Union will host the Mountain 7 District volleyball tournament semifinals and championship this coming week after beating Abingdon in a playoff.
Quarterback Houston Thacker threw for 236 yards and five touchdowns Friday to lead the Raiders to a 40-6 win over the Blue Devils.
ABINGDON — Friday night’s game at Abingdon is for all the marbles — at least as far as the Mountain 7 District is concerned.
BIG STONE GAP — Union’s front line provided the punch it needed to claim a share of the Mountain 7 District volleyball championship Thursday.
WISE — The Virginia-Wise men’s and women’s basketball teams have plenty of motivation heading into the 2018-19 season.
The relentlessness of Gate City’s Luke Reed helped the sophomore earn this week’s top honor for Southwest Virginia.
Union, which has already clinched the district’s No. 1 seed for the Region 2D tournament, can clinch at least a share of the Mountain 7 title with a win over John Battle on Thursday.
The J.I. Burton Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes the former voice of the Raiders for over two decades, the leader of the football chain gang for over four decades and solid athletes from several decades.
Virginia-Wise’s defense dominated from the start, the offense took advantage of its opportunities and the Cavaliers won their second straight game.
The Raiders and Golden Wave swapped scores throughout the night until Burton’s defense made back-to-back stops that would turn the tide.