July 15, 2024


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SW Virginia teams hit new gear for postseason | Sports

Southwest Virginia higher college sports followers will have an abundance of occasions to choose from this week.

In addition to district baseball, softball and soccer tournaments, the Region 2D and Region 1D track and discipline fulfills and VHSL Course 2 and Course 1 tennis championships are on faucet.

Here’s a appear at the week forward.


Mountain 7 District

Class 3 Abingdon (12-) rolled through the typical season and superior to the Region 3D match irrespective of what the Falcons do in the district tournament.

The greatest dilemma heading into the Mountain 7 tourney is which Class 2 faculty will advance as the district’s prime seed.

Gate City (8-4), Sensible Central (8-4) and John Battle (8-4) tied for next put in the district after every lost to Abingdon twice and split their games with each individual other.

By rule, a blind drawing determined the seeding for the district tourney. Gate Town gained the draw and is the 2nd seed. Central is the third seed and Battle the fourth.

The event opens Tuesday. Seventh-seeded Ridgeview (-12) travels to Gate Metropolis, Central hosts sixth-seeded Union (2-10) and fifth-seeded Lee Higher (4-8) goes to Battle.

In Thursday’s semifinals, the Struggle-Lee winners goes to Abingdon and the Gate Town-Ridgeview and Central-Union winners meet at the residence of the greater seed.

The championship and consolation online games are slated for Friday. The bigger-seeded crew in every single is the host.

Cumberland District

The Cumberland tournament begun Friday. Twin Springs eliminated Castlewood 8-2 and Thomas Walker defeated Rye Cove 6-1 to advance.

The semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday when leading-seeded Eastside (9-3) hosts fourth-seeded Twin Springs (6-7) and 3rd-seeded Thomas Walker (6-7) visits 2nd-seeded J.I. Burton (6-4). Both online games are at 6 p.m.

The championship and consolation games are Thursday at the household of the greater seeds.


Mountain 7 District

John Battle, the 2019 champion, yet again received the normal-time district title

The top-seeded Girl Trojans (12-), coached by previous Coeburn Large University and King standout Hannah Cress, also have the No. 1 seed for following week’s Location 2D tournament.

Monday’s opening-spherical game titles have fourth-seeded Gate Metropolis (6-6) web hosting fifth-seeded Abingdon (6-6), No. 7 Union (1-11) touring to 2nd-seeded Intelligent Central (9-3) and 3rd-seeded Ridgeview (7-5) hosting sixth-seeded Lee Substantial (1-11).

In Tuesday’s semifinals, Battle hosts the Gate City-Abingdon winner and Monday’s other winners assembly at the dwelling of the increased seed.

The championship and consolation games are Thursday, also at the home of the increased seed.

Cumberland District

For the 1st time in a 10 years, a team other than Eastside is the top seed.

Thomas Walker (9-2) gained the common-time title for the first time to receive the No. 1 seed, and Eastside (10-2) is the 2 seed. Both equally have very first-spherical byes for the district match, which opens Tuesday. Fifth-seeded J.I. Burton (4-8) usually takes on fourth-seeded Castlewood (5-5) at Lebanon and sixth-seeded Rye Cove (2-10) goes to third-seeded Twin Springs (8-4).

In Wednesday’s semifinals, Thomas Walker hosts the Castlewood-Burton winner and the Twin Springs-Rye Cove winner goes to Eastside.

The championship and consolation games are Thursday at the household of the larger seeds.


Mountain 7 Boys

The event commences Monday with 3 matches.

Fifth-seeded John Battle travels to fourth-seeded Union, seventh-seeded Lee Large goes to 2nd-seeded Abingdon and third-seeded Intelligent Central hosts sixth-seeded Ridgeview.

Tuesday’s semifinals have top rated-seeded Gate Metropolis hosting the Union-Struggle winner and the winners of Abingdon-Lee and Central-Ridgeview meeting at the house of the increased seed.

The championship and consolation game titles are Thursday at the household of the increased-seeded groups.

Mountain 7 Ladies

1st-round enjoy is set for Tuesday when fourth-seeded Union hosts fifth-seeded Gate Town at Appalachia, second-seeded Abingdon welcomes seventh-seeded Lee and sixth-seeded Ridgeview goes to third-seeded John Struggle.

Thursday’s semifinals have Intelligent Central internet hosting the Union-Gate Town winner and the Abingdon-Lee and Battle-Ridgeview winners experiencing off at the home of the increased seed.

The championship and consolation matches are Friday at the house sites of the bigger seeds.

Point out TENNIS

The VHSL tennis tournaments open up Monday with many region athletes in action.

In Monday’s staff semifinals, Location 2D girls champion Smart Central travels to Radford, Region 1D girls champ J.I. Burton goes to Auburn and Region 2D boys winner John Struggle normally takes on Radford at Virginia Tech.

Staff championships are Thursday. The Class 2 finals are at Virginia Tech and the Course 1 title match is at Blacksburg Large School.

State singles and doubles participate in is at the Virginia Tech courts.

In the Course 2 boys singles semifinals on Friday, Gate City’s Quinton Smith plays Radford’s Jonathan Gilmore. That championship match is scheduled for Saturday.

Friday’s Class 2 women singles semifinals involve Gate City’s Amelia Jennings going through Radford’s Harper Minarik. That championship match is slated for Saturday.

In Course 1 ladies singles engage in, Thomas Walker’s Dannah Saylor performs Auburn’s Sara Nichols on Friday with the winner advancing to Saturday’s closing.

The doubles groups of John Battle’s Peyton Mumpower and Briggs Crabtree (Class 2 boys), Wise Central’s Hannah McAmis and Tellie Stafford (Course 2 women) and Thomas Walker’s Hannah Saylor and Leslie Gibson (Class 1 girls) compete in the condition semifinals Thursday at Virginia Tech. The doubles finals are Friday, also at Tech.

Monitor AND Subject

The Location 2D keep track of and subject championship is Wednesday at Bullitt Park in Huge Stone Gap.

The Region 1D fulfill is Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Coeburn.