Cave Spring sends three to the next level
Cave Spring had three athletes sign to play at the next level. Kylie Cundiff will be heading to Emory and Henry for softball, 1000m and 1600m champ Jessica Palisca will be running for Liberty, and state champion basketball player Bryce Cooper is also a standout on the diamond, we will play baseball at VMI.
Two years later, Cave Spring ready for trip to Richmond for state title game
There’s a lot of similarities between Tuesday’s practice at Cave Spring, and this day two years ago. Excitement and energy left over from a State Semifinal thriller, the Knights are a mere 48 hours away from the Class 3 Championship game. The difference between now and then though, is a healthy dose of gratefulness, and surely nothing standing in their way.
Charity golf event benefits scholarship fund honoring late Kip Nininger
32 teams made their way around 18 holes at the Botetourt Golf and Swim Club on Thursday to raise money for the Kip Nininger Scholarship Foundation. Nininger was a 2x wrestling state champion who suited up for Cave Spring and Christiansburg. He passed away tragically in May. With 12 corporate sponsors and over 70 hole sponsors, his father Chris was thankful for the turnout.
“It can be taken away at any moment” Cave Spring competition cheer season underway, despite initial setback
ROANOKE, Va. – When you think of competition cheerleading in the Roanoke Valley, Cave Spring certainly comes to mind. But earlier this year, the Roanoke County school board voted that fall sports could only play within the county, eliminating a competition season for the Knights. “It really made us realize that every day, take advantage of it, because it can be taken away at any moment,” senior Lily Fox said. “Other Roanoke county cheer coaches joined in and we realized this could mean potentially no post season for us,” Koll said. “It’s definitely just perfecting the routine and working hard to clean it up, because there aren’t those difficult skills we can normally do,” Fox said.
Patrick Henry gets win over Cave Spring
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. ROANOKE, Va. – Patrick Henry defended its home field on Friday night, beating Cave Spring, 32-18. Patrick Henry gets win over Cave Spring Patriots beat the Knights, 32-18If you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
WATCH: Girls and Boys Region 3D Finals
ROANOKE, Va. – While many games will tipoff on Sunday during this Region Championship weekend in the Commonwealth, Region 3D was able to keep to its Saturday slate. On the girls side, top-seeded Cave Spring welcomed in a stout Carroll County squad. Zada Porter led the Knights with 11 points in the final game of her high school career. Carroll County defeats Cave Spring in the Region 3D Championship (WSLS)On the boys side, Northside traveled to a much-improved Abingdon team that knocked off defending Co-Champion, Cave Spring. It was a close back-and-forth game in the first half that led to a slim 2-point halftime lead for the Falcons.
WATCH: VHSL Region 3D wrestling tournament in Christiansburg
over Dameon Robinson (Carroll County) 4-7, Jr. (Fall 2:48)Xavier Williams (Lord Botetourt) 5-2, So. (NC)Bryan Taylor (Christiansburg) 4-0, Sr. over Will Quesenberry (Northside) 4-3, Sr. (Fall 2:09)Bryan Taylor (Christiansburg) 4-0, Sr. over Will Quesenberry (Northside) 4-3, Sr. (Fall 2:09)2nd Place - Will Quesenberry of Northside2nd Place - Will Quesenberry of NorthsideEvan Elliott (Northside) 1-3, So. over Sam Francis (Lord Botetourt) 5-2, Sr. (Dec 8-4)Jake Baier (Christiansburg) 3-0, So. over Sam Francis (Lord Botetourt) 5-2, Sr. (Dec 8-4)JJ Pociask (Christiansburg) 4-1, So. (Dec 5-4)WATCH: VHSL Region 3D wrestling tournament in Christiansburg Christiansburg takes home the team title, advances 9 to State TournamentsIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
WATCH: Fleming and Radford boys get wins on the hardwoods Tuesday night
