A look at the high school standings for boys and girls basketball teams in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia through Saturday’s games:
Continuity between coach and player in high school athletics usually covers a four-year period. But when Kristi Walling decided to take over at Sullivan Central, the program continued to enjoy the fruits of a partnership that has spanned seven years.
Officials said Dobyns-Bennett’s Chris Poore called a timeout with two seconds left Saturday, negating Jack Browder’s game-winning 3-point goal and allowing Greeneville to escape with a 50-49 win at Hal Henard Gym.
In the girls’ game, Sullivan East fought through to a 69-65 overtime win — but Lady Blue Devils junior Sarah Thompson still had a night to remember.
Hal Henard Gymnasium in Greeneville wasn't a kind place to Dobyns-Bennett's basketball teams on Saturday. After the Lady Greene Devils took a 62-45 win in the opener, the Greeneville boys earned a controversial 50-49 victory over D-B in the nightcap.
The Wise Central boys basketball team had all kinds of reasons to celebrate Friday night against John Battle.
Wise Central basketball enjoyed a big night all around Friday at home. Not only did the Warriors notch a varsity sweep against John Battle, but Isaiah McAmis and Elijah Hayes also wrote their names in the school record book. McAmis blazed in 29
Living on the edge several times since the calendar turned to 2020, the Science Hill boys finally got bumped into the Big 7 Conference loss column.
After the end of a game at Union that ended in a flurry of fouls and confusion, Gate City had taken another step toward winning another Mountain 7 District boys basketball championship Friday.
The Sullivan Central girls showed what they are made of Friday with a comeback befitting a state-ranked Class AA basketball team.
Three Rivers Conference leader Sullivan South rallied three times in the fourth quarter to earn a thrilling 69-65 boys basketball win over visiting Unicoi County on Friday.
After Kenady Knittel hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead the Lady Falcons to a 52-40 win, the David Crockett boys came back and beat Volunteer 77-52 in Big 7 action Friday night.
After the Union girls raced off to a 61-48 win over visiting Gate City on Friday, the Blue Devils and Bears boys engaged in a tooth-and-nail battle to the final buzzer that saw Gate City pull out the 55-52 victory.
The Three Rivers-leading Lady Cougars came away with a nail-biting win over Elizabethton on Friday when Jaelyn West's bucket lifted them to a 54-52 victory. Elizabethton's boys made sure there would be no late Sullivan Central heroics in their game,
Teams in the Mountain 7 have reached the halfway point in their district basketball race with Gate City’s boys and Abingdon’s girls sitting in their respective driver’s seats.