Month: December 2018

Cougars fall to Hidden Valley

Pulaski Co. didn’t make the big play or get the big shot the last four minutes as they lost their home game 43-40 to Hidden Valley Titans. Hidden Valley got 11 points from Andrew Duncan and 10 from Grayson Carroll in the win.

The Cougars (2-3) was led by senior Benjamin Poe with 10 points and Dillon Porter had nine. Poe scored eight of his points in the second half and Porter knocked in all of his in the second half. Tied at 37 the Cougars turned the ball over three straight possessions and finally, Carroll hit an one and one to put the Titans up 43-40. The Cougars didn’t get a good shot off at the end of the game as the buzzer sounded. The Titans had taken a close one from the Cougars in the Cougar Den.

” We didn’t make plays late in the game and turned the ball over down the stretch,” said Cougar head coach  Andrew Hart. ” We dug ourselves into a hole there in the second quarter, nine turnovers and scored just six points.”

The Cougar JV( 3-2) pounded the Titans 52-28 as Ethan Gallimore lead them in scoring, with 13.  The Cougars will travel to Blacksburg Thursday to take on the Bruins. JV starts at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00 pm.

HV  -6  18  7  12- 43

PC – 11   6  11  12-40

HV – Duncan 11, Lichten stein 4, Mitchell 9, Bell 3, Stuart 2, Carroll 10, Nakhle 2, Holliday 2

PC – Mannon 3, McCloud 7, Roberson 5, Porter 9, Poe 10, O’Dell 6,

3-PT Goals – HV- 3 – ( Carroll , Bell, Mitchell) , PC – 2- ( Mannon, Roberson)

FG’s- HV- 16, PC- 16

Fouls- HV- 11, PC- 13

Fouled Out – None

Technicals- None


Cougars rally in fourth quarter

The Pulaski Co. Cougars went on a 15-3 run the last 5:25 of the game to pull out a 58-47 win over the Carroll Co. Cavaliers. The Cougars trailed at the end of the first quarter, at intermission and at the end of the third quarter.

The Cougars(2-2)  got 23 points from Dillon Porter and 11 from senior Justin Roberson. They accounted for 12 of the Cougars last 15 points.  The game turned after a technical foul was called on the Cavalier bench with just over five minutes remaining. Roberson calmly stepped up and hit both free throws. Then A J McCloud hit a running five-footer, Porter hit a short jumper and Roberson would stroke three from deep in the corner to put the Cougars up  52-44 in less than 45 seconds.

” We started a little sluggish tonight, ” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart.  ” We got beat very badly the night before and it was nice to see the ball go in the hole. Hopefully, some of the guys will get some confidence from this win. We played harder and better tonight.”

Carroll Co. was lead in scoring by Weston Burcham with 17 points and Jackson Hull chipped in with nine.

The Cougar junior varsity evened their record at 2-2 as they beat the young Cavs 62-22. David Hunley scored 12, Bradley Hudson and Peyton McDaniel both tossed in nine apiece. Grayson Deu had eight points. The Cavs were led by Will Newman with five points.

The Cougars will be back in the Cougar Den Tuesday as they host Hidden Valley. Junior varsity tips at 5:30 and varsity around 7:00 pm.

PC – 17  8  26  27-58

CC- 18  12  12  5-47

PC- McCloud 3, Poe 6, Mannon 5, O’Dell 4, Gray 6, Roberson 11, Porter 23

CC- Burcham 17, Herman 6, Hull 9, J. Johnson 4, L. Johnson 5, Phillips 2, Reitzel 4

FG’s – PC – 21, CC- 19

3-PT. Goals – PC – 6- ( Roberson 3, Gray 2, Mannon ), CC – 3-( Hull 2, Herman )

FT’s – PC – 10-21, CC- 6-12

Fouls PC – 15, CC- 16

Fouled Out- CC- L. Johnson

Technicals- CC- Bench




Cougars pounded by Patriots

Pulaski Co. boys traveled to Roanoke to take on the Patriots of Patrick Henry and got pounded 75-40. The Patriot (7-0) jumped on the Cougars early and fast as they took a 21-10 lead in the first quarter. They would then be up 39-19 at halftime on their way to a route.

The Patriots got 26 points from John Stockstill as he hit six three’s and Patrick hit 11 for the game. Jalen Cook scored 14 and Devon Russell chipped in with 12.  They dressed 10 players and nine of them scored.

