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Golden Knights look to pull stinger out of the Yellow Jackets

#6 Williamstown Yellow Jackets (9-2) at #3 Mount View Golden Knights (10-1) Date: Friday, November 16, 2018. Where: Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium - Princeton, WV Time: 7:30 p.m ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 42 – Second Week, Second Season

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This week, we recap a playoff opening round without too much drama. We also take a stop at the Coaches ...
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CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 11: Rye Cove’s Matthew Gibson

Matthew Gibson has witnessed a lot of heartbreak in his four seasons as a Rye Cove Eagle. 0-10 as a freshman. 0-10 as a sophomore. 1-9 as a ...
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Palmer, Adams familiar foes as Raiders take on Rebels

Region D, 1A Semi Final John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0) 3-seed at Patrick Henry Rebels (10-1, 2-1) 2-seed J.I. Burton, fresh off a first round victory over ...
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Graham and Union set for another playoff showdown

Region D, 2A Semi Finals Graham G-Men (10-1, 5-0) 3-seed at Union Bears (9-2, 4-2) 2-seed Two of the most successful Region D programs in recent memory will ...
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Wolfpack, Blue Tornado set for first ever showdown

Class 2, Region D Semifinal Ridgeview Wolfpack (10-1) VS.   Richlands Blue Tornado (7-4) When:  Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all ...
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Hawks soar into battle with rabid Bobcats

Radford looks to continue their Cinderella story as the top-seeded Bobcats get to host their second playoff game this week against the Gretna Hawks in a rematch from week four ...
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SHADES OF MAROON: George Wythe set for battle with Galax

As teams advance to the second round of the regional playoffs, the games start getting tougher. You also begin to see multiple rematches take place. This week, Galax ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Round 2

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 ...
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Pulaski hopes to take advantage of second chance against Blacksburg

While Blacksburg (11-0) is expected to make it to the Region 4D championship, they cannot look past their district foe Pulaski (8-3). These two are the only teams remaining from the River Ridge District ...
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Green Wave seeks revenge as they host the Fighting Blues

Two weeks ago, Narrows (9-2) lost their regular season finale on the road to Parry McCluer (7-4) in a mud bowl. The Wave, who are seeded second in Region 1C, battled back ...
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Burton trounces Holston in a muddy affair

Region D, 1A Quarterfinals  John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0): 30 Holston Cavaliers (6-5, 1-2): 6 NORTON, Va.,-By the end of Saturday's game, the only way to tell ...
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Ridgeview downs Wise Central to earn first playoff win

Objective number one can be marked off the checklist for coach Rick Mullins and his Ridgeview Wolfpack team.  The Wolfpack earned their first ever playoff victory on Friday ...
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Chilhowie steamrolls Eastside to advance to region semis

Region D, 1A Quarterfinals Chilhowie Warriors (11-0, 5-0): 49 Eastside Spartans (4-7, 4-1): 0 CHILHOWIE, Va.,-The Chilhowie train keeps rolling. The Warriors scored early and often in route ...
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Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence

It wasn't exactly pretty, but it worked. Richlands used a dominant defensive performance to upset 4th seeded Grayson County 10-0 and move on in the Region 2D playoffs ...
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Holston’s Guerrero and McPeek take POTW honors for Week 10

There was a lot on the line October 26th when the Holston Cavaliers hosted the defending Cumberland District champion Eastside Spartans. For the Spartans, it was a chance ...
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Galax, Pickett thumps Mustangs in first round

Cole Pickett threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Galax (9-2) to a 55-8 victory over Eastern Montgomery (3-8). When the post season gets here, ...
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Freeman, Narrows crash the Wave on Eagles

Wyatt Freeman finished with 266 total yards to lead Narrows (9-2) to an 18-7 victory over Auburn (5-6) in the first round of the regional playoffs. Like the game ...
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Appomattox bounces Giles for third straight year

