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Lester, Graham pull away late from Giles

Old Dominion University commit Devin Lester racked up over 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead Graham (2-1) to a 35-3 victory at Mitchell Stadium ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Top 10 Rankings

1. Bluefield (21) 236 2. Graham 190 3. Abingdon (2) 177 4. Pulaski County (1) 177 5. Ridgeview 146 6. Radford 122 7. Union 107 8. Galax 59 ...
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Tazewell to Host Mount View for Early Homecoming

For the first time ever, the Mount View Golden Knights will make the winding trip over the mountain to take on the Tazewell Bulldogs. In a rare early ...
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Narrows, Chilhowie set for Battle of 1A Powers

The Narrows Green Wave has been lights out this season. In fact, the Green Wave has yet to allow a point. In week one, they shut out Auburn ...
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Titans set to travel to North Greene, looking for second win of the season

After the first two weeks of the season, the Twin Springs Titans are holding a 1-1 record. After a 30-14 romp of the Northwood Panthers during week one, ...
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Bears Looking to Continue Dominance Over Cougars

Coming off of 26-3 victory over Richlands last Friday night, the Union Bears set their sights on a trip to Whitesburg to sqaure off against the Letcher County ...
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G-Men, Spartans set for Battle at Mitchell Stadium

In week three of VHSL football, the Graham G-men (1-1) will host the Giles Spartans (0-2) at Mitchell Stadium. While Graham's biggest non-district rivalry will always be Bluefield, ...
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Patrick Henry Visits The Cliff In a Clash of the Rebels

Patrick Henry (2-0) at Hurley (2-0) The Battle of the Rebels is set to take place at Smiley Ratliff Field in Hurley on Friday.  The matchup features a ...
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Twin Valley Hosts Honaker in BDD Matchup

Honaker (1-1) at Twin Valley (1-1) The Honaker Tigers look to get back into the win column this week as they travel to Oakwood to take on Black ...
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Ridgeview, Wise Central set for Mountain 7 showdown

Ridgeview Wolfpack (2-0) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (2-0) When:  Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Tommy McAmis Field, Norton, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-2 (Last ...
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Holston to visit John Battle in a Washington County Showdown

The John Battle Trojans (1-1) will host the Holston Cavaliers (2-0 ) on Battle Hill this week in a non district matchup. This Washington County rivalry has been ...
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Wolfpack maul Wildcats 63-32

In the season opening win against the J. I. Burton Raiders, Ridgeview running back Trenton Adkins scored 5 TD's. Adkins would do one better in game two, scoring ...
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Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Player of the Week

Vote for Coalfield Sports' Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/12/2019 **Only one vote per ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Game of the Week!

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 ...
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Christiansburg Ends Losing Streak to Giles

After being shutout to Blacksburg in their season opener, the Giles Spartans (0-2) fell to their second Montgomery County opponent of the season, the Christiansburg Blue Demons. The ...
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Trojans Hold Off Bearcats to Break Streak

In a game filled with turnovers, penalties, and some anxiety at the end, the John Battle Trojans held off the Virginia High Bearcats Friday night to win against ...
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Bears Use Old School Ground and Pound to Run by Blue Tornado

On a night where the 1994 Appalachia Bulldogs state championship team was honored at halftime, it was Travis Turners Union Bears who had the crowd reminiscing about the ...
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Richlands travels to Bullitt Park to take on Union

Richlands (0-1) vs. Union 1-0 This one has been a thriller since inception. The average margin of victory in the series is 3.2 points. The line at Bullitt ...
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Abingdon Falcons Hit the Road to Take on New Look Gate City Blue Devils

The Abingdon Falcons take their show on the road to Scott County to this Friday to take on the Gate City Blue Devils. Gate City looks to build ...
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G-Men to Host Bulldogs for the 99th Time

The Graham G-Men, the defending AA state champions, will play host to the resurgent Tazewell Bulldogs tonight in one of the area”s oldest rivalries. Graham is coming off ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 Rankings for Week 2

