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  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 48 – Basketball State Championship Week

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 48 – Basketball State Championship Week

      Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. This is a big one!! The Coalfields are represented by FOUR teams in Richmond going for state titles. We welcome on all four head coaches this week, Central’s Robin Dotson, Pulaski County’s Bradley Sutphin, Eastside’s Patrick Damron and Radford’s Rick Cormany. We also talk about Mac McClungs… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 48 – Basketball State Championship Week »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 47: Super Bowl Champion Mike Compton

    SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 47: Super Bowl Champion Mike Compton

    It is the first Pod of 2019! Brady sits in on this one solo, but it is one of the biggest episodes yet! Super Bowl LIII is set for kick off in Atlanta on Sunday with the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. It is the Patriots ninth Super Bowl appearance in 19… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 47: Super Bowl Champion Mike Compton »Read More »
  • Mount View’s Larry Thompson resigns; will coach at Wyoming East

    Mount View’s Larry Thompson resigns; will coach at Wyoming East

    A year after its first playoff berth in 12 years, the Mount View Golden Knights are in search of a new football coach. In an announcement via social media on Thursday, Larry Thompson announced he was resigning as the head coach at Mount View, a post he held for five seasons. Thompson finishes his tenure… Read More on Mount View’s Larry Thompson resigns; will coach at Wyoming East »Read More »
  • 2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

    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.… Read More on 2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer

    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.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 46 – Championship weekend recap + Interview with Graham’s Tony Palmer »Read More »
  • SUCCESS IN SALEM: Graham takes home the gold, whacks Goochland 31-9

    SUCCESS IN SALEM: Graham takes home the gold, whacks Goochland 31-9

    Saturday was the type of day for the Graham G-Men that a storybook could not depict any better. Bed sheets hung from bridges in Bluefield, Virginia during the early morning hours on Saturday with messages of well wishes spray-painted on their fabric extending towards the G-Men football team. The late-Glynn Carlock, Graham’s head coach who… Read More on SUCCESS IN SALEM: Graham takes home the gold, whacks Goochland 31-9 »Read More »
  • VHSL CLASS 1 TITLE: Riverheads rolls to three-peat, trounces Chilhowie 35-7

    VHSL CLASS 1 TITLE: Riverheads rolls to three-peat, trounces Chilhowie 35-7

    The mantra for the Chilhowie Warriors this season was “Unfinished Business.” On the opposing sideline, the Riverhead Gladiators countered that statement to model their 2018 season after. “We are not into hash tags and all that,” said Riverheads head coach Robert Casto.  “My kids always said #TakingCareofBusiness.” In a dominating performance, Riverheads cruised past Chilhowie… Read More on VHSL CLASS 1 TITLE: Riverheads rolls to three-peat, trounces Chilhowie 35-7 »Read More »
  • SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs

    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… Read More on SHOWDOWN IN SALEM: Allen, G-Men look to finish against Bulldogs »Read More »
  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads

    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… Read More on UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Chilhowie looks to spoil trifecta for Riverheads »Read More »
  • 1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history

    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… Read More on 1958 Graham G-Men remain the lone undefeated team in school history »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Pick Em: Virginia State Championships

    CoalfieldSports.com Pick Em: Virginia State Championships

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Pick Em: Virginia State Championships »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 –  Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson

    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.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 45 – Coach’s Corner with Graham’s Tony Palmer & Chilhowie’s Jeff Robinson »Read More »
  • STATE WEEK IN SALEM: Graham seeks gold after 17 year absence

    STATE WEEK IN SALEM: Graham seeks gold after 17 year absence

    The last time the Graham G-Men made a run to the state championship, a 5-foot-10 wide receiver named Ahmad Bradshaw left each opponent Graham faced scratching their heads. Unfortunately for Bradshaw the G-Men, they came up short of the state crown as they fell to Harrisonburg in 2001. It has been 17 years since Graham… Read More on STATE WEEK IN SALEM: Graham seeks gold after 17 year absence »Read More »
  • STATE TITLE WEEK IN SALEM: Chilhowie searches for second state title

    STATE TITLE WEEK IN SALEM: Chilhowie searches for second state title

    As the Chilhowie Warriors take the field Saturday at Salem Stadium, it will mark the second time in 363 days that the Warriors have hit the turf in the Roanoke Valley in search of a state championship. 2018’s VHSL Class 1 football state championship features a rematch from a year ago between Chilhowie and the… Read More on STATE TITLE WEEK IN SALEM: Chilhowie searches for second state title »Read More »
  • Warriors dispatch Maroon Tide on way to state championship game

    Warriors dispatch Maroon Tide on way to state championship game

    Unfinished business.  Those two words have been the mantra for the Chilhowie Warriors football team in 2018.  Those words are in reference to the quest for a state championship for the small Smyth County school.  A season ago, the Warriors came up one game short in that quest, a 42-0 loss to Riverheads in the… Read More on Warriors dispatch Maroon Tide on way to state championship game »Read More »
  • Graham wallops Radford, advances to state championship

    Graham wallops Radford, advances to state championship

    With Radford having an 11-game winning streak and Graham having a 13-game winning streak, it appeared this match up would be a barn burner. That was not the case, as the G-Men (13-1) throttled the Bobcats (12-2) 57-13 in the state semifinals. Graham forced five first-half turnovers and quarterback Cameron Allen accounted for six first-half scores to… Read More on Graham wallops Radford, advances to state championship »Read More »
  • Ridgeview Lady Wolfpack look to return to the top of the Mountain

    Ridgeview Lady Wolfpack look to return to the top of the Mountain

    TEAM OVERVIEW: One thing is for certain in the girls basketball landscape that is the Mountain 7 District, and that is nothing’s for certain.  The Mountain 7 is arguably the best Class 2 district in the Commonwealth.  Since the VHSL went to the current six classification system in 2014, the Class 2 state championship has… Read More on Ridgeview Lady Wolfpack look to return to the top of the Mountain »Read More »
  • WHEELING WEEK: Polar Bears ice Beavers on way to state title

    WHEELING WEEK: Polar Bears ice Beavers on way to state title

    The Bluefield Beavers traveled to Wheeling Island Stadium with hopes of defending their state title and becoming the first team in school history to win back-to-back titles. The Polar Bears of Fairmont Senior High School had other ideas. Behind the strong arm of Connor Neal and the tough running of Breeden Gilbert, the Fairmont Senior… Read More on WHEELING WEEK: Polar Bears ice Beavers on way to state title »Read More »
  • WHEELING WEEK: Beavers, Polar Bears set in rematch for gold

    WHEELING WEEK: Beavers, Polar Bears set in rematch for gold

    WVSSAC AA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Bluefield Beavers (12-1) vs. Fairmont Polar Bears (13-0) Date: Friday, November 30, 2018. Where: Wheeling Island Stadium—Wheeling, WV. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 12/1/2017: WVSSAC AA State Championship: Bluefield 29– Fairmont 26 All-time record: 10th meeting: Bluefield leads 5-4. Players to watch: Bluefield– QB Chandler Cooper, RB J.J. Davis, DB Isaiah Johnson Fairmont–QB Connor Neal, WR… Read More on WHEELING WEEK: Beavers, Polar Bears set in rematch for gold »Read More »
  • Bobcats, G-Men set for semifinal match-up

    Bobcats, G-Men set for semifinal match-up

    It is always a huge accomplishment for a high school football team to continue play in December. The two-a-days back in August and going to battle week after week, have prepared two teams from southwest Virginia to be contenders for a state ring.  Radford (12-1) and Graham (12-1) are only one game away from a trip to Salem… Read More on Bobcats, G-Men set for semifinal match-up »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em Round 4: State Semis and State Finals

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em Round 4: State Semis and State Finals

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em Round 4: State Semis and State Finals »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 44 – Recaps, Picks & Coach’s Corner with Galax’s Mark Dixon

    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… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 44 – Recaps, Picks & Coach’s Corner with Galax’s Mark Dixon »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 2: Galax’s Cade Ashworth

    CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 2: Galax’s Cade Ashworth

    Success isn’t anything new for the Galax Maroon Tide. Since former NFL player & University of Virginia standout Mark Dixon took over at the helm in 2010, the Maroon Tide have averaged 10 wins per year. In his nine seasons Dixon’s teams have made the final four an astounding five times, with two state championship… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 2: Galax’s Cade Ashworth »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Round 2 OPOTW: Chilhowie’s Greg Sanchez

    CoalfieldSports.com Round 2 OPOTW: Chilhowie’s Greg Sanchez

    A lot has changed for the Chilhowie football program over the past four years, but one thing has remained consistent. Greg Sanchez. When the Warriors were 2-8 in 2015, who toted the rock? Greg Sanchez. Three years later, Sanchez is still the face of the Warriors back field. Three years later, the Warriors are 13-0.… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Round 2 OPOTW: Chilhowie’s Greg Sanchez »Read More »
  • Galax thumps Narrows in Region C rematch

    Galax thumps Narrows in Region C rematch

    In 2017, the Region 1C championship between the Maroon Tide and Green Wave was a nail-bitter that ended with a 28-27 Galax victory. The two met up again in this year’s regional championship, but the Maroon Tide had control of this game before it even hit halftime. Galax (11-2) racked up 402 yards of total… Read More on Galax thumps Narrows in Region C rematch »Read More »
  • Radford dethrones Appomattox, advances to semifinals

    Radford dethrones Appomattox, advances to semifinals

    It was a busy Saturday in the New River Valley. Two high school regional championships were played along with Virginia Tech and Virginia battling for the Commonwealth Cup. Top-seeded Radford played host to the third-seeded Appomattox Raiders for the Region 2C Championship. As we approach the final two weeks of high school football, one thing is certain.  Appomattox will not… Read More on Radford dethrones Appomattox, advances to semifinals »Read More »
  • WHEELING WEEK: Bluefield’s legacy is known by many

    WHEELING WEEK: Bluefield’s legacy is known by many

      When the Bluefield Beavers head to Wheeling this Friday for their meeting with the Fairmont Polar Bears in the WVSSAC AA state championship, the Beavers will be in familiar territory. This season’s state championship berth marks the 17th time that Bluefield has appeared in the gold medal matchup. Bluefield has taken home the hardware in… Read More on WHEELING WEEK: Bluefield’s legacy is known by many »Read More »
  • Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship

    Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship

    It was the Cam Allen show, part II, on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell Stadium. The senior quarterback accounted for over 250 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Graham G-Men (12-1) push past Richlands (8-5) 38-10. It only took two plays for Allen to show why he will ultimately be named the region’s player of… Read More on Allen dazzles, downs Richlands for Region 2D Championship »Read More »
  • WHEELING BOUND: Bluefield sacks Bridgeport in state semis

    WHEELING BOUND: Bluefield sacks Bridgeport in state semis

    As prolific as the Bluefield Beavers’ offense has been this season it’s easy to see why at times their defense is overlooked. This was not the case on Friday. With the third ranked Bridgeport Indians coming to town with a trip to Wheeling Island Stadium on the line, the Beavers’ defense showed that they were… Read More on WHEELING BOUND: Bluefield sacks Bridgeport in state semis »Read More »
  • Southwest District, Tazewell County rivals meet in Region 2D Final

    Southwest District, Tazewell County rivals meet in Region 2D Final

    As Alex Tabor said on Twitter Friday night, there are three things you can count on in life. Death. Taxes. And Richlands playing past Thanksgiving. While that may hold true this season, the game itself will be an uphill climb. Richlands (8-4) and Graham (11-1) met in this same venue five weeks ago; a 45-0… Read More on Southwest District, Tazewell County rivals meet in Region 2D Final »Read More »
  • Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game

    Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game

    It was quite the afternoon on Saturday on Rose Ridge. Richlands traveled to Ridgeview for what was one of the most-anticipated matchups in southwest Virginia and came out on top with a 31-21 victory over the first seeded Wolfpack. It looked like it would be a bad start, after a muffed kickoff forced Richlands to… Read More on Richlands shocks Ridgeview, advances to region title game »Read More »
  • Bluefield to host Bridgeport in state semi-final

    Bluefield to host Bridgeport in state semi-final

    Bridgeport Indians (11-1) at Bluefield Beavers (11-1) Date: Friday, November 23, 2018. Where: Mitchell Stadium—Bluefield, WV Time: 1:00 p.m. Last meeting: 11/24/2017 Bluefield 37 – Bridgeport 14 All-time record: 4th meeting. Bluefield leads 2-1 Players to watch: Bridgeport– RB Jake Bowen, QB Devin Vandergrift, WR D’Andre Hollaway Bluefield – RB Juice Edwards, QB Chandler Cooper, RB JJ Davis   Bluefield: The #2 seed Bluefield Beavers… Read More on Bluefield to host Bridgeport in state semi-final »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Round 1: Mount View’s Elijah Barner

    CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Round 1: Mount View’s Elijah Barner

      The 2018 season has been a story book for the Mount View Golden Knights. The team from McDowell County’s seat rebounded from a disappointing 4-6 record in 2017 to finish the 2018 regular season at 9-1. Mount View also found themselves in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. That record was good… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Round 1: Mount View’s Elijah Barner »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 1: Chilhowie’s Logan Branson

    CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 1: Chilhowie’s Logan Branson

    The Chilhowie Warriors have been setting records all season long. The storied season watched the Warriors go 10-0 for the first time since 1971. The 12-win mark is the most in school history. The defense has allowed three passing touchdowns all season while only allowing 6.7 points a contest. While Zack Cale and Greg Sanchez… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com DPOTW Round 1: Chilhowie’s Logan Branson »Read More »
  • Warriors, Rebels set for All-Hogo regional title game

    Warriors, Rebels set for All-Hogo regional title game

    Patrick Henry Rebels (11-1) @ Chilhowie Warriors (12-0) Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018. Where: Chilhowie High School—Chilhowie, VA Time: 1:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/25/2018 Chilhowie 46 – Patrick Henry 23 All-time record: 53rdmeeting: Chilhowie leads 33-20. The series dates back to 1959. Players to watch: Patrick Henry– RB Cody Smith, RB Zach Brown, QB Dakota Rector Chilhowie– RB Greg Sanchez,… Read More on Warriors, Rebels set for All-Hogo regional title game »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Round 3 Pick Em

