RIP: Bob Gibson, star St. Louis Cardinals pitcher

Sad day at the Thompson household. Wife Amy’s beloved St. Louis Cardinals lost a playoff game to San Diego to end their 2020 season, but that doesn’t even register against the news that Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson died at age 84 from pancreatic cancer....

Tech postpones season opening football game

Virginia Tech is postponing its football season opener against Virginia and put a four-day pause on practice. “The safety, as well as the physical and mental well-being of these young men and women entrusted to our care by their families remains our top priority,”...
Cantrell retires from coaching basketball

Cantrell retires from coaching basketball

Alan Cantrell, the legendary coach of the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes, announced his retirement from basketball this week, ending a run that brought four state titles to the ladies and one for the boys. The school Tuesday promoted JV coach Jason Dalton to...
Lady Buffs end season with semifinal loss

Lady Buffs end season with semifinal loss

The Lady Buffaloes basketball team of Floyd County High School saw their bid for another 2A state championship fall one game short Saturday night with a 60-43 semifinal loss to Central-Wise at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. The Warriors of Central-Wise, a...
Lady Buffs in final four for state

Lady Buffs in final four for state

Floyd County High School’s surging Lady Buffaloes topped a determined Stuarts Draft team that led one briefly in the first quarter, closed to within two in the second but fell to strong defense and key shooting Thursday night in the state quarterfinals at James...
State quarter-finals next for Lady Buffs

State quarter-finals next for Lady Buffs

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes, now the undisputed top basketball team in Virginia’s 2A West after beating Martinsviille in the regional final Saturday afternoon at James River High School, heads to Harrisonburg Thursday to play 2A East No. 3...