Union may need to add some more room to its trophy case considering all the hardware its sports programs won in the 2019-20 year.
The East Tennessee Summer Baseball League is about to get underway and, judging from the list of entries, a full couple of months of baseball can be expected.
The spring of 1979 in Nashville, David Crockett’s Gary Rose produced one of the all-time great performances by coming from behind on the second day to win the state decathlon title with a record-breaking 9,195 points.
For former Powell Valley quarterback Brad Robbins, football is like breathing. “Football has always been a part of my life,” he said. “It’s a unique passion.”
Fresh into his new job with the TSSAA, Ronnie Carter had an assignment in Northeast Tennessee in 1980. Carter’s task on that September day was to investigate the transfer of Jeff Padgett from Unicoi County to Elizabethton for the 1980 football season.
Nearly every Abingdon fall and winter sports program advanced to either the state or regional level this past year.
Few people can listen to a Sullivan South radio broadcast and say they weren’t entertained. Paul Overbay is the man behind all of the animated and lively Rebels broadcasts, and he’s been at it for quite a while.
Stan Wilson is usually relaxed, calm and a soft-spoken gentleman. Unless he’s on a basketball court.
High school soccer has its share of standout athletic competitors in Northeast Tennessee who also perform well in the classroom.
High school football coaches across Virginia have a new voice, and it did not take long for it to be heard.
On Sept. 25, 1926 — two days after Gene Tunney had beaten world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey in 10 rounds — the Dobyns-Bennett football team TKO’d the Norton High Black Raiders to open the season 193-0.
Senior R.J. Goins came up big in the water this winter for Rye Cove. The one-man swimming team and state champion for the Eagles represented the school well in the winter swimming season.
The former Gate City basketball standout announced with a 10-second video on his Twitter feed with the caption “Wreck ’Em!” that he is transferring to Texas Tech from Georgetown.
The 1940s could arguably be called the heyday for Southwest Virginia boys basketball.
Keith Warner, who is entering his third year as the Twin Springs football coach, is hoping he and his staff can continue to instill winning ways in his team.