The Christiansburg Blue Demons have named Darius Kelly as their new ladies basketball coach. Kelly has been an assistant on the boys varsity basketball team as well as an assistant for Head Coach Tim Cromer’s football team. Kelly played for the Blue Demons in football and basketball. He replaces Cromer as the girls varsity basketball coach.
I will be putting the Radford Bobcats and Pulaski Co. Cougars football schedules on here after the start of July. I just posted the Fort Chiswell Pioneers schedule for upcoming season. The schedules if any changes will be posted as soon as I receive them. Hope your summer is going fantastic. Football practice officially starts July 28-29. Please keep checking in and spread the word…
Aug. 13 – Scrimmage ( Jamboree) -@ Twin Valley HS ( 8 Teams ) – Starts @ NOON- ( Fort plays Castlewood @1:10, Grundy @ 2:20 )
Teams in Jamboree- ( Twin Valley, Fort Chiswell, Castlewood, Grundy, Narrows, Hurley, Thomas Walker, Riverview ( WV)
Aug. 19- Benefit Game- @ John Battle – 7 pm
Aug 26- Rural Retreat
Sept. 2- @ George Wythe
Sept.9- @ Radford
Sept. 16- OPEN
Sept.23 – Parry McCluer
Sept. 30- @ James River
Oct. 7 -Galax
Oct. 14- Narrows
Oct. 21- Grayson Co.
Oct.28- @ Graham
Nov. 4 – @ Bland Co.
Pitchers- Brian Owens-Mathews,Zak Kent-Northumberland, Stew Merdian -Galax
Catcher- Kyle Altizer-Auburn-Junior
!B- Brett Starcher-Surry, 2B-Tyler Dressler-Covington-Junior, 3B- Ridge Stokes- Riverheads-Junior, SS- Austin Johnson-J I Burton
OF-Derek Oliver- Bath Co., Josh Paynter- Central Lunenburg,Jacob Moyer-Luray, Tyler Jackson-PH-Glade Spring- Sophomore
DH- Logan Morrison- Luray
The VHSL has announced their first and second team All-State Group 1 A baseball teams. Bryson Booher of the Fort Chiswell Pioneers has been named Group 1A All-State first team pitcher. Booher was also named player of the year. Pioneer sophomore outfielder was also named first team outfielder.
The complete first team all-state consists of: Booher pitcher, Colt Miller pitcher of Riverheads, Austin Smallwood pitcher of Eastside- a junior. Kyle Thomas catcher -Lancaster, Cole Harness -1B -Eastside=sophomore, Devin Sisson- 2B-Rappahannock, Caleb Spurlin-3B- Galax, Kaleb Self-SS- Rappahannock, Hunter Williams-OF- Windsor-JR.,Jacob Council-OF-Windsor-Soph.,Lucas Kenley-OF- Auburn, Bailey- Fort Chiswell-Soph., Josh Miller-DH-Honaker,Palmer Taylor-Utility-PH-Glade Spring. Booher -Player of Year -Fort Chiswell , Jim Bieger- Coach of Year -Rappahannock.
The Pulaski Co. boys basketball team journeyed to Emory & Henry’s camp and took the camp championship.
They played Forbush (NC) High School in their first game and came away with a loss. They then took on Roanoke Catholic, Lebanon and Marion and won all three games,
Cougars then defeated Fort Chiswell, Watauga (NC) and Roanoke Catholic sending them into the championship game on Sunday against Forbush (NC).
They would not repeat the first game against them as they knocked off Forbush to take the camp championship.
Cougar head coach Andrew Hart said, ”We liked a lot of what we saw at the camp. There’s always room for improvement. To lose our first game and come back to win seven in a row and beat the team that beat us was exciting.”
The Cougar team consisted of Sean Spencer, Logan Robertson, Noah Bradley, Trent Blankenship, Braeden Blevins, CC Grubb, Kellen Dalton, Bryan Roberson, Austin Reinhardt and Noah O’Dell.
Coach Hart remarked, “We had very balanced scoring and that was good for us and hard for the other teams to defend.”
The Cougars will now go to Northside next Tuesday to attend the team camp being held in Roanoke.
NOTICE: Like to Thank Marathon/ Jordan Oil Co. Inc. for supporting local area sports. Call 540-639-2581 or go by 1101 W.Main St.,Radford,Va. for all your Gasoline,Heating Oil and Motor Oil. Be sure to tell Tim and Hannah you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com.
NOTICE: Want to Thank Southwest Outdoor Power Equipment for supporting local sports. Call Randy at 540-267-3475 or go by2114B West Main St, Radford,Va. for all your outdoor power equipment. They sell Stihl products,Hustler and Snapper mowers. Tell them you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com
Aug. 13 – Scrimmage at Twin Valley – 12 noon( Twin Valley,Fort Chiswell, Castlewood, Grundy,Narrows, Hurley ) Two more teams to be added…
Aug. 19- Benefit game @ John Battle -7pm.
Aug.26-Rural Retreat – home
Sept.2- George Wythe-away
Sept.9- Radford- away
Sept.23-Parry McCluer- home
Sept.30-James River- away
Oct.7 – Galax- home
Oct.14- Narrows- home
Oct.21- Grayson Co.-home
Oct.28- Graham- away
Nov.4 – Bland Co.-away
NOTICE: Like to say Thank You to Grass Gator Landscaping & Lawn Care Inc. for their support of local sports. Call Danny at 540-440-0432 for your lawn care. Tell him you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com
NOTICE: Want to say Thank You to Field of Greens Shrub and Nursery. for supporting area sports. Go by 569 North Franklin St., Christiansburg ,Va or call them at 540-382-4736 for all your flowers and shrubbery. Tell them you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com
The Christiansburg Blue Demons quarterback Xavier Kane has transferred to Blue Ridge School,located in St.George,Va. not far from Charlottesville. Kane rushed for over 800 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He passed for over 800 yards as well and five touchdowns. Kane scored a touchdown on a punt and kick off return as well. He had two interceptions playing defense.
Blue Ridge is a private all-boys boarding school. They won the state VISAA Division 2 Championship in 2012. Kane will have two years of eligibility at Blue Ridge.
NOTICE: Thank You to Greg Ridpath and Nationwide Insurance Agency for supporting local sports. Call 540-731-8696 for your insurance needs or go by . They are located at 6107 Fulk Dr., Fairlawn,Va. next to Walmart. Tell them you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com
NOTICE: Want to thank Dr. Logan Brooke of Tuck Chiropractic at 620 N.Main St.,Blacksburg,Va. for support of local sports. Call him at 540-951-4357 for an appointment. Tell him you saw this on RodneySportsNow.com
The Fort Chiswell Pioneer football team has hired a new assistant football coach. They have hired Josh Shrader as their new running backs and defensive backs coach. Coach Shrader comes to Fort Chiswell from Bland Co. He was an assistant for the Bland Bears the last four years.
Fort Chiswell Baseball will be holding a baseball camp June 21-23 at the high school. Fee is $30 per player or $50 per family. 9-11:30 am of each morning rising 2-7th graders. Focus for them will be baseball fundamentals, base running, fielding throwing and hitting.
12:30- 4pm will be rising 8th graders -Seniors.Focus will be on pregame preparation, advanced fielding drills, hitting techniques, defensive fundamentals and position specific instruction.
The camp will also feature former Seattle Mariners Minor League catcher and instructor Franklin Diaz.
Registrations and fees can be sent to FCHS, Attention : FCHS Baseball Camp, #1 Pioneer Trail,Max Meadows,Va. 24360. You can call 276- 637-3437 for more information.