1. Bluefield (20) 225 2. Abingdon (2) 162 3. Graham 149 4. Radford 146 4. Ridgeview 146 6. Pulaski County (1) 106 7. Union 102 8. Galax 62 ...
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Wolfpack, Wildcats Set to Meet for Third Time on Gridiron

Ridgeview Wolfpack (1-0) VS.   Shelby Valley Wildcats (2-0) When:  Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-0 (Last ...
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Hurley, Twin Valley & Grundy to Face Familiar Opponents in Week 2

Rye Cove (1-0) at Hurley (1-0) Both teams are coming off wins over out of state opponents leading into Friday’s matchup at the Cliff. Rye Cove is coming ...
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Spartans Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Demons

After falling to 4A Blacksburg 24-0 in their season opener at home, Giles (0-1) hopes to get in the win column in week two. The Spartans will travel ...
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Thursday night football in Lebanon

The Lebanon Pioneers host the Wise Central Warriors on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Both teams are dealing with a short week of preparation as it's been coupled with ...
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Trojans v.s. Bearcats in City/County Bowl

 Cunningham scores last year against the Bearcats For years, one of the most storied rivalries in Bristol has been Virginia High versus John Battle. The first meeting was ...
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Wolfpack open season with win over Raiders, Adkins scores 5 TD’s

Lawson-Fitchko Stadium in downtown Norton was the site of Southwest Virginia's opening football contest of 2019.  The venerable stadium was also the host of one of Southwest Virginia's ...
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Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14

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 ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Game of the Week!

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 ...
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Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Player of the Week

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 ...
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Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14

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 ...
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Giles Falls to Blacksburg in Season Opener

The sound of cowbells ringing and a train horn blaring indicated one thing in Pearisburg on Friday night; high school football had returned. The Giles Spartans welcomed the ...
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The thing about sports and life in general that make it so great is the unpredictability.

Unpredictability – noun, the inability to be predicted, changeability. In my 32 years of travel on this earth, the not knowing of the outcome has always kept me ...
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Coal Bowl IX: Honaker Tigers at Lebanon Pioneers

It's that wonderful time of the year when football returns to Harry Stuart Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm in Lebanon, as the season will begin  with ...
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Giles looks to improve in 2019; hosts Blacksburg in season opener

The 2018 season for the Spartans is one that many would like to forget. The single-wingers were faced with many adversities early in the season, including losing multiple starters ...
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2019 Richlands football preview

Can you smell it? The air is getting crisp -- for the moment. Fall is almost here. The grass is getting clipped and lines are being painted (well, ...
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Buchanan County trio set for Friday’s kickoff

Grundy at Twin Valley In 2014, Twin Valley went to Nelson Memorial Field and handed Grundy a 28-0 loss. It is the only win for the Panthers in ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Preseason District Predictions

For the second straight season the staff here at CoalfieldSports.com voted on how we think each district will shake out. The votes were anonymous and compiled accordingly. Check ...
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Wolfpack, Raiders set to kickoff season in SWVA

Ridgeview Wolfpack (0-0) VS.   J. I. Burton Raiders (0-0) When:  Thursday, August 29, 7:30 pm Where:  Lawson-Fitchko Stadium, Norton, Va. Series all time:  First meeting The high school ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Preseason Top 10 Rankings

The CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 is voted on by members of SWVASports.com. 1. Bluefield (22) 272 2. Graham (8) 250 3. Ridgeview 163 4. Abingdon 162 5. Radford (1) ...
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Wolfpack look to continue upward trend in 2019

In the short four year history of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football program, there have been some ups and some downs.  The 2018 season would classify as a trend ...
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Abingdon Falcons v/s John Battle Trojans

Football in Southwest Virginia is full of great rivalries. This opening Friday night one of those long-time rivalries will continue when the Abingdon Falcons and the John Battle ...
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Game of the Week!

