Category Archives: Sports

Buffaloes lose to Glenvar 27-7

Buffaloes lose to Glenvar 27-7

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes fell to Glenvar 27-7 in Roanoke County Friday night. The loss now leaves Floyd at 1-6 for the season and the team heads for Eastern Montgomery County on Friday, October 24 for the next game. Full story by Roger Mannon in next week’s Floyd Press. (Blue Ridge Muse Photographer Doug…

Floyd falls to Radford 34-6

Floyd falls to Radford 34-6

Floyd County’s football Buffaloes returned to the gridiron after a bye week with pretty much the same result as before:  On the losing side of a lopsided match, dropping a home match against Radford in an on-again, off-again night of rain. After the Bobcats sprung out to 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Buffaloes…

Hard-fought night for volleyball teams

Hard-fought night for volleyball teams

A long, hard night for Floyd County Buffaloes volleyball at home Tuesday. After the middle schoolers and junior varsity teams fell to Radford, the varsity team took their win in four games.  The Buffaloes were just two points away from a loss in the first game when they took control of the ball and racked…

Buffaloes fall 42-0 to Blacksburg

Buffaloes fall 42-0 to Blacksburg

Floyd County High School managed only 35 yards of offense in a 42-0 loss to Blacksburg on the road Friday night. The Bruins also returned two interceptions into touchdowns in the first quarter. The Buffaloes go into a bye week to lick their wounds with a 1-4 start. Next game: At home against Radford on…

Buffs lose to George Wythe

Buffs lose to George Wythe

A week after posting a 44-0 win over Patrick County, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes ran into a 52-26 pasting from George Wythe on the road Friday night. The win completed a GW sweep of the Buffaloes, with the JV and 8th grade teams falling to the Wytheville teams Thursday night, The loss brings the…

Football action

Football action

George Wythe Maroons came to town Thursday for middle school and JV games against the Floyd County Buffaloes and the varsity heads for Wytheville Friday night. In the middle school game, the Maroons put up 28 unanswered points before the Buffaloes added six late in the 4th quarter but failed on a two-point conversion. The…

Floyd posts 44-0 win over Patrick County

Floyd posts 44-0 win over Patrick County

In a driving rain that also soaked homecoming festivities before a crowd huddled under umbrellas, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes notched their first win of the season with a 44-0 thumping of Patrick County Friday night. In a game that started with a safety against Patrick County, the Buffaloes controlled the waterlogged game throughout, falling…

Cross country action at Rocky Knob

Cross country action at Rocky Knob

Floyd County High School’s annual cross country meet at Rocky Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway pitted the Buffaloes against Eastern Montgomery and Roanoke Catholic amid the clouds and misty conditions Wednesday afternoon. The FCHS boys varsity team took a victory.  Roger Mannon’s story and more of my photos in next week’s Floyd Press.

Floyd scores 4 TDs, but loses 55-28

Floyd scores 4 TDs, but loses 55-28

For a while in  the second varsity football game of the season, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes matched an opponent point for point for a tie score. The Buffs fell behind Galax 14-0 early in a game delayed by storms Friday night but Floyd stormed back with a kickoff return that turned into a touchdown…

Volleyball starts at home with a bang

Volleyball starts at home with a bang

  Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes volleyball team kicked off the home season Tuesday night and took little time to dispatch Christiansburg in the opening sets. The game opens a busy week in sports with more volleyball in Carroll County tonight and the home opener for the football Buffaloes against Galax Friday night  at…

Buffaloes fall in opener

Buffaloes fall in opener

For the first half, Floyd County High School’s football Buffaloes played the Carroll County Cavaliers even — going into the break with a 6-6 tie by swapping touchdowns and missing extra points. But the touchdown score wasn’t enough for the second half as the Cavaliers added 10 more points to none for the Buffaloes, who…

Nighttime madness at Bristol

Nighttime madness at Bristol

Three weeks ago, I checked the Bristol Motor Speedway web site to see if any tickets were available for the Irwin Tools 500 night race this past Saturday night. The best available seats were on row 3 of the Allison straightaway on the front stretch — a damn good location for a track that used…

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 hope…

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,…

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 the…

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 scored…

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, Floyd…

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 still…

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 final…