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: Patrick Henry boys wins region 5D championship, Cave Spring girls, Northside boys advance in 3D
Over at Patrick Henry, the Region 5D finals were underway, Patriots facing the William Fleming Colonels. Patrick Henry the victor, winning 66-65, and claiming back-to-back region titles. Patrick Henry will face the winner of Potomac Falls versus Stonebridge in the first round of the State Championship. On the hardwood at Cave Spring, the girls taking on 5 seed Lord Botetourt. Boys Basketball Scores:Patrick Henry 66, William Fleming 65Northside 80, Lord Botetourt 74Abingdon 60, Cave Spring 46Girls Basketball Scores:Cave Spring 53, Lord Botetourt 57Carroll County 65, Northside 40Honaker 68, Rural Retreat 30Thomas Walker 69, Chilhowie 45
WATCH: Patrick Henry beats William Fleming in cross-town rivalry round two
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Area stars sign on to the next level
At Cave Spring Suzanne Harris heads to JMU for swimming and Zada Porter will play hoops at Appy State. Porter said she always felt like Appalachian State would be home, ever since here first visit as an eighth grader. “Mostly App State was for the coaching staff. Of course every school tries to make you feel like family, but for App State I always had an idea they would be the place I called home next,” Porter says. “I don’t have to worry about my parents paying for college first and that I get to play basketball for another 4 years is something that’s another relief for me,” Anderson says.
Roanoke City schools welcome back student-athletes for workouts
But it’s a huge step when you consider it marks the beginning of the return of high school athletics in the state of Virginia. Patrick Henry and William Fleming were back on the football field today, with strict social-distancing guidelines in place. I think that’s what these 3-4 months has taught us is just how much just being around each other means. Patrick Henry volleyball also started workouts Monday. The VHSL is set to meet in about 3 1-2 more weeks to further discuss possible fall sports scenarios.
Fleming football sending 40 percent of their senior roster to next level
Roanoke, Va. – It’s a number we like to talk about, and the larger it gets, the better off we all are. Forty percent of William Fleming’s senior class is headed to play football in college. Daequan Nichols is a versatile talent, passing for 1000 yards and 8 touchdowns, and catching five as well. “It makes us feel great knowing that we have this many people are determined --not just to go to college but to play sports in college. Not many people get to play at the next level,” Nichols said.
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.
Colonels get victory in Roy Stanley Memorial Basketball Shootout
Salem – Coach Mickey Hardy’s Colonels defeated Carlisle 68-61 on Saturday in the second game of the 2020 Roy Stanley Memorial Basketball Shootout. For over 30 years, Roy Stanley was a fixture on local Roanoke television sports. The tournament honor’s Roy’s legacy and the impact in made in the sports community. The Liberty Christian Girls defeated Roanoke Catholic 49-28. The Cave Spring girls took down Amherst Co. 58-39.