Eastside outscored Wise County rival and Class 2 Union 19-12 in the fourth quarter to break a 46-46 tie and take a 63-56 nondistrict win Monday night.
The Blue’s Carter Rivenburg scored on a 57-yard touchdown run and Levonne Terry, Rivenburg’s co-MVP, ripped off a 53-yard touchdown run to highlight their team’s seven-TD day in a 45-17 win over the Red at Virginia-Wise’s Carl Smith Stadium.
Johnson Central rode the points of four individual champions Saturday to pull away with the team championship in the annual Bobby Bates Classic wrestling tournament at the Virginia-Wise Prior Convocation Center.
In the girls’ game, Central pulled away to a big lead and then held off a late-game rally by Gate City to take the 50-41 Mountain 7 victory.
John Battle used a full-court pressure defense to create 14 first-half turnovers and plenty of points in transition to jump out to an early lead before having to hang on for a 46-38 nondistrict win over J.I. Burton on Thursday night.
Gate City had a rough start opening up its basketball regular season Wednesday before pulling away from Mountain 7 District foe Lee High.
Several seniors from Southwest Virginia football teams will have one more shot at putting on the pads and playing competitively on the high school level this weekend in the VHSCA and FCA all-star games.
After enjoying a large halftime lead, the Lady Bears (4-0) held off a furious rally from the Lady Wildcats (2-3) to take a 50-37 victory on Saturday, the final night of play at the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off basketball tournament at the Virginia-Wise Prior Center.
Virginia-Wise got a triple-double from Michal Seals and double-double from Jordan Pointer on the way to a 105-82 Mountain East Conference win over Glenville State on Saturday.
WISE — Wise Central had plenty of chances to win it. Instead, Shelby Valley held on for the dramatic victory.