Category Archives: Marion


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

Bearcats grind out important district win over Marion

Thursday night’s matchup between Southwest District foes Virginia High and Marion can be described in one word…..physical. The new-look offense of Virginia High had four different players combine for 54 carries, 305 yards and two touchdowns to pave the way for a 27-12 victory over Marion. The victory locks up a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year for the Bearcats. Virginia High ran primarily out of a two back set and were led on the night by speedy freshman Stevie Thomas (180 yards and a touchdown) and senior strongman Aaron Rose (118 yards and a touchdown).… Read the rest

Virginia High, Marion battle for playoff positioning

On Thursday night, the Virginia High Bearcats will make the trip north on I-81 for an important Southwest District game against the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. Each team enters the contest at 4-4 with Virginia High coming off a much needed 41-0 win at Lebanon, while Marion is coming off of a 34-20 victory over Tazewell. These two teams actually played twice in 2017. In week 10, the Bearcats ended Marion’s hopes of an undefeated regular season with a 14-7 victory.… Read the rest

Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion

For the first twenty-four minutes on Friday night, this game could have been considered a touch boring. But the fans in blue had more to cheer about in the second half, as Richlands (4-3) pulled away to take a 30-6 win over Marion (3-4). The Blues, wearing their blue helmets for the first time this season on Homecoming night, held a slim 7-0 lead at the half and used big plays in the third quarter to put the game away.… Read the rest

Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms

It hasn’t been easy for the Marion Scarlett Hurricane against the Richlands Blue Tornado. In a series that dates back to 1930, Richlands holds a decisive edge in the series. How decisive? Richlands is 41-17-1 all time against its Smyth County neighbors. That’s good for a .703 winning percentage. Marion has won only twice in the last 22 meetings (2001 & 2017), and haven’t won at Ernie Hicks Stadium since a 17-3 victory on Nov.… 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

Marion leaves Lebanon victorious

Lebanon got off to a good start as they tried to earn their first win of the season. Jackson Mullins returned the opening kickoff to the Marion 48 yard line giving Lebanon good starting field position. RB Seth Stanley got the Pioneer offense rolling with a nine-yard run. A couple plays later, QB Casey White connected with WR Cole Stoots in the end-zone to put the Pioneers up 6-0 within the first four minutes of the game.… Read the rest

Vote for 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

Lebanon to host Marion in Southwest District opener

Lebanon (0-4) hosts Marion (1-3) on Friday night in what will be the Southwest District opener for both teams. Marion comes to town looking to break a two-game losing streak while the young Pioneers are searching for their first win of the season. Kick off is 7:00 p.m. in beautiful downtown Lebanon. The key players to watch for the Pioneers are RB Seth Stanley, WR Cole Stoots and QB Casey “Chief” White. … Read the rest

Marion, Grayson County clash in Independence

Marion Scarlet Hurricane (1-2) at Grayson County Blue Devils (2-1)  Date: Friday, September, 21 2018. Where: 110 Blue Devil Drive – Independence, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/22/2017 Marion 18 – Grayson County 10 All-time record: Marion leads 1-0 In a matchup of two teams that are coming off disappointing losses, the Marion Scarlet Hurricane will travel to Independence to take on the Grayson County Blue Devils. Players to watch: Marion – QB Tanner Tate, RB Easton Medley, WR Austin Thomas, RB/LB Nick Reese Grayson County – RB Ethan Brown, RB Jake Hollingsworth, OL/DL Crue Cassell What to watch for: Marion:  Marion (1-2), who is coming off a bye week, had a tough go around in their last outing vs.… Read the rest