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 ...
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Ricker, Trojans ready for another playoff run.

It’s football time on Battle Hill. After another season culminating with a trip to the post-season, the Trojans will enter 2019 trying to make it four in a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em Round 4: State Semis and State Finals

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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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 44 – Recaps, Picks & Coach’s Corner with Galax’s Mark Dixon

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Can y'all believe we are down to just two weeks left?!? This week we recap the VA regional finals and Bluefields ...
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CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 2: Galax’s Cade Ashworth

Success isn't anything new for the Galax Maroon Tide. Since former NFL player & University of Virginia standout Mark Dixon took over at the helm in 2010, the ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Round 2 OPOTW: Chilhowie’s Greg Sanchez

A lot has changed for the Chilhowie football program over the past four years, but one thing has remained consistent. Greg Sanchez. When the Warriors were 2-8 in ...
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Galax thumps Narrows in Region C rematch

In 2017, the Region 1C championship between the Maroon Tide and Green Wave was a nail-bitter that ended with a 28-27 Galax victory. The two met up again ...
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Radford dethrones Appomattox, advances to semifinals

It was a busy Saturday in the New River Valley. Two high school regional championships were played along with Virginia Tech and Virginia battling for the Commonwealth Cup. Top-seeded Radford ...
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WHEELING WEEK: Bluefield’s legacy is known by many

When the Bluefield Beavers head to Wheeling this Friday for their meeting with the Fairmont Polar Bears in the WVSSAC AA state championship, the Beavers will be in ...
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Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship

It was the Cam Allen show, part II, on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell Stadium. The senior quarterback accounted for over 250 yards and five touchdowns in helping the ...
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WHEELING BOUND: Bluefield sacks Bridgeport in state semis

As prolific as the Bluefield Beavers' offense has been this season it's easy to see why at times their defense is overlooked. This was not the case on ...
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Southwest District, Tazewell County rivals meet in Region 2D Final

As Alex Tabor said on Twitter Friday night, there are three things you can count on in life. Death. Taxes. And Richlands playing past Thanksgiving. While that may ...
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Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game

It was quite the afternoon on Saturday on Rose Ridge. Richlands traveled to Ridgeview for what was one of the most-anticipated matchups in southwest Virginia and came out ...
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Bluefield to host Bridgeport in state semi-final

Bridgeport Indians (11-1) at Bluefield Beavers (11-1) Date: Friday, November 23, 2018. Where: Mitchell Stadium—Bluefield, WV Time: 1:00 p.m. Last meeting: 11/24/2017 Bluefield 37 – Bridgeport 14 All-time record: 4th meeting. Bluefield leads 2-1 Players to watch: ...
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CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Round 1: Mount View’s Elijah Barner

The 2018 season has been a story book for the Mount View Golden Knights. The team from McDowell County's seat rebounded from a disappointing 4-6 record in 2017 ...
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CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 1: Chilhowie’s Logan Branson

The Chilhowie Warriors have been setting records all season long. The storied season watched the Warriors go 10-0 for the first time since 1971. The 12-win mark is ...
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Warriors, Rebels set for All-Hogo regional title game

Patrick Henry Rebels (11-1) @ Chilhowie Warriors (12-0) Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018. Where: Chilhowie High School—Chilhowie, VA Time: 1:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/25/2018 Chilhowie 46 – Patrick Henry 23 All-time record: 53rdmeeting: ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Round 3 Pick Em

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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Bobcats look to end Appomattox’s domination of Class 2

Not many people expected Radford and Appomattox to still be playing this late in the post season. Radford finished 2017 with a 2-8 record and did not make it ...
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Maroon Tide, Green Wave set for Region C rematch

This time last year, Galax and Narrows were preparing to go to battle for the Region 1C championship. In a game that came down to the final seconds, ...
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Narrows avenges regular season loss to Fightin’ Blues

In the final week of the regular season, Parry McCleur (7-5) defeated Narrows (10-2) 35-34 to claim a share of the Pioneer District title. In the second round ...
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Graham smothers Union, advances to Region D Championship

