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F.L. Slough   
Director of Athletics 
[email protected]

Patti Sheedy
Athletic Director - Patrick Henry H.S.
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Jamie Bednarek
Athletic Director - William Fleming H.S.
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Athletics is part of the Academics team, which is led by:

Archie Freeman

Chief Academic Officer
(540) 853.6113  |  [email protected]

To be eligible to play middle and high school sports, all athletes and parents/guardians must read and understand the information included in the handbook. Completely fill out the last page (Front & Back) of the handbook (light blue copy in the hard copy of handbook) with signatures by the athlete and parent/guardian on all  pages and return to your coach, athletic director or school office. This must be done prior to participation in out of season work outs & in-season tryouts, practices, and games.


All athletes must have a completed VHSL Physical Form after May 1, 2022 and returned to their home school office before any participation can occur for the school year 2022-2023. These forms can be picked up at any city high or middle school office. You may also download the form by clicking here or by visiting: 

Athletic Start Dates for 2022-2023:

Fall Season: Dead Period July 28 - August 6
*First practice date: Football July 28 / All other sports August 1

Winter Season:
Dead Period November 7-16
*First practice date: November 7th

Spring Season: Dead Period February 20 - March1
*First practice date: February 20th

All athletes must have a revised Jan. 2021 VHSL Physical Form on file at the school prior to any out of season workouts.

School website calendars are up to date with the dates and times for athletic events.  Athletic Directors will continue to communicate athletic event schedule changes.  Updated athletic schedules are also available on (Patrick Henry High) or (William Fleming).

Watch Games Live:

Family, friends, and the community are able to watch the games and support our athletes with a subscription to the NFHS Network. 

Instructions to Access Games Live:


Browse to find William Fleming High School or Patrick Henry High School. Make sure to select Roanoke, VA. 

Click Subscribe.

Select either an Annual Pass for $69.99 or a Monthly Pass for $10.99.  For each Annual Pass subscription, your school will receive $20 and for each Monthly Pass your school will receive 10%.

The pass allows you to watch any game, not just your school home games.  It is good for athletic events in Roanoke City Public Schools’ high school gyms and stadiums.  Most of the schools RCPS plays also have this program, so you will be able to watch away games at Roanoke County, Montgomery County, and again, most of our regional teams.

This is a great opportunity to watch games safely while supporting William Fleming and Patrick Henry High School Athletics!  You may also provide this information to family and friends all over the country so they can watch and support.

If you have questions or problems signing up for the services, please contact the Athletics Department at either Patrick Henry or William Fleming High School.


40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502