Category: Basketball

High school basketball primarily in SW VA

Cougar coach steps down

Pulaski Co. High School boys basketball coach Andrew Hart has stepped down as their head coach. He also will be leaving his teaching position at Pulaski Co. at the end of the school year.

Coach Hart said,” This was a very difficult decision. My wife has a job in Roanoke and we decided to moved there to be closer to her work. I’m going to try to get a teaching job at a school close to the Roanoke area and perhaps try to coach, too. I like to thank everyone for their support for the last five years at Pulaski Co. I hate leaving, it’s a special place for me. That’s what makes this a tough decision.” Coach Hart then added,”  I had a great experience coming back to Pulaski Co and this place will always be HOME. I’m grateful for all of those who have supported Cougar basketball these last five season’s. I’m grateful for the administration who believed in my vision for the program.”

Coach Hart played for the Cougars under Mark Hanks and then attended Emory& Henry and played basketball there. After graduating he took a teaching job and coached the junior varsity at Lord Botetourt High School.  He then took over the  Pulaski Co. Cougar varsity squad five years ago. He finished with a 60-61 overall record at Pulaski Co.

Also, Cougar assistant coach and head junior varsity coach Brandon Smith has resigned, as well. He coached the JV the last two years with a 27-17 record. He had been with Coach Hart all five years at Pulaski Co.

On a personal note: Coach Hart it’s been a pleasure covering you and your team the last five years. I appreciate you letting me keep your scorebook and being your official scorekeeper at home games.  You will be missed…Thank You doesn’t seem to say enough, my friend!!

Results for Sat. March 9- State Basketball Championships

Class 1 – GIRLS- Parry McCluer  58  Surry Co. 45 – Third consecutive state title for Parry McCluer

Class 1 – BOYS – Surry Co .57 Eastside 48- 1st state title since 2005 for Surry

Class 2 – GIRLS – Central-Wise  57 Greensville Co.34- Third consecutive state title for Central-Wise

Class 2 – BOYS – Radford -(30-0)-  74  East Rockingham 50- Radford 3rd state title in 4 yrs–Q M Robertson 41 pts

Results for Thurs. March 7- Basketball State Championships

Class 3 – GIRLS- Spotswood 66  Hopewell 56- Spotswood’s 5th state title

Class 3 – BOYS – Northside 60   Phoebus 58 – Northside – 1st state title for Coach Bill Pope

Class 4- GIRLS-  Lake Taylor 61  Pulaski Co. 29  – Lake Taylor’s 4th state title

Class 4 -BOYS – GW- Danville  55   Louisa Co. 44 – GW- 1st title since  1998

Results for Wed. March 6

FINAL – GIRLS- Class 5 – Princess Anne 69  Thomas Edison 53 – 6th consecutive state championship for Princess Anne

FINAL – BOYS – Class 5 – Maury  57   Freedom-South Riding  49-  1st state title since 1927  for Maury -( via Matthew Hatfield )

FINAL – GIRLS- Class 6 – Woodbridge 64 Cosby 43 – 1st state title for Woodbridge

FINAL – BOYS – Class 6 –  Landstown 79  Lake Braddock 60 – 1st state title for Landstown

State Championship Basketball Schedule

ALL GAMES @ VCU – SIEGEL CENTER ( Richmond, Va.)

Thursday, March 7

Class  3 – GIRLS – Spotswood ( 27-1) vs Hopewell ( 24-2)  – 12:30 pm

Class  3 -BOYS  – Northside ( 27-1)  vs Phoebus ( 25-2)  – 2:30 pm

Class 4- GIRLS – Pulaski Co. ( 22-8)  vs Lake Taylor ( 24-1) – 6pm

Class 4 – BOYS – GW-Danville ( 26-2)  vs Louisa Co. ( 26-4) – 8 pm

Saturday , March 9

Class 1 – GIRLS – Parry McCluer ( 25-4) vs Surry Co. (26-4) – 11 am

Class 1 – BOYS – Eastside ( 26-4) vs Surry Co. 28-2) – 1 pm

Class 2 – GIRLS – Central-Wise ( 25-4) vs Greensville Co. ( 25-5) – 4:30 pm

Class 2 – BOYS – Radford ( 29-0) vs East Rockingham ( 27-3) – 6:30 pm

 

 

