Ridgeview and the weather were the big winners Saturday in the Mountain 7 District softball tournament semifinals at Battle Hill.
Thomas Walker pulled off an 8-4 upset of Twin Springs on Friday in the consolation game of the Cumberland District tournament at Alumni Stadium.
Eastside got strong pitching and timely hitting Thursday to take a 3-1 win over Twin Springs in the Cumberland District tournament championship.
Top-seeded and regular-season champion Eastside (14-6) advanced to the title game with a 11-2 win over Rye Cove (8-13), while second-seeded Twin Springs took an 11-1 win over J.I. Burton (11-11) in the tournament semifinals Wednesday at McConnell Stadium.
Eastside and J.I. Burton will face off Friday for the Cumberland District tournament title. The Spartans topped Thomas Walker 6-0 and the Raiders outlasted Twin Springs 6-4 in eight innings on Tuesday.
Abingdon earned home-field advantage for the Mountain 7 District boys soccer tournament. A question remains, however, about exactly where that home-field advantage will be.
On a day that saw J.I. Burton junior Lydia Blair-James rack up five championships, Castlewood swept the team titles in the Cumberland track and field meet in Coeburn.
Freshman Caleb McCurdy highlighted J.I. Burton’s 13-hit onslaught with a three-run home run and the Raiders rolled into the Cumberland semifinals with a 19-4, five-inning win over Rye Cove on Friday.
Alec Haston, a former offensive lineman at Tennessee and Tennessee Tech, is the new football coach at Lee High.
High school sports head into postseason play in Southwest Virginia this coming week with tournaments in the Class 2 Mountain 7 and Class 1 Cumberland districts.