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  • Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

    Coalfield Sports Playoff Polls, who wins?

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0

    Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0

    Graham and Richlands have played football since 1926. Thursday night’s 45-0 win over the Blues was the largest win ever in the series for the G-Men. The previous margin? Graham 30, Richlands 0 way back on Oct. 7, 1932. Let that sink in. Graham could do no wrong. Richlands could do no right. It all… Read More on Graham blanks Richlands, 45-0 »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney

    CoalfieldSports.com Week 8 DPOTW: Richlands’ Sean Toney

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

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

    The mood tonight inside Mitchell Stadium will be a mixed bag. On one hand, you have the marquee game of Tazewell County, as well as the Southwest District. On, the other, you have a team in Blue who will have heavy hearts following the death of one of their classmates earlier this week. The Blues… Read More on Blues, G-Men set for matchup of Southwest District powers »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9

    CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9

    This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the fans select THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast will pick the five contests and be joined by… Read More on CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 9 »Read More »
  • Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion

    Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion

    For the first twenty-four minutes on Friday night, this game could have been considered a touch boring. But the fans in blue had more to cheer about in the second half, as Richlands (4-3) pulled away to take a 30-6 win over Marion (3-4). The Blues, wearing their blue helmets for the first time this… Read More on Richlands surges in second half, blows past Marion »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Game of the Week!

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

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast. Co-Hosts Ryan Dye and Brady Hess will keep a running total of their picks along with a collective total of the weekly guest picker! With so many… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 9 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms

    Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms

    It hasn’t been easy for the Marion Scarlett Hurricane against the Richlands Blue Tornado. In a series that dates back to 1930, Richlands holds a decisive edge in the series. How decisive? Richlands is 41-17-1 all time against its Smyth County neighbors. That’s good for a .703 winning percentage. Marion has won only twice in the… Read More on Blues, Hurricane set for Battle of the Storms »Read More »
  • Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl

    Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl

    It was a “Sweet Sixteen” party for the Richlands Blue Tornado as they cruised past county rival Tazewell for the 16th straight time Friday night in the annual Backyard Brawl. Richlands (3-3) used a pounding run game on their way to a third consecutive shutout against Tazewell (2-4) on a Friday night Pink Out game.… Read More on Richlands runs through Tazewell in Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl

    Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl

    The stage is set for Tazewell County’s biggest rivalry. Greg Mance. J’Me Harris. Race Moir. Chancellor Harris. Kelly green. Navy blue. Ernie Hicks Stadium is where two teams are set to take blows for the James C. Ramey Trophy in the CoalfieldSports.com Game of the Week. The Tazewell Bulldogs (2-3) will make the short trek… Read More on Richlands, Tazewell set for 94th Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7

    CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7

    This season, the folks at Coalfield Sports are picking five of the most intriguing matchups in the area to be the games of the week before you the fans select THE game of the week. Each week, Ryan and Brady, the hosts of the SWVASports Podcast will pick the five contests and be joined by… Read More on CoalfieldSports PickEm: Week 7 »Read More »
  • Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl

    Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl

    It’s always those specific things that let you down the most.  That job you knew you had in the bag. The girl you thought would be there forever. The people who leave your life too early. Or that game you should have won easily. The first three scenarios have happened to me more times than… Read More on Football, Heartbreak and the Backyard Brawl »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 Game of the Week!

    Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 Game of the Week!

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season, we will select five games each week for our weekly pick’em segment on the SWVA Sports Podcast. Co-Hosts Ryan Dye and Brady Hess will keep a running total of their picks along with a collective total of the weekly guest picker! With so many… Read More on Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 7 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Week 5 OPOW: Richlands’ Taylor Horn

    Coalfield Sports Week 5 OPOW: Richlands’ Taylor Horn

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

    Blues, Beavers set to battle in clash of regional titans

       vs.   In one of the marquee matchups in the Coalfields, the Beavers of Bluefield will travel to Ernie Hicks Stadium to take on the Richlands Blue Tornado on Friday night. These two teams are no stranger to success. Richlands has enjoyed a run a winning seasons and deep postseason runs that spanned over… Read More on Blues, Beavers set to battle in clash of regional titans »Read More »
  • Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers

    Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers

    It was a performance to remember in Vinton, Va. on Friday night for Taylor Horn. Richlands’ leading receiver returned from a dislocated elbow in the week two matchup with Union to help lead the Blue Tornado past the William Byrd Terriers. Byrd — which honored the life and memory of a fallen classmate before the… Read More on Moir and Horn hard to handle in Blues win over Terriers »Read More »
  • Vote for CoalfieldSports.com Week 5 Players of the Week!

