Carl Torbush spent most of his career as a football coach, so it was unexpected that one of his most memorable moments came at a basketball game.
In the mid-to-late 1970s, the Clintwood Greenwave — under the direction of the late Ralph Cummins — built a football dynasty that seemed invincible. That is until one October night in 1979.
Sections of the VHSL, ACC and Virginia record books could be confused with memory books for Thomas Jones, who easily won an informal vote as the best running back to come out of Southwest Virginia.
Dobyns-Bennett had a weapon at the quarterback position in football. When basketball season came, the Indians used Zane Whitson in a different way. Together it was two very successful seasons.
There were several highlights for Daniel Boone during the school year, including the volleyball team making a run to Murfreesboro.
One of Southwest Virginia’s greatest football legends has one of the best unheralded stories from his days on the baseball diamond.
Union’s Mason Polier, who starred in three sports this past year, recently took time out to answer some questions about his senior season, the toll of having no sports to play this spring and his future.
Dotson followed a career path that even he could not imagine when he was an all-district football and all-state basketball player at Clintwood.
This is the final part of a series featuring the ties between two prominent athletic families connected to Gate City and football.
Volunteer sophomore Jon Wes Lovelace was one of four Falcons to win Region 1 individual titles during an athletic year that saw championships on the course, in the pool and on the mat.
The fall of 2019 was a strong season for Thomas Walker athletics, one that included a record-breaking run for the volleyball team. Other Pioneers teams made their marks during the fall and winter seasons before the pandemic struck.
Cherokee didn’t miss its chance to ring the bell for good performances in athletics. High notes came in football and girls bowling.
Virginia Tech junior James Mitchell is improving on the football field each season. That’s pretty remarkable considering he was one of the top high school players to ever come through Southwest Virginia.
Preseason camp is always tough on college football players. The next one might be the toughest, says Al Johnson, the strength coach for the East Tennessee State football team.
Chad Beasley drew lots of praise and accolades for his play on the football field. But the former NFL offensive lineman and defensive standout at Virginia Tech and Gate City really does not focus on that.