Region D, 2A Semi Final #3 Graham G-Men (11-1): 28 #2 Union Bears (9-3): 7 BIG STONE GAP, Va.,-Consider any demons exorcised. Behind a dominant defense and a ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 43 – “I’m thankful for life”

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. Firstly, congratulations to the Patrick Henry Rebels on their Class 1 volleyball state championship! #SWVAPride The boys go over last ...
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Cougars rally isn’t enough to top Bruins

Midway through the third quarter fans started leaving Christiansburg High School. Blacksburg (12-0) jumped out to a 28-0 lead over Pulaski (8-4) after a pick six from Brian Mitchell. Those ...
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Brown, Vaught lead Galax past the Maroons

The saying, 'It's hard to beat the same team twice,' was not the case for the Maroon Tide. After escaping with a 21-14 victory in week seven, Galax blasted ...
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CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Week 11: Lebanon’s Seth Stanley

Adversity. It is a term that Seth Stanley has familiarized himself with during the last two years of his life. The Lebanon speedster watched the final six games ...
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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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Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

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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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Falcons set to take on the Cavaliers in second round

Last Week: Abingdon def. Hidden Valley, 20-0 Lord Botetourt def. Christiansburg, 62-6 Last Meeting: Lord Botetourt def. Abingdon, 39-28.  November 2015 2nd Round Playoffs The rematch between the ...
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Chilhowie hosts Grundy with trip to Region D Final on the line.

Region D, 1A Semi Final Grundy Golden Wave (7-4, 3-0) 4-seed at Chilhowie Warriors (11-0, 5-0) 1-seed The Warrior train is rolling, but the visiting Wave from Grundy ...
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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!

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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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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!

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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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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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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 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

1-Bluefield 2-Ridgeview  3-Pulaski 4-Chilhowie  5-Union 6-Graham 7-Richlands  8-Mount View *Tie 8-Galax *Tie 10-Radford  Others Receiving Votes: Abingdon | Patrick Henry | Grayson Co. | J.I. Burton | Grundy ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 35 – Week 8 preview + Coach’s Corner with Craig Plymal (Grundy) & Stephen James (Pulaski)

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! This week we announce our Players of the Week and our Game of the Week location. We also answer your questions ...
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Bearcats welcome G-Men for SWD battle

In a game that was moved from Thursday to Friday because of inclement weather from Hurricane Michael, the Graham G-Men (5-1) are set to take on the Virginia ...
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Castlewood, Lebanon ready for Russell County clash

The Lebanon Pioneers (0-6) host the Castlewood Blue Devils (3-4) at Earl "Tommy" Bryant Stadium on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. Lebanon leads the series ...
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Raiders, Wave set for huge 1D matchup

A week after Grundy and J.I. Burton each squeaked out victories in week seven, the slate does not clear up for either team. The two will meet up ...
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Honaker, Hurley set for BDD showdown at The Cliff

For the second straight week, The Cliff is the site for a marquee Black Diamond District showdown. A week after Hurley and Honaker each had heartbreaking losses of ...
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Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming

Both the Tazewell Bulldogs and Fort Chiswell Pioneers look to bounce back after losses last Friday night. The Pioneers (3-3), lead by senior Brody Crockett and junior Denver ...
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Bears welcome county rival Central on homecoming

Week 8 Preview Central-Wise (1-5, 1-3) at Union (6-1, 2-1)  VS.  Last meeting: Union defeated Central, 45-0. Series History: Union leads all-time, 6-1. One of the most ferocious ...
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Twin Valley set for showdown at Thomas Walker

Last week, the Twin Valley Panthers (4-3) welcomed interstate foe East Ridge from Kentucky to do battle in Oakwood on homecoming. The Panthers were in dire needs of ...
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Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms

