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  • Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals

    Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals

    The Patrick Henry Rebels laid claim to the programs first ever regional football title this past Saturday with a 24-0 victory over the J.I. Burton Raiders at Emory & Henry’s Fred Selfe Stadium. The three headed attack of Dakota Rector, Cody Smith and Zach Brown led the way on offense for the Rebels as they… Read More on Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals »Read More »
  • Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals

    Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals

      The 37-35 win over Graham back in September at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield against Graham was one that will be talked about forever in the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Last Fridays 48-7 loss to the G-Men was one that folks will want to forget. However, this loss will hang around until… Read More on Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals »Read More »
  • Warriors continue incredible season, shock Wolfpack

    Warriors continue incredible season, shock Wolfpack

    Perhaps no one outside of the picturesque towns of Pound and Wise could have predicted the outcome of Friday night’s contest between the Ridgeview Wolfpack and the Wise Central Warriors.  In week three of the regular season, the Wolfpack had dispatched the Warriors with ease 41-20.  Trenton Adkins ran through the Central defense and made… Read More on Warriors continue incredible season, shock Wolfpack »Read More »
  • Galax, Auburn set to lock horns in Region 1C semi’s

    Galax, Auburn set to lock horns in Region 1C semi’s

    Galax and Auburn are set to square off for the second time this season and the 27th time overall. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in the playoffs. Galax has won 5 out of the last 7 meetings between the two and have won three in a row, including a… Read More on Galax, Auburn set to lock horns in Region 1C semi’s »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Warriors set for playoff rematch

    Wolfpack, Warriors set for playoff rematch

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (9-2) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (9-2) Region 2D Semifinal When:  Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 4-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 41-20 on September 13, 2019 in Norton, Va.) For the second consecutive year, the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central… Read More on Wolfpack, Warriors set for playoff rematch »Read More »
  • J.I. Burton set to host Chilhowie in region 1D semi’s

    J.I. Burton set to host Chilhowie in region 1D semi’s

    The Raiders are set to welcome the Warriors in what will be the second playoff meeting between to the two squads. Chilhowie knocked off Burton back in the 2017 playoffs in Chilhowie by a score of 42-7 in the Region 1D championship game to advance to the state semi finals. Chilhowie is currently 7-0 in… Read More on J.I. Burton set to host Chilhowie in region 1D semi’s »Read More »
  • Wolfpack Dispatch Hurricanes 49-7

    Wolfpack Dispatch Hurricanes 49-7

    photo* SWVA Photography The goal at the start of the season for many of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football players was to win a state championship.  The Wolfpack are one win closer after Friday night’s opening round playoff victory over the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes.  The Wolfpack dominated and were never challenged in the 49-7 triumph.  All… Read More on Wolfpack Dispatch Hurricanes 49-7 »Read More »
  • Union set to welcome G-Men for regional semi’s

    Union set to welcome G-Men for regional semi’s

    The two teams have grown to be pretty familiar with each other as they set to do battle in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and for the fifth time overall. Back in mid September, Union traveled to Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield and stole one from the G-Men in the final seconds… Read More on Union set to welcome G-Men for regional semi’s »Read More »
  • Holston runs by Eastside to earn first playoff win in ten years

    Holston runs by Eastside to earn first playoff win in ten years

    After making first round exits in the playoffs in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, the Holston Cavaliers earned their first playoff victory since beating Bath County 30-7 in a 2013 playoff game in Damascus. Riding the arm and legs of quarterback Quaheim Brooks, Holston compiled nearly 400 yards of offense in the 29-15 victory over… Read More on Holston runs by Eastside to earn first playoff win in ten years »Read More »
  • Union survives first round scare from Gate City

    Union survives first round scare from Gate City

      Coming in to Fridays Region 2D quarterfinal matchup against Gate City, Union was focused on stopping Gate City’s rushing attack of Michael Calhoun and Logan Tomlinson, who both rushed for over 100 yards against the Bears back in late September. Instead, Gate City used a spread offense look that almost propelled them to an… Read More on Union survives first round scare from Gate City »Read More »
  • Undefeated Narrows to host Grayson County

    Undefeated Narrows to host Grayson County

    Photo Credit – Chris Lang The Narrows Green Wave have rolled through the 2019 regular season with ease. In his 17th year as the head coach of the Wave, Kelly Lowe has led his team to a 10-0 record. That marks the first undefeated season since 1979 for the team that calls Ragsdale Field home.… Read More on Undefeated Narrows to host Grayson County »Read More »
  • Galax set to host Eastern Montgomery in first round of Region 1C playoffs

    Galax set to host Eastern Montgomery in first round of Region 1C playoffs

    The Galax Maroon Tide have been on fire since dropping a 42-28 decision to the Northside Vikings back in late September. Since the loss, they have averaged 53 points per contest while yielding the opposition to 28 points and also pitching two shutouts against Fort Chiswell and Grayson County. The Mustangs from Eastern Montgomery have… Read More on Galax set to host Eastern Montgomery in first round of Region 1C playoffs »Read More »
  • Richlands cruises past Virginia High, rolls into playoffs

    Richlands cruises past Virginia High, rolls into playoffs

    Richlands scored early and often, dispatching the Virginia High Bearcats 59-21. The Blues (6-4, 4-1) used a prolific offensive attack that accounted for 539 yards of offense to run past the Bearcats (1-9, 1-4). While the Bearcats’ season ends, Richlands blows into the playoffs as the 5 seed in the Class 2D bracket. Playing on… Read More on Richlands cruises past Virginia High, rolls into playoffs »Read More »
  • Union, Gate City set to add new chapter to rivalry

    Union, Gate City set to add new chapter to rivalry

    Back in late September Union jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime and held on in the second half for a 28-14 win over Gate City and sent the Blue Devils to their fourth straight loss after opening up the season with a 34-29 victory over Richlands. Gate City played the game without playmakers… Read More on Union, Gate City set to add new chapter to rivalry »Read More »
  • Graham, Tazewell to meet for the 100th time

    Graham, Tazewell to meet for the 100th time

    Photo credit – Elizabeth Bennett #6 Tazewell (7-3) vs. #3 Graham (8-2) Tazewell/Graham, David vs. Goliath, is set for this Saturday at Mitchell Stadium. It’s a tale of two different programs as these two county rivals are set to clash in the VHSL Region 2D playoffs. One team is coming off of a storied State… Read More on Graham, Tazewell to meet for the 100th time »Read More »
  • Patrick Henry to host Honaker at Emory & Henry College

    Patrick Henry to host Honaker at Emory & Henry College

    Photo credit: SWVA Photography #8 Honaker (5-5) vs. #1 Patrick Henry (10-0) A first round matchup in Region 1D features a regular season rematch between two district champions. The Black Diamond District champion Honaker Tigers are set to take on the Hogoheegee District Patrick Henry Rebels on the turf of Fred Selfe Stadium at NicewonderField… Read More on Patrick Henry to host Honaker at Emory & Henry College »Read More »
  • Wolfpack to host Marion in Class 2, Region D playoffs

    Wolfpack to host Marion in Class 2, Region D playoffs

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (8-2) VS. Marion Scarlet Hurricanes (3-7) When:  Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series tied 1-1 (Last meeting Marion defeated Ridgeview 46-21 on October 21, 2016 in Marion, Va.) The Ridgeview Wolfpack have only been in existence for five seasons.  Playoff football is becoming… Read More on Wolfpack to host Marion in Class 2, Region D playoffs »Read More »
  • Eastside, Holston set to collide at Carl McConnell Stadium

    Eastside, Holston set to collide at Carl McConnell Stadium

    Two weeks ago Derrick Pattersons Holston Cavaliers invaded Carl McConnell stadium and shut out the Eastside Spartans in the second half en route to a 40-22 victory. Now this coming Friday, the Spartans are eager to return the favor to the Cavs in the opening round of the Region 1D playoffs. In what will be… Read More on Eastside, Holston set to collide at Carl McConnell Stadium »Read More »
  • Cumberland foes Burton, Castlewood ready for playoff duel

    Cumberland foes Burton, Castlewood ready for playoff duel

    Coming off of a 28-7 victory over Castlewood on October 25th, J.I. Burton is not taking the Blue Devils lightly. Castlewood held a 7-6 lead at halftime of that contest before Mikey Culberton led the charge in the second half as the Raiders scored 22 unanswered points after halftime to grab the crucial Cumberland victory.… Read More on Cumberland foes Burton, Castlewood ready for playoff duel »Read More »
  • Chilhowie, Thomas Walker set to lock horns in first ever meeting

    Chilhowie, Thomas Walker set to lock horns in first ever meeting

    Chilhowie (8-2) is the #3 seed in the Region 1D playoffs while the Thomas Walker Pioneers (6-4) are the #6 seed. This will be the first ever meeting between the two school who are located 113 miles apart, just a little over two hours of a trip. Thomas Walker started out as one of the… Read More on Chilhowie, Thomas Walker set to lock horns in first ever meeting »Read More »
  • Spartans Clinch Home Playoff Opener, Down Blue Devils 42-32

