Category: Basketball

High school basketball primarily in SW VA

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.

Blue Demons have new coach

Christiansburg High School has hired Kevin Cox as their new boy’s basketball coach. Coach Cox was the junior varsity coach years ago for Christiansburg. He then became an assistant coach at Floyd Co. High School under Brian Harman. He returns to Christiansburg now, as their new varsity boys’ head basketball coach.

VHSCA All- State Class 1 Boys Basketball Teams

First Team

Ethan Millirons- Auburn, Siler Watson- Fort Chiswell, Troy Henderson- Lancaster, Spencer Hamilton- Parry McCluer, Brandon Washington- Washington& Lee, Connor Lane- Twin Springs, Stuart Hunt- Altavista, Bennett Bowers- Buffalo Gap, Tyson Henderson- Lancaster- Lancaster

Second Team

Cade McCulloch- West Point, Kolier Pruett- Narrows, Vaughn Harris – Washington & Lee, Bradley Owens- Twin Springs, Russell Thompson – Wm. Campbell, Mason Ramey- Rappahannock Co., Ethan Chavez- Rye Cove, Eli McCoy – Eastside

Player of the Year- Ethan Millirons – Auburn

Coach of the Year – Terry Millirons- Auburn

State Basketball Championship Results-Sat. March 12& Fri. March 11

Sat. March 12

Class 2 – Girls – Central- Wise 62 Luray 59

Class 2 – Boys – John Marshall 82 Radford 43

Class 1- Girls – Honaker 63 Buffalo Gap 29

Class 1- Boys – Auburn 61 Washington & Lee 49- CONGRATS TO AUBURN

Fri. March 11

Class 6- Girls – James Madison 38 Osbourn Park 29

Class 5- Girls – Menchville 59 Woodgrove 36

Class 6- Boys – Hayfield 67 Battlefield 47

Class 5- Boys – Highland Springs 63 Maury 62

State Championship’s Basketball Schedule

ALL GAMES AT VCU in RICHMOND

Class 1 -Boys – Auburn (21-8) vs Washington & Lee ( 17-7) – Sat. March 12 – 6:30

Class 1 – Girls – Honaker ( 26-3) vs Buffalo Gap  ( 16-11) – Sat. March 12 – 4:30 pm

Class 2 – Boys – Radford ( 20-4) vs John Marshall ( 20-5) – Sat. March 12 – 1 pm

Class 2 – Girls – Luray (26-2) vs Central-Wise ( 25-5) – Sat. March 12 – 11 am

Class 3 – Boys – Cave Spring vs Ptersburg  ( 22-3) – Thurs. March 10- 8 pm

Class 3 – Girls – Carroll Co. ( 24-1) vs Meridain ( 24-1) – Thurs. March 10- 6 pm

Class 4 – Boys – Varina ( 24-1) vs Loudoun Co. ( 23-6) – Thurs. March 10 – 2:30 pm

Class 4 – Girls – Millbrook ( 25-2) vs King’s Fork  ( 23-3) – Thurs. March 10- 12:30 pm

Class 5- Boys – Highland Springs  (22-4) vs Maury ( 25-2) – Fri. March 11 – 8 pm

Class 5 – Girls – Woodgrove ( 29-0) vs Menchville ( 22-3) – Fri. March 11 – 6 pm

Class 6 – Boys – Hayfield ( 31-0) vs Battlefield ( 20-6)- Fri. March 11 – 2:30 pm

Class 6- Girls – Osbourn Park ( 26-1) vs James Madison ( 26-2) – Fri. March 11 – 12:30 pm

State Sem-finals Basketball Results

Class 1 – Auburn 63 Twin Springs 39

Class 1 – Washington & Lee 59 Lancaster 57

Class 2 – Radford 49 James River 47- 2 OT’s

Class 2- John Marshall 92 Greensville Co. 53

Class 3 – Cave Spring 58 Northside 56

Class 3- Petersburg  62  Hopewell 57

Girls 

Class 1 – Honaker 49 Parry McCluer 28

Class 1 – Buffalo Gap 40 Rappahannock Co. 26

Class 2- Luray 64  John Marshall 46

Class 2 – Central-Wise  49 Gate City 35

Class 3- Carroll Co. 69  Spotswood 45

Class 3- Meridian  65 Lakeland  33

Class 4- Millbrook 68 Pulaski Co. 59-OT

Class 4- King’s Fork  82 Manor 61