09-07-23 Weekly Sports Report



The Warriors faced the Moorefield Yellow Jackets in a match-up Friday night Sept 1st and lost 61-20. The Warriors fell to 0-2 with their next game taking place on Fri Sept 8th against Greenbrier West at home in a Coalfield A contest.

The boys’ soccer team faced Nicholas County in a home match-up Tuesday Sept 5th coming away with a 4-1 victory moving their record to 3-3-1 for the season. Griffin Taylor scored two goals and a assist to lead the Warriors. Cornell Morris and Matthew McQuain added a goal apiece for the final score. The guy’s face James Monroe in their next match at home Thursday Sept 7th.

The girls’ soccer team played Nicholas County Tuesday night in a home match notching a shutout win 5-0. Their record improved to 3-3-1 for the season. Their next game is against James Monroe at home Thursday night Sept 7th.

The Warriors golf team took part in a tournament on Thu Aug 31st at The Omni Homestead Cascades Course. No details currently.


The boys’ and girls’ cross-country runners from the Chargers took part in the Northside Invitational Sat Sept 2nd. For the girls Natalie White placed 9th among 44 runners in Roanoke posting a 5K time of 22:55 in the season opening event. Sadie Alphin and Abbey Phillips also competed, finishing 21st (25:44) and 44th (40:48) respectively. For the boys Noah Bolling was 75th with a time of 27:22.

The Chargers took on Page County in a football matchup Friday night Sept 1st at Page County. The final score was 52-38 with Wyatt Campbell accounting for seven touchdowns and 320 yds of total offense (223 rushing, 97 passing). The lead at halftime was 38-8 but Page County made a game of it in the second half cutting the margin to 38-30 and 45-38. The Chargers are now 2-0 for the season and next face the Lumberjacks of Richwood WV Friday Sept 8th at Richwood.

Bath’s JV football team played Page County Thu night Aug 31st and the final score was 20-6 Page County.

The Chargers golf team hosted James River, Greenbrier East and Pocahontas County at The Omni Homestead’s Cascades Course Thu Aug 31st. No details available currently.

The girls’ volleyball team faced Staunton Tue night Aug 29th and came away with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-17 victory moving their record to 4-2. Lindsay Oliver had 12 kills for the Chargers with Delaney Hicklin, Kenley Smith adding seven more apiece. Smith also had 18 assists. Oliver contributed 15 digs, Hannah Armstrong 13, Bayley Gardzinski 10, Madison Carter 8. The Chargers hosted Buffalo in their next match Wed Sept 6th. No scores posted at this time.

The girls’ volleyball team hosted a tournament on Sat Aug 26th. Bath Co posted a 3-1 record in the tournament defeating Meadow Ridge twice and splitting two matches with Pendleton County with the loss being in the title match.


The Rams Middle School volleyball team beat Shawsville 21-25, 26-24, 15-4 in a match-up Monday Aug 28th in Shawsville, Amelia Good had 34 digs and four kills for Highland, Makynley Smith added 21 digs, six assists while Brooke Williams had 10 digs. The Rams raised their record to 1-1 and face Bath County Thursday Sept 14th.

The Rams varsity volleyball team participated in a tournament hosted by Bath County Saturday Aug 26th. The Rams opened their season by going 1-2 splitting with Meadow Ridge and losing to Page County. Their next match comes Thu Sept 12th in a doubleheader against Craig County at Highland high school.



VMI’s football team played Davidson Sat Sept 2nd and notched a 12-7 win in Lexington, VA. VMI is now 1-0 to start the season and will play Bucknell in Lewisburg, PA for their next game Sat Sept 9th.

In men’s soccer VMI met LIU at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY Monday Sept 4th and came away with a 4-0 loss. The Keydets now stand at 1-3 for the season with their next match-up against Presbyterian in Lexington, VA Saturday Sept 9th.

In women’s soccer the Keydets played USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC Sunday Sept 3rd. The final score was 4-2 in favor of Upstate as VMI fell to 1-4 for the season. The women face Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, NC Thursday Sept 7th.

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the Spider Alumni Open in Richmond, VA Saturday Sept 2nd. The men’s team finished 9th out of 14 teams while the women’s team finished 11th out of 16 teams.


James Madison played Bucknell in a Sept 2nd afternoon football match-up. The Dukes of JMU bested the Bison of Bucknell 38-3. The Dukes opened up their season with a win and will face Virginia in Charlottesville Saturday Sept 9th.

The men’s soccer team played Gardner-Webb in a Tuesday night match-up Sept 5th Boiling Springs, NC. JMU came away with a 2-2 tie moving their record to 3-0-1 and are currently ranked #8. Their next match is against Mount St Mary’s Saturday Sept 9th in Harrisonburg, VA.

The women’s soccer team faced 8th ranked Santa Clara in California in a Sunday afternoon Sept 3rd game and lost a close one 2-1. The Dukes dropped to 2-2-2 for the season. The women’s next match is against Georgetown in Washington, DC Thursday Sept 7th.

The woman’s volleyball team faced the 22nd ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers winning 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 in the Penn State Invitational Saturday Sept 2nd.  They then faced the 14th ranked Nittany Lions of Penn State in a Sunday Sept 3rd match-up in the same Invitational. The Dukes lost 18-25, 25-20, 16-25, 16-25 as their record now stands at 4-2. The women next play in the Erie Insurance Invitational from Sept 8th-10th hosting New Hampshire, Cal Poly and VCU.

