The Pulaski Co. Lady Cougars head basketball coach Buddy Farris has stepped down. Coach Farris who came back to the Cougars after retiring was 28-22 in his two years back as the girls head coach. He was head man of the Cougars once before and was also the head man at Dublin Middle School. Coach Farris, on a personal note has been kind and knowledgable to this writer. He always kind in victory and defeat. You will be missed. Enjoy your life Buddy !
1A- West Girls- Fort Chiswell (24-1) vs Northwood ( 25-0) 4 pm- 2-27- @ Va. High
2A- West Girls- Union (19-8) vs Ridgeview ( 23-2) 4 pm- 2-27- @ UVA-WISE
3A- West Girls- Hidden Valley(22-1) vs Spotswood (26-1) 7:45 pm- 2-26 – @ Magna Vista HS
4A- West Girls- William Fleming ( 21-5) at Carroll Co. ( 23-3) 6 pm- 2-27
1A- Semifinal- 2-26- @ Va. High- 6 pm – Geo.Wythe( 23-2) vs Radford ( 24-1)
1A- Semifinal- 2-26- @Va. High- 7:30 pm – Honaker( 27-0) vs Eastside ( 17-7)
2A- Semifinal- 2-26- @ UVA-WISE- 6 pm – Graham ( 18-3) vs Dan River(19-3)
2A- Semifinal- 2-26- @ UVA-WISE- 8 pm – Gate City ( 21-4) vs Martinsville(21-3)
3A- Final- 2-26- @ Cave Spring HS- 7:30 pm- Northside( 25-1) vs Spotswood (24-3)
4A- Final- 2-27-@ Loudoun Valley HS- 7 pm- John Champe ( 20-3) at Loudoun Valley ( 23-0)
3rd & 4th Place Games -BOYS
4A- G-W Danville ( 18-6) at William Byrd (20-6) time- TBA
3A- Western Albemarle(21-5) at Cave Spring( 21-5) 5:30- 2-26
2A- TBD – 2 pm -@ UVA-WISE
1A- @ Va. High- 5:30- TBA-
1A- Parry McCluer ( 21-4) vs J I Burton ( 14-11) @ Va. High- 1 pm- 2-27
2A- Floyd Co. ( 19-6) vs Chatham(19-7) -@ Franklin Co. HS-1 pm- 2-27
3A- Brookville(21-3) at Magna Vista (18-2) – 6 pm- 2-26
4A- Millbrook (19-6) vs Loudoun Valley-2-27 – Time & Place TBD
Bristol… The Lady Pioneers led by 10 after the opening quarter and went on to defeat the Fighting’ Blues 74-59.
Gracie Robinson scored 31 points for the Lady Pioneers, and Alexandria Rakes contributed 17. Fort Chiswell (24-1) now advances to the regional championship game to be held Saturday at Virginia High.
Parry McCluer faced a full court press and trapping defense by the Pioneers. The Blues went into halftime down 41-21 and just couldn’t climb their way out of the pit they were put into by the Pioneer defense. Hannah Craft led the Blues with 17 points, scoring 10 of those in the second half. Madison Dunlap had nine, and Makenzie Wheeler tossed in eight.
Sadie Smith scored eight for Fort Chiswell before she fouled out. Savannah Dunford added six; Caroline Booher and Carlie Musick both had five points each.
Head coach of the Lady Pioneers Kristen Williams said, “I thought we played well tonight. Our defense was very good, and we jumped out early on them.” She then added, “Gracie was, to say the least, on tonight. I thought Alexandria did a good job also. It’s been that way all season for us. Some one steps up for us.”
The Pioneers will head to Virginia High on Saturday to play Northwood at 4 pm for the Group 1A West Regional Championship.
Photography courtesy Tina Quesenberry
PM 14 7 21 17-59
FC 24 17 17 16-74
PM- Mohler 7, Huffman 6, Wheeler 8, Craft 17, Dunlap 9, Smith 5, Wilhelm 5, Clark 2
FC- Musick 5, Robertson 31, Rakes 17, Smith 8, Dunford 6, Booher 5, Harman 2
3 PT. Goals- FC- 4 -(Robinson2, Booher, Musick), PM- 2-(Huffman, Wilhelm)
Fouls- FC- 21, PM- 20
Fouled Out- FC- Smith, PM- Mohler
Thurs. 2-25 – Millbrook ( 18-5) at Carroll Co. (22-3) – 6 pm
Thurs. 2-25 – Wm. Fleming (20-5) at Loudoun Valley – 6 or 7 pm.