    CoalfieldSports.com Round 3 Pick Em

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Round 3 Pick Em »Read More »
  • Bobcats look to end Appomattox’s domination of Class 2

    Bobcats look to end Appomattox’s domination of Class 2

    Not many people expected Radford and Appomattox to still be playing this late in the post season. Radford finished 2017 with a 2-8 record and did not make it into the post season. For Appomattox, even though they won their third-straight state championship last year, many expected them to have a rebuilding season as they lost most… Read More on Bobcats look to end Appomattox’s domination of Class 2 »Read More »
  • Maroon Tide, Green Wave set for Region C rematch

    Maroon Tide, Green Wave set for Region C rematch

    This time last year, Galax and Narrows were preparing to go to battle for the Region 1C championship. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Maroon Tide escaped Ragsdale Field with a 28-27 victory over the Green Wave. After rolling their first two opponents in this post season, Galax (10-2) and Narrows… Read More on Maroon Tide, Green Wave set for Region C rematch »Read More »
  • Narrows avenges regular season loss to Fightin’ Blues

    Narrows avenges regular season loss to Fightin’ Blues

    In the final week of the regular season, Parry McCleur (7-5) defeated Narrows (10-2) 35-34 to claim a share of the Pioneer District title. In the second round of the Region 1C playoffs, the Green Wave got revenge on their district foe, as they rolled the Fighting Blues 56-28. Matthew Morgan accounted for three scores… Read More on Narrows avenges regular season loss to Fightin’ Blues »Read More »
  • Graham smothers Union, advances to Region D Championship

    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… Read More on Graham smothers Union, advances to Region D Championship »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 43 – “I’m thankful for life”

    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… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 43 – “I’m thankful for life” »Read More »
  • Cougars rally isn’t enough to top Bruins

    Cougars rally isn’t enough to top Bruins

    Midway through the third quarter fans started leaving Christiansburg High School. Blacksburg (12-0) jumped out to a 28-0 lead over Pulaski (8-4) after a pick six from Brian Mitchell. Those same fans were in shock when hearing that the Cougars rallied back with 21 unanswered points and were set up in scoring position on their last drive. However, Pulaski… Read More on Cougars rally isn’t enough to top Bruins »Read More »
  • Brown, Vaught lead Galax past the Maroons

    Brown, Vaught lead Galax past the Maroons

    The saying, ‘It’s hard to beat the same team twice,’ was not the case for the Maroon Tide. After escaping with a 21-14 victory in week seven, Galax blasted the Maroons 42-14 in the post season rematch. Blake Brown and Caxton Vaught combined for 349 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead top-seeded Galax (10-2) over George… Read More on Brown, Vaught lead Galax past the Maroons »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Week 11: Lebanon’s Seth Stanley

    CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Week 11: Lebanon’s Seth Stanley

    Adversity. It is a term that Seth Stanley has familiarized himself with during the last two years of his life. The Lebanon speedster watched the final six games of the Pioneers’ season in 2017 due to a season-ending injury.   As a senior, Stanley and the Pioneers finished 2-8 on the season. The waters in… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com OPOTW Week 11: Lebanon’s Seth Stanley »Read More »
  • Golden Knights look to pull stinger out of the Yellow Jackets

    Golden Knights look to pull stinger out of the Yellow Jackets

    #6 Williamstown Yellow Jackets (9-2) at #3 Mount View Golden Knights (10-1) Date: Friday, November 16, 2018. Where: Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium – Princeton, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Tied 0-0 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, WR Marqus Ray, RB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, RB/DE Micah McLaughlin, RB Terry… Read More on Golden Knights look to pull stinger out of the Yellow Jackets »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 42 – Second Week, Second Season

    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.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 42 – Second Week, Second Season »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 11: Rye Cove’s Matthew Gibson

    CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 11: Rye Cove’s Matthew Gibson

    Matthew Gibson has witnessed a lot of heartbreak in his four seasons as a Rye Cove Eagle. 0-10 as a freshman. 0-10 as a sophomore. 1-9 as a junior. Wins for Gibson and the Eagles were few and far between. However, in Cheyenne Osborne’s return to the helm of Clinchport’s team witnessed a much-improved edition… Read More on CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 11: Rye Cove’s Matthew Gibson »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

    Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

  • Palmer, Adams familiar foes as Raiders take on Rebels

    Palmer, Adams familiar foes as Raiders take on Rebels

      Region D, 1A Semi Final John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0) 3-seed at Patrick Henry Rebels (10-1, 2-1) 2-seed   J.I. Burton, fresh off a first round victory over Holston, faces a much stiffer task this week when they travel to take on the 10-1 Patrick Henry Rebels in the 1D semi finals. Burton… Read More on Palmer, Adams familiar foes as Raiders take on Rebels »Read More »
  • Graham and Union set for another playoff showdown

    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… Read More on Graham and Union set for another playoff showdown »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Blue Tornado set for first ever showdown

    Wolfpack, Blue Tornado set for first ever showdown

    Class 2, Region D Semifinal Ridgeview Wolfpack (10-1) VS.   Richlands Blue Tornado (7-4) When:  Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  First meeting A capacity crowd is sure to watch two SWVA powers play on Saturday on the Ridge (photo by David Moore) Two Southwest Virginia football… Read More on Wolfpack, Blue Tornado set for first ever showdown »Read More »
  • Hawks soar into battle with rabid Bobcats

    Hawks soar into battle with rabid Bobcats

    Radford looks to continue their Cinderella story as the top-seeded Bobcats get to host their second playoff game this week against the Gretna Hawks in a rematch from week four. Radford (10-1) is on a nine-game winning streak since falling to Galax in week two. Since that game, the Bobcats have dominated most of their opponents, only allowing… Read More on Hawks soar into battle with rabid Bobcats »Read More »
  • SHADES OF MAROON: George Wythe set for battle with Galax

    SHADES OF MAROON: George Wythe set for battle with Galax

    As teams advance to the second round of the regional playoffs, the games start getting tougher. You also begin to see multiple rematches take place. This week, Galax (9-2) and George Wythe (7-4), two powerhouse programs from Region 1C, will battle for the second time this season. Galax won the first meeting in week seven, 21-14. The Maroons… Read More on SHADES OF MAROON: George Wythe set for battle with Galax »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Round 2

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Round 2 »Read More »
  • Pulaski hopes to take advantage of second chance against Blacksburg

    Pulaski hopes to take advantage of second chance against Blacksburg

    While Blacksburg (11-0) is expected to make it to the Region 4D championship, they cannot look past their district foe Pulaski (8-3). These two are the only teams remaining from the River Ridge District as Jefferson Forrest shocked the region by eliminating three-time defending 4A champion Salem. The Bruins squeezed out a 21-14 victory over the Cougars in week eight. The contest started… Read More on Pulaski hopes to take advantage of second chance against Blacksburg »Read More »
  • Falcons set to take on the Cavaliers in second round

    Falcons set to take on the Cavaliers in second round

    Last Week: Abingdon def. Hidden Valley, 20-0 Lord Botetourt def. Christiansburg, 62-6 Last Meeting: Lord Botetourt def. Abingdon, 39-28.  November 2015 2nd Round Playoffs The rematch between the Falcons and Cavaliers has been three years in the making since these two programs met in the playoffs.  The Cavaliers won that contest 39-28 on a brisk… Read More on Falcons set to take on the Cavaliers in second round »Read More »
  • Chilhowie hosts Grundy with trip to Region D Final on the line.

    Chilhowie hosts Grundy with trip to Region D Final on the line.

    Region D, 1A Semi Final Grundy Golden Wave (7-4, 3-0) 4-seed at Chilhowie Warriors (11-0, 5-0) 1-seed   The Warrior train is rolling, but the visiting Wave from Grundy hope to derail that train. Friday’s semi final showdown has Grundy making the trek to Warrior Stadium in hopes of pulling off the shocking upset and… Read More on Chilhowie hosts Grundy with trip to Region D Final on the line. »Read More »
  • Green Wave seeks revenge as they host the Fighting Blues

    Green Wave seeks revenge as they host the Fighting Blues

    Two weeks ago, Narrows (9-2) lost their regular season finale on the road to Parry McCluer (7-4) in a mud bowl. The Wave, who are seeded second in Region 1C, battled back from a 28-12 deficit and took a 34-28 lead late in fourth. Marcellius Dawson scored for McCluer with under a minute remaining to top Narrows 35-34 and win a share of… Read More on Green Wave seeks revenge as they host the Fighting Blues »Read More »
  • Burton trounces Holston in a muddy affair

    Burton trounces Holston in a muddy affair

      Region D, 1A Quarterfinals    John I. Burton Raiders (9-2, 5-0): 30   Holston Cavaliers (6-5, 1-2): 6   NORTON, Va.,-By the end of Saturday’s game, the only way to tell the two teams apart was by the joyful expressions from the victorious Raiders’ squad compared to the collective dejected look coming from the… Read More on Burton trounces Holston in a muddy affair »Read More »
  • Ridgeview downs Wise Central to earn first playoff win

    Ridgeview downs Wise Central to earn first playoff win

    Objective number one can be marked off the checklist for coach Rick Mullins and his Ridgeview Wolfpack team.  The Wolfpack earned their first ever playoff victory on Friday night with a whooping of the Wise Central Warriors 49-14.  “We talked earlier this week about making history,” Mullins said.  “They wanted to get that first playoff win.”… Read More on Ridgeview downs Wise Central to earn first playoff win »Read More »
  • Chilhowie steamrolls Eastside to advance to region semis

    Chilhowie steamrolls Eastside to advance to region semis

    Region D, 1A Quarterfinals   Chilhowie Warriors (11-0, 5-0): 49 Eastside Spartans (4-7, 4-1): 0   CHILHOWIE, Va.,-The Chilhowie train keeps rolling. The Warriors scored early and often in route to a dominating 49-0 win over the visiting Eastside Spartans in the first round of the Region 1D playoffs. Led by dynamic quarterback Zack Cale,… Read More on Chilhowie steamrolls Eastside to advance to region semis »Read More »
  • Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence

    Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence

    It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it worked. Richlands used a dominant defensive performance to upset 4th seeded Grayson County 10-0 and move on in the Region 2D playoffs. A litany of miscues on offense stalled a bevy of Richlands drives, but when it mattered most, an opportunistic defense and special teams came up with six… Read More on Richlands upsets Grayson County, 10-0 in muddy Independence »Read More »
  • Holston’s Guerrero and McPeek take POTW honors for Week 10

    Holston’s Guerrero and McPeek take POTW honors for Week 10

    There was a lot on the line October 26th when the Holston Cavaliers hosted the defending Cumberland District champion Eastside Spartans. For the Spartans, it was a chance to bring their record to 4-4, after starting the season with three straight losses. For the Cavaliers, it was an opportunity to secure their first winning season… Read More on Holston’s Guerrero and McPeek take POTW honors for Week 10 »Read More »
  • Galax, Pickett thumps Mustangs in first round

    Galax, Pickett thumps Mustangs in first round

    Cole Pickett threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Galax (9-2) to a 55-8 victory over Eastern Montgomery (3-8). When the post season gets here, you can expect Galax to turn it up a few notches. Since 2010, the Maroon Tide holds a 22-7 playoff record. The top-seeded Maroon Tide played host to… Read More on Galax, Pickett thumps Mustangs in first round »Read More »
  • Freeman, Narrows crash the Wave on Eagles

    Freeman, Narrows crash the Wave on Eagles

    Wyatt Freeman finished with 266 total yards to lead Narrows (9-2) to an 18-7 victory over Auburn (5-6) in the first round of the regional playoffs. Like the game in week one, this was a low scoring contest but this time the Eagles had to play from behind. Auburn led Narrows 21-7 when the two played the first time.… Read More on Freeman, Narrows crash the Wave on Eagles »Read More »
  • Appomattox bounces Giles for third straight year

    Appomattox bounces Giles for third straight year

    For the third straight year, Giles (5-6) fell to Appomattox (9-1) in the playoffs. The Raiders showed that despite having a young team, they still have a chance at making it to the state title game for the fourth straight year. Appomattox thumped the Spartans 35-6 at Bragg Stadium to advance in the regional playoffs. Giles finishes 2018… Read More on Appomattox bounces Giles for third straight year »Read More »
  • Union uses power run game to eliminate John Battle

    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… Read More on Union uses power run game to eliminate John Battle »Read More »
  • Maroon Tide looks to drown the Mustangs

    Maroon Tide looks to drown the Mustangs

    Top-seeded Galax (8-2) hosts Eastern Montgomery (3-7) for the first round of the Region 1C playoffs. Since 2010, the Tide have been a constant threat at the Class 1A level. Head Coach Mark Dixon is to thank for that. From 1986-2009, Galax only appeared in the playoffs four times but never went further than the second round.… Read More on Maroon Tide looks to drown the Mustangs »Read More »
  • Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning!

    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… Read More on Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning! »Read More »
  • Red Devils, Beavers set for rematch in playoffs

    Red Devils, Beavers set for rematch in playoffs

    #15 Oak Hill Red Devils (7-3) at #2 Bluefield Beavers (9-1)   Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Mitchell Stadium – Bluefield, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Bluefield leads 38-8-1 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Chandler Cooper, RB JJ Davis, RB Juice Edwards, FB Arnold Martin Oak Hill – QB Khory Bass, RB/WR Abe… Read More on Red Devils, Beavers set for rematch in playoffs »Read More »
  • Raiders, Cavaliers set for playoff duel

    Raiders, Cavaliers set for playoff duel

    Region D, 1A Holston Cavaliers (6-4, 1-2 Hogoheegee, 6th seed) at John I. Burton Raiders (8-2, 5-0 Cumberland, 3rd seed)   The Burton Raiders and the Holston Cavaliers clash in the first round of the 1A Region D playoffs this Saturday. The home standing Raiders, the third seed, look to keep their momentum going in… Read More on Raiders, Cavaliers set for playoff duel »Read More »
  • Chilhowie opens hopeful return trip to Salem with Eastside

    Chilhowie opens hopeful return trip to Salem with Eastside

    Region D, 1A Eastside Spartans (4-6, 4-1 Cumberland, 8th seed) at Chilhowie Warriors (10-0, 3-0 Hogoheegee, 1st seed) Chilhowie starts its quest for their first state title since 1970 this week in their playoff opener when they host the Eastside Spartans in a rematch from week seven. The Warriors rolled the Spartans in Coeburn, 46-7… Read More on Chilhowie opens hopeful return trip to Salem with Eastside »Read More »
  • Mount View, Ritchie County to kick off first round of playoffs

    Mount View, Ritchie County to kick off first round of playoffs

    Photo: Twitter @MountViewFB #6 Ritchie Couny Rebels (7-3) (2-7) at #3 Mount View Golden Knights (9-1) (8-1) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium – Princeton, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Tied 0-0 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, WR Marqus Ray, RB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell,… Read More on Mount View, Ritchie County to kick off first round of playoffs »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com FINAL regular season Top 10 Rankings!

