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J.I. Burton

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

Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

    Seth HearlSeth. Sports fan. Big Stone Gap native. Freelance writer. Knows the difference between a 3-4 and a 4-3 as well as the species of the symbiote from Spider-Man (Klyntar). A decade plus covering local high school sport in one capacity or another. Takes himself very, very seriously. Hire me!!!!… Read the rest
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Palmer, Adams familiar foes as Raiders take on Rebels

  Region D, 1A Semi Final John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0) 3-seed at Patrick Henry Rebels (10-1, 2-1) 2-seed   J.I. Burton, fresh off a first round victory over Holston, faces a much stiffer task this week when they travel to take on the 10-1 Patrick Henry Rebels in the 1D semi finals. Burton is riding the wave of momentum of nine straight wins but the Rebels are no strangers to long winning streaks.… Read the rest
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CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Round 2

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

Burton trounces Holston in a muddy affair

  Region D, 1A Quarterfinals    John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0): 30   Holston Cavaliers (6-5, 1-2): 6   NORTON, Va.,-By the end of Saturday’s game, the only way to tell the two teams apart was by the joyful expressions from the victorious Raiders’ squad compared to the collective dejected look coming from the Cavaliers who came up short. In a game that saw the muddy conditions play a major part, the John I.… Read the rest
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Raiders, Cavaliers set for playoff duel

Region D, 1A Holston Cavaliers (6-4, 1-2 Hogoheegee, 6th seed) at John I. Burton Raiders (8-2, 5-0 Cumberland, 3rd seed)   The Burton Raiders and the Holston Cavaliers clash in the first round of the 1A Region D playoffs this Saturday. The home standing Raiders, the third seed, look to keep their momentum going in the playoff opener after winning eight straight games after starting the season 0-2. Holston comes to Norton looking to make the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.… Read the rest
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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

CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 11

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: 41-9 Brady: 36-12 Guest: 39-11 (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, Brian Woodson 4-1) Trivia Question picker: 19-3 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1, Jeff Atwell 3-2, Trevor Ramsey 3-2, Matthew Ball 4-1) Bluefield Daily Telegraph sports editor Brian Woodson went 4-1 last week tying with Ryan and trivia picker Matthew Ball.… Read the rest

Raiders, Wave set for huge 1D matchup

A week after Grundy and J.I. Burton each squeaked out victories in week seven, the slate does not clear up for either team. The two will meet up in Norton on Friday in the latest edition of the CoalfieldSports.com Game of the Week. The contest has high implications on how the 1D playoff standings will shake out at season’s end. There is also much familiarity between these two squads. The Golden Wave took home a win in last season’s regular season matchup, while the Raiders ended Grundy’s season in a rematch at Nelson Memorial Stadium in the first round of the playoffs.… Read the rest
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CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 8

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: 30-5 Brady: 31-3 Guest: 28-7 (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) Trivia Question picker: 9-1 (Dakota Hamilton 5-0, Michael Dotson 4-1) WOAY’s Nolan Knight finished 4-1 with his lone loss being in Galax’s romping of Fort Chiswell.… Read the rest