For the third straight year, Giles (5-6) fell to Appomattox (9-1) in the playoffs. The Raiders showed that despite having a young team, they still have a chance at making ...
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Union uses power run game to eliminate John Battle

Region D, 2A Quarterfinals  Union-21 John Battle-0 The Union Bears relied on their power run game and a suffocating defense to end the John Battle Trojans' season Saturday ...
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Maroon Tide looks to drown the Mustangs

Top-seeded Galax (8-2) hosts Eastern Montgomery (3-7) for the first round of the Region 1C playoffs. Since 2010, the Tide have been a constant threat at the Class 1A level ...
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Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning!

"Madman in the Morning was created by Frank “The Madman” Browning. Frank is a 1986 graduate of Tazewell High School. During his time in Kelly green, Browning played ...
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Red Devils, Beavers set for rematch in playoffs

#15 Oak Hill Red Devils (7-3) at #2 Bluefield Beavers (9-1)   Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Mitchell Stadium - Bluefield, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Bluefield leads ...
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Raiders, Cavaliers set for playoff duel

Region D, 1A Holston Cavaliers (6-4, 1-2 Hogoheegee, 6th seed) at John I. Burton Raiders (8-2, 5-0 Cumberland, 3rd seed) The Burton Raiders and the Holston Cavaliers clash ...
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Chilhowie opens hopeful return trip to Salem with Eastside

Region D, 1A Eastside Spartans (4-6, 4-1 Cumberland, 8th seed) at Chilhowie Warriors (10-0, 3-0 Hogoheegee, 1st seed) Chilhowie starts its quest for their first state title since ...
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Mount View, Ritchie County to kick off first round of playoffs

Photo: Twitter @MountViewFB #6 Ritchie Couny Rebels (7-3) (2-7) at #3 Mount View Golden Knights (9-1) (8-1) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium - ...
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CoalfieldSports.com FINAL regular season Top 10 Rankings!

Here are the results for the final Top 10 Thanks to everyone that voted this season! 1. Bluefield 2. Chilhowie 3. Graham 4. Pulaski 5. Abingdon 6. Ridgeview ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Playoffs Week 1

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 ...
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Wolfpack, Warriors set for Region 2D quarterfinal

Class 2, Region D Playoff Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-1) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (4-6) When:  Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all ...
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Revenge minded Falcons set for rematch with Titans in Round 1

Last Week: Abingdon def. Lee, 28-6. Hidden Valley def. Cave Spring, 14-13. Last Meeting: Hidden Valley def. Abingdon, 37-25 The Abingdon Falcons are set to open the 2018 ...
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Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast – Episode 41

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. We have another long one for you guys this week. We are devastated about the passing of former Richlands and ...
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Radford, Fort Chiswell set for Thursday night football

When you talk about teams having turn-around seasons, Radford is at the top of the list. After finishing 2-8 in 2017 and not making it to the playoffs, ...
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Cougars search for first playoff win since 2012 against G.W.-Danville

Pulaski County Cougars (7-3) at George Washington-Danville (8-2) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: J.T. Christopher Stadium—Danville, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 9/22/2000—Pulaski County 42, George Washington 13 All-time record: Series ...
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Graham hosts Virginia High in Region D quarterfinals

The lone Saturday game in the opening round of the Class 2, Region D playoffs features a Week 8 rematch between the Graham G-Men (9-1) and the Virginia ...
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Union, John Battle prepare for round two in first round of playoffs

Region D, 2A opening round John Battle (5-5, 3-3, 7th seed) at Union Bears (8-2, 4-2, 2nd seed) For the second week in a row, the Union Bears ...
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Appomattox looks to continue streak against Giles

The regular season is over with and the post season begins. Win, and you get to play another week. Lose, and you get to pull out the basketballs ...
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Maroons, Cougars set to meet for first time in three decades

What:  Class 1, Region C quarterfinal Who:  (4) George Wythe Maroons vs. (5) Covington Cougars When:  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Pendleton Field, Wytheville, Va ...
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Narrows, Auburn prepare for rematch

