09-14-2023 Weekly Sports Roundup



The Warriors faced the Greenbrier West Cavaliers Friday night Sept 8th in a home game, but the game ended during the second quarter due to rain and lightning. The final score was 48-0 Greenbrier West moving the Warriors to 0-3 for the season. The guy’s next play the Richwood Lumberjacks on Friday Sept 15th in another home match-up.

The boys’ soccer team played the James Monroe Mavericks Thursday night Sept 7th in a home match losing 3-2. Willie O’Ganian and Wade Garber scored goals for the Warriors. Their next game was against the Shady Spring Tigers on Tuesday night Sept 12th in Shady Springs where they lost 6-1 moving their record to 3-5-1. Matthew McQuain scored the lone goal for the Warriors. The guy’s next face Petersburg at home Thursday night Sept 14th and Bluefield at home Saturday Sept 16th.

The girls’ soccer team met the James Monroe Mavericks Thursday night Sept 7th in a home match with the game ending in a 2-2 draw. Saturday morning the girls also played a game against the Lincoln County Panthers winning 3-1. Next up for the girls was a match against the Shady Spring Tigers Tuesday night Sept 12th at Shady Springs where they lost 1-0 moving their record to 4-4-2. The girls next face Petersburg Thursday Sept 14th and Bluefield Sat Sept 16th, both being home games.


The Chargers faced the Richwood Lumberjacks in Richwood in a game that ended just short of midnight Friday evening Sept 8th with the final score of 47-6 improving their record to 3-0. Bath County quickly jumped out in front on a Wyatt Campbell to Bransen Gordon touchdown pass just four minutes into the game. Lightning stopped the game late in the second quarter and there was a two-hour weather delay before action resumed. Just into the third quarter lightning made another appearance and the game was called at that point with the score being 47-6. Campbell threw three touchdowns for the Chargers, two going to Gordon and another to Andrew Turner. Hunter Waldeck and Luke Turner both added two rushing touchdowns.

The boys golf team played in a district match hosted by Narrows at Castle Rock Golf Course Wednesday Sept 6th. Carter Hooker shot a nine-hole score of 48 and Issac Ingram had a 49 to lead the Chargers. On Sept 12th the golf team played in a Pioneer District match at Blacksburg Municipal. Hooker shot a 48 with Ingram adding a 54. Hooker and Ingram will represent Bath County in the Pioneer District tournament Wednesday Sept 13th at Castle Rock Golf Course in Pembroke.

Wednesday night Sept 6th the girls’ volleyball team faced Buffalo Gap defeating them in four sets. Lindsay Oliver had nine kills to lead the winners. Kenley Smith and Hannah Armstrong added seven kills each. Smith added 21 assists, Bayley Gardzinski had 17 digs while Armstrong had 14. On Thursday night Sept 7th the girls’ lost to Staunton at Staunton, VA in three sets. The Chargers faced James River Monday night Sept 11th at home and lost in three sets. Oliver had six kills for the Chargers with Caleigh Hazelwood adding four kills and four blocks. Smith added 15 assists while Armstrong added 23 digs with Gardzinski and Oliver contributing 19 and 13 digs. On Tuesday Sept 12th the girls faced Eastern Montgomery defeating them in three straight sets moving their record to 6-4. Armstrong had 21 digs for Bath County with Gardzinski adding 16 and Smith adding 10. Delaney Hicklin and Oliver both had eight kills with Smith adding five kills and 16 assists.


The girls’ varsity volleyball team split two matches against Craig County winning the opener but dropping the nightcap. The girls move to 1-1 for the season and face Bath County Thursday night Sept 14th at home.



VMI’s football team played the Bucknell Bison in Lewisburg, PA Saturday Sept 9th and lost 21-13 dropping their record to 1-1 for the season. Their next game is against the NC State Wolfpack in Raliegh, NC Saturday Sept 16th.

The men’s soccer team faced Presbyterian Saturday Sept 9th in Lexington, VA losing 1-0 dropping their record to 1-4. The Keydets next game is Tuesday Sept 12th against Buies Creek, NC.

The women’s soccer team played Gardner-Webb Thursday night in Boiling Springs, NC and lost 1-0. The women next faced LIU Sunday Sept 10th and lost 2-1 with their record falling to 1-6. Next week the Keydets face LIU Sunday Sept 10th and Thursday Sept 14th against Longwood. Both matches are in Lexington, VA.


The James Madison football team traveled to Charlottesville, VA Saturday Sept 2nd to face the University of Virginia Cavaliers. The end result was a 36-35 victory for the Dukes as they moved their record to 2-0. JMU faces Troy in their next match-up on Saturday Sept 16th at Troy, Alabama.

The men’s soccer team played in a pair of contests this past week. On Sept 5th they met Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, NC and tied 2-2. The next game, Sept 9th, was against Mount St Mary’s in Harrisonburg, VA with the Dukes winning 6-0. On Tuesday Sept 12th James Madison played against UVA at home with the final result being a 1-1 draw moving the Dukes record to 4-0-2. The men next face Marshall Saturday Sept 16th in a home match-up.

The women’s soccer team met 8th ranked Georgetown in Germantown, MD Sept 7th and played to a 0-0 draw. Their next match, against Ohio University, was Sunday Sept 10th at home where the women won 1-0. Their record improved to 3-2-3 for the season. The next home game is Friday Sept 15th against Arkansas St in Arkansas.

The woman’s volleyball team competed in the Erie Insurance Invitational Sept 8-10 at Harrisonburg. The women beat Cal Poly, New Hampshire and VCU to win the tournament and improve their record to 7-2. They next face Oregon in Pittsburgh, PA Friday Sept 15th.

