The pendulum swung quickly in a 30-second span toward the end of the second quarter Thursday night.
As gates opened at the ballpark, clouds rolled out. Skies cleared, revealing the mountain backdrop behind the lit video board in right field and scoreboard in left. And fans starving for baseball in Hill City got their wish, 600-plus days after the Hillcats last took the diamond.
After a 610-day layoff, fans will file back into the stadium to see the Hillcats compete again, for the first time since the 2019 season.
STUARTS DRAFT — Keyshawn Baker stood among a sea of white jerseys during Saturday’s postgame ceremony. The burly running back looked at his Ap…
Members of the Appomattox Raiders football program have stepped up to accomplish the task set before them thus far. They need to do the same now, for just 48 more minutes, in Saturday's Class 2 state title game against Stuarts Draft.
APPOMATTOX — One’s a veteran with plenty of big-game experience and leadership skills. The other’s a young athlete with all the upside in the world.
Rustburg recorded a 3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-14, 25-13) to cap a perfect season and capture the state title.
As the Raiders go for a second straight title, and fifth in six years, Smith likely will be watching and communicating live with the sideline once again.
It’s been nearly three decades since Rustburg volleyball captured a state title. In the years between the raising of the 1992 banner in the Rustburg High School gym and the current season, the sport has changed significantly.
There were moments of frustration and pain (this of the physical type, thanks to an out-of-the-blue cramp) and moments of joy. Then, when she …