Daniel Norris is the real deal.
Daniel Norris’ Twitter profile features this bold declaration: “I live to find 3 things. 1. Eternal life. 2. The strike zone & 3. Good waves.”
Daniel Norris might be the pride of Johnson City, Tennessee, but some of the best baseball moments for the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays occurred in Bristol.
When left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris is inserted into a game by Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons for his big-league debut, the former Science Hill High School star will join a long list of local players to compete at baseball’s highest level.
It was the perfect stage for one of the most popular forms of theatre in the Mountain Empire.
Tanner Krietemeier was one of four Danville players with two hits and he drove in a pair of runs to lead the Braves to an 8-5 win over the Princeton Rays and a sweep of the best-of-three series in the first round of the Appalachian League playoffs.
Daniel Norris’ superb 2014 season will end in the major leagues.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night in a game matching two quarterbacks returning from injuries that ended their 2013 seasons prematurely.
The left side of Princeton’s infield has left the Rays on the brink of elimination.
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An Abingdon High School cheerleader waits with the banner before the season opener at John Battle High School Friday night as the team gathers in the background, ready to play.
The John Battle Trojans take the field, ready to defend their home turf against the visiting Abingdon Falcons Friday night.
The Abingdon Falcons take the field Friday night for their season opener at John Battle High School.
Battle's Christian Estes finds himself facing a good portion of the Abingdon defense during Friday night's season opening game.
John Battle's Wesley Blaylock runs for short gain against Abingdon's defense Friday night.
Bristol native Jay Vandeventer placed third – just one shot off the lead – at the Canadian PGA Tour’s Wildfire Invitational, a four-round event in Peterborough, Ontario, which concluded on Sunday.
Emory & Henry went 2-2 over the weekend at the 20th Annual Cougar Classic at Averett University in Danville, Va.
Rye Cove High School senior running back Tyler Barnette spent part of his Saturday afternoon attending the annual Duffield Daze community event in Scott County. The festivities had nothing on what went down Friday night in Clinchport.
Devon Johnson’s first game as Marshall University’s starting running back was an unquestioned success.
Emory & Henry posted a 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 25-11 victory over Guilford, but suffered a 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 setback to Averett on Saturday during the Cougar Invitational in Danville, Virginia.
Virginia High graduate Justin Grimm not only closed out the Chicago Cubs’ 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night by pitching a scoreless ninth inning, he also put his name in the Major League Baseball record book.
Traquan Oliver scored four touchdowns and Hurley amassed 330 yards of total offense in taking a 36-15 victory over East Ridge on Friday night during the annual Pike County Bowl in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Emory & Henry battled to a 110-minute scoreless tie with Earlham (Indiana) College on Saturday. E&H goalkeepers Tim Coulter and Dider Grillet combined for six saves.
An early lead is nothing but dead weight when Tennessee High and Sullivan South get together on the gridiron.
John Battle put up a new scoreboard on its football field over the summer, and Abingdon nearly blew it up Friday night.
There was a time over the summer when Gate City High School senior Caleb Herron contemplated not playing football this season. The folks from Richlands probably wish he would have just packed it up and stayed at the house on Friday night.
The Chilhowie-Marion football meeting is always an emotionally charged event. For Scarlet Hurricane senior Sam Wagner, the emotions surrounding this year’s game were especially intense.
Jake Kowalski ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns to lead Twin Valley to a history-making 28-0 win Friday over Grundy.
Malik Davis was cramping in both legs and the pain was getting progressively worse, but Tazewell’s senior quarterback wanted to finish the job against the Virginia High Bearcats.
It was a typical Lebanon-Honaker football game – close.
Prep football scores from all over Tennessee.
Prep football scores from all over Virginia
Neth Gardner knew he was in trouble as soon as he heard the pop.
Two days before one of the biggest football games of his life – a.k.a. his head coaching debut – Derrick Patterson was wrapping the injured shoulder of one of his Holston High School players in the fieldhouse moments before practice commenced.
Down 2-0 to Lebanon, the Honaker Tigers fought back from the brink to pick up a 17-25, 20-25, 25-13, 27-25, 15-13 volleyball win at home on Thursday night.
BRISTOL, Va. – It was do-or-die for the Danville Braves and they did it right.
Another year, another achievement for the Elizabethton Twins.
The shank was merely metaphorical, but the Shaw was plenty real in Tennessee High’s redemption tale.
That sad last day, like the inevitable last game, will come soon enough.
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When Trey Crook exchanged his jersey and helmet for a cap and gown and walked across the stage like it was the goal line, Marion lost its on-field general.
Kelsey Barry provided 11 kills, 19 digs and 21 service points and Nadia Ashiq scooped up 25 digs as Richlands picked up a 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24 win over Twin Valley on Wednesday.
Virginia High will host its “Meet the Bearcats” fall sports extravaganza at the school today beginning with a hot dog supper at 5 p.m.
It is the first time since 2009 that E&H has been picked to finish above last in league play.
Trae Arbet initiated the fun with a prodigious blast, while Cory Rhodes punctuated things with a strikeout. In between, the Bristol Pirates simply dominated.
The Mets kept their playoff hopes alive for an extra inning, but in the end Kingsport’s season went kaput.
There was once a time, a time not so very long ago, when the Tennessee High football team didn’t lose five games every year.
Outlook: The Falcons ended last season in nightmarish fashion, dropping a 52-14 decision at Marion. That was the final chapter on the coaching run for former AHS head coach John Bowles.
At 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, Lebanon senior linebacker Charlie Fields is one of the smallest football players in the Southwest District. According to his teammates and head coach, Fields is also one of the toughest cats in the SWD.
If Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment conglomerate is looking for some new talent, Nathan Tomaszewski might be a good hire.
Forget the state tournament for now.
Ali Morgan dished out 25 assists and had 12 digs along with two aces and one kill to lead Union to a 25-21, 25-14, 25-16 win over Eastside.
Tanner Murphy clubbed a solo home run and Mike Dodig delivered a two-run double to lead the Danville Braves to an Appalachian League victory Tuesday over Princeton by a 7-5 final.
From the opening practice to media day, new Wise County Central head football coach Luke Owens has stressed one theme.
Outlook: Fans around Southwest Virginia were alarmed last season after Gate City began the season with a 1-4 record while allowing an average of 42 points per game. The Blue Devils didn’t lose again until the third round of the playoffs against Buckingham County.
A pitching victory might not mean much to those advanced stat-heads and Sabermetricians, but it can still make a guy smile.
The renewal of the crosstown Bristol volleyball rivalry was a success Monday – for both squads.
Randy LeBlanc did some blanking on Sunday night, while his team was doing what they normally do.
Outlook: Clintwood has gone 32-7 over the past three years, collecting three district titles and a state championship during that span. In the program’s final season of existence (consolidation looms) the Greenwave must replace some key personnel to keep that string of success intact.
Occupying the top two spots in the Cumberland District preseason coaches poll are the Clintwood Greenwave and J.I. Burton Raiders.
No doubt the most popular player in the history of professional baseball with the name Oswald was for-mer Washington Senator third baseman Oswald (Ossie) Bluege who played from 1922-39.
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