James River High School
) is a public high school
in Buchanan, Virginia
. It serves the northern part of Botetourt County
, including the towns of Buchanan
, Eagle Rock
, and Springwood
. James River was founded in 1959 with the consolidation of the Buchanan, Eagle Rock, and Fincastle high schools.
Recently, renovations to the school were completed. A new athletic center, media lab, administrative offices, and science labs were created.
The Knights have captured three State Championships in Women's Softball
in 2003, 2004, 2006. The Knights won the Region C championship in 2002 in cross country, behind runners Mark Divers, Justin Hayth, Jonathan Lacks, Travis Rookstool, and Chad Simmons. They have been runners-up in Men's Basketball, Men's Outdoor Track, Golf and Women's Softball in 1994. Their Men's basketball program finished a 25-1 season in the Virginia State Semi-finals in 2007. They captured the Pioneer District Regular Season and Tournament Championships as well as the Region C Championship. Their team was led by two seniors and a junior: First team All-State and Player of the Year in Region C, Ryan Firebaugh, All District guard Aaron Humphries, and Corey Ware who averaged 26 points through the Regional Tournament. Volleyball won All district for the 2007-2008 Year. They were state champions in men's basketball in 2010, with a record of 28 and 2. The two loses were to AA schools that they had... Read More