Month: July 2020

NRV Tigers schedule for Calfee Park- July 30-Aug. 2

The NRV Tigers are playing at Calfee Park in Pulaski, July 30- August 2. The Tigers 18 U schedule is as follows:

Thurs.  vs NRV 17U – 1:30 pm

Thurs.  vs ATown Falcons – 6 pm

Fri. July 31- vs Team Virginia – 6 pm

The Tigers will have their 17U team as well as three (3) 16U teams playing as Calfee Park, too!

VHSL realignment for 2021

VHSL announced for the start of the 2021 school year that Fort Chiswell Pioneers will move from Class 2 Region C to Class 1 Region C. The Lebanon Pioneers will move from Class 2 Region D to Class 1 Region D. They also will move into the Hogoheegee District for the 2021 season.

A couple of other requests have been denied!  The Giles Spartans had requested to move from Class 2 Region C to Class 1 Region C. The Spartans also had requested to move to the Mountain Empire District from the Three Rivers District. Bland Co Bears had wanted to move from Mountain Empire District to the Hogoheegee District. They too were denied.  The appeal process will be heard in September and Giles moves were by a vote of 15 against and seven for. They may win an appeal if they so desire! Giles is only like a couple of students over the Class 1 guidelines.

VHSL postpones fall high school football

The VHSL has voted 34-1 to postpone fall football and all fall sports.  The model they voted for is model 3. So as of now winter sports, basketball, wrestling, swimming as well as indoor track and field will start and run from December 14- February 20. The first competition would be on December 28.

Fall season-  Football, volleyball, golf, cross country would start and run from February 15- May 1. The first competition will be March 1.

Spring season- Baseball, softball, tennis, and outdoor track and field will start and go from April 12- June 20. The first competition would be on April 26.

The VHSL will meet again on August 24, at 1 pm to decide more guidelines and decisions on the postseasons for the sports. The schedules for all sports will be condensed. They will play approximately two-thirds of their regular season. Basketball and baseball 20-22 games will play 14 contests. Football is looking at six (6) or seven (7) games.

So sports fans will have to wait until the middle of December for high school games. This is still all depending on the virus!


NRV Tigers 18U to play locally

The New River Tigers 18U showcase baseball team will be playing at the Salem Red Sox Stadium ( Haley Toyota Field) and  17U also at Kiwanis Field in Salem this weekend.  The tournament at Salem starts Friday, July 24, and runs through Sunday, July 26. The Tigers went 3-1 last weekend at the University of Tennessee tournament, as they lost in the semifinals 4-1.

NRV Tigers 18U- Saturday, July 25  at 3 pm vs Valley Baseball – @ Salem Red Sox- Haley Toyota Field

NRV Tigers 18U- Saturday, July 25 at 7 pm vs Thunderstruck – @ Salem Red Sox- Haley Toyota Field

Note— The NRV Tigers will also have their 17 U team and three (3), 16U teams, playing this weekend. The 17U team will be playing in Salem, Kiwanis Field. The three 16 U squads will be playing at Lynchburg at Liberty University. Good Luck Tigers.

First game casualty

The Bluefield Beavers vs. Graham G-men high school football game scheduled for August 28 has been postponed. The game may be rescheduled at a later date.

NRV Tigers to play at Calfee Park

The New River Valley Tigers 18U team -Showcase Baseball -will be playing this weekend, July 9-12 at Calfee Park in Pulaski, home of the Pulaski Yankees. Thursday, July 9 they play BC Athletics at 8:15 pm. They will then take on Arsenal Nation 2021 HTG team Saturday, July 11 at 3:45 pm. Then at 8:15 pm, they play Virginia Sting.  Admission is $10 per day or $20 pass for the four days.15 and under are free. Sunday, July 12 will be the top two (2) in pool play will play for championship in 18 U, 17 U, and 16 U.

The 18U NRV Tigers have 10 college commits playing for them.

The NRV 17U  will also be playing at Calfee Park. The 17 U team will take on Virginia Sting Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 pm. They then will take on Arsenal Nation at 3:45 pm on Friday, July 10, and then play BC Athletics Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm.

Three NRV 16U teams will also be playing at Calfee Park. The 16U teams are NRV Bryant, NRV Stewart, and NRV Williams. In all total of 23 high schools are represented by the NRV teams.