Family Affair: Polier and Satterfield garner All State wrestling honors

Cousins Mason Polier and Johnny Satterfield wrapped up a stellar season on the wrestling mat for Union High School. Each brought home a third place finish in the VHSL class 2A state wrestling tournament this past February, Polier in the 220 pound class and Satterfield in the 160 pound class. Polier is wrapping up an outstanding career that includes a state championship while Satterfield is only beginning and has high hopes for himself.… Read the rest
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Union’s Mason Polier signs on dotted line to continue football career at UVA Wise

Fans who spent their Friday nights at Bullitt Park will now be able to make the 17 mile trek from Big Stone Gap to Carl Smith Stadium in Wise to watch Mason Polier on Saturday afternoons for the UVA Wise Cavaliers. The 6’2 220 pound Polier, who starred on both sides of the ball for Union as a running back and linebacker, signed with Wise on February 5th at Union High School.… Read the rest

Twin Springs’ Reed inks with UVA Wise to continue his baseball career

Twin Springs High School baseball standout Justin Reed has signed on the dotted line to continue both his academic and baseball careers at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Reed will begin his journey in the Fall of 2020 and dig his cleats in to the new dirt at Burchell Stallard Field for long time Wise skipper Hank Banner. Banner, a resident of Castlewood, is entering his 24th season at the helm of the club and is excited to welcome in Reed, who lives about 20 minutes down the road from his future coach.… Read the rest
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Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals

The Patrick Henry Rebels laid claim to the programs first ever regional football title this past Saturday with a 24-0 victory over the J.I. Burton Raiders at Emory & Henry’s Fred Selfe Stadium. The three headed attack of Dakota Rector, Cody Smith and Zach Brown led the way on offense for the Rebels as they accumulated all of their points in the first half. Zach Brown, who has been hobbled by injuries to both ankles led Patrick Henry in rushing.… Read the rest
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Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals

  The 37-35 win over Graham back in September at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield against Graham was one that will be talked about forever in the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Last Fridays 48-7 loss to the G-Men was one that folks will want to forget. However, this loss will hang around until next fall when the 2020 season kicks off and the Bears can once against start their quest for a state championship.… Read the rest
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Galax, Auburn set to lock horns in Region 1C semi’s

Galax and Auburn are set to square off for the second time this season and the 27th time overall. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in the playoffs. Galax has won 5 out of the last 7 meetings between the two and have won three in a row, including a 55-14 win over the Eagles back on October 25th. Auburns last win over the Maroon Tide was in September of 2008.… Read the rest
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J.I. Burton set to host Chilhowie in region 1D semi’s

The Raiders are set to welcome the Warriors in what will be the second playoff meeting between to the two squads. Chilhowie knocked off Burton back in the 2017 playoffs in Chilhowie by a score of 42-7 in the Region 1D championship game to advance to the state semi finals. Chilhowie is currently 7-0 in Region D play. These two teams have gotten to know each other fairly well as it will be the ninth meeting in the last seven years.… Read the rest
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Union set to welcome G-Men for regional semi’s

The two teams have grown to be pretty familiar with each other as they set to do battle in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and for the fifth time overall. Back in mid September, Union traveled to Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield and stole one from the G-Men in the final seconds off of the right leg of Junior kicker Koby Crist. Union held a 27-10 lead in the third quarter of the game but allowed the G-Men to take a 35-34 lead in the final minute of the contest.… Read the rest
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Holston runs by Eastside to earn first playoff win in ten years

After making first round exits in the playoffs in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, the Holston Cavaliers earned their first playoff victory since beating Bath County 30-7 in a 2013 playoff game in Damascus. Riding the arm and legs of quarterback Quaheim Brooks, Holston compiled nearly 400 yards of offense in the 29-15 victory over Eastside at Carl McConnell Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “One thing we can always say about Q is that all these kids look up to him and feed off of his energy.” Said Holston head coach Derrick Patterson.… Read the rest
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Union survives first round scare from Gate City

  Coming in to Fridays Region 2D quarterfinal matchup against Gate City, Union was focused on stopping Gate City’s rushing attack of Michael Calhoun and Logan Tomlinson, who both rushed for over 100 yards against the Bears back in late September. Instead, Gate City used a spread offense look that almost propelled them to an upset victory over Union inside Bullitt Park. Union got 145 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns from Mason Polier in the fourth quarter and a successful PAT from Tadyn Roark with just over five minutes remaining that allowed Union to preserve a 20-19 victory.… Read the rest
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