Month: June 2016

Hicks to be inducted

Former Pulaski Co. Cougar head football coach Joel Hicks will be inducted into the Virginia High School League Coaches Hall of Fame in the next class of inductees. Hicks was head coach at Pulaski Co. for 24 years and won 210 games ,while losing just 69. His overall record was 301-96 record. He won 15 district championships, 6 regional championships and the Cougars won the State Championship in 1992. They were the Group AAA Division 6 State Champions. A well deserved and long over due accolade for Coach Joel Hicks.

Local travel team had tough weekend

The New River Valley Tigers baseball team is made up of players from Pulaski Co., Giles, Princeton (WV), GreenBriar East (WV), Northside, Cave Spring, Lord Botetourt and Liberty High schools. This past weekend the Tigers played four games losing three and winning one. Their first two games saw them commit errors that proved costly. Taking on the TriState Muddawgs -from West Virginia,Maryland and Pennsylvania – they were down 3-0 and then had three miscues and lost the contest 8-0. The second  game saw pretty much the same for the Tigers. Down 3-2 in the fifth they misplayed three balls and lost 7-2.

The third game they took on Rise 18 of Richmond,Va., and NRV got the bats rolling as they won 9-4. They finshed with 10 hits of which four of those were doubles. Pulaski Co Cougar Hunter Shrewsbury got the pitching victory. Camden Underwood of the Cougars had a double and two RBI. Sam McGlothlin  of Northside High School went two for three ,with two doubles and two RBI.

Their last game of the weekend saw the Tigers lose a pitching dual, by score of 2-1. The hard luck loser on the mound for them was McGlothin. With two outs in the seventh and a runner on Rise 17 of Richmond  batter hit a hot shot down the third base line that was deflected off the third baseman’s glove that scored the winning run.

McGlothlin gave up just two hits and struck out seven. For the weekend McGlothlin had three doubles and a total of seven hits in the four games and finshed with a .636 batting average. Underwood hit .500 going six of twelve. He had two doubles.

The  NRV Tigers will be back in action June 24-26 at Charleston, South Carolina.

Fort Chiswell to hold camp

Fort Chiswell baseball will be holding a baseball camp for kids at Fort Chiswell High School. The camp will run June 21 -23. Kids in grades 2 thru 7 will have camp from 9 am to 11:30 am. each of those days. Kids in grades 8 to 12 will hold their camp 12:30 – 4 pm each day.  Special Guest will be former Pulaski Mariners catcher Franklin Diaz from Venezuela. Cost for the camp will be $30 per kid or $50 per family.

Conference 46 Baseball 1st Team All-Conference

Position First Name Last Name School Year
Pitcher Stew Merdian Galax Sr.
Pitcher Bryson Booher Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

Cather Booger Owens George Wythe  

Jr.

1st Base Lucas Dalton Galax Soph
2nd Base Ben Van Dyne Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

3rd Base Caleb Spurlin Galax Sr.
Shortstop Wyatt Sowers Rural Retreat  

Sr.

Outfielder Tanner Bailey Fort Chiswell  

Soph

Outfielder Tyler Hardin George Wythe  

Sr.

Outfielder Jared Tuck Fort Chiswell  

Jr.

Dh Daniel Boardwine Chilhowie Fresh
Dh Alex Arnold George Wythe  

SR.

Utility Chance Davis Fort Chiswell  

Soph

Utility Trent O’Neal Rural Retreat  

Jr.

Player Of The Year Bryson Booher Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

Coach OF The Year Derrick Jackson Fort Chiswell  

 

Conference 46 Baseball 2nd Team All-Conference

Position First Name Last Name School Year
Pitcher Jake Watters Bland Freshman
Pitcher Lucas Dalton Galax Soph
Pitcher Dallas Beasley Fort Chiswell Jr.
Pitcher Alex Arnold George Wythe  

Sr.

