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Season ends for Lady Buffaloes

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes lost to the Ridgeview Wolpack 72-61 in a hard-fought match that could have gone either way after a slow start that had the Lady Buffs trailing 17-7 at the end of the first quarter but fought back to tie the game several times in the second and ended the

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On to the Semi-Finals

A three-and-a-half hour drive to Richmond is almost an annual rite in March — hauling my cameras and a laptop to cover another appearance of Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes in the final four of the Virginia High School league’s state 2A basketball championship. The ladies appear in the final four with a regularity

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Warmer weather and Spring

The thermometer out back reads 38 degrees. Not bad here in the mountains.  According to the prognosticators who call themselves “meteorologists” the mercury will rise to about 61 here in the Blue Ridge while those at the bottom of the hill will see even more warmth. Tuesday will bring the 70s.  Same for Wednesday and

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Lady Buffs beat Buffalo Gap; Next stop, Richmond

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes took Saturday’s Virginia High School League’s State Quarterfinal match 69-57 over the Lady Bison from Buffalo Gap in a hard-fought match. Buffalo Gap took the lead shortly after the game started and led 31-26 at the half but Floyd but never let the Lady Bison get too far ahead

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Spring Fever is right around the corner

Had a taste of Spring Fever last weekend with temperatures the sunshine and temperatures flirting with the low 60s. It brought out motorcycles, including mine, for careful trips down roads filled with potholes and other ravages of winter. Winter, however, is as angry as a Republican presidential primary voter in this year and we must

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Lady Buffs down Chatham, head for state tournament

After a loss in the semi-final round of the Region 2A/West tournament and a loss of high scorer Ragan Wiseman to a badly-sprained ankle, the always-determined Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County High School stormed into the gym at Franklin County High School Tuesday to face the Chatham Cavalier and served notice early they were there

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Floyd-Chatham game moved to Rocky Mount at 1 p.m. Saturday

No need Saturday morning to head out for for a long drive to UVa-Wise for a noon Regional basketball game between Floyd County and Chatham. The game is now at 1 p,m. at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, which is more convenient to both teams and their fans. The school is at 700

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With loss, Lady Buffs still in state tourney

Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffelos’ streak of blowout post-season wins ended Wednesday night with a hard-fought 64-53 loss to Ridgeview at the UVa-Wise Arena. The loss, however, does not eliminate the team from contention for the Virginia High School League State Tournament that begins in Salem next week.  Their win in the first round

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Lady Buffs continue to roll in playoffs

Floyd County High School’s Ragan Wiseman led the Lady Buffaloes on an opening quarter tear with 17 points Monday night to put the Dan River Wildcats into a hole that kept getting deeper in an opening Regiona 2A West regional playoff game that ended in a 78-35 rout. Wiseman finished the night with 32 points

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Lady Buffs win conference title

It wasn’t even close. The Lady Buffaloes finished a strong conference tournament run Saturday night in Martinsville with a 76-30 thumping of the Glenvar Highlanders, a team that has played them closer in the regular season that just ended. Outscoring the Highlanders each quarter, the Highlanders didn’t make the basket once in the fourth period

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