A none-too-successful trip to Cincinnati became the start of one of Southwest Virginia’s most successful youth sports programs.
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.
If Frank Hare played a game of “6 degrees of separation” with most Northeast Tennessee folks, it would likely be hard to trump his collection. From Pennsylvania to Arizona to Milligan to Bluff City, he can share more than a handful of good stories.
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.
Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The NCAA will permit Division I spring sports student-athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility.
I like to experience a lot of different sports and I love seeing historic moments. That makes the game that much better knowing that you can say: “I remember that because I was there.”
Jackson McDavid should have had three Big 7 pitching starts under his belt by now. Instead, the Dobyns-Bennett senior is seeking creative ways to keep his edge while idled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sports is a family thing for new Wise Central volleyball coach Lucindy Lawson, whose two sisters, father and brother-in-law all are in the coaching ranks.
Kingsport Mets general manager Brian Paupeck says the team is doing what it can to prepare for the Appalachian League season, even if nobody is certain if and when it will start.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close all public schools in Virginia for the remainder of the school year brings about big questions regarding high school sports for the spring and beyond.
Umpire Will Little, a Johnson City native, took some time to elaborate on how difficult the shutdown of spring training and the delay of opening day have been on his profession and favorite game.
The NCAA doesn’t have a record for strikeout-to-walk ratio in its record books, but it’s pretty safe to say few pitchers have approached Landon Knack’s 51-to-1 mark.
Like the rest of America, right now there are more questions than answers for Will Craig and the rest of professional baseball.
Kingsport City Schools and Sullivan County Schools suspended spring sports Sunday because of the national health emergency, and Dobyns-Bennett athletic director Frankie DeBusk said he understands the decision.