    Spartans Clinch Home Playoff Opener, Down Blue Devils 42-32

    Much was riding on Saturday’s Cumberland District clash with Eastside and Castlewood:  a second place district finish and a home playoff opener.  It was the Spartans of Eastside that came out on top in the back and forth battle by a final of 42-32. The win gives the Spartans a home playoff game in the… Read More on Spartans Clinch Home Playoff Opener, Down Blue Devils 42-32 »Read More »
  • Ridgeview defeats Honaker, clinches top seed in Region 2D

    Ridgeview defeats Honaker, clinches top seed in Region 2D

    The Ridgeview Wolfpack football team had one thing on their minds on Friday night.  Defeat Honaker and clinch the top seed in the Class 2, Region D playoffs.  The outcome was never in doubt. The Wolfpack scored early and often over the course of the game’s first half and demolished the Honaker Tigers 61-14.  Ridgeview… Read More on Ridgeview defeats Honaker, clinches top seed in Region 2D »Read More »
  • Big second half propels Burton past Pioneers in Cumberland clinching victory

    Big second half propels Burton past Pioneers in Cumberland clinching victory

    Nick Johnsons Pioneers gave Burton all they could handle in the first half of last Fridays Cumberland matchup in Ewing. 28 unanswered, second half points allowed the Raiders to clinch their fourth Cumberland District championship and second in as many years as they raced past Thomas Walker 44-6. Burton held Thomas Walker to 137 total… Read More on Big second half propels Burton past Pioneers in Cumberland clinching victory »Read More »
  • Union caps off regular season with dominant win over John Battle

    Union caps off regular season with dominant win over John Battle

      In the movie The Program, Joe Kane said it best “Let’s put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner.” Well, it didn’t take long for the Bears to get everybody tucked in and get themselves fed. Union used a 20 point first quarter to put away the John Battle Trojans… Read More on Union caps off regular season with dominant win over John Battle »Read More »
  • Titans strike down Eagles in Scott County Super Bowl

    Titans strike down Eagles in Scott County Super Bowl

      For folks in the Twin Springs and Rye Cove communities another Scott County Super Bowl is in the books. In what was a back and forth contest in the first half, the mighty Titans defense pitched a shutout in the second half to claim a 34-24 victory over the county rivals. After jumping out… Read More on Titans strike down Eagles in Scott County Super Bowl »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Tigers meet with huge playoff implications at stake

    Wolfpack, Tigers meet with huge playoff implications at stake

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (7-2) VS. Honaker Tigers (5-4) When:  Friday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Honaker 58-13 on November 2, 2018 in Honaker, Va.) The Ridgeview Wolfpack and Honaker Tigers will meet atop Rose Ridge on Friday night with a… Read More on Wolfpack, Tigers meet with huge playoff implications at stake »Read More »
  • Warriors visit Grundy to take on the Golden Wave

    Warriors visit Grundy to take on the Golden Wave

    Central (7-2) at Grundy (4-5) A win tonight in Buchanan County could take the Central Warriors to heights they have previously been unaccustomed to. Grundy alum Luke Owens has the Warriors rolling into Buchanan County with a 7-2 record, having won its last four contests.  The four game winning streak ties a program best from… Read More on Warriors visit Grundy to take on the Golden Wave »Read More »
  • Hurley, Twin Valley face off in a Buchanan County match-up

    Hurley, Twin Valley face off in a Buchanan County match-up

    Hurley (4-5) at Twin Valley (2-7) 2019 could come to a close for both of these Buchanan County foes on Friday. However, one would love to cap the season off with a win over a Black Diamond District rival.  Both squads are currently riding losing streaks into Friday’s showdown in Oakwood.  After starting his first… Read More on Hurley, Twin Valley face off in a Buchanan County match-up »Read More »
  • Richlands uses late burst to push past upset-minded Pioneers

    Richlands uses late burst to push past upset-minded Pioneers

    It was far from pretty, but Richlands scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns to escape from Lebanon with a Southwest District win. Coming off a rivalry loss to Graham, Richlands (5-4, 3-1) found themselves in the middle of a tie ballgame early in the final quarter. The Blues took an early lead on the first drive of… Read More on Richlands uses late burst to push past upset-minded Pioneers »Read More »
  • Burtons heads to Ewing looking to clinch Cumberland crown

    Burtons heads to Ewing looking to clinch Cumberland crown

    J.I. Burton cruised to an easy 39-6 victory last week over the Rye Cove Eagles and were able to get some of their starters rested in the second half. The Thomas Walker Pioneers were on the wrong side of a lopsided game last week as they were defeated by Twin Springs, 35-13. Two weeks ago… Read More on Burtons heads to Ewing looking to clinch Cumberland crown »Read More »
  • Castlewood, Eastside set to collide in Coeburn

    Castlewood, Eastside set to collide in Coeburn

      Castlewood and Eastside have met eight times since the 2011 consolidations. The two rival schools have beaten each other four times in the eight game span. Castlewood won the inaugural matchup in 2011, 24-12 and then reeled off three in a row over the Spartans from 2014-2016. Eastside squeaked out a 29-28 victory over… Read More on Castlewood, Eastside set to collide in Coeburn »Read More »
  • Twin Springs, Rye Cove set for 51st annual Scott County Super Bowl

    Twin Springs, Rye Cove set for 51st annual Scott County Super Bowl

    “We win Game 10” is a common phrase that’s heard in Nickelsville or Clinchport. A rivalry that goes back to 1969 takes center stage this Friday in Valley Creek at Titan Stadium. This will be the 52nd meeting between the two schools while they have only met once in the playoffs. In late October or… Read More on Twin Springs, Rye Cove set for 51st annual Scott County Super Bowl »Read More »
  • Union set to collide with John Battle in regular season finale

    Union set to collide with John Battle in regular season finale

    With one week remaining in the regular season the Region 2D playoff picture is pretty clear. With the John Battle Trojans on the outside looking in, a big win for them at Bullitt Park against the Union Bears could catapult them in to the picture. This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools… Read More on Union set to collide with John Battle in regular season finale »Read More »
  • Panthers complete undefeated season, dominate Wolfpack in interstate showdown

    Panthers complete undefeated season, dominate Wolfpack in interstate showdown

    The Pikeville Panthers are currently ranked number one in the state in Kentucky in 1A football.  This past Friday night, football fans in southwest Virginia found out why. The Panthers took command of an interstate matchup against one of Southwest Virginia’s finest, the Ridgeview Wolfpack, midway through the second quarter and never looked back.  Pikeville… Read More on Panthers complete undefeated season, dominate Wolfpack in interstate showdown »Read More »
  • Rebels travel to Northwood, look to finish 10-0

    Rebels travel to Northwood, look to finish 10-0

    *Photo Credit: SWVA Photography Patrick Henry (9-0) at Northwood (1-8) Thursday night’s Hogoheegee District matchup features two teams who have had entirely different seasons. The Northwood Panthers are set to pack things up after tonight in what has been a woeful first season for Tim Johnson in Saltville. The Panthers lone win came in a… Read More on Rebels travel to Northwood, look to finish 10-0 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 10 Player of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 10 Player of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 11/7/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!  Read More »
  • Titans topple Pioneers to keep playoff hopes alive

    Titans topple Pioneers to keep playoff hopes alive

      Coach Keith Warners Titans have kept their playoff hopes alive. Needing to win their final two games against Thomas Walker and Rye Cove, the Titans took their first step this past Friday night as they went on the road and upended the highly favored Pioneers, 35-13. Coach Nick Johnsons Pioneers have now lost two… Read More on Titans topple Pioneers to keep playoff hopes alive »Read More »
  • Central spoils senior night for Gate City

    Central spoils senior night for Gate City

      Wise Central continued to stay on their recent tear Friday night as they piled up 410 yards on offense to upend the Blue Devils 35-21 in a playoff like atmosphere at Legion Field in Gate City. Gate City (4-6, 2-4) came in to Fridays contest with a three game winning streak while Central (7-2,… Read More on Central spoils senior night for Gate City »Read More »
  • Raiders rough up Eagles

    Raiders rough up Eagles

    J.I. Burton wasted no time in putting away Rye Cove Friday night. A 27 point outburst in the first quarter led to a 39-0 lead at halftime for the Raiders who eventually came away with the 39-6 victory on the road over the Eagles. Burton piled up 336 yards of offense in the victory. 333… Read More on Raiders rough up Eagles »Read More »
  • Union rides Polier to double overtime win over Abingdon

    Union rides Polier to double overtime win over Abingdon

    When Union and Abingdon met at Falcon Stadium Friday night, each team had a bad taste in their mouths as they were both coming off of losses that they soon wanted to forget. Union was upset by Central and Abingdon took a 41-0 shellacking at the hands of Ridgeview. However, at least a share of… Read More on Union rides Polier to double overtime win over Abingdon »Read More »
  • Lark, Castlewood set to host Twin Valley

