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  1. Radford's path out of the region is easier this year with Dan River and Martinsville not playing. Radford would probably still win, but that's 2 big obstacles out of the way.
  2. Martinsville is not already defeated because of travel, and who likes to travel 2-3 hours to play instead of playing close to home. Martinsville will lose simply because they are not that good. Should have lost at home to the 9th seed Nelson and got a lucky break and scored at the buzzer to win. Won in ot against 4 seed Chatham who had beat them in the regular season then lost to Floyd. They have no size, dont shoot well, they are quick which is their best attribute. If Union is as good as most of the teams have been from that area over the years they will be able to name the score. This game is over at the half.
  3. Sixcat, Galax will name the score against Martinsville. Not much football talent. The new coach does have good numbers out so far at off seasons workouts. Hopefully it wont be to bad.
  4. Martinsville's biggest asset this year is speed and more speed. They scored very early in most games this year and they do have a never give up attitude. Came back late from 2 goal deficits to tie 6A Franklin Co and GW-Danville. They have a very talented team but are not unbeatable. Richlands I'm sure will be a very good test.
  5. My wife graduated from Elon. It's a very good academic school, beautiful campus and great facilities. Brand new convocation center for basketball opened this year ( seats between 4-5 thousand). In the CAA which is a very competitive conference, and right off I-40 between Greensboro and Burlington. Should see alot of playing time early in his career. Alot of boxes checked.
  6. Martinsville led by 2 entering the 4th and then couldn't get anything to fall. Ervin took over in the 4th like D1 player should and put the Devils on his back to the finish. The Dogs cut it to 2 with 24 seconds to go but could get no closer as Ervin hit 4 fts to close it out. Good luck to GC Tuesday, going to be alot of talent on the floor.
  7. The Dogs have done well to do the things they have done this year. They only play 6 kids, only 1 who played any significant minutes last year. They play very hard, are very coachable. Coach Adkins has said on multiple occasions this year that this has been his favorite team to coach. They have been alot of fun to watch this year, but I'm afraid it comes to an end this Friday. They'll give it their best shot but just dont think they have enough for Gate City.
  8. If the Lady Dogs beat Floyd Co tomorrow night then they would play Ridgeview at Magna Vista on Friday so it is what it is. Martinsville will not bring many fans whether they play at Wise or Bristol, maybe would have been a few more if they played at the same site but not enough that you would have noticed. The Dogs fans dont travel like they used to.
  9. Region C takes all 13 teams to the regionals. What kind of sense does that make. 0-22 team could make the postseason, absolutely ridiculous.
  10. Bob it must be a Southside thing. The Piedmont with the ref association they use is a " no blood, no foul" district. Martinsville-GW or Halifax games are like watching Wrestlemania.
  11. Northside was missing a couple of starters when they played GC in that "tourney". One was the starting point guard who was the starting QB for the Vikings. He just committed to UVA-W for football. This coming from a relative of a Northside player who has ties to Martinsville. Also I saw East Rock play a week or so ago against Floyd Co. They are legit and the freshman, who is 6'6" and a hold back, and also another 6'6" sr are both very good and they shoot the ball very good. I know you cant compare scores but they beat RE Lee by about 25 both times they played. Mavahi only beat Lee by 5. They will be a tough out.
  12. The Dogs have a bunch of kids who have bought into the system offensively and on defense. They play hard, last night Liberty just had a hard time with the zone. But when they got it to #1 he was going to score or get fouled. He really schooled our big man, who is only a soph. The Dogs will find out what they have in the next 3 games, Halifax at home then GW-Danville and Northside on the road. Look forward to Liberty coming to Martinsville in better basketball shape. #1 & 2 must have been beasts on the football field.
  13. Georgetown is getting ready to play Loyola-Marymount on the CBSSports network in just a few minutes from Jamaica
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