1st and 10 Camp Tour: Franklin Co. Eagles coming into Fall 2021 with high expectations
The weight room has improved under coach J.R. Edwards and it’s led to more physicality. New to the coaching staff former Cave Spring head coach Tim Fulton--making an impression with the quarterbacks and receivers. The Eagles also return a 3-year starter under center and talented skill guys -- all reasons the Eagles hope to soar high this season.
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.
Liberty falls to FGCU in ASUN Women’s Title game 84-62
KENNESAW, Ga. – Making its 22nd conference tournament title game appearance in 25 years, Sunday at the KSU Convocation Center, No. 1 seed FGCU claimed its eighth ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship title with an 84-62 triumph over the Lady Flames. Lytle averaged 21.0 ppg for the three-game tournament, earning her third consecutive ASUN All-Tournament Team award. Tishara Morehouse (15 points, 5 assists) and Aaliyah Stanley (12 points) joined Bell on the all-tournament team. AdThe all-tournament team was rounded out by the duo of Lipscomb’s Dorie Harrison and North Florida’s Rhetta Moore.
Franklin County flies past Staunton River in 45-21 win
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – On Friday night, the Franklin County Eagles beat the Staunton River Golden Eagles, 45-21. Franklin County flies past Staunton River in 45-21 win A tale of two eaglesIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
The Latest: BC-Ga Tech men's hoops off, delays coach's debut
Boston College forward Andrew Kenny (23), who joined the team as a walk-on, congratulates teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston College men’s basketball game at Georgia Tech scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed. The Atlantic Coast Conference said the postponement was due to the continued quarantines and contact tracing within the Boston College program. Boston College is 3-13 overall and 1-9 in the ACC. The Flyers are scheduled to face Boston on Sunday outdoors at Lake Tahoe as part of a league event.
Radford falls to Winthrop on Friday night
RADFORD, Va. – The Radford men’s basketball team fell to Winthrop, 55-47, on Friday night inside the Dedmon Center. Radford held Winthrop to just 24.0 percent (6-for-25) shooting in the first 20 minutes, including a 0-for-7 stat line from long range. On the other end Radford shot 10.5 percent better (34.5 percent) and carried a four-point lead into halftime, 22-18. On the very next possession, a missed 3-pointer by Radford and a defensive rebound by Winthrop forced the Highlanders to foul with 25 seconds. AdStat of the GameAfter 25 second chance points a night ago for Winthrop, the Highlanders didn’t allow them to get any second chance points even though the team corralled 13 offensive rebounds.
The Latest: Michigan-Illinois men's hoops postponed
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan’s men’s basketball game Thursday against Illinois has been postponed. That came after several positive tests for a new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. Michigan said it expects to resume the men’s basketball season Feb. 14 at Wisconsin. ___The Boston College women’s basketball team is going back into a COVID shutdown for the second time in a month. The Atlantic Coast Conference postponed BC’s next two games after a positive test and contact tracing within the program.
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
ODAC Hoops: Roanoke men win conference opener, Lynchburg women fall to Bridgewater
ROANOKE, Va. – After losing its season opener to Greensboro on Wednesday, the Roanoke College Maroons opened up ODAC play with much more intensity, leading to a 66-55 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, who were picked 4th as preseason favorites, welcomed the return of former Northside Viking Kasey Draper who made his season debut--tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the Hive in Lynchburg, the women opened up ODAC play with Bridgewater. On the road, the Ferrum women also came up short to Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets saw 4 players notch double-digit scoring performances including Cheridan Hatfield who lead with 16 points and Aimee Debell who added 15 points and 19 rebounds.
Radford’s Lytton commits to Boston College
RADFORD, Va. – Standout kicker Conor Lytton committed to take his talents to Boston College. The senior made it official on Monday morning after fielding offers from the likes of Rutgers and UConn. The 6-foot-2 kicker garnered all district and all region honors during his time as a Bobcat, which included game-winning kicks in big games.
Twenty 3-pointers carry the Hokies past Coppin State
The Hokies had several runs in the second half, including a nine-point run to go ahead 57-32 at the 14-minute mark. Another run followed a Coppin State timeout late in the second half. Coppin State went on a 9-0 run in the last minutes of the game, but it wasn’t enough to make up the lost ground against the Hokies. The Hokies held the lead throughout the game, scoring 58 points in the second half to win 97-57 against the Eagles. GAME NOTES-The Hokies forced 18 turnovers leading to 30 of the Hokies’ points.
Armstrong, balance lead Virginia past Boston College, 43-32
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Brennan Armstrong threw for a touchdown and ran 60 yards for another as Virginia beat Boston College 43-32 for its first victory ever against the Eagles. “Brennan Armstrong continues to be exceptional and continues to get better and better and better,” said head coach Bronco Mendenahll. I think they’re coached well. And I think their culture is strong I think they’re very competitive. I’m happy for our team.”“I think I’m getting better every game.
Franklin County high school sees 7 student-athletes make college commitments
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Seven Franklin County student athletes made decisions on where they will take their talents after leaving the Eagles nest. The school had commitments from it’s soccer, lacrosse and baseball programs. Maddie Chitwood will play soccer at the University of Lynchburg. Oscar Garcia will do the same at Bridgewater and his teammate Julian Nichols will be on the pitch at Ferrum. John Michael Holley will play baseball for Averett while his teammate Michael Williams will take the diamond at nearby Radford University.
Malcolm Jenkins says therapy helps him cope with stress
Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young men to know it’s not a weakness. Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Saints and Eagles, spent time Tuesday with students in New Orleans talking about the importance of mental health and psychological effects of racism. “We’re using the film `Black Boys' to really create some more dialogue among Black boys and be able to create spaces where they can feel comfortable in their own skin,” Jenkins said. In the third quarter of that game, Jenkins wasn’t on the field for a third-and-1 play that the Chargers converted.
