Month: June 2016

Demons have new coach

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.

Football 2016

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…

Fort Chiswell Pioneers 2016 Football Schedule

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.

VHSL Group 1A second All-State announced

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

Utility-Parker Mason-Wm.Campbell

Fort Chiswell pitcher named Player of Year- Group 1A

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.

Cougars boys basketball bring home camp Championship

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).

Cougar BasketballThey 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

Fort Chiswell 2016 Football Schedule

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.16-open

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

Christiansburg quarterback transfers

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

 

Fort Chiswell hires new assistant

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 Camp

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.