Pulaski Co. boys basketball season starts

The Cougars will travel to Roanoke to take on the Roanoke Catholic Celtics tonight- Wednesday Nov. 29. The Cougars seem to be more athletic in Coach Andrew Hart’s fourth season and a deeper squad.  They have five seniors, six juniors and two sophomore’s  on the team. They will play Patrick Henry, Hidden Valley, Cave Spring,Christiansburg ,  Salem, Blacksburg ,  William Byrd , Lord Botetourt , Carroll Co. and Radford twice.  Catholic and Gate City will be played  only once in their 22 game schedule. The Gate City game will be held at Salem High School in February and will feature Gate City’s Mac McClung who  signed with Georgetown.  Coach Hart will have a new assistant on his staff as Jonathan Penn a former Cougar player will be his top assistant on the varsity.  Penn had been the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant for 12 years at Highland Springs. Brandon Smith starts his fourth season on the staff and will now be the junior varsity head man. C J Burgis is now the assistant junior varsity assistant and is in his fourth year as well.

The seniors will be : Logan Robertson, Trent Blankenship, Braeden Blevins, CC Grubb and Tyrese Redd. The junior class consists of, Julian Black, Justin Roberson, Kade Akers, Jairus Miller, Ben Poe and Austin Reinhardt. The two sophomores are Dre Grubb and James Jackson. Tip off for the season and tonight’s game is 7:00 pm at Roanoke Catholic.