Parry McCluer wins first ever hoops title; Pulaski County, PH girls finish as runner-ups
Spencer Hamilton scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in the 56-39 win, as Parry McCluer won its first VHSL State Championship in program history. Ad“Two out of three years we’ve been to state title game, we get a little closer every year,” said Pulaski County head coach Scott Ratcliff. This season they reached a VHSL State Championship game for the first time in program history. The difference was, we made a few turnovers we didn’t want to and we had some shots that didn’t go in,” said Patrick Henry head coach Mike Hedrick. With the win Princess Anne has now won 8 consecutive VHSL State Championships, 12 overall as a program.
WATCH: Patrick Henry girls claim back-to-back Region 5D Titles
ROANOKE, Va. – Patrick Henry raced to a 20-5 advantage in the first quarter that was dominated by Savannah Derey. Though the shots didn’t fall at the rate that they would’ve liked, the Patriots remained tenacious at the defensive end. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well tonight but, we played really hard and refused to lose,” said Patrick Henry head coach Mike Hedrick. “[We] survived and advanced and now we have the opportunity to play for the final four, maybe the opportunity to maybe play for state title and that’s why we do this. The Patrick Henry boys will also host a Class 5 State Semifinal on Wednesday at 7pm when Stone Bridge comes to the Star City.
Region Championship Sunday: area schools vie for State Tournament berths
Burton on Wednesday for the Class 1 State Semifinals. The Maroons travel to Honaker for its State Semifinal matchup on Wednesday. Up next is an away match up at Union for the State semifinal action. The Bulldogs will play at Abingdon to start State Tournament play. The Comets reach the State Tournament in back-to-back seasons, first final four appearance in over 4 decades.
WATCH: Comets and Cougars go to 5 OTs, Radford boys and girls advance to Region Finals
ROANOKE, Va. – Pulaski County came out strong against Halifax County in the Region 4D Semifinal, building a 10 point first half lead. But Halifax County stayed disciplined, remained poised and closed the game strong to force overtime. In Radford both the boys and girls programs advanced to Region 2C Finals. The girls defeated Fort Chiswell 64-32, behind four three pointer from Haley Whitt. AdOther Wednesday night scores included:BOYS:Blacksburg 50, Amherst County 30Halifax County 75, Pulaski County 69, 5OTLiberty Christian 67, Fluvanna 53Floyd County 73, Fort Chiswell 39Radford 66, Glenvar 45Narrows 59, George Wythe-Wytheville 57Parry McCluer 44, Auburn 33GIRLS:Pulaski County 64, Salem 33Glenvar 52, Giles 42Radford 64, Fort Chiswell 32
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
Vikings excited to get back to prep hoops
Roanoke, Va. – The " let them play” movement in Southwest Virginia reached Roanoke County on Tuesday. But Botetourt is back, and now Roanoke County joins them. Roanoke County voted 4 to 1 this afternoon to return to play, within the county only. Both coach and his team are equally excited about getting back on track to a competitive season. we like to compete,” Pope says.
Lord Botetourt girls basketball feeling grateful amid challenging preseason
DALEVILLE, Va. – After nearly nine months of no high school basketball, the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers were grateful to be back on the court. “I just want to take advantage of anything that I’m given this year,” senior Grace Taylor said. “So we’re in phase two in Botetourt which means we can’t pass the ball,” she said. “It’s really hard to game prep right now because we can’t do anything five on five, we can’t do anything five on zero, so we can’t pass and put in plays or anything like that,” Favaro said. “Whatever I’m given, I’m just looking to play, anything that is, just shooting or doing something with the team, I’m thankful for that,” Taylor finished.
High School hoops practice opens with restrictions
Roanoke, Va. – Monday marked the first day of basketball practice for the abbreviated VHSL winter season. But the Roanoke-Alleghany zone remaining in Phase 2 restrictions, practices are underway at schools including Patrick Henry with limitations. This also means less time for tryouts. Schools wait for the metrics to calm down in order to proceed with games, possibly later this month. The original VHSL guidelines marked December 21st as the first basketball game date, while other winter sports could begin competition on December 28th.