The Green Wave and Eagles are set battle in the first round of the Region 1C playoffs. This game will be a rematch from week one where Narrows ...
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Tigers, Rebels set for rematch at Emory and Henry

Honaker Tigers (5-5) at Patrick Henry Rebels (9-1) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Fred Selfe Stadium at Nicewonder Field—Emory, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/19/2018 Patrick Henry 46– Honaker 15 ...
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Johnson set for homecoming as Pioneers travel to Grundy

Thomas Walker Pioneers (7-3) at Grundy Golden Wave (6-4)  Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Nelson Memorial Field—Grundy, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: FIRST MEETING All-time record: 0-0 Players to watch: ...
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Union overcomes Battle in regular season finale

Friday marked the second consecutive week that Union took the field in a downpour, but this week's contest ended much more favorably for the Bears. Union relied on ...
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Wolfpack maul Tigers in regular season finale

The weather outside Friday night was frightful.  However, the Ridgeview Wolfpack offense Friday night was delightful.  The Wolfpack offense was firing on all cylinders in Russell County Friday ...
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Falcons claim Mountain 7 title with win over Lee

It was another rain soaked field for the second week in a row.  It was senior night and these seniors wouldn't have it any other way.  The Lee ...
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Richlands prevails in Bristol, defeats Virginia High in overtime

Exhale. That's what a collective fanbase did after the excitement of a thrilling overtime game had faded from Gene Malcolm Stadium. Staring down the uprights, Levi "Fle" Forrest ...
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Radford stuns Glenvar for Three Rivers title

When Bradey Loader broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, it looked like Glenvar (9-1, 5-1) might blow out the Bobcats. Radford (9-1, ...
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Narrows falls to Parry McCluer in regular season finale

After trailing 28-6 in the second quarter, Narrows (8-2, 4-1) rallied back and scored 28 unanswered against Parry McCluer (6-4, 4-1). Down 34-28, McCluer running back Marcellius Dawson scored ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Players of the Week!

Vote for Coalfield Sports' Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday's episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 ...
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Glenvar, Radford battle for district title in Salem

For the first time in Three Rivers District history, Glenvar (9-0, 5-0) and Radford (8-1, 5-0) will battle for the title. The Highlanders won their first district championship ...
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Bulldogs – Pioneers Ready for Battle

The Tazewell Bulldogs (2-7) make the drive down US Highway 19 to face the Pioneers (1-8) on Senior Night in Lebanon. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00. The Bulldogs ...
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Mount View hosts Greenbrier West for senior night

Photo: Twitter @MountViewFB  Greenbrier West Cavaliers (2-7) at Mount View Golden Knights (8-1)   Date: Friday, November 2, 2018. Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium - Welch, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Tied 0-0 Players ...
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CoalfieldSports.com final regular season Top 10 rankings!

Here is our final Top 10 of the regular season.  1. Bluefield 2. Pulaski 3. Chilhowie 4. Graham 5. Abingdon 6. Ridgeview 7. Galax 8. Union 9. Radford ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 40 – The Mega Pod

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This is the Mega Pod, ladies and gents! The week 10 recap. Game of the Week. Players of the week ...
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Wolfpack, Tigers meet in regular season finale

Ridgeview Wolfpack (8-1) VS. Honaker Tigers (5-4) When:  Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Where:  Fuller Field at EMats Stadium, Honaker, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 ...
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Narrows, Parry McCluer battle for Pioneer Title

Narrows (8-1, 4-0) hopes to return home Friday night from Buena Vista as back-to-back Pioneer District champions. While Narrows is the current front runner in the district, a loss ...
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Warriors look to clinch playoff berth against Grundy

Grundy Golden Wave (6-3) at Central Warriors (3-6) Date: Friday, November 2, 2018. Where: Central High School—Wise, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 9/1/2017 Central 21 – Grundy14 All-time record: Central leads 2-1 Players ...
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Bearcats host Blue Tornado in key SWD clash

