2014 Team Preview: Roane County HS



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

raiderAs we prepare for the upcoming 2014 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Roane County
Nickname:
Raiders
Class:
2A
League:
Little Kanawha
Head Coach: Jeff Thompson
2013 Overall Record: 7-21 (Lost in sectionals)
Returning Starters: 6

TOP PLAYERS:

Eli Kucherawy, RHP/SS, Class of 2015
Joe Riley, RHP/2B, Class of 2015
Joe Copley, C, Class of 2014
Tim Hendershot, LHP/OF, Class of 2014
Scottie Fox, OF, Class of 2014

SEASON OUTLOOK:  

The Raiders struggled to a seven win season a year ago, but return six starters and a host of talented freshman. Sixteen year coach Jeff Thompson likes his team's chances of rebounding and making a run come playoff time.

ACCORDING TO THE COACH:

"We lost three starters, two to graduation and one to concentrate on football and wrestling. The six returning starters will be challenged by the best group of incoming freshmen that I have had in sixteen years as a head coach. Throw in a junior transfer and we have the makings of a very solid team. We expect to contend for a conference title and to advance to compete for a regional title."

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COACHES PRE-SEASON QUESTIONNAIRE

We appreciate all help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by CLICKING HERE.


Previous team previews:

Clay-Battelle Elkins Frankfort Hampshire Independence John Marshall Martinsburg Notre Dame Parkersburg Catholic Petersburg Philip Barbour Preston Ravenswood Ripley Valley Fayette Woodrow Wilson Wheeling Park