09-21-23 Weekly Sports Roundup



The Warriors face the Richwood Lumberjacks in a home football game Friday night Sept 22nd. Last week I inadvertently said the game was Friday Sept 15th which was incorrect.

The boys’ soccer team hosted Petersburg in a soccer match at home Thursday night Sept 14th and came away with a 6-2 win. Matthew McQuain scored four goals for the Warriors with Griffin Taylor and Trenton Black adding a goal each. On Saturday Sept 16th the boys faced Bluefield at home, losing 4-2 to drop their record to 4-6-1. Up next is Nicholas County at Nicholas County Thursday Sept 21st.

The girls’ soccer team played in a home game against Petersburg Thursday night Sept 14th winning 5-1. On Saturday Sept 16th the Warriors faced Bluefield losing 5-0 dropping their record to 5-5-2. The girls next face Nicholas County at Nicholas County Thursday Sept 21st.


The Charger football team improved to 4-0 as they beat Meadow Bridge, WV 48-0 on Friday Sept 15th. Wyatt Campbell accounted for six Charger touchdowns scoring on runs of 44 and 6 yards and passing for four touchdowns – two to Andrew Turner, covering 24 and 85 yards, one to Bransen Gordon that covered 19 yards and a 13 yarder to Ethan Bryant. Campbell passed for 185 yards and rushed for another 81 with Turner contributing three receptions for 128 yards. Bath County next faces Roanoke Catholic on the road Friday Sept 22nd.

Bath County’s Natalie White ran a 25:11 and Charger Noal Bolling posted a 26:40 in a cross country meet hosted by Highland County at the 3.1 Mile Karl Mey Cross Country Course Wednesday Sept 13th. Both runners won their classification as they competed against runners from Bath County, Parry McCluer and Highland County. The Chargers next meet is Wednesday Sept 20th at the Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista.

The Chargers varsity volleyball team swept all three sets against the Highland County Rams Thursday night Sept 14th in Monterey. Lindsay Oliver led the Chargers with nine kills while Caleigh Hazelwood added six and Delaney Hicklin added five. Kenley Smith added 25 assists while Bayley Gardzinski served six aces and Hannah Armstrong contributed six digs. Next up for the Chargers was a game against Craig County Tuesday night Sept 19th where they won in three sets moving their record to 3-0 in the Pioneer District, 8-4 overall. Oliver had nine kills and Hazelwood added seven more plus three blocks to lead the Chargers in the home match. Armstrong had five kills, five digs and three aces, Smith added 26 assists and five digs and Gardzinski served three aces to aid the Chargers efforts.

The Chargers middle school volleyball team won their match in two sets while the junior varsity team won in two sets. Both games being against Highland County on Sept 14th. The Bath jayvees won their next match against Craig County in two sets on Sept 19th moving their record to 3-0 in the Pioneer District, 6-2 overall.


Cash Chambers, the lone Ram varsity runner, ran a time of 30:24 in the 3.1-mile distance while competing in the meet hosted by Highland Wednesday Sept 13th.  Preston Jaccard was the fastest Highland middle schooler who finished the 2-mile middle school race in 17:49. Highland’s next cross-country event is Wednesday Sept 20th at the Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista.

The Lady Rams varsity volleyball team faced Bath County in a match Thursday night Sept 14th and lost in three sets. Colleen Adams had one kill and two blocks for the Rams with Zalea Good adding 11 assists. Friday night Sept 15th the Rams faced Tygarts County at home, winning in four sets moving their record to 3-4. Adams had four kills and five aces for the Rams, Good added three kills and eight aces, Kylie Arbogast had four kills and Jade Hotz served four aces.



The VMI Keydets traveled to Raliegh, NC Saturday Sept 16th to face the NC State Wolfpack in a football game. The guys lost 45-7 dropping their record 1-2. The Keydets scored on a Collin Shannon to Egypt Nelson 22-yard touchdown pass. They next face Wofford Saturday Sept 23rd in a home game.

The women’s soccer team faced Longwood Sept 14th at home losing 2-1. Eva Torres scored the lone goal for the Keydets. The women then played Liberty Sunday afternoon Sept 17th at home losing 2-0 dropping their record to 1-8. Next up for the women is Wofford Sept 21st at home.

The men’s soccer team faced UNC Asheville in a match held in Asheville, NC losing 2-0 to drop their record to 1-6. Next up for the Keydets are games against Radford Sept 19th and Liberty Sept 23rd both being in Lexington, VA.


The James Madison University football team faced Troy Saturday Sept 16th in Troy, AL winning 16-14 moving their record to 3-0. Camden Wise hit three FG’s while the Dukes scored their lone touchdown on a Jordan McCloud to Elijah Elliott four yard TD pass. Next up for the guys is a Sept 23rd match-up against Utah State in Logan, UT.