ROANOKE, Va. – On senior night at William Fleming, Mickey Hardy’s Colonels paced themselves in a 59-43 victory over Franklin County. In Daleville, the highly touted Radford Bobcats put their show on the road, earning a 65-55 win over Lord Botetourt. The three-point machine, Cam Cormany, tallied 23 points in the win for the Bobcats. Other scores from Tuesday night included:BOYS SCORES:Cave Spring 66, William Byrd 43E.C. Glass 74, Heritage 10Nelson County 46, Altavista 36Northside 46, Glenvar 42Patrick County 58, GW-Danville 8Patrick Henry-Roanoke 64, Salem 43Timberlake Christian 46, Blue Ridge Christian 22William Fleming 45, Franklin County 34
William Byrd sweeps track tri-meets
Vinton, Va. – William Byrd swept an area tri-meet against Glenvar and Cave Spring on Wednesday. Byrd’s Chloe Harilla won the long jump withg a leap of 15 feet two inches. In the Boys 1000 meter run, Byrd’s Keaton Brand won the race. And in the girls 55 meter dash, it was another Byrd victory. Girls scoring: 7 events1 William Byrd High School 25 13 0 0 3 0 9 02 Glenvar High School 19 5 9 0 5 0 0 03 Cave Spring High School 16 0 8 0 0 8 0 0Boys scoring: 7 events1 William Byrd High School 29 9 8 0 3 4 5 02 Cave Spring High School 20 1 9 0 5 5 0 03 Glenvar High School 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tasty Tuesday: Luigi’s celebrates 50 years of business in the Roanoke Valley
CAVE SPRING, Va. – Having grown up with Italian food, I knew I eventually had to get to Luigi’s in Cave Spring. Owner, Maristane Rocha, says a party will come once the pandemic is over, but even a pandemic can’t stop business from booming. “The only restaurant in town to cook this kind of food is Luigi’s,” Rocha said. Veal Scallopini, Veal Bella Boca, Veal Cacciatore, Veal Parmigiana,” she added. Specials like this have become generational, to which Rocha said, “It makes my heart very happy to see how people love our food.”
USPS preparing for winter storm as mail carriers juggle holiday deliveries
I need to either come in at the moment they open or just wait,” said Susan Shullman, a customer. USPS Appalachian District Communications Programs Specialist Tad Kelley said at this time, they are seeing about a 10 to 15 percent increase in mail volume compared to last year. “You have the regular holiday volumes, you have the impacts from the pandemic and now you have the potential for a storm.”To beat the storm, postal workers started delivering mail early Tuesday and will make extra deliveries this evening. Tuesday was the last day to send packages through ground shipping to assure it will arrive by Christmas Day. The next USPS shipping deadline is Dec. 18 for first-class mail to arrive in time for Christmas.
Fire causes extensive damage early Thanksgiving morning
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded about 1:30 a.m., on Thursday to Franklin Street, in the Cave Spring area, for the report of a chimney fire. Crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from the attic of a one story, wood frame home. The family will be displaced but will be staying with family in the area. Roanoke County says the fire appears to have started in the chimney and extended to the attic and the roof of the home. The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate and estimate damages.
Area stars sign on to the next level
At Cave Spring Suzanne Harris heads to JMU for swimming and Zada Porter will play hoops at Appy State. Porter said she always felt like Appalachian State would be home, ever since here first visit as an eighth grader. “Mostly App State was for the coaching staff. Of course every school tries to make you feel like family, but for App State I always had an idea they would be the place I called home next,” Porter says. “I don’t have to worry about my parents paying for college first and that I get to play basketball for another 4 years is something that’s another relief for me,” Anderson says.
