Category Archives: Tazewell


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

Bulldogs – Pioneers Ready for Battle

The Tazewell Bulldogs (2-7) make the drive down US Highway 19 to face the Pioneers (1-8) on Senior Night in Lebanon. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00. The Bulldogs won the last meeting by a final score of 53-0 in Tazewell and lead the series 18-14. Both teams have had to contend with small rosters and similar struggles so far this year. Tazewell is coming off 36-22 loss to Grundy while the Pioneers fell to Richlands 52-18 last week.… Read the rest

Grundy, Tazewell look to get back in win column

Tazewell (2-6) at Grundy (5-3) Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Nelson Memorial Field—Grundy, VA. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Grundy 42 – Tazewell 20 All-time record: Tazewell leads 39-30. Players to watch: Tazewell—RB Chancellor Harris, QB/RB/WR Josiah Jordan, QB Jamir Blevins Grundy– RB Gabe Fiser, QB Derick Endicott, WR/CB Jacob McCoy What to watch for: Tazewell: 
Another season for Tazewell has brought a similar feeling. Disappointment. The Bulldogs will travel to Grundy riding a three-game losing streak after dropping contests to Richlands, Fort Chiswell and Marion.… Read the rest

Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming

Both the Tazewell Bulldogs and Fort Chiswell Pioneers look to bounce back after losses last Friday night. The Pioneers (3-3), lead by senior Brody Crockett and junior Denver Brown, dropped last week’s game against Galax to a final tune of 38-13. The Bulldogs (2-4) are trying to get back in the win column after losing to county rival Richlands, 34-0. Pioneers’ QB Brody Crockett was 6-of-14 passing for 112 yards and an interception against Galax.… Read the rest

Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl

It was a “Sweet Sixteen” party for the Richlands Blue Tornado as they cruised past county rival Tazewell for the 16th straight time Friday night in the annual Backyard Brawl. Richlands (3-3) used a pounding run game on their way to a third consecutive shutout against Tazewell (2-4) on a Friday night Pink Out game. The dominant performance of the night came on the legs of senior running back Trey Brown.… Read the rest Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week: Tazewell’s Mike Jones

  There are many things that are intimidating for a typical high school freshman. Remembering your locker combination. Navigating your way through the hallways to class. Algebra 1 homework. Starting as a varsity running back against Hurley at “The Cliff”. Well maybe that last one isn’t typical, but neither is Tazewell’s Mike Jones. The freshman speedster starred in Tazewell’s inaugural trip to Hurley as he racked up 151 yards and three scores in the Bulldog’s 52-0 romping over the Rebels.… Read the rest

Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl

The stage is set for Tazewell County’s biggest rivalry. Greg Mance. J’Me Harris. Race Moir. Chancellor Harris. Kelly green. Navy blue. Ernie Hicks Stadium is where two teams are set to take blows for the James C. Ramey Trophy in the Game of the Week. The Tazewell Bulldogs (2-3) will make the short trek down 460 West to battle it out with their archrival Richlands Blue Tornado (2-3). Richlands is coming off a loss to arguably the best football team in West Virginia.… 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

Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl

It’s always those specific things that let you down the most.  That job you knew you had in the bag. The girl you thought would be there forever. The people who leave your life too early. Or that game you should have won easily. The first three scenarios have happened to me more times than I would be proud to count. However, it was the last of the four that prepared me for future heartbreak and more.… 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