Friday night at Gene Malcolm Stadium will be a night of emotion and reflection for the Virginia High seniors and their families as the Bearcats welcome the Richlands ...
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Grayson County defeats GW, 36-28 to set up MED showdown at Galax

The Grayson County football team has overachieved all season.  Most pundits expected the Blue Devils to make the playoffs, but to be at the bottom half of the ...
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Panthers, Rebels ready for Thursday’s edition of BDD rivalry

Twin Valley Panthers (4-5) at Hurley Rebels (3-6) Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018. Where: Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff—Hurley, VA Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Hurley 54 – Twin Valley 12 ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 11

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the ...
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Bears look to rebound against Trojans in regular season finale

Week 11 Preview Union Bears (7-2, 3-2) at John Battle Trojans (5-4, 3-2) Last Week: Abingdon def. Union, 35-17; John Battle def. Lee, 20-14 Last Meeting: Union def ...
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Falcons set to take on the Generals

Last Week: Abingdon def. Union, 35-17 John Battle def. Lee High, 20-14 Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Lee High, 42-0 The Abingdon Falcons are back on the friendly confines ...
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Giles tops Alleghany to conclude regular season

The Spartans finished the regular season strong with a 42-20 victory over the Mountaineers. Giles (5-5, 3-3) jumped out to a 20-6 lead at halftime. Dominic Collini scored from ...
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Falcons top Bears to remain unbeaten in the M7

The rain was steady at Bullitt Park as Abingdon (7-2 5-0) and Union (7-2 3-2) took the field for a showdown to potentially decide the Mountain 7 district. The ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week!

Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast ...
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Wolfpack leave Bluegrass State with victory

The Ridgeview Wolfpack looked to get back on track Friday night against interstate opponent Pike County Central.  On a chilly, rainy and muddy October evening in Pikeville, Kentucky ...
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Duble resigns after two seasons at Northwood

After 19 games, the Chris Duble era at Northwood is over. The announcement was made on Monday that the 28-year-old Duble had resigned as the head coach of ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Players of the Week!

Vote for Coalfield Sports' Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday's episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week!

Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast ...
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Chris Akers resigns at Gate City after three seasons

The Gate City Blue Devils finished the 2018 football season Thursday night with a disappointing loss to the Wise Central Warriors in overtime.  As it turns out, the ...
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Bearcats grind out important district win over Marion

Thursday night’s matchup between Southwest District foes Virginia High and Marion can be described in one word.....physical. The new-look offense of Virginia High had four different players combine ...
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Warriors outlast Blue Devils in OT thriller

The Gate City Blue Devils and Wise Central Warriors came into Thursday night's Mountain 7 district contest with similar agendas.  The Blue Devils wanted to close out a ...
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Lebanon travels to Richlands for SWD clash

The Lebanon Pioneers (1-7) travel to Ernie Hicks Stadium in Richlands to face the Blue Tornado (4-4). Kickoff tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m.. No strangers to one ...
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Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning!

"Madman in the Morning was created by Frank “The Madman” Browning. Frank is a 1986 graduate of Tazewell High School. During his time in Kelly green, Browning played ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 OPOTW: Patrick Henry’s Zach Brown

In the historic "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech given by Patrick Henry, the first governor of Virginia said, “I have but one lamp by which ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 DPOTW: Abingdon’s William Seymore

Abingdon Falcons’ linebacker William Seymore is back to full strength for his senior season. Seymore came back off season ending ACL surgery during his junior year. That means ...
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Trojans set to welcome Generals to Battle Hill

  Lee Generals (2-6) at John Battle Trojans (4-4)   Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018. Where: Battle Hill - Bristol, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 John S. Battle 40 - Lee 28 All-time record: Lee leads ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast, Episode 39 – “Ryan has overhyped Hunt Bros. Pizza.”

