Category Archives: Sports

FCHS teams getting ready

FCHS teams getting ready

Practice for fall high school sports in Floyd County is underway and school starts officially on Tuesday, August 12. Football, volleyball and other sports are gearing up for returns on the field and in the gym. The marching band will provide entertainment at halftime and provide music during the games and local fans will hopeContinue Reading

A time for uniform standards?

A time for uniform standards?

  A long email from a parent of a student track athlete complained recently that some schools are letting their female team members “show too much skin” with skimpy, tight uniforms. Another parent said one of my photos from the recent Virginia High School League State Track Championships at Radford University (published in another paper,Continue Reading

FCHS nemesis King William falls in final

FCHS nemesis King William falls in final

King William High School, after ruining Floyd County’s hopes for a repeat state softball championship with a 12-2 rout on Friday, couldn’t seal the deal Saturday, dropping the title game to Page County 5-2 in the final at Radford University. A critical error sealed the fate of the heavily-favored King William, leading 2-1 in theContinue Reading

State softball title run ends with brutal loss

State softball title run ends with brutal loss

Hopes for a repeat state championship by the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes softball team fell short Friday afternoon in a lopsided loss to King William in the semi-finals in Salem. The Lady Buffs uncharacteristically committed multiple errors and their bats went silent for most of the game until a last-inning rally that scoredContinue Reading

Floyd opens state softall tourney play

Floyd opens state softall tourney play

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes open state softball play Friday at 1 p.m. at Moyer Field in Salem against King William in a quest for a repeat state championship. Their game follows Page County’s match-up against Dan River, the team that beat Floyd last week in the regional final.  As a semi-final winner, FloydContinue Reading

Floyd girls relay team takes win at State

Floyd girls relay team takes win at State

Strong start with the Floyd County High School track team at the state championship meet at Radford University Friday as the girls’ 4 by 800 relay team took the state title with a record time and the boys team placed. In softball regional competition, Floyd fell to Dan River 11-1 in the final but stillContinue Reading

Lady Buffs clinch state softball spot

Lady Buffs clinch state softball spot

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes softball team qualified to the state tournament and a chance to repeat as Virginia champs late Thursday night with a convincing 16-4 win over John Battle in the Group 2A regional semi-finals in Lee County in far Southwestern Virginia. The team meets Dan River Friday in the regional finalContinue Reading

Strong hitting gives Floyd regional win

Strong hitting gives Floyd regional win

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes opened regional contention Tuesday with a 5-3 win over Randolph-Henry with solid hitting and strong team play. Holly Britt drove in two runs while Mary Phillips, Christine Phillips and Riley Underwood each drove in runs as the team overcame a 2-1 deficit early in the game and how headContinue Reading

Buffaloes cruise to an 8-0 conference title

Buffaloes cruise to an 8-0 conference title

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffs varsity softball team steamrolled Glenvar in Riner Saturday with an 8-0 shutout behind a strong pitching performance of Christine Philips and an 11-hit barrage at the plate to take the Conference 38 title. Phillips struck out four and the team avenged an earlier loss to Glenvar.  The Lady BuffsContinue Reading

Seventh-inning hit spoils perfect game

Seventh-inning hit spoils perfect game

Radford High School varsity baseball pitcher Luke Phillips was two outs away from a perfect game against the Buffaloes at Floyd County High School Friday when Josh Gallimore connected with the ball for a hit in the seventh inning. Two runners reached base in the bottom of the seventh with one safe at first becauseContinue Reading

Great weather for sports, even when you lose

Great weather for sports, even when you lose

After soaking rains earlier in the week, Thursday provided great weather for soccer at the varsity boys and girls games took on Radford on the home field. The weather was great but the outcomes of the game were not. The boys dropped the match 4-0 and the girls lost 7-1. Over on the baseball field,Continue Reading

Emerging track stars

Emerging track stars

Floyd County High School’s Eighth Grade track team hosted a multi-school event Thursday and gave both fans and coaches a look at future stars for the varsity team in the coming years. Temperatures cooled a little as clouds came in late and covered the sun but a number of performances stood out. Track is alsoContinue Reading

Losses at home, but victory on the road

Losses at home, but victory on the road

A day after coming back from a deficit in the sixth inning to win, Floyd County High School’s varsity Buffaloes baseball team fell victim to the same kind of comeback by Auburn’s Eagles, who overtook an early 2-0 lead by Floyd to win 9-3 under threatening skies. On the soccer field at home in Floyd,Continue Reading

Close calls in a lopsided JV loss

Close calls in a lopsided JV loss

In a game with a number of close calls by the umpires and missed opportunities by the Floyd County Buffaloes junior varsity baseball team Monday, Carroll County cruises to a 10-1 victory on the FCHS home field. A missed line drive to right field that went to the fence or a call at first baseContinue Reading

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