The Gate City girls and boys soccer teams advanced to the finals of the Mountain 7 District tournament, the Lady Blue Devils winning 4-0 over Abingdon and boys taking a 4-1 victory over Union.
In Saturday night’s second semifinal, an electrical storm and rain forced an hour-and-a-half delay with two outs in the top of the first inning, Gate City batting against Abingdon. The top-seeded Falcons eventually went on to beat the Blue Devils 8-1.
Ridgeview and the weather were the big winners Saturday in the Mountain 7 District softball tournament semifinals at Battle Hill.
After not having an ideal start to the day — finishing fourth in the high jump (4-8) and sixth in the triple jump (31-0.5) — J.I. Burton junior Lydia Blair-James successfully defended her 100-meter hurdles (16.59) and 300 hurdles (49.71) championships.
Nik Williams raced to his third win in a row Friday night at Kingsport Speedway even after a couple of early incidents put him at the back of the field.
The VHSL Region 1D track and field championships took place on Saturday afternoon in Coeburn. Several area athletes showed their stuff and qualified for the Class 1 meet in two weeks in Elkton.
Science Hill’s baseball team is headed back to the TSSAA Class AAA tournament after a wild win over Hardin Valley on Friday.
Scoring nearly a dozen runs will usually win a ballgame, but it didn’t Friday night at Sullivan East. And now the Lady Patriots and their magical 2019 softball season are done.
Thomas Walker pulled off an 8-4 upset of Twin Springs on Friday in the consolation game of the Cumberland District tournament at Alumni Stadium.
Eastside continued its dominance of Cumberland District baseball with an 8-1 win over J.I. Burton on Friday in the tournament championship game at Tracy Stallard Field.
Charlie Weber, a 6-foot-9, 212-pound forward, played at Bishop O’Connell, a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
Chris Casey made Dylan Sanchez’s goal in the 34th minute stand up and Science Hill survived Bearden 1-0 on Thursday in the Region 1-AAA boys soccer tournament title game.
Eastside got strong pitching and timely hitting Thursday to take a 3-1 win over Twin Springs in the Cumberland District tournament championship.
The Gate City boys blanked Lee 3-0 and the Gate City girls routed Ridgeview 8-0 to advance in Mountain 7 District soccer tournament action Thursday.
“Getting a taste of going to the semifinals last year and falling to Brentwood, the eventual champion, we wanted to go back and get another shot. I think we proved tonight we’re better and deeper, and we’re coming for them.”