    CoalfieldSports.com FINAL regular season Top 10 Rankings!

    Here are the results for the final Top 10 Thanks to everyone that voted this season! 1. Bluefield 2. Chilhowie 3. Graham 4. Pulaski 5. Abingdon 6. Ridgeview 7. Radford 8. Union 9. Galax 10. Mt View OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES  Grayson Co. Patrick Henry J.I. Burton Richlands Special thanks to Doug & LeAnn Rose for… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com FINAL regular season Top 10 Rankings! »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Playoffs Week 1

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Playoffs Week 1 »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Warriors set for Region 2D quarterfinal

    Wolfpack, Warriors set for Region 2D quarterfinal

    Class 2, Region D Playoff Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-1) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (4-6) When:  Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series is even 2-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 54-0 on September 7, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) No matter the result on Rose Ridge… Read More on Wolfpack, Warriors set for Region 2D quarterfinal »Read More »
  • Revenge minded Falcons set for rematch with Titans in Round 1

    Revenge minded Falcons set for rematch with Titans in Round 1

      Last Week: Abingdon def. Lee, 28-6. Hidden Valley def. Cave Spring, 14-13.   Last Meeting: Hidden Valley def. Abingdon, 37-25 The Abingdon Falcons are set to open the 2018 playoffs in the friendly confines of Falcon Field for a rematch with the Hidden Valley Titans.  Earlier this season the Titans scored one of their… Read More on Revenge minded Falcons set for rematch with Titans in Round 1 »Read More »
  • Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast – Episode 41

    Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast – Episode 41

    Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. We have another long one for you guys this week. We are devastated about the passing of former Richlands and Marshall great Devon Johnson. We pay our respects to the greatest to ever wear the blue and white. We recap the final week of the regular season… Read More on Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast – Episode 41 »Read More »
  • Radford, Fort Chiswell set for Thursday night football

    Radford, Fort Chiswell set for Thursday night football

    When you talk about teams having turn-around seasons, Radford is at the top of the list. After finishing 2-8 in 2017 and not making it to the playoffs, the Bobcats finish this regular season 9-1 with the top seed in Region 2C. Last week gave them their seventh straight win as they defeated Glenvar, 17-7 and… Read More on Radford, Fort Chiswell set for Thursday night football »Read More »
  • Cougars search for first playoff win since 2012 against G.W.-Danville

    Cougars search for first playoff win since 2012 against G.W.-Danville

    Pulaski County Cougars (7-3) at George Washington-Danville (8-2) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: J.T. Christopher Stadium—Danville, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 9/22/2000—Pulaski County 42, George Washington 13 All-time record: Series tied at 7-7 Players to watch: Pulaski County– QB Kade Akers, WR E.J. Horton, RB Gage Mannon George Washington– RB Wesley Graves, LB Deadrian Towler, DT Bryson… Read More on Cougars search for first playoff win since 2012 against G.W.-Danville »Read More »
  • Graham hosts Virginia High in Region D quarterfinals

    Graham hosts Virginia High in Region D quarterfinals

    The lone Saturday game in the opening round of the Class 2, Region D playoffs features a Week 8 rematch between the Graham G-Men (9-1) and the Virginia High Bearcats (5-5). The first contest between the two teams back in October, saw Cam Allen lead the G-Men to a 44-7 rout of the Bearcats. Allen… Read More on Graham hosts Virginia High in Region D quarterfinals »Read More »
  • Union, John Battle prepare for round two in first round of playoffs

    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… Read More on Union, John Battle prepare for round two in first round of playoffs »Read More »
  • Appomattox looks to continue streak against Giles

    Appomattox looks to continue streak against Giles

    The regular season is over with and the post season begins. Win, and you get to play another week. Lose, and you get to pull out the basketballs. The last two seasons Appomattox (8-1) has been responsible for Giles (5-5) pulling the basketballs out early. In 2016, Giles fell to the Raiders 45-21 in the second round.… Read More on Appomattox looks to continue streak against Giles »Read More »
  • Maroons, Cougars set to meet for first time in three decades

    Maroons, Cougars set to meet for first time in three decades

    What:  Class 1, Region C quarterfinal Who:  (4) George Wythe Maroons vs. (5) Covington Cougars When:  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Pendleton Field, Wytheville, Va. Series all time:  Covington leads 2-1 Last meeting:  Covington defeated George Wythe 21-0 on September 27, 1985. With the 2018 high school football regular season in the… Read More on Maroons, Cougars set to meet for first time in three decades »Read More »
  • Narrows, Auburn prepare for rematch

    Narrows, Auburn prepare for rematch

    The Green Wave and Eagles are set battle in the first round of the Region 1C playoffs. This game will be a rematch from week one where Narrows (8-2) came from behind and topped Auburn (5-5), 23-21. The Wave fell to Parry McCluer last week, 35-34 and had to share the Pioneer title. The Eagles finished… Read More on Narrows, Auburn prepare for rematch »Read More »
  • Tigers, Rebels set for rematch at Emory and Henry

    Tigers, Rebels set for rematch at Emory and Henry

    Honaker Tigers (5-5) at Patrick Henry Rebels (9-1) Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Fred Selfe Stadium at Nicewonder Field—Emory, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/19/2018 Patrick Henry 46– Honaker 15 All-time record: Honaker leads 7-4 Players to watch: Honaker– QB Levi Miller, RB Trevor Dye, WR Chandler Hubbard Patrick Henry– RB Cody Smith, RB Zach Brown, FB Landon… Read More on Tigers, Rebels set for rematch at Emory and Henry »Read More »
  • Johnson set for homecoming as Pioneers travel to Grundy

    Johnson set for homecoming as Pioneers travel to Grundy

    Thomas Walker Pioneers (7-3) at Grundy Golden Wave (6-4)  Date: Friday, November 9, 2018. Where: Nelson Memorial Field—Grundy, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: FIRST MEETING All-time record: 0-0 Players to watch: Thomas Walker– QB Zach Kidwell, RB Dawson Lee, LB Jaron Warf Grundy– RB Gabe Fiser, QB Derrick Endicott, LB Matt McCowan What to watch for: Thomas Walker:… Read More on Johnson set for homecoming as Pioneers travel to Grundy »Read More »
  • Union overcomes Battle in regular season finale

    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… Read More on Union overcomes Battle in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Wolfpack maul Tigers in regular season finale

    Wolfpack maul Tigers in regular season finale

    The weather outside Friday night was frightful.  However, the Ridgeview Wolfpack offense Friday night was delightful.  The Wolfpack offense was firing on all cylinders in Russell County Friday night in a 58-13 beatdown of the Honaker Tigers. The Tigers started the game on offense, though could not get anything going and were forced to punt. … Read More on Wolfpack maul Tigers in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Falcons claim Mountain 7 title with win over Lee

    Falcons claim Mountain 7 title with win over Lee

    It was another rain soaked field for the second week in a row.  It was senior night and these seniors wouldn’t have it any other way.  The Lee High Generals were in town for a showdown with the Falcons who were riding high after knocking off district foes Ridgeview and Union in back-to-back weeks. After… Read More on Falcons claim Mountain 7 title with win over Lee »Read More »
  • Richlands prevails in Bristol, defeats Virginia High in overtime

    Richlands prevails in Bristol, defeats Virginia High in overtime

    Exhale. That’s what a collective fanbase did after the excitement of a thrilling overtime game had faded from Gene Malcolm Stadium. Staring down the uprights, Levi “Fle” Forrest had missed his three previous attempts, including an attempt at a game winner just moments earlier. This one was true, however, and it lifted Richlands to a… Read More on Richlands prevails in Bristol, defeats Virginia High in overtime »Read More »
  • Radford stuns Glenvar for Three Rivers title

    Radford stuns Glenvar for Three Rivers title

    When Bradey Loader broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, it looked like Glenvar (9-1, 5-1) might blow out the Bobcats. Radford (9-1, 6-0) never gave up another score and P.J Prioleau sealed the 17-7 victory over the Highlanders on a seven yard touchdown run with 5:05 remaining. The Bobcats… Read More on Radford stuns Glenvar for Three Rivers title »Read More »
  • Narrows falls to Parry McCluer in regular season finale

    Narrows falls to Parry McCluer in regular season finale

    After trailing 28-6 in the second quarter, Narrows (8-2, 4-1) rallied back and scored 28 unanswered against Parry McCluer (6-4, 4-1). Down 34-28, McCluer running back Marcellius Dawson scored from one yard out with 43 seconds remaining. Jacob Wooten booted the extra point, giving the Blues a share of the Pioneer District title with a 35-34… Read More on Narrows falls to Parry McCluer in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 11/07/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Glenvar, Radford battle for district title in Salem

    Glenvar, Radford battle for district title in Salem

    For the first time in Three Rivers District history, Glenvar (9-0, 5-0) and Radford (8-1, 5-0) will battle for the title. The Highlanders won their first district championship in 2015 and won it again in 2016. The last time the Bobcats played for the district title was in 2011, where they fell to Giles, 21-17.… Read More on Glenvar, Radford battle for district title in Salem »Read More »
  • Bulldogs – Pioneers Ready for Battle

    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… Read More on Bulldogs – Pioneers Ready for Battle »Read More »
  • Mount View hosts Greenbrier West for senior night

    Mount View hosts Greenbrier West for senior night

      Photo: Twitter @MountViewFB  Greenbrier West Cavaliers (2-7) at Mount View Golden Knights (8-1)   Date: Friday, November 2, 2018. Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium – Welch, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: Tied 0-0 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, WR Marqus Ray, RB Ty Powell, RB/DE Micah McLaughlin, RB Terry Headen Greenbrier West – RB Noah Brown, RB… Read More on Mount View hosts Greenbrier West for senior night »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com final regular season Top 10 rankings!

    CoalfieldSports.com final regular season Top 10 rankings!

    Here is our final Top 10 of the regular season.  1. Bluefield 2. Pulaski 3. Chilhowie 4. Graham 5. Abingdon 6. Ridgeview 7. Galax 8. Union 9. Radford 10. Grayson County OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES  Patrick Henry Virginia High Richlands Mt View J. I. Burton **Special thanks to Doug Rose for compiling the results all season… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com final regular season Top 10 rankings! »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 40 – The Mega Pod

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 40 – The Mega Pod

    Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This is the Mega Pod, ladies and gents! The week 10 recap. Game of the Week. Players of the week. Final regular season Top 10. Trivia winner. Coaches corner with Thomas Walker head man Nick Johnson. Questions and answers. Playoff seedings and scenarios. And of course the… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 40 – The Mega Pod »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Tigers meet in regular season finale

    Wolfpack, Tigers meet in regular season finale

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (8-1) VS. Honaker Tigers (5-4) When:  Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Where:  Fuller Field at EMats Stadium, Honaker, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Honaker 42-13 on November 3, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) After Friday night’s contest in Russell County, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Honaker Tigers… Read More on Wolfpack, Tigers meet in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Narrows, Parry McCluer battle for Pioneer Title

    Narrows, Parry McCluer battle for Pioneer Title

    Narrows (8-1, 4-0) hopes to return home Friday night from Buena Vista as back-to-back Pioneer District champions. While Narrows is the current front runner in the district, a loss to Parry McCluer (5-4, 3-1) would make the Wave have to share the title with McCluer and Covington. Narrows defeated the Fighting Blues last season 40-14. Leading the Wave… Read More on Narrows, Parry McCluer battle for Pioneer Title »Read More »
  • Warriors look to clinch playoff berth against Grundy

    Warriors look to clinch playoff berth against Grundy

    Grundy Golden Wave (6-3) at Central Warriors (3-6) Date: Friday, November 2, 2018. Where: Central High School—Wise, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 9/1/2017 Central 21 – Grundy14 All-time record: Central leads 2-1 Players to watch: Grundy– RB Gabe Fiser, QB Derrick Endicott, DL Matt McCowan Central– RB C.J. Crabtree, QB Ethan Mullins, RB Matthew Boggs What to watch for: Grundy:… Read More on Warriors look to clinch playoff berth against Grundy »Read More »
  • Bearcats host Blue Tornado in key SWD clash

    Bearcats host Blue Tornado in key SWD clash

    Friday night at Gene Malcolm Stadium will be a night of emotion and reflection for the Virginia High seniors and their families as the Bearcats welcome the Richlands Blue Tornado on senior night. It will also be a night that features a matchup between two teams that many people consider to be darkhorses as we… Read More on Bearcats host Blue Tornado in key SWD clash »Read More »
  • Grayson County defeats GW, 36-28 to set up MED showdown at Galax

    Grayson County defeats GW, 36-28 to set up MED showdown at Galax

    The Grayson County football team has overachieved all season.  Most pundits expected the Blue Devils to make the playoffs, but to be at the bottom half of the eight seeded teams.  After Monday night’s victory over George Wythe, Grayson County finds themselves solidly holding down the two seed in the Class 2, Region D playoff… Read More on Grayson County defeats GW, 36-28 to set up MED showdown at Galax »Read More »
  • Panthers, Rebels ready for Thursday’s edition of BDD rivalry

    Panthers, Rebels ready for Thursday’s edition of BDD rivalry

    Twin Valley Panthers (4-5) at Hurley Rebels (3-6) Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018. Where: Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff—Hurley, VA Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Hurley 54 – Twin Valley 12 All-time record: Hurley leads 12-5 Players to watch: Twin Valley– QB Tylor Keen, RB Brandon Lester, RB Xzavier Ward Hurley– RB Matthew Blankenship, TE/DE Taylor Justus, QB Chad… Read More on Panthers, Rebels ready for Thursday’s edition of BDD rivalry »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 11