Thurs. 2-25 – G-W Danville ( 17-6) at Loudoun Valley ( 22-0 ) – 7 pm
Thurs. 2-25 – Wm. Byrd ( 18-5) at John Champe ( 19-3) – 7 pm
GIRLS – @ MAGNA VISTA HS
Thurs. 2-25- Hidden Valley vs Magna Vista ( 18-2)- 6 pm
Thurs. 2-25- Spotswood ( 25-1) vs Brookville – 7:45 pm
BOYS- @ CAVE SPRING HS
Thurs. 2-25- Cave Spring vs Spotswood – 7:30pm
Thurs. 2-25- Western Albemarle vs Northside -5:30 pm
GIRLS – at UVA-WISE
Wed. 2-24- Union (18-8) vs Chatham – 6 pm
Wed. 2-24- Floyd Co. vs Ridgeview ( 22-2) – 7:45 pm
BOYS- at UVA- WISE
FRI. 2-26- Graham ( 18-3) vs Dan River – 6 pm
FRI.- 2-26- Gate City ( 21-4) vs Martinsville- 7:45 pm
FRI. 2-26- at Va. High ( Bristol)
6 pm- George Wythe (23-2) vs Radford (24-1)
Radford has won 22 consecutive- Geo.Wythe has won 20 consecutive games
7:45- Honaker (27-0) vs Eastside ( 17-7)
Fort Chiswell (23-1) vs. Parry McCluer ( 21-3)
Northwood ( 24-0) vs J I Burton (14-10)
Coming back from 11 points down early in the first and third quarters, the Fort Chiswell Lady Pioneers defeated the Twin Valley Panthers 74-66.
Alexandria Rakes has 23 points and 12 rebounds , Sadie Smith has 12 points and 19 rebounds. Savannah Dunford contributed 20 points.
The Panthers (15-10) got a team and game high 34 points from junior forward Lexy Vance. She got help from sophomore guard Kim Lester with 18 points.
Fort Chiswell (23-1) got their first lead of the game 57-56 with just over five minutes left in the game. Pioneer head coach Kristen Williams said, “We were hoping we would wear them down some come the fourth quarter. I thought our full court pressure and trapping out of that slowed them down some. They (Twin Valley) got what, 11-0 start and seemed like everything they shot in the opening quarter went in.” She then added, “We came out a little tight, and I told them at intermission just relax, shoot the ball and play. The Vance (Lexy) kid can play and they ran with us . They are one of the few teams that kept running against us.”
The Lady Pioneers with the win will advance to Thursday night and travel to Virginia High in Bristol. They will take on Parry McCluer (21-3) at 6 pm.
TV- 18 22 15 11-66
FC- 16 20 12 26-74
Photography courtesy Tina Quesenberry
The Pulaski Co Cougars boys and girls basketball have been named to the All Conference 24 team. On the boys side senior Isaac Poe and CC Grubb have been named to first team all conference. Senior Miguel Garcia was named to second team all conference.
For the Lady Cougars Amiah Stables and Alexis Phillips made the girls All Conference 24 first team. Their team mates Rachel Greer and Savannah Coffey were named on the honorable mention. Congrats to those players for making those teams.
Mon. 2-22- Sherando at Wm.Fleming – 5:30 pm
Mon. 2-22- Charlottesville at Loudoun Co.- 7pm
Tues. 2-23- Sherando/ Fleming winner at Freedom -South Riding – 7 pm
Tues. 2-23- G.W.-Danville at Loudoun Valley – 6 pm
Tues. 2-23- Liberty-Bealeton at Millbrook – 7 pm
Tues. 2-23- Loudoun Co/ Charlottesville at Carroll Co.- 7 pm
Semifinals- Thurs. 2-25
Finals – Sat. 2-27
Mon. 2-22 – Kettle Run at Wm. Fleming- 7 pm
Mon. 2-22- EC Glass at Woodgrove- 7 pm
Tues. 2-23-K.Run/ Fleming winner at Loudoun Valley 7 pm
Tues. 2-23- Millbrook at GW-Danville- 7 pm
Tues. 2-23- Heritage at Wm.Byrd – 7 pm
Tues. 2-23- Glass/Woodgrove winner at John Champe- 7 pm
Semifinals- Thurs. 2-25- at highest seeds- 7pm
Finals- Sat. 2-27- at highest seeds – 7 pm