Category Archives: Sports

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

Buffaloes sweep Glenvar in regular season finale

Buffaloes sweep Glenvar in regular season finale

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes finished off the regular basketball season with a four-game sweep of Glenvar in a rare Saturday afternoon series of game created by weather delays. The Lady Buffaloes wiped out the Highlanders 66-43 for an undefeated Three Rivers District season and the boys Varsity put the finishing touches on a tight… Continue Reading

Double header of Buffalo wins over Giles

Double header of Buffalo wins over Giles

Both the boys and girls varsity basketball Buffaloes dispatched the Giles Spartans before a close to full house in the Floyd County High School gym for Senior Night on Thursday. The Lady Buffs took the lead from the start, topping Giles 14-7 at the end of thirst quarter, 38-13 in the second,, 60-23 in the… Continue Reading

They fly through the air with the greatest of ease…

They fly through the air with the greatest of ease…

…Actually they train hard and long for the acrobatics that make modern cheer leading part of the games. Floyd County High School’s cheer leading squads spur enthusiasm for the various sports on the school’s calendar and are keeping busy as the regular season of basketball heads for a regular season close and the teams head… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs double down on EastMont

Lady Buffs double down on EastMont

Floyd County’s Lady Buffaloes doubled the score on Eastern Montgomery at home Thursday night, beating the Mustangs 84-42. Ragan Wiseman continued her trend of double digit scoring with 21 points, followed by Natalie Boothe (20 points), Ashley Gallimore (13) and Cassidy Pratt (10). The Lady Buffs scored nine three point goals with Boothe downing four,… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs take wins over Radford

Lady Buffs take wins over Radford

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took care of business in Radford Wednesday night, defeating the Lady Bobcats 73-42, with Ragan Wiseman scoring 23 points and Michaela Thompson adding another 10 points in the rout. The Junior Varsity game was closer, 44-41. The varsity Lady Buffs took control of the game from the beginning, leading… Continue Reading

Buffaloes fly high against EastMont

Buffaloes fly high against EastMont

Big back-to-back wins by the Floyd County Buffaloes and Lady Buffs on the basketball courts of Eastern Montgomery and Floyd County High Schools Thursday and Friday night. The varsity boys creamed the Mustangs on Floyd’s home court Friday night with a blistering 76-20 triumph and the Lady Buffs delivered an 88-18 creaming at EastMont’s gym… Continue Reading

Basketball is better than politics

Basketball is better than politics

Photographing boys’ basketball tonight at the Floyd County High School gym.  Shot junior varsity boys and girls games there on Wednesday night. Watched the Republican presidential nominees debate (if one can call it that with a straight face) Thursday night.  Two nights this week watching and photographing fun.  One night of wasted time. Forget about… Continue Reading

A powerful Lady Buffs win over Radford

A powerful Lady Buffs win over Radford

With Ragan Wiseman scoring 24 points and Natalie Boothe adding 14 — including four three pointers — the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes put away Radford’s Bobcats 64-29 before an enthusiastic home court crowd Thursday night. The Lady Buffs took control of the game at the outset and led 39-10 at the half. The… Continue Reading