Rockets will play on new gym floor Friday

NEW CASTLE – On Friday, Jan. 4, the Craig County High School Rockets Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams will host Highland County, beginning with the girls’ game at 6 p.m.

This will be the first official contest on the school’s newly resurfaced gym floor. Admission prices for everyone will be lowered to $2 per person.

The newly resurfaced gym floor at Craig County High School will be used for the first games on Friday, Jan. 4. Photo by Coach Mark McPherson

The resurfacing of the floor was made possible, in part, by donations from Subway in New Castle and Mick-or-Mack IGA, said Principal Matt Coe. Work was started on Dec. 23 after school was out for the winter break, and completed on Dec. 29, Coach Mark McPherson said.

“The resurfacing is the next step in our plans to revitalize our gym,” added Coe, who said this is the first time he knows of that the floor has been re-surfaced since 1997. The rubberized floor was sanded down and refinished, “which will not ony enhance the look but improve the playing surface.”

Coe said the work was done by Floor Solutions of Bistol, Va.

A special recognition will occur in between the boys and girls games. He said, “Please come out and support your Rockets.”

He also expressed thanks for recent work done at no charge by Lanford Brothers of Roanoke that paved the parking lot, fixed the baseball fence and built a fence around a play area to keep McCleary Elementary School children safe.