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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

SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Today we go over the Class 1 and Class 2 finals, and talk about the Graham G-Men, 2018 VHSL Class 2 State Champions. We’ll take to Coach Palmer and also get Brady, Ryan and Coach Duble’s reaction to the weekend. As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-12-13_episode_46.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

VHSL CLASS 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Goochland Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Graham G-Men (13-1) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018. Where: Salem Stadium – Salem, VA. Time: 4:30 p.m. Last meeting: First Meeting All-time record: First Meeting Players to watch: Goochland – QB Devin McCray, RB Connor Popielarz, SS Perry Snead-Johnson Graham – QB Cameron Allen, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner   The 2018 season didn’t start the way that Graham head coach Tony Palmer had hoped for his G-Men.… Read the rest

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads

VHSL CLASS 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Riverheads Gladiators (12-1) vs. Chilhowie Warriors (14-0) Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Where: Salem Stadium—Salem, VA. Time: 12:00 p.m. Last meeting: 12/10/2017: Riverheads 42 –Chilhowie 0 All-time record: 3rd meeting: Tied 1-1. Players to watch: Riverheads– FB Jaden Phillips, RB Devin Morris, RB Zac Smiley Chilhowie– RB Greg Sanchez, QB Zach Cale, LB Logan Branson What to watch for: Riverheads: The back-to-back Class 1 state champions look to perform the trifecta on Saturday afternoon.… Read the rest

1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history

  In 1958, the Graham G-Men finished their only unbeaten and untied season with a 10-0 record. Hermitage High of Henrico County edged out the G-Men for the state championship that season. The VHSL did not have official state championship playoffs until 1970. They were done in brackets just as they are now. From 1970 until 1985, there were only three division: A, AA, and AAA. Starting in 1920, there were also three divisions; A, B and C, with A being the largest schools and C being the smallest.… Read the rest

SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 – Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This week, we go over last weeks state final in West Virginia and the VA semi’s. We also talk to both Jeff Robinson of Chilhowie and Tony Palmer of Graham before answering some questions and making picks with Coach Duble! As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-12-06_episode_45.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest

SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 44 – Recaps, Picks & Coach’s Corner with Galax’s Mark Dixon

Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Can y’all believe we are down to just two weeks left?!? This week we recap the VA regional finals and Bluefields bid for Wheeling, talk to Coach Mark Dixon of Galax on the Coaches Corner, answer some questions and make our picks with our boy Chris Duble! As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-11-29_episode_44.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 43 – “I’m thankful for life”

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. Firstly, congratulations to the Patrick Henry Rebels on their Class 1 volleyball state championship! #SWVAPride The boys go over last weeks results, talk to Richlands head man Greg Mance on the Coaches Corner, answer some fan questions, make picks with Coach Duble and tell us what they are thankful for this year. As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.tk/podcast/media/2018-11-22_episode_43.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 42 – Second Week, Second Season

Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This week, we recap a playoff opening round without too much drama. We also take a stop at the Coaches Corner to chat with the head G-Man, Tony Palmer. Coach Chris Duble also joins us again to make the picks for week 2 of the second season. As always, follow us! @CoalfieldSports, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. www.coalfieldsports.com/pod http://coalfieldsports.com/podcast/?name=2018-11-16_episode_42.mp3 CoalField SportsThe collective account for the staff of CoalfieldSports.com http://www.coalfieldsports.com… Read the rest
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Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning!

“Madman in the Morning was created by Frank “The Madman” Browning. Frank is a 1986 graduate of Tazewell High School. During his time in Kelly green, Browning played for Nick Colobro, Mick Lusk and Dave Lisk. During this timespan, the Bulldogs were 35-9. Frank is a sales manager at Ramey Automotive in Richlands. The Madman is a huge football fan. In particularly, the Pittsburgh Steelers where his fandom originated his nickname, “the Steel City Madman.” Frank is in his second year of his show “Madman in the Morning,” which airs on WRIC 97.7 FM and on The Madman’s Facebook @madmaninthemorning each Thursday.… Read the rest
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