    Lark, Castlewood set to host Twin Valley

    Twin Valley (2-6) at Castlewood (5-3) Twin Valley’s blunders continued last week when the Panthers travelled to Rye Cove. Jeremy Ward’s squad returned from Rye Cove on the wrong end of a 38-8 decision last Friday night. In its third consecutive loss, the Panthers were only able to amass 50 yards of total offense and… Read More on Lark, Castlewood set to host Twin Valley »Read More »
  • Tazewell welcomes Grundy to Bulldog Stadium

    Tazewell welcomes Grundy to Bulldog Stadium

    Photo Credits: Elizabeth Bennett Grundy Golden Wave (4-4) @ Tazewell Bulldogs (5-3)   Date: Friday – 11/01/2019 Where: Bulldog Stadium – Tazewell, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/26/2018 Grundy 36, Tazewell 22 All-time record: Tazewell leads 39-31-2 Players to watch: Tazewell– QB Gavin Nunley, WR Josiah Jordan, QB/DB Jared Mullins Honaker – RB Ian Scammell, WR Jake McCoy, QB Austin Vance What to… Read More on Tazewell welcomes Grundy to Bulldog Stadium »Read More »
  • Honaker set to battle Northwood

    Honaker set to battle Northwood

    Northwood (1-7) at Honaker (4-4) Doug Hubbard and the Honaker Tigers looks to bounce back on Senior Night at Fuller Field against the Northwood Panthers on Friday. The Tigers made the trip to Glade Spring a week ago to do battle with Region 1D’s best in the Patrick Henry Rebels. Mark Palmer’s squad pummeled Honaker… Read More on Honaker set to battle Northwood »Read More »
  • Richlands stuffed by Graham defense, look to rebound in Lebanon

    Richlands stuffed by Graham defense, look to rebound in Lebanon

    There were fireworks. There was electricity in the air. And there was the Graham defense. The G-Men shut down a surging Richlands offensive attack, blowing past the Blue Tornado 37-10. Graham (6-2) started quick behind a touchdown run from ODU-commit Devin Lester. But soon after, Lester was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit. The validity of… Read More on Richlands stuffed by Graham defense, look to rebound in Lebanon »Read More »
  • Hurley, Auburn square off at The Cliff

    Hurley, Auburn square off at The Cliff

    Auburn (4-5) at Hurley (4-4) After back-to-back thrillers on the road, the Hurley Rebels return home to The Cliff on Friday to host the Auburn Eagles.  The Rebels fell on the road in Damascus last week to the Holston Cavaliers by a score of 28-22. Holston scored the game-winning touchdown with under a minute to… Read More on Hurley, Auburn square off at The Cliff »Read More »
  • Union travels to Abingdon as they look to ground the Falcons

    Union travels to Abingdon as they look to ground the Falcons

      The Union football team is coming off of a much needed bye week after suffering a 21-13 setback to the Wise Central Warriors on October 18th at Tommy McAmis Field in Norton. Abingdon suffered a double blow last week as they lost star Junior tailback Martin Lucas during the week to a season ending… Read More on Union travels to Abingdon as they look to ground the Falcons »Read More »
  • Pikeville hosts Ridgeview in battle of interstate powers

    Pikeville hosts Ridgeview in battle of interstate powers

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (7-1) AT Pikeville Panthers (9-0) When:  Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Where:  W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex, Pikeville, Kentucky Series all time:  First meeting With each season thus far of Ridgeview Wolfpack football has come two interstate matchups in each season with the neighboring Bluegrass state.  Having already dispatched a stout Shelby… Read More on Pikeville hosts Ridgeview in battle of interstate powers »Read More »
  • Pioneers, Titans set to tangle in Ewing

    Pioneers, Titans set to tangle in Ewing

    Twin Springs (4-4, 0-3) and Thomas Walker (6-2, 2-1) have quietly developed a nice little rivalry on the gridiron over the years. The teams have beaten on each other for quite some time and for the last 15 meetings, Thomas Walker has won eight of those contests while Twin Springs has been the victor in… Read More on Pioneers, Titans set to tangle in Ewing »Read More »
  • Burton set to raid Clinchport to take on Rye Cove

    Burton set to raid Clinchport to take on Rye Cove

      Both Rye Cove (4-4, 0-3) and J.I. Burton (6-2, 3-0) come in to this Fridays contest at the Eagles Nest riding winning streaks. Rye Cove has won two in a row while averaging 40 points per over the two wins. Burton is perhaps one of the hottest teams in Southwest Virginia as they have… Read More on Burton set to raid Clinchport to take on Rye Cove »Read More »
  • Giles bounces Alleghany, prepares for Glenvar

    Giles bounces Alleghany, prepares for Glenvar

    Giles (2-6, 2-2) picked up their second win of the season on the road with a shut-out 54-0 win over Alleghany (1-7, 0-4). Leading the single-wing attack for Giles, was senior wingback Logan Greenway. Greenway carried the ball just eight times but racked up 137 yard and two touchdowns. The Spartans jumped out to a 21-0… Read More on Giles bounces Alleghany, prepares for Glenvar »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 9 Player of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 9 Player of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/31/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!  Read More »
  • Big second quarter propels Eastside past Thomas Walker

    Big second quarter propels Eastside past Thomas Walker

      Coming in to Friday nights contest, much of the talk was about the matchup between the hard hitting linebacker Evan Bellamy from Eastside and the bruising running back from Thomas Walker, Kenny Ball. Both players put up great numbers as Ball rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown while Bellamy collected 11 tackles. However,… Read More on Big second quarter propels Eastside past Thomas Walker »Read More »
  • Burton takes control of Cumberland with victory over Castlewood

    Burton takes control of Cumberland with victory over Castlewood

    J.I. Burton extended their winning streak to six games while taking over sole possession of first place in the Cumberland after their 28-7 victory over Castlewood Friday night. The loss snapped a four game winning streak for Castlewood and handed the Blue Devils their second Cumberland loss of the season. The Raiders got all they… Read More on Burton takes control of Cumberland with victory over Castlewood »Read More »
  • Eagles soar past Panthers

    Eagles soar past Panthers

    Rye Cove improved to 4-4 overall on the year behind 4 total touchdowns from Mason Hardin and a stellar defensive effort that limited the Twin Valley offense to 50 total yards. Coming off of a stellar performance last week against Unaka, Hardin made sure to give an encore to the home standing crowd. Hardin threw… Read More on Eagles soar past Panthers »Read More »
  • Wolfpack claim share of Mountain 7 title with shutout of Falcons

    Wolfpack claim share of Mountain 7 title with shutout of Falcons

    Coming into Friday night’s Mountain 7 District showdown with the Abingdon Falcons, most Ridgeview fans, players and staff were expecting a tough battle.  It was anything but.  The Wolfpack offense eclipsed the 40 point plateau once again and the defense scored its first shutout of the season as the Wolfpack controlled from start to finish… Read More on Wolfpack claim share of Mountain 7 title with shutout of Falcons »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 8 Player of the Week – Pikeview’s Cam Ellis

    CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 8 Player of the Week – Pikeview’s Cam Ellis

    Congratulations to Pikeview’s Cam Ellis for being voted as CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 8 Player of the Week! Cam had an amazing all around game, accounting for 152 rushing yards, 97 receiving yards, 58 passing yards, & 6 total touchdowns, as well as intercepting a pass on defense!  *Photo courtesy of Greg Barnett PhotographyRead More »
  • Eagles to host Twin Valley in non district clash

    Eagles to host Twin Valley in non district clash

    Recent History suggests that this Fridays showdown between Twin Valley and Rye Cove could be a shootout. The two teams have lit up the scoreboard against each other over the last seven meetings. Twin Valley has won four out of those meetings with Rye Cove winning three. The Eagles won in 2012, 2013 and in… Read More on Eagles to host Twin Valley in non district clash »Read More »
  • Spartans set to welcome in Pioneers in key Cumberland showdown

    Spartans set to welcome in Pioneers in key Cumberland showdown

      With three weeks to go in the regular season the Cumberland race is just heating up. Thomas Walker (6-1, 2-0) currently sits in first place with Burton (5-2, 2-0), Castlewood (5-2, 2-1) and Eastside (3-4, 2-1) all breathing down their throats. Eastside has played one of the toughest schedules in 1D but have won… Read More on Spartans set to welcome in Pioneers in key Cumberland showdown »Read More »
  • Burton welcomes in Castlewood for Cumberland clash

    Burton welcomes in Castlewood for Cumberland clash

      J.I. Burton has a new head coach but the results haven’t changed. Jacob Caudill has served on the Raiders coaching staff for the last seven years and was the defensive coordinator before taking over the head coaching position this summer. Caudill has his Raiders in position to claim another Cumberland crown if they can… Read More on Burton welcomes in Castlewood for Cumberland clash »Read More »
  • Tazewell, Marion to play for the “Dragon Bowl”

