Month: November 2018

Scores for Fri. Nov. 1


Abingdon 74 Pulaski Co. 62


Fort Chiswell 66 Marion 42

Giles 55 Christiansburg 54

Auburn 74 Bland Co. 54

Rural Retreat 48 Eastern Montgomery 45

Staunton River 67 James River 58

Va. High 75 Lebanon  63

Cave Spring 70 Wm Byrd 32

Patrick Henry 51 Franklin Co. 29

Northside 67 Hidden Valley 45

Cougars win season open thriller

Playing basically with a whole new team the Pulaski co. Cougar boys basketball team won season open thriller over the Carroll Co. Cavaliers 57-56. The Cavaliers( 0-2) down 57-56 and with the ball called a timeout with nine seconds left. After the timeout, Jackson Hull under severe pressure got off an 18-footer but it came up short as the buzzer sounded to end the game. Hull was the Carroll Co. leading scoring and game-high score with 25 points. He hit five three-pointers.

The game was close throughout with the Cougars leading 15-14 after one quarter and 35-32 at halftime. That three-point lead came at the buzzer as A J McCloud hit a half-court runner that swished the net. Carroll Co. would the outscore the Cougars 17-12 in the third to take a 49-47 advantage going into the last quarter. They would then go up 57-51 with just under three minutes left and they spread the court. They would miss a layup, commit a turnover and then would miss the front end of a one and one but still won. McCloud would lead the Cougars with 11 points as they had balanced scoring. Luke Russel had nine points, Noah O’Dell and Benjamin Poe both had eight. Dillon Porter and Justin Roberson both chipped in with six points apiece.” Our inexperience showed at times tonight,” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” We got outrebounded tonight as the Cavaliers had 11 offensive rebounds and scored on more than half of those. I’m pleased with the win and we gutted this one out tonight. ”

The junior varsity Cougars won their opener after a slow start 66-35. JJ Gulley had 16 points, David Hunley and Ethan Gallimore both chipped in with  10 points each.

The Cougars next game is Tuesday, December 4th at home versus Christiansburg. JV tips at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00 pm.

PC – 15  20  12  10-57

CC – 14  18  17   7-56

PC – Mannon 5, McCloud 11, Gray 4, Roberson 6, Poe 8, Russell 9, O’Dell 8, Porter 6

CC – Herman 3, Motley 1, J. Johnson 4, Hull 25, L. Johnson 5, Burcham 8, Phillips 8, Marshall 2,

3-PT. Goals – PC – 6- ( McCloud, Gray, Roberson 2, Russell 2), CC – 8- ( Hull 5, L.Johnson, Herman, J Johnson)

Fouls – PC 12 , CC – 20

FT’s – PC – 11-19,  CC – 6-10

Fouled out – NONE

Technicals- PC – Poe


Game venue changes

The Graham at Radford state semifinal football game has been moved to Salem Stadium. This is and was a VHSL move. Game time remains 2:00 pm.

The Galax @ Chilhowie has also been moved. The game will be played at Emory & Henry.  1:30 game time is the same.

The Galax vs Chilhowie game site has been changed, again. The game will now  take place at Northwood High School.

RSN Football Picks- Dec. 1

  Last  Week – 10-0 ,  Overall 123-17- .878

  1. Riverheads over Essex
  2. Galax over Chilhowie
  3. East Rockingham over Goochland
  4. Radford over Graham
  5. Phoebus over Culpeper
  6. Lord Botetourt over Heritage
  7. Blacksburg over Woodgrove
  8. Lake Taylor over Eastern View
  9. Highland Springs over Maury
  10. Westfield over Freedom (PW)

High School Basketball begins

This basketball season because of all the different games and days, the scores will be posted here, not on the scoreboard. So check in news for  finals. Thank You, RSN


Christiansburg 73 Giles 61

Auburn 68 Floyd Co. 63

Rockbridge Co. 61 Alleghany 60

State Semifinals Football Schedules

Class 1 

Galax 11-2  vs  Chilhowie 13-0 –  @ Northwood High Sch. – Sat. 1:30 pm

Essex  10-3 @ Riverheads 11-1- Sat. 1:30 pm

Class 2

Graham 12-1 vs  Radford 12-1 –  @ Salem City Stadium – Sat. 2 pm

Goochland 13-0 @ East Rockingham 13-0 – Sat. 1 pm

Class 3 

Lord Botetourt 11-2 @ Heritage 12-1 – @ City Stadium- Sat. 2:30 pm

Culpeper 9-4 @ Phoebus 12-1-  @ Hampton Univ. – Sat. 1:30 pm

Class 4 

Woodgrove 10-2 vs Blacksburg 13-0 @ Christiansburg HS – Sat. 2 pm

Eastern View 13-0 @ Lake Taylor 12-1- Sat. 1:30pm

Class 5

North Stafford (10-2) @ Stone Bridge (11-2)- Sat. 2 pm

Maury( 12-1) @ Highland Springs ( 13-0)- Sat. 2 pm

Class 6

Manchester (13-0) @ Ocean Lakes 13-0- Sat. 1 pm – @ Va. Beach Sportsplex

Freedom ( Woodbridge)  12-1 @ Westfield  13-0- Sat. 2 pm

Radford knocks-off defending state champions

The Radford Bobcats scored two touchdowns in just over three minutes before halftime and held on to knock off the three-time defending state champions Appomattox by the score of 28-25. They got three touchdowns from Justice Marshall and one from P J Prioleau. Prioleau had 135 yards rushing on 15 carries and he also threw a halfback option pass touchdown to Marshall. Marshall had 66 yards on nine carries but he scored on a pass from Prioleau, ran in from 40 yards out and picked up a blocked field goal as he raced 66 yards for the score.