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 11

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 11 »Read More »
  • Bears look to rebound against Trojans in regular season finale

    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… Read More on Bears look to rebound against Trojans in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Falcons set to take on the Generals

    Falcons set to take on the Generals

    Last Week: Abingdon def. Union, 35-17 John Battle def. Lee High, 20-14   Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Lee High, 42-0 The Abingdon Falcons are back on the friendly confines of Falcon Field for a home game with the Lee High Generals.  Falcon head coach Garrett Amburgey and the Falcons are riding a four game win… Read More on Falcons set to take on the Generals »Read More »
  • Giles tops Alleghany to conclude regular season

    Giles tops Alleghany to conclude regular season

    The Spartans finished the regular season strong with a 42-20 victory over the Mountaineers. Giles (5-5, 3-3) jumped out to a 20-6 lead at halftime. Dominic Collini scored from 29 yards out and another score from 11 yards out. Logan Greenway added the third score in the first half from four yards out. Early in the third… Read More on Giles tops Alleghany to conclude regular season »Read More »
  • Falcons top Bears to remain unbeaten in the M7

    Falcons top Bears to remain unbeaten in the M7

    The rain was steady at Bullitt Park as Abingdon (7-2 5-0) and Union (7-2 3-2) took the field for a showdown to potentially decide the Mountain 7 district. The Falcons were back to their usual game plan.  Stifle the run, play gritty defense and take advantage of opportunities.  The Falcons did just that.  Union turned the… Read More on Falcons top Bears to remain unbeaten in the M7 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Wolfpack leave Bluegrass State with victory

    Wolfpack leave Bluegrass State with victory

    The Ridgeview Wolfpack looked to get back on track Friday night against interstate opponent Pike County Central.  On a chilly, rainy and muddy October evening in Pikeville, Kentucky the Pack had no trouble with the Hawks in a resounding 47-14 victory at the Hawk’s Nest. The Wolfpack did not take long to make their presence… Read More on Wolfpack leave Bluegrass State with victory »Read More »
  • Duble resigns after two seasons at Northwood

    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… Read More on Duble resigns after two seasons at Northwood »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/31/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 11 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Chris Akers resigns at Gate City after three seasons

    Chris Akers resigns at Gate City after three seasons

    The Gate City Blue Devils finished the 2018 football season Thursday night with a disappointing loss to the Wise Central Warriors in overtime.  As it turns out, the contest was the last for Chris Akers as the head coach for the Blue Devils.  Akers resigned his post officially on Monday, finishing his tenure at the helm… Read More on Chris Akers resigns at Gate City after three seasons »Read More »
  • Bearcats grind out important district win over Marion

    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… Read More on Bearcats grind out important district win over Marion »Read More »
  • Warriors outlast Blue Devils in OT thriller

    Warriors outlast Blue Devils in OT thriller

    The Gate City Blue Devils and Wise Central Warriors came into Thursday night’s Mountain 7 district contest with similar agendas.  The Blue Devils wanted to close out a disappointing season with a victory.  The Warriors needed a victory desperately to stay in contention for a playoff spot in Region 2D.  Central came from two scores… Read More on Warriors outlast Blue Devils in OT thriller »Read More »
  • Lebanon travels to Richlands for SWD clash

    Lebanon travels to Richlands for SWD clash

    The Lebanon Pioneers (1-7) travel to Ernie Hicks Stadium in Richlands to face the Blue Tornado (4-4). Kickoff tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m.. No strangers to one another, the two faced for the first time in 1962 with Richlands leading the series 23-7. Last year’s meeting ended in a 52-7 win for the Blue… Read More on Lebanon travels to Richlands for SWD clash »Read More »
  • Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning!

    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… Read More on Check out this week’s episode of Madman in the Morning! »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 OPOTW: Patrick Henry’s Zach Brown

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 OPOTW: Patrick Henry’s Zach Brown

        In the historic “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech given by Patrick Henry, the first governor of Virginia said, “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.” Fast forward two and a half centuries later and that analogy can be used… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 OPOTW: Patrick Henry’s Zach Brown »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 DPOTW: Abingdon’s William Seymore

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 DPOTW: Abingdon’s William Seymore

    Abingdon Falcons’ linebacker William Seymore is back to full strength for his senior season. Seymore came back off season ending ACL surgery during his junior year. That means he wasn’t on the field last season last year as the Falcons made their run at the Region 3D playoffs.  He was limited to watching from the… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 DPOTW: Abingdon’s William Seymore »Read More »
  • Trojans set to welcome Generals to Battle Hill

    Trojans set to welcome Generals to Battle Hill

      Lee Generals (2-6) at John Battle Trojans (4-4)   Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018. Where: Battle Hill – Bristol, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 John S. Battle 40 – Lee 28 All-time record: Lee leads 13-3 Players to watch: Lee– QB Dwayne Garrett, RB Blake Lewis, WR Devin Goins John Battle – QB Walker Osborne, RB Juddy Shaffer, RB Dylan Cunningham Since 1989,… Read More on Trojans set to welcome Generals to Battle Hill »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast, Episode 39 – “Ryan has overhyped Hunt Bros. Pizza.”

    SWVA Sports Podcast, Episode 39 – “Ryan has overhyped Hunt Bros. Pizza.”

    Welcome back to the Southwest Virginia Sports Podcast. This week Brady is solo again, as Ryan tends to some sickness inside the house. We’ve got your Game of the Week, your Players of the Week, your updated Top 10 and playoff standings. Brady (and kinda Ryan) answer your questions and of course make the picks.… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast, Episode 39 – “Ryan has overhyped Hunt Bros. Pizza.” »Read More »
  • Chilhowie, Patrick Henry set for marquee Hogoheegee tussle

    Chilhowie, Patrick Henry set for marquee Hogoheegee tussle

        Patrick Henry Rebels (8-0) at Chilhowie  Warriors (8-0)   Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018. Where: Warrior Stadium – Chilhowie, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/27/2017 Chilhowie 42 – Patrick Henry 7 All-time record: Chilhowie leads 32-20-1 Players to watch: Patrick Henry – QB Brady Stiltner, RB Zach Brown, RB Cody Smith, FB Landon Smithson Chilhowie – QB Zack Cale, RB Greg Sanchez, RB… Read More on Chilhowie, Patrick Henry set for marquee Hogoheegee tussle »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10

    CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 10 »Read More »
  • Grundy, Tazewell look to get back in win column

    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… Read More on Grundy, Tazewell look to get back in win column »Read More »
  • Tigers head to Saltville to take on Northwood

    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… Read More on Tigers head to Saltville to take on Northwood »Read More »
  • Bears, Falcons set for showdown at Bullitt Park

    Bears, Falcons set for showdown at Bullitt Park

    Week 10 Abingdon Falcons (6-2, 4-0) at Union Bears (7-1, 3-1) Last Week: Abingdon def. Ridgeview, 36-30; Union was off Last Year: Union def. Abingdon, 35-7 (Only meeting)   Week 10 brings a matchup that will decide the Mountain 7 district title. The Abingdon Falcons, flying high after notching a huge conference win over Ridgeview,… Read More on Bears, Falcons set for showdown at Bullitt Park »Read More »
  • Virginia High, Marion battle for playoff positioning

    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.… Read More on Virginia High, Marion battle for playoff positioning »Read More »
  • Wolfpack look to rebound against Hawks

    Wolfpack look to rebound against Hawks

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (7-1) VS. Pike County Central Hawks (3-6) When:  Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where:  The Hawks Nest, Pikeville, Kentucky Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 1-0 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Pike County Central 45-21 on October 27, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) The Ridgeview Wolfpack look to rebound from a potentially devastating loss… Read More on Wolfpack look to rebound against Hawks »Read More »
  • Mount View to host Fayetteville for final time

    Mount View to host Fayetteville for final time

        Fayetteville Pirates (5-3) at Mount View Golden Knights (7-1)   Date: Friday, October 26, 2018. Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium – Welch, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/05/2012 Mount View 19 – Fayetteville 12 All-time record: Tied 1-1 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, RB/DE Micah McLaughlin, RB Terry Headen Fayetteville – QB Logan… Read More on Mount View to host Fayetteville for final time »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Top 10 Rankings!

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Top 10 Rankings!

    Here is the penultimate Top 10 list for the regular season. This week saw the most movement of any week this season. 1.Bluefield 2.Pulaski 3.Chilhowie 4.Graham 5.Abingdon 6.Ridgeview 7.Union 8.Patrick Henry 9.Galax 10.Radford OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES Richlands Mt View Grayson County JIB   ***Thanks to our resident Bearcat, Doug Rose, for his weekly efforts to… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Top 10 Rankings! »Read More »
  • Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0

    Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0

    Graham and Richlands have played football since 1926. Thursday night’s 45-0 win over the Blues was the largest win ever in the series for the G-Men. The previous margin? Graham 30, Richlands 0 way back on Oct. 7, 1932. Let that sink in. Graham could do no wrong. Richlands could do no right. It all… Read More on Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0 »Read More »
  • Giles falls to Glenvar on senior night

    Giles falls to Glenvar on senior night

    It was a tough night for ten Spartan seniors. Not only did they play their last game at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field, but they fell to their district rivals, Glenvar (9-0, 5-0). The Highlander offense started wearing Giles (4-5, 2-3) down in the second quarter, and they showed that their defense is as good as advertised,… Read More on Giles falls to Glenvar on senior night »Read More »
  • Falcons stun Wolfpack in overtime 36-30

    Falcons stun Wolfpack in overtime 36-30

    The first forty-eight minutes on Friday night were as exciting as any game in Southwest Virginia.  This game could be considered an instant classic as it came down to each teams possession in overtime. When the dust settled, the home-standing Falcons had more to cheer about at the final whistle, as Abingdon (6-2) pulled out… Read More on Falcons stun Wolfpack in overtime 36-30 »Read More »
  • SWVASports Podcast: Episode 38 – Recapping a wild week 9

    SWVASports Podcast: Episode 38 – Recapping a wild week 9

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Big week this week!!! Ryan and Brady look back at a perplexing week 9, announce some award nominees and take a look at some potential playoff scenarios. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just search @CoalfieldSports. Follow the pod @SWVASportsPod, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. As always, subscribe by searching… Read More on SWVASports Podcast: Episode 38 – Recapping a wild week 9 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 10 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 OPOTW: Eastside’s Jordan Rasnick

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 OPOTW: Eastside’s Jordan Rasnick

      The Eastside Spartans started the 2018 season with a string of bad luck. In his first year as head coach, Michael Rhodes and his team started out 1-4 with all five games coming down to the wire. If the ball bounced a different way a few times, the Spartans could have very well been… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 OPOTW: Eastside’s Jordan Rasnick »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney

    Richlands’ linebacker Sean Toney took a break from football in his junior season. That means he wasn’t on the field last season in Marion when Austin Wyatt fired a 52-yard touchdown pass to Easton Medley in the final minutes to give the Scarlet Hurricane a 22-18 victory over the Blue Tornado. Toney decided to strap… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/24/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!   Player of the Week Award Winners: Week OFFENSE DEFENSE 1 Avery Jenkins (Union) Alijah Sproles (Ridgeview)… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Players of the Week! »Read More »
  • Check out this week’s Madman in the Morning show! NCAA & NFL Picks!

    Check out this week’s Madman in the Morning show! NCAA & NFL Picks!

    “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… Read More on Check out this week’s Madman in the Morning show! NCAA & NFL Picks! »Read More »
  • Pioneers, Bearcats set for SWD battle

    Pioneers, Bearcats set for SWD battle

    The Virginia High Bearcats (3-4) will be paying a visit to the Lebanon Pioneers (1-6) on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Harry Stuart Field. Lebanon Head Coach Michael Webb knows his team has their work cut out for them, “Va High is a very talented team. Great Skill Kids, Big on… Read More on Pioneers, Bearcats set for SWD battle »Read More »
  • Giles, Glenvar set for district showdown in Pearisburg

    Giles, Glenvar set for district showdown in Pearisburg

      Since 2011, the Three Rivers District champion has either been Giles or Glenvar. Giles had won 20 straight against Glenvar before falling to them in the 2014 playoffs. It was at that time the two turned into district rivals. The Highlanders went on a four game winning streak against the Spartans before Giles pulled off the upset last season… Read More on Giles, Glenvar set for district showdown in Pearisburg »Read More »
  • Mount view hopes to stay undefeated at Pikeview

    Mount view hopes to stay undefeated at Pikeview

    Mount View Golden Knights (7-0) at Pikeview Panthers (3-4)  Date: Friday, October 19, 2018. Where: Ben G. Disibbio Sports Complex – Gardner, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/20/2017 Pikeview 50 – Mount View 30 All-time record: Tug Valley leads 4-1 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, RB/DE Micah McLaughlin Summers County – QB Jarrett… Read More on Mount view hopes to stay undefeated at Pikeview »Read More »
  • Rye Cove travels to Oakwood to take on Twin Valley

    Rye Cove travels to Oakwood to take on Twin Valley

    Rye Cove (2-5) at Twin Valley Panthers (4-4) Date: Friday, October 19, 2018. Where: Twin Valley Middle School—Oakwood, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/20/2017 Twin Valley 33 – Rye Cove 22 All-time record: Twin Valley leads 4-2 Players to watch: Rye Cove – RB Mason Hardin, RB Justin Barnette, LB Gabe Fletcher Twin Valley – QB Tylor Keen, RB Brandon… Read More on Rye Cove travels to Oakwood to take on Twin Valley »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 37 – Week 9 picks + Coach’s Corner with Gate City’s Chris Akers & Holston’s Derrick Patterson

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 37 – Week 9 picks + Coach’s Corner with Gate City’s Chris Akers & Holston’s Derrick Patterson

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Big week this week!!! This week we announce our Players of the Week and our Game of the Week location. We also answer your questions and of course make our picks. On this week’s Coaches Corner, we have Gate City’s Coach Akers and Holston’s Coach Patterson. Follow us… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 37 – Week 9 picks + Coach’s Corner with Gate City’s Chris Akers & Holston’s Derrick Patterson »Read More »
  • Blues, G-Men set for matchup of Southwest District powers

