James River names new football coach

James River High School has named  Tim Jennings their new head football coach. He replaces Jacob Phillips. Jennings is a former assistant football coach and is a head wrestling coach at James River. He has been the athletic director at James River for the last two years.

Scores for Thurs. March 14

Auburn 12 Eastern Montgomery 2- 5 inns.

Chilhowie 6 Rural Retreat 1

Christiansburg 18 Floyd Co. 1- 5 inns.

Carroll Co. 16 Galax 9

James Monroe (WV) 8 Alleghany 4

Holston 4 Marion 2

Jefferson Forest 10 James River 0

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