Month: November 2017

Friday VHSL Football Playoff night scores

Colonial Forge 48 Manchester 27 – 6A

Oscar Smith 38 Landstown 0 – 6A

Nansemond River 28 Salem- Va. Beach 27 – OT – 5A

Highland Springs 24 Hermitage 14 – 5A

Tuscarora 27 Stone Bridge 26 -5A

Lafayette 17 King’s Fork 7 -4A

Louisa Co. 37 Dinwiddie 28 -4A

Salem 33 Blacksburg 32- 4A

Sherando 33 Liberty-Bealeton 21 -4A

Heritage 62 Brookville 20 – 3A

Staunton River 49 Lord Botetourt 31- 3A

Appomattox 26 Glenvar 14 – 2A

RE Lee- Staunton 38 Luray 6 -2A

Poquoson 21 Goochland 10 -2A

Riverheads 42 William Campbell 14 -1A

Salem wins a wild and thrilling game

The Salem came into Blacksburg looking for revenge from a 49-12 loss in the regular season to the Bruins. They got their revenge as they outscored Blacksburg 12-0 in the fourth quarter for a thrilling 33-32 win for the Class 4  Regional Championship.

Salem recovered a Bruins fumble at the 15 yard line  on the very first play of the game and three plays later DeAngelo Ramsey scored from five yards out and Nate craft kick put the Spartans up 7-0 with less than two minutes into the game.

The Bruins Cole Beck would  run from three yards out but the point after kick was block with Salem still by one 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. Salem Viante Tucker would catch a 51 yard bomb from Jack Gladden to the Spartans up 14-6 but Blacksburg ( 11-2) would answer with a Beck nine yard run up the middle and their two-point conversion pass was no good to cuts Salem lead to 14-12 with just over four minutes before halftime.Salem would get on the board with 1 :02 before intermission as Gladden would hit Avery Close over the middle for a 13 yard touchdown and Craft point after put the Spartans up 21-12 at halftime.

The third quarter saw the Bruins scored three touchdowns oas Beck took hand off and went off guard and changed directions enroute to a 54 yard scamper but Cameron Wise would hit the upright as the score stayed 21-18 salem with 9:30 showing left in the third quarter. Blacksburg would shut the Spartans down as they limited to Spartans to three plays and out. On their next possession the bruins would take the lead onna Beck 11 yard run and Wise pat made it 25-21 . They would get another score on a Grant Johnson to Beck 52 yard strike for six more on the last play of the third quarter and the Bruins went up 32-21 going into the last quarter.

Salem ( 11-2) would then score on a Gladden to Close 42 yard strike but their two-point conversion pass was batted down and the Bruins still leading 32-27. The Spartans would force a Bruin punt and four plays later De’Angelo Ramsey would hurdle the line of scrimmage blocking and raced 39 yards for a touchdown and again their pass for two points was batted down but Salem had taken the lead 33-32 with just over four minutes remaining. Blacksburg was held on three plays and punted and the spartans would get two huge first downs to run the game clock out and win the game 33-32.

Ramsey rushed for 182 yards on 31 carries for the Spartans twi touchdowns. Avery Close caught two touchdown passes for  55 yards. Gladden the quarterback was 7 of 14 for 177 yards passing and threw three touchdowns.

Blacksburg  got five touchdowns from Cole Beck  as he rushed for 189 yards on 25 carries. Grant Johnson completed 15 of 30 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown pass.

Salem had 428 yards of total yards and the Bruins had 375. Salem will host Sherando next Saturday in the state semifinal.

Salem  7  14  0  12 -33

B- burg  6   6  20  0 -32

Rushing – Salem – Ramsey – 31-182 , Gladden 2-5, Tucker 1-2, Hale 12 -62

– B-burg – Beck 25-189, Johnston 6 -minus 3,

Passing  – Salem – Gladden 7 of 14 – 1 int. – 3 TDS.- 177 yds.

– B-burg – Johnston 15 of 30 – 0 int. – 1 TD –  189 yds.

First Downs – Salem 24 , B-burg – 19

Penalties – Salem  6-55 yds. , B-burg 3-45 yds.

Turnovers – Salem 4 ( 3 fumbles – 1 Int.) , B-burg – 3 ( 3 fumbles)

Cougars slow start leads to loss

The Pulaski Co. Cougar boys basketball team started sluggish and fell behind by nine after the opening quarter and were down 15 at halftime as they lost to Abingdon 64-58 in a scrimmage game.  The Falcons got 12 points from Ian Basham, 11 from Trent Cox and Tommy Francisco chipped in with 10.

