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. His death came on the 52nd anniversary of Gibson’s […]

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 varsity the job for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Cantrell ends his 37-year-run coaching basketball at five high schools in Virginia but the Buchanan native began his coaching career in Floyd County in 1977 and returned there after stints at Grundy, Whitewood High in Buchanan, Tazewell and Pound.

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 perennial opponent that has beaten the Lady Buffaloes and lost to them in […]