team went on the road to open their season and came away with a 60-48 win over Roanoke Catholic. The Cougars placed three players in double digits ,with CC Grubb scored 16, Kade Akers 13 and Logan Robertson 12.

Roanoke Catholic got a game high 20 points from guard Deionte Waller and Mykah English chipped in with 10. The opening quater saw both teams being sloppy and loose with the basketball as catholic led 10-7 at the end of the first.

Pulaski Co. who turned the ball over seven times in the opening quarter would settled dow and took a 26-21 advantage into intermission. The third quarter saw them once again turnover the ball but they held on to lead 35-31. Senior Robertson would score all 12 of his points in the final quarter ti hel them to a 25 points and stretched their lead out to 13 and finished with a 12 point win. ” It wasn’t pretty but it’s a win ,” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” Defensively I thought we played real well and we finally made a few baskets in the second half. We battled the whole game and we did what we had to to win.”

The Cougars will be back in action next Tuesday as they travel to Lord Botetourt. Jv will tip at 5:30 and the varsity around 7:00 pm.

PC – 7 19 9 25-60

RC – 10 11 10 17-48

PC – Grubb 16, Akers 13 , Robertson 12, Jackson 3, Poe 4, Blevins 6, Miller 6

RC – Vaught 4, Waller 20, English 10, Grinde 5, Clarke 3, Myers 4, Carpenter 2

Pulaski Co. boys basketball season starts

The Cougars will travel to Roanoke to take on the Roanoke Catholic Celtics tonight- Wednesday Nov. 29. The Cougars seem to be more athletic in Coach Andrew Hart’s fourth season and a deeper squad. They have five seniors, six juniors and two sophomore’s on the team. They will play Patrick Henry, Hidden Valley, Cave Spring,Christiansburg , Salem, Blacksburg , William Byrd , Lord Botetourt , Carroll Co. and Radford twice. Catholic and Gate City will be played only once in their 22 game schedule. The Gate City game will be held at Salem High School in February and will feature Gate City’s Mac McClung who signed with Georgetown. Coach Hart will have a new assistant on his staff as Jonathan Penn a former Cougar player will be his top assistant on the varsity. Penn had been the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant for 12 years at Highland Springs. Brandon Smith starts his fourth season on the staff and will now be the junior varsity head man. C J Burgis is now the assistant junior varsity assistant and is in his fourth year as well.

The seniors will be : Logan Robertson, Trent Blankenship, Braeden Blevins, CC Grubb and Tyrese Redd. The junior class consists of, Julian Black, Justin Roberson, Kade Akers, Jairus Miller, Ben Poe and Austin Reinhardt. The two sophomores are Dre Grubb and James Jackson. Tip off for the season and tonight’s game is 7:00 pm at Roanoke Catholic.

VHSL Football State Semi-Finals Sat. Dec. 2

1A – Chilhowie @ Galax – 3 pm

1A- Riverheads vs Essex – 1:30 pm to be played at Middlesex HS

2A – Appomattox @ Union – 3pm

2A – Poquoson @ RE Lee ( Staunton) – 2 pm

3A – Heritage @ Staunton River – 2 pm

3A – James Monroe @ Hopewell – 1:30 pm

4A – Sherando @ Salem – 2 pm

4A – Lafayette @ Louisa Co. – 2 pm

Narrows loses heartbreaker

Playing in front of a standing room only crowd at Ragsdale Field on a nice afternoon the visiting Maroon Tide of Galax defeated the Narrows Green Wave 28-27. Galax got 218 rushing yards on 45 carries and four touchdowns from freshman Keaton Beeman and rushed for 364 yards for the win. Their defense limited Narrows to just 63 yards rushing as they advance to next weeks state semifinal Class 1A game.

It was a back and forth game at Narrows with one team- Galax -running the pigskin and Narrows throwing the ball. The difference was a missed point after by Narrows with 7:58 left in the game. Narrows had regained the lead on a Mikey McKinney one yard plunge to go up 27-21. The point after by the officials was wide left as most on the Narrows sideline thought the kick was good.

Galax would battled back and tied the game on their next possession as Beeman ran off tackle for a two yard touchdown. Their point after was good and ended up being the winning margin.

Narrows struck first as quarterback Wyatt Freeman hit wide receiver Gavin Pruitt on a 81 yard toss and run with 4:31 to go in the first quarter. Galax would score twice in the second quarter as Beeman ran in from one and six yards and tok a 14-7 lead into intermission.

Narrows (11-2) would tie the game at the 8:32 mark of the third quarter as Matthew Mullins caught an 18 yard pass over the middle from Freeman. Galax would strike right back this time Beeman would run in from five yards out go back up 21-14 with five minutes left in the quarter.

Narrows would tie the contest again this time on a Freeman to McKinney 45 yard strike down the left side line for a 21 all score going into the fourth quarter.

Galax ( 10-3) head coach Mark Dixon said,” Beeman ( Keaton) is a young buck. We went with him more because we wanted Blake Brown to be more rested on defense than by going both ways. I liked how we ran the ball today and our line finds a way. We not the biggest upfront.” He then added,” This team is pretty even keel bunch. We got down with less than seven minutes to go but you wouldn’t know by our guys. I also happy how our run defense performed today. Narrows is a real good football team and well coached.”

Narrows head coach Kelly Lowe remarked ,” It was a tough way to lose a ballgame. I hate for the kids and our staff and fans. What a crowd we had here. We lost to a good football team that is well coached . They made one more play than we did.”

Galax will now advance to the state semifinal game as they host the Chilhowie Warriors next Saturday. Game time will probably be 2:00 pm .


Galax 0 14 7 7-28

Narrows 7 0 14 6-27

Rushing – Galax – Beeman 45-218 yds., Brown 16-105, Evans 6-17, Vaught 2-7, Dickson 2-17

– Narrows- McKinney 8-31, Freeman 5-9, Kantsios 4-20, Morgan 2-3, Ch. Blaker 2-0, Ferguson 1-0

Passing – Galax – Evans – 3 of 3- 0 INT .- 0 TDS . – 15 YDS.

– Narrows – Freeman – 9 of 15 – 1 INT . – 3 TDS. – 178 YDS., Lowe 0 of 1 – 1 INT – 0 TDS – 0 YDS.

First Downs – Galax 22, Narrows 11

Penalties – Galax – 8/ 75 yds., Narrows – 3/ 25 yds.

Turnovers – Galax – 1 -( INT) , Narrows – 2 -(INT)