Category Archives: Sports

Lady Buffs double down on Magna Vista

Lady Buffs double down on Magna Vista

Floyd County High School’s varsity basketball Lady Buffs fought a determined Magna Vista squad at home Friday night before icing the game when Abi Belshan stole the ball from the Warriors with 16 seconds to go and drove the court before a clinching score to give Floyd a 50-45 win. A big night for Belshan… Continue Reading

Good crowd, long night, tough loss

Good crowd, long night, tough loss

Carroll County’s Cavaliers put Floyd County’s Buffaloes down 42-33 Tuesday night at the FCHS gym. The game, interrupted by attempts to fix a slick spot on the basketball court, closed out the first half close with the Cavs leading 17-33 but Carroll County outscored Floyd 14-5  in the third quarter and 11-5 in the final… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs in action

Lady Buffs in action

Varsity and JV Buffalo basketball action at Floyd County High School Tuesday night as the ladies faced Lord Botetourt’s Cavaliers in benefit action. The JV Lady Buffs took control of the game early and controlled the action throughout to take the game.   The varsity swapped the lead back with LB but led at the half.… Continue Reading

Basketball season is upon us

Basketball season is upon us

Basketball is on the courts as Floyd County’s middle school Lady Buffaloes teams are already in competition and took on Giles Thursday night at the high school. Floyd took early control and led easily at the half.  I had to leave the game at halftime to be at another gig but it looked like the… Continue Reading

Glenvar downs tough Buffaloes 33-21

Glenvar downs tough Buffaloes 33-21

Floyd County High School’s Varsity Buffalo football team played Glenvar tough and to a 21-21 tie in the fourth quarter until 8:47 left in the game when a third rushing touchdown by the Highlanders’ Jack Leonard put the game away from the undefeated Three Rivers District Champions. The Highlanders stopped the Buffaloes on a fourth… Continue Reading

Varsity Volleyball scores win on Senior Night

Varsity Volleyball scores win on Senior Night

Floyd County High School ‘s Volleyball team wrapped up their home season Thursday night, beating Glenvar 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 before a large crowd for Senior night at home. Haley Avencini had eight blocks and siex kills and Haylee Dalton also had eight blocks with Mackenie Ambrose’s 10 kills. The JV team lost its two sets. … Continue Reading

Blocked extra point brings FCHS football loss

Blocked extra point brings FCHS football loss

After Radford scored in the first play of the rain-postponed game against Floyd at FCHS Monday, Buffalo quarterback Ian Berry tossed a 21-yard pass to Austin Gallimore for a second quarter touchdown and appeared ready to tie the game but the swarmng Bobcats blocked the extra-point attempt, leaving a one-point deficit. Later in the second… Continue Reading

Lady Buffs middle schoolers stomp Radford

Lady Buffs middle schoolers stomp Radford

Floyd County High School’s middle school volleyball team scored another impressive win Thursday night at home, stomping Radford 25-5 in the first match and completing the sweep of the Bobcats 25-11 in the second.

The middle schoolers have dominated opposing teams this season. At one point, the Lady Buffaloes led 19-1 in the opening game and while Radford played a little tougher in the second match Floyd pulled away and doubled the the final score by the end. Continue Reading

Homecoming win for the Buffaloes

Homecoming win for the Buffaloes

After a hard-fought first half that left Floyd County and Grayson tied 7-7, the Varsity Buffaloes football team scored twice in the second half to beat the Blue Devils 21-7 and win the Floyd homecoming game Friday night. The game closed after fists flew in a melee with less then a minute to go in… Continue Reading

Buffaloes take wins over Fort Chiswell

Buffaloes take wins over Fort Chiswell

Floyd County High School’s Varsity and JV volleyball squads beat Fort Chiswell Tuesday at home. It took four matches for the varsity to come out on top, 25-12, 27-25, 19-25, 25-17 and the JV team took the win in three. More photos and details in next week’s Floyd Press. Continue Reading

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