Making the grade: Colonels, Eagles reaping benefits from textbooks and playbooks
Our week 6 1st and 10 Game of the Week matchup features two Blue Ridge District teams in William Fleming and Franklin County--two programs that have let the success in the classroom guide them in the right direction on the field.
William Fleming gets key win over Staunton River amid playoff push
ROANOKE, Va. – Coming into the night fifth in Region 5D standings with only four teams qualifying this season, William Fleming needed a win. With a decisive 42-0 victory and a loss by Harrisonburg, it’s likely the two teams will flip flop. Fleming certainly won’t be able to coast into the postseason as the Colonels wrap the regular season campaign against Franklin County.
William Fleming gets first win of the season with 32-22 defeat of Glenvar
SALEM, Va. – Glenvar got within a point of William Fleming, but the Colonels outlasted the Highlanders on Tuesday night. In the third quarter, Fleming only led 23-22; however, the Colonels would go on to score 9-straight and go home with a 32-22 victory.
WATCH: Fleming and LB boys among teams to advance in Region hoops
ROANOKE, Va. – The third time is typically the charm, but not for the William Fleming girls on Tuesday night. They faced off with cross-town rival Patrick Henry for the third time this season, this time in the Region 5D Semifinals. Back at the home of the Colonels, the William Fleming boys had no problems with Albemarle-- coming away with a 61-21 victory. Lord Botetourt defeated Carroll County 86-46, advancing to the Region 3D Semifinals. They will play at Northside, which defeated William Byrd Tuesday night.
WATCH: Region Tournament Hoops from Fleming, Byrd
ROANOKE, Va. – Magna Vista found itself in the Region 3D Tournament on Monday night against William Byrd. But William Byrd outscored Magna Vista 24-6 in the second quarter. William Byrd won 71-41, advancing to the Region 3D Quarterfinals to take on Northside on Tuesday at 6pm. On the ladies side, William Fleming notched a big 68-21 win over visiting Brooke Point in the Region 5D Quarterfinals. Next up for the Colonels is a Region 5D Semifinal matchup with cross-town rival Patrick Henry, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
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
Three Colonels celebrate next step to Averett University
Roanoke Va. – There was a family celebration for trio of Colonels at Countryside Sports Complex. Two Colonel football players and a girls basketball player are all headed to Averett University to continue their careers. She’s a three point sharpshooter at guard who was a big contributor for the Colonels perennial playoff teams. And teammate Nick Andrews is another wide receiver and defensive back who was a starter his senior season. All three are headed to Averett, and all three are good examples of hard work paying off.
William Fleming stressing accountability in 2019
ROANOKE, Va. - The Colonels of William Fleming enter year two under head coach Jamar Lovelace. The William Fleming staff is emphasizing accountability on and off the field. We spent a lot of time in the off season really molding our guys how we really wanted them. Getting a more committed team, a team that's more accountable. "Everybody works hard and if you don't work hard, you're off the team.
Fleming Boys, Pulaski Girls Get Hoops Wins
Roanoke (WSLS-10 SPORTS)- William Fleming and Northside were tied entering the fourth quarter at 45 all. But the Colonels would pull away for a hard fought 70-62 win in Blue Ridge District play. On the girls side, Pulaski handled Patrick Henry 57-40 on Friday night.