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.
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.
Home to UVA Wise’s basketball teams and volleyball squad, the 3,500-seat David J. Prior Convocation Center has hosted some of the region and state’s top games at the high school level.
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.
Events coming up soon include the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department’s Glow Dodgeball tournament and the Surgoinsville 10-Miler, which is part of the Skelton Law Racing Series.
Is your child interested in playing baseball, softball, soccer or T-ball? Registration is underway in many areas around our region, including with Church Hill/Mount Carmel/Surgoinsville Rec and Kingsport Parks & Rec.
With the regular season in the books, here is a brief look at some of the unexpected things that stood out in the 2019-20 basketball season — ranked in order of the level of surprise.
New to this week’s Upcoming Events list are several Kingsport Parks and Recreation events: youth baseball, softball and T-ball signups as well as a Glow Dodgeball tournament.
Among the newest additions to the Times News Upcoming Events list are the races for the Skelton Law Racing Series, Milligan’s soccer ID camp and volleyball camps at ETSU and Tusculum.
To submit an event, email [email protected], fax listing information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Sports Department at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323.
To submit an event, email [email protected], fax listing information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Sports Department after 6 p.m. at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323.
“Just being around her from a very young age, whatever she decides to go into she does it well. A lot of times she’s the best player out there, whatever sport it is. She is so gifted and talented.”
The Church Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed upgrades to Derrick Park at its Dec. 17 meeting, and a workshop will be scheduled in early January after more concrete cost estimates for the splash pad are available.
Amazing accomplishments dotted the sports landscape in 2019. Leading the way as the Times News top sports story in Southwest Virginia? Hall of Fame coach Robin Dotson’s state champion Wise Central girls basketball team.