It hasn't been easy for the Marion Scarlett Hurricane against the Richlands Blue Tornado. In a series that dates back to 1930, Richlands holds a decisive edge in the ...
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Wolfpack set to host Trojans on Senior Night

Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-0, 4-0 M7) VS. John Battle Trojans (3-3, 1-1 M7) When:  Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  ...
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Bluefield to host Lord Botetourt in interstate clash

  Lord Botetourt Cavaliers (4-2) at Bluefield Beavers (6-0) Date: Friday, October 12, 2018. Where:  Mitchell Stadium - Bluefield, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: 0-0 Players to watch:  Bluefield: QB ...
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Mount View looks for first ever win over Tug Valley

Mount View Golden Knights (6-0) at Tug Valley Panthers (3-3)  Date: Friday, October 12, 2018. Where: Bob Brewer Field - Naugatuck, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/13/2017 Tug Valley 41 - Mount View 8 ...
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Giles turns attention to Carroll County

After giving up a 28-point lead and falling to James River last week, many wonder what the mindset is for the Spartan players and coaches. Giles dropped to 3-4 on ...
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Freeman and Green Wave ready for Mustangs

Last Friday was a huge night for the Green Wave. Not only did they defeat a tough Covington team with seconds remaining in their Pioneer District opener, they also broke ...
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Union brings home 2A golf state championship.

The wait is over. The Union Bears finally added their first state championship as the golf team won the 2018 2A championship on Tuesday. What began as a ...
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Graham takes SWD win over Lebanon

Lebanon knew they'd have to be aggressive and take some chances if they were to compete with Graham. Friday night's SWD clash started off with an onside kick ...
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Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl

It was a "Sweet Sixteen" party for the Richlands Blue Tornado as they cruised past county rival Tazewell for the 16th straight time Friday night in the annual ...
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Panthers defeat East Ridge on homecoming

The next several weeks are very crucial for the Twin Valley Panthers in their chase for a spot in the Class 1, Region D playoffs.  Coming into this ...
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Falcons top Bearcats in defensive showdown, 14-6

In one of the lowest scoring games in this longstanding rivalry, it’s only fitting that it was a defensive play that sealed the win for the Falcons. Facing ...
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SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 34: Football weather is coming

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Yes, ladies and gentlemen....football weather is indeed coming (as is another hurricane). The playoff push is officially underway, and we take ...
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James River spoils homecoming in Giles

The Spartan faithful were in shock after witnessing Giles (3-4, 1-2) surrender a 28-0 lead against James River (5-1, 1-1). The Knights scored 36 unanswered points and completely shut the single-wing offense ...
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Jenkins helps Bears blow by Lee High

It was a sluggish start for the Union Bears in their first home game after a three game road trip. The visiting Lee High Generals dominated the time ...
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CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week: Tazewell’s Mike Jones

There are many things that are intimidating for a typical high school freshman. Remembering your locker combination. Navigating your way through the hallways to class. Algebra 1 homework ...
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Coalfield Sports Week 6 DPOTW: Graham’s Nick Kastner

Homecoming week is a special time. From the start of spirit week, to the parade through town, to the 30 minute halftime where a queen is crowned. there ...
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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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Narrows travels to Covington for district opener

Narrows (4-1) starts defending their 2017 Pioneer District title this week at Covington (3-2). The two teams played twice last season. Narrows won the regular season contest 48-18 ...
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Lebanon, Graham set for SWD bash

Graham (4-1) hosts Lebanon (0-5) as the Pioneers make the trip to Bluefield for a Southwest District match-up. The G-Men lead the series 2-0 with Friday night's 7:00 ...
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Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl

The stage is set for Tazewell County’s biggest rivalry. Greg Mance. J’Me Harris. Race Moir. Chancellor Harris. Kelly green. Navy blue. Ernie Hicks Stadium is where two teams ...
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Giles, James River set for Three Rivers District showdown

There is not much history between Giles and James River, as the two have played each other five times since 1980 with Giles leading the series 4-1. With the Knights ...
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