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
Threat found in Glenvar High School bathroom deemed not credible
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - Students and staff will see an increased police presence at Glenvar High School in Roanoke County after a threat was found Wednesday morning in a school bathroom. These actions are being taken as a precaution as the school district has to take threats of this nature seriously, according to school district spokesman Chuck Lionberger. The increased police presence also extends to the nearby elementary school and middle school. On Wednesday evening, Lionberger confirmed that the threat was determined to be not credible. He did say that the investigation is ongoing and that whoever left the graffiti threat will face consequences.
Highlanders break in new, safer turf football field
The old, natural grass field was a muddy mess every time it rained, forcing the team to relocate, delay or cancel games. That's why the Roanoke County School District installed a new turf field earlier in August. "First game on the new field, you don't want to start that off with a loss, that's never, that's never good. It'll be used for high school soccer, middle school athletics, and the district may rent out the field to recreational organizations. "It's meaningful and I think having a surface like this in this stadium and our community, is really important to me, it's really important to my family, and it's really important to our community."
Glenvar High School installs new turf football field
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - One of the most notoriously dangerous high school football fields in the Roanoke Valley is being replaced with artificial turf. Turf installation is underway at Glenvar High School's stadium. Games at Glenvar were routinely delayed or canceled when it rained hard due to the field flooding. On several occasions, the school had to move its playoff games from its home field because of the muddy conditions. Roanoke County School Board Chair Donald Butzer, who represents the area where Glenvar High is located, says the new turf was a necessity for the school.