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This week Brady is solo again, as Ryan tends to some sickness inside the house. We've got your Game of ...
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Chilhowie, Patrick Henry set for marquee Hogoheegee tussle

  Patrick Henry Rebels (8-0) at Chilhowie  Warriors (8-0)   Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018. Where: Warrior Stadium - Chilhowie, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Chilhowie 42 - Patrick Henry 7 All-time record: Chilhowie leads 32-20-1 ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the ...
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Grundy, Tazewell look to get back in win column

Tazewell (2-6) at Grundy (5-3) Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Nelson Memorial Field—Grundy, VA. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Grundy 42 – Tazewell 20 All-time record: Tazewell leads 39-30. Players to ...
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Tigers head to Saltville to take on Northwood

Honaker (4-4) at Northwood (1-7) Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Northwood High School—Saltville, VA. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/26/2017 Honaker 40 – Northwood 33 All-time record: Honaker leads 4-3 Players to ...
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Bears, Falcons set for showdown at Bullitt Park

Week 10 Abingdon Falcons (6-2, 4-0) at Union Bears (7-1, 3-1) Last Week: Abingdon def. Ridgeview, 36-30; Union was off Last Year: Union def. Abingdon, 35-7 (Only meeting) ...
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Virginia High, Marion battle for playoff positioning

On Thursday night, the Virginia High Bearcats will make the trip north on I-81 for an important Southwest District game against the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. Each team enters ...
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Wolfpack look to rebound against Hawks

Ridgeview Wolfpack (7-1) VS. Pike County Central Hawks (3-6) When:  Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where:  The Hawks Nest, Pikeville, Kentucky Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 1-0 ...
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Mount View to host Fayetteville for final time

  Fayetteville Pirates (5-3) at Mount View Golden Knights (7-1)   Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium - Welch, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/05/2012 Mount View 19 - Fayetteville 12 All-time record: Tied ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Top 10 Rankings!

Here is the penultimate Top 10 list for the regular season. This week saw the most movement of any week this season. 1.Bluefield 2.Pulaski 3.Chilhowie 4.Graham 5.Abingdon 6.Ridgeview ...
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Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0

Graham and Richlands have played football since 1926. Thursday night's 45-0 win over the Blues was the largest win ever in the series for the G-Men. The previous ...
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Giles falls to Glenvar on senior night

It was a tough night for ten Spartan seniors. Not only did they play their last game at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field, but they fell to their district ...
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Falcons stun Wolfpack in overtime 36-30

The first forty-eight minutes on Friday night were as exciting as any game in Southwest Virginia.  This game could be considered an instant classic as it came down ...
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SWVASports Podcast: Episode 38 – Recapping a wild week 9

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Big week this week!!! Ryan and Brady look back at a perplexing week 9, announce some award nominees and take a ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Game of the Week!

Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 OPOTW: Eastside’s Jordan Rasnick

The Eastside Spartans started the 2018 season with a string of bad luck. In his first year as head coach, Michael Rhodes and his team started out 1-4 ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney

Richlands' linebacker Sean Toney took a break from football in his junior season. That means he wasn't on the field last season in Marion when Austin Wyatt fired ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Players of the Week!

Vote for Coalfield Sports' Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday's episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 ...
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Check out this week’s Madman in the Morning show! NCAA & NFL Picks!

"Madman in the Morning was created by Frank “The Madman” Browning. Frank is a 1986 graduate of Tazewell High School. During his time in Kelly green, Browning played ...
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Pioneers, Bearcats set for SWD battle

The Virginia High Bearcats (3-4) will be paying a visit to the Lebanon Pioneers (1-6) on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Harry Stuart Field ...
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Giles, Glenvar set for district showdown in Pearisburg

Since 2011, the Three Rivers District champion has either been Giles or Glenvar. Giles had won 20 straight against Glenvar before falling to them in the 2014 playoffs. It ...
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Mount view hopes to stay undefeated at Pikeview

