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Children’s Fishing Carnival Saturday in Buchanan

By Edwin McCoy
Children 15 and under are invited to enjoy the annual Botetourt Children’s Fishing Carnival this Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Buchanan Town Park on Lowe Street in Buchanan. Children can enjoy a multitude of free activities, including a Fishing Contest in the James River, 6-and-under fishing in trout tanks, Casting... »

Cavaliers win pitchers’ duel with Knights

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – The Lord Botetourt and James River baseball teams warmed up for district play by playing each other last week in the second game of a home-and-home series. This one was at LB and the Cavaliers won a pitchers’ duel, 2-0, to sweep the season series. Botetourt’s Michael Mnich and River’s Brandon Welch... »

Lady Knights start new coach off with 6-0 shutout

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – The James River girls made Kasey Phillips a winner in her first game as head softball coach as the Knights took a 6-0 win over Staunton River in Moneta Monday. Jessica Simmons pitched through some wildness to toss a one-hitter for the Knights. She struck out 15, walked four and hit one... »

8 River, 3 Botetourt wrestlers reach the Big Show this week

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – James River qualified eight wrestlers for the Group A state tournament and Lord Botetourt will send three in Group AA as the “Big Show” comes to town this weekend. Once again the Salem Civic Center will host the Group A and AA state wrestling tournaments, beginning Friday. A total of 448 wrestlers... »

Knights escape PM with Pioneer title

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – The James River wrestlers won their fourth straight Pioneer District wrestling tournament when the Knights edged Parry McCluer last week, 158-154. Both schools had six district champions as River hosted the three-team tournament in Buchanan. Covington was third with 96 points. “I knew the score was going to be really close, even... »

River girls need win tonight to tie for Pioneer lead

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – The James River girls will play host to Covington tonight in a key Pioneer District basketball game. The Knights can tie the Cougars for the Pioneer District lead with a win. “If we win and also defeat Highland on Friday, that will force a play-off with the Cougars for the regular season... »

LB wrestlers in their first Big Blue; Knights head for Border Clash

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – Lord Botetourt won the intra-county rivalry on the mats last week as the Cavaliers outwrestled James River, 57-12, in the “Battle of Botetourt” in Buchanan. “James River is a much stronger team than the score indicates,” said LB coach Robert Haynie.  “Some of their best wrestlers were out so we didn’t get... »

Girls give 10-1 James River a scare

By Brian Hoffman
CRAIG COUNTY – The Craig County girls gave a great effort but came up a little short in their home game with James River last Thursday. The Rockets lost 38-29 to the district favorite, who improved to 10-1 with the win. “They battled us the whole way,” said River coach Dan Bowser. “Give Craig... »

River avenges loss at LB, both looking for a third victory

By Brian Hoffman
FINCASTLE – The James River boys showed they’re not ready to take a back seat to Lord Botetourt in basketball just yet, as the Knights defeated LB, 60-57, in Buchanan last Friday. The win comes just a week and a day after the Cavaliers hammered River, 58-35, in Daleville. That broke a string of... »

16th Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques, Crafts Festival Saturday in Buchanan

By Edwin McCoy
On Saturday, for the 16th consecutive year, Buchanan’s downtown will be busy with the Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques and Crafts Festival. The October street festival has been a staple in the town’s revitalization efforts that started in the mid-1990s; and now it’s perhaps the largest single-day event in the county. The festival... »