Category Archives: Hurley


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

Panthers, Rebels ready for Thursday’s edition of BDD rivalry

Twin Valley Panthers (4-5) at Hurley Rebels (3-6) Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018. Where: Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff—Hurley, VA Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Hurley 54 – Twin Valley 12 All-time record: Hurley leads 12-5 Players to watch: Twin Valley– QB Tylor Keen, RB Brandon Lester, RB Xzavier Ward Hurley– RB Matthew Blankenship, TE/DE Taylor Justus, QB Chad Justice What to watch for: Twin Valley:  The Panthers are coming off a bye week.… Read the rest

Honaker, Hurley set for BDD showdown at The Cliff

For the second straight week, The Cliff is the site for a marquee Black Diamond District showdown. A week after Hurley and Honaker each had heartbreaking losses of their own, the two district rivals will meet up in Hurley in search of a return to the win column. Honaker was all but certain they were heading back to the win column last week at home against J.I. Burton. However, some last minute heroics by J.I.… Read the rest

Grundy travels to Hurley in search of BDD Title

The first domino on the goal sheet for the Grundy Golden Wave could fall at the Cliff on Friday when it travels to Hurley to take on the Rebels. With a win over their archrival, Grundy will claim the Black Diamond District Championship. With the recent string of success that the Wave has rattled off as of late, the odds are in Craig Plymal and Grundy’s favor. Grundy and Hurley are both coming off completely different outcomes in week six.… Read the rest

Bulldogs look to climb The Cliff in first trip to Hurley

The Hurley Rebels will host the Tazewell Bulldogs for the first time ever this Friday night. Hurley is coming off a 26-6 road victory against Montcalm (WV) and are now 3-2 with victories over Rye Cove and River View (WV) as well. Tazewell lost to defending West Virginia AA state champion Bluefield this past Friday night. They are 1-3 and their lone win was a 61-38 win against River View. In last year’s matchup, the Dogs surprised the Rebels and won the contest 62-27 in Tazewell.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 6

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: 20-5 Brady: 21-3 Guest: 20-5 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2, Anthony Stevens 5-0) Anthony Stevens was only the second guest to have a perfect 5-0 slate.… Read the rest

Vote for Week 6 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

Vote for Week 5 Players of the Week!

Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/26/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!     CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of… Read the rest

Rebels, Generals set for war in West Virginia

   vs.  After a two game skid, the Hurley Rebels retreated home to Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff with hopes to return to the win column.   Much to the liking of the Rebels faithful, Hurley opened their home slate with a 16-6 victory over the RiverView Raiders last Thursday.   This game, as many throughout the region, was pushed up a day in order to say ahead of the expected weather of Hurricane Florence.… Read the rest

Hurley hosts RiverView in first home contest of 2018

  vs. After a heartbreaking loss in Shawsville in week two to Eastern Montgomery, the Hurley Rebels traveled across state lines in search of redemption. However, the Rebels retreated back from the bluegrass state of Kentucky with a similar result.   Hurley dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 45-6 thumping at the hands of Pike County Central last Friday. The Rebels got it within a point in the second quarter after a two-yard touchdown plunge by Matthew Blankenship.… Read the rest