Month: August 2018

Frazier commits to Mocs

Blue Ridge School 6’9″ post man and former Pulaski Co. basketball player Jaden Frazier has committed to UT- Chattanooga to further his basketball and academic future.  Jaden liked how he had a connection with the Moccasins head coach Lamont Paris.  He remarked,” They were at every camp and every game this summer. ”

Karen his mother said,” I’ve always heard, go where you are wanted and can see yourself being a contributor.”  Jaden had narrowed his list of schools down to six before committing to the Moccasins.  ” We are truly blessed and want to thank everyone for being a part of this journey. We look forward to what the future holds for Jaden,”  said a very happy Karen and father Chris Frazier.

High School Football Benefit and Scrimmages for Aug. 16 – 17

 Thurs. Aug. 16

Grayson Co. @ Narrows – 7 pm

Union @ Va. High – 7 pm

Abingdon @ PH-Glade Spring –  7 pm

 Fri. Aug. 17

Jamboree @ Wise Central  – 5 pm  – ( Wise-Central, Castlewood, Lebanon, Hurley )

J I Burton @ Geo. Wythe – 6 pm

Pulaski Co. @  Radford – 7 pm

John Battle @ Fort Chiswell – 7 pm

Carroll Co. @ Christiansburg – 7 pm

Giles vs  Bluefield – 7 pm – @ Mitchell Stadium

Floyd Co. @ Galax – 7 pm

Chilhowie @ Ridgeview – 7 pm

Eastern Montgomery @ Tazewell – 7 pm

Glenvar vs Blacksburg – 7 pm

Marion @ Rural Retreat – 7 pm


Radford wins scrimmage

Radford got touchdowns from PJ Prioleau, Justice Marshall and Trace Shepherd and sophomore placekicker Conner Lytton hit a 52-yard field goal for the Bobcats 24-12 win over Grayson Co.  Radford scored first on the second play of the scrimmage as he took the handoff around the right end and he raced 60 yards for six.

They would score again when Justice Marshall catch a 26-yard pass from Prioleau for six more and Lytton’s point after upped the score to 14-0.

Grayson Co. then scored on a six-yard run but the kick was wide left, leaving the scoreboard at 14-6.

Radford would then strike again, this time a Zane Rupe pass to Trace Shepherd for a 12-yard touchdown and Lytton’s kick made it 21-6. After Radford held Grayson Co. on down they would march to the Blue Devils 35 before they got stopped.  Lytton would be sent in to try a 52-yard field goal and he would clear the crossbar by a couple yards to put the Bobcats up 24-6.

Grayson would then march down the field and would score on a four-yard run to end the game.

Prioleau rushed for 98 yards on 13 carries. Marshall had seven carries for 62 yards and Shepherd had 25 yards rushing on five rushes. Rupe was five of 10 passing for 75 yards. He tossed one touchdown and threw one interception. Prioleau was two f three passing for 46 yards and threw a touchdown. Radford head coach Matthew Saunders said, ” I saw some good things and some not so good.  We got a lot of things to work on. We got to block better, but overall not bad for the first time. ” He then added,”The main thing we got no one hurt and that’s great.”

The Bobcats will now play Pulaski Co. in a benefit game next Friday at 7:00 pm in, “The Battle of the Bridge.”




Frazier cuts list to six

Former Pulaski Co. Cougar basketball player and now Blue Ridge School, 6-9 postman Jaden Frazier has narrowed his college choice to six schools. In no particular order they are; Appalachian St., Wofford, Coastal Carolina, Western Carolina, Murray St. and UT- Chattanooga.

Jaden’s mother Karen said,” He is scheduling official visits now. He has unofficially visited, Chattanooga, Western Carolina, and Appalachian St. ”  All six of the finalists have been calling on Jaden as of late.

NRV Tigers summer baseball comes to an end

The NRV Tigers walloped Short Pump Bandits 9-0 in their first scheduled game for the last weekend of the summer travel baseball. Unfortunately, the Tigers couldn’t defeat the weather as their last two games both got postponed.

In their win, they got a great effort on the mound from Daniel Cook. He allowed just four hits, struck eight and walked three. He went two for two at the plate, scoring two runs and knocking in two.  He also got support from Tristan Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury had a sac fly and hit a two run-scoring single, for his three RBIs. Andrew Neighbors had two RBIs with a single in the third inning. Fort Chiswell’s Leighton Dunford knocked in a run as did Carter Plunkett. Plunkett also scored twice, with a walked and single.

