News, views and musings from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia

Regional win, state quarter-finals next for Lady Buffs

Regional win, state quarter-finals next for Lady Buffs

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes, now the undisputed top basketball team in Virginia’s 2A West after beating Martinsviille in the regional final Saturday afternoon at James River High School, heads to Harrisonburg Thursday to play 2A East No. 3 Seed Stuarts Draft in a 6 p.m. quarterfinal at James Madison University. The Lady Buffaloes… Continue Reading

Floyd meets Martinsville for Regional Final

Floyd meets Martinsville for Regional Final

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes and Martinsville’s distaff’s Bulldogs meet again Saturday afternoon for the group 2A region final in what could be a repeat of of the conference title match eight days earlier. Win or lose, they qualify to the Virginia High School League state championship fun next week at James Madison University’s… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs secure state tourney spot with win

Lady Buffs secure state tourney spot with win

With a decisive 63-46 regional win over Chatham before an appreciative hometown crowd at Floyd County High School Wednesday night, the Lady Buffaloes earned a return trip to the Region 2A state quarterfinals. Abi Belshan’s 19 game points led the Lady Buffs, who led from their opening basket but saw Chatham chip away at a… Continue Reading

When a close, personal friend faces death

When a close, personal friend faces death

Hard to think about much today after Amy and I learned from a longtime friend last night that he has pancreatic cancer. Without immediate treatment, he has about three months to live.  He will start chemotherapy and other aggressive programs that might prolong the inevitable. It brings back painful memories of Amy’s mother, who was… Continue Reading

Driving in the snow

Floyd County Schools closed Monday. So are nearly all public and private schools in the New River and Roanoke valleys.

Still a lot of snow on the ground and with temperatures Monday remaining below freezing, the chances of much melting are nil. Continue Reading