Category: Basketball

High school basketball primarily in SW VA

Titans have new coach

The Hidden Valley Titans will name  Phil Miron as their new head varsity basketball coach. Miron had been the Titans junior varsity coach and varsity assistant coach. He replaces Kevin Burcham who stepped down at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Former Cougar coach has new job

Former head basketball coach of the Pulaski Co. Cougars Andrew Hart has been named as the new boy’s basketball coach at Lord Botetourt. Hart had been the head coach last five years at Pulaski Co. Hart had been the junior varsity coach at Lord Botetourt before he was named Cougar varsity head man. The former Cougar player and Emory& Henry star resigned a few weeks ago at Pulaski Co. Congrats Coach Hart.

Baseball scores Thurs. April 11

Auburn 11 Narrows 1 – 6 inns.

Giles 10 Radford 1

Rural Retreat 7 Galax 3

Floyd 5 Glenvar 3

Grayson Co. 23 Bland Co. 0- 5 inns.

Geo. Wythe 4 Fort Chiswell 2

Princeton 10 Graham 3

Salem 12 Patrick  Henry  2

Cave Spring 13 Hidden Valley  4

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.

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.

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