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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 48 – Basketball State Championship Week

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This is a big one!! The Coalfields are represented by FOUR teams in Richmond going for state titles. We welcome on all four head coaches this ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 47: Super Bowl Champion Mike Compton

It is the first Pod of 2019! Brady sits in on this one solo, but it is one of the biggest episodes yet! Super Bowl LIII is set for kick off in Atlanta ...
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Mount View’s Larry Thompson resigns; will coach at Wyoming East

A year after its first playoff berth in 12 years, the Mount View Golden Knights are in search of a new football coach. In an announcement via social media on Thursday, Larry Thompson ...
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2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards—CoalfieldSports.com will recognize the achievements of athletes across the region. During the last month, our ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Today we go over the Class 1 and Class 2 finals, and talk about the Graham G-Men, 2018 VHSL Class 2 State Champions. We'll take to ...
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SUCCESS IN SALEM: Graham takes home the gold, whacks Goochland 31-9

Saturday was the type of day for the Graham G-Men that a storybook could not depict any better. Bed sheets hung from bridges in Bluefield, Virginia during the early morning hours on Saturday ...
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VHSL CLASS 1 TITLE: Riverheads rolls to three-peat, trounces Chilhowie 35-7

The mantra for the Chilhowie Warriors this season was “Unfinished Business.” On the opposing sideline, the Riverhead Gladiators countered that statement to model their 2018 season after. “We are not into hash tags ...
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SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

VHSL CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Goochland Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Graham G-Men (13-1) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018. Where: Salem Stadium - Salem, VA. Time: 4:30 p.m. Last meeting: First Meeting All-time record: First Meeting Players to watch: ...
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads

VHSL CLASS 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Riverheads Gladiators (12-1) vs. Chilhowie Warriors (14-0) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Where: Salem Stadium—Salem, VA. Time: 12:00 p.m. Last meeting: 12/10/2017: Riverheads 42 –Chilhowie 0 All-time record: 3rd meeting: Tied 1-1. Players to watch: ...
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1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history

In 1958, the Graham G-Men finished their only unbeaten and untied season with a 10-0 record. Hermitage High of Henrico County edged out the G-Men for the state championship that season. The VHSL ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Pick Em: Virginia State Championships

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports picked five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before the fans selected THE game of the week ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 – Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This week, we go over last weeks state final in West Virginia and the VA semi's. We also talk to both Jeff Robinson of Chilhowie and ...
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STATE WEEK IN SALEM: Graham seeks gold after 17 year absence

The last time the Graham G-Men made a run to the state championship, a 5-foot-10 wide receiver named Ahmad Bradshaw left each opponent Graham faced scratching their heads. Unfortunately for Bradshaw the G-Men, ...
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STATE TITLE WEEK IN SALEM: Chilhowie searches for second state title

As the Chilhowie Warriors take the field Saturday at Salem Stadium, it will mark the second time in 363 days that the Warriors have hit the turf in the Roanoke Valley in search ...
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Warriors dispatch Maroon Tide on way to state championship game

Unfinished business.  Those two words have been the mantra for the Chilhowie Warriors football team in 2018.  Those words are in reference to the quest for a state championship for the small Smyth ...
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Graham wallops Radford, advances to state championship

With Radford having an 11-game winning streak and Graham having a 13-game winning streak, it appeared this match up would be a barn burner. That was not the case, as the G-Men (13-1) throttled the ...
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Ridgeview Lady Wolfpack look to return to the top of the Mountain

TEAM OVERVIEW: One thing is for certain in the girls basketball landscape that is the Mountain 7 District, and that is nothing's for certain.  The Mountain 7 is arguably the best Class 2 ...
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WHEELING WEEK: Polar Bears ice Beavers on way to state title

The Bluefield Beavers traveled to Wheeling Island Stadium with hopes of defending their state title and becoming the first team in school history to win back-to-back titles. The Polar Bears of Fairmont Senior ...
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WHEELING WEEK: Beavers, Polar Bears set in rematch for gold

WVSSAC AA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Bluefield Beavers (12-1) vs. Fairmont Polar Bears (13-0) Date: Friday, November 30, 2018. Where: Wheeling Island Stadium—Wheeling, WV. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 12/1/2017: WVSSAC AA State Championship: Bluefield 29– Fairmont 26 ...
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Bobcats, G-Men set for semifinal match-up

It is always a huge accomplishment for a high school football team to continue play in December. The two-a-days back in August and going to battle week after week, have prepared two teams from southwest ...
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  • 2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

    2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

    The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards—CoalfieldSports.com will recognize the achievements of athletes across the region. During the last month, our staff compiled a list of deserving nominees for a first and second team All CoalfieldSports squad, in addition to an honorable mention.… Read More on 2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Today we go over the Class 1 and Class 2 finals, and talk about the Graham G-Men, 2018 VHSL Class 2 State Champions. We’ll take to Coach Palmer and also get Brady, Ryan and Coach Duble’s reaction to the weekend. As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer »Read More »
  • SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

    SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

    VHSL CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Goochland Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Graham G-Men (13-1) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018. Where: Salem Stadium – Salem, VA. Time: 4:30 p.m. Last meeting: First Meeting All-time record: First Meeting Players to watch: Goochland – QB Devin McCray, RB Connor Popielarz, SS Perry Snead-Johnson Graham – QB Cameron Allen, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner… Read More on SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs »Read More »
  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads

    VHSL CLASS 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Riverheads Gladiators (12-1) vs. Chilhowie Warriors (14-0) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Where: Salem Stadium—Salem, VA. Time: 12:00 p.m. Last meeting: 12/10/2017: Riverheads 42 –Chilhowie 0 All-time record: 3rd meeting: Tied 1-1. Players to watch: Riverheads– FB Jaden Phillips, RB Devin Morris, RB Zac Smiley Chilhowie– RB Greg Sanchez, QB Zach Cale, LB Logan Branson What to… Read More on UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads »Read More »
  • 1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history

    1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history

      In 1958, the Graham G-Men finished their only unbeaten and untied season with a 10-0 record. Hermitage High of Henrico County edged out the G-Men for the state championship that season. The VHSL did not have official state championship playoffs until 1970. They were done in brackets just as they are now. From 1970… Read More on 1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 –  Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 – Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This week, we go over last weeks state final in West Virginia and the VA semi’s. We also talk to both Jeff Robinson of Chilhowie and Tony Palmer of Graham before answering some questions and making picks with Coach Duble! As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 – Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson »Read More »
  • Welcome to Coalfield Sports

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports

    There’s a pride in this area we call home; most call it the coalfields. It’s a pride in our heritage, the beautiful scenery we call home, the uniqueness of every town and of course, high school athletics. Your buddy from Indiana may be the worlds largest Colts fan. Maybe you went to college with a… Read More on Welcome to Coalfield Sports »Read More »
  • SWVA: Where high school football is king

    SWVA: Where high school football is king

    Growing up in southwest Virginia, there are some things people wait for annually. Bristol race weekend in April and August, when the carnival and the fair come to town, holidays and then, perhaps, what some may argue is the most important. The beginning of two-a-days in high school football. I was born and raised in… Read More on SWVA: Where high school football is king »Read More »
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