The robust personality that is J.I. Burton senior Houston Thacker earned the top spot in the Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia Player of the Week awards following the third week of the season.
Union volleyball coach Kim Moore has been preaching about a balanced front-line attack since the season started.
In anticipation of lots of rain and wind and just plain ugly weather, several of this week’s games in Southwest Virginia have been moved up a day and will be played Thursday night instead of Friday night.
Cloey Bailey had eight of Eastside’s 21 aces in Monday’s nondistrict volleyball sweep of Lee.
J.I. Burton defense forces five turnovers and QB Houston Thacker turns in career night to lead the Raiders to a 38-13 victory over Lee High.
Tonight’s prep football game at Lawson-Fitchko Stadium has the potential of being a top-notch airshow as the J.I. Burton Raiders play host to the Lee High Generals.
NORTON — Gate City made the scoring runs when it needed them Thursday to stay unbeaten in the Mountain 7 District.
Eastside took advantage of 21 service aces, including four in the fifth and deciding set, to take a 3-2 nondistrict volleyball win over Wise County rival Wise Central in front of the Eastside student body.
Sophomore running back Martin Lucas of Abingdon is the Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia player of the week for Week 2.
The trio of Meagan Blagg, Emili Brooks and Jayda Smith combined for 35 kills for Union, which swept Mountain 7 rival Ridgeview 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 on Tuesday.