SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 48 – Basketball State Championship Week

  Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This is a big one!! The Coalfields are represented by FOUR teams in Richmond going for state titles. We welcome on all four head coaches this week, Central’s Robin Dotson, Pulaski County’s Bradley Sutphin, Eastside’s Patrick Damron and Radford’s Rick Cormany. We also talk about Mac McClungs breakout season at Georgetown, Heath Miller’s HOF induction, as well as some coaching carousel action in football.… Read the rest
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Today we go over the Class 1 and Class 2 finals, and talk about the Graham G-Men, 2018 VHSL Class 2 State Champions. We’ll take to Coach Palmer and also get Brady, Ryan and Coach Duble’s reaction to the weekend. As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-12-13_episode_46.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

VHSL CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Goochland Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Graham G-Men (13-1) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018. Where: Salem Stadium – Salem, VA. Time: 4:30 p.m. Last meeting: First Meeting All-time record: First Meeting Players to watch: Goochland – QB Devin McCray, RB Connor Popielarz, SS Perry Snead-Johnson Graham – QB Cameron Allen, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner   The 2018 season didn’t start the way that Graham head coach Tony Palmer had hoped for his G-Men.… Read the rest

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

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This week, we go over last weeks state final in West Virginia and the VA semi’s. We also talk to both Jeff Robinson of Chilhowie and Tony Palmer of Graham before answering some questions and making picks with Coach Duble! As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-12-06_episode_45.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest

WHEELING WEEK: Polar Bears ice Beavers on way to state title

The Bluefield Beavers traveled to Wheeling Island Stadium with hopes of defending their state title and becoming the first team in school history to win back-to-back titles. The Polar Bears of Fairmont Senior High School had other ideas. Behind the strong arm of Connor Neal and the tough running of Breeden Gilbert, the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears are state champions for the first time since 1946. All eyes were on the offenses leading up to this rematch of the 2017 state title game.… Read the rest
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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 bid for Wheeling, talk to Coach Mark Dixon of Galax on the Coaches Corner, answer some questions and make our picks with our boy Chris Duble! As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-11-29_episode_44.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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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 Maroon Tide have averaged 10 wins per year. In his nine seasons Dixon’s teams have made the final four an astounding five times, with two state championship appearances and one title win. It’s impossible to have that type of run without a plethora of talent and the Tide has been blessed with many standouts.… Read the rest
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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 Friday. With the third ranked Bridgeport Indians coming to town with a trip to Wheeling Island Stadium on the line, the Beavers’ defense showed that they were not to be overlooked. Bluefield held the high-octane Indian offense to just two touchdowns in a 35-14 state semi-final win.… Read the rest
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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: Bridgeport– RB Jake Bowen, QB Devin Vandergrift, WR D’Andre Hollaway Bluefield – RB Juice Edwards, QB Chandler Cooper, RB JJ Davis   Bluefield: The #2 seed Bluefield Beavers are vying to repeat as state champions for the first time in school history.… Read the rest
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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 to finish the 2018 regular season at 9-1. Mount View also found themselves in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. That record was good enough to earn Coach Larry Thompson’s squad the third seed and a home game vs.… Read the rest
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