Category Archives: Sports

Athletics already into the new season at FCHS

Athletics already into the new season at FCHS

School started officially in Floyd County Tuesday but the high school’s golf team is already several games into the season and played at Great Oaks Country Club the afternoon of opening day for classes. For the golfers, the season opened last week at Draper, followed by a home game the next day, and then at… Continue Reading

Fore!  FCHS Golf season opens

Fore! FCHS Golf season opens

With public schools in Floyd County opening next week, the athletic competitions are also gearing up. The Buffaloes opened the home season for golf at Great Oaks Country Club Thursday in a four-way match with Hidden Valley, George Wythe and Galax. The team won the Draper Invitational Wednesday after Giles’ number one player Joseph Clark… Continue Reading

State title run ends for Lady Buffaloes

State title run ends for Lady Buffaloes

The run for a second state softball championship for the Lady Buffaloes ended Friday morning when a solo run by Pike County broke a 0-0 tie in the first extra inning. A close call at home plate ended a chance earlier in the game for Floyd to score and another base runner in scoring position… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs take region final in 11 innings

Lady Buffs take region final in 11 innings

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes’ Ashley Gallilmore pitched, was relieved,  then returned to the mound Saturday to strike out 14 and also deliver the winning sacrifice bunt in the 11th inning to score Amanda Whitlow from second and take the region championship final 4-3 against Grayson County. A bunt earlier in the 11th from… Continue Reading

Floyd takes girls 2A 3,200 relay win in State

Floyd takes girls 2A 3,200 relay win in State

With exhaustion and joy on her face, Floyd County High School Senior Hannah Belshan closed out her 2A relay career at the Virginia High School League State Track Meet at Radford University Friday afternoon with a strong anchor run that sealed a 9:47:20 record performance from her, Emily Harris, Sarah Phillips and Rebekah Roscoe. The… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs beat Dan River in quarterfinal

Lady Buffs beat Dan River in quarterfinal

After losing the 2A West Conference final over the weekend, Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes used a rain delay and an insurance run to protect the lead and take the quarterfinal match of regional play Tuesday to knock Dan River out of the playoffs and advance to the semi-finals. The Wildcats took a 2-1… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs shut out 5-0 in Conference final

Lady Buffs shut out 5-0 in Conference final

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes softball team shut out Glenvar 17-0 Friday to reach the 2A Conference 38 finals against James River High Saturday and then were shut out 5-0 by the Knights. But the Lady Buffs are still in the regional playoffs because of their record and will face Dan River in Danville… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs blow out Giles 17-0

Lady Buffs blow out Giles 17-0

A 17-0 lead by Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes brought their Region 2A Conference 38 semi-final softball game to an early end against the Giles Spartans Friday after rain spread the contest over two days. Mary Phillips went the distance on the mount, allowing just four hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Ashley… Continue Reading

Special athletes on a special day

Special athletes on a special day

Shooting high school sports is always special. Even more special is shooting a group of special athletes at the start of a Floyd County High School multi-team track meet Wednesday.  They tossed softballs and raced. They made a special day even more so. Many more photos in next week’s Floyd Press. Continue Reading

So many sports, so little time

So many sports, so little time

Several questions from readers over what they see as a lack of photos in The Floyd Press from me of Spring sports at Floyd County High School this year. With weather delays and schedule conflicts, I have not been able to attend and photograph as many sporting events since the basketball state tournament in Richmond… Continue Reading

A game that could have gone either way

A game that could have gone either way

For the first half of the final of the 2A basketball girls’ championship game at the Siegel Center in Richmond, the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes looked like the team that could end a 28-game winning streak of the Wise County Central Warriors. Floyd dominated the game in the first two quarters, sinking shots,… Continue Reading

Floyd loses state final 63-59 to Wise Central

Floyd loses state final 63-59 to Wise Central

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes led Wise Central for the first two quarters and seemed in control of the game but that lead was cut to a 50-50 tie at the end of the third quarter. Central never ran away with the game and Floyd tied it close to the end but fell short 63-59.… Continue Reading

Another Lady Buffs rout: 98-18 over Gretna

For a couple of minutes in the opening of the Region 2A Girls’ Basketball Regional game in Floyd Monday night, Gretna had a 2-2 tie.

Then the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes put on one of their trademarked games of domination and that brief moment of parity disappeared into the night. Continue Reading

Lady Buffs take conference title 95-37

Lady Buffs take conference title 95-37

The juggernaut called the Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County High School ran roughshod over the Martinsville Lady Bulldogs at James River High School Friday night for a decisive 95-37 victory in the Conference 38 2A final Friday night. The Lady Buffs opened the game with a dozen unanswered points and 29-2 at one point in… Continue Reading

Buffaloes take first-round tourney win

Buffaloes take first-round tourney win

For the third time this season, the Buffaloes went into overtime.  The two previous attempts ended in tough losses. Not this time, Floyd took down the tough Giles Spartans 76-67 after taking the lead from the start of overtime Friday night and never looked back to win their first-round match of the Conference 38 tournament.… Continue Reading

Buffs take Glenvar into OT

Buffs take Glenvar into OT

Floyd County High School’s varsity basketball Buffaloes led a tough Glenvar into the half Thursday night before a senior night crowd, fell behind in the third quarter and battled back to tie the game at the end of regulation but then fell 57-54 in overtime. The Three Rivers District game puts the Buffaloes at 7-2… Continue Reading