    Tazewell, Marion to play for the “Dragon Bowl”

    Photo Credits: Elizabeth Bennett Tazewell Bulldogs (4-3) @ Marion Scarlet Hurricanes(3-4)  Date: Friday – October, 24 2019. Where: Hurricane Stadium – Marion, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/19/2018 Marion 34, Tazewell 20 All-time record: Tazewell leads 40-26-2 Players to watch: Tazewell– QB Gavin Nunley, WR Josiah Jordan, DB Jared Mullins Honaker – QB Tanner Tate, WR Harrison Thomas, OL/DL Will Moss… Read More on Tazewell, Marion to play for the “Dragon Bowl” »Read More »
  • Wolfpack aim to ground Falcons in key Mountain 7 matchup

    Wolfpack aim to ground Falcons in key Mountain 7 matchup

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-1, 4-1 M7) VS.   Abingdon Falcons (4-3, 3-0 M7) When:  Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series tied 1-1 (Last meeting Abingdon defeated Ridgeview 36-30 in OT, October 19, 2018 in Abingdon, Va.) The Mountain 7 District is one of the premier football districts… Read More on Wolfpack aim to ground Falcons in key Mountain 7 matchup »Read More »
  • Hubbard, Honaker face big test vs. Patrick Henry

    Hubbard, Honaker face big test vs. Patrick Henry

    Honaker (4-3) at Patrick Henry (7-0)  Doug Hubbard and his squad are riding high after a big 36-30 win last Friday in a two overtime game against Hurley. The win clinched Honaker’s first Black Diamond District championship since 2015 and its 12th in school history.  The Tigers were led by star running back Trevor Dye… Read More on Hubbard, Honaker face big test vs. Patrick Henry »Read More »
  • Scammell, Grundy look to rebound against Chilhowie

    Scammell, Grundy look to rebound against Chilhowie

    Grundy (4-3) at Chilhowie (6-1)  The first seven weeks of the season have provided two completely different results for the Grundy Golden Wave. After starting the season 4-0, Craig Plymal’s squad has dropped three in a row. The losing skid is the longest of Plymal’s tenure as the head coach of his alma mater. The… Read More on Scammell, Grundy look to rebound against Chilhowie »Read More »
  • Panthers, Eagles to meet for the 8th time

    Panthers, Eagles to meet for the 8th time

    Twin Valley (2-5) at Rye Cove (3-4) Twin Valley racked up its fifth loss of the season in a 36-6 loss to Thomas Walker a week ago. The Panthers allowed Pioneers standout Kenny Ball to accumulate four total touchdowns as Thomas Walker improved to 6-1 on the season.  In his second year, Jeremy Ward hopes… Read More on Panthers, Eagles to meet for the 8th time »Read More »
  • Rebels & Cavaliers to battle in Damascus

    Rebels & Cavaliers to battle in Damascus

    Hurley (4-3) at Holston (4-3) Two 4-3 football teams are set for a showdown in one of southwest Virginia’s marquee matchups for week nine.  The Hurley Rebels look to get back on track this week after a heartbreaking 36-30 loss in two overtimes last Friday at Honaker. Matthew Blankenship and John Matt Justus led the… Read More on Rebels & Cavaliers to battle in Damascus »Read More »
  • Richlands blows Marion away, season showdown with Graham looms

    Richlands blows Marion away, season showdown with Graham looms

      It was dubbed the Battle of the Storms, but it wasn’t much of a battle as Richlands cruises to a 38-0 victory over Marion. The Blues defense held Marion to just 65 yards of offense, forcing two fumbles and not allowing a Marion first down until well into the second half. Logan Steele rushed… Read More on Richlands blows Marion away, season showdown with Graham looms »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 8 Player of the Week!

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    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/24/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!  Read More »
  • Ball, Pioneers roll by Twin Valley

    Ball, Pioneers roll by Twin Valley

    Kenny Ball found the endzone four times in last Fridays road win win over Twin Valley. Ball ran for three scores and found himself on the receiving end of a touchdown reception from Zack Kidwell. The Pioneers now move to 6-1 on the year and head in to a big Cumberland showdown on the road… Read More on Ball, Pioneers roll by Twin Valley »Read More »
  • Wolfpack take down Trojans on Battle Hill

    Wolfpack take down Trojans on Battle Hill

    Coming off of a tough defeat at the hands of the Union Bears a week prior, the Ridgeview Wolfpack were expected to rebound in a big way Friday night.  They did with a resounding 44-6 victory over John Battle. What was unexpected, however, was a bonus gift hand delivered to the Wolfpack after the final… Read More on Wolfpack take down Trojans on Battle Hill »Read More »
  • Hardin, Eagles outduel Rangers in shootout

    Hardin, Eagles outduel Rangers in shootout

    102 points, 1,022 yards of total offense and 50 first downs later, Rye Cove was able to run away from the Unaka Rangers 60-42, in a game that had a little bit of everything. There were no punts and Rye Cove was able to win the turnover battle by forcing Unaka to commit two turnovers,… Read More on Hardin, Eagles outduel Rangers in shootout »Read More »
  • Spartans blank Titans

    Spartans blank Titans

    Eastside played possibly their best defensive game of the year last Friday night as they went on the road and shutout the Twin Springs Titans, 20-0. Three players totaled double digit tackles and the Spartans held the Titans to only 97 yards of offense. The Spartans done all of their damage in the first half as… Read More on Spartans blank Titans »Read More »
  • Gate City uses big first half to put away Generals

    Gate City uses big first half to put away Generals

    Gate City continued their offensive outburst against the Lee High Generals last Friday night at Legion Field in Gate City. After scoring 55 points against Marion a week before, the Blue Devils defeated the Generals 51-27, with 45 of those points coming in the first half. Michael Calhoun, D’Andre Mack, Luke Reed and Carson Jenkins… Read More on Gate City uses big first half to put away Generals »Read More »
  • Bears upset by Warriors

    Bears upset by Warriors

      After their big win over Ridgeview, the Union Bears were blindsided by the Wise Central Warriors last Friday night on the road in Norton. In upset fashion, the Warriors ran past the Bears 21-13. “We didn’t play well, we shot ourselves in the foot.” Stated Union head coach Travis Turner. “Give them credit, they… Read More on Bears upset by Warriors »Read More »
  • Honaker, Hurley battle for the Black Diamond District lead

    Honaker, Hurley battle for the Black Diamond District lead

    The favorite to win the Black Diamond District will most likely be the winner of this game.  A win tonight actually would give Honaker its 12th Black Diamond District title in school history and its first since 2015. However, if Hurley were able to knock the Tigers off tonight at Fuller Field, the Rebels would… Read More on Honaker, Hurley battle for the Black Diamond District lead »Read More »
  • Thomas Walker travels to Twin Valley, looking to add to playoff resume

    Thomas Walker travels to Twin Valley, looking to add to playoff resume

    The season in Ewing for the Thomas Walker Pioneers has started on a high note. The Pioneers are 5-1 for the first time since 1996. Third year head coach Nick Johnson has the squad from Virginia’s most western high school clicking as they travel back to his Buchanan County roots on Friday. Thomas Walker is… Read More on Thomas Walker travels to Twin Valley, looking to add to playoff resume »Read More »
  • Black Raiders, Golden Wave to battle in Grundy

    Black Raiders, Golden Wave to battle in Grundy

    J.I. Burton (4-2) at Grundy (4-2)  Two very familiar foes are set to do battle on Friday night at Nelson Memorial Stadium in Grundy.  The Raiders and the Golden Wave have met up three times in the past two seasons. Grundy took care of business in the first meeting of 2017 in a 34-7 victory.… Read More on Black Raiders, Golden Wave to battle in Grundy »Read More »
  • Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms

    Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms

    (photo credit: Elizabeth Bennett) If it could have gone right for Richlands against Tazewell, it did. The Blues cashed in on five Bulldog turnovers in its way to a 41-0 rivalry win. It’s the 17th straight win for Richlands in what is dubbed the Backyard Brawl for the James C. Ramey Cup. It’s also the… Read More on Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms »Read More »
  • Wolfpack look to rebound against Trojans

    Wolfpack look to rebound against Trojans

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (5-1, 3-1 M7) VS.   John Battle Trojans (1-5, 0-2 M7) When:  Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Battle Hill, Bristol Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 12, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) After a tough defeat to the Union Bears in a… Read More on Wolfpack look to rebound against Trojans »Read More »
  • Bears set to clash with Warriors in county rivalry

    Bears set to clash with Warriors in county rivalry

      Fresh off of their biggest win of the season over Ridgeview, Union knows they control their own destiny en route to a Mountain 7 title. The Bears sit at 6-1 overall and hold an unblemished 3-0 record inside Mountain 7 play. With three games remaining against the likes of Wise Central, Abingdon and John… Read More on Bears set to clash with Warriors in county rivalry »Read More »
  • Gate City aims to keep Lee High winless

    Gate City aims to keep Lee High winless

      Lee High beating Gate City on the football field is something that hasjust not came easy. The Generals have defeated the Blue Devils just one time in the last 15 years. That victory came in 2017 at Legion Field in Gate City, a 35-0 tail whipping of the Blue Devils. Lee High (0-6, 0-2)… Read More on Gate City aims to keep Lee High winless »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Player of the Week!

