Category Archives: Sports

Big basketball wins at home, on the road

Big basketball wins at home, on the road

Floyd County’s Buffaloes and Lady Buffs delivered a double knockout blow against the Giles Spartans Wednesday night with the boys beating the Spartans 78-63 before a home crowd while the ladies bested the Giles team 81-47 in Pearisburg. At the FCHS gym, the boys broke a tie early in the game and recovered more than… Continue Reading

Radford dominates Buffaloes

Radford dominates Buffaloes

Radford defeated Floyd County HIgh School’s varsity and jv basketball teams Thursday night. The Bobcats took the varsity Buffaloes 66-40, piling up a 22-7 lead in the first quarter but the Buffs came back in the second quarter to close up the score by outscoring the Bobcats 16-10.  Radford came back with a strong third… Continue Reading

Lady Buffaloes stampede Auburn

Lady Buffaloes stampede Auburn

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took no mercy on Auburn Wednesday night in a home massacre of 75-19 by the varsity and a 63-5 mauling by the JV. Abi Belshan led varsity Lady Buff scoring with 18, followed by Cassidy Pratt with 16, Mallory Cox at 15 with Michaela Thompson and Elizabeth Quesenberry at… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs action: One win, one loss

Lady Buffs action: One win, one loss

The tough unbeaten Martinsville Bulldogs stayed unbeaten Thursday night as they downed the Floyd County Lady Buffaloes 59-47. Abby Belshan led FCHS scoring with 17 points and Michaela Thompson notched 13 in a hard-fought match. The JV Lady Buffs, however, had little trouble stomping the the visiting Martinsville team. The Buffs held the Bulldogs to… Continue Reading

Big wins for Varsity, JV Buffaloes

Big wins for Varsity, JV Buffaloes

Floyd County High School’s Varsity Buffaloes basketball team broke into the winning ranks Monday night at home with a 75-68 hard-fought game with four players scoring in double digits. Dustin Thompson led scoring with 19, followed by Cayden Sutphin with 16, Ian Bary with 11 along with Austin Gallimore. Thompson and Sutphin each put in… Continue Reading

JV Lady Buffs beat Carroll County

JV Lady Buffs beat Carroll County

For the second straight night, the junior varsity basketball teams won overwhelming victories in front of home court fans at Floyd County High School. The JV Lady Buffaloes took the lead over Carroll County’s Cavaliers Tuesday and never looked back.  It seemed close at time in the first half but the girls took control in… Continue Reading

A JV win but a loss by the Varsity Buffaloes

A JV win but a loss by the Varsity Buffaloes

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes lead Patrick County for a while in the first quarter of the quarter Tuesday in a non-district basketball match at Floyd County High School but the Cougars piled on the points throughout the game and won 55-37 at the final buzzer.

Too many missed shots by the Buffaloes destroyed their chances of taking their first win of the season and the Buffs are winless in four matches. Continue Reading

Lady Buffs double down on Magna Vista

Lady Buffs double down on Magna Vista

Floyd County High School’s varsity basketball Lady Buffs fought a determined Magna Vista squad at home Friday night before icing the game when Abi Belshan stole the ball from the Warriors with 16 seconds to go and drove the court before a clinching score to give Floyd a 50-45 win. A big night for Belshan… Continue Reading

Good crowd, long night, tough loss

Good crowd, long night, tough loss

Carroll County’s Cavaliers put Floyd County’s Buffaloes down 42-33 Tuesday night at the FCHS gym. The game, interrupted by attempts to fix a slick spot on the basketball court, closed out the first half close with the Cavs leading 17-33 but Carroll County outscored Floyd 14-5  in the third quarter and 11-5 in the final… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs in action

Lady Buffs in action

Varsity and JV Buffalo basketball action at Floyd County High School Tuesday night as the ladies faced Lord Botetourt’s Cavaliers in benefit action. The JV Lady Buffs took control of the game early and controlled the action throughout to take the game.   The varsity swapped the lead back with LB but led at the half.… Continue Reading

Basketball season is upon us

Basketball season is upon us

Basketball is on the courts as Floyd County’s middle school Lady Buffaloes teams are already in competition and took on Giles Thursday night at the high school. Floyd took early control and led easily at the half.  I had to leave the game at halftime to be at another gig but it looked like the… Continue Reading

Glenvar downs tough Buffaloes 33-21

Glenvar downs tough Buffaloes 33-21

Floyd County High School’s Varsity Buffalo football team played Glenvar tough and to a 21-21 tie in the fourth quarter until 8:47 left in the game when a third rushing touchdown by the Highlanders’ Jack Leonard put the game away from the undefeated Three Rivers District Champions. The Highlanders stopped the Buffaloes on a fourth… Continue Reading

Varsity Volleyball scores win on Senior Night

Varsity Volleyball scores win on Senior Night

Floyd County High School ‘s Volleyball team wrapped up their home season Thursday night, beating Glenvar 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 before a large crowd for Senior night at home. Haley Avencini had eight blocks and siex kills and Haylee Dalton also had eight blocks with Mackenie Ambrose’s 10 kills. The JV team lost its two sets. … Continue Reading

Blocked extra point brings FCHS football loss

Blocked extra point brings FCHS football loss

After Radford scored in the first play of the rain-postponed game against Floyd at FCHS Monday, Buffalo quarterback Ian Berry tossed a 21-yard pass to Austin Gallimore for a second quarter touchdown and appeared ready to tie the game but the swarmng Bobcats blocked the extra-point attempt, leaving a one-point deficit. Later in the second… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs middle schoolers stomp Radford

Lady Buffs middle schoolers stomp Radford

Floyd County High School’s middle school volleyball team scored another impressive win Thursday night at home, stomping Radford 25-5 in the first match and completing the sweep of the Bobcats 25-11 in the second.

The middle schoolers have dominated opposing teams this season. At one point, the Lady Buffaloes led 19-1 in the opening game and while Radford played a little tougher in the second match Floyd pulled away and doubled the the final score by the end. Continue Reading

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

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

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

New volleyball season begins

New volleyball season begins

The 2016 Volleyball season for Floyd County High School kicked off Tuesday evening a home with middle schoolers dispatching Carroll County with strong victories in two matches. Junior Varsity lost the first match and was losing in the second when I had to leave to cover the meeting of the county Board of Supervisors. Wasn’t… Continue Reading