Category: Basketball

High school basketball primarily in SW VA

Auburn hires new coach, as does Honaker

Auburn High School has hired Mike Royal as their new boys varsity basketball coach. He has been at Auburn for 17 years as an assistant coach and JV head coach. He replaces Terry Millirons, who stepped down at the the end of last season.

Honaker High School has hired Shane Wicks as their new football head coach. Wicks had been an assistant at the school.

BIG Thank You !

RSN would like to say, Thank You to all the people that helped me for the school year 2023-2024.  It was an exciting year in local sports. The following schools I want to thank for  their access to their sporting events: Radford, Narrows, Pulaski Co., Auburn, Fort Chiswell, and Graham.  Like to also thank, Floyd Co HS, Eastern Montgomery HS, Grayson Co HS,  Carroll Co. HS, Geo. Wythe HS., Christiansburg HS, Blacksburg HS, Salem HS, Giles HS, Rural Retreat HS, Honaker HS, Galax HS, Chilhowie HS, and others. Thank you to all the football, basketball,  baseball coaches, athletic directors that helped me this past seasons, as well as the stat keepers , announcers and clock operators . Thank you to the officials and their friendship. They do have a tough job to perform. The friendships hopefully -both ways- are so ,so very much appreciated.  Thank you to Mike Williams and Matthew Hatfield for letting me cover sports for their publications.  Hopefully the 2024-25 seasons will be just as exciting!!!

Auburn , Galax & Radford needing new coaches

Auburn High school is looking for a new boys basketball. Terry Millirons  has stepped down as their head coach. Interviews are being conducted.

 

Galax High School is in need of a new baseball head coach. Bobby Parnell is no longer their head baseball coach. Search for new coach is on going.

Radford High School baseball coach Drew Cox has stepped down as,  Radford will have a new varsity baseball coach next year.

 

Stats – Auburn vs Lancaster- State Class 1 Championship

Auburn – 20  13  13  13-59

Lancaster- 15 13 11 26- 65

Auburn –  Scoring -Marrs – 5 , Royal 7, Millirons 28, Gordon 7, Gill 6, McGlothlin 4, B. Hale 2

Lancaster- Scoring – Smith – 24, Henderson 30, Mattoxks 9, Russell 2

3-PT. Goals – Auburn 4 ( Millirons 2, Royal, Marrs), Lancaster- 3 ( Henderson 3)

Total FG’s – Auburn – 22 , Lancaster – 23

FT’s – Auburn – 11 -12, Lancaster – 16-19

Fouls – Auburn -15, Lancaster – 16

State Championships Schedule/ Final scores

All Games @ VCU

Thurs. March 7

12:30 pm – Class 2- Girls – Central- Wise (25-4) – 58  vs John Marshall ( 20-8)  – 41

2:30 pm – Class 2 – Boys – Va. High (23-5) – 32 vs John Marshall ( 24-3)- 87

6 pm – Class 1 –  Girls –  Eastside (21-8)- 55 vs Brunswick ( 25-1) – 50

8 pm – Class 1 – Boys – Auburn ( 23-6) –59 vs Lancaster ( 25-2) – 65

Fri. March 8

12:30 pm – Class 4 – Girls – Woodgrove (28-1) -68 vs Hampton ( 23-3) –58

2:30 pm – Class 4 – Boys – Tuscarora ( 25-3)- 63 VS Hampton ( 24- 2) – 66

6 PM – Class  3- Girls – LCA  (26-0) – 44 vs Meridian ( 22-5) – 43

8 pm – Class 3 – Boys – Northside ( 27-3) – 73 vs Lake Taylor ( 27-2) – 58

Sat. March 9

11 am – Class 6 – Girls – Manchester ( 26-2) – 51 vs Thomas Dale ( 24-1)- 42

1 pm – Class 6 – Boys – South Lakes ( 25-2) – 65 vs Patriot ( 24-4) – 39

4:30 pm – Class 5- Girls – Princess Anne ( 24-2) – 80 vs James River – Midlothian (25-3)- 70

6:30 pm – Class 5- Boys -L C Bird ( 24-2) – 33 vs Woodside ( 26-1) – 53

Final Scores- State Semi-finals- Fri.March 1

Class 1- Auburn 56 Honaker 44

Class1 – Lancaster 63 Middlesex 53

Class 2- Va. High 62 Graham 60

Class 2- John Marshall 92 Bruton 42

Class 3- Northside 66 Tunstall 59

Class 3 – Lake Taylor 77 James Monroe 46

Class 4- Tuscarora 65 Loudoun Valley 40

Class 4- Hampton 51 Varina 49

Class 5- L C Bird 47 Albemarle 45

Class 5- Woodside 69 Green Run 48

Class 6- Patriot 55 Oscar Smith 44

Class 6 –  South Lakes 52 Hayfield 41

State Semi-final Schedules- Fri. March 1

Boys 

Class 1- Auburn (22-6)  vs Honaker ( 22-7)- @ Lebanon HS -8 pm

Class 1- Lancaster vs Middlesex-@ New Kent HS – 7 pm

Class 2- Va. High ( 23-5) vs Graham ( 18-7)- @ Lebanon HS – 6 pm

Class 2- John Marshall vs Bruton- @ Huguenot HS – 8 pm

Class 3- Northside (26-3 )vs Tunstall (27-2) – @ Roanoke College – 7 pm

Class 3- James Monroe vs Lake Taylor @ Norfolk St. Univ.- 7 pm

Class 4- Varina vs Hampton  @ Heritage NN HS- 7:30 pm

Class 4- Loudoun Valley vs Tuscarora- @ Woodgrove HS – 7 pm

Girls

Class 1- Honaker vs Eastside- @ UVA-Wise – 6 pm

Class 2- Central-Wise vs Ridgeview-@ UVA-Wise – 7:30 pm

Class 3- LCA vs Abingdon-@ Va. High – 6 pm

Boys-State Quarterfinal Scores- Tues. Feb. 27

Class 1- Auburn 78 Chilhowie 56

Class 1- Honaker 64 Geo. Wythe 62

Class1 – Lancaster 63 Brunswick 35

Class 1- Middlesex 73  Carver Academy 66

Class 2- Graham 71 Gretna 65

Class 2- Va. High 50 Martinsville 36

Class 2- John Marshall 120 Clarke Co. 57

Class 2 – Bruton 54 Luray 50

Class 3- Northside 71 Spotswood 54

Class 3- Tunstall 41 Western Albemarle 28

Class 3- Lake Taylor 56 Meridian 36

Class 3- James Monroe 91  Booker T. Washington 67

Class 4- Loudoun Valley 58 Jefferson Forest 42

Class 4- Tuscarora 72 Charlottesville 58

Class 4- Hampton 68 Dinwiddie 54

Class 4- Varina 71  Churchland 61