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  • Bears maul Wolfpack inside Bullitt Park

    Bears maul Wolfpack inside Bullitt Park

      All week the hype was surrounded around Trenton Adkins and the undefeated Ridgeview Wolfpack. When the final horn sounded Friday night it was the Union Bears who were celebrating a huge Mountain 7 win. Led by a ferocious defensive attack and three touchdowns from Mason Polier, Union sent the Wolfpack out with a whimper… Read More on Bears maul Wolfpack inside Bullitt Park »Read More »
  • Twin Valley, River View meet in an interstate clash

    Twin Valley, River View meet in an interstate clash

    A lot of purple will flood the scene at Oakwood Friday night when Twin Valley plays host to intrastate rival River View.   The Panthers come off the bye week with high hopes after a 54-42 win over Craig County on September 27th. Wade Cantrell led the Panthers on the long road trip with two… Read More on Twin Valley, River View meet in an interstate clash »Read More »
  • Northwood travels to Buchanan County to take on the Rebels

    Northwood travels to Buchanan County to take on the Rebels

    Last week proved to be two totally different tales for these two quads.   Northwood fell to Castlewood by a score of 38-6 in Saltville on Friday night. The Panthers defense allowed 375 rushing yards on the ground while amassing 162 yards of offense. The Panthers have struggled in Tim Johnson’s inaugural campaign. Northwood has… Read More on Northwood travels to Buchanan County to take on the Rebels »Read More »
  • JI Burton, Honaker to meet for the 14th time

    JI Burton, Honaker to meet for the 14th time

    Over the past two decades, the Class 1 ranks of Virginia have became familiar with the Honaker Tigers and J.I. Burton Raiders.   Both teams have been a top of the Class 1 ranks when it comes to the programs in far southwest Virginia. Friday night will feature southwest Virginia’s dean of coaches on one… Read More on JI Burton, Honaker to meet for the 14th time »Read More »
  • Richlands upsets top-ranked Radford, sets sights to Tazewell

    Richlands upsets top-ranked Radford, sets sights to Tazewell

    There was electricity in the air at Ernie Hicks Stadium on Friday night, as Richlands upended previously unbeaten Radford 45-28. Behind the arms — and legs — of senior quarterback Cade Simmons, Richlands (2-3) was able to run past the top ranked Radford Bobcats (4-1) out of region 2C. Simmons generated five touchdowns on the… Read More on Richlands upsets top-ranked Radford, sets sights to Tazewell »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Top 10 Rankings

    1. Bluefield (14) 165 2. Ridgeview (2) 143 3. Union 125 4. Pulaski County (1) 114 5. Graham 101 6. Galax 62 7. Narrows 53 8. Richlands 48 9. Radford 47 10. Patrick Henry 40 Also receiving votes: Chilhowie (18), George Wythe (8), Tazewell (4), Wise Central (4), Abingdon (2), Grundy (1) Special thanks to… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 7 Top 10 Rankings »Read More »
  • Bears set to defend Bullitt Park in Mountain 7 showdown with Ridgeview

    Bears set to defend Bullitt Park in Mountain 7 showdown with Ridgeview

    Tom Turner. Phil Robbins. Ralph Cummings. James Colley. Four coaches that had an enormous impact on two programs that continue to be the mecca of high school football in Southwest Virginia. Union, now led by Travis Turner and Ridgeview being led by Rick Mullins still have some pretty daunting names manning the sidelines on Friday… Read More on Bears set to defend Bullitt Park in Mountain 7 showdown with Ridgeview »Read More »
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    This week’s game nominees are: Richlands @ Tazewell John Battle @ Central Virginia @ Abingdon Ridgeview @ Union So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Vote for CoalfieldSports.com ‘Week 7 Game of the Week! **This poll will close on Thursday 10/10/2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Read More »
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  • Union suffers first setback of season in 21-14 loss to Paintsville

    Union suffers first setback of season in 21-14 loss to Paintsville

      With one half of the season already down, the Union Bears were perfect. The second half of the season didn’t start off as planned as they suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the Paintsville Tigers in a 21-14 slugfest at Bullitt Park. Penalties were aplenty in Friday nights contest… Read More on Union suffers first setback of season in 21-14 loss to Paintsville »Read More »
  • Honaker hosts Tazewell for week six matchup

    Honaker hosts Tazewell for week six matchup

    Tazewell Bulldogs (3-1) @  Honaker Tigers(3-1)  Date: Friday – October, 03 2019. Where: EMATS Stadium – Honaker, VA Time: 7:30 p.m. Last meeting: 10/08/2010 Honaker 35, Tazewell 07 All-time record: Tazewell leads 9-4-1 Players to watch: Tazewell– QB Gavin Nunley, WR Josiah Jordan, LB Cameron Taylor Honaker – RB Dylan Casey, RB Trevor Dye, WR/QB Chandler Hubbard, What to watch for: Tazewell: The… Read More on Honaker hosts Tazewell for week six matchup »Read More »
  • Rebels, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County showdown

    Rebels, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County showdown

    Hurley (2-2) at Grundy (4-1) Nelson Memorial Field will be Buchanan County’s grandest stage on Friday night when Hurley makes the 12-mile trip across Slate Creek to do battle with Grundy.  These Buchanan County foes both look to get back into the win column on Friday.  The bye week came at the right time for… Read More on Rebels, Golden Wave set for Buchanan County showdown »Read More »
  • Richlands, Radford clash for first time in 47 years

    Richlands, Radford clash for first time in 47 years

    Radford (4-0) at Richlands (1-3) It’s been a long while since the Bobcats and Blue Tornado met on the gridiron. Richard Nixon was the president of the United States. Eight presidents have called the White House home since these two versions of RHS met on the gridiron. The November 17, 1972 matchup holds two places… Read More on Richlands, Radford clash for first time in 47 years »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 6 Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 6 Top 10 Rankings

      Bluefield (9) 161 Pulaski (8) 142 Union 120 Ridgeview 116 Graham 110 Radford 89 Galax 42 Narrows 38 Patrick Henry 33 Richlands 21 Also receiving votes: Abingdon (20), Chilhowie (14), George Wythe (10), Tazewell (10), Wise Central (5), Gate City (3), James Monroe (2 Thanks to Alex Tabor for compiling the results!Read More »
  • Union prepping for non District challenge, Paintsville set to invade Bullitt Park

    Union prepping for non District challenge, Paintsville set to invade Bullitt Park

    Big games are nothing new for the Union Bears football program. In fact, Coach Travis Turner and his players welcome the challenge. “We have some guys on our roster that have played in a lot of big games here at Union. We’ve played in a couple big games this year against Richlands, Graham and even… Read More on Union prepping for non District challenge, Paintsville set to invade Bullitt Park »Read More »
  • Generals surrender to Wolfpack on the Ridge

    Generals surrender to Wolfpack on the Ridge

    It was a happy Homecoming 2019 on the Ridge Friday night for the homestanding Ridgeview Wolfpack.  Ridgeview dominated on both sides of the game Friday night with a 55-6 drubbing of the Lee High Generals. Trenton Adkins came into the contest as the player to watch and early on it appeared that Adkins would continue… Read More on Generals surrender to Wolfpack on the Ridge »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 6 Game of the Week!