Auburn boys clinch Class 1 state title, second in school history
RINER, Va. – Last Thursday, the Auburn boys basketball team was patiently awaiting their 8 p.m. tip against Matthews in the Class 1 state basketball championship. “Once we saw the NCAA cancelled all their tournaments, we were like, oh no this isn’t good,” junior Reed Underwood said. “Then when we saw the VHSL cancelled all theirs, we realized, ours was probably next.”As they watched the Class 2 championship unfold, so did their fate. Auburn would be declared the Class 1 co-champions, and not play a game. “Then we were just like, we’re state champs, co-champs.”And as they rolled into the parking lot of the school that night, the Riner community was waiting.
Auburn’s Ethan Millirons leading Eagles into 2020
RINER, Va. – Star point guard Ethan Millirons is the ultimate team player for Auburn High School. “I play as hard as I can, all I care about is winning the ball game. I needed to get stronger, I needed to improve my defense, improve shooting and everything,” he said. “He’s averaging 22 points a game, almost 5 assists a game, with a lot of attention thrown his way every game. We look to him to do a little bit of everything for us.”The Eagles are currently 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain Empire District under head coach Terry Millirons, who happens to be the husband of volleyball coach Sherry Millirons.
Area schools win VHSL Volleyball State Championships
SALEM, Va. – It proved to be a clean sweep on the volleyball court for our local teams in the VHSL State Finals. Auburn rose to the occasion and soared to win its first state title since 2014. In Class 2, the Radford Bobcats were in the state final for the third consecutive season, hoping to win its second in a row. The teams said this was there first time winning a match that went to five sets this season. Lord Botetourt completes the season with a record of 31-0, with each win coming via straight sets.
Auburn travels north, gets first playoff win since 2014
Published: November 16, 2019, 12:39 am Updated: November 16, 2019, 12:46 amCOVINGTON, Va. – Auburn held Covington scoreless until the third quarter en route to a 44-12 victory. On Friday night, the No. 4 Covington in this Region 2C matchup. Now, Auburn will travel to No. 1 Galax next week.
#25 Bridgewater stifles Washington & Lee
But, Bridgewater responded with a 7-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to take a 23-14 lead with 1:23 remaining. Scroggins found sophomore wide-out Devonte Smith with a 17-yard touchdown pass for the nine-point lead at the break. Pollard led W&L by rushing 12 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, and passing for 45 yards and another touchdown. Bridgewater totaled 352 yards of offense paced by Scroggins, who completed 28-of-39 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm contest.
Franklin County's Smith blazes to week 7 honors
MONETA, Va. - Franklin County's football fortunes have turned, thanks to the program rebuild of coach J.R. Edwards,and the work between the lines of junior runningback Jayron Smith. Friday night in Staunton River Smith's his fleet feet carried him to 215 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. He added added a touchdown catch as the Eagles rolled past the Golden Eagles in their Blue Ridge District opener by a score of 42-6. Smith's scoring runs..73, 76 and 58 yards and his scoring catch covered 65 yards. For all his work in leading the Eagles to a 4th win on the season, Jayron Smith is your Week 7 1st and 10 Player of the Week.
GW Danville's Graves scampers to week 3 honors
DANVILLE, Va. - George Washington Danville knows they are usually in for a war when Jefferson Forest lines up against them. Friday night senior eagle Wesley Graves decided to fly above the rest. He racked up five on the ground, and another as a reciever on a 35 yard swing pass that went the distance as well in the 50-21 GW Danville win over JF. The senior back is one of the main reasons GW is averaging 49 points per game this year. And Wesley Graves is our Week 3 1st and 10 Player of the Week.
Hokies' young offensive talent shines in loss to Boston College
- There's always a positive you can pull out of a negative situation, and for the Hokies, they had some young offensive weapons show glimmers of hope in Saturday's loss. In 2018, it was Tre Turner who turned heads for the Hokies and stepped up when they needed it most. Fast forward to Saturday, when redshirt freshman receiver Kaleb Smith, who recently earned a scholarship, showed us why he deserved it. He hauled in four catches including a touchdown against the Eagles -- production that head coach Justin Fuente was glad to see. He works, and he's earned that starting job, and I look forward to seeing how he grows," said Hokies quarterback Ryan Willis.
Brown's 2 TD passes and 1 run leads BC past Va. Tech 35-28
Anthony Brown threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Eagles to a 35-28 victory over Virginia Tech Saturday in the schools' opener. But winning your opener against a highly-quality football team, I think you get better from that," BC coach Steve Addazio said. "It's tough for our guys to battle back, fight, scratch and claw all the way through and come up short," Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. THE TAKEAWAYVirginia Tech: The Hokies' defense was 106th in the nation against the run last season, allowing 210 yards per game on the ground. Boston College: Brown, a red-shirt junior, looked like the QB the Eagles have been hoping for, at times.
Franklin County hopes to build on winning season
Rocky Mount, Va. - The 1st and 10 HS Camp Tour heads into the Class 6 ranks to check in on the Franklin County Eagles. Franklin County suffered through a winless 2015, but has been trending upward since. The Eagles enter year five under J.R. Edwards, who has continued to place emphasis on the strength program, and it's now paying dividends. Franklin county is coming off its first winning season since 2011. Franklin County opens the season on the road at Liberty on Friday night.
GW Danville wins boys title for first time in 21 years
But the Eagles last title was in 1998, until Thursday night. The Eagles outlasted Louisa County 55-44 to win the Boys Class 4 title. These guys hustled and played and fought to the end," GW Danville head coach Jermaine Parker said. Ny'rek Wheeler added 14 points and had 16 rebounds for GW Danville. Louisa County ends the season at 26-5.