Union’s Justin Barnett has set the standard in the shot put and discus throws, while Virginia High’s Kelsey Harrington has dominated the girls’ distance running events so far in this season’s track and field competitions in Southwest Virginia.
The high school basketball coaching carousel made a stop in Washington County, Va., this week when former J.I. Burton boys coach Aaron Williams accepted the same position at Abingdon.
Justin Barnett’s record-setting throw in the shot put broke the old mark of 55-3.75 set in 2002 by Michael Stacy of the former Powell Valley High School.
John Battle pitcher Madison Hill had no idea she had a no-hitter going until after Tuesday’s game. She struck out the side in the bottom of the fifth, just in case.
“We came out in the first inning putting the bat on the ball much better than we have been doing. And you know in high school baseball if you can put pressure on people, good things will happen.”
Senior McKayla Grasham scored a game-high four goals to lead the Virginia-Wise women’s lacrosse team to a 16-7 MEC win over Charleston on Saturday.
Eastside pounded out nine hits and took advantage of five walks in a 7-2 Cumberland District softball win over Rye Cove on Friday.
The possible change of heart comes after coach Mike Young left Wofford to take the coaching position at Virginia Tech following the exit of Hokies coach Buzz Williams.
John Battle smacked nine hits, took advantage of six Gate City errors and got a solid pitching performance from Madison Hill on Wednesday to take a 10-2 Mountain 7 District softball win at Gate City.
Ridgeview’s Nos. 1-5 batters accounted for 14 hits and all nine runs in a 9-6 Mountain 7 District softball win over Wise Central at Bill Dotson Sr. Field.