Category: Baseball

Some VHSL Appeals

VHSL alignment has some teams having appeals. George Wythe Maroons want to stay in Class 1 Region C . Patrick Henry asks to stay in Class 5 Region C as does Wm. Fleming and Franklin Co.  LCA appeals to stay in Class 3 Region C . Liberty ( Bedford) asks to be moved to Dogwood District instead of Seminole.  Stay tuned, for appeals hearings will be upcoming!

VHSL proposal for the 2023-2027 seasons

VHSL has proposed some new alignment and some district changes for schools. This is just a proposal for now. August 8, 2022, is the deadline for a request to appeal. August 15, 2022, deadline to submit the appeal on any change. On August 23, 2022, the appeals committee meets to hear any appeals and recommend final alignment.

The following schools may be facing changes. First Pulaski Co. would be dropped to Class 3 from Class 4. The Cougars would be placed in Class 3, Region D, and stay in the River Ridge District.  George Wythe and Grayson Co. would be placed into Class 2 from Class 1. Both would stay in the Mountain Empire District and be Class 2  Region C. Patrick Co. would be placed in The Three Rivers District replacing the new combined Alleghany/Covington High Schools. Those two schools will be the Alleghany Highlands and a Class 3 school. They will play in the Shenandoah District.

Other news of the realignment would see Honaker and Lebanon playing in the Hogoheegee District.

Pulaski Co. would be in the region with Abingdon, Bassett, Carroll Co., Cave Spring, Christiansburg, Hidden Valley, Lord Botetourt, Magna Vista, Northside, Staunton River, Tunstall, and William Byrd.

 

Radford would stay in Class 2 Region C, Fort Chiswell would stay in Class 1 Region C. Auburn, Narrows, Giles, Eastern Montgomery, and Galax would also remain in Class 1 Region C. Floyd Co. would stay in Class 2 Region C.

Better Late than Never

This is late but just wanted to say, THANK YOU, to all the head coaches and athletic directors, as well as the players for an enjoyable 2021-22 sports season. I truly enjoyed all the football, basketball, and baseball of the high schools that I visited this past school season.

A BIG Thank You again to all the people that I met. With that being said bring on the 2022-23 High School season. Football Practice officially starts Monday, August 1. Sincerely, RSN- Rodney Sports Now.

Class 1 All-State Baseball Team- SW VA. Area

Catcher- Auburn- Tyler Sparrer

3B- Chilhowie -Daniel Hutton 

SS – Lebanon – Seth Buchanan

 Pitcher – Lebanon – Seth Buchanan

OF – Galax – Ian Ashworth

DH – Grayson Co. – Caleb Cheeks

At- Large – Grayson Co. – Andrew Shaffner

Player of the Year- Grayson Co. – Andrew Shaffner

2nd Team All-State

Pitcher – Narrows – Aiden McGlothlin

Pitcher – Auburn – Jared Lavergne

Catcher – Eastside – Blake Jones

OF – J I Burton – Jaymen Buchanan

OF – Auburn – Kenny Wade

Baseball final Scores- Fri. June 10

Class 1

Rappahannock 11 Grayson Co. 8

Rappahannock Co. 4 Auburn 1

Class 2

John Battle 4 Buckingham Co. 3

Appomattox 1 Stuarts Draft 0

Class 3

Abingdon 5 Meridian 4

LCA 12 Lafayette 1

Class 4

Hanover 13 Jefferson Forest 3

James Wood 6 Monacan 5

 

Baseball State Semi-Finals Schedules

Class 1

Friday, June 10 @ Kiwanis Field – Salem Va.

10 am – Grayson Co. vs Rappahannock

1 pm – Auburn vs Rappahannock Co.

Class 2

Fri. June 10 @ Salem Memorial Stadium ( Salem Red Sox ) – Salem, Va. 

10 am – Appomattox vs Stuarts Draft

1 pm – John Battle vs Buckingham Co.

Class 3 – @ Spotsylvania HS-  ( Spotsylvania Courthouse ,Va). – Fri. June 10

10 am – Abingdon vs Lafayette

1 pm – LCA vs Meridian

Class 4- @ Riverbend HS – ( Fredericksburg, Va.) – Fri. June 10

10 am – James Wood vs  Monacan

1 pm –  Jefferson Forest vs Hanover

 

Baseball Finals Tues. June 7

Class 1 – Auburn 6 Chilhowie 3

Class 1 – Rappahannock Co. 6 Lancaster 3

Class 1 – Grayson Co. 3 Lebanon 1

Class 1 – Rappahannock 2  Buffalo Gap 1

Class 2 – Buckingham Co. 6 Randolph Henry 1

Class 2 – John Battle 5 Alleghany 4 – 11 inns.

Class 2 – Stuarts Draft 5 Poquoson 3

Class 2 – Appomattox 4 Gate City 3

Class 3 – Abingdon 6 Spotswood 3

Class 3 – LCA  10 Christiansburg 7

Class 3 – Meridian 9 New Kent 4

Class 3 – Lafayette 10 William Monroe 1

Class 4 – Jefferson Forest 8 Millbrook 0

Class 4 – James Wood 5 Salem 1

Class 4 – Hanover 10  Warhill 0

Class 4 – Monacan 5 Grafton 3

SOFTBALL

Class 1 – Fort Chiswell 5 Eastside 2

Class 1 – Auburn 5 Lebanon 2

 

Baseball State Quarter-finals Schedule -Class 3 & Class 4

Tues. June 7

Class 3- Christiansburg @ LCA – 6 PM

Class 3- Spotswood @ Abingdon- 6 PM

Class 3- Meridian vs New Kent – 3 PM

Class 3- Lafayette vs William Monroe – 6 PM

Class 4- Salem @ James Wood – 6 PM

Class 4- Millbrook @ Jefferson Forest – 6 PM

Class 4- Monacan vs Grafton – 3 PM

Class 4- Warhill vs Hanover – 7 PM