Ted Wilson ushered in the 1990s by leading Dobyns-Bennett to 28 wins and just five losses in his final three years as head coach.
Just like at most every other high school across the nation, Gate City seniors will not have a chance to represent their schools on baseball, softball and soccer fields or tennis courts or tracks this spring.
Through toughness, Mark Palmer starred on the football field at Ervinton. He also has used that toughness in his coaching career to help him rebuild struggling programs.
Never count Dobyns-Bennett junior Jackson Hurst out of a wrestling match.
The 1980s started slowly for Dobyns-Bennett football, but there was lot of success before the decade was over.
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.
A none-too-successful trip to Cincinnati became the start of one of Southwest Virginia’s most successful youth sports programs.
The first edition of the Times News All-Decade team comes from the 1970s. With Tom Pugh and Fred Walton as coaches, the Indians posted five seasons of nine wins or better.
After a loss in the Region 1 final, Dobyns-Bennett junior Tre Morrisette went back to work — and wrestled his way to a state championship.
Mike Locke is stepping down while stepping up.
The two sports Barry Audia is best known for are about as opposite as can be. The former professional boxer has spent the last 28 years as a teacher in the Lee County school system and the past seven as Lee High’s golf coach.
Ollan Cassell — one of the most influential figures in the history of track and field, both nationally and internationally — graduated from Appalachia in 1956.
Former J.J. Kelly star pitcher Doug Bates was the top vote-getter in an informal, weeklong social media poll asking fans to select the top all-time high school baseball players from far Southwest Virginia.
Quay Holmes has always seemed mature beyond his years, so his actions during the coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t come as a surprise.