Category Archives: Eastside


2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards— will recognize the achievements of athletes across the region. During the last month, our staff compiled a list of deserving nominees for a first and second team All CoalfieldSports squad, in addition to an honorable mention. After a list of nominees was finalized, the staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest

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 to a dominating 49-0 win over the visiting Eastside Spartans in the first round of the Region 1D playoffs. Led by dynamic quarterback Zack Cale, Chilhowie scored 14 points in the opening stanza followed by 21 points in the second to build a commanding 35-0 lead at the half, a deficit that proved insurmountable.… Read the rest

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 1970 this week in their playoff opener when they host the Eastside Spartans in a rematch from week seven. The Warriors rolled the Spartans in Coeburn, 46-7 in the regular season. This week may prove to be more difficult for Eastside, as the 8th seed must travel to Chilhowie for their date with the undefeated Warriors.… Read the rest

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 THE game of the week.   Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast picked the five contests and were joined by a special guest each week.   Now that it is playoff time, there is a twist.   Ryan and Brady will still be joined by a guest picker and a trivia question winner throughout the playoffs.… Read the rest 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 with all five games coming down to the wire. If the ball bounced a different way a few times, the Spartans could have very well been 5-0. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula once said, “Sure, luck means a lot in football.… Read the rest

Preseason Poll: Cumberland District

Welcome back to our preseason poll series. If you missed any of last week’s, check them out here: Mountain 7, Black Diamond and River Ridge. This week, we will take a look at the Cumberland, Mountain Empire and Southwest districts. Today, we’ll hit the Cumberland District, a district that historically has seen the Raiders of J.I. Burton sitting at the top. But do our experts agree with the trend? 1.  J.I.… Read the rest