For the second consecutive night the senior trio of Emili Brooks, Heather Lipps and Jayda Smith carried Union to victory as the Bears downed Patrick Henry 52-41 in the finals of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic held at UVA Wise’s Prior Center.
BRISTOL — Virginia High had a strong effort of 21 points by Tyler Strong in the 65-55 win over Sullivan North in the third-place game of the Ballard Lee Bearcat Tip-Off on Saturday.
Saturday night at Tucker Stadium, the Cyclones didn’t leave a whisper of a doubt. Eighty-one years after the only state football championship in school history, the Cyclones crushed Springfield 30-6 in the TSSAA Class 4A finals.
Union's senior trio - Emili Brooks, Heather Lipps and Jayda Smith - carried the Lady Bears to a 52-41 win over Patrick Henry in Saturday's championship game of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic held at UVA Wise’s Prior Center.
Macy McClellan scored 15 points to lead a balanced Lady Cougars' attack as Sullivan Central downed Daniel Boone 60-50 Saturday to improve to 8-0 on the season. Abbey Crawford added 13, while Parker Hurd and Jaelyn West added 12 and 10 respectively.
Sasha Neglia capped off her high school career finishing 24th in a field of 201 runners with a time of 18:09.0 at the Nike Cross Nationals at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday.
Joltin Harrison led Sullivan Central with 18 points and Ty Barb ended with eight as the Cougars fell to Mountain Heritage (N.C.) Friday night in the DoubleTree Roundball Classic, held in Johnson City.
Other winners across the region Friday night included the University High and David Crockett boys and Sullivan South and Twin Springs girls.
Science Hill went old school to give Farragut its first failing grade of the season. Playing in retro uniforms inside the old Topper Palace, the Hilltoppers defeated the Admirals 69-55 in a battle of previously unbeaten teams in the DoubleTree Roundball Classic.
Avery Strickland hit a pair of free throws with .3 of second left in the game to lift Farragut’s Lady Admirals to a dramatic 44-42 win over host Science Hill in Friday’s opening night of the Doubletree Roundball Showcase.
GRAY — Daniel Boone’s boys basketball team overcame a ragged first half Friday night at Bobby Snyder Gym with a much-better performance after intermission, eventually nabbing an 80-57 Big 7 Conference win over Volunteer.
WISE — The senior trio of Emili Brooks, Jayda Smith and Heather Lipps led the way for Union on Friday as the Bears claimed a 55-43 victory over Sullivan East in the semifinals of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic at UVA Wise.
Sullivan North held Castlewood scoreless in the first half and to just four first-half points in a 43-15 girls win at the Ballard Lee Bearcat Tip-Off Tournament at Virginia High.
Last week’s Nike Cross Country Southeast regional race wasn’t nearly as muddy as the previous year, and Dobyns-Bennett senior Sasha Neglia took full advantage of the opportunity.
In a benefit game between VHSL boys basketball powerhouses Gate City and Eastside, sharpshooter Bradley Dean stole the show.