    Blues, G-Men set for matchup of Southwest District powers

    The mood tonight inside Mitchell Stadium will be a mixed bag. On one hand, you have the marquee game of Tazewell County, as well as the Southwest District. On, the other, you have a team in Blue who will have heavy hearts following the death of one of their classmates earlier this week. The Blues… Read More on Blues, G-Men set for matchup of Southwest District powers »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Falcons meet with Mountain 7 up for grabs

    Wolfpack, Falcons meet with Mountain 7 up for grabs

    Last Week: Abingdon Bye Week Ridgeview def. John Battle, 24-7   Last Meeting: Ridgeview def. Abingdon, 21-13 The top spot in the Mountain 7 District is on the line Friday night when Ridgeview Wolfpack travel to Falcon Stadium to take on Abingdon. Both of these teams are positioning themselves for the post season. Ridgeview (7-0)… Read More on Wolfpack, Falcons meet with Mountain 7 up for grabs »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9 »Read More »
  • Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion

    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… Read More on Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion »Read More »
  • Wolfpack hold off Trojans, 24-7

    Wolfpack hold off Trojans, 24-7

    The Ridgeview Wolfpack were on top of the world heading into this past Friday night’s Mountain 7 district game with the John Battle Trojans.  The Trojans were looking for a place to belong in the Region 2D playoff hunt.  After 36 minutes of football, it was a deadlock on who would come out of Friday… Read More on Wolfpack hold off Trojans, 24-7 »Read More »
  • Pulaski falls to Blacksburg in defensive battle

    Pulaski falls to Blacksburg in defensive battle

    After a 21-14 halftime score, fans expected the second half to be a shootout between Blacksburg (8-0, 4-0) and Pulaski (6-2, 3-1). That is not how it played out. In fact, neither team scored a touchdown in the second half and both teams combined for only 84 total yards. The Bruins were able to hold on to… Read More on Pulaski falls to Blacksburg in defensive battle »Read More »
  • Green Wave drown out Mustangs

    Green Wave drown out Mustangs

    Narrows (6-1, 2-0) got their first shut out of the season, defeating the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs (2-5, 0-2) to remain unbeaten in the Pioneer District. Wyatt Freeman, who surpassed the single game passing record last week, threw for 143 yards and a touchdown through the air while adding one on the ground. In the first quarter, Freeman… Read More on Green Wave drown out Mustangs »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 36 – Week 9 Primer

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 36 – Week 9 Primer

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Before we start, we want to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Justin Dye, his friends and the students inside Richlands High School. A life lost far too young. Brady is back solo with a look at the week that was in Week 8. He… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 36 – Week 9 Primer »Read More »
  • Lebanon rolls past Castlewood

    Lebanon rolls past Castlewood

    Tensions were high as the Lebanon Pioneers played host to their Russell County rivals from Castlewood. The Pioneers came into the game still looking for their first win of the season. While the Blue Devils wanted to become the first Castlewood team to get a road win over Lebanon in 39 years. The added pressure… Read More on Lebanon rolls past Castlewood »Read More »
  • Giles tops Carroll to keep playoff hopes alive

    Giles tops Carroll to keep playoff hopes alive

    As the regular season winds down, the post season picture becomes clearer. Not often is Giles at risk of not making it into the playoffs. With a losing record near the end of the season, the Spartans knew how important a win over Carroll County would be. Giles left Tommy Thompson Field on Saturday with a 33-13… Read More on Giles tops Carroll to keep playoff hopes alive »Read More »
  • Union cruises by Wise-Central, 38-13

    Union cruises by Wise-Central, 38-13

    In most contests, it’s the Union Bears’ run game that gets all the publicity and scores all the points. That was not the case Friday night. Senior quarterback Bailey Turner tossed three first half touchdown passes on homecoming to lead Union (7-1, 3-1) to a 38-13 win over the visiting Wise Central Warriors (1-6, 0-4).… Read More on Union cruises by Wise-Central, 38-13 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Players of the Week!

    POLLS CLOSED! Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/17/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Falcons win VHSL 3A State Golf Title

    Falcons win VHSL 3A State Golf Title

    Last Week: Abingdon def. Virginia High, 14-6 Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Bye Week The Abingdon Falcons are on their long anticipated bye week this week.  No game scheduled for Friday comes at an opportune time for the Falcons and head coach Garrett Amburgey.  It’s a time for the team to heal some nagging injuries and… Read More on Falcons win VHSL 3A State Golf Title »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 OPOTW: Thomas Walker’s Dawson Lee

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 OPOTW: Thomas Walker’s Dawson Lee

    The Ewing Livestock Market. The sand caves. Dawson Lee. Ask anyone from the Ewing, VA & they’ll tell you that those are three of their favorite mainstays. The latter of those three is a senior tailback for the Thomas Walker Pioneers. Last Friday, Thomas Walker defeated Hancock County 47-8 behind Lee’s eight carries for 173… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 OPOTW: Thomas Walker’s Dawson Lee »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 DPOTW: Graham’s Cameron Allen

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 DPOTW: Graham’s Cameron Allen

    Here in the Coalfields we are blessed with an abundance of exceptional athletes. Maybe none are more exceptional than Graham’s senior quarterback/defensive back, Cameron Allen. The G-Men’s senior leader proved that on the field last Friday when they defeated their Southwest District opponent Lebanon, 50-13. Allen only played the first half of the game, but… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 DPOTW: Graham’s Cameron Allen »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Top 10 Rankings

    1-Bluefield 2-Ridgeview  3-Pulaski 4-Chilhowie  5-Union 6-Graham 7-Richlands  8-Mount View *Tie 8-Galax *Tie 10-Radford  Others Receiving Votes: Abingdon | Patrick Henry | Grayson Co. | J.I. Burton | Grundy | George Wythe   ***Special thanks as always for Doug Rose for compiling the votes each week!Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 35 – Week 8 preview + Coach’s Corner with Craig Plymal (Grundy) & Stephen James (Pulaski)

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 35 – Week 8 preview + Coach’s Corner with Craig Plymal (Grundy) & Stephen James (Pulaski)

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! This week we announce our Players of the Week and our Game of the Week location. We also answer your questions and of course make our picks. On this week’s Coaches Corner, we have Grundy’s Coach Plymal and Pulaski’s Coach James.   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter,… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 35 – Week 8 preview + Coach’s Corner with Craig Plymal (Grundy) & Stephen James (Pulaski) »Read More »
  • Bearcats welcome G-Men for SWD battle

    Bearcats welcome G-Men for SWD battle

      In a game that was moved from Thursday to Friday because of inclement weather from Hurricane Michael, the Graham G-Men (5-1) are set to take on the Virginia High Bearcats (3-3) in Bristol. Early in the season, this matchup was circled on many calendars as a potential game to decide a favorite in the… Read More on Bearcats welcome G-Men for SWD battle »Read More »
  • Castlewood, Lebanon ready for Russell County clash

    Castlewood, Lebanon ready for Russell County clash

    The Lebanon Pioneers (0-6) host the Castlewood Blue Devils (3-4) at Earl “Tommy” Bryant Stadium on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. Lebanon leads the series with a  29-10-1 record. The first time the two schools played was in 1957. The Blue Devils haven’t defeated the Pioneers since their 7-0 victory at B.C.… Read More on Castlewood, Lebanon ready for Russell County clash »Read More »
  • Raiders, Wave set for huge 1D matchup

    Raiders, Wave set for huge 1D matchup

    A week after Grundy and J.I. Burton each squeaked out victories in week seven, the slate does not clear up for either team. The two will meet up in Norton on Friday in the latest edition of the CoalfieldSports.com Game of the Week. The contest has high implications on how the 1D playoff standings will… Read More on Raiders, Wave set for huge 1D matchup »Read More »
  • Honaker, Hurley set for BDD showdown at The Cliff

    Honaker, Hurley set for BDD showdown at The Cliff

    For the second straight week, The Cliff is the site for a marquee Black Diamond District showdown. A week after Hurley and Honaker each had heartbreaking losses of their own, the two district rivals will meet up in Hurley in search of a return to the win column. Honaker was all but certain they were… Read More on Honaker, Hurley set for BDD showdown at The Cliff »Read More »
  • Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming

    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… Read More on Fort Chiswell to host Tazewell on homecoming »Read More »
  • Bears welcome county rival Central on homecoming

    Bears welcome county rival Central on homecoming

    Week 8 Preview Central-Wise (1-5, 1-3) at Union (6-1, 2-1)  VS.  Last meeting: Union defeated Central, 45-0. Series History: Union leads all-time, 6-1. One of the most ferocious and competitive rivalry on the hardcourt, there is little love lost between Union and Wise-Central. However, on the football field, it has became a lopsided affair. After… Read More on Bears welcome county rival Central on homecoming »Read More »
  • Twin Valley set for showdown at Thomas Walker

    Twin Valley set for showdown at Thomas Walker

    Last week, the Twin Valley Panthers (4-3) welcomed interstate foe East Ridge from Kentucky to do battle in Oakwood on homecoming. The Panthers were in dire needs of breaking a two game losing skid with hopes of sneaking into the top eight of the VHSL 1D playoff rankings. Not only did the homecoming king and… Read More on Twin Valley set for showdown at Thomas Walker »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 8

    CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 8

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 8 »Read More »
  • Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms

    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… Read More on Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms »Read More »
  • Wolfpack set to host Trojans on Senior Night

    Wolfpack set to host Trojans on Senior Night

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-0, 4-0 M7) VS. John Battle Trojans (3-3, 1-1 M7) When:  Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 13, 2017 in Bristol, Va.) As the 2018 regular season winds down, some teams are… Read More on Wolfpack set to host Trojans on Senior Night »Read More »
  • Bluefield to host Lord Botetourt in interstate clash

    Bluefield to host Lord Botetourt in interstate clash

      Lord Botetourt Cavaliers (4-2) at Bluefield Beavers (6-0) Date: Friday, October 12, 2018. Where:  Mitchell Stadium – Bluefield, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. All-time record: 0-0 Players to watch:  Bluefield: QB Chandler Cooper, RB Juice Edwards, WR Ronnell Blevins, DE Sean Martin Lord Botetourt:  QB James-Ryan Salvi, RB Hunter Rice, WR Jake Dewease, RB Ethan Clower What to… Read More on Bluefield to host Lord Botetourt in interstate clash »Read More »
  • Mount View looks for first ever win over Tug Valley

    Mount View looks for first ever win over Tug Valley

    Mount View Golden Knights (6-0) at Tug Valley Panthers (3-3)  Date: Friday, October 12, 2018. Where: Bob Brewer Field – Naugatuck, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/13/2017 Tug Valley 41 – Mount View 8 All-time record: Tug Valley leads 6-0 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, WR Marqus Ray Summers County – QB… Read More on Mount View looks for first ever win over Tug Valley »Read More »
  • Giles turns attention to Carroll County

    Giles turns attention to Carroll County

    After giving up a 28-point lead and falling to James River last week, many wonder what the mindset is for the Spartan players and coaches. Giles dropped to 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the Three Rivers District. There was drama from the fans after the game as the coaches walked off the field, as well as… Read More on Giles turns attention to Carroll County »Read More »
  • Freeman and Green Wave ready for Mustangs

    Freeman and Green Wave ready for Mustangs

    Last Friday was a huge night for the Green Wave. Not only did they defeat a tough Covington team with seconds remaining in their Pioneer District opener, they also broke a few records along the way. Quarterback Wyatt Freeman broke the single-game passing record, completing 17-of-26 passes for 308 yards. He also threw the game-winning touchdown with four… Read More on Freeman and Green Wave ready for Mustangs »Read More »
  • Union brings home 2A golf state championship.

    Union brings home 2A golf state championship.

    The wait is over. The Union Bears finally added their first state championship as the golf team won the 2018 2A championship on Tuesday. What began as a close tournament, ended in a blowout with the Bears’ combined score of 303 was 23 strokes better than that of second place Wilson Memorial. The Bears were… Read More on Union brings home 2A golf state championship. »Read More »
  • Graham takes SWD win over Lebanon

    Graham takes SWD win over Lebanon

    Lebanon knew they’d have to be aggressive and take some chances if they were to compete with Graham. Friday night’s SWD clash started off with an onside kick as the Pioneers tried to steal a possession from the G-Men. Graham fielded it and brought it back to the the Pioneer 44 yard line. On the… Read More on Graham takes SWD win over Lebanon »Read More »
  • Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl

    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.… Read More on Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • Panthers defeat East Ridge on homecoming

    Panthers defeat East Ridge on homecoming

    The next several weeks are very crucial for the Twin Valley Panthers in their chase for a spot in the Class 1, Region D playoffs.  Coming into this past Friday’s interstate matchup with the East Ridge Warriors, the Panthers were on the outside looking in.  48 minutes of football later, the Panthers achieved a critical… Read More on Panthers defeat East Ridge on homecoming »Read More »
  • Falcons top Bearcats in defensive showdown, 14-6

    Falcons top Bearcats in defensive showdown, 14-6

    In one of the lowest scoring games in this longstanding rivalry, it’s only fitting that it was a defensive play that sealed the win for the Falcons. Facing a 14-0 deficit late in the game, the Virginia High Bearcats’ offense was finally able to find the end zone on a touchdown strike from quarterback Jamie… Read More on Falcons top Bearcats in defensive showdown, 14-6 »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 34: Football weather is coming

    SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 34: Football weather is coming

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Yes, ladies and gentlemen….football weather is indeed coming (as is another hurricane). The playoff push is officially underway, and we take a look at the currentlly playoff standings and scenarios. The boys make some announcements for Players of the Week nominees and the slate of picks for Game of… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast Episode 34: Football weather is coming »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • James River spoils homecoming in Giles

    James River spoils homecoming in Giles

    The Spartan faithful were in shock after witnessing Giles (3-4, 1-2) surrender a 28-0 lead against James River (5-1, 1-1). The Knights scored 36 unanswered points and completely shut the single-wing offense down in the second half, leaving Steven C. Ragsdale with a 36-28 victory to spoil homecoming in Pearisburg. Giles won the toss and elected to defer until… Read More on James River spoils homecoming in Giles »Read More »
  • Jenkins helps Bears blow by Lee High

