KINGSPORT — The Mets are coming back.
After a closed session that lasted into Tuesday morning, the Norton City School Board rejected a recommendation not to renew Jim Adams’ coaching contract as J.I. Burton’s football coach.
“We knew what to expect when we came in. We knew Maggie Walker is a powerhouse and our girls had to be at the top of their game with their footwork drills and everything was going to be a factor today.”
Since the start of regional boys tennis play this season, Eastside has played the role of David going against the VHSL Class 2 Goliaths. On Saturday, the Spartans fell against the biggest Class 2 giant of all.
Sterling springs garnered Gate City’s Jon Compton and John Battle’s Madison Hill top honors from the Times News on Friday.
The quartet of inductees will be honored at the J.I. Burton Hall of Fame Night football game on Friday, Oct. 4, when the Raiders host Eastside.
Jim Adams has been involved in J.I. Burton football as head coach, assistant coach and player for over 40 years. The veteran coach said Wednesday that his tenure with the high school football program in Norton may come to an end this year, but not by his own choosing.
Behind the play of sisters Madison Page and Makenzie Page, Radford ruled all aspects of the game on the way to a 6-0 win over Gate City on Tuesday in the VHSL Class 2 girls soccer quarterfinals.
A doubles victory by Sydney Reed and Kaley Jenkins locked up Gate City’s 5-2 VHSL Class 2 semifinal win over Radford on Monday and sent the Lady Blue Devils on to a 15th state final.
Adrienne Morrison tossed a three-hitter in Lebanon’s 4-0 win over Union and Mac Osborne threw a complete-game two-hitter for Richlands in an 8-2 victory over John Battle in Thursday’s Region 2D softball semifinals.