Snapshots of the season


Snapshots of the season
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Play By Play
Snapshots of the season
The Salem-Roanoke
Baseball Hall of Fame
inducted four new
members on Jan. 31.
From left: Tim Semones, John Rocovich,
Chad Kropff and Jim
Shockley. They are
joined by Salem youth
baseball coach Leo
Wheeler (center) who
received the Wayne
LaPierre, Sr. community
service award.
Photo courtesy of Bill Turner
John A. Montgomery
Brian Hoffman
Roanoke Valley Sports Club
Virginia Tech football great Pierson Priolieu (above,
white shirt) spoke to the Roanoke Valley Sports
Club at its Jan. 21 meeting. Priolieu played for five
NFL teams and earned a Super Bowl ring with New
Orleans. Priolieu is joined by his wife, Alicia, and
sports club members Susan (far left) and Tom Marchi. The Sports Club will host Media Night on Feb. 18
— with Doug Doughty, Randy King, Aaron McFarling
and Travis Wells. Future speakers include Roger
Ayers, Lee Moon and Duggar Baucom.
Bill Turner photos
In last month’s issue, we incorrectly
identified the defender guarding
Salem’s David Sweeney in a 1980s
picture as Northside’s Jimmy Allen.
Longtime reader Paul Ragland, Jr.
pointed out that it is not Allen, but
rather his teammate Neil Burke.
Eddie Joyce, Jr. Dies
The former Andrew Lewis High
School quarterback passed
away Jan. 15 in North Carolina
from complications caused by
pneumonia. Pictured as a freshman basketball player in 1970
(above) and at a 1997 football
reunion (left), Joyce died three
months after his father, Eddie,
Sr., the famous Lewis football
Former Patrick Henry
basketball and tennis
great Martin Skelly
(left) recently announced he is running for Congress in
Charleston, S.C. Skelly,
class of ’85, was inducted into the
PH Hall of Fame
11 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Dick Clemmer
Big Orange Wrestling
Brian Hoffman photos
Area wrestlers who claimed individual titles in the tournament held at William Byrd
High School Jan. 25-26 included Staunton River’s Chris Tyree (in control, above) at
160 pounds and James River’s Kyle King (in control in picture on the right) at 170.
Franklin County captured the team championship with just 11 wrestlers competing.
There are 14 weight classes.