Catcher Corey Hayes Rural Retreat  

Jr.

1St Base Travis McNew Chilhowie Sr.
2nd Base Josh Devine George Wythe  

Fresh.

3rd Base Logan Craver Chilhowie Sr.
Short Stop Stew Merdian Galax Sr.
Outfielder Walker Nowers George Wythe  

Soph.

Outfielder Joseph Berry Galax Soph.
Outfielder Lucas Edmonds Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

Outfielder Dylan Jackson Bland County  

Jr.

Dh. John Key Galax Soph
Utility Brandon Collins George Wythe  

JR.

Mountain West Conference Softball All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year: Mary Lutrell – Chilhowie

Coach of the Year: John Sabo – Chilhowie

 

1st Team:                                                                                                Rankings:

Pitcher (Pitcher of the Year) – Lauren Garvey – Galax                               2

Pitcher – Emily Frye – Chilhowie                                                                   4

Pitcher – Tara Williams – Rural Retreat                                                       3

Catcher – Kaylee Osborne – Chilhowie                                                       3

1st Base – Kailey Ingo – George Wythe                                                      2

2nd Base – Haley Caudill – Chilhowie                                                                   1

3rd Base – Grayson Anders – George Wythe                                                       4

SS – Mary Lutrell – Chilhowie                                                                            1

OF – Alley Bartlett – Galax                                                                               3

OF – Brittany Jones – Chilhowie                                                                   4

OF – Hayden Cassell – Galax                                                                               1

OF – Elizabeth Jones – George Wythe                                                       4

Utility – Rachel Hurley – Chilhowie                                                                   2

Designated Player – Laken Graham – Galax                                                       4

Mountain West Conference Softball All-Conference Teams

2nd Team:

Pitcher – Mackenzie Gallagher – George Wythe

Pitcher – Lakyn Patterson – Bland County

Pitcher – Mackenzie Harmon – Fort Chiswell

Catcher – Emily Dix – Rural Retreat

1st Base – Jensen Sturgill – Chilhowie

2nd Base – Allie Pertee – Rural Retreat

3rd Base – Kayla Nester – Fort Chiswell

SS – Kaitlyn Trivitt – Rural Retreat

OF – Kylee Hill – Galax

OF – Sydney Fisher – George Wythe

OF – Makenzie Govin – George Wythe

OF – Lauren Gwyn – Bland County

Utility – Kaitlyn Copenhaver – Rural Retreat

Designated Player – Kelly Babbitt – Bland County

Summer Warden – Fort Chiswell

 

Honorable Mention:

Bland County – Landon Taylor

Chilhowie – Amber Corvin, Jenna Gollehon

Fort Chiswell – Brittany Anderson, Skylar Carroll

George Wythe – Mariah Miller, Victoria Willis

Galax – Ashlyn Brady, Kassie Widner

Rural Retreat – Brooklyn Byrd, Ashlyn Childress

Conference 46 Baseball 1st Team All-Conference

Position First Name Last Name School Year
Pitcher Stew Merdian Galax Sr.
Pitcher Bryson Booher Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

Cather Booger Owens George Wythe  

Jr.

1st Base Lucas Dalton Galax Soph
2nd Base Ben Van Dyne Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

3rd Base Caleb Spurlin Galax Sr.
Shortstop Wyatt Sowers Rural Retreat  

Sr.

Outfielder Tanner Bailey Fort Chiswell  

Soph

Outfielder Tyler Hardin George Wythe  

Sr.

Outfielder Jared Tuck Fort Chiswell  

Jr.

Dh Daniel Boardwine Chilhowie Fresh
Dh Alex Arnold George Wythe  

SR.

Utility Chance Davis Fort Chiswell  

Soph

Utility Trent O’Neal Rural Retreat  

Jr.

Player Of The Year Bryson Booher Fort Chiswell  

Sr.

Coach OF The Year Derrick Jackson Fort Chiswell