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 championship for the small Smyth County school.  A season ago, the Warriors came up one game short in that quest, a 42-0 loss to Riverheads in the class 1 championship game.  The Warriors will get a second chance to conquer the quest after a 28-7 victory over the Galax Maroon Tide on Saturday.… Read the rest
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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 arguably the best Class 2 district in the Commonwealth.  Since the VHSL went to the current six classification system in 2014, the Class 2 state championship has been claimed by the district every year (Wise Central in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and Ridgeview in 2016).… Read the rest
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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 time:  First meeting A capacity crowd is sure to watch two SWVA powers play on Saturday on the Ridge (photo by David Moore) Two Southwest Virginia football powers will finally meet on the gridiron on Saturday.  One of those is a program on the rise in the Ridgeview Wolfpack. … Read the rest
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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 night with a whooping of the Wise Central Warriors 49-14.  “We talked earlier this week about making history,” Mullins said.  “They wanted to get that first playoff win.” The Wolfpack did not take long to get off to an explosive start.  On the third play from scrimmage, Trenton Adkins raced 42 yards to the house. … Read the rest
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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 time:  Series is even 2-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 54-0 on September 7, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) No matter the result on Rose Ridge Friday night, one thing is already set in stone before the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central Warriors face off. … Read the rest
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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. Series all time:  Covington leads 2-1 Last meeting:  Covington defeated George Wythe 21-0 on September 27, 1985. With the 2018 high school football regular season in the rear view mirror, it is now time to look forward to the playoffs.  On Friday night, what appears on paper to be a very intriguing first round game sees the George Wythe Maroons hosting the Covington Cougars. … Read the rest
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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 night in a 58-13 beatdown of the Honaker Tigers. The Tigers started the game on offense, though could not get anything going and were forced to punt.  The Wolfpack took over on their own 11 yard line and only needed six plays to cover the 89 yards to paydirt. … Read the rest
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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 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Honaker 42-13 on November 3, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) After Friday night’s contest in Russell County, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Honaker Tigers will prepare for the second season known as the VHSL playoffs.  Before that, however, the two programs will meet in the regular season finale. … Read the rest
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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 eight seeded teams.  After Monday night’s victory over George Wythe, Grayson County finds themselves solidly holding down the two seed in the Class 2, Region D playoff race.  The Blue Devils used a relentless ground attack behind backs Levi Jones and Jake Hollingsworth to defeat the Maroons 36-28 Monday night in a game rescheduled after Friday’s rain.… Read the rest
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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 the Pack had no trouble with the Hawks in a resounding 47-14 victory at the Hawk’s Nest. The Wolfpack did not take long to make their presence known in the contest.  11 seconds after the contest began, the Pack were on the board courtesy of a Matthew Sexton 64-yard sprint right up the gut. … Read the rest
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