    Jenkins helps Bears blow by Lee High

    It was a sluggish start for the Union Bears in their first home game after a three game road trip. The visiting Lee High Generals dominated the time of possession and had double the offensive snaps in the opening stanza. But senior running back Avery Jenkins changed all of that in an instant. The track… Read More on Jenkins helps Bears blow by Lee High »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week: Tazewell’s Mike Jones

    CoalfieldSports.com 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… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week: Tazewell’s Mike Jones »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 6 DPOTW: Graham’s Nick Kastner

    Coalfield Sports Week 6 DPOTW: Graham’s Nick Kastner

    Homecoming week is a special time. From the start of spirit week, to the parade through town, to the 30 minute halftime where a queen is crowned. there is not a shortage of important things going on. For junior linebacker Nick Kastner and the Graham G-Men, the most important thing was securing a homecoming win… Read More on Coalfield Sports Week 6 DPOTW: Graham’s Nick Kastner »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfieldsports.com Week 7 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfieldsports.com Week 7 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/10/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Narrows travels to Covington for district opener

    Narrows travels to Covington for district opener

    Narrows (4-1) starts defending their 2017 Pioneer District title this week at Covington (3-2). The two teams played twice last season. Narrows won the regular season contest 48-18 and one more defeated the Cougars 21-0 in the second round of the playoffs. Covington seeks revenge, led by one of the top running backs in the… Read More on Narrows travels to Covington for district opener »Read More »
  • Lebanon, Graham set for SWD bash

    Lebanon, Graham set for SWD bash

    Graham (4-1) hosts Lebanon (0-5) as the Pioneers make the trip to Bluefield for a Southwest District match-up. The G-Men lead the series 2-0 with Friday night’s 7:00 pm kickoff being only the third game in their short history. Players to watch for Graham include:  Senior QB #10 Cameron Allen has committed to Purdue University.… Read More on Lebanon, Graham set for SWD bash »Read More »
  • Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl

    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 CoalfieldSports.com Game of the Week. The Tazewell Bulldogs (2-3) will make the short trek… Read More on Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • Giles, James River set for Three Rivers District showdown

    Giles, James River set for Three Rivers District showdown

    There is not much history between Giles and James River, as the two have played each other five times since 1980 with Giles leading the series 4-1. With the Knights now in the Three Rivers District, they know that beating Giles would be a great accomplishment, especially after falling to the Spartans 54-7 last season. After only… Read More on Giles, James River set for Three Rivers District showdown »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7 »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 33 – “I was raised on Jesus, sweet tea and Green Wave football”

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 33 – “I was raised on Jesus, sweet tea and Green Wave football”

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Brady flying solo again today as Ryan is out sick. It’s the week 7 preview pod. Brady announces our Offensive and Defensive players of the week and set the game of the week. The boys also answer some questions before making their Week 7 picks. This week on… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 33 – “I was raised on Jesus, sweet tea and Green Wave football” »Read More »
  • Tigers, Raiders set for battle on homecoming night in Honaker

    Tigers, Raiders set for battle on homecoming night in Honaker

    After starting the season 3-0, the Honaker Tigers have hit a two-game losing skid. The Tigers are indeed into the meat of their schedule and it will not get ant easier when the 3-2 J.I. Burton Raiders travel to Fuller Field for battle. Honaker is coming off a 41-17 defeat at the hands of the… Read More on Tigers, Raiders set for battle on homecoming night in Honaker »Read More »
  • Grundy travels to Hurley in search of BDD Title

    Grundy travels to Hurley in search of BDD Title

    The first domino on the goal sheet for the Grundy Golden Wave could fall at the Cliff on Friday when it travels to Hurley to take on the Rebels. With a win over their archrival, Grundy will claim the Black Diamond District Championship. With the recent string of success that the Wave has rattled off… Read More on Grundy travels to Hurley in search of BDD Title »Read More »
  • Pikeview hosts Bluefield in a Mercer County clash

    Pikeview hosts Bluefield in a Mercer County clash

      Bluefield Beavers (5-0) at Pikeview Panthers (3-3) Date: Friday – October 05, 2018. Where:  Ben G. Disibbio Sports Complex – Gardner, WV Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 09/29/2000 Bluefield 39, Pikeview 3 All-time record: Bluefield leads 6-0 Players to watch:  Bluefield: QB Chandler Cooper, RB Juice Edwards, WR Ronnell Blevins, DE Sean Martin Pikeview:  QB Jarrett Ellison, RB… Read More on Pikeview hosts Bluefield in a Mercer County clash »Read More »
  • Falcons and Bearcats set to lock up for a Friday night battle

    Falcons and Bearcats set to lock up for a Friday night battle

    Last Week: Abingdon def. Wise-Central, 50-21 Chilhowie def. Virginia High, 37-7   Last Meeting: Virginia High def. Abingdon, 20-19 The Abingdon Falcons are back on the road this week to Bristol for a road game with the Virginia High Bearcats. Falcons head coach Garrett Amburgey is returning to the school where he was the offensive… Read More on Falcons and Bearcats set to lock up for a Friday night battle »Read More »
  • Twin Valley, East Ridge, KY, set for Thursday night football

    Twin Valley, East Ridge, KY, set for Thursday night football

    After a record-breaking performance last Friday night, the Twin Valley Panthers are happy to be back in Oakwood tonight. Much to the dismay of the Panthers, they were on the wrong end of a record-breaking performance. In last week’s 50-16 loss to Grundy, the Panthers allowed Golden Wave tailback Gabe Fiser rush for 368 yards… Read More on Twin Valley, East Ridge, KY, set for Thursday night football »Read More »
  • Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl

    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… Read More on Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • Marion leaves Lebanon victorious

    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… Read More on Marion leaves Lebanon victorious »Read More »
  • Fumbles doom Blue Devils homecoming against Pack

    Fumbles doom Blue Devils homecoming against Pack

    It’s no secret that the Ridgeview Wolfpack have one of the most explosive offenses in all of the Coalfield Sports coverage area.  What many folks are now realizing is that the Pack also have a pesky defense.  A week after causing four turnovers against the Lee High Generals, the Pack were able to create four… Read More on Fumbles doom Blue Devils homecoming against Pack »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 32 – Is this the Grammys??

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 32 – Is this the Grammys??

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! We are now past halfway in the regular season. The boys make some announcements for Players of the Week nominees and the slate of picks for Game of the Week as well as look over week 6 and announce this week’s Coach’s Corner interviews. Follow us on Facebook… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 32 – Is this the Grammys?? »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Narrows, Morgan runs wild in victory over Holston

    Narrows, Morgan runs wild in victory over Holston

    Narrows (4-1) made an impressive run last season after their only regular season loss. Many wondered if they would be able to do the same after suffering their first loss two weeks ago. Narrows running back Matthew Morgan ended whatever doubt the Green Wave faithful had, as he rushed for 195 yards with three touchdowns. Narrows celebrated their homecoming… Read More on Narrows, Morgan runs wild in victory over Holston »Read More »
  • Radford thrashes Giles at Salem Stadium

    Radford thrashes Giles at Salem Stadium

    For the first time in 21 years, Radford (5-1, 2-0) shut out the Spartans in a 38-0 thrashing at Salem Stadium. They also ended a seven-year losing streak to Giles(3-3, 1-1) in this Three Rivers District contest. After facing electrical issues at its home field, Radford chose to move this game to Salem Stadium. Many questioned why the… Read More on Radford thrashes Giles at Salem Stadium »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/03/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Union notches big road victory, defeats Morristown West, 28-20

    Union notches big road victory, defeats Morristown West, 28-20

    Union (5-1, 1-1): 28 Morristown West (2-4, 1-3): 20   Fans of the Union Bears are accustomed to exciting games that aren’t decided until late in the fourth quarter. Friday was no exception. The Bears needed a late touchdown and a timely interception to secure an important road victory, 28-20. The Trojans struck first when… Read More on Union notches big road victory, defeats Morristown West, 28-20 »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 5 DPOW:  Ridgeview’s Carson Sykes

    Coalfield Sports Week 5 DPOW: Ridgeview’s Carson Sykes

    The Ridgeview Wolfpack’s Carson Sykes had a game to remember in week five against the Lee High Generals at Five Star Stadium in Ben Hur.  Sykes was all over the gridiron making plays.  Sykes finished the Mountain 7 contest with three tackles, a fumble recovery and three interceptions.  The outstanding breakthrough performance earned Sykes the… Read More on Coalfield Sports Week 5 DPOW: Ridgeview’s Carson Sykes »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 5 OPOW: Richlands’ Taylor Horn

    Coalfield Sports Week 5 OPOW: Richlands’ Taylor Horn

    Taylor Horn is the latest in a long line of greats to line up at wide receiver for Richlands. That fact was proven after a standout performance against the William Byrd Terriers in week five. To fully understand the gravitas of the occasion, you have to go back three weeks earlier. With just a handful… Read More on Coalfield Sports Week 5 OPOW: Richlands’ Taylor Horn »Read More »
  • Bulldogs look to climb The Cliff in first trip to Hurley

    Bulldogs look to climb The Cliff in first trip to Hurley

    The Hurley Rebels will host the Tazewell Bulldogs for the first time ever this Friday night. Hurley is coming off a 26-6 road victory against Montcalm (WV) and are now 3-2 with victories over Rye Cove and River View (WV) as well. Tazewell lost to defending West Virginia AA state champion Bluefield this past Friday… Read More on Bulldogs look to climb The Cliff in first trip to Hurley »Read More »
  • Graham hosts Princeton for Homecoming

    Graham hosts Princeton for Homecoming

    Princeton Tigers (0-4) at Graham G-Men (3-1) Date: Friday – September, 28 2018. Where: Mitchell Stadium – Bluefield, WV  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/29/2017 Graham 30, Princeton 0 All-time record: Graham leads 16-9 Players to watch: Graham – QB Cameron Allen, RB Jaziere Reed, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner Central – QB Ranson Graham, RB Chiron Cannady, WR Cameron Schumate, WR Ethan Parsons… Read More on Graham hosts Princeton for Homecoming »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 6 Top 10 Rankings

    Coalfield Sports Week 6 Top 10 Rankings

       1. Bluefield 2. Ridgeview 3. Pulaski 4. Chilhowie 5. Graham 6. Union 7. Richlands 8. Galax 9. VHS 10. Mt. View   Others receiving votes Patrick Henry Abingdon Grundy JI Burton   **Special thanks to Doug Rose for compiling the votes.Read More »
  • Week 6 Preview: Union at Morristown West (TN)

    Week 6 Preview: Union at Morristown West (TN)

    Week Six Union (4-1, 1-1) at Morristown West (2-3, 0-2) Last Meeting: Union def. Morristown West, 14-10 (Only meeting) Last Week: Union def. Gate City, 33-13. Morristown West def. Cherokee, 38-35 Week six marks an end to the non-conference play for the Union Bears as they travel to take on the Morristown West Trojans. The… Read More on Week 6 Preview: Union at Morristown West (TN) »Read More »
  • Lebanon to host Marion in Southwest District opener

    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… Read More on Lebanon to host Marion in Southwest District opener »Read More »
  • Panthers, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County clash

    Panthers, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County clash

      @ The epicenter for the largest upset in the Commonwealth of Virginia was in Oakwood last Friday night. The Twin Valley Panthers sat at 3-1 and were ready to play host to a Craig County Rockets team that had lost 30 consecutive football games. A win over Craig County would move the Panthers to… Read More on Panthers, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County clash »Read More »
  • Blues, Beavers set to battle in clash of regional titans

    Blues, Beavers set to battle in clash of regional titans

       vs.   In one of the marquee matchups in the Coalfields, the Beavers of Bluefield will travel to Ernie Hicks Stadium to take on the Richlands Blue Tornado on Friday night. These two teams are no stranger to success. Richlands has enjoyed a run a winning seasons and deep postseason runs that spanned over… Read More on Blues, Beavers set to battle in clash of regional titans »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 31- Week 6 Previews + Coach’s Corner with Mark Palmer & Greg Mance

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 31- Week 6 Previews + Coach’s Corner with Mark Palmer & Greg Mance

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! Jam packed week 6 preview pod is here. We look at the updated Top 10, announce our Offensive and Defensive players of the week and set the game of the week. The boys also answer some questions before making their Week 6 picks. This week on the Coaches… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 31- Week 6 Previews + Coach’s Corner with Mark Palmer & Greg Mance »Read More »
  • Honaker heads to Wytheville to meet Maroons

    Honaker heads to Wytheville to meet Maroons

    @   Honaker and George Wythe both had big matchups in week five. It doesn’t get any easier for either team in week six. The Honaker Tigers (3-1) are set to trek to Wytheville to take on the George Wythe Maroons (3-2) on Friday for a 7 p.m. battle. George Wythe is no stranger to… Read More on Honaker heads to Wytheville to meet Maroons »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 6

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 6

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 6 »Read More »
  • Wolfpack look to stay unbeaten against feisty Blue Devils

    Wolfpack look to stay unbeaten against feisty Blue Devils

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (5-0, 3-0 M7) AT Gate City Blue Devils (0-5, 0-2 M7) When:  Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Legion Field, Gate City, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Gate City 45-7 on September 29, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) Friday night’s matchup in Scott County sees two… Read More on Wolfpack look to stay unbeaten against feisty Blue Devils »Read More »
  • Narrows looks to bounce back against Holston

    Narrows looks to bounce back against Holston

    In their 2017 season, the Green Wave won six straight games after falling to county rival Giles. The run was good enough to clinch the number one seed in region 1C. This season they plan on doing the same after falling to Giles in a hard fought battle in week four. Narrows will host the… Read More on Narrows looks to bounce back against Holston »Read More »
  • Giles, Radford return to Salem for district showdown

    Giles, Radford return to Salem for district showdown

    The last time Giles and Radford played at Salem Stadium they were playing for a state championship. Radford lost their state game to Essex in 2009 and Giles topped Brunswick in the 2013 version of the state championship. Unexpectedly, the two teams return to Salem to battle each other this Friday. The game was scheduled… Read More on Giles, Radford return to Salem for district showdown »Read More »
  • Bearcats set for high profile showdown with Chilhowie