Scores for Tues. March 5

BOYS

Class 1– Eastside 69 J I Burton 54

-Surry Co. 64 Rappahannock 55

Class 2– Radford 79 Gate City 65

-East Rockingham 71 Goochland 52

Class 3– Northside 73 Cave Spring 53

-Phoebus 74 John Marshall 71-OT

Class 4– GW- Danville 53 Jefferson forest 38

-Louisa Co. 74 Lake Taylor 67

GIRLS

 Class 1-Parry McCluer 48 Honaker 31

-Surry Co. 74 Riverheads 54

Class 2-Central-Wise 50 Ridgeview 48 -OT

-Greensville Co. 38 Maggie Walker-GS 37

Class 3– Spotswood 47 Lord Botetourt 42

-Hopewell 77 Wm. Monroe 62

Class 4– Pulaski Co. 63 Carroll Co. 58

-Lake Taylor 65 Deep Creek 50

 

 

Schedule For State Semifinals – Tues. March 5

BOYS

Class 1  – Eastside ( 25-4) vs J I Burton ( 22-7) – @ UVA-Wise  8 pm

– Surry ( 27-2)   vs Rappahannock ( 22-5) – @ Sussex Central HS – 7:30 pm

Class 2-  Gate City ( 25-3) vs Radford ( 28-0) – @ Pulaski Co. HS – 7 pm

–  Goochland ( 23-3) vs East Rockingham ( 26-3) – @ Mills Godwin HS – 7 pm

Class 3- Northside ( 26-1)  vs Cave Spring ( 22-6) – @ Roanoke College – 6 pm

– John Marshall ( 21-4) vs Phoebus ( 24-2) – @ Heritage HS- Newport News- 7 pm

Class 4-  Jefferson Forest ( 25-4) vs GW – Danville ( 25-2) – @ Univ of Lynchburg – 7 pm

– Lake Taylor ( 13-15)  vs Louisa Co. ( 25-4) – @ Churchland HS – 7:30 pm

GIRLS

Class 1- Parry McCluer (24-4)  vs Honaker ( 26-2) -@ Roanoke College  7:45 pm

– Surry (25-4)  vs Riverheads – @ Sussex central HS – 6 pm

Class 2 – Ridgeview ( 21-7) vs Central-Wise (24-4) – @ UVA-Wise 6 pm

-Maggie Walker-GS vs Greensville Co. – @ Southampton HS – 6 pm

Class 3 – Lord Botetourt ( 27-1) vs Spotswood ( 26-1) – @ Eastern Mennonite Univ.- 7:30 pm

-Wm. Monroe ( 24-2) vs Hopewell – @ Petersburg HS – 7 pm

Class 4-  Carroll Co. ( 20-6)  vs Pulaski Co. ( 21-8) – @ Galax HS – 6 pm

-Lake Taylor vs Deep Creek – @ Churchland HS – 6 pm

Results for Fri. March 1- State Quarterfinals

BOYS

Eastside 63   Auburn 60  OT   – Class 1

J I Burton 46   Geo. Wythe 36  – Class 1

Radford  66   Graham 51 – Class 2

Gate City   47   Martinsville 41  – Class 2

Cave Spring 56  Spotswood 54 – Class 3

Northside 81   vs Heritage ( LYN.) 48   – Class 3

GIRLS

Pulaski Co 52 Loudoun Valley 49  – Class 4

Carroll Co. 45 Millbrook 39  – Class 4

Ridgeview   53   Floyd Co. 46   – Class  2

Central- Wise 68   Martinsville 39   – Class 2

Honaker  38  Galax 30  – Class 1

Parry McCluer 62   PH-Glade Spring 44   – Class 1

 

Schedule for State Quarterfinals Class 3&4- BOYS- Updated Wed. Feb. 27

Class 3- BOYS

Heritage (LYN) ( 14-11) vs Northside (25-1) – @ Roanoke College – 8:00 pm

Cave Spring( 21-6)  vs Spotswood ( 24-3)- @ East Rockingham HS  – 7:45pm

I C Norcom ( 13-12) vs John Marshall ( 20-4)- @ Arthur Ashe Center – 7:00 pm

Culpeper ( 17-7) vs Phoebus ( 23-2)- @ Bethel HS – 7:00 pm

Class 4- BOYS

Loudoun Valley ( 17-8 vs Jefferson Forest ( 24-4) – @ Univ. of Lynchburg-  6:00  pm

GW- Danville- ( 24-2) vs Riverside ( 21-6) – @ Stone Bridge HS- 7:00 pm

Churchland ( 12-14) vs Louisa Co. ( 24-4) – @ Culpeper Middle Sch. – 7:45 pm

Courtland (17-10)  vs Lake Taylor ( 12-15) – @ Granby HS – 7:45 pm