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    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 10/03/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Bears use quick start to stave off Blue Devils

    Bears use quick start to stave off Blue Devils

    With two big games looming in the coming weeks, it would have been easy for Union to overlook a one win Gate City team. The Bears, however, were quick to apply pressure to the Blue Devils. Two first quarter touchdowns and a 21-0 lead at halftime proved to be enough to propel Union to a… Read More on Bears use quick start to stave off Blue Devils »Read More »
  • Honaker to host Grundy in Black Diamond District play

    Honaker to host Grundy in Black Diamond District play

    Grundy (4-0) at Honaker (2-1) The winner of this matchup will be the favorite to win the Black Diamond District in 2019.  Grundy blanked East Ridge, KY a week ago 48-0 to get to 4-0 for the first time since 2016. It was the same song and dance for the Golden Wave in week four… Read More on Honaker to host Grundy in Black Diamond District play »Read More »
  • Patrick Henry looks to stay unbeated vs. John Battle

    Patrick Henry looks to stay unbeated vs. John Battle

    For the 60th time in this storied rivalry, the John Battle Trojans will take on  their Washington County foes — the Patrick Henry Rebels. Just a short few weeks ago this was looked to be a very intriguing matchup between two teams with high aspirations. However, John Battle has since had some major setbacks. On… Read More on Patrick Henry looks to stay unbeated vs. John Battle »Read More »
  • Twin Valley looking for a win, travels to Craig County

    Twin Valley looking for a win, travels to Craig County

    Twin Valley (1-3) @ Craig County (2-2) Jeremy Ward and his Twin Valley Panthers have a long road trip in front of them in hopes of getting back into the win column. The purple and black will make a three-hour and four-minute trip to New Castle for battle with the Craig County Rockets on Friday. … Read More on Twin Valley looking for a win, travels to Craig County »Read More »
  • Bears prepared to face much improved Gate City

    Bears prepared to face much improved Gate City

    Gate City made a splash throughout Southwest Virginia in week 1 with a 34-29 victory over Richlands at Ernie Hicks Stadium. Since then the Blue Devils (1-3, 0-2) have cooled down a bit. Coach Jeremy Houseright’s team took Abingdon down to the wire in week 2 but since have suffered two lopsided defeats. A 42-12 decision… Read More on Bears prepared to face much improved Gate City »Read More »
  • Wolfpack look to protect the Ridge against Generals

    Wolfpack look to protect the Ridge against Generals

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (4-0, 2-0 M7) VS.   Lee High Generals (0-3, 0-1 M7) When:  Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series is even 2-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Lee High 49-7 on September 21, 2018 in Ben Hur, Va.) To say that the debut season for first… Read More on Wolfpack look to protect the Ridge against Generals »Read More »
  • Wolfpack down Blue Devils 42-7

    Wolfpack down Blue Devils 42-7

    Most patrons who showed up at the Ridge on Friday night were expecting a closely contested game between Ridgeview and Gate City. The Blue Devils looked to grind it out on the ground, sustaining long drives and playing keep away from the high powered Ridgeview Wolfpack offense.  The strategy was all for naught, however as… Read More on Wolfpack down Blue Devils 42-7 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com’s Week 5 Game of the Week!

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  • Bears make statement, outlast Graham in a thriller to remain unbeaten

    Bears make statement, outlast Graham in a thriller to remain unbeaten

    As Koby Crist’s field goal attempt sailed through the uprights, a Bears roar was heard throughout Mitchell Stadium that sent the Union faithful and sidelines into a frenzy. They knew they had just done something special. Union was viewed as heavy underdogs coming in to Friday nights matchup against defending VHSL Class 2 state champion… Read More on Bears make statement, outlast Graham in a thriller to remain unbeaten »Read More »
  • Steele, Simmons help Mance reach 200 club

    Steele, Simmons help Mance reach 200 club

    PHOTO CREDIT – SWVAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM RICHLANDS, Va. — New quarterback Cade Simmons and birthday boy Logan Steele combined for four rushing touchdowns, helping coach Greg Mance win his 200th game at Richlands. That result looked shaky in the first quarter. Abingdon (2-2) opened the game with an 80-yard drive that ate up 8 minutes and 42… Read More on Steele, Simmons help Mance reach 200 club »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 4 Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 4 Top 10 Rankings

    1.Bluefield (6) 148 2. Pulaski County (7) 144 3. Graham (3) 136 4. Ridgeview 104 5. Radford 102 6. Union 78 7. Galax 53 8. Abingdon 47 9. Narrows 27 10. Patrick Henry 21 Also receiving votes: Chilhowie (9), George Wythe (7), Gate City (2), James Monroe (1), Wise Central (1)Read More »
  • Rebels, Raiders set to clash in Bradshaw

    Rebels, Raiders set to clash in Bradshaw

      Hurley (2-1) at River View, WV (1-3) In a Battle of the Rebels a week ago, Hurley drew the short end of the stick. Mark Palmer won his first game against Hurley at the Cliff last Friday as Patrick Henry cruised to a 40-20 victory over Austin Cooper’s Hurley squad. The Buchanan County version… Read More on Rebels, Raiders set to clash in Bradshaw »Read More »
  • Twin Valley, Northwood set for a battle of the Panthers

    Twin Valley, Northwood set for a battle of the Panthers

    Twin Valley (1-2) at Northwood (0-2) The amount of Panthers will be plentiful on Friday when Twin Valley travels from Oakwood to Saltville to take on Northwood.  Twin Valley looks to obtain its second win of the season after a 54-8 loss to Honaker last Friday night in Buchanan County. The loss to the Tigers… Read More on Twin Valley, Northwood set for a battle of the Panthers »Read More »
  • Bears set to rumble with G-Men

    Bears set to rumble with G-Men

      Saturday November 17, 2018. The Graham G-Men came in to Bullitt Park and ended any hopes of a state championship for the Union Bears and the overflow crowd that hoped to see their Bears advance to the Regional Final. The Bears offense was stymied in the contest, only producing points on a long touchdown… Read More on Bears set to rumble with G-Men »Read More »
  • Blue Devils look to turn up heat on the Ridge

    Blue Devils look to turn up heat on the Ridge

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (3-0) VS.   Gate City Blue Devils (1-2) When:  Friday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Gate City 35-7 on September 28, 2018 in Gate City, Va.) The intense grind that is the week in and week out competition… Read More on Blue Devils look to turn up heat on the Ridge »Read More »
  • Marion, John Battle set to renew series

    Marion, John Battle set to renew series

        PHOTO CREDIT – SWVAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM   Hurricane Stadium will be the setting this Friday for a contest between two teams that are both hungry for a win. The John Battle Trojans (1-2) will visit the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes(0-3) for a non-district match up. Although the schools are less than 40 miles apart, this will… Read More on Marion, John Battle set to renew series »Read More »
  • Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown

    Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown

    The town of Narrows will look like a ghost town Friday. Why you may ask? All of the Green Wave faithful will be at Stephen C. Ragsdale Field in Pearisburg. Narrows (3-0) will travel five miles up route 460 to face their arch rival, Giles (0-3). While the series is lopsided in Giles’ favor, this is always… Read More on Green Wave, Spartans prepare for Giles County Throwdown »Read More »
  • Adkins, Wolfpack run wild over Warriors

    Adkins, Wolfpack run wild over Warriors

    The much hyped Mountain 7 District showdown between Ridgeview and Wise Central turned into another scintillating episode of the Trenton Adkins show. Adkins scored all six of the Wolfpack’s touchdowns on Friday night and racked up another 366 yards on the ground in the process.  Through three contests, the junior has already broke the 1,000… Read More on Adkins, Wolfpack run wild over Warriors »Read More »
  • Titans throttle Huskies, set to host J.I. Burton

    Titans throttle Huskies, set to host J.I. Burton

    After suffering a tough loss last Friday against Holston, Twin Springs bounced back nicely with a 48-12 demolishing of North Greene. “We wanted to keep our foot on the gas.” Said Titan head coach Keith Warner. “These kids play hard, they fight for four quarters every Friday night.” The Titans defense has been stout for… Read More on Titans throttle Huskies, set to host J.I. Burton »Read More »
  • Union turns back Letcher, 42-20.

    Union turns back Letcher, 42-20.

    Patty Loveless and a variety of other artists sing about leaving Harlan alive, the Union Bears just wanted to leave Whitesburg with their unblemished record alive. It was a Friday the 13th for the books in the deep, dark hills of Eastern Kentucky as the onlookers witnessed plenty of heavy rain, an hour and a… Read More on Union turns back Letcher, 42-20. »Read More »
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  • Lester, Graham pull away late from Giles

    Lester, Graham pull away late from Giles

    Old Dominion University commit Devin Lester racked up over 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead Graham (2-1) to a 35-3 victory at Mitchell Stadium Friday night. Giles (0-3) threatened to score multiple times deep in the Graham territory, but the G-Men defense stiffened up when they needed to, giving the Spartans… Read More on Lester, Graham pull away late from Giles »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Top 10 Rankings

    1. Bluefield (21) 236 2. Graham 190 3. Abingdon (2) 177 4. Pulaski County (1) 177 5. Ridgeview 146 6. Radford 122 7. Union 107 8. Galax 59 9. Chilhowie 43 10. Patrick Henry 31 Also receiving votes: Gate City (24), Tazewell (10), Narrows (7), George Wythe (3), Richlands (2)Read More »
  • Tazewell to Host Mount View for Early Homecoming

    Tazewell to Host Mount View for Early Homecoming

    For the first time ever, the Mount View Golden Knights will make the winding trip over the mountain to take on the Tazewell Bulldogs. In a rare early Homecoming game, the Bulldogs will play their first home game of the season against their McDowell County counterparts. Tazewell (1-1) is coming into the game fresh off… Read More on Tazewell to Host Mount View for Early Homecoming »Read More »
  • Narrows, Chilhowie set for Battle of 1A Powers

