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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Floyd's Wiseman, Grayson's McGrady chosen for VHSL 2A girls first team
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:31 pm


Fleming's Craft named to VHSL Group 4A boys basketball team
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Warren Craft of William Fleming is one of eight players named to the first team on the VHSL Gorup 4A boys basketball squad.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
Franklin County hires former Hidden Valley coach Edwards as new football coach
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Former Hidden Valley football coach J.R. Edwards has been named the new head coach at Franklin County, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.

State indoor track meets for groups 3A-6A postponed until Monday
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 1:22 pm

The VHSL has again postponed both the Group 3A and 4A state indoor track meets, which were scheduled to begin Thursday at at Liberty University, and the 5A and 6A meets, which were scheduled to run at the same time in the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.

Monday 02/02/2015
Timesland basketball Top 10 for week of Feb. 2
Posted: February 02, 2015 - 12:05 pm

 Boys top 10    
 1. William Fleming   16-2
 2.  Radford  16-1
 3.  William Byrd  15-3
 4.  Martinsville  17-4
 5.  Northside  15-3
 6.  North Cross  14-2
 7.  George Wythe  18-2
 8.  Covington  17-3
 9.  Blacksburg  10-6
 10.  Patrick Henry  11-4
 Girls top 10    
 1.  William Fleming  13-4
 2.  Floyd County  14-3
 3.  Hidden Valley  15-1
 4.  Carlisle  12-3
 5.  Magna Vista  12-2
 6.  Carroll County  11-4
 7.  Grayson County  15-1
 8.  Liberty  12-4
 9.  Lord Botetourt  11-7
 10.  Cave Spring  12-5

Thursday 01/22/2015
Timesland Top 10 basketball for week of Jan. 18
Posted: January 22, 2015 - 10:43 am


VISAA boys basketball rankings for Jan. 20, 2015
Posted: January 22, 2015 - 10:36 am

Division I

Saturday 11/08/2014
State playoff pairings ... What we know so far
Posted: November 08, 2014 - 12:19 am

We're adding up the points and figuring out the matchups for the first round of the VHSL state football playoffs. Here's what we know so far. All of this is unofficial:

Sunday 09/28/2014
Timesland Football Top 10 for Sept. 28
Posted: September 28, 2014 - 7:04 pm


Sunday 09/21/2014
Timesland Top 10 for week of Sept. 21-27
Posted: September 21, 2014 - 4:30 pm

1. Salem (4-0)

Thursday 08/07/2014
George Wythe wins team crown; Giles individual winner at Draper Classic
Posted: August 07, 2014 - 4:39 pm

DRAPER â€” Paced by Alex Arnold's 76, George Wythe captured it first Draper Valley Prep Classic golf title Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club in Draper. The Maroons outdistanced Galax and Giles by 12 shots for the crown.

Monday 05/05/2014
Blue Ridge Conference girls soccer and tennis tourney pairings
Posted: May 05, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Here is the schedule for the Blue Ridge Conference girls tennis and soccer tournaments, which are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 6:

Wednesday 04/30/2014
Military, wounded warriors to be honored at Northside on Friday
Posted: April 30, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Northside High School's boys soccer team is hosting a benefit night for the Wounded Warrior Project on Friday when the Vikings host Staunton River.

Wednesday 01/08/2014
White resigns as Rockbridge County football coach
Posted: January 08, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Jason White has resigned after nine seasons as the head football coach at Rockbridge County High School.

Thursday 12/19/2013
Salem's Light commits to Richmond; Doll-Hennis, Brown to VMI
Posted: December 19, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Choosing the University of Richmond as a place to play college football has worked out for three former Salem High School players.

Monday 12/16/2013
Final Timesland Top 10 for football
Posted: December 16, 2013 - 1:53 pm

1. Northside (14-1)

Wednesday 12/11/2013
Northside team already has set school records
Posted: December 11, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Here is part of the high school football notebook that will run in Thursday's Roanoke Times.

Harlem Globetrotters impressed by William Byrd player's miraculous shot.
Posted: December 11, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Thursday 12/05/2013
Riverheads kicker has incredible career PAT total
Posted: December 05, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Stop and think about this for a minute.

Floyd County's Tanner makes 33 of 33 FTs in one game
Posted: December 05, 2013 - 12:41 pm

I once made a string of free throws in a row while waiting to interview Abby Redick over at Hidden Valley a couple of years ago. I won't put in the number because no one believes it anyway.

Monday 12/02/2013
Times set for VHSL semifinals
Posted: December 02, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Two of Saturday's VHSL state semifinal football games involving Timesland teams will begin at 1 p.m. and the other two will begin at 2 p.m.

Saturday 11/30/2013
VHSL football semifinal pairings
Posted: November 30, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Seven unbeatens, two Salems, two Heritages, a team looking for its fourth state title in four years...that's part of what is still standing with two more weeks in the VHSL football season.

Monday 11/25/2013
Timesland teams all playing at 7 p.m. Friday
Posted: November 25, 2013 - 3:27 pm

All five VHSL quarterfinal football games involving Timesland schools will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.