    Bearcats set for high profile showdown with Chilhowie

    On Friday night, Smyth County will be the place to be when the Chilhowie Warriors (5-0) host the Virginia High Bearcats (3-1). The Warriors, the last team standing from far southwest Virginia in 2017, return 20 starters from a team that advanced to the 1A state championship game. They are led by one of the… Read More on Bearcats set for high profile showdown with Chilhowie »Read More »
  • Falcons hit the road for a matchup with Warriors

    Falcons hit the road for a matchup with Warriors

    Last Week: Hidden Valley def. Abingdon, 35-25 Graham def. Wise-Central, 44-10   Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Wise-Central, 46-14 The Abingdon Falcons hit the road this week to Norton for a road game with the Warriors of Wise-Central.  Abingdon (3-2) looks to get back in the win column.  While Wise-Central (1-3) comes off a big loss… Read More on Falcons hit the road for a matchup with Warriors »Read More »
  • Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers

    Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers

    It was a performance to remember in Vinton, Va. on Friday night for Taylor Horn. Richlands’ leading receiver returned from a dislocated elbow in the week two matchup with Union to help lead the Blue Tornado past the William Byrd Terriers. Byrd — which honored the life and memory of a fallen classmate before the… Read More on Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers »Read More »
  • Wolfpack maul Generals, 49-7

    Wolfpack maul Generals, 49-7

    Heading into Friday night’s Mountain 7 District clash with the Lee High Generals, most folks wondered if the Wolfpack would have a letdown after  defeating the Union Bears the week before. 48 minutes later, the Wolfpack delivered an emphatic answer with a 49-7 thrashing of the Generals in Ben Hur. The Generals received the opening… Read More on Wolfpack maul Generals, 49-7 »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 30

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 30

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast! The boys look back over a surprising Week 5, make some announcements for Players of the Week nominees and the slate of picks for Game of the Week. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just search @CoalfieldSports. Follow the pod @SWVASportsPod, @Ryan4VT and @JBHess66. As always, subscribe by… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 30 »Read More »
  • District & overall standings updated as of 9/25/18

    District & overall standings updated as of 9/25/18

    Standings are updated as of 09/25/18 View the standings here! www.coalfieldsports.com/standings     **Montcalm is playing a rescheduled game vs. Craig County tonight 09/25/18.Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 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… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 6 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 5 Players of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 5 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/26/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Bears claw Blue Devils in Mountain 7 matchup, 33-13

    Bears claw Blue Devils in Mountain 7 matchup, 33-13

    What was once the marquee Mountain 7 game of the season has became a ho-hum affair in recent memory. The Union Bears (4-1, 1-1) extended their winning streak over Gate City (0-5, 0-2) to four with a 33-13 victory at Legion Field in Gate City. The Bears found the end zone on their first five… Read More on Bears claw Blue Devils in Mountain 7 matchup, 33-13 »Read More »
  • Wilson kicks Giles to a victory over Floyd

    Wilson kicks Giles to a victory over Floyd

    Like last week’s contest against Narrows, Giles (3-2, 1-0) had to play the full 48 minutes to edge Floyd (1-4, 0-1). Giles place-kicker Jacoby Wilson nailed a 37-yard field goal with 1:55 remaining to put the Spartans on top 24-21 in their Three Rivers District opener. The game began as an offensive showdown in the first… Read More on Wilson kicks Giles to a victory over Floyd »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports DPOTW Week 4: Thomas Walker’s Jaron Warf

    Coalfield Sports DPOTW Week 4: Thomas Walker’s Jaron Warf

    The Thomas Walker Pioneers were riding a two game win streak coming into their annual rivalry game with the Rye Cove Eagles.   Coach Nick Johnson’s team took that momentum across the Scott County line and extended their win streak to three with a 14-13 win over the Eagles from Duffield.   Neither team particularly… Read More on Coalfield Sports DPOTW Week 4: Thomas Walker’s Jaron Warf »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports’ Week 4 OPOTW: Twin Valley’s Brandon Lester

    CoalfieldSports’ Week 4 OPOTW: Twin Valley’s Brandon Lester

    In a Battle of the Panthers, the storyline coming away from Oakwood was about a bearded tailback from Twin Valley. Folks on the other side of the Dismal River thought a coal truck was putting in an extra shift ahead of Hurricane Florence. However, the only rumbling in Buchanan County last Thursday was Twin Valley… Read More on CoalfieldSports’ Week 4 OPOTW: Twin Valley’s Brandon Lester »Read More »
  • Giles host Floyd in Three Rivers District opener

    Giles host Floyd in Three Rivers District opener

    Floyd (1-3) hopes to end their losing streak against Giles (2-2) as they travel to Pearisburg in a Three Rivers District opener. Coach Winfred Beale enters his 37th season as the Buffaloes head coach. In those 37 seasons, he only has five victories over the Spartans out of thirty meetings. The last time Floyd beat Giles was… Read More on Giles host Floyd in Three Rivers District opener »Read More »
  • Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers

    Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers

    Tonight, the Richlands Blue Tornado (1-2) look to end their two game losing skid as they travel to Vinton to take on the undefeated William Byrd Terriers (4-0) at Robert A. Patterson Stadium. The Blues are coming off a 49-17 loss at the hands of the Blacksburg Bruins last week. Due to Hurricane Florence threatening,… Read More on Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers »Read More »
  • Wolfpack travel to Ben Hur for meeting with Generals

    Wolfpack travel to Ben Hur for meeting with Generals

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (4-0, 2-0 M7) AT Lee High Generals(2-2, 0-0 M7) When:  Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Five Star Stadium, Ben Hur, Va. Series all time:  Lee High leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Lee High 30-27 on September 22, 2017 in Rose Ridge, Va.) Coming off the biggest win in school history,… Read More on Wolfpack travel to Ben Hur for meeting with Generals »Read More »
  • G-Men invade Wise County for a battle with the Warriors

    G-Men invade Wise County for a battle with the Warriors

    Graham G-Men (2-1) at Cental Warriors (1-2)  Date: Friday – September, 21 2018. Where: 5000 Warrior Drive – Norton, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/22/2017 Graham 49, Central 14 All-time record: Graham leads 1-0 Players to watch: Graham – QB Cameron Allen, RB Jaziere Reed, WR Devin Lester, LB Nick Kastner Central – QB Isaiah McAmis, RB CJ Crabtree, WR Ben Brickey What… Read More on G-Men invade Wise County for a battle with the Warriors »Read More »
  • Beavers, Bulldogs set for week 5 matchup

    Beavers, Bulldogs set for week 5 matchup

    Elizabeth Bennett Photo In the September 2017 matchup between the Tazewell Bulldogs and the Bluefield Beavers, there was no shortage of offense. Don’t expect 2018 to be any different. The West Virginia State Champion Bluefield Beavers beat a young Tazewell team that night at Mitchell stadium to a final score of 62-27. Kennedy Award Winner… Read More on Beavers, Bulldogs set for week 5 matchup »Read More »
  • Marion, Grayson County clash in Independence

    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… Read More on Marion, Grayson County clash in Independence »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 29 – Players of the Week, Picks, & Coach’s Corner featuring Doug Hubbard & Rick Mullins

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 29 – Players of the Week, Picks, & Coach’s Corner featuring Doug Hubbard & Rick Mullins

    Welcome back to the SWVA Sports Podcast. Jam packed week 5 preview pod is here. We look at the updated Top 10, announce our Offensive and Defensive players of the week and set the game of the week. The boys also answer some questions before making their Week 5 picks. This week on the Coaches… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 29 – Players of the Week, Picks, & Coach’s Corner featuring Doug Hubbard & Rick Mullins »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 5

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 5

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 5 »Read More »
  • Abingdon set to welcome Titans on Homecoming

    Abingdon set to welcome Titans on Homecoming

    Last Week: Abingdon def Christiansburg, 21-0 Franklin Co. def. Hidden Valley, 41-7   Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Hidden Valley, 33-22 The Abingdon Falcons are on their home turf this week for homecoming against the Hidden Valley Titans at Falcon Stadium. The alumni should be abundant in attendance. There will be plenty of festivities and action… Read More on Abingdon set to welcome Titans on Homecoming »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Game of the Week: Tigers, Golden Wave look for BDD Supremacy

    CoalfieldSports Game of the Week: Tigers, Golden Wave look for BDD Supremacy

       @   At the Honaker Tigers media day, Doug Hubbard said that the Black Diamond District was Grundy’s until someone knocked them off.   Luckily for Hubbard, his Tigers will get a chance to do just that in the CoalfieldSports.com Game of the Week as Honaker travels to Grundy.   “I expect them to… Read More on CoalfieldSports Game of the Week: Tigers, Golden Wave look for BDD Supremacy »Read More »
  • Rebels, Generals set for war in West Virginia

    Rebels, Generals set for war in West Virginia

       vs.  After a two game skid, the Hurley Rebels retreated home to Smiley Ratliff Field at The Cliff with hopes to return to the win column.   Much to the liking of the Rebels faithful, Hurley opened their home slate with a 16-6 victory over the RiverView Raiders last Thursday.   This game, as… Read More on Rebels, Generals set for war in West Virginia »Read More »
  • Panthers, Rockets set for take off Friday in Oakwood

    Panthers, Rockets set for take off Friday in Oakwood

    Was that Brandon Lester or a coal truck barreling through Oakwood last Thursday? If you ask Chris Duble and the Northwood Panthers, they would vouch that Lester and coal truck are synonyms. In a 52-30 Twin Valley victory, Lester could not have performed at a higher level. The senior tailback scored 38 of Twin Valley’s… Read More on Panthers, Rockets set for take off Friday in Oakwood »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 5 Top 10 Rankings

    Coalfield Sports Week 5 Top 10 Rankings

    COALFIELD SPORTS TOP 10 RANKINGS 1. Bluefield 2. Ridgeview 3. Pulaski 4. Union 5. Chilhowie 6. Graham 7. Virginia High 8. Galax 9. Abingdon 10. Richlands   Other teams receiving votes;  Mount View Grundy J.I. Burton Patrick Henry Special thanks to Doug Rose for compiling the votes!Read More »
  • Patrick Henry vies to stay unbeaten vs. John Battle

    Patrick Henry vies to stay unbeaten vs. John Battle

    Patrick Henry Rebels (4-0) at John S. Battle Trojans (2-2)  Date: Friday – September, 21 2018. Where: Battle Hill – Bristol, VA  Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/20/2017 John Battle 56 – Patrick Henry 26 All-time record: Patrick Henry leads 29-27-2 Players to watch: Patrick Henry – RB Zach Brown, RB Cody Smith, QB Brady Stiltner John Battle – RB Juddy Shaffer, QB Walker… Read More on Patrick Henry vies to stay unbeaten vs. John Battle »Read More »
  • Mount View set to host Webster County on school’s 40th homecoming

    Mount View set to host Webster County on school’s 40th homecoming

    Mount View Golden Knights (4-0) at Webster Co. Highlanders (2-2)  Date: Friday – September, 21 2018. Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium – Welch, WV  Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/01/2004 Mount View 33 – Webster County 16 All-time record: Series tied 1-1 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, WR Marqus Ray Summers County – RB… Read More on Mount View set to host Webster County on school’s 40th homecoming »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 28 – Who has the best backfield & Coach Larry Thompson interview

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 28 – Who has the best backfield & Coach Larry Thompson interview

    Big show this week as the boys look back over an odd week 4, make some announcements for Players of the Week nominees and the slate of picks for Game of the Week. There’s also a great interview with Mount View head coach Larry Thompson! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just search @CoalfieldSports. Follow… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 28 – Who has the best backfield & Coach Larry Thompson interview »Read More »
  • Week 5 Preview: Union at Gate City

    Week 5 Preview: Union at Gate City

    Week Five Union (3-1, 0-1) at Gate City (0-4, 0-1) Last Week: Ridgeview defeated Union, 27-14 Daniel Boone (TN) defeated GC, 48-13 Last Meeting: Union def. GC, 48-0 Series History: Union leads overall, 5-3. What once was a fierce rivalry defined by epic contests and devoted fans has became a one sided beat down. Gate… Read More on Week 5 Preview: Union at Gate City »Read More »
  • Bearcats hold on to defeat Wise-Central, 41-27

    Bearcats hold on to defeat Wise-Central, 41-27

    Due to Hurricane Florence, the Virginia High Bearcats contest with the Wise-Central Warriors was moved to Thursday night. However, the Bearcats stayed true to their M.O. so far this season. After scoring two touchdowns in their first five offensive plays and building an early 27-7 lead, the Bearcats had to fight to hold on for… Read More on Bearcats hold on to defeat Wise-Central, 41-27 »Read More »
  • Giles comes from behind to keep streak vs. Narrows alive

    Giles comes from behind to keep streak vs. Narrows alive

    Narrows (3-1) was just minutes away from ending their 15-game losing streak to their county rivals, Giles (2-2). However, Giles’ Logan Greenway defeated the Green Waves in the final minute. Greenway rushed for 147 yards and led the Spartans to a 12-7 victory over the unbeaten Green Wave. Greenway, filling in for Chaston Ratcliffe who was… Read More on Giles comes from behind to keep streak vs. Narrows alive »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 5 Game of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 5 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… Read More on Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 5 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 4 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 4 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/19/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Twin Valley defeats Northwood 52-30 in Battle of the Panthers

    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… Read More on Twin Valley defeats Northwood 52-30 in Battle of the Panthers »Read More »
  • Resilient third quarter not enough as Bruins blow past Blues

    Resilient third quarter not enough as Bruins blow past Blues

    As good as advertised. That’s about all you can say for the Blacksburg Bruins. The Bruins showcased exactly why they have earned the distinction of a contender for the Class 4 title. A poised gunslinger quarterback, that the PA announced actually compared to Brett Favre, matched with a plethora of receivers led by UVa-commit Tiquest… Read More on Resilient third quarter not enough as Bruins blow past Blues »Read More »
  • ATOP THE MOUNTAIN: Wolfpack defeat Bears 27-14