Mount View Golden Knights (7-0) at Pikeview Panthers (3-4)  Date: Friday, October 19, 2018. Where: Ben G. Disibbio Sports Complex - Gardner, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/20/2017 Pikeview 50 - Mount View 30 All-time ...
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Rye Cove travels to Oakwood to take on Twin Valley

Rye Cove (2-5) at Twin Valley Panthers (4-4) Date: Friday, October 19, 2018. Where: Twin Valley Middle School—Oakwood, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/20/2017 Twin Valley 33 – Rye Cove 22 All-time ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 37 – Week 9 picks + Coach’s Corner with Gate City’s Chris Akers & Holston’s Derrick Patterson

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Big week this week!!! This week we announce our Players of the Week and our Game of the Week location. We ...
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Blues, G-Men set for matchup of Southwest District powers

The mood tonight inside Mitchell Stadium will be a mixed bag. On one hand, you have the marquee game of Tazewell County, as well as the Southwest District ...
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Wolfpack, Falcons meet with Mountain 7 up for grabs

Last Week: Abingdon Bye Week Ridgeview def. John Battle, 24-7 Last Meeting: Ridgeview def. Abingdon, 21-13 The top spot in the Mountain 7 District is on the line ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9

This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the ...
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Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion

For the first twenty-four minutes on Friday night, this game could have been considered a touch boring. But the fans in blue had more to cheer about in ...
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Wolfpack hold off Trojans, 24-7

The Ridgeview Wolfpack were on top of the world heading into this past Friday night's Mountain 7 district game with the John Battle Trojans.  The Trojans were looking ...
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Pulaski falls to Blacksburg in defensive battle

After a 21-14 halftime score, fans expected the second half to be a shootout between Blacksburg (8-0, 4-0) and Pulaski (6-2, 3-1). That is not how it played out ...
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Green Wave drown out Mustangs

Narrows (6-1, 2-0) got their first shut out of the season, defeating the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs (2-5, 0-2) to remain unbeaten in the Pioneer District. Wyatt Freeman, who surpassed the ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 36 – Week 9 Primer

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Before we start, we want to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Justin Dye, his friends and the ...
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Lebanon rolls past Castlewood

Tensions were high as the Lebanon Pioneers played host to their Russell County rivals from Castlewood. The Pioneers came into the game still looking for their first win ...
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Giles tops Carroll to keep playoff hopes alive

As the regular season winds down, the post season picture becomes clearer. Not often is Giles at risk of not making it into the playoffs. With a losing record near ...
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Union cruises by Wise-Central, 38-13

In most contests, it's the Union Bears' run game that gets all the publicity and scores all the points. That was not the case Friday night. Senior quarterback ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Game of the Week!

Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Players of the Week!

POLLS CLOSED! Vote for Coalfield Sports' Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday's episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close ...
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Falcons win VHSL 3A State Golf Title

Last Week: Abingdon def. Virginia High, 14-6 Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Bye Week The Abingdon Falcons are on their long anticipated bye week this week.  No game scheduled ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 OPOTW: Thomas Walker’s Dawson Lee

The Ewing Livestock Market. The sand caves. Dawson Lee. Ask anyone from the Ewing, VA & they'll tell you that those are three of their favorite mainstays. The ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 DPOTW: Graham’s Cameron Allen

Here in the Coalfields we are blessed with an abundance of exceptional athletes. Maybe none are more exceptional than Graham's senior quarterback/defensive back, Cameron Allen. The G-Men's senior ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Top 10 Rankings

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Union brings home 2A golf state championship.

