Consistency and character, built on biblical principles, are two cornerstones upon which Scotty Vermillion chooses to build his program year after year.
Senior point guard Ben Diamond was chosen the Kingsport Times News and Johnson City Press boys basketball player of the year.
Michael McMeans led Sullivan South to a record season on the hardwood that still might not be over.
Ben Diamond was chosen Thursday as the All-Northeast Tennessee basketball player of the year by the Kingsport Times News and Johnson City Press.
There were some nights when Alasia Smith was the best guard on the floor. Other nights, she was the best post player. But every time she put on the Science Hill uniform, she was the most disruptive defensive force on the court.
The Mountain 7 and its predecessor, the Clinch Mountain District, have produced the Class 2 state champion for seven straight years and had a team in the state championship game for the last nine years.
JOHNSON CITY — Science Hill has a busload of good basketball players, but it was nearly impossible not to see Amare Redd standing out in the region tournament.
Three local boys teams (Eastside, Gate City and Wise Central) and two local girls teams (Gate City and Union) continue their quests for gold as the VHSL state basketball tournament gets underway.
In other action, Grundy held off Twin Springs to end the Titans’ season while Patrick Henry edged Eastside and Honaker topped Twin Springs in the 1D girls semifinals.
District basketball was quite a show in Northeast Tennessee, with overtime games and thrilling finishes giving fans their money’s worth. But finding the same exhilaration at the next postseason level likely requires some travel for the semifinal and final rounds.
WISE — Twin Springs played its way into the Region 1D tournament Thursday.
Tonight’s District 1-AA girls’ basketball games at Sullivan East have been postponed to set up a four-game slate of games on Friday at the Dyer Dome.
Mac McClung, Zac Ervin and Bradley Dean each reached the 2,000-point mark for their careers, putting Gate City on the national map.
It is still winter on the calendar, but the spring season is scheduled to open up this weekend for the Virginia-Wise baseball and softball teams.
Dobyns-Bennett will pay tribute to Kingsport Douglass High School by wearing special uniforms and recognizing former Douglass players, cheerleaders and other alumni at Saturday’s basketball games against Jefferson County.