    Narrows, Chilhowie set for Battle of 1A Powers

    The Narrows Green Wave has been lights out this season. In fact, the Green Wave has yet to allow a point. In week one, they shut out Auburn 14-0. In week two, they blanked the Northwood Panthers 37-0. Kelly Lowe has his squad off to a big start in 2019. Chase Blaker and Chad Blaker… Read More on Narrows, Chilhowie set for Battle of 1A Powers »Read More »
  • Titans set to travel to North Greene, looking for second win of the season

    Titans set to travel to North Greene, looking for second win of the season

    After the first two weeks of the season, the Twin Springs Titans are holding a 1-1 record. After a 30-14 romp of the Northwood Panthers during week one, the Titans found themselves on the wrong end of a 43-6 defeat last Friday at the hands of the Holston Cavaliers. The Titans only trailed 12-6 at… Read More on Titans set to travel to North Greene, looking for second win of the season »Read More »
  • Bears Looking to Continue Dominance Over Cougars

    Bears Looking to Continue Dominance Over Cougars

    Coming off of 26-3 victory over Richlands last Friday night, the Union Bears set their sights on a trip to Whitesburg to sqaure off against the Letcher County Central Cougars. The Cougars sport a 2-1 overall record with victories over Bourbon County, KY and most recently, Estill County, KY. The lone blemish on their record… Read More on Bears Looking to Continue Dominance Over Cougars »Read More »
  • G-Men, Spartans set for Battle at Mitchell Stadium

    G-Men, Spartans set for Battle at Mitchell Stadium

    In week three of VHSL football, the Graham G-men (1-1) will host the Giles Spartans (0-2) at Mitchell Stadium. While Graham’s biggest non-district rivalry will always be Bluefield, and Giles’ will be Narrows, the G-Men and Spartans have turned into a good match-up in recent years. Before 2013, the two schools only played each other four times, splitting… Read More on G-Men, Spartans set for Battle at Mitchell Stadium »Read More »
  • Patrick Henry Visits The Cliff In a Clash of the Rebels

    Patrick Henry Visits The Cliff In a Clash of the Rebels

    Patrick Henry (2-0) at Hurley (2-0)   The Battle of the Rebels is set to take place at Smiley Ratliff Field in Hurley on Friday.  The matchup features a pair of unbeatens as Mark Palmer’s Patrick Henry Rebels will make the 66-mile trip to the Cliff to do battle with Austin Cooper’s Hurley Rebels. The… Read More on Patrick Henry Visits The Cliff In a Clash of the Rebels »Read More »
  • Twin Valley Hosts Honaker in BDD Matchup

    Twin Valley Hosts Honaker in BDD Matchup

    Honaker (1-1) at Twin Valley (1-1) The Honaker Tigers look to get back into the win column this week as they travel to Oakwood to take on Black Diamond District foe Twin Valley.  Doug Hubbard’s squad fell a week ago to the Castlewood Blue Devils in a 26-24 contest that gave Castlewood head coach Chris… Read More on Twin Valley Hosts Honaker in BDD Matchup »Read More »
  • Ridgeview, Wise Central set for Mountain 7 showdown

    Ridgeview, Wise Central set for Mountain 7 showdown

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (2-0) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (2-0) When:  Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  Tommy McAmis Field, Norton, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 3-2 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 49-14 on November 9, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.)     Two high octane offenses will take the field Friday night at… Read More on Ridgeview, Wise Central set for Mountain 7 showdown »Read More »
  • Holston to visit John Battle in a Washington County Showdown

    Holston to visit John Battle in a Washington County Showdown

    The John Battle Trojans (1-1) will host the Holston Cavaliers (2-0 ) on Battle Hill this week in a non district matchup. This Washington County rivalry has been historically dominated by the Trojans who lead the overall series 24-5-0. Last year the Cavs returned two kickoffs for touchdown in an effort to upset the Trojans,… Read More on Holston to visit John Battle in a Washington County Showdown »Read More »
  • Wolfpack maul Wildcats 63-32

    Wolfpack maul Wildcats 63-32

    In the season opening win against the J. I. Burton Raiders, Ridgeview running back Trenton Adkins scored 5 TD’s. Adkins would do one better in game two, scoring six times and racking up another 295 yards on the ground.  The Ridgeview Wolfpack defeated Shelby Valley from the Bluegrass State 63-32 in convincing fashion on Friday… Read More on Wolfpack maul Wildcats 63-32 »Read More »
  • Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Player of the Week

    Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Player of the Week

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/12/2019 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Game of the Week!

    With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Vote for CoalfieldSports.com ‘Week 3’ Game of the Week! **This poll will close on Thursday… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 3 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Christiansburg Ends Losing Streak to Giles

    Christiansburg Ends Losing Streak to Giles

    After being shutout to Blacksburg in their season opener, the Giles Spartans (0-2) fell to their second Montgomery County opponent of the season, the Christiansburg Blue Demons. The Blue Demons not only ended the six-year losing streak to the Spartans but they also will start out the season with a 2-0 record for the first… Read More on Christiansburg Ends Losing Streak to Giles »Read More »
  • Trojans Hold Off Bearcats to Break Streak

    Trojans Hold Off Bearcats to Break Streak

    In a game filled with turnovers, penalties, and some anxiety at the end, the John Battle Trojans held off the Virginia High Bearcats Friday night to win against their arch rival for the first time in five years. The win also gave new head coach Bradley Ricker his first victory at the helm of John Battle.… Read More on Trojans Hold Off Bearcats to Break Streak »Read More »
  • Bears Use Old School Ground and Pound to Run by Blue Tornado

    Bears Use Old School Ground and Pound to Run by Blue Tornado

    On a night where the 1994 Appalachia Bulldogs state championship team was honored at halftime, it was Travis Turners Union Bears who had the crowd reminiscing about the grit and grind rushing attack from the days at Riggs Stadium. “We done a lot of things very similar to that 94 team,” noted Coach Turner. “We… Read More on Bears Use Old School Ground and Pound to Run by Blue Tornado »Read More »
  • Richlands travels to Bullitt Park to take on Union

    Richlands travels to Bullitt Park to take on Union

        Richlands (0-1) vs. Union 1-0   This one has been a thriller since inception.   The average margin of victory in the series is 3.2 points.   The line at Bullitt Park will be long. The seats will be at capacity.   It is just another Richlands and Union matchup.   The heroes… Read More on Richlands travels to Bullitt Park to take on Union »Read More »
  • Abingdon Falcons Hit the Road to Take on New Look Gate City Blue Devils

    Abingdon Falcons Hit the Road to Take on New Look Gate City Blue Devils

    The Abingdon Falcons take their show on the road to Scott County to this Friday to take on the Gate City Blue Devils. Gate City looks to build off their upset win over Richlands last week, while the Falcons look to pick up where they left off in their 45-14 week one win over John… Read More on Abingdon Falcons Hit the Road to Take on New Look Gate City Blue Devils »Read More »
  • G-Men to Host Bulldogs for the 99th Time

    G-Men to Host Bulldogs for the 99th Time

      The Graham G-Men, the defending AA state champions, will play host to the resurgent Tazewell Bulldogs tonight in one of the area”s oldest rivalries. Graham is coming off a 41-27 loss to rival Bluefield in a packed house at Mitchell Stadium. The G-Men were led by their senior quarterback Devin Lester. The do-it-all Old… Read More on G-Men to Host Bulldogs for the 99th Time »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 Rankings for Week 2

    CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 Rankings for Week 2

        1. Bluefield (20) 225 2. Abingdon (2) 162 3. Graham 149 4. Radford 146 4. Ridgeview 146 6. Pulaski County (1) 106 7. Union 102 8. Galax 62 9. Chilhowie 49 10. Tazewell 38 Also recieving votes: Patrick Henry (37), Gate City (23), Richlands (10), George Wythe (3), Marion (3), Honaker (2), Narrows… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 Rankings for Week 2 »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Wildcats Set to Meet for Third Time on Gridiron

    Wolfpack, Wildcats Set to Meet for Third Time on Gridiron

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (1-0) VS.   Shelby Valley Wildcats (2-0) When:  Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-0 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Shelby Valley 49-0 on August 31, 2018 in Rose Ridge, Va.) After an impressive 40-13 defeat of a strong Class 1 opponent in J.… Read More on Wolfpack, Wildcats Set to Meet for Third Time on Gridiron »Read More »
  • Hurley, Twin Valley & Grundy to Face Familiar Opponents in Week 2

    Hurley, Twin Valley & Grundy to Face Familiar Opponents in Week 2

    Rye Cove (1-0) at Hurley (1-0) Both teams are coming off wins over out of state opponents leading into Friday’s matchup at the Cliff. Rye Cove is coming off its first opening week victory since a 72-62 win over Holston back in 2014. However, the Eagles did not have to work hard for its first… Read More on Hurley, Twin Valley & Grundy to Face Familiar Opponents in Week 2 »Read More »
  • Spartans Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Demons

