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 »
- Todd Tiller was named the new head football coach at Ridgeview High School on April 20th. Tiller becomes the second head coach in Wolfpack history, succeeding Rick Mullins at the helm of the school in Dickenson County. Mullins retired following a successful tenure, leading the Pack to four playoff campaigns in five seasons. Tiller is… Read More on Tiller Named Head Coach of Wolfpack »Read More »
- Cousins Mason Polier and Johnny Satterfield wrapped up a stellar season on the wrestling mat for Union High School. Each brought home a third place finish in the VHSL class 2A state wrestling tournament this past February, Polier in the 220 pound class and Satterfield in the 160 pound class. Polier is wrapping up an… Read More on Family Affair: Polier and Satterfield garner All State wrestling honors »Read More »
- Over the course of his 23-year tenure as the head coach at Richlands, Greg Mance never failed to leave his team with a simple message before they took the field on a Friday night. “What is the last thing I tell you every Friday night?” The teenage clad of blue and white immediately… Read More on THE END OF AN ERA: Richlands’ Greg Mance to coach at Loris (SC) »Read More »
- Fans who spent their Friday nights at Bullitt Park will now be able to make the 17 mile trek from Big Stone Gap to Carl Smith Stadium in Wise to watch Mason Polier on Saturday afternoons for the UVA Wise Cavaliers. The 6’2 220 pound Polier, who starred on both sides of the ball for… Read More on Union’s Mason Polier signs on dotted line to continue football career at UVA Wise »Read More »
- Twin Springs High School baseball standout Justin Reed has signed on the dotted line to continue both his academic and baseball careers at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Reed will begin his journey in the Fall of 2020 and dig his cleats in to the new dirt at Burchell Stallard Field for long… Read More on Twin Springs’ Reed inks with UVA Wise to continue his baseball career »Read More »
- The Patrick Henry Rebels laid claim to the programs first ever regional football title this past Saturday with a 24-0 victory over the J.I. Burton Raiders at Emory & Henry’s Fred Selfe Stadium. The three headed attack of Dakota Rector, Cody Smith and Zach Brown led the way on offense for the Rebels as they… Read More on Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals »Read More »
- The 37-35 win over Graham back in September at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield against Graham was one that will be talked about forever in the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Last Fridays 48-7 loss to the G-Men was one that folks will want to forget. However, this loss will hang around until… Read More on Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals »Read More »
- Perhaps no one outside of the picturesque towns of Pound and Wise could have predicted the outcome of Friday night’s contest between the Ridgeview Wolfpack and the Wise Central Warriors. In week three of the regular season, the Wolfpack had dispatched the Warriors with ease 41-20. Trenton Adkins ran through the Central defense and made… Read More on Warriors continue incredible season, shock Wolfpack »Read More »
- Galax and Auburn are set to square off for the second time this season and the 27th time overall. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in the playoffs. Galax has won 5 out of the last 7 meetings between the two and have won three in a row, including a… Read More on Galax, Auburn set to lock horns in Region 1C semi’s »Read More »
- Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-2) VS. Wise Central Warriors (9-2) Region 2D Semifinal When: Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Where: The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time: Ridgeview leads 4-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 41-20 on September 13, 2019 in Norton, Va.) For the second consecutive year, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central… Read More on Wolfpack, Warriors set for playoff rematch »Read More »
- The Raiders are set to welcome the Warriors in what will be the second playoff meeting between to the two squads. Chilhowie knocked off Burton back in the 2017 playoffs in Chilhowie by a score of 42-7 in the Region 1D championship game to advance to the state semi finals. Chilhowie is currently 7-0 in… Read More on J.I. Burton set to host Chilhowie in region 1D semi’s »Read More »
- photo* SWVA Photography The goal at the start of the season for many of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football players was to win a state championship. The Wolfpack are one win closer after Friday night’s opening round playoff victory over the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. The Wolfpack dominated and were never challenged in the 49-7 triumph. All… Read More on Wolfpack Dispatch Hurricanes 49-7 »Read More »