The JMU men’s golf team participated in the Streamsong Invitational Sept 11-13 in Bowling Green, FL. the men finished tied for 8th out of 12 teams. Nick Schlickenrieder paced the Dukes with a three-round seven-under 212. Sept 18-19 saw the Men’s golf team participate in the VCU Shootout coming away with a split title with Lipscomb out of 15 teams. Daniel Cheng won the individual overall title with a three-round score of 200 to lead the Dukes.

The men’s soccer team faced #2 Marshall in a home game Sept 14th losing 3-1. Rodrigo Robles scored the Dukes lone goal. The team next faced Georgetown in Washington, DC on Sept 19th losing 2-0 dropping their record to 4-2-2.

The Lady Dukes soccer team faced Arkansas State Sept 15th in Jonesboro, AR winning 2-0 to move their record to 4-2-3. Suwaibuto Mohammed and Amanda Attanasi scored goals for JMU. Their next match is against Marshall on Sept 21st.

The Lady Dukes volleyball team played in a pair of games Sept 15-16 against #7 Oregon and #8 Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA. They lost to Oregon in five sets and lost to Pitt in three sets moving their season record to 7-4. They next face Appalachian State Sept 22nd in Boone, NC.

JMU’s men’s tennis team opened their fall season competing in the UNCG Fall Invitational Sept 15-17. The Dukes won a combined 18 matches for the weekend, going 8-4 in doubles play and 10-5 in singles matches. Longwood, Campbell, Richmond, UNCG, Davidson, Coastal Carolina also competed in the tournament. Next up for the guys is a trip to Norfolk, VA for the NYCC College Invitational Sept 22-24 hosted by Davidson.

The women’s tennis team competed in the Wahoowa Invitational Sep 15-17 in Charlottesville, VA. The Dukes competed against Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. The Lady Dukes won a total of six wins, tallying four singles victories and two doubles victories. Next up for the ladies is the Elon Fall Invitational Sept 22-24.

The women’s golf team competed in the Nittany Lion Invitational Sept 16-17 at State College, PA and finished second out of 10 teams. Amelia Williams finished tied for third for the Dukes.


The Cavalier football team traveled to College Park, MD to face Maryland Friday Sept 15th and lost 42-14 dropping their record to 0-3. Virginia scored first on a pair of touchdowns to lead 14-0. Perris Jones scored on a 13-yard TD run while Anthony Colandrea threw a 19-yard TD pass to Kobe pace. Next up for the Cavaliers is a home game against NC State Sept 22nd.

The men’s soccer team met NC State in a home match Sept 16th winning 3-1 moving their record to 4-2-1. Stephen Annor scored two goals to lead the Cavaliers to their victory with Abin Gashi adding one goal. The men next face Notre Dame in South Bend, IN Sept 22nd.

The #20 women’s soccer team faced Louisville in Louisville, KY Sept 16th coming away with a 1-1 tie moving their record to 5-0-3. Meredith McDermott scored the lone goal for Virginia.  Next up for the Woo’s is UNC Sept 21st in a home match.

In women’s field hockey the #6 Cavaliers faced #14 Boston College at home losing 2-1. Taryn Tkachuk scored for the Cavaliers. Their next game was against #5 Maryland at home Sept 18th where they lost 2-1 dropping their record to 5-3. Noa Boterman scored the lone goal for Virginia. The women next face #10 Syracuse at Syracuse, NY on Sept 22nd.

The women’s volleyball team competed in two games this past week in Charlottesville, VA against Norfolk State Sept 15th winning in three sets and against Wofford losing in four sets to move their record to 7-3. Next up for the Cavaliers is UNC Sept 22nd in Chapel Hill, NC.

The men’s golf team participated in the Highlands Invitational held in Westchester, IL Sept 18-19 finishing in third place at 30-under out of 15 teams. Bryan Lee led the Cavaliers with an 11-under finishing in a three-way tie for second place.

The women’s tennis team hosted the Wahoowa Invitational in Charlottesville, VA Sept 15-17 with seven teams taking part. For the weekend the Cavaliers collected 26 wins, tallying 19 singles victories and seven doubles victories.


The Mountaineer football team met Pitt in a home football game Saturday Sept 16th winning 17-6 moving their record to 2-1. Nicco Marchiol threw a seven-yard TD pass to Kole Taylor to lead the Mountaineers while CJ Donaldson added a one-yard TD run along with 102 yards rushing. Michael Hayes chipped in with a 42-yard FG. West Virginia faces Texas Tech in their next match-up Saturday Sept 23rd at home.