The final two Tiger games both got rained out. Coach Todd Davis said, “I thought Daniel ( Cook) pitched really well for us today. He also hit the ball as did a couple other of our guys.”  When asked about this being the end of the summer travel ball, Coach Davis replied,” We had a very successful summer. I’m proud of how all the players performed. We are losing some extremely talented players off of this squad and they going to further their education and playing careers. I wish them all the very best.”

The Tigers finished with a record of 10-2-2. They had four games postponed due to rain, making the weather one of their toughest opponents.

Scrimmages for Wed. Aug. 8 – Sat. Aug. 11

Mt. Airy ( NC) @ Galax – Wed. Aug. 8 – 5 pm

Glenvar  @   Graham @  Mitchell Stadium – Thurs. Aug 9 – TBD

Grayson Co. @ Radford – Fri.  Aug. 10 – 6 pm

Fort Chiswell vs J I Burton @ Emory & Henry – Fri. Aug. 10 – 6  pm

Gate City @  Geo. Wythe  – Fri. Aug. 10 – 6 pm

Abingdon, Belfry (KY) @ Richlands- Jamboree  – Fri. Aug 10- TBD

Tazewell @ Wise Central – Fri. Aug. 10 – 6 pm

Tazewell vs Thomas  Walker @ Wise Central – Fri. Aug. 10 – 7:15 pm

Giles vs Hidden Valley – Fri. Aug. 10 – 6 pm

Auburn @ Christiansburg – Fri. Aug. 10- 6 pm

Northside @ Blacksburg – Fri. Aug. 10- 6:30 pm

Carroll Co. @ Narrows – Sat. Aug. 11 – 11 am.

Pulaski Co. Touchdown Classic – Sat. Aug. 11 – 11 am – Magna Vista, Bluefield, Pulaski Co.

Mountain Mayhem Jamboree- Sat. Aug. 11 @ Twin Valley  Middle Sch.

10 am – Rye Cove vs Northwood

11 am – Rye Cove vs River View (WV)

12 noon – RiverView (WV) vs Northwood

1 pm – Twin Valley vs Castlewood

2 pm – Castlewood vs Rural Retreat

3 pm – Twin Valley vs Rural Retreat


NRV Tigers Baseball Schedule Aug. 5

All Games At Salem- Kiwanis Field

Sunday, Aug. 5 – 9 am –  vs Short Pump Bandits

Sunday, Aug. 5 –  1 pm – vs Chaos

Sunday, Aug. 5 – 5 pm – vs West Virginia Red Devils

This is a 4 team round robin – Trophy Tournament – NOT Showcase


Pulaski Co. hires new coach

Pulaski Co. has hired Greg Allen as their new head baseball coach.  He was appointed by the Pulaski Co. School  Board in a special meeting that was held Tuesday night, July 31. Coach Allen had been the junior varsity head baseball coach. He replaces Jared King, who left to go to Pittsburgh. King had a record of 46-56-4 in his five years. Coach Allen beat out some really good candidates.  One of which has been a head varsity baseball coach of a high school and had led that team to the playoffs.  Coach Allen will also stay on as a  varsity assistant football coach under head coach Stephen James for the Cougars.

Football numbers down

Sports fans high school football practice has begun. Three area schools that RSN has visited it seems the number of kids out for football are down. Radford has 43 players to show up. That number includes junior varsity and varsity.  At Fort Chiswell, who just named their new head coach late last week, had a turnout of 33 kids. That includes freshmen through seniors.  The Pulaski Co. Cougars had 68-70 kids show up. Those 68-70 are junior varsity and varsity.  Use to be Pulaski Co. would have that many or lot more just for varsity. It was commonplace for them to have 90- 100 kids are more.  The Cougars will have their Touchdown Classic Saturday morning August 11. Bluefield, Magna Vista will be visiting  Cougar Land.

Radford and Fort Chiswell numbers are down from last year. Neither one of those teams can afford to many injuries for the upcoming season. Both teams will be in action Friday, August 10. Fort Chiswell will travel to Emory & Henry to take on J I Burton. The time for that scrimmage will be more than likely at 6:00  or 7:00 pm. Radford will get their first taste of action as they will host Grayson Co. at 6:00 pm.