The women’s field hockey team played in a pair of games this past week losing to Appalachian State 2-1 in overtime Sept 8th and losing against Temple 2-1 on Sept 10th. Both games were in Harrisonburg. The Dukes fell to 2-4. Next up for the women is Boston College Sunday Sept 17th in Harrisonburg.


Virginia faced James Madison in a home football match-up Saturday Sept 9th where the Dukes of JMU handed UVA their second loss of the season, 36-35. The Cavaliers next face Maryland in a game at College Park, MD Saturday Sept 16th.

The Woo’s men’s soccer team faced the 10th ranked Duke Blue Devils Friday Sept 8th in Durham, NC and lost 2-0. Virginia also faced James Madison at Harrisonburg Tuesday Sept 12th and the result was a 1-1 tie moving their record to 3-2-1. They next face NC State Saturday Sept 16th at home.

The 18th ranked Cavaliers women’s soccer team met Iowa in a home match Thursday Sept 7th and came away with a 0-0 tie moving their record to 5-0-2. The next game is against Louisville on Saturday Sept 16th in Louisville, KY.

The 6th ranked Virginia women’s field hockey team played in two games this past week facing William & Mary at Williamsburg, VA Friday Sept 8th winning 6-1 and faced #14 ranked Harvard Sunday Sept 10th in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers won that game 1-0 moving their overall record to 5-1. Their next match is against Boston College in a conference game Friday Sept 15th at Charlottesville.

UVA’s men’s golf team played in the Valero Texas Collegiate Tournament Sept 9-11 held in San Antonio, TX. The Cavaliers finished fourth in a field of 12 teams. Their next tournament is the Chicago Highlands Invitational in Chicago, IL Sept 18-19.

The UVA women’s golf team is currently participating in the Annika Intercollegiate Sept 11-13 at Lake Elmo, MN. After one day the Cavaliers are in a tie for 7th place.


The Mountaineers of West Virginia played their second game of the football season against Duquesne Saturday Sept 9th at home winning 56-17 to improve their record to 1-1. The guy’s next face Pitt Saturday Sept 16th in Morgantown.

WVU’s men’s golf team played in their second tournament of the season in the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis, MN Sept 10-11. The men finished in 9th place out of 14 teams.

The Mountaineer women’s cross-country team participated in the Spiked Shoe Invitational at State College, PA Sept 8th finishing in 7th place out of seven teams. Their next meet is Saturday Sept 16th in the RMU Invitational held in Clinton, PA.

The men’s soccer team squared off against #3 ranked Portland in Morgantown Sept 8th winning 1-0 moving their record to 5-0 for the season. Up next is #6 ranked UCF Friday Sept 15th in Orlando, FL.

The women’s soccer team played two matches last week against Auburn University on Sept 7th which resulted in a 1-1 tie. The other match was against Villanova on Sept 10th, also resulting in a tie 0-0. Both games were in Morgantown. The Mountaineer women improved their record to 2-4-2. Their next opponent is UCF Thursday Sept 14th in Orlando, FL.

The Mountaineer women’s volleyball team traveled to Hamilton, NY to participate in the Colgate Ellis Rowland Memorial Invitational Sept 7-9. The Mountaineers finished with a 2-1 tournament record losing to Colgate and beating Cornell and Albany. The women improved their record to 4-5 for the season. The Mountaineers return home to host the Mountaineer Invitational Sept 14-15 against Old Dominion, North Dakota State and Robert Morris.


The Hokies of Virginia Tech hosted the Purdue Boilermakers Sept 9th in a football game losing 24-17 dropping their record to 1-1. Virginia Tech plays Rutgers in their next game Saturday Sept 16th in Piscataway, NJ.

The men’s golf team traveled to Loudon, TN to participate in the Knoxville Collegiate Tournament Sept 8-10. The team finished in 6th place out of 14 teams. Their next tournament is the Bearcat Invitational Sept 18-19 in Cincinnati, OH.

The men’s soccer team met UNC in a home game Friday Sept 8th resulting in 1-1 tie. The men are now 0-2-3 for the season as they face Louisville in Louisville, KY Friday Sept 15th.

The women’s soccer team played a pair of games this past week beating Navy in Annapolis, MD 1-0 Sept 7th and losing to 20th ranked Northwestern at home Sept 10th 3-2. Their record drops to 3-2-3 as they face #3 ranked UNC at Chapel Hill, NC Friday Sept 15th.

The women’s volleyball team participated in the Steel Classic in Bethlehem, PA Sept 7-9 and notched wins against Lehigh, Delaware State, and Fairleigh Dickinson to win the tournament. The Hokies now stand at 9-0 for the season. Their next tournament is Sept 15-16 when they host the Virginia Tech Classic against Queens, East Carolina, and Duquesne.


Liberty hosted New Mexico State Saturday Sept 9th in a home football contest and came away with a 33-17 victory bumping their record to 2-0. Next up for the Flames is Buffalo where they’ll travel to Buffalo, NY Saturday Sept 16th.

The men’s soccer team hosted Longwood in a game Tuesday Sept 12th and won 3-1 raising their record to 4-1. Their next match is against USC Upstate in Lynchburg on Saturday Sept 16th.

The women’s soccer team faced Marshall in Huntington, WV Sunday Sept 10th winning 2-0 raising their record to 7-0. The Flames next face Appalachian State Thursday Sept 14th in a home contest.

The Flames field hockey team faced #13 ranked Duke in Durham, NC Sunday Sept 10th losing 2-1 in overtime. The women dropped their record to 5-1 and face Old Dominion at home Friday Sept 15th.




Story By

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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