The men’s soccer team faced #5 UCF Sept 15th in Orlando, FL and tied 2-2. Marcus Caldeira and Thomas Decottignies scored one goal each. Next up for the men was a game against Dayton Sept 19th which they won 1-0 moving their record to 6-0-1. The guy’s next face at home Georgia Southern on Sept 22nd.

The Lady Mountaineers played UCF in a soccer game Sept 14th in Orlando, FL losing 4-2 to drop their record to 2-5-2. Isabel Loza and Julianne Vallerand scored goals for West Virginia. West Virginia next face Iowa State Thursday Sept 21st in a conference match-up.

The women’s volleyball team hosted the Mountaineer Invitational Sept 14-15. The women lost the first game in three sets to Old Dominion. The Mountaineers beat North Dakota State in three sets and beat Robert Morris in four sets moving their record 6-6 for the season. The women face Iowa State in a home match Sept 21st and Sept 22nd.

The women’s tennis team participated in the Wahoowa Invitational Sept 15-17 in Charlottesville, VA. For the weekend, West Virginia collected nine wins, tallying six singles victories and three doubles victories.


The Hokies of Virginia Tech traveled to Piscataway, NJ to face Rutgers in a football game on Sept 16th losing 35-16 dropping their record to 1-2. The Hokies scored on a 39-yard TD pass from Kyron Jones to Da’Quan Felton and a Bhayshul Tuten one-yard TD run. John Love added a 30-yard FG. Virginia Tech next faces Marshall in Huntington, WV Sept 23rd.

The men’s soccer team faced #5 Louisville in Louisville, KY upsetting the Cardinals 2-1 moving their record to 1-2-3. Andy Sullins and Oliver Roche scored goals for the Hokies. The guys next face Boston College at home Sept 21st.

The women’s soccer team faced #2 UNC in Chapel Hill, NC Sept 15th losing 1-0 dropping their record to 3-3-3. Next up for the women is Boston College at Chestnut Hill, MA on Sept 21st, and Syracuse at Syracuse, NY on Sept 24th.

The men’s and women’s cross-country team hosted the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational Sept 15th. The men placed first out of six teams with the Hokies taking the 3rd thru 7th spots. The women placed first out of seven teams with the girls taking four of the first five spots.

The women’s volleyball team dropped their first match of the season losing to East Carolina at home Sept 16th in five sets. They now stand at 10-1. Their next two matches are at home against Florida State Sept 22nd and Miami Sept 24th.

The men’s golf team participated in the Bearcat Invitational in Cincinnati, OH Sept 18-19 finishing tied for 8th out of 17 teams. Daniel Azallion led the Hokies with a three-round total of 1-under 212.

The women’s golf team participated in the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, MI Sept 17-18 finishing in a three-way tie for 6th out of 15 teams. Emily Mathews shot a 3-over 219 to lead the Hokies.


The Flames football team played Buffalo at Buffalo, NY Saturday Sept 16th winning 55-27 moving them to 3-0. Liberty’s Kaidon Salter had a career day passing for five touchdowns and 344 yards in the air. He also rushed for a one-yard TD run. Aaron Bedgood added a 49-yard TD run for the Flames. Next up for Liberty is FIU in Miami, FL Sept 23rd.

The men’s soccer team scored a 4-1 victory over USC Upstate Sept 16th at home. Luke Eberle scored two goals with Gabe Findley and Michael Huss adding one each for the Flames. The men faced #14 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC Sept 19th losing 3-1 dropping their record to 5-2. Lucas Kelly scored the lone goal for the Flames. The guys next face VMI in Lexington, VA Sept 23rd.

The women’s soccer team beat Appalachian State 2-0 Sept 14th in Lynchburg and VMI 2-0 in Lexington, VA Sept 17th to remain undefeated at 9-0. Against App State Avenley Monteith and Ivy Garner scored goals for the Flames and against VMI Chloe Marr, Rachel DeRuby scored goals. The next game for the Flames is Sept 21st against Middle Tennessee State.

The women’s field hockey team faced Old Dominion in a home match Sept 15th winning 2-0. Tuti Dell Anna and Reagan Underwood scored goals for the Flames. Liberty next faced #10 William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA winning 2-0 to remain undefeated at 9-0. Jodie Conolly and Dell Anna scored goals for Liberty. The next game for the Flames is against Providence at home Sept 22nd.

The women’s volleyball team traveled to College Station, TX to face #22 Houston Sept 14th and Texas A&M Sept 15th losing both games in three sets each. The women next faced Old Dominion in Norfolk, VA Sept 19th losing 3-2 dropping their record to 7-5. Their next game is Sept 29th in Murfreesboro, TN against Middle Tennessee.




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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