The 2019-20 athletic year was the year of individual accomplishments at Lee High. While the Generals teams battled throughout tough fall and winter sports, individuals performed strongly on both the golf course and the wrestling mat.
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.
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.
A couple of teams set program records by advancing further than ever before, while a couple of individuals brought home state championships.
The former Gate City star who led the Blue Devils to the VHSL Class 2 state championship in 2018 and has played two years for coach Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown squad announced one week ago that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal.
J.I. Burton has a new volleyball coach in Whitney Lane and Lee High has a new girls basketball coach in Brandon Mosier.
Two local standouts are among nine players from four states who have signed on to play softball next spring at Virginia-Wise.
The VHSL is taking the first steps for the reopening of high school sports in the fall, but when, how and if that will happen remain open-ended questions.
This is the final part of a series featuring the ties between two prominent athletic families connected to Gate City and football.