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 guy who eats, sleeps and breathes the Yankees.
Maybe you’re like me and you’ve found a love for soccer that rivals that of American football.
But they’ll never love a Friday night in the fall the same way you do.
It’s woven into your fabric your very meaning. We are our hometowns. And how amazing that feeling is.
No matter where I go, I’m a Blue Tornado first and foremost.
And that’s not a trait unique to a town in the western end of Tazewell County.
We are Panthers, Blue Devils, Eagles and Pioneers. Some are Falcons, some are Rebels and some are Trojans. Bulldogs, Tide, Wave; we have it all. And it’s who we are.
So welcome to Coalfield Sports. We are a sister site to the message boards that started this whole thing: www.swvasports.com. Oh yeah, there’s a link up top to take you straight there. Join the site and join in on the fun.
Our SWVA Sports Podcast is hosted here. You’ll find that link up top, too.
We will strive to bring you interactive elements all season. Q&A’s with various folks from the area, players of the week (and year), a weekly Top 10 that comes straight from SWVA Sports.
The two sites are meant to work in conjunction with each other to bring you the absolute best coverage we can bring you from our little slice of heaven.
Welcome to Coalfield Sports. Welcome to The Pride. – Ryan Dye
- The town of Narrows will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Green Wave faithful will be at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field in Pearisburg. Narrows (3-0) will travel five miles up route 460 to face their arch rival, Giles (0-3). While the series is lopsided in Giles’ favor, this is always… Read More on Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown »Read More »
- EMORY, Va. — After losing a substantial amount of production to graduation, most Bearcat fans knew the 2019 campaign had the potential to start on shaky ground. Few expected the onslaught that Tazewell unleashed Friday night. After the Bristol Pirates clinched their first playoff berth in 17 years, it was announced that the game would… Read More on Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14 »Read More »
- Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Abingdon at Gate City: The reigning Mountain 7… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Game of the Week! »Read More »
- Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/05/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted! Read More »
- The Abingdon Falcons reminded everyone Friday night why they are the defending Mountain 7 District champions. In the first game of the season the Falcons welcomed the John Battle Trojans to Falcon Stadium. Abingdon picked up right where they left off last year, picking up 12 first downs and playing solid defense on there way… Read More on Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14 »Read More »
- After playing the Union Bears close in two games last season, Gate City done it’s best to hang around and pull the upset against the Bears on Saturday. Union’s stout defense and the 1, 2 punch of Zavier Lomax and Peyton Honeycutt proved to be the difference as Union outlasted the Devils 26-6 inside the… Read More on Union claws their way by Gate City »Read More »
- After slipping and sliding their way by Hurley last week in the mud, the Eastside Spartans moved their Cumberland clash with the Twin Springs Titans to the turf surface at Wise Central High School. The turf proved beneficial to both offenses as the Spartans outlasted the Titans 43-30 in a game that saw the two… Read More on Stansberry leads Spartans past Titans »Read More »
- It was only week three but the stakes were high coming in to Friday nights showdown at B.C. White Stadium in Castlewood. The Raiders from J.I. Burton rolled in to Russell County looking to earn their first victory of the season while Castlewood was looking to improve to 2-0 and earn an ever so important… Read More on Burton gets on track with big win at Castlewood »Read More »
- While the sky was sputtering rain drops on Saturday afternoon inside Five Star Stadium, the Ridgeview Wolfpack offense was raining touchdowns. The Pack raced out to a 35-0 lead at halftime and never looked back in a 42-0 throttling of the home standing Lee High Generals. Senior quarterback Nick Phillips had himself a day as… Read More on Phillips, Wolfpack ambush Generals »Read More »
- On a muddy and rain soaked field at Carl McConnell Stadium, the big boys in the trenches dominated on both sides of the ball for the Eastside Spartans as they slid past the Hurley Rebels 15-0 in their season opener. Coming off of a 360 plus yard rushing performance last week at Rye Cove, Hurley’s… Read More on Eastside powers through rain, mud to outduel Rebels »Read More »
- Coming off of a 2-8 season, not many folks were looking at the John Battle Trojans to go in to Legion Field and beat a Gate City team that earned a playoff berth last season. The folks from Exit 7 would have told you otherwise. John Battle’s Jack Thurston ran the veer to near perfection… Read More on John Battle shocks Gate City at Legion Field »Read More »
- Castlewood used a three headed rushing attack of Landon Taylor, Mickey Carter and Jeremiah Allen to storm their way past county rival Honaker on Tuesday night. Taylor and Carter combined to rush for 225 yards and three touchdowns on the evening as Castlewood dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. A… Read More on Castlewood throttles Honaker »Read More »
- The morning rain made for a muddy game Monday night in Chilhowie between the Warriors and the J.I. Burton Raiders. The weather no doubt played a major factor in the game and played right into the hands of the Chilhowie Warriors. Led by a stout defensive effort from three seniors, Chilhowie held the electric Burton… Read More on Chilhowie edges Burton »Read More »
- John Matt Justus got it done on both sides of the ball for the Hurley Rebels in their season opening win over the Rye Cove Eagles in Clinchport on Monday night. Justus ran for three touchdowns while Alex Duty went over the century mark and added a touchdown in the 36-28 win. Rye Cove senior… Read More on Rebels shoot down Eagles »Read More »
- It wasn’t foggy this go around but it sure was a cold one in the mountains of Dickenson County as Mountain 7 rivals Wise Central and Ridgeview opened their respective seasons. Ridgeview was left with a sour taste in their mouth as the Warriors sent the Wolfpack home in last seasons Region 2D semifinals with… Read More on Warriors derail Wolfpack atop Rose Ridge »Read More »
- The Bucket will be staying in Big Stone Gap. Union used a ferocious defensive attack and a steady running game en route to a 28-0 season opening victory over the Lee High Generals on Monday night at Bullitt Park. The pandemic limited crowd was small but they were on their feet early as junior… Read More on Bears maul Generals in Brawl for the Bucket »Read More »
- Union Bears Last seasons record (9-3) The defending Mountain 7 champions are faced with the daunting task of replacing All State running back and linebacker Mason Polier who accounted for 130 tackles last season while rushing for nearly 1,900 yards and 30 touchdowns. That’s not all. Bryce Guerrant who was a leader on both sides… Read More on Ridgeview, Wise Central Hoping to Unseat Union in Mountain 7 »Read More »