    ATOP THE MOUNTAIN: Wolfpack defeat Bears 27-14

    Coming into Friday night’s Mountain 7 District showdown with Union, junior linebacker Alijah Sproles was brimming with confidence.  “They (Union) better be ready,” said an excited Sproles after the victory over Wise Central last Friday. “We will be.” The Wolfpack were indeed ready.  In a masterful defensive performance that would make some of coach Rick… Read More on ATOP THE MOUNTAIN: Wolfpack defeat Bears 27-14 »Read More »
  • Mt. View defends #1 ranking in comeback win vs. Summers County

    Mt. View defends #1 ranking in comeback win vs. Summers County

    The Mount View Golden Knights found out early this week that they were ranked #1 in the 1A WVSSAC rankings. They also found out that due to incoming Hurricane Florence their game against the Summers County Bobcats would be moved up to Thursday. The high expectations, the short week of preparation and the long drive… Read More on Mt. View defends #1 ranking in comeback win vs. Summers County »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 3: Grundy’s Jacob McCoy

    CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 3: Grundy’s Jacob McCoy

    The past two weeks in Buchanan County have been filled with talks about how Grundy tailback Gabe Fiser has broken the school record for rushing yards in a game in back to back weeks.   However, after Grundy’s 43-14 win over Lebanon, there was a lot of chatter about Golden Wave WR/DB Jake McCoy. The… Read More on CoalfieldSports DPOTW Week 3: Grundy’s Jacob McCoy »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports OPOTW Week 3: Ridgeview’s Trenton Adkins

    Coalfield Sports OPOTW Week 3: Ridgeview’s Trenton Adkins

      Before the 2018 VHSL football season started, a lot of hype centered around Ridgeview tailback Trenton Adkins.  The Wolfpack sophomore exploded onto the scene during his freshman campaign, where he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards.  During the offseason, the offers began mounting up for Adkins at an impressive rate.  The speedy tailback already has… Read More on Coalfield Sports OPOTW Week 3: Ridgeview’s Trenton Adkins »Read More »
  • Beavers host Greenbrier East in a Thursday night matchup

    Beavers host Greenbrier East in a Thursday night matchup

    Greenbrier East Spartans (2-1) at Bluefield Beavers (2-0) Date: Thursday – September, 13 2018. Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 09/15/2017 Bluefield 54 – Greenbrier East 7 All-time series: Bluefield leads 32-8 Players to watch: Bluefield – QB Chandler Cooper, RB/DB Juice Edwards, RB/DB JJ Davis, FB/LB Arnold Martin Jr., WR/DB Isaiah Johnson, K Kaulin Parris.… Read More on Beavers host Greenbrier East in a Thursday night matchup »Read More »
  • Tornado, Bruins set for battle before Hurricane Florence

    Tornado, Bruins set for battle before Hurricane Florence

    The Richlands Blue Tornado (1-1) and the Blacksburg Bruins (3-0) like many teams in the area pushed their game back to Thursday in efforts to get the game in before Hurricane Florence pours down on the region. However, in the case of the Tornado and the Bruins, there was another variable added to the mix.… Read More on Tornado, Bruins set for battle before Hurricane Florence »Read More »
  • Hurley hosts RiverView in first home contest of 2018

    Hurley hosts RiverView in first home contest of 2018

      vs. After a heartbreaking loss in Shawsville in week two to Eastern Montgomery, the Hurley Rebels traveled across state lines in search of redemption. However, the Rebels retreated back from the bluegrass state of Kentucky with a similar result.   Hurley dropped to 1-2 on the season after a 45-6 thumping at the hands… Read More on Hurley hosts RiverView in first home contest of 2018 »Read More »
  • Mount View, Summers County set for a Thursday night clash

    Mount View, Summers County set for a Thursday night clash

    Mount View Golden Knights (3-0) at Summers Co. Bobcats (0-2)  Date: Thursday – September, 13 2018. Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 09/15/2017 Mount View 48 – Summers County 40 All-time record: Summers County leads 4-1 Players to watch: Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, WR Marqus Ray Summers County – QB Timmy Persiani, RB Christian Pack, RB Marcus McGuire What to… Read More on Mount View, Summers County set for a Thursday night clash »Read More »
  • Northwood, Twin Valley set for Battle of the Panthers

    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,… Read More on Northwood, Twin Valley set for Battle of the Panthers »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 Top 10 Rankings

    Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 Top 10 Rankings

    The voting numbers were small this week, but they have been counted. 1. Bluefield 2. Union 3. Ridgeview 4. Pulaski 5. Graham 6. Chilhowie 7. Richlands 8. Virginia High 9. Abingdon 10. Galax   Other teams receiving votes: Grayson Co. George Wythe J.I. Burton Honaker Radford **Special thanks to Doug Rose for compiling the records… Read More on Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 Top 10 Rankings »Read More »
  • Warriors seek revenge in showdown with Maroons

    Warriors seek revenge in showdown with Maroons

    George Wythe Maroons (2-1) at Chilhowie Warriors (3-0)  Date: Thursday – September, 13 2018. Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 09/15/2017 George Wythe 24 – Chilhowie 21 All-time record: George Wythe leads 29-4 Players to watch: George Wythe – QB Cole Simmons, RB Dayson McMillian, WR Jacquez Younger, LB Dorrien McMillian Chilhowie – QB Zack Cale, RB Greg Sanchez, Slot Anthony… Read More on Warriors seek revenge in showdown with Maroons »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em Week 4

    CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em Week 4

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em Week 4 »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 27 – “I once parked beside a horse in Sandlick.”

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 27 – “I once parked beside a horse in Sandlick.”

    Ryan is back this week with Brady. We’ve got game recaps. We’ve got Player of the Week announcements. We’ve got a Game of the Week. We’ve got interviews with Tazewell head coach J’me Harris as well as Chilhowie head coach Jeff Robinson. Plus picks!!! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just search @CoalfieldSports. Follow the… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 27 – “I once parked beside a horse in Sandlick.” »Read More »
  • Trojans, Pioneers prepare for battle

    Trojans, Pioneers prepare for battle

    The John Battle Trojans hit the road for the third straight week as they travel north on route 19 to face the Lebanon Pioneers this Thursday. It will be the 33rd meeting between to the two squads with the first game being played in 1963. Lebanon currently leads the series 20-11-1. John Battle has won… Read More on Trojans, Pioneers prepare for battle »Read More »
  • Key Matchups: Union @ Ridgeview

    Key Matchups: Union @ Ridgeview

    This week’s game of the week features the two top teams in the Mountain 7. The winner should hold the inside track to a district title and home field advantage come playoff time. Here are some of the crucial matchups that could determine the game: Ridgeview Offensive Line v. Union Front Seven This match up… Read More on Key Matchups: Union @ Ridgeview »Read More »
  • Bearcats set to host Warriors in non-district clash

    Bearcats set to host Warriors in non-district clash

    For only the second time ever, the Virginia High Bearcats meet the Wise-Central Warriors on the gridiron Thursday night. Last year’s matchup in Wise saw the Bearcats roll to a 31-14 victory. This year’s contest features two very different teams. The Warriors are led by former Virginia Tech Hokie football standout, head coach Luke Owens.… Read More on Bearcats set to host Warriors in non-district clash »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Bears has the making of instant classic

    Wolfpack, Bears has the making of instant classic

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (3-0, 1-0 M7) VS. Union Bears (3-0, 0-0 M7) When:  Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Union leads 3-0 (Last meeting Union defeated Ridgeview 34-19 on September 15, 2017 in Big Stone Gap, Va.) It is being billed as “The Showdown on Rose Ridge.” … Read More on Wolfpack, Bears has the making of instant classic »Read More »
  • Spartans, Green Wave prepare for Giles County Throwdown

    Spartans, Green Wave prepare for Giles County Throwdown

    Pearisburg will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Spartan fans will be at Harry Ragsdale Field in Narrows. Giles (1-2) will travel five miles down 460 to face their arch rival, Narrows (3-0). While the series is lopsided, this is always an exciting game with a huge turnout. 2002 was the last… Read More on Spartans, Green Wave prepare for Giles County Throwdown »Read More »
  • G-Men leave Pearisburg with 28-13 victory

    G-Men leave Pearisburg with 28-13 victory

    In 2016 and 2017, the Giles and Graham match up came down to the last quarter. 2018 would be the same. It was not until late in the fourth before the G-Men (2-1) went up by two scores to put the game away. Fans packed in Steven C. Ragsdale Field with their umbrellas and ponchos as… Read More on G-Men leave Pearisburg with 28-13 victory »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 Game of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 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… Read More on Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 4 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Blue Demons, Falcons set for battle

    Blue Demons, Falcons set for battle

    Last Week: Pulaski Co. def. Abingdon, 42-14 Liberty def. Christiansburg, 28-20   Last Meeting: Abingdon def. Christiansburg, 29-7 The Abingdon Falcons are back on their home turf this week for a non-district match up with the Christiansburg Blue Demons at Falcon Stadium.  Abingdon (2-1) looks to get back in the win column, while Christiansburg (1-2)… Read More on Blue Demons, Falcons set for battle »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 3 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports Week 3 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Wednesday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. **Only one vote per person will be counted!Read More »
  • Bearcats speared by Vikings in V-T game, 41-21

    Bearcats speared by Vikings in V-T game, 41-21

    Expectations for this game by most fans in the region, were for the undermanned Bearcats to go into the Stone Castle and get roughed up by the 5A Vikings. This game did not meet those expectations. In an extremely physical game, the 2A Bearcats fought, scratched and clawed with the bigger Tennessee High squad before… Read More on Bearcats speared by Vikings in V-T game, 41-21 »Read More »
  • Wolfpack maul Warriors, epic showdown with Bears awaits

    Wolfpack maul Warriors, epic showdown with Bears awaits

    A capacity crowd was on hand to watch Ridgeview vs. Central (photo by David Moore) What promised to be yet another showdown between bitter arch rivals, turned into a no doubter before a half of play had concluded.  The Ridgeview Wolfpack had no problem with the Warriors from Wise County Central, trouncing them by a… Read More on Wolfpack maul Warriors, epic showdown with Bears awaits »Read More »
  • Union thrashes Letcher County Central (KY), 34-7

    Union thrashes Letcher County Central (KY), 34-7

    Union 34 Letcher County Central 7 After a slow first quarter that saw the Bears manage seven points, Union came alive in the second quarter in route to a 34-6 win. The non-conference win pushes the Bears to 3-0 going into next week’s highly anticipated district contest against the Ridgeview Wolfpack. Both teams enter the… Read More on Union thrashes Letcher County Central (KY), 34-7 »Read More »
  • SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 26 – Rick Baker Interview

    SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 26 – Rick Baker Interview

    Y’all are in for a treat today. Brady and CoalfieldSports.com founder Eugene Hilton sit down with Rick Baker, aka Bluefield Researcher. He is the founder of FourseasonsFootball.com and is a wealth of football knowledge in the Coalfields. We hope you enjoy this interview! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just search @CoalfieldSports. Follow the pod… Read More on SWVA Sports Podcast: Episode 26 – Rick Baker Interview »Read More »
  • Updated District Standings 9/8/18

    Updated District Standings 9/8/18

    The Coalfield Sports coverage area’s district standings and overall records are updated as of the completion of week 3! Check them out HERE! http://coalfieldsports.com/standings/    Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports’ week 3 game lineup

    Coalfield Sports’ week 3 game lineup

                        Coalfield Sports’ coverage area week 3 games. Abingdon @ Pulaski Co. Galax @ Carroll Co. Fort Chiswell @ Radford Graham @ Giles John Battle @ Holston Central-Wise @ Ridgeview Gate City @ Sullivan South, TN Lee @ J.I. Burton Letcher Co. Central, KY @ Union Rural Retreat @ Grayson Co. Grundy @ Lebanon George Wythe @… Read More on Coalfield Sports’ week 3 game lineup »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports’ Week 3 Top 10 Rankings

    Coalfield Sports’ Week 3 Top 10 Rankings

    1. Bluefield 2. Union 3. Ridgeview 4. Graham 5. Richlands 6. Chilhowie 7. Abingdon 8. Pulaski 9. Virginia High 10. Galax OTHER TEAMS RECEIVING VOTES: Grayson Co. Lee High Marion J.I. Burton Twin Valley *Special Thanks to Doug Rose for compiling the votes each week.Read More »
  • Hurley looks to bounce back against Pike Central

    Hurley looks to bounce back against Pike Central

    A bus trip from Hurley to Shawsville is no Sunday drive. It is even worse when you blow a 12-point lead. That was the case for the Hurley Rebels this past Friday as they took on the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs. Dylan Owens found Justin Tyree on a seven-yard strike with 38.4 seconds left in the… Read More on Hurley looks to bounce back against Pike Central »Read More »
  • Bearcats look to take city championship from Vikings

    Bearcats look to take city championship from Vikings

    Friday night marks the 102nd meeting all-time between the 2A Virginia High Bearcats and the 5A Tennessee High Vikings, and has been voted CoalfieldSports.com’s “Game of the Week.” The V-T game is one of the oldest high school football rivalries in the country. In 2016, Kirk Herbstreet of ESPN’s College GameDay, mentioned the rivalry during… Read More on Bearcats look to take city championship from Vikings »Read More »
  • Bulldogs set to host Raiders in interstate battle

    Bulldogs set to host Raiders in interstate battle

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bennett.   The Tazewell Bulldogs and the River View Raiders are both searching for their first win of the young 2018 season. Saturday morning, one team will have that win and for the other the search will still be on. In the 2017 matchup, Tazewell QB Jamir Blevins threw for 273 yards… Read More on Bulldogs set to host Raiders in interstate battle »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports’ DPOW Week 2: Union’s Mason Polier

    CoalfieldSports’ DPOW Week 2: Union’s Mason Polier

    It was a pretty eventful week for Union inside linebacker and running back Mason Polier. Defeating one of your biggest rivals on the road in a critical Region D contest? Check. Rushing for over 100 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown romp? Check. Racking up 11.5 tackles in a defensive effort that held the high… Read More on CoalfieldSports’ DPOW Week 2: Union’s Mason Polier »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 3

    CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 3

    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… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick ‘Em: Week 3 »Read More »

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