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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. 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 CoalfieldSports.com staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest

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 contest was the last for Chris Akers as the head coach for the Blue Devils.  Akers resigned his post officially on Monday, finishing his tenure at the helm of the Devils with a 7-24 record, which includes back to back 1-9 seasons. The 2016 season was respectable for Gate City with Akers leading the charge. … Read the rest
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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 disappointing season with a victory.  The Warriors needed a victory desperately to stay in contention for a playoff spot in Region 2D.  Central came from two scores behind to defeat the Devils by the tally of 22-21 in an overtime thriller at Central Warrior Stadium on Thursday night.… Read the rest
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CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10

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 fans select THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast will pick the five contests and be joined by a special guest each week. So far, the records are as follows: Ryan: 37-8 Brady: 34-9 Guest: 35-10 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker: 4-1, Casey Goetz: 3-2, Anthony Stevens: 5-0, Chase Parker: 4-1, Nolan Knight: 4-1, Frank Browning: 3-2, Heather Williams: 4-1) Trivia Question picker: 15-2 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1, Jeff Atwell 3-2, Trevor Ramsey 3-2) WCYB’s Heather Williams went 4-1 in a big week in high school football.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7

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 fans select THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast will pick the five contests and be joined by a special guest each week. So far, the records are as follows: Ryan: 25-5 Brady: 26-3 Guest: 24-6 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2, Anthony Stevens 5-0, Chase Parker 4-1) Trivia Question picker: 5-0 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0) WVVA’s Chase Parker finished 4-1 with his lone loss being Giles’ falter to Radford at Salem Stadium.… Read the rest

Fumbles doom Blue Devils homecoming against Pack

It’s no secret that the Ridgeview Wolfpack have one of the most explosive offenses in all of the Coalfield Sports coverage area.  What many folks are now realizing is that the Pack also have a pesky defense.  A week after causing four turnovers against the Lee High Generals, the Pack were able to create four more against the Gate City Blue Devils on Friday night.  The Pack came out of Gate City with a 35-7 victory on homecoming night at Legion Field.… Read the rest
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Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 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. Co-Hosts Ryan Dye and Brady Hess will keep a running total of their picks along with a collective total of the weekly guest picker! 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!… Read the rest

Wolfpack look to stay unbeaten against feisty Blue Devils

Ridgeview Wolfpack (5-0, 3-0 M7) AT Gate City Blue Devils (0-5, 0-2 M7) When:  Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Legion Field, Gate City, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Gate City 45-7 on September 29, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) Friday night’s matchup in Scott County sees two Mountain 7 district members hooking up and going in totally opposite directions.  The Wolfpack of Ridgeview are on the upswing and have proved to be one of southwest Virginia’s elite programs so far in the 2018 season. … Read the rest
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Bears claw Blue Devils in Mountain 7 matchup, 33-13

What was once the marquee Mountain 7 game of the season has became a ho-hum affair in recent memory. The Union Bears (4-1, 1-1) extended their winning streak over Gate City (0-5, 0-2) to four with a 33-13 victory at Legion Field in Gate City. The Bears found the end zone on their first five possessions. Four of those scores came in the first half to take a 26-0 lead into the break.… Read the rest
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Week 5 Preview: Union at Gate City

Week Five Union (3-1, 0-1) at Gate City (0-4, 0-1) Last Week: Ridgeview defeated Union, 27-14 Daniel Boone (TN) defeated GC, 48-13 Last Meeting: Union def. GC, 48-0 Series History: Union leads overall, 5-3. What once was a fierce rivalry defined by epic contests and devoted fans has became a one sided beat down. Gate City has fell to some of its lowest times in program history while Union has built one of the most successful programs in SWVA.… Read the rest
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