University High, coming off an appearance in the TSSAA Class A baseball tournament and returning key players, is favored to win the 2019 Watauga Valley Conference title.
ETSU accepted a bid to the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament late Sunday night and will host Green Bay on Wednesday at Freedom Hall.
Carrying momentum after making last year’s TSSAA Class AA baseball tournament, Elizabethton was the pick to win the Three Rivers Conference this season.
This could be the year Sullivan East moves to the head of the pack. The Lady Patriots are favored to win the 2019 Three Rivers softball championship, but expect strong challenges from Unicoi and Elizabethton.
“The adversity will make us tougher in the end and I think we will be better for it at the end of the season. Obviously, we wish we weren’t in this situation, but ... they’re handling it well.”
What mattered most for participants in Saturday’s Southwest Virginia Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball games was the chance to put on their high school uniforms one more time and play the game they love.
Tennessee High was a very slight favorite to win the 2019 Big 7 baseball championship, just ahead of Science Hill, and Dobyns-Bennett was a strong third.
There was a consensus about the top spot in the 2019 Big 7 Conference softball race, but it wasn’t focused on one team.
Justin Reed had a strong baseball season last year. Seems the Twin Springs junior has picked up right where he left off.
Football coach Jeremy Pendergraft and boys basketball coach Brian Coomer both submitted their resignations to the Lee County School Board this week, though both plan to keep teaching at Lee.
Todd Foster is settling into his new job as head golf professional at Warriors Path Golf Course in Kingsport.
Robin Dotson, best known as the VHSL Hall of Fame girls basketball coach at Wise Central, has added collegiate golf coach to his resume.
Volunteer baseball picked up its first win of the season, Lady Patriots pulled out a close one and other results from Thursday’s high school baseball and softball slate.
Gate City’s Zac Ervin started his senior year on a roll.
Eastside’s Anna Whited is the defensive player of the year, while Thomas Walker’s Laken Burke was named as the team’s underclassman of the year.