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

Homecoming win for the Buffaloes

Homecoming win for the Buffaloes

After a hard-fought first half that left Floyd County and Grayson tied 7-7, the Varsity Buffaloes football team scored twice in the second half to beat the Blue Devils 21-7 and win the Floyd homecoming game Friday night. The game closed after fists flew in a melee with less then a minute to go in… Continue Reading

Good, good & more good at the Fair

Good, good & more good at the Fair

Good weather, good times and good gathering of folks at the 2016 Floyd Livestock and Fair, which included bull riding on Friday night, games, exhibits and more on Saturday and closed out with a concert that evening. More photos and information in Thursday’s Floyd Press. Continue Reading

Homecoming football Friday night

Homecoming football Friday night

If Friday’s weather forecasts can be believed — and accepting any weather prognostication as fact requires an incredible leap of faith — the outlook for precipitation is zero.

It dawned cool — down in the 50s, according to the thermometer on our back porch — and will warm up through the afternoon before it cools down for the night.

Perfect weather for football and football tops the schedule for this Friday night with Floyd County High School’s Varsity Buffaloes squaring off against Grayson County for the 2016 homecoming.

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Busy first weekend of Fall

Busy first weekend of Fall

Lots of music, plenty of art and homecoming at Floyd County High School mark the first weekend of Autumn. Floyd County’s Buffaloes football team faces Grayson County at home starting at 7 p.m. where the homecoming queen will be crowned and alumni will gather to cheer football and remember their school days. The weekend schedule… Continue Reading

Buffaloes take wins over Fort Chiswell

Buffaloes take wins over Fort Chiswell

Floyd County High School’s Varsity and JV volleyball squads beat Fort Chiswell Tuesday at home. It took four matches for the varsity to come out on top, 25-12, 27-25, 19-25, 25-17 and the JV team took the win in three. More photos and details in next week’s Floyd Press. Continue Reading

They wanna dance

Another fun night of filming The Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd.

The kids dominated the dance floor, with their wild flourishes and unfettered movements on a hot, humid and rainy evening in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

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Hitting the dirt, bull riding style

Hitting the dirt, bull riding style

The bulls bucked, the riders flew and the rodeo clowns helped keep things safe Friday night at Chantilly Farms as the Floyd Livestock and County Fair kicked off in wild style Friday night. More photos and story on this event and the Fair itself in the next edition of The Floyd Press. Continue Reading

Buffaloes rout Patrick County 35-0

Buffaloes rout Patrick County 35-0

The Floyd County High School Varsity Buffaloes football squad rang up a 35-0 stomping of Patrick County’s Cougars in the FCHS home opener Friday night before a large, enthusiastic crowd that welcomed head coach Winfred Beale back after a controversial seven-day suspension over some unnamed “minor” infractions of someone’s “rules.” This win by the Buffaloes… Continue Reading