Month: January 2018

Scores for Wed. Jan. 31


Radford 66 Jame River 54

Giles 58 Glenvar 49

Carroll Co. 51 Alleghany 45

Covington 89 Narrows 68

Montcalm (WV) 87 Eastern Montgomery 66

Chilhowie 65 Rural Retreat 57

Va. High 76 Tazewell 68

Graham 65 Richlands 45


Christiansburg 73 Pulaski Co. 63

Galax 53 Holston 17

Pulaski Co. suffers loss to Hidden Valley

Dublin…Sometimes things just don’t turn out in your favor. That’s been the story for the Pulaski Co. boy’s basketball the last three games.

Hidden Valley outscored the Cougars 22-7 in the second quarter, and the Cougars could never fully recover as they lost to the district leading Titans 70-60.

The Titans (15-4, 9-1) got balancing scoring as they placed four players in double figures. Jonah Fitzgerald led the way with 19 points, with 16 of those coming in the first half. Andrew Duncan came off the bench to drain four three’s and finished with 14 points. Caleb Page pumped in 13 and Joe Lichtenstein knocked down six field goals and finished with 12 points in the victory.

Senior point guard Logan Robertson led the Cougars (10-8, 5-4) with a game and team high 21points. CC Grubb was the other Cougar in double figures with 13. The Cougars only dressed nine players as injuries, sickness and other things reduced their squad to nine.

The Cougars lead after the opening period 14-12, but the Titans would drive and score and then drive and dish in the second quarter sinking the Cougars to a 13 point halftime deficit, 34-21.

The Cougars would actually outscore the Titans 39-36 in the second half. The closest the Cougars would get was 68-60 with just 20 seconds left in the game. Their biggest deficit was 19, 66-47. They went on a 13-4 run at the end of the game, but it was too little too late.

“Hidden Valley played an outstanding game, and you have to tip your cap to them,“ said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. “The second quarter the game got away from us as we got in foul trouble and it handcuffed us there. They scored it from inside and outside. The run what they run extremely well and they were just outstanding.”

The Cougar junior varsity got back on the winning track as they stopped their three game losing streak with a very convincing 53-25 win over the Titans. The Cougar junior varsity is now 12-5, as the duo of Dillon Porter and Hayden Gray led them to the win. Porter tossed in 18 points and Gray hit five three’s as he knocked down 17 points. Luke Russell had six and Chay Rollins four. The Titans got 11 points from Stephen Bell.

Pulaski Co. will hit the road this Friday as they travel to Blacksburg and then play the number one ranked Group 2A Gate City Blue Devils Saturday at Salem High School in the Adam Ward Classic. Friday night’s game at Blacksburg will see the junior varsity tip at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00 pm. Saturday’s game against Gate City will start at around 3:15 pm. If you go Saturday to Salem, get there early as Gate City games have been selling out wherever they play .



HV – (70) – Duncan 14, Fitzgerald 19, J. Lichtenstein 12, Page 13, Cundiff 8, Mitchell 2, N. Lichtenstein 2


PC – (60) – Robertson 21, C. Grubb 13, Blevins 9, Blankenship 3, Akers 5, D. Grubb 5, Jackson 4



HV – 12 22 19 17 – 70


PC – 14 7 19 20 – 60


3 PT. Goals – HV – 8 – (Duncan 4 , Fitzgerald 3, Cundiff), PC – 7 – (Robertson 3, C. Grubb 2, D. Grubb, Akers)



Total FGs – HV – 24, PC – 21



FTs – HV – 14 of 20, PC – 11 of 17



Total Fouls – HV – 20, PC – 19



Fouled Out – None

Technicals – None

Results for Tues. Jan. 30


Hidden Valley 70 Pulaski Co. 60

Galax 53 Fort Chiswell 46

Chilhowie 66 Holston 54

Marion 55 Lebanon 37

Geo. Wythe 71 Bland Co. 42

Patrick Henry 58 Cave Spring 46

Salem 68 Blacksburg 63

James River 59 Buffalo Gap 34

Graham vs Richlands – PPD. – till Wed. Jan. 31

Tazewell vs Va. High – PPD.


Hidden Valley 59 Pulaski Co. 46

Galax 46 Fort Chiswell 20

Football player commits

Grayson Co. High School Blue Devils wide receiver Seth Phillips has committed to UVA-Wise to further his education and football playing. Phillips helped Grayson Co. to a 7-5 record this past season. Grayson Co. lost in the Regional semifinals to Graham.

Last couple weeks of regular season

The last couple weeks of regular season high school basketball season starts tonight, Monday, Jan. 29. I have posted the latest Region D Class 4 Standings for the boys and girls. Some of the top teams in this part of Southwest Virginia in Class 1A – are George Wythe-Wytheville, Eastside, Honaker, Covington, Lebanon, Holston and Chilhowie to name a few. In Class 2A Gate City, Radford, Grayson Co., Graham, Dan River, Glenvar, Richlands and Fort Chiswell are some of the top squads heading into the final two weeks. Class 3A looks like Northside, Hidden Valley, Heritage and Staunton River as some of the top teams. Check out the 4A standings to see who are the top 8 heading into the last two weeks of regular season play.

Some big games are left for all the teams and there sure to be some upsets this week and part of next week. So stay tuned and enjoy the ride that is high school basketball.

Reminder: Don’t forget the Adam Ward Classic coming up this Saturday, February 3rd at Salem High School. There will be seven(7) games with the first game starting at 10 am. This schedule is as follows:

10 am – Parry McCluer vs Broadway- Girls- McCluer one of the top girl’s teams. 11:45 am – Salem vs Glenvar – Girls, 1:30 pm – Salem vs Glenvar, then at 3:15 pm it will be Pulaski Co. vs Gate City(16-1). If you haven’t seen Georgetown signee you need to go see him and the State’s #1 ranked 2A team- Gate City. The 5:00 pm contest will pit Lord Botetourt vs Floyd Co. Girls as they square off. The 6:45 pm contest will see the #2 State ranked 2A – Radford Bobcats take on William Fleming. Radford as of this writing is 17-0. The last game of the night, 8:15 pm- will see the top-ranked 3A team and undefeated Northside ( 18-0) against 5A Patrick Henry of Roanoke. Should be some very good basketball.