Union’s Mason Polier, who starred in three sports this past year, recently took time out to answer some questions about his senior season, the toll of having no sports to play this spring and his future.
Dotson followed a career path that even he could not imagine when he was an all-district football and all-state basketball player at Clintwood.
This is the final part of a series featuring the ties between two prominent athletic families connected to Gate City and football.
Volunteer sophomore Jon Wes Lovelace was one of four Falcons to win Region 1 individual titles during an athletic year that saw championships on the course, in the pool and on the mat.
The fall of 2019 was a strong season for Thomas Walker athletics, one that included a record-breaking run for the volleyball team. Other Pioneers teams made their marks during the fall and winter seasons before the pandemic struck.
Cherokee didn’t miss its chance to ring the bell for good performances in athletics. High notes came in football and girls bowling.
Virginia Tech junior James Mitchell is improving on the football field each season. That’s pretty remarkable considering he was one of the top high school players to ever come through Southwest Virginia.
Preseason camp is always tough on college football players. The next one might be the toughest, says Al Johnson, the strength coach for the East Tennessee State football team.
Chad Beasley drew lots of praise and accolades for his play on the football field. But the former NFL offensive lineman and defensive standout at Virginia Tech and Gate City really does not focus on that.
Scott Carter grew up in football, so when he talks about seemingly crazy ideas such as playing college games with no fans in the stands or even moving the season back as far as the spring, he just shakes his head.
Tom Beasley has always beaten the odds. His persistence and blessings in life led him down a path that included a 10-year NFL career and two Super Bowl rings along the way.
This is part of a year-in-review series looking at athletic achievements by Southwest Virginia high schools in the 2019-20 school year.
This is the first of a three-part series on the challenges schools and conferences face with the upcoming college football season.
A decision on whether to implement a Northeast Tennessee plan to restart high school athletics is expected to be announced next week.
After 60 days of pandemic-related inactivity, there is finally hope that the wheels of high school athletics are once again beginning to turn in Northeast Tennessee.