There will be some familiar faces in the Region 2D and Region 1D volleyball tournaments over the next two weeks, and they’ll be gunning for berths in their respective state tournaments.
Chris Akers has submitted his letter of resignation after three seasons as Gate City's football coach during which the Blue Devils went 7-24.
Abingdon clinched at least a tie for the Mountain 7 championship. The Falcons can win the title outright with a victory over Lee High next Friday night.
Abingdon (6-2, 4-0) has a chance to win the Mountain 7 title outright with victories over Union and Lee High, while Union (7-1, 3-1) can still grab at least a share of the crown with wins over Abingdon and John Battle.
In the consolation match, John Battle earned a home match for Tuesday’s Region 2D quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Gate City.
Carlee Salyers has not competed on the Sugar Hollow Park cross country course this year. She’ll get her chance next week in the Region 2D championships.
Southwest Virginia Community College will begin its volleyball program next fall, and it will have a familiar face to the region’s volleyball scene to head the program.
Senior QB Houston Thacker was 14-of-21 passing for 236 yards and a career-best five touchdowns in J.I. Burton’s 40-6 Cumberland District win over Castlewood last Friday night.
The Lady Bears defeated the Lady Blue Devils in four sets on Tuesday to set up a Mountain 7 title match with Abingdon on Thursday.
The memory of one of the best football coaches in Southwest Virginia’s history will be honored when Central’s Warriors host Gate City on Friday.