VHSL Class 2 girls basketball state champion Gate City continues to make its mark across the commonwealth. On Tuesday, Lady Blue Devils junior Sarah Thompson was named the Class 2 player of the year and Gate City’s Kelly Houseright was voted coach of the year.
It took one game for Courtney Whitson to show that NCAA Division I basketball wasn’t too big for her.
Back home in Kingsport and facing a situation like none before, Tennessee forward John Fulkerson is doing what he can to hone his basketball skills and keeping up with his classwork.
Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
T.J. McAmis will miss the games and competition, but that’s not what he will miss the most. “Those moments in practice. The quality time that you can spend with them one on one. That’s what I’m going to miss the most about coaching.”
A competitor who goes full speed ahead regardless of the game she is playing, Thomas Walker’s Bella Schwartz ran across a foe in her varsity career that she had a difficult time beating.
Few people have seen more basketball games on a regular basis than Sullivan North clock operator Ed Daugherty.
The sudden and premature end to the college basketball season left East Tennessee State’s players wondering what could have been. It’s a question that will never be answered, but one they might ask themselves every day.
After rubbing elbows with some famous folks, Frank Hare settled down into a life that involved less of a spotlight. He began his student teaching at Blountville Junior High in the spring of 1968. When the 1971-72 school year rolled around, Hare received an opportunity that would change his life’s path.
Eastside’s Ethan Powers and Patrick Henry’s Breanna Yarber are this year’s male and female players of the year for the All-Region 1D basketball teams.
Don’t ask Gary Thompson about his favorite Appalachia or Union game. He’s seen too many to narrow it to just one or two. After all, the 1975 graduate of Appalachia started working basketball games even before he got out of high school.
Eastside’s Ethan Powers and Anna Whited were named to the VHSL Class 1 all-state boys and girls basketball teams announced Tuesday.
Removing the rims and nets from the basketball goals is not something the city wanted to do, but after hearing the latest communications from the CDC and the National Recreation and Parks Association, it was determined it be in the best interest of the citizens.
Former Gate City superstar Mac McClung is going pro. At least that’s the plan for now.
Mac McClung and Logan Reynolds are the best high school basketball players ever to play the game in Southwest Virginia. So say the results of our completely informal, unscientific poll conducted on social media.