Category Archives: Northwood


Rebels travel to Northwood, look to finish 10-0

*Photo Credit: SWVA Photography Patrick Henry (9-0) at Northwood (1-8) Thursday night’s Hogoheegee District matchup features two teams who have had entirely different seasons. The Northwood Panthers are set to pack things up after tonight in what has been a woeful first season for Tim Johnson in Saltville. The Panthers lone win came in a 18-0 shutout over Twin Valley back on September 20. The Panthers have lost six consecutive games since in a season where they are being outscore by opponents 322-77.… Read the rest

Honaker set to battle Northwood

Northwood (1-7) at Honaker (4-4) Doug Hubbard and the Honaker Tigers looks to bounce back on Senior Night at Fuller Field against the Northwood Panthers on Friday. The Tigers made the trip to Glade Spring a week ago to do battle with Region 1D’s best in the Patrick Henry Rebels. Mark Palmer’s squad pummeled Honaker by a score of 49-21. Trevor Dye led the Honaker rushing attack with 70 yards. Isaac Perkins accounted for two touchdowns against the Rebels—one through the air and one on the ground.… Read the rest

Twin Valley, Northwood set for a battle of the Panthers

Twin Valley (1-2) at Northwood (0-2) The amount of Panthers will be plentiful on Friday when Twin Valley travels from Oakwood to Saltville to take on Northwood.  Twin Valley looks to obtain its second win of the season after a 54-8 loss to Honaker last Friday night in Buchanan County. The loss to the Tigers dropped Jeremy Ward’s squad to 0-2 in Black Diamond District play this season. Twin Valley could not get out of its own way in the loss as the Panthers turned the ball over six times.… Read the rest

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

Duble resigns after two seasons at Northwood

After 19 games, the Chris Duble era at Northwood is over. The announcement was made on Monday that the 28-year-old Duble had resigned as the head coach of the Northwood Panthers. In a statement posted on social media, Duble acknowledged that he has been battling depression since September 2017. “I need to take some time to get better and put time into prioritizing my family, before I can ever coach again,” Duble said.… Read the rest

Tigers head to Saltville to take on Northwood

Honaker (4-4) at Northwood (1-7) Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Northwood High School—Saltville, VA. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/26/2017 Honaker 40 – Northwood 33 All-time record: Honaker leads 4-3 Players to watch: Honaker—RB Trevor Dye, QB Levi Miller, WR/DB Chandler Hubbard Northwood– QB Gage Hogston, WR Zach DeBusk, OL/LB AJ Johnson What to watch for: Honaker: The Tigers came out of the gate strong in 2018 with a 3-0 record.… Read the rest

Vote for Week 9 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

Twin Valley defeats Northwood 52-30 in Battle of the Panthers

The football field in the small Buchanan County community of Oakwood that hosts Twin Valley High School games is sometimes referred to as the “House that Roger Rife built.”  The legendary coach of the Garden Green Dragons nearly won a state title in 1986 behind his stout defense. Those Garden Green Dragons eventually consolidated with fellow Buchanan County compatriot Whitewood in 2001 to form Twin Valley High School.  Even though Garden and coach Rife were known for their defense,  Twin Valley’s offense led by Brandon Lester that was the star attraction at the show Thursday night.… Read the rest

Northwood, Twin Valley set for Battle of the Panthers

   vs.    After starting out 2-0, the Twin Valley Panthers dropped their first contest a week ago against the Honaker Tigers. In a battle between cats, the Tigers proved to be superior as Honaker tailback Trevor Dye’s four touchdown dashes led the Tigers to a 47-8 victory over Twin Valley.   For Twin Valley, their lone touchdown of the evening came from a familiar face. Panthers running back Brandon Lester found the end zone and converted the two-point conversion to put Twin Valley on the board in the fourth quarter.… Read the rest

Preseason Poll: Hogoheegee District

Today is the final day of our district poll series. We’ll be releasing the remaining three districts today, starting with the Hogoheegee. The Hogo used to run straight through Wytheville. However, with George Wythe’s move to the Mountain Empire District, it’s opened the door for new blood at the top. The Hogo sent two teams to the playoffs last year, with Chilhowie claiming the top seed in Region 1D & Patrick Henry taking the two seed.… Read the rest