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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

Graham smothers Union, advances to Region D Championship

Region D, 2A Semi Final #3 Graham G-Men (11-1): 28 #2 Union Bears (9-3): 7   BIG STONE GAP, Va.,-Consider any demons exorcised. Behind a dominant defense and a big play offense, the Graham G-Men rolled into Bullitt Park and routed the Union Bears 28-7 in the Region D semi final. Bullitt Park had not been kind to the G-Men in recent history, as the Bears had ended the G-Men’s season in two prior occurrences in Big Stone Gap.… Read the rest
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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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Graham and Union set for another playoff showdown

Region D, 2A Semi Finals Graham G-Men (10-1, 5-0) 3-seed at Union Bears (9-2, 4-2) 2-seed   Two of the most successful Region D programs in recent memory will meet this week. The Graham G-Men travel to Big Stone Gap to take on the Union Bears in the Region D semi finals. The two teams have won a combined 84 games since 2015, with both teams winning double digit games in 2016 and 2017.… 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

Union uses power run game to eliminate John Battle

Region D, 2A Quarterfinals  Union-21 John Battle-0 The Union Bears relied on their power run game and a suffocating defense to end the John Battle Trojans’ season Saturday at Bullitt Park. The Bears (9-2) racked up over 300 rushing yards on offense and shut out the visiting Trojans (5-6) for the second straight week to advance to a Region D semi-final matchup with Graham. Leading the charge for the home team was senior running back Aaron Stidham, who rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries.… 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

Union, John Battle prepare for round two in first round of playoffs

Region D, 2A opening round John Battle (5-5, 3-3, 7th seed) at Union Bears (8-2, 4-2, 2nd seed) For the second week in a row, the Union Bears and John Battle Trojans will meet on the field with this meeting being the opening round of the Region D, 2A playoffs. The first meeting in the regular season finale saw the Bears defeat the Trojans 12-0 on Battle Hill in Bristol. Both teams likely played the finale closer to the vest, both due to the rainy conditions and the prospect of the teams meeting in the opener of the playoffs.… Read the rest
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Union overcomes Battle in regular season finale

Friday marked the second consecutive week that Union took the field in a downpour, but this week’s contest ended much more favorably for the Bears. Union relied on a steady dose of Aaron Stidham and a smothering defense to shut out John Battle 12-0 to end the regular season. It was a low scoring, defensive slugfest in muddy and rainy conditions for both squds. Union (8-2, 4-2) struck first on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Bailey Turner that found Justin Falin in the end zone to get on the board and take a 6-0 lead.… Read the rest
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Bears look to rebound against Trojans in regular season finale

Week 11 Preview Union Bears (7-2, 3-2) at John Battle Trojans (5-4, 3-2) Last Week: Abingdon def. Union, 35-17; John Battle def. Lee, 20-14 Last Meeting: Union def. Battle, 57-29. Union leads series 5-0 The final week of the regular season sees the Union Bears, fresh off of a blowout home loss to Abingdon, travel to take on the upset minded John Battle Trojans. Battle held off Lee High last week to move to 3-2 in the Mountain 7 and 5-4 overall.… Read the rest
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