Saturday 11/23/2013
Next week's VHSL quarterfinal pairings
Posted: November 23, 2013 - 6:55 pm

Here a couple of early thoughts on next week's VHSL football quarterfinals:

Thursday 11/21/2013
Dominion team has player with offers from Tech and UVa
Posted: November 21, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Here are just a couple of notes looking toward this weekend's football playoff games involving Timesland teams.

Monday 11/18/2013
Ten Timesland football games Friday; Galax playing Saturday
Posted: November 18, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Official kickoff times have been set for the 11 high school football playoff games involving Timesland schools.

Saturday 11/16/2013
Next week's complete VHSL football pairings
Posted: November 16, 2013 - 11:34 am

Here are next week's VHSL pairings:

Friday 11/15/2013
Starting lineups for VIS Division III championship game
Posted: November 15, 2013 - 2:55 pm


Thursday 11/14/2013
Final Timesland regular season football statistics (includes FGs, PATs)
Posted: November 14, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Here are the final 2013 Timesland regular-season football stats, minus a couple of schools who did not report this week.

Rowsey off to hot start in college basketball career
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Andrew Rowsey is proving he can score at the college level too.

Tuesday 11/12/2013
Group 3A West volleyball semis moved to Turner Ashby
Posted: November 12, 2013 - 1:12 pm

The prospect of inclement weather in Patrick County has forced tonight's Group 3A West volleyball semifinals to be moved to Turner Ashby High School near Harrisonburg.

Monday 11/11/2013
Carroll County football coach resigns after 15 seasons
Posted: November 11, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Carroll County head football coach Tom Hale said Monday he has resigned from his coaching job at the Hillsville school after 15 seasons.

All Timesland teams in VHSL have Friday football games
Posted: November 11, 2013 - 12:28 pm

All VHSL first-round football playoff games involving Timesland schools will be played Friday night with most of the kickoffs at 7 p.m.

Sunday 11/10/2013
Grayson County will be opponent for Giles in 2A West football
Posted: November 10, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Grayson County is in.

Fourteen Timesland teams to play in VHSL region volleyball
Posted: November 10, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Here are the VHSL region volleyball pairings.

Saturday 11/09/2013
VHSL football pairings, updated Saturday
Posted: November 09, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Below are the updated pairings for the opening round of the VHSL football playoffs as they relate to Timesland schools.

Friday 11/08/2013
3A West football pairings (unofficial)
Posted: November 08, 2013 - 11:46 pm

Just finished writing up William Byrd's 14-7 victory over Lord Botetourt.

Thursday 11/07/2013
Updated Timesland football stats through Week 10
Posted: November 07, 2013 - 4:08 pm


Wednesday 11/06/2013
VHSL change in Rating Scale slightly affects 2A West
Posted: November 06, 2013 - 7:20 pm

The VHSL sent out a corrected Rating Scale points list Wednesday, slightly altering the landscape in Group 2A West.

Monday 11/04/2013
Updated official VHSL Rating Scale football playoff points
Posted: November 04, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Here are the updated VHSL playoff points with breakdowns on a few teams.

Sunday 11/03/2013
VIS football pairings, VIS, VHSL volleyball pairings
Posted: November 03, 2013 - 4:35 pm

North Cross earned the No. 3 seeding in the VIS Division III football playoffs, and the Raiders will play a semifinal at noon Saturday at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro.

Friday 11/01/2013
Norfolk Christian forfeits Saturday's schedule football game at North Cross
Posted: November 01, 2013 - 7:36 pm

North Cross announced that its schedule regular-season finale for football -- and Senior Day game against Norfolk Christian -- has been canceled due to the Norfolk Christian players refusing to board the bus for Roanoke.

Thursday 10/31/2013
Updated Timesland football statistics through Week 9
Posted: October 31, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Here are the updated Timesland football statistics, including place-kicking:

Monday 10/28/2013
Updated VHSL football playoff standings through Week 9
Posted: October 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Two more weeks of football in the the VHSL and some interesting scenarios have cropped up following the results from Week 9.

Thursday 10/24/2013
Updated Timesland high school football statistics
Posted: October 24, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Here are the updated Timesland football stats heading into Friday's games.

Prep standings, schedule for Week 9
Posted: October 24, 2013 - 11:41 am


Monday 10/21/2013
Updated VHSL Rating Scale points through Week 8
Posted: October 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Here are the official VHSL Rating Scale points that determine football playoff qualification and seedings, through games of Saturday, Oct. 29:

Saturday 10/19/2013
Galax's Peoples breaks VHSL record with 503 yards vs. Graham
Posted: October 19, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Galax senior Steven Peoples broke the VHSL's single-game rushing record Saturday with 503 yards and six touchdowns on 22 carries in a 54-7 victory over Graham at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield, W.Va.

Thursday 10/17/2013
Timesland football statistics (updated through Week 7)
Posted: October 17, 2013 - 7:42 pm


Wednesday 10/16/2013
Updated VHSL Rating Scale football playoff points (Week 7)
Posted: October 16, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Here are the official VHSL Rating Scale points to determine qualification and seeding for the football playoffs.

Robert Anderson
  • Robert Anderson
  • High school sports editor
  • Robert Anderson, a Martinsville native and veteran sportswriter, has been the high school sports editor of The Roanoke Times since 2001. Check out his blog for breaking news, commentary and other happenings in Timesland sports.
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