It’s hard to imagine running sprints on a football field being described as fun, but it sure seemed like a breath of fresh air to see it happening on a sunny June morning after a spring’s worth of inaction.
Virginia-Wise announced Monday that the Cavaliers and East Tennessee State football teams have agreed to play at ETSU’s Greene Stadium in the 2021, 2024 and 2027 seasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019-20 athletic year was the year of individual accomplishments at Lee High. While the Generals teams battled throughout tough fall and winter sports, individuals performed strongly on both the golf course and the wrestling mat.
Carl Torbush spent most of his career as a football coach, so it was unexpected that one of his most memorable moments came at a basketball game.
In the mid-to-late 1970s, the Clintwood Greenwave — under the direction of the late Ralph Cummins — built a football dynasty that seemed invincible. That is until one October night in 1979.
Sections of the VHSL, ACC and Virginia record books could be confused with memory books for Thomas Jones, who easily won an informal vote as the best running back to come out of Southwest Virginia.