Category Archives: Sports

Alumni fun for charity

Alumni fun for charity

Joshua’s Hoops for HOPE, an annual charity basketball game featuring players from past Floyd County High School teams, took over the old gym at the school Saturday afternoon and early evening with three exciting games that showed athletes don’t lose their competitive edge when they age. Alumni from the girls basketball teams played to aContinue Reading

An FCHS sports triple-play day

An FCHS sports triple-play day

Busy day Thursday on the athletic fields of Floyd County High School with action on the tennis courts, softball field and baseball diamond. At the baseball diamond, the varsity Buffaloes led 6-3 in the sixth inning and then piled on the runs later to win 14-3. In a junior varsity softball game against Eastern MontgomeryContinue Reading

All-Timesland Buffaloes

All-Timesland Buffaloes

Two Floyd County High School basketball players scored spots on the first teams for both boys and girls and a third made second team for the girls in the 2014 All-Timesland lineup Sunday. Senior Caleb Tanner, who wrapped up his senior year with a new state record for career scoring, is player of the yearContinue Reading

Extra-inning win

Extra-inning win

The Lady Buffaloes varsity softball team avenged an earlier season loss to the Christiansbug Blue Demons with an extra-inning 1-0 win in the bottom of the eighth Thursday evening at Floyd County High School. Kristin Mills scored the winning run by leading off the bottom of the eighth with a single, stealing second, advancing toContinue Reading

Net action

Net action

Floyd County High School’s lady tennis team, off to a strong start this season, faced the Christiansurg Blue Demons Thursday at home and will play them again in Christiansburg on Friday. The Lady Buffs kicked off the season with a 9-0 win over Patrick County and won 7-2 against Galax. Results and more photos inContinue Reading

Buffaloes score win

Buffaloes score win

Floyd County High School’s varsity softball team, the defending state champs who started the season with an uncharacteristic two losses, scored their first win for this year with a 6-2 victory over the Pulaski County Cougars at home Wednesday. Riley Underwood paced the Floyd County hitting with a two-run home run and a double inContinue Reading

Another state title?

Another state title?

Floyd County High School’s Varsity softball team starts the season as the defending state champion and is ranked second behind another state champ, Cave Spring, in the Timesland Top 10 for 2014. Led by All-Timesland pitcher – Christine Phillips — the team enters the season with high hopes and expectations.  Phillips is not only aContinue Reading

Lady Buffs’ seniors

Lady Buffs’ seniors

Five seniors finished out their high school basketball careers on the Floyd County High School Lady Buffs this season. They will be missed, and for many teams, losing five players could be a disaster but a key strength of the Lady Buffs has long been a deep bench and upcoming stars from the junior varsityContinue Reading

Buffalo seniors

Buffalo seniors

Although both the girls and boys Floyd County High School Buffaloes basketball teams were eliminated in regional playoffs this season, the teams gave me as a spectator, FCHS alumnus and media photographer a thrilling season along with the many fans who followed the games from start to end. On the boys’ side, the loss atContinue Reading

A SW Va. state final

A SW Va. state final

When the Virginia Group 2A girls regional championship series began this year, those who make prognostications about the final outcomes predicted that, when all was said and done, Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes would face Brunswick in the state final in Richmond next weekend. But basketball, like so many sports, is a game ofContinue Reading

Lady Buffs’ season ends in 2-pt loss

Lady Buffs’ season ends in 2-pt loss

A day after the Buffaloes season ended with a regional playoff loss at Dan River, the Lady Buffs came up two points short in a hard-fought game with Gate City to bring the 2013-14 run for a repeat state championship to a close, losing 64-62 at the final buzzer. Gate City’s Blue Devils, looking forContinue Reading

Loss ends Buffaloes’ run

Loss ends Buffaloes’ run

For a while near Danville Wednesday night, the regional tournament match of Floyd County’s Buffaloes against the heavily-favored Dan River Wildcats looked like an upset in the making. Floyd County led several times in the opening quarter and ended the first tied at 13 all.  The Buffaloes’ Caleb Tanner nailed a trio of three-pointers inContinue Reading

Lady Buffs rout Gretna

Lady Buffs rout Gretna

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs opened the Virginia 2A West Regional Playoffs Tuesday night in normal fashion for a 23-1 team ranked first in the state:  Trouncing the Getna Hawks 87-41 before an appreciative home crowd. After a scoreless first minute in the game, the team started a scoring splurge that put the LadyContinue Reading

Floyd faces Gretna in regional opener

Floyd faces Gretna in regional opener

The Buffaloes and Lady Buffs basketball teams from Floyd County High School enter the Virginia High School League 2A Regional playoffs this week with hopes of continuing a march towards Richmond and the state final match in Richmond on March 15. The Lady Buffs, the Conference 38 champion and ranked number one in the region,Continue Reading

Policarpo reaches state wrestling semi-finals

Policarpo reaches state wrestling semi-finals

Miguel Policarpo, Floyd County High School’s tough and wiry 106-pound wrestler, made it to the semi-finals of the Virginia High School League state wrestling championships in Salem Saturday before falling 6-3 to Bayne Gordon of Clarke County. Policarpo was one of two wrestlers from Floyd County to compete at the state level this year andContinue Reading

Lady Buffs win, boys fall in Conference

Lady Buffs win, boys fall in Conference

In a conference basketball final of contrasts, domination was the central theme as one Floyd County High School team won going away and the other fell — but both will continue next week in search of state titles. The Lady Buffs, as is their style, overwhelmed the competition from Martinsville in the opener, 96-39, withContinue Reading

Floyd’s Policarpo wins in state wrestling opener

Floyd’s Policarpo wins in state wrestling opener

Floyd County High School’s Miguel Policarpo won on points in his opening match of the Virginia High School League 2a Wrestling Championship Friday in the 106 point class at Salem Civic Center.  He advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday. Jeff Keyton, however, was eliminated with a pin in his first match in the 285 class.Continue Reading

Record night for Tanner, key tourney win

Record night for Tanner, key tourney win

Floyd County High School basketball star Caleb Tanner made history before home fans Thursday night by breaking the Virginia High School League career scoring record late in the first quarter as the Buffaloes beat the Giles Spartans 81-62 before a packed house that included the previous holder of the scoring title. Stacy Erwin, who setContinue Reading

Lady Buffs dominate Giles in conference semi-final

Lady Buffs dominate Giles in conference semi-final

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs, heading into the Conference 38 playoffs as the top seed, picked up where they left off in a 20-1 regular season, pasting the Giles Spartans 94-26 in the semi-finals and ready to face Martinsville in Friday’s finale at home. Carley Lytton led scoring with 21 points and a dozenContinue Reading

Conference tourney at FCHS

Conference tourney at FCHS

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs begin defense of their state championship title Wednesday night against the Giles Spartans in the Conference 38 semi-final at the FCHS gym at 6 p.m. Floyd, the top seed, had a bye in the first round while Giles disposed of James River 65-41 in Pearisburg Tuesday night. With aContinue Reading

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