Category Archives: Musings

Lady Buffs dominate 97-12

Lady Buffs dominate 97-12

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes dominated Eastern Montgomery at Elliston Wednesday night with a 97-12 win. After exchanging missed opportunities for a a minute or so as the opening, the Lady Buffs scored first, and often, and never looked back. Carley Lytton racked up 19 points, Regan Wiseman 16, Abi Belshan 11 and Natalie…Continue Reading

Buffaloes polish off EastMont at home

Buffaloes polish off EastMont at home

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes got back on winning tracks Tuesday night at home with wins over Eastern Montgomery by both the varsity and JV teams. Justin Conduff led scoring with 12 points, Blake Hairston added 11 and nine other players scored in a 75-57 win.  The JVs, after a defeat Monday night by Martinsville,…Continue Reading

Sunday Strings

Bluegrass strings, that is. A pleasure Sunday to spend a couple of hours filming the Sunday jam session at the Country Store in Floyd.Continue Reading

The 78 Project Movie

A new partnership emerged Saturday night with the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Parkway joining forces with The Floyd Country Store to screen The 78 Project Movie.Continue Reading

Neither sleet nor snow…

Freezing rain may have been falling outside, the a hardcore gathering of dancers, while smaller than the capacity crowds one normally finds, listened to music and danced the night away at the Friday Night Jamboree.Continue Reading

Sports Illustrated sacks all staff photographers

Sports Illustrated sacks all staff photographers

Sports Illustrated, the magazine whose photographers have shot some of the most iconic sports images in history, laid off its entire photographer staff Thursday. The remaining six staff photographers — Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough and Al Tielemans were told at noon Tuesday. “It’s true,” Sports Illustrated director…Continue Reading

Floyd loses battle of district unbeatens

Floyd loses battle of district unbeatens

Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes basketball team took its unbeaten Three Rivers District record up against the equally-unbeaten Radford Bobcats on the road Thursday night and came away with a 74-58 loss. Radford is also now 12-0 in its overall season play. The Buffaloes lost after a three-game winning streak and now is 6-11…Continue Reading

Lady Buffs beat Glenvar 76-35

Lady Buffs beat Glenvar 76-35

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes downed Glenvar 76-35 at home Wednesday night. Floyd took the lead from the start and led 18-5 at she end of the first quarter and 38-23 at the half. The Junior Varsity went into the half tied up 15 all but outscored Glenvar in the second half to cruise…Continue Reading

Seph and TK

Seph and TK, an acoustic due from Boone’s Mill, on stage at America Afternoon at The Floyd Country Store on Saturday.Continue Reading

Bluegrass gospel

The first hour of each Friday Night Jamboree features an hour of gospel.

This past Friday’s offering was The Comptons, the three brothers from Willis with Barry Sheridan Collins on banjo.Continue Reading

Buffaloes down Giles

Buffaloes down Giles

The Floyd County High School Buffaloes beat Giles 56-53 at home Friday night, completing a sweep of the Spartans by both the boys and girls in two straight days. Led by two key free throws with three seconds on the game clock, Will Cook tallied 19 points for the night, followed by Will Cook with…Continue Reading

FCHS posts basketball wins

FCHS posts basketball wins

At Auburn High School Thursday night, the Varsity and JV Buffaloes disposed of the Eagles. The Varsity Buffs won 55-53, taking an early game lead that the Auburn narrowed to five points at the half but Floyd kept the pressure after the break. Cole Harris led scoring with 15 points, followed closely by Justin Conduff…Continue Reading

Music and sports for the weekend

Music and sports for the weekend

Music and basketball kick off this weekend’s activities in Floyd County. The JV and Varsity Buffaloes host Giles County at the high school gym, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. At The Friday Night Jamboree, The Comptons, Katie & The Bubbatones and The Tune Town Old Time String Band offer gospel, old-time music and…Continue Reading

Ah, yes: Daisy Duke

For those who don’t remember Daisy Duke, she was a character on the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ TV show that ran on CBS from 1979-1985. Daisy, played by Catherine Bach, was long legged with very tight and skimpy denim shorts and a tight blouse with ample cleavage.Continue Reading