Jim Ailshie imbued the drive to succeed in his children almost before they could walk. But he is first and foremost a family man.
Athletes have been coming out of Big Stone Gap for generations, but perhaps one of the first stars to hail from the Wise County town was Robert Kilbourne.
The depth of the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team is going to come down to some decisions made by the NCAA over the next couple of months.
Current plans call for the inductees to be recognized at Burton’s Hall of Fame Night football game against Twin Springs on Friday, Sept. 18.
ETSU is expected to seek a waiver to have him play immediately.
Lynn View basketball was a dominant power in the Upper Lakes Conference before Granville Arnold came along and that was due in part to his older brothers Rodney and Tommy.
Terry Sturgill is ready to hit the court running after taking over as coach of the J.I. Burton girls basketball program.
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Jalen Riley has a word of advice for East Tennessee State basketball fans. Basically, the former All-Southern Conference guard says they should relax.
A football season that showed promise was followed by good moments in boys and girls basketball, giving Sullivan North reasons to look back fondly on last year’s athletic accomplishments.
Football and girls basketball were the big winners in team sports this past fall and winter at Ridgeview.
Jimmy Moore was a man of great physical stature and an even bigger heart. He was a longtime sports writer, but he was so much more than just someone with a byline in the Saturday paper after the football games.
When Sullivan North opened its doors for the first time in the fall of 1980, Golden Raiders fans knew the boys basketball team would be a special one. After all, North featured one of the area’s best players: two-time all-state player Granville Arnold.
Emili Brooks’ record-breaking efforts in both volleyball and basketball during her senior year at Union earned her Times News Southwest Virginia Female Athlete of the Year honors.
Bradley Dean, who led Gate City to the Region 2D championship and a VHSL Class 2 runner-up finish his senior season, will play his next year of organized basketball in Pennsylvania.