The women’s field hockey team played the 12th ranked Deacons of Wake Forest in a Sunday afternoon tilt in Winston-Salem, NC. The final score was 1-0 Wake Forest with Dukes dropping to 2-2. The women next face Appalachian State Friday Sept 8th in Harrisonburg.

The Women’s cross-country team opened their season by competing in the Spider Alumni Open Saturday Sept 2nd. The Dukes placed out of 16 teams.


The Cavaliers traveled to Knoxville, TN to face the 12th ranked Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday Sept 2nd. The result was a UVA loss as the final score was 49-13. It was the season opener for both teams. The game was the first for the Cavaliers since Nov 13th of last year when three players were killed after returning to Charlottesville from a class field trip. Next up for Virginia is James Madison in Charlottesville Saturday Sept 9th.

The Woo’s men’s and women’s cross-country team opened their season at the Spider Alumni Open Saturday Sept 2nd in Richmond, VA. The men’s team won the team title finishing 1st out of 14 teams. The women’s team did just as well, finishing 1st out of 16 teams. The next meet for both teams is the Virginia Invitational held in Charlottesville Saturday Sept 23rd.

The men’s soccer team faced 20th ranked Maryland in a home match-up Monday Sept 4th and came away with a 2-1 victory. The 3-1 Cavaliers face the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, NC in their next match-up Friday Sept 8th.

The 12th ranked women’s soccer team met VCU in a home match and scored 4-1 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday Sept 3rd. UVA’s record is now 5-0-1 with Virginia Commonwealth falling to 1-3-2. The women face Iowa in another home match Thursday Sept 7th.

For the Cavalier rowing team junior Sky Dahl and two former Cavalier standouts Heidi Long and Morgan Rosts will compete at the 2023 World Rowing Championships Sept 3rd thru the 10th in Belgrade, Serbia.

The 6th ranked Virginia women’s field hockey team met Temple Sunday Sept 3rd in Philadelphia, PA and scored 6-0 shutout win. The 3-1 Cavaliers face William & Mary in a Friday Sept 8th match-up in Williamsburg, VA.


The West Virginia Mountaineers traveled to State College, PA to face the Nittany Lions of Penn State in a sold-out Beaver Stadium. A crowd of 110,747 saw Penn State dismantle West Virginia 38-15. The Mountaineers start the season at 0-1 and face Duquesne in a Sept 9th match-up in Morgantown.

The men’s soccer team traveled to New Haven, CT to play Yale in a match-up Friday Sept 1st. The Mountaineers shut out the Bulldogs 2-0. On Sept 5th the Mountaineers traveled to Washington, DC to face American University and came away with a 2-1 win. WVU improved their record to 4-0. The next game for the Mountaineers is against Portland Saturday Sept 9th in Morgantown.

The women’s soccer team traveled to Lynchburg, VA to face the Liberty Flames in a Sunday Sept 3rd tilt and lost the match 3-1. The Mountaineers fell to 2-4 for the season. Their next match-up is against Auburn University on Thursday Sept 7th in Morgantown.

The women’s cross-country team competed in the Lehigh Invitational Friday Sept 1st at Bethlehem, PA. The women placed 4th in the six-team event. The next event for the women is the Spiked Shoe Invitational at State College, PA Friday Sept 8th.

The women’s volleyball team faced the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, NC in a Saturday afternoon match-up. Duke won 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 16-18. West Virginia fell to 2-4 for the season. The women next travel to Hamilton, NY to compete in the Colgate Ellis Rowland Memorial Tournament Sept 7th-9th and will face Colgate, Cornell, and Albany.


Virginia Tech was victorious in their home football opener Saturday Sept 2nd at Lane Stadium defeating Old Dominion 36-17. The guys play the Boilermakers of Purdue in their next match-up in a home game Saturday Sept 9th.

The men’s soccer team faced Davidson in a Sunday afternoon Sept 3rd match in Blacksburg. The resulting score was a 1-1 tie. Tech’s record is now 0-2-2 with their next match-up coming Friday Sept 8th against UNC in Blacksburg.

The women’s soccer team faced Charlotte in a Sunday afternoon Sept 3rd match-up in Charlotte, NC. The result was a 1-1 draw with the Hokies record now at 2-1-3 for the season. Their next opponent is against Navy Sept 7th in Annapolis, MD.

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams both competed and finished first in their season opener at the Virginia Tech Invitational held in Blacksburg Friday Sept 1st. The men’s team scored all five runners in the top ten. The women’s team scored all five of their runners as well in the top ten. Six teams competed in the women’s portion while five teams competed in the men’s portion of the Invitational.


Liberty University opened their football season with a 34-24 victory over Bowling Green in a game held in Lynchburg, VA. Liberty hosts New Mexico State in another home match-up Saturday Sept 9th.

The men’s soccer team played Navy in Annapolis, MD and came away with a 2-1 victory over the Midshipmen. Their next match-up is against Longwood University in Lynchburg on Thursday Sept 12th.

The women’s soccer team remained undefeated as they faced the Mountaineers of West Virginia University in a home match-up Sept 3rd. The final score was 3-1 as the Flames moved to 6-0 for the season. Their next game is against Queens Sept 7th in Charlotte, NC.

Both the men and women cross-country teams competed in the Eye Opener Invitational held in Spartanburg, SC Friday Sept 1st. The women’s team finished 3rd out of 17 teams in the field. The men’s team finished 1st out of 18 teams. The women’s next event is the Virginia Invitational in Charlottesville, VA Sept 23rd. For the men their next race is the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, PA Saturday Sept 30th.




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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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