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Graham takes SWD win over Lebanon

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James River spoils homecoming in Giles

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Narrows travels to Covington for district opener

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Marion leaves Lebanon victorious

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Wolfpack look to stay unbeaten against feisty Blue Devils

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The last time Giles and Radford played at Salem Stadium they were playing for a state championship. Radford lost their state game to Essex in 2009 and Giles ...
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Bearcats set for high profile showdown with Chilhowie

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Falcons hit the road for a matchup with Warriors

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Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers

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Wolfpack maul Generals, 49-7

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Bears claw Blue Devils in Mountain 7 matchup, 33-13

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Wilson kicks Giles to a victory over Floyd

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Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers

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Wolfpack travel to Ben Hur for meeting with Generals

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G-Men invade Wise County for a battle with the Warriors

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Marion, Grayson County clash in Independence

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 @ At the Honaker Tigers media day, Doug Hubbard said that the Black Diamond District was Grundy’s until someone knocked them off. Luckily for Hubbard, his Tigers will ...
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Rebels, Generals set for war in West Virginia

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Patrick Henry vies to stay unbeaten vs. John Battle

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Mount View set to host Webster County on school’s 40th homecoming

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Bearcats hold on to defeat Wise-Central, 41-27

Due to Hurricane Florence, the Virginia High Bearcats contest with the Wise-Central Warriors was moved to Thursday night. However, the Bearcats stayed true to their M.O. so far ...
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Giles comes from behind to keep streak vs. Narrows alive

Narrows (3-1) was just minutes away from ending their 15-game losing streak to their county rivals, Giles (2-2). However, Giles' Logan Greenway defeated the Green Waves in the final ...
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Twin Valley defeats Northwood 52-30 in Battle of the Panthers

The football field in the small Buchanan County community of Oakwood that hosts Twin Valley High School games is sometimes referred to as the "House that Roger Rife ...
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ATOP THE MOUNTAIN: Wolfpack defeat Bears 27-14

Coming into Friday night's Mountain 7 District showdown with Union, junior linebacker Alijah Sproles was brimming with confidence.  "They (Union) better be ready," said an excited Sproles after ...
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Mt. View defends #1 ranking in comeback win vs. Summers County

The Mount View Golden Knights found out early this week that they were ranked #1 in the 1A WVSSAC rankings. They also found out that due to incoming ...
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Before the 2018 VHSL football season started, a lot of hype centered around Ridgeview tailback Trenton Adkins.  The Wolfpack sophomore exploded onto the scene during his freshman campaign, ...
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Beavers host Greenbrier East in a Thursday night matchup

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Mount View, Summers County set for a Thursday night clash

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The voting numbers were small this week, but they have been counted. 1. Bluefield 2. Union 3. Ridgeview 4. Pulaski 5. Graham 6. Chilhowie 7. Richlands 8. Virginia ...
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Warriors seek revenge in showdown with Maroons

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Trojans, Pioneers prepare for battle

The John Battle Trojans hit the road for the third straight week as they travel north on route 19 to face the Lebanon Pioneers this Thursday. It will ...
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This week's game of the week features the two top teams in the Mountain 7. The winner should hold the inside track to a district title and home ...
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Bearcats set to host Warriors in non-district clash

For only the second time ever, the Virginia High Bearcats meet the Wise-Central Warriors on the gridiron Thursday night. Last year's matchup in Wise saw the Bearcats roll ...
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Spartans, Green Wave prepare for Giles County Throwdown

Pearisburg will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Spartan fans will be at Harry Ragsdale Field in Narrows. Giles (1-2) will travel five miles ...
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G-Men leave Pearisburg with 28-13 victory

In 2016 and 2017, the Giles and Graham match up came down to the last quarter. 2018 would be the same. It was not until late in the ...
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Blue Demons, Falcons set for battle

Last Week: Pulaski Co. def. Abingdon, 42-14 Liberty def. Christiansburg, 28-20 Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Christiansburg, 29-7 The Abingdon Falcons are back on their home turf this week ...
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Bearcats speared by Vikings in V-T game, 41-21

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A capacity crowd was on hand to watch Ridgeview vs. Central (photo by David Moore) What promised to be yet another showdown between bitter arch rivals, turned into ...
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