Month: March 2019

Galax looking for new head coach

Galax High School basketball coach Mark Dixon is stepping down. Dixon longtime football coach and assistant basketball coach took over last year as the boy’s basketball coach, after Verl Brown’s retirement. The search for a new basketball coach is underway.

Salem coach resigns

Salem High School football coach Stephen Magenbauer has stepped down as the Salem High School football coach. He had been the head coach for the last 15 years and won five state championships. Assistant coach Don Holter has been named the new Salem head coach.

Patriots big inning beats Cougars

The Patrick Henry Patriots scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning, sending 13 batters to the plate as they beat the visiting Cougars 11-6. The Patriots got two RBi’s each from Carter Plunkett, Robert Sykes, Crawford Higgins, and E. Woodrum. Plunkett went four innings striking out eight and walked just one batter. Both runs against him were unearned and gave up just two hits.

Pulaski Co. ( 1-3) got two hits from Austin Gallimore and Punky Foster. Gallimore knocked in four runs. Foster took the loss on the mound as he couldn’t get past the second inning. He gave up seven runs, walked four and allowed five hits.

” We dug a huge hole early and it cost us,” said Cougar head coach Greg Allen. ” My hats off to Patrick Henry. They are tough. We absolutely have to stop digging ourselves in a hole early. Those mistakes are hard to overcome. We showed grit by battling back.”

The Cougars play home Thursday against Lord Botetourt and then host Hidden Valley Friday.  Both games begin at 5:00 pm.

R  H  E   LOB

PC  6 – 7 – 2  – 8

PH – 11 -12- 3 – 9

PC – LP- Foster ( 1-2)

PH – WP- Plunkett

 

Baseball scores for Tues. March 26

Patrick Henry 11 Pulaski Co. 6

Fort Chiswell 4 Radford 2- L. Dunford- WP –  (2-0) -6 inns- 9 K’s

Carroll Co. 7 Grayson Co. 7 – suspended after 6 inns- darkness

Geo. Wythe 5 Rural Retreat 4

Giles 5 Graham 1

Auburn 10 Galax 0

Chilhowie 7 Marion 5

Northside 4 Glenvar 3

Blacksburg 16 Craig Co. 2

Lord Botetourt 12 James River 3

Salem 13 Hidden Valley 3- 5 inns.

Cave Spring 5 Christiansburg 4

Pulaski Co. names new basketball coach

Pulaski Co. has named Tyler Cannoy their new head basketball coach. Cannoy has been an assistant at Rural Retreat High School. He has been the head coach of Wytheville Community College and AAU teams. He is a resident of Wytheville and will take over the basketball program on the first of April.

Baseball results Fri. March 22

Carroll Co. vs Pulaski Co. -PPD.

Radford vs Fort Chiswell – PPD.

Cave Spring 18 Blacksburg 5- 5 inns.

Chilhowie 11 Castlewood 1- 5 inns.

Auburn 23 Eastern Montgomery 1- 5 inns.

Salem vs Christiansburg – PPD.

Glenvar 12 Galax 6

Geo. Wythe 3 PH-Glade Spring 0

Tazewell 13 Grayson Co. 3

Cave Spring 5 Northside 3

Patrick Henry 8 Hidden Valley 3