Category Archives: Sports

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

Soccer

Soccer

Floyd County’s expanded Parks & Recreation Authority is showcased on Monday and Wednesday nights by soccer on multiple fields with hundreds of kids playing the round ball. Not only are the kids having a good time, the games show budding talents that could end up on the FCHS boys and soccer teams in the future.… Continue Reading

Akers sets, then resets, state record in shot

Akers sets, then resets, state record in shot

Saira Akers, who completed her sophomore year at Floyd County High School just two days earlier, set a new Virginia High School League shot put track record for Group 2A Saturday at the state finals in Radford. Just to prove it was not a fluke, Akers went out the next time she threw and reset… Continue Reading

Rain competes with state track meet

Rain competes with state track meet

Rain, lots of it, competed against high school track athletes in the Virginia High School League State Tournament in Radford Friday afternoon. For a while, the wet stuff seemed to be winning. A torrential downpour dropped several inches of rain in a downpour that brought track activity to a halt shortly after the field events… Continue Reading

Last gasp for high school sports this season

Last gasp for high school sports this season

School ends today in Floyd County, which seems out of sequence since seniors graduated last Saturday. The Floyd County High School varsity baseball team’s state tournament hopes ended over the Memorial Dau weekend with a 5-0 loss to Randolph-Henry in the 2A West Regionals at Charlotte Courthouse. Buffalo standouts in track have one last shot… Continue Reading

FCHS track standouts win in Conference

FCHS track standouts win in Conference

Floyd County varsity track standouts scored wins in shot, discus, 3,200 relay, 1600 meter run, triple jump, 300 hurdles and posted strong finishes in other events. Saira Akers topped her previous shot put record with a toss of 40 feet and one half inch to claim the title while Daryn Hughes took the boys title… Continue Reading

Soccer teams close out regular season

Soccer teams close out regular season

Floyd County High School’s varsity soccer teams closed our their regular season Thursday night at home with Senior night and head into conference playoffs Monday. The boys finished with a 1-1 tie against Glenvar while the girls, with two seniors on the sidelines with ACL injuries, went down 4-1.  Both, however, finished their regular seasons… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs trounce EastMont 6-0

Lady Buffs trounce EastMont 6-0

Lightning in the area forced a pause for the Lady Buffaloes Senior event game against EastMont’s Mustangs Tuesday with Floyd leading 1-0 at the break. The Lady Buffs stormed back after resuming play, scoring five more runs and routing the Montgomery County team 6-0. Sophomore pitcher Rebecca Turman limited the opponents to just one hit… Continue Reading

Two Buffaloes help all-star match

Two Buffaloes help all-star match

Yep, there is still basketball on area courts, or at least a final game this Spring of regional all stars for the inaugural Western Virginia Basketball Officials Association event held at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke. Two of Floyd County’s top players — seniors Michael Osborne and Evan Davis —  put their skills at… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs lose again to Cavaliers

Lady Buffs lose again to Cavaliers

The Floyd County Lady Buffaloes hoped to avenge an earlier season softball loss to the Carrol County Tuesday but a six-run explosion in the eighth inning by the undefeated Cavaliers broke a 0-0 tie that ran through the regulation seven innings ended that hope. The 6-0 loss leaves the Lady Buffs at 2-3 in the… Continue Reading

High school tennis hits the courts

High school tennis hits the courts

Floyd County High School is fielding 15 players for girls’ tennis this year, many of them younger athletes will develop as they march towards their senior years. The team met Galax Thursday on the deteriorating courts that need renovation and/or replacement but a scheduled revamp, funded by a donation to the school, is held up… Continue Reading

Sun goes down; Lady Buffs win

Sun goes down; Lady Buffs win

The setting sun helped decide the outcome of Floyd County High School’s varsity softball game against Pulaski Friday after it took more than an hour for an umpire and referee to arrive and the game started late in the afternoon. No matter. The Lady Buff shut out the Cougars 3-0 through strong pitching by Ashley… Continue Reading

Season ends for Lady Buffaloes

Season ends for Lady Buffaloes

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes lost to the Ridgeview Wolpack 72-61 in a hard-fought match that could have gone either way after a slow start that had the Lady Buffs trailing 17-7 at the end of the first quarter but fought back to tie the game several times in the second and ended the… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs 61, Ridgeview 72 in hard-fought match

Lady Buffs 61, Ridgeview 72 in hard-fought match

  After a slow first quarter that left the Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County High School down 17-7 to the Ridgeview Wildcats in the state semi-final game Saturday,  the Floyd team tied the score more than once and trailed by just one point, 26-25 at the end of the first half. And the game ebbed… Continue Reading

On to the Semi-Finals

On to the Semi-Finals

A three-and-a-half hour drive to Richmond is almost an annual rite in March — hauling my cameras and a laptop to cover another appearance of Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes in the final four of the Virginia High School league’s state 2A basketball championship. The ladies appear in the final four with a regularity… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs down Chatham, head for state tournament

Lady Buffs down Chatham, head for state tournament

After a loss in the semi-final round of the Region 2A/West tournament and a loss of high scorer Ragan Wiseman to a badly-sprained ankle, the always-determined Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County High School stormed into the gym at Franklin County High School Tuesday to face the Chatham Cavalier and served notice early they were there… Continue Reading

With loss, Lady Buffs still in state tourney

With loss, Lady Buffs still in state tourney

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffelos’ streak of blowout post-season wins ended Wednesday night with a hard-fought 64-53 loss to Ridgeview at the UVa-Wise Arena. The loss, however, does not eliminate the team from contention for the Virginia High School League State Tournament that begins in Salem next week.  Their win in the first round… Continue Reading

Lady Buffaloes take Conference 2A-38 semi-final

Lady Buffaloes take Conference 2A-38 semi-final

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes Thursday secured a shot at the Conference 36-2A title with an 81-36 rout of the Giles County Spartans at Martinsville Middle School and will face Glenvar for the title match Saturday. Glenvar beat Martinsville 48-46 Thursday night. If the Lady Buffs take take the conference title game, they will… Continue Reading

Buffaloes open Conference play with big win

Buffaloes open Conference play with big win

The twice-delayed Conference 38 – 2A playoffs kicked off between Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes against Giles Wednesday night at the FCHS gym where weather delays also brought two firsts in conference play:  Floyd’s delayed basketball Homecoming and Senior night for the Giles Spartans. In a game where Floyd lead early on but was often… Continue Reading