Local hoops coaching legends honored at Roanoke Valley Sports Club
Roanoke, Va. – Hoops slides into the spotlight at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club this month. Area basketball coaching legends Woody Deans, Burrall Paye, Ed Greene and Troy Wells were all recognized. The Roanoke native climbed the ladder from refereeing AAU games all the way to the NCAA final four. I was fortunate enought to be hired by the ACC in 1998 and still humbled and blessed,” Ayers says. There wasn’t a single one that I didn’t love to play against and love to go home and think 'Here’s what he did.
UPDATE: Flash flood warning in Roanoke canceled early
ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE: At 2:45 p.m., the National Weather Service canceled the flash flood warning for Roanoke, Salem and parts of Roanoke County. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 2 a.m., we’ll pass along any additional advisories or warnings if they get issued. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the cities of Roanoke and Salem, as well as parts of Roanoke County on Monday at 12:20 p.m.One to 1.5 inches of rain have already fallen in the warned area, so flash flooding is likely ongoing or about to begin, according to NWS. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, Poages Mill and Roanoke Mountain. Stick with Your Local Weather Authority on air, online, and on-the-go as heavy rain continues Monday afternoon.
Cave Spring High School renovation nearly complete
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A multi-year, multi-million dollar project to renovate Cave Spring High School is just about finished. Work was still on schedule at the high school Wednesday in Roanoke County despite being halted earlier this year when some workers tested positive for the coronavirus. Move-in could start as early as the end of the week according to the school district’s spokesperson. As 10 News has reported, the county spent $43 million on the school, focusing on safety and creating a 21st century building.
Former James River hoops star Ethan Humphries ready for coaching challenge at his alma mater
In his 6th year at Cave Spring, he helped lead the Knights to a state title under head coach Jacob Gruse. “Coach Gruse, he’s been unbelievable, he’s taught me many things on and off the court but I’m looking forward to the next chapter,” Humphries said. The next chapter is a head coaching position at his alma mater, James River High School. A lot of the pride comes from its only boys basketball state title in 2010, a game Humphries helped win. I’m excited to be back in the community, I know what a great community it is, just happy to compete with them,” he finished.
'Consistently kind, consistently honest': Loved ones remember man killed in Roanoke County crash
Orr's van struck a utility pole, and he died at the scene. Orr had been an engineer with Roanoke Gas and was set to serve as the next chairman of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia board before his death. "He was consistently kind, consistently honest, consistently giving and consistently faithful," said Roanoke Gas President Paul Nester. Instead of flowers, Orr's obituary asked people to donate money directly to Junior Achievement. Nester said Orr had spent his whole professional career working for Roanoke Gas.
Former Cave Spring and Liberty product has bounced around NFL practice squads
RICHMOND, Va. - Its a case of same face, new place for former Cave Spring and Liberty product Josh Woodrum. Hes been a bit of a journeyman on NFL practice squads since entering the league in 2016, but he said he is excited to be on the Redskins roster to open training camp. Since then, hes bounced around with different practice squads and had his most recent stint in Baltimore. As training camp opens in Richmond, Woodrum said he feels relaxed and more at ease knowing that Washington's coaching staff is relatable. Really, its about understanding your role and Im trying to do as much as I can to help them with the competition because it will make everyone better, including myself.
Cave Spring prepares for River Ridge final Friday night
ROANOKE, Va. – Cave Spring hasn't run into many teams that can match them but their opponent in the River Ridge District final is one of them. The Knights have been battle tested all season and feel confident heading into Friday nights contest against Patrick Henry. Now sitting at 19-4, with a regular season district title already in the case,this once-young team is showing poise to make a deeper run. "These guys have been battle tested," said head coach Jacob Gruse. Cave Spring will battle Patrick Henry for the River Ridge District Tournament title at 6 p.m. Friday.
Cave Spring advances to River Ridge final
ROANOKE, Va. – The Cave Spring boys advanced to the River Ridge final with a 51-44 win over Christiansburg on Wednesday night. The Knights trailed 30-24 at the break but responded with a 12-0 run to end the third period. Cave Spring will take on Patrick Henry on Friday night in the District tournament final.