Category Archives: Sports

Lady Buffs take tough 51-40 win over Carroll

Lady Buffs take tough 51-40 win over Carroll

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took control of the fourth quarter Wednesday night to take control of a tight game against the Carroll County Cavilers and go 2-0 in this young season with a 51-40 win. Ragan Wiseman led scoring with 12 points.  Floyd led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and…Continue Reading

Volleyball Buffs lose state semi-final match

Volleyball Buffs lose state semi-final match

Floyd County High School’s volleyball Buffaloes started strong Tuesday night against Riverheads in the state semi-final match in Augusta County but, after taking the opening match 26-20, the Gladiators took the next three games and now head to Richmond Saturday for a final against undefeated Gate City. After losing the second match, Floyd fought hard…Continue Reading

Buffs lose regional; qualify for state

Buffs lose regional; qualify for state

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes went down 3-0 to an undefeated Gate City volleyball team in the Regional final Saturday night but still qualified for the state championship semi-finals with last Thursday’s win over Glenvar and faces Riverheads Tuesday night in Staunton. A win there will put them in the finals at the Virginia Commonwealth…Continue Reading

Buffs take semi-final volleyball win

Buffs take semi-final volleyball win

It took five games but Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes took a tough semi-final match against Union Thursday night to secure a spot in the state tournament and face Gate City Saturday night for the regional title. Floyd took the at 15-13 win in the fifth and deciding game at James River High School but,…Continue Reading

Buffs take volleyball regional opener 3-0

Buffs take volleyball regional opener 3-0

  Floyd County High School’s varsity volleyball team continued on its winning rampage Tuesday night with a 3-0 rout of Appomattox at home for the Regional opener. It was also a game with a highly charged crowd who cheered the Buffaloes on to victory. Those attending saw the Buffs take the sets 25-17, 25-18 and…Continue Reading

Floyd closes out 2-8 season with 27-7 loss to Auburn

Floyd closes out 2-8 season with 27-7 loss to Auburn

On a cold Friday night under a bright moon, Floyd County High School’s football Buffaloes ended their season at home with a 27-7 defeat to Auburn, which ended a losing streak against Floyd that dated back to 1990. The loss puts the Buffs at one and four in district play and two and eight for…Continue Reading

Big volleyball, cross country playoff wins

Big volleyball, cross country playoff wins

Winning teams for Floyd County High School in playoffs Wednesday. The varsity Buffaloes volleyball team is headed for the conference title game against Glenvar after beating James River in the semi-final in Buchanan. In Pearisburg, both the boys and girls cross country teams took the Virginia High School League 2A Regional meet. Emily Harris led…Continue Reading

Caleb Tanner back on the boards

Caleb Tanner back on the boards

Caleb Tanner, owner of the Virginia High School League season basketball scoring record and and the 2013-14 Timesland boys basketball player of the year as a senior at Floyd County High School, was back on the court Monday night as a member of the Elev8 Sports Institute post-graduate ball team in a fundraising game against…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading