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King women's wrestling building a dynasty in East Tennessee

The King University women's wrestling program has become the queens of the mat in a short time.The school recently won its sixth national championship in just 1 → Read More

Daniel Boone's Shrewsbury named Tennessee Mr. Football Semifinalist

Daniel Boone's Ben Shrewsbury is already onsidered on of the top kickeer → Read More

The Appalachian League opens second season as collage wood bat league Thursday Night

The Appalachian League will open up its second season as a college wood-bat league on Thursday night. Once again there will be teams in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Elizabethton, and Greeneville. Two of those teams will open the season at home against fellow Western Division foes as Kingsport hosts Greeneville and Johnson City hosts Elizabethton. Bristol is on the road to start the season… → Read More

ETSU breaks ground on $2.75 million Thomas Stadium expansion

The ETSU Athletic department broke ground on a $2. 75 million expansion at Thomas Stadium for the baseball program. The project will include the addition of a turfed indoor training facility with three hitting cages and pitching areas, a team locker room, coaches’ offices, a conference room and sports medicine office . “This is a special time for our baseball program and we are thrilled about… → Read More

Former Crockett star Lewis announces committment to Tennessee

David Crockett grad Austin Lewis announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will be transferring to Tennessee. Lewis played three seasons at Liberty to start his career. In 35 games for the Flames, Lewis had 67 tackles, five sacks, and one forced fumble. He then transferred to ETSU, but had to sit out the 2021 spring season because he played in the fall of 2020 at Liberty. He then missed most of the… → Read More

Former Gate City guard Zac Ervin hits the transfer portal

Former Gate City standout Zac Ervin has hit the transfer portal. Ervin has played the past three seasons at Elon. He would be a grad transfer with two years of eligibility left, thanks to the extra year players were given due to Covid-19. Ervin started 14 games this season for the Phoenix, averaging seven points and three rebounds a game. He won a VHSL state championship with Gate City in 2018. → Read More

Mays overcomes broken neck to become King's leading scorer

How do you measure a man? By his height or by his heart? For years many people have measured King University guard Michael Mays by his 5 '10" frame. "I had a pretty good career coming out of high school," said Mays. "But I only ended up getting one offer. " That one offer came from King University head coach Jason Gillespie, who was at NAIA Reinhart University at the time. "I knew he was going… → Read More

ETSU women start slow, fall to Chattanooga 66-46

The ETSU women's basketball team hit the court for the first time in 23 days, thanks to Christmas and a COVID-19 pause and head coach Simon Harris says they looked like a team that hadn't played in 23 days. The Bucs fell in their Southern Conference opener to Chattanooga 66-46. The Mocs opened the game on a 20-4 run before ETSU finally got their legs underneath them. The game was 46-42 the rest… → Read More

M&M's parting ways with JGR, Kyle Busch after next season

M&M's Mars will end its 14-year relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Kyle Busch after the 2022 season. Kyle Busch released a statement that said in part, “I’m proud that we’ve been able to bring them to victory lane 55 times in the Cup Series, including two Cup Series championships. I know our (No. ) 18 team will work as hard as ever to bring them to victory lane as many times as we can… → Read More

Tennessee-Memphis game canceled due to COVID-19 issues for the Tigers

The college basketball game between Tennessee and Memphis was canceled an hour before tip, due to COVID-19 issues within the Tigers' program. Vols head coach Rick Barnes told reporters inside Bridgestone arena, his team learned about the possible issues with Memphis on the bus as they traveled to the arena. When the Vols arrived at the arena, they learned the game was canceled. The Vols plan to… → Read More

ETSU running back Quay Holmes enters the NFL Draft

ETSU running back Quay Holmes announced on Twitter Monday that he will enter the NFL Draft. Holmes leads Division I FCS in rushing this season and is one of the top three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which is given to FCS's top offensive player. → Read More

Sanders love of food also teaching life lessons

If there's one thing ETSU head coach Randy Sanders loves almost as much as football, it's food. Caption: Sanders talks food at ETSU media conferences. So much so he would consider himself a foodie. "Oh, I love food," said Sanders. Though you may have noticed, his choice of favorite foods aren't necessarily the items you would find on a gourmet menu. "Pizzas, cheeseburgers, fried fish, I love… → Read More

Despite being the underdogs, ETSU feels like it has a lot to lose on Saturday

For most of the season, ETSU has been the favorite to win each week and that puts a lot of pressure on players and coaches. So you might think that being the underdog against a higher seed in North Dakota State, might lift a lot of pressure off of them, But head coach RandySanders doesn't see it that way at all. "We don't worry about what the line on the game is, or who's the favorite. We always… → Read More

Quay Holmes still in the running for the Walter Payton Award

Quay Holmes is among the top three vote-getters for the Walter Payton Award, which is awarded annually to the top offensive player in FCS Football. Holmes is joined in the top three by Eric Barriere of Eastern Washington and Cole Kelley from Southeastern Louisiana. → Read More

Holston has a second chance to take down Galax in 2021

Holston will play in their second state semifinal game of 2021 on Saturday. Back in the spring, the Cavaliers lost at home to Galax in the state semis. Saturday afternoon, Galax will once again be in Damascus and the Cavaliers will get a chance for some payback. → Read More

Historical marker will be unveiled Saturday at site of Virginia's last lynching

The site of one of the darkest moments in our area's history is getting a marker documenting the event. Leonard Woods was lynched in Wise county Virginia in 1927. "Leonard Woods was a miner, a black man originally from Pittsburgh," said Tom Costa, Chair of the Dept. Of History and Philosophy at UVA Wise. "He was working in one of the mines near Jenkins, Kentucky. → Read More

Fans get first look at Desmond Oliver's new look Bucs at ETSU's open practice

About 100 fans showed up at ETSU's Campus Rec Center to check out the new look ETSU basketball team. The Bucs basketball team has just six players returning from last season and a new coaching staff. First-year head coach Desmond Oliver admits his team is still a little rough around the edges, but he sees potential. ETSU will open up the season with an exhibition game against Catawba on November… → Read More

UVA Wise, Tusculum, Emory & Henry drop tough games

Newberry 37, UVA Wise14The UVA Wise football team has its two-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Newberry at home on Saturday. The Cavs were outgained by the Wolves 474-to-262 on offense. Lendon Redwine had 157 yards passing and two touchdowns, one each to J'Quon Anderson and Addison Ironside. Lenoir Rhyne38, Tusculum 31Lenoir Rhyne's Dwayne McGee scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:11… → Read More

The Backstretch Week Thirty-Two: 3 wild nights at BMS, Allmendinger/Burton talk playoffs

On this week's edition of The Backstretch: Was the best weekend of racing ever at Bristol. Are you Team Harvick or Team Elliott. Kaulig Racing teammates AJ Allmendinger and Jeb Burton stop by to talk about the Xfinity Series playoffs. A preview of the race at Las Vegas. Click the photo above to watch this week's segment. → Read More

Hokies tight end and Big Stone Gap-native James Mitchell out for season

Union grad and Virginia Tech tight end James Mitchell is headed toward season-ending knee surgery. His father Jim posted the news on Facebook Monday morning and Hokies head coach Justin Fuente confirmed the news during his weekly media availability. Mitchell left Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee State with an injury. After the game, Fuente said Mitchell would be fine, just a little sore.… → Read More