Local hoops coaching legends honored at Roanoke Valley Sports Club
Roanoke, Va. – Hoops slides into the spotlight at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club this month. Area basketball coaching legends Woody Deans, Burrall Paye, Ed Greene and Troy Wells were all recognized. The Roanoke native climbed the ladder from refereeing AAU games all the way to the NCAA final four. I was fortunate enought to be hired by the ACC in 1998 and still humbled and blessed,” Ayers says. There wasn’t a single one that I didn’t love to play against and love to go home and think 'Here’s what he did.
Another state honor for Cavaliers Veldman
Daleville, Va. It has been quite a run for Miette Veldman. The Lord Botetourt graduate leaves the Cavaliers program as one of the most decorated athletes ever to come through Daleville. Tuesday she is once again a scholarship winner after being named the Allstate VHSL Class 3 female athlete of the year. Veldman won five state championships and had six all-state first team selections while starring at Lord Botetourt in both volleyball and basketball. Dan Rivers Ethan Lewis was also honored as the boys Class 2 athlete of the year.
Lord Botetourt’s Miette Veldman joins the 1k club for the fourth time
DALEVILLE, Va. – In the world of Class 3 volleyball and girls basketball, Lord Botetourt has taken the cake the past few years. One of those being senior Miette Veldman. “We had heard a lot about how good the middle school was, but coach (Chuck) Pound and I hadn’t heard about Miette. But volleyball and basketball have gone hand-in-hand for Veldman, and she’s had success on both courts. Veldman has had 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in volleyball and 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in basketball.
Northside's gym to be named after coach Bill Pope
ROANOKE, Va. – Another honor for longtime Northside head boys basketball coach Bill Pope. The Roanoke County school board voted Thursday night to name Northside's gym after the veteran coach who has won more than 500 games in a 33-year coaching career, including the school's first boys basketball state championship this season. The county policy is to not honor an individual in this way until they are no longer a part of the school system for one year. The policy was not changed, but an exception was made for coach Pope.
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.
Northside returns to state finals
ROANOKE, Va. – For the second time in three years the Vikings of Northside will play for the VHSL Class 3 title. And after surviving another VHSL gauntlet, Coach Bill Pope says his team is used to the "go big or go home" mentality. You know that we have to come out and play or it ends, that's how it works, so. The 27-1 Vikings will face Phoebus Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Northside is led by 6-7 James Madision signee Julien Wooden, who scored 36 points in the Vikings' state semifinal win over Cave Spring.
Fleming girls, Radford boys post region tournament victories
ROANOKE, Va. – For the second time in as many years, the Region 5D final is an all Roanoke affair. William Fleming flogged Potomac 79-43 while Patrick Henry defeated Brooke Point 53-39. In other girls action Friday night, Carroll Co. won the 4D title over Pulaski Co. by a 44-36 score. On the boys side, Jefferson Forest needed overtime to outlast GW Danville 61-54 for the boyd 4D title. In the 5D boys tournament, Patrick Henry was eliminated on the road by a 67-64 score at Potomac.
Cave Spring prepares for River Ridge final Friday night
ROANOKE, Va. – Cave Spring hasn't run into many teams that can match them but their opponent in the River Ridge District final is one of them. The Knights have been battle tested all season and feel confident heading into Friday nights contest against Patrick Henry. Now sitting at 19-4, with a regular season district title already in the case,this once-young team is showing poise to make a deeper run. "These guys have been battle tested," said head coach Jacob Gruse. Cave Spring will battle Patrick Henry for the River Ridge District Tournament title at 6 p.m. Friday.
Cave Spring advances to River Ridge final
ROANOKE, Va. – The Cave Spring boys advanced to the River Ridge final with a 51-44 win over Christiansburg on Wednesday night. The Knights trailed 30-24 at the break but responded with a 12-0 run to end the third period. Cave Spring will take on Patrick Henry on Friday night in the District tournament final.
