Lady Spartans Hang On For Win Over Bluefield

By Brandon Baker

After suffering their first loss of the season this past Saturday night to George Washington, the Greenbrier East Lady Spartan (11-1) needed a bounce back performance at home against a scrappy Bluefield Beavers (10-6) team on Monday, January 22.

That is exactly what the Spartans did as they held on to survive a furious comeback attempt by the Beavers and won 53-50.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

GEHS Struggles To Rediscover Confidence

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans just recently traveled to Beckley to face the Woodrew Wilson Flying Eagles on Saturday, January 20, at the Raleigh County Convention Center. East lost 63-41.

In December, East played Beckley tough, before eventually falling late 78-64.

Read more in the Monday, January 22, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Fourth Quarter Comeback Falls Short, GE Spartans Lose To Nicholas County

By Brandon Baker

In one of the stranger games in recent memory, the Greenbrier East Spartans (1-8) hosted the Nicholas County Grizzlies (6-6) in a battle of former Class AAA rivals on Thursday, January 18.

With the Spartans missing senior point guard Cory Beswick due to a concussion he suffered Saturday night against Graham, VA, the Spartans struggled in their half court offense which led to ice cold shooting and several critical turnovers. When the final horn sounded, East had come up on the wrong end of the scoreboard, 56-46.

Read more in the Friday, January 19, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartans Downed By Number Two University

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartan boy's basketball team picked up their first win of the seaon in their opening game of the Jerry Bradley Memorial Christmas Tournament on Friday, December 29, when Nathan Lemons drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds left, but unfortunately that momentum did not carry over into Saturday night when they lost to the Class AAA's second ranked team, the University Hawks, by a score of 72-41.

To defeat the Hawks, who came into the game 6-0 after a 102-27 win over Wayne, the Spartans needed to deal with their relentless, WVU-style full court pressure. University (7-0) had scored over 10 points in a game three times already this season.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Lady Spartans Win Jerry Bradley Championship

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Lady Spartans are quietly having yet another stellar basketball season so far in 2017-18.

The Spartans head into the new calnedar year undefeated at 8-0 and are improving each and every game.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Jerry Bradley Memorial Tournament Set

By Brandon Baker

Area basketball fans wanting a break from the holiday rush and pre-New Year celebrations can make their way to the Greenbrier East Spartan gymnasium this weekend for the annual Jerry Bradley Memorial Christmas Tournament.

The tourney is played to honor the late Jerry Bradley, a former East Spartan coach and athletic director.

Read more in the Thursday, December 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Spartan Basketball Team Comes Up Short In Low-Scoring Affair

By Brandon Baker

The Greenbrier East Spartans hit the road for the first time this year after two thrilling, but heartbreaking losses at home to open the season.

Unfortunately for the Spartans, their first road trip to Graham, VA, did not yield any better results as they suffered a 51-36 loss in what was a low scoring, highly defensive contest.

Read more the in the Tuesday, December 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Big Third Quarter Leads To East Loss

By Brandon Baker

The stands were full, the intensity was high, and the long-time rivalry was back when the Greenbrier East Spartans (0-2) hosted the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles (1-0) on Friday, December 15.

The Eagles, who have former legendary head coach Dave Barksdale back on the sidelines as an assistant, won the first of two season matchups 78-64.

Read more in the Monday, December 18, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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