Pulaski County girls secure spot in Class 4 state tournament, ready for Region 4D championship
The Region 4D Championship will be played on Friday in Lynchburg, where the 22-3 Pulaski County Cougars will face off at 22-3 E.C. Glass. The Cougars have become usual suspects at this level. They were state runner-ups a year ago, but on Tuesday, they downed Louisa County, the team that beat them for the ring. They are ready to make another run at the title.
Patrick Henry girls basketball coach Mike Hedrick resigns
ROANOKE, Va. – Patrick Henry girls basketball head coach Mike Hedrick announced Wednesday that he has resigned from his position with the Patriots. He has accepted a head coaching position in the Atlanta metro area. Our success the past 4 years will forever tie me to the Roanoke Community and I will be forever gratefulAs always,#BeBetter pic.twitter.com/1b9vuGGou1 — Mike Hedrick (@coachhedrickjr) March 3, 2021Since 2017, Hedrick has lead the Patriots to four consecutive state tournament appearances, two final fours′s, and this year, a state championship berth. In addition, his senior class has three River Ridge District titles and 2 Region 5D titles. Hedrick’s ability to shape talent is not lost either, he has sent multiple athletes to play at the collegiate level.
Patrick Henry girls join Class 5 elite programs
Coach Mike Hedrick’s PH girls have made four consecutive state tournament appearances, two final 4′s, and now--their first ever state title appearance after Wednesday night’s resounding semifinal win over Potomac Falls. The Patrick Henry girls have become a mainstay in the Class 5 elite. This is a great generation if you show them you love them. Hedrick and the PH girls are an astounding 72-22 over the past four seasons. The Class 5 State Final vs seven-time defending champ Princess Anne is set for 5 pm Saturday at Patrick Henry High School.
Fleming’s Shak Anderson makes verbal commitment to Gardner-Webb
ROANOKE, Va. – A game changer, a defense’s worst nightmare and a physical presence inside and outside the paint-- Shakara Anderson AKA “Shak” is truly a student of the game. Her quiet demeanor off the court is no where to be found inside the lines, where her game is loud and clear. “I’ve been pushing myself to further my education and my skills in basketball,” Anderson said. Her talents have afforded her the opportunity to play at Gardner-Webb University, fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing college basketball. “Work ethic and learning how to maintain my school work,” Anderson said.
Lord Botetourt’s Renee Favaro awarded Class 3 Coach of the Year in inaugural season
DALEVILLE, Va. – The 2019-2020 girls basketball season at Lord Botetourt was special for many reasons. “It hurt the way that season ended, it still hurts,” head coach Renee Favaro said. “It’s definitely an honor to be named coach of the year. Im very happy, but I didn’t get here without being mentored by Chuck Pound,” Favaro said. “Coach Pound has taught me a lot about basketball but also a lot about how to carry myself.
Carroll County girls undefeated heading into Region 3D playoffs
HILLSVILLE, Va. – The last time the Carroll County girls basketball team lost a game was around this time last year. “I don’t know that we ever talked about any streaks or anything like that,” head coach Marc Motley said. The team also has never had an undefeated season before, so it could be a year of firsts for the Cavaliers. “I don’t want to get content.”While competing may be missed for awhile, the extra time allows Carroll County to tweak their game plan and get ready for region play. I’m excited to see the crowd and the feeling of playing in regions, I think that’s really exciting.”“Teams are going to watch you on film, we know that,” Motley said.