Don’t ask Gary Thompson about his favorite Appalachia or Union game. He’s seen too many to narrow it to just one or two. After all, the 1975 graduate of Appalachia started working basketball games even before he got out of high school.
The NCAA will permit Division I spring sports student-athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility.
Sports is a family thing for new Wise Central volleyball coach Lucindy Lawson, whose two sisters, father and brother-in-law all are in the coaching ranks.
Virginia-Wise junior Kaley Jones, an Eastside alum, was high in several NCAA Division II categories when the Cavaliers had their softball season cut short.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close all public schools in Virginia for the remainder of the school year brings about big questions regarding high school sports for the spring and beyond.
Sullivan East is back in the mix at the top of the Three Rivers Conference in softball, but Unicoi County is staying right in step.
Coach Jeremy Jenkins’ Lady Trailblazers, in their quest for a Big 7 Conference title, can expect a hefty challenge from Science Hill this season.
Garrett Leonard and Kaleb Swanson combined to hurl a one-hitter Friday night, headlining the David Crockett baseball team’s 6-3 win over Elizabethton on Joe O’Brien Field.
All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports, which include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf.
In the ever-changing world of the novel coronavirus, concrete decisions rarely have time to set. But the TSSAA is not shutting down spring sports — at this time.
There will be no athletic competition at local colleges for the foreseeable future.
D-B and Science Hill were among the winners on the baseball diamond, Happy Valley and Sullivan East picked up softball wins and the Tribe overwhelmed Crockett on the pitch Tuesday.
Happy Valley's softball team took care of business against Sullivan Central on Tuesday in Elizabethton. The Lady Warriors parlayed seven hits, eight walks and four Lady Cougars errors into a 13-3, five-inning victory.
Spring sports got underway in Northeast Tennessee on Monday while Science Hill’s boys basketball team saw its season come to an end in the Class AAA sectional round.
Additions to the Upcoming Events list this week include a sunset hike at Warriors Path, Kingsport Parks & Rec adult softball and the Appalachia Railroad Days 5K.