Pulaski Co. was led by Braeden Blevins with 14 points and Kade Akers tossed in 10. Abingdon came out in a 2-2-1 full court press they really bothered the Cougars they led to the Falcons being up 19-10 after one quarter and 40-25 at halftime.

The Cougars would wake up and outscore the Falcons 18-7 in the third to cut their deficit to four 47-43 going into the fourth quarter.They couldn’t get any closer though as Abingdon got six points in the quarter from Jake Thacker and five from Basham to hold off the Cougar comeback.

” We played to soft the first half,” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” We got to be tougher for all four quarters and play harder for the whole game.”

Pulaski Co. will get their season started Wednesday as they travel to Roanoke to play Roanoke Catholic. The varsity will be the only team that will play Wednesday night for there will be no junior varsity game. The varsity game will tip -off around 7:00 pm.

Abingdon  19  21  7  17-64

Pulaski Co.10  15 18 15 58

Abingdon – Rhoten 5, Belcher 5, O’Quinn 3, Thacker 6, Cox 11, Francisco 10, Basham 12, Boyles 2, Carter 6, Willis 4

Pulaski Co. – C. Grubb 8, Jackson 2, Blankenship 1, Reinhardt 4, Miller 4, Blevins 14, Poe 6, Robertson 6, Akers 10, D. Grubb 3

3Pt. Goals – Abingdon – 7- ( Cox 3, Thacker 2, Rhoten, O’Quinn), Pul. Co. – 2 – ( D. Grubb, Blevins)

Northside holds on to win benefit game

The Radford Bobcats played a benefit basketball at Radford in the Students vs Cancer game versus  Northside.  The Vikings came  out on top 81-71 as Shey Webb scored 21 points ,  6’7″ Julien Wooten had 19 and point guard Nick Price tossed in 15.

Radford had a team and game high 30 points from Quinton Morton-Robertson and Cam Cormany   poured in 20. Miles Jones contributed 10 points and had five rebounds. Cormany had  four rebounds, two assists. Morton-Richardson had five assists and two rebounds.

Northside started hot as they scored 22 points in the first quarter to lead 22-13 after the opening quarter and never looked back. They were up 40-29 at intermission and 58-47 going into the last quarter.

Radford cut their deficit to five 70-65 with three minutes remaining but couldn’t get any closer. Morton -Robertson hit four -three’s and scored 15 points in the last quarter for the Bobcats. Cormany hit two-three’s also in the quarter. Radford finished with 14 three pointers but came up short on the scoreboard. Radford head coach Rick Cormany said,” Northside is a real good basketball team. They are well coached and got a lot of different players that can hurt you. ” He then added, ” I am disappointed that we got beat off the dribble but we didn’t quit as we cut the deficit to five late in the fourth quarter. ”

Radford will be back in action Saturday morning as they host the Cave Spring Knights at 11:00 am.

Northside 22  18  18  23-81

Radford   13  16   18  24-71

Northside -Price 15, Ju. Wooten 17, Webb 21, D. Goode 2, Draper 9, O’Conner 11, C. Goode 3, Russell 3

Radford – Morton-Robertson 30, Cormany 20, Moore 2, Edwards 3, Jones 10, Phillips 4, Sproule 2

3 PT. Goals  – Northside- 8- ( Webb , O’Conner 3, Russell, Price, Wooten,  C. Goode), Radford -14- ( Morton-Robertson 7, Cormany 6, Edwards )

Total FG’s – Northside – 29, Radford – 24

FT’s – Northside – 15-22, Radford 9-15

Fouls – Northside – 17 , Radford – 17

JV – Northside 70 Radford 39

NRV Tigers 17U player commits

The New River Valley Tigers 17 U  summer travel baseball team has had another player to commit. Pulaski County’s  very own Bailey Ayers has committed to Bluefield  College to further his education and baseball career.  Ayers played mainly first base this summer for the Tigers as well as designated hitter. He finished with a .353 batting average with 15 RBi’s. He had a .489 on base percentage. Head coach Todd Davis said,” Bailey worked extremely hard all summer. He improved  every with weekend we played.” Davis then remarked ,” He should help Pulaski Co. this upcoming season. He had some huge hits for us , including a walk off against a powerful New Jersey team.”   Bailey will be a senior this season the Cougars of Pulaski Co. Congrats Bailey Ayers on your decision.