Pulaski Co. (1-2) was led by Dillon Porter with 15 points. Gage Mannon had six and Hayden Gray came off the bench to score five.” We just not ready to face a talented team as good as Patrick Henry is, said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” We have had only one practice in over a week due to the weather. We need to take on adversity and handle it better than we did tonight. Our effort was very inconsistent and we need to have more fire, no matter whom we are facing. ”

PH –  21  18  19  17-75

PC –  10    9   15    6-40

PH – Stockstill 26, Caldwell 2, Russell 12, Cook 14, Palmer 2, Demattia 3, Faulkner 5, Noel 5, Burns 6

PC – Porter 15, Mannon 6, Gray 5, Roberson 3, Poe 2, Russell 2, O’Dell 2, McCloud 3

3-pt. Goals – PH 11- ( Stockstill 6, Russell 2, Demattia, Faulkner, Noel), PC – 3-(  Mannon, McCloud, Gray)

FT’s – PH- 4-7, PC -7-11

Fouls – PH -15, PC -5

Fouled Out-None

Technicals- None


Basketball Scores Fri. Dec. 14


Patrick Henry 75 Pulaski Co. 40

Auburn 63 Galax 43

Fort Chiswell 72 Grayson Co. 66

Bland Co. 75 Giles 69

James Monroe (WV) 82 Narrows 31

Geo. Wythe 83 Rural Retreat 31

James River 71 Covington 65

Glenvar 52 Staunton River 49

Salem 64 Hidden Valley 56


Radford 69 Eastern Montgomery 34

Chilhowie loses to Riverheads

Chilhowie and Riverheads met for the second straight year in the Class 1 state title game. Last year it was 42-0 Riverheads. This year Riverheads won 35-7, as they have now won three straight state titles.

Riverheads had the lone score in the first half as Moose Lee caught a rare pass for a 45-yard catch and run in the first 56 seconds of the game.Qb Justin  McWhorter faked a handoff on the third play of the game and raised up and hit Lee, wide open over the middle for the 45 yard score that held up the entire first half.

 McWhorter quarterback sneaked  in from one-yard out and Peyton Skillman’s kick had the Gladiators   up 14-0 at the 5:50 mark of the third quarter. They would strike again as they intercepted a Chilhowie pass 17 seconds later that was returned for another touchdown. Jaden Phillips tipped the ball and caught it and ran 32 yards put them up 21-0 with 5:33 left in the third.

Chilhowie  ( 14-1) would finally get on the scoreboard on their next possession as Zach Cale hit Logan Adams for a five yard touchdown pass and Daniel Hutton’s point after made it 21-7 with 1:25 showing.

Riverheads ( 13-1) would capped the game off as Phillips scored on a one-yard run with 9:01 showing in the game. They would score again with 4:17  left as Elijah Dunlap raced 4- yards to paydirt for the 35-7 final.

Riverheads  7  0  14  14-35

Chilhowie    0   0    7   0-7

Rushing – Riverheads- Phillips- 16-107, Smiley 16-78, Morris 15-71, Dunlap 2-42, Chilhowie – Cale 10-47, Sanchez- 14-31, Blevins 4-12, Russell 1-0

Passing – Riverheads- McWhorter 3-3- 1 int- 1 td- 40 yds, Chilhowie- Cale- 6-14- 1 int.- 1 td.- 61 yds., Adams- 2-4- 2 ints.- 0 td.- 17 yds.

First Downs – Riverheads- 18, Chilhowie -10

Penalties- Riverheads- 3-15 yds., Chilhowie 3-30 yds.

Graham wins State Championship

 Graham behind the arm and legs of Purdue commit quarterback Cameron Allen defeated Goochland  31-9 to win the state Class 2 title. Allen accounted for 330 of Graham’s 342 total offense. He passed for 157 and ran for 173. He scored on runs of 10 and 37 yards. He also threw two touchdowns. Devin Lester caught a 23 yard and Tre Booker caught a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Goochland ( 14-1) was held to 125 total yards with all but 22 of those on the ground. Conner Popielarz had 13 rushes for 41 yards. Qb C J Towles had 14 carries for nine yards.

Graham got on the scoreboard first as Allen scored off tackle  from 10 yards out to go up 7-0 with 7:04 remaining in the opening quarter. 

The second quarter saw Goochland get a  26-yard field goal from Jacob Hayward.

Graham( 14-1) would answer with a Dales 30-yard field goal of their own. They would then score a touchdown on their next possession as Devin Lester caught a 23- yard pass to go up 17-3 with just 17 seconds before intermission. They would score again in the third quarter as Booker caught a 16-yard pass from Allen with 4:42 left.

Goochland would strike back with 31 seconds left in the quarter, when Quincy Snead ran in from 16 yards out to put the score at 24-9 after three.

Graham would put the gamer away when Allen took of on a quarterback run as he zig-zagged his way in from 37 yards out and Joey Dales kick made it 31-9. 

 Rushing- Graham – Allen 19-173, Lester 4-4, Dales 1-( minus 3), Booker 4- 0, Reed 7-11,  Goochland – Towles 14-9, Popielarz 13-41, Wilms 4-12, Snead 5-26, McCray 5-15

Passing – Graham – Allen – 9-17- 1 int.- 2 Tds.- 157 yds, Goochland – Towles- 4-8- 0 int. -0 td.- 22 yds.

First Downs – Graham 16, Goochland 7

Penalties- Graham-  6-45 yds., Goochland – 7-45