Ten games into his freshman season at Georgetown, former Gate City star Mac McClung is making strong inroads at the college level.
The Blue’s Carter Rivenburg scored on a 57-yard touchdown run and Levonne Terry, Rivenburg’s co-MVP, ripped off a 53-yard touchdown run to highlight their team’s seven-TD day in a 45-17 win over the Red at Virginia-Wise’s Carl Smith Stadium.
Johnson Central rode the points of four individual champions Saturday to pull away with the team championship in the annual Bobby Bates Classic wrestling tournament at the Virginia-Wise Prior Convocation Center.
Athletes taking part in the 10th annual FCA All-Star football game went from practicing in the snow to playing on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon at J. Fred Johnson Stadium, where the West took a 42-17 victory.
Sullivan East sank a colossal 18 3-point shots on Saturday night in an 88-59 whipping of John Battle that capped the weekend’s FCA Hoops Classic at the Dyer Dome.
The 10th annual FCA All-Star football game took place Saturday at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport. The West team won the lopsided affair 42-17, but the whole point of the week was to bond and build relationships with new teammates and coaches.
In other games Friday, the Sullivan East and Sullivan South boys picked up victories in the FCA Hoops Classic and the Science Hill girls ended Daniel Boone’s Big 7 Conference winning streak at 34.
In Friday’s nonconference girls game, the Lady Indians kept on trucking and claimed their 10th win in 11 outings with a 69-31 stroll past the Lady Greene Devils.
In the girls’ game, Central pulled away to a big lead and then held off a late-game rally by Gate City to take the 50-41 Mountain 7 victory.
Dobyns-Bennett welcomed Greeneville to the Buck Van Huss Dome for a nonconference varsity basketball twin bill on Friday. The hosts swept the night, the boys winning 61-43 and the girls 69-31.
In other games Thursday night, South’s boys rode a balanced offense to a win over Cherokee, and KACHEA ambushed the North boys on their home court.
On Thursday night at the Dickie Warren Dome, the Lady Cougars kept winning with a comfortable 64-43 decision over Three Rivers rival Sullivan East, and the Central boys followed by rallying for a stunning win.
John Battle used a full-court pressure defense to create 14 first-half turnovers and plenty of points in transition to jump out to an early lead before having to hang on for a 46-38 nondistrict win over J.I. Burton on Thursday night.
Gate City had a rough start opening up its basketball regular season Wednesday before pulling away from Mountain 7 District foe Lee High.
Several seniors from Southwest Virginia football teams will have one more shot at putting on the pads and playing competitively on the high school level this weekend in the VHSCA and FCA all-star games.