Class 3 & 4 Regional Championships for Fri./ Sat – Nov.24-25

Class 3 –  Region D – Lord Botetourt  @ Staunton River – Fri. 7 pm

Region C – Brookville @ Heritage – 7 pm

Region B- James Madison @ Culpeper – 7 pm

Region A –  Hopewell @ York -Sat. 2 pm


Class 4 – Region D – Salem @ Blacksburg – Fri. 7pm

Region C-  Sherando @ Liberty-Bealeton  -Fri. 7pm

Region B – Louisa  @ Dinwiddie – Fri. 7pm

Region A  – Lafayette @ King’s Fork -Fri. 7 pm

Class 1 & 2 Regional Championships for Fri/ Sat. Nov.24-25

Class 1 –  Region D – J I Burton @ Chilhowie – Sat. 1pm

Region C – Galax  @ Narrows – Sat. 2pm

Region B – William Campbell @ Riverheads –  Fri. 7 pm

Region A – Sussex Central @ Essex – Sat. 1 pm

Class 2 – Region D – Graham @ Union – Sat. 2pm

Region C – Appomattox @ Glenvar – Fri. 7 pm

Region  B – Luray  @ RE Lee- Staunton -Fri. 7 pm

Region  A – Poquoson @ Goochland -Fri. 7 pm

Narrows shuts out Covington

The Narrows Green Wave won their eighth straight game as they shut out the Covington cougars 21-0 to advance to next weeks Region C Championship . The Green Wave  set the tone on their very first drive as they went 66 yards on 16 plays that took 6:16 of the opening quarter. They scored on Mikey McKinney one yard plunge and Matthew Morgan point after made the score 7-0.

Covington took kick off and drove the ball only to fumble the ball away and the scenario of the game had been set. The Cougars ended up with six turnovers. They had three fumbles and  threw three interceptions.

The second quarter saw the Green Wave  go up 14-0 on a Chase Blaker touchdown catch of 31 yards from Wyatt Freeman  with 4:56 to go before intermission.

The third quarter saw Narrows ( 11-1) score again this time on a Freeman to Gavin Pruitt 21 yard pass on slant in route for a 21-0 lead. The Green Wave defense would finished off the shut out with an interception late in the fourth quarter. Their defense had shut out the Cougars and  now have four shut outs in their 12 games. ” Our defense played great tonight, ”  said a elated Narrows head coach Kelly Lowe. ” That  opening drive was very important as we got them down and kind of set the tone for the game. The Covington quarterback ( Moore) is an explosive player and I thought we were real physical with them tonight.Hey they had scored over 35 points a game in their last five or six games. I just can’t thank the defense enough for the job they done”

Narrows has now won 11 games on the season and it’s the first time since 1978 since they had done that. Mikey McKinney had 47 yards on 16 rushes and Chase Kantsios had 34 yards on five carries. Quarterback Wyatt Freeman completed 6 of 12 passes , threw two touchdowns for 80 yards.

Covington ( 8-4 ) lost for the second time to Narrows as they lost to them in the regular season 46-18 back on October 6. KJ Moore was held to just 14 yards rushing and threw three interceptions. Kent Bullock  led them in rushing with 58 yards on 11 carries.

Narrows will now play for the Region C Championship next Saturday against Galax. The game will be at 2:00 pm at Ragsdale Field in Narrows.

Narrows  7  7  7  0-21

Covington 0 0 0  0-0

Narrows – McKinney 1 run ( Morgan kick)

Narrows – Blaker 31 pass from Freeman ( Morgan kick)

Narrows – Pruitt 21 pas from Freeman ( Morgan kick)


Rushing- Narrows – 122 yds. , Covington – 170

Passing – Narrows – 80 yds., Covington – 80

First Downs – Narrows – 14 , Covington – 15

Penalties – Narrows – 7-40 yds., Covington – 4 -32 yds.

Cougars defeat Cougars

The Pulaski Co. Cougars  2017-18  boys basketball team hosted the Patrick Co. Cougars in an early season scrimmage . Pulaski Co. beat the Cougars of Patrick Co. 61-37. Pulaski Co. was led by C C Grubb with 20 points. They also got nine points apiece from James Jackson and Logan Roberston.

Patrick Co. was led by Frankie LaComa who scored seven points. They also got six from Brandon Hubbard and five points from Hunter Lawless and Darius Hagwood.

The Cougars used all 13 players on their roster with 11 of them scoring.Head coach Andrew Hart said, “We  got a little better tonight. It was good to face someone new. There was some things I saw but there was also some not so good.” He then added .” The first two weeks of practice it’s been kinda hard to see what we got and what we can do.”

Pulaski Co. will be back in action as they play the Abingdon Falcons Wednesday in the Cougar Den. in another scrimmage.  Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 am .


Pulaski Co. 19  15  8  19 -61

Patrick Co.  7     9   11 10-37