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.
Dobyns-Bennett had a weapon at the quarterback position in football. When basketball season came, the Indians used Zane Whitson in a different way. Together it was two very successful seasons.
There were several highlights for Daniel Boone during the school year, including the volleyball team making a run to Murfreesboro.
One of Southwest Virginia’s greatest football legends has one of the best unheralded stories from his days on the baseball diamond.
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.