Around the Way with EJ: Stay fly with Flycodes owner Champ Hubbard
"We get so caught up in trying to outdo the next person, out talk the next person and out-accomplish the next person, that we forgot to help out this community and make these kids understand that there's other things to do other than the foolishness that they choose to do."
Local golf tournament aims to help area youth
ROANOKE, Va. – With more than 700 homeless students in Roanoke City Public Schools, two local businesses are coming together on the golf course to "play with a purpose." Flycodes, owned by Champ Hubbard, and Rebounding Roanoke, owned by Jerel Rhodes, are hosting the first Father's Day Captain's Choice golf tournament Saturday at Old Monterey in Roanoke. All of the proceeds will go toward Roanoke City Schools' homeless campaign and TAP's youth build program. With that being said, we figured if we get a golf tournament, at least we can bring something in where it can be a benefit for other missions going on in the Roanoke Valley," Rhodes said. The event will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m.For more on Rebounding Roanoke, click here.
Lady Colonels win Region title over rival Patrick Henry
ROANOKE, Va. – William Fleming moved to 23-1 on the season by defeating rival Patrick Henry for the Class 5 Region D crown. The Lady Colonels will now take on Thomas Edison Friday night in Roanoke. Patrick Henry will take on Freedom (South Riding) in their state quarterfinal matchup. "This team has done an excellent job following through with what they started out with the expectations and we still playing. The Roanoke Catholic girls advanced with a win over Broadway 56-34.
Fleming guard signs to Longwood
ROANOKE, Va. – After suffering an ACL injury in the first game of her high school career, William Fleming's Qwonneshia "Que" King has signed on to play at Longwood University. The 5-foot 5-inch point guard led the Colonels to a state semifinal appearance and the program's first ever finals appearance in 2016. Congratulations to Qwonneshia and coach Champ Hubbard.
William Fleming loses in the State Championship final
(WSLS 10 Sports) - The 4A Girls State Championship this morning featured the William Fleming Lady Colonels who were looking for their first ever state championship while the Monocan Chiefs were looking for their third consecutive state title. William Fleming tries to keep things close but Monocan took a 40 point lead at one point. Monocan won the 4A Girls State Championship 93 - 56. William Fleming Coach Champ Hubbard had to say this after the game, "I think that my girls fought all the way through. Monocan set a VHSL record with the most points scored in a championship game.