The Raiders whom had won the last three consecutive Class 2 state titles and had a 55-2 mark the last four years, got on the board first. Nick Fariss hit a 37- yard field goal on their first drive. That lead held up till they attempted to kick a 25-yard field goal that was blocked by Prioleau and was scooped up by Marshall as he raced 66 yards to put the Bobcats up 7-3. That lead lasted for 14 seconds as the Raiders’ Collen Shaw fielded the kick-off at the one-yard line and busted straight up the middle of the field on a 99-yard kick-off return with 1:05 left in the opening quarter. Appomattox (10-2) would score again with 8:56 left in the first half as Shaw bulled his way in from two yards out to put them up 17-7.

Radford would score with 3:13 in the first half as Marshall took a hand-off, turned up the field and went 40 yards to bring them back to within three, 17-14. The kick-off by Conner Lytton was more a squib and the Raiders fumbled it and Brett Mabry recovered for the Cats at the Raiders 32- yard line.  With time running out and no timeouts left,  Radford had first and goal at the 10  and only 14 seconds showing. Appomattox would call a timeout and Radford head coach would call for a halfback option pass, that Prioleau executed to perfection. He rolled to his left pulled up and tossed a touchdown pass to an open Marshall. Radford had come from 14 down with just over three minutes before the half to going into the locker room ahead 21-17 and had captured the momentum.

The third quarter saw both teams stall on offense and the score remained the same. Then with three minutes left in the game Prioleau would take the handoff, made a couple of shake moves and busted into the open as he scampered 65 yards to paydirt.

Appomattox would go to the air on their next possession and with zero timeouts left would score with 1:11 left in the game. Jacob Scott caught an over the shoulder pass from Tre Lawing in the corner of the end zone. They would then try an onside kick that was recovered by Marshall to end the game.  ” This was a heck of ballgame here today,” said a very happy Bobcat head coach Matthew Saunders.  They have a great team and are well coached. I told my team all week this was going to be a grind.  There was going to be back and forth. ” When asked about the touchdown before halftime coach said, ” I was going to spike the ball and try to tie the game, with a field goal.  After the timeout, I decided to try the halfback option pass. I told them either throw a touchdown pass or throw it incomplete. Our defense came up big again today. It’s hard to show what they ( Appomattox) does on offense in practice. They run that veer option and its tough. It took us a while to kind of get used to it. Very happy and proud of these kids today. Coach then asked about throwing out of the end zone on third down that Radford got a huge first down on the helped run the clock on down. He remarked, ” You can’t be scared to throw the ball there. If it’s intercepted so be it. A lot of times you see a blocked punt for a touchdown and that’s just my thinking that an interception is better than giving up that touchdown.”  Radford ( 12-1) has now won 11 games in a row. Their defense held the Raiders to 45 rushing yards on 21 carries the second half.

There’s an old saying that goes.” To be the man, you have to beat the man.”  Appomattox has been the man for the last three years and on this day Radford beat the man.  Radford is the Class 2 Region C Champions with the win. They will now move on the state semifinal game next week. The game as of now will be played at Radford and the opponent will be Graham.  Kickoff for the game will be Saturday,  Dec. 1 at 2:00 pm at Bobcat Stadium.

Radford  7  14  0  7-28

Appomattox  10  7  0  8-25

A- Fariss 37 FG

R- Marshall 66 blocked punt return ( Lytton pat)

A- Shaw 99 KO Return ( Fariss pat)

A- Shaw 2 run ( Fariss pat)

R- Marshall 40 run ( Lytton pat)

R-Marshall 10 pass from Prioleau ( Lytton pat)

R- Prioleau 65 run ( Lytton pat)

A- Scott 14 pass from Lawing ( Ferguson run)

Rushing – Radford – Prioleau 15-135, Rupe 9-42, Marshall 9-66, Appomattox- Ferguson 16-66, Lawing 11-82, Callaham 3-12, Shaw 11-75, Baker 1-3, Booker 2-45

First Downs – Radford 12, Appo 12

Penalties – Radford 2-19, Appo 6-50

Turnovers – Radford – 0 , Appomattox – 3

Passing – Radford – Rupe 5-12- 0 ints.- 0 Tds – 49 yds., Prioleau 1 -1 – 0 ints.- 1 TD. 10 yds., Appo- Lawing 6-12 – 2 ints.-1 Td.- 96 yds., Shaw 0-1-0Ints- ) Td.- 0 yds.

Receiving – Radford – Prioleau 1-2, Bethea 1-8, Shepherd 1-25, Marshall 1-10, Taylor 2-14, Appo- Scott 4-92, Shaw 2-4

Punting – Radford – Hollins – 5-34.2 avg., Appo- Fariss – 1 -34.0




RSN Football Picks- Nov. 23-24

Last Week 8-2, Overall 113-17-.869

  1.  Blacksburg over E C Glass
  2. Galax over Narrows
  3. Graham over Richlands
  4. Chilhowie over Patrick Henry-Glade Spring
  5. Radford over Appomattox
  6. Lord Botetourt over Northside
  7. Heritage over Liberty( Bed.)
  8. Woodgrove over Sherando
  9. Riverheads over Wm. Campbell
  10. East Rockingham over  Central- Woodstock