Cave Spring girls down rival Hidden Valley in River Ridge 1st round
Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. ROANOKE, Va. – In the opening round of the River Ridge girls basketball tournament, 4-seed Cave Spring handled the 5-seed Hidden Valley 60-46. If you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1554.
Parry McCluer girls poised for another successful season
After winning back-to-back Class 1 state championships, Parry McCluer returns nine seniors from a year ago and the Fighting Blues came in with guns blazing. They're a special group but they've been instrumental to everything that we've done," said Parry McCluer girls basketball coach Adam Gilbert. The Pioneer District powerhouse is 9-2, 4-0 in district play. "You get those environments, as many as you can throughout the season before you get to postseason. With targets on their backs and smiles on their faces, Parry McCluer will continue it's quest for a 3-peat.
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.
Northside, George Wythe Boys, Parry McCluer girls win region titles
ROANOKE, Va. – The Northside boys remain perfect on the year, downing Hidden Valley 61-36 to win the Region 3D championship. At Eastern Montgomery High School George Wythe outlasted Covington to win the 1C title. Elsewhere the Parry McCluer girls win the 1C title over Galax and William Fleming's girls win their semifinal in Region 5D over Mountain View 75-50. Here are the rest of your scores from around SW Virginia:BOYS BASKETBALLClass 6ARegion B FinalJames River-Midlothian 52, Franklin County 51Class 3Region D FinalNorthside 61, Hidden Valley 36Class 2ARegion C SemifinalMartinsville 41, Dan River 39Radford 61, Glenvar 48Class 1Region C FinalGeorge Wythe-Wytheville 80, Covington 51GIRLS BASKETBALLClass 5Region D SemifinalWilliam Fleming 75, Mountain View 46Class 3Region C FinalSpotswood 43, Brookville 41, OTRegion D FinalAbingdon 58, Lord Botetourt 56Class 1Region C FinalParry McCluer 59, Galax 47VACASemifinalFaith Christian-Roanoke 43, Grace Christian 21
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.
Northside boys, Magna Vista girls fall short in 3A championships
RICHMOND (WSLS 10 SPORTS) - The Northside boys basketball team came up short against IC Norcom in the VHSL 3A boys state championship game losing 51-41. IC Norcom set a VHSL record by winning four consecutive state titles. Last years state runner-up Magna Vista returned to the state title game. The Lady Warriors fell to Broadway 51-41 in the final.
Patrick Henry outlasts Knights 52-47
Roanoke (WSLS-10 Sports)- On a night where both coaching staff's were decked out in pink T-shirts to honor the Coaches-for-Cancer "Fight on for a Cure", we saw a River Ridge boys game that saw both teams bring plenty of fight. The Patriots eventually pulled away from a 28-all game at the half for a hard-fought 52-47 win.
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.
Martinsville Boys, Magna Vista Girls Advance to State Finals
RICHMOND (WSLS 10 SPORTS)- The Martinsville Bulldog boys and the Magna Vista Warrior girls both punched tickets to their respective state finals on Saturday. Group 3A Girls: Magna Vista v. Hidden ValleyIn a rematch of the regional semifinal the Warriors Taisha DeShazo dominated. But down the stretch the Warriors were just too much to handle as Magna Vista gets the 61-47 victory over Hidden Valley. It's the Warrior pride to the inth degree guys," says a proud Vicky Hayes, Magna Vista girls Coach. Group 3A Girls: Brookville v. SpotswoodBrookville trying to stay in it early as Megan Dray knocks down the three pointer.
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.
Faith Christian Grabs Hoops Victory
ROANOKE (WSLS 10 SPORTS)- The Faith Christian Warriors handled visiting Roanoke Valley Christian 77-34 on Monday night. The Warriors are the VACA state runner-up boys team from a year ago, and they sport 7-2 big man Brendan Newton. Newton will likely be a highly sought after recruit for the 2017 class.