    Spartans Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Demons

    After falling to 4A Blacksburg 24-0 in their season opener at home, Giles (0-1) hopes to get in the win column in week two. The Spartans will travel across the Montgomery County line to Evans King Field to take on the Christiansburg Blue Demons on their new turf field. Christiansburg (1-0) was victorious in their… Read More on Spartans Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Demons »Read More »
  • Thursday night football in Lebanon

    Thursday night football in Lebanon

                    The Lebanon Pioneers host the Wise Central Warriors on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Both teams are dealing with a short week of preparation as it’s been coupled with the Labor Day holiday. The game was rescheduled due to Russell County Schools observing Fair Day on Friday. Coach… Read More on Thursday night football in Lebanon »Read More »
  • Trojans v.s. Bearcats in City/County Bowl

    Trojans v.s. Bearcats in City/County Bowl

     Cunningham scores last year against the Bearcats For years, one of the most storied rivalries in Bristol has been Virginia High versus John Battle. The first meeting was in 1963 and they have played each other 57 times with Virginia High dominating the series. John Battle has not won in the series since 2013. This… Read More on Trojans v.s. Bearcats in City/County Bowl »Read More »
  • Wolfpack open season with win over Raiders, Adkins scores 5 TD’s

    Wolfpack open season with win over Raiders, Adkins scores 5 TD’s

    Lawson-Fitchko Stadium in downtown Norton was the site of Southwest Virginia’s opening football contest of 2019.  The venerable stadium was also the host of one of Southwest Virginia’s finest single performances in recent memory.  Trenton Adkins of the Ridgeview Wolfpack rushed for 357 yards and 5 TD’s on the night in a 40-13 convincing victory… Read More on Wolfpack open season with win over Raiders, Adkins scores 5 TD’s »Read More »
  • Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14

    Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14

    EMORY, Va. — After losing a substantial amount of production to graduation, most Bearcat fans knew the 2019 campaign had the potential to start on shaky ground.  Few expected the onslaught that Tazewell unleashed Friday night. After the Bristol Pirates clinched their first playoff berth in 17 years, it was announced that the game would… Read More on Tazewell Humbles Virginia High 55-14 »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Game of the Week!

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Abingdon at Gate City: The reigning Mountain 7… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 2 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Player of the Week

    Vote For CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Player of the Week

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winner will be announced on Friday. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/05/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14

    Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14

    The Abingdon Falcons reminded everyone Friday night why they are the defending Mountain 7 District champions. In the first game of the season the Falcons welcomed the John Battle Trojans to Falcon Stadium. Abingdon picked up right where they left off last year, picking up 12 first downs and playing solid defense on there way… Read More on Abingdon Flexes Muscle Against John Battle; Wins 45-14 »Read More »
  • Giles Falls to Blacksburg in Season Opener

    Giles Falls to Blacksburg in Season Opener

    The sound of cowbells ringing and a train horn blaring indicated one thing in Pearisburg on Friday night; high school football had returned. The Giles Spartans welcomed the Blacksburg Bruins across the county line for their traditional season opener. And for Blacksburg, the trip back across Brush Mountain on Friday night was a pleasing one.… Read More on Giles Falls to Blacksburg in Season Opener »Read More »
  • The thing about sports and life in general that make it so great is the unpredictability.

    The thing about sports and life in general that make it so great is the unpredictability.

    Unpredictability – noun, the inability to be predicted, changeability. In my 32 years of travel on this earth, the not knowing of the outcome has always kept me on my toes and made me wary of things that were deemed “certain.” Sometimes it’s something as small as a gas station hot dog. Most of the… Read More on The thing about sports and life in general that make it so great is the unpredictability. »Read More »
  • Coal Bowl IX:  Honaker Tigers at Lebanon Pioneers

    Coal Bowl IX: Honaker Tigers at Lebanon Pioneers

      It’s that wonderful time of the year when football returns to Harry Stuart Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm in Lebanon, as the season will begin  with Coal Bowl IX. Coach Michael Webb and his Pioneers will play host to Coach Doug Hubbard’s Honaker Tigers. Lebanon fans have declared this game to be… Read More on Coal Bowl IX: Honaker Tigers at Lebanon Pioneers »Read More »
  • Giles looks to improve in 2019; hosts Blacksburg in season opener

    Giles looks to improve in 2019; hosts Blacksburg in season opener

    The 2018 season for the Spartans is one that many would like to forget. The single-wingers were faced with many adversities early in the season, including losing multiple starters to serious injuries. With a very tough schedule consisting of 4A powerhouse Blacksburg, the defending 2A champions Graham, and Three Rivers District forces Radford and Glenvar, the Spartans… Read More on Giles looks to improve in 2019; hosts Blacksburg in season opener »Read More »
  • 2019 Richlands football preview

    2019 Richlands football preview

    Can you smell it? The air is getting crisp — for the moment. Fall is almost here. The grass is getting clipped and lines are being painted (well, maybe not at Ernie Hicks Stadium). It’s football season. 2018 was a bounce-back year for the Blues, turning out an 8-5 record and a berth in the… Read More on 2019 Richlands football preview »Read More »
  • Buchanan County trio set for Friday’s kickoff

    Buchanan County trio set for Friday’s kickoff

    Grundy at Twin Valley   In 2014, Twin Valley went to Nelson Memorial Field and handed Grundy a 28-0 loss. It is the only win for the Panthers in the 13 meetings that date back to 2001. The head coach for Grundy on that night in 2014 is now the headman in Oakwood. Jeremy Ward… Read More on Buchanan County trio set for Friday’s kickoff »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Preseason District Predictions

    CoalfieldSports.com Preseason District Predictions

    For the second straight season the staff here at CoalfieldSports.com voted on how we think each district will shake out. The votes were anonymous and compiled accordingly. Check out the results below! Southwest District 1. Graham (7) 2. Richlands (3) 3. Tazewell 4. Virginia High 5. Marion 6. Lebanon Mountain 7 District 1. Abingdon (7)… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Preseason District Predictions »Read More »
  • Wolfpack, Raiders set to kickoff season in SWVA

    Wolfpack, Raiders set to kickoff season in SWVA

    Ridgeview Wolfpack (0-0) VS.   J. I. Burton Raiders (0-0) When:  Thursday, August 29, 7:30 pm Where:  Lawson-Fitchko Stadium, Norton, Va. Series all time:  First meeting The high school football season will kick off in style on Thursday evening in picturesque downtown Norton, Virginia as the Ridgeview Wolfpack and J. I. Burton Raiders are set to… Read More on Wolfpack, Raiders set to kickoff season in SWVA »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Preseason Top 10 Rankings

    CoalfieldSports.com Preseason Top 10 Rankings

    The CoalfieldSports.com Top 10 is voted on by members of SWVASports.com. 1. Bluefield (22) 272 2. Graham (8) 250 3. Ridgeview 163 4. Abingdon 162 5. Radford (1) 147 6. Richlands 131 7. Union 128 8. Pulaski County 75 9. Galax 63 10. Chilhowie 46 Also receiving votes: Patrick Henry (43), George Wythe (16), Tazewell… Read More on CoalfieldSports.com Preseason Top 10 Rankings »Read More »
  • Wolfpack look to continue upward trend in 2019

    Wolfpack look to continue upward trend in 2019

      In the short four year history of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football program, there have been some ups and some downs.  The 2018 season would classify as a trend in the upward direction.  Ridgeview had its most successful season to date, finishing with a 10-2 record and runner up in the highly competitive Mountain 7… Read More on Wolfpack look to continue upward trend in 2019 »Read More »
  • Abingdon Falcons v/s John Battle Trojans

    Abingdon Falcons v/s John Battle Trojans

    Football in Southwest Virginia is full of great rivalries. This opening Friday night one of those long-time rivalries will continue when the Abingdon Falcons and the John Battle Trojans square off at Falcon Stadium in Abingdon, Virginia at 7:00 PM.  Abingdon and John Battle have faced 60 times with Abingdon owning the series 42-16-1. As… Read More on Abingdon Falcons v/s John Battle Trojans »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Game of the Week!

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! With so many great games each week to choose from, we’re going to need your help in selecting the Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week! So while you’re here, scroll to the bottom to cast your vote for week one! Graham at Bluefield: There’s not much that… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 1 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Ricker, Trojans ready for another playoff run.

    Ricker, Trojans ready for another playoff run.

    It’s football time on Battle Hill. After another season culminating with a trip to the post-season, the Trojans will enter 2019 trying to make it four in a row; this time under new head coach Bradley Ricker. Previous head coach Brit Stone led the Trojans to three straight playoff appearances. Coach Ricker has no intention… Read More on Ricker, Trojans ready for another playoff run. »Read More »
  • 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?

      [socialpoll id=”2527278″] [socialpoll id=”2527276″] [socialpoll id=”2527279″] [socialpoll id=”2527274″] [socialpoll id=”2527442″] [socialpoll id=”2527448″] [socialpoll id=”2527450″]  Read More »
  • 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 »

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