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

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Offensive & Defensive Players Of The Week! Winners will be announced on Thursday’s episode of the SWVA Sports Podcast. *Poll will close at 11:59 p.m. 09/26/2018 **Only one vote per person will be counted!    Read More »
  • Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers

    Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers

    Tonight, the Richlands Blue Tornado (1-2) look to end their two game losing skid as they travel to Vinton to take on the undefeated William Byrd Terriers (4-0) at Robert A. Patterson Stadium. The Blues are coming off a 49-17 loss at the hands of the Blacksburg Bruins last week. Due to Hurricane Florence threatening,… Read More on Tornado travels 151 miles for battle with Terriers »Read More »
  • Resilient third quarter not enough as Bruins blow past Blues

    Resilient third quarter not enough as Bruins blow past Blues

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

    Tornado, Bruins set for battle before Hurricane Florence

    The Richlands Blue Tornado (1-1) and the Blacksburg Bruins (3-0) like many teams in the area pushed their game back to Thursday in efforts to get the game in before Hurricane Florence pours down on the region. However, in the case of the Tornado and the Bruins, there was another variable added to the mix.… Read More on Tornado, Bruins set for battle before Hurricane Florence »Read More »
  • Bears hold on to defeat Blues, 42-28

    Bears hold on to defeat Blues, 42-28

    A score can be deceiving. The scoreboard at Ernie Hicks Stadium read 42-28 when the dust settled. However, the game was far from a blowout. The Tornado drove down the field looking to tie the game. However, Bryce Guerrant snagged an errant pass from Richlands quarterback Race Moir and returned it 18 yards for the… Read More on Bears hold on to defeat Blues, 42-28 »Read More »
  • Coalfield Sports Pick Em: Week 2

    Coalfield Sports Pick Em: Week 2

    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 Coalfield Sports Pick Em: Week 2 »Read More »
  • Richlands, Union has became SWVA’s Annual Game to Watch

    Richlands, Union has became SWVA’s Annual Game to Watch

      No close-proximity tension. No county connection. The two teams aren’t even in the same conference. However, Richlands and Union has become one of, if not the biggest rivalry in southwest Virginia. . Since Union High School opened, the teams have met eight times. Seven times in the regular season with a lone playoff encounter… Read More on Richlands, Union has became SWVA’s Annual Game to Watch »Read More »
  • Union, Richlands ready for latest chapter in rivalry

    Union, Richlands ready for latest chapter in rivalry

    Week Two: Union Bears (1-0) at Richlands Blue Tornado (1-0) at Last meeting: 2017: Regular season: Union def. Richlands 16-7 Playoffs: Union def. Richlands 13-10 Overall series: Union leads 5-3 Another chapter in the Bears-Blue Tornado series unfolds this Friday in what has become Southwest Virginia’s most exciting rivalry. The 2A powerhouses are always near… Read More on Union, Richlands ready for latest chapter in rivalry »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 2 Game of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 2 Game of the Week!

    Welcome to Coalfield Sports’ Game of the Week Poll! Throughout the season we will be selecting 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… Read More on Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 2 Game of the Week! »Read More »
  • Navy the dominate shade in the 2018 Battle of the Blues

    Navy the dominate shade in the 2018 Battle of the Blues

    A football game was played Friday night at Legion Field in Gate City, Va. At times, it seemed as if only one team was out there. The Richlands Blue Tornado used a resurgent offensive performance and a strong defensive performance to cruise past the Gate City Blue Devils 42-7. In front of a subpar crowd… Read More on Navy the dominate shade in the 2018 Battle of the Blues »Read More »
  • Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 1 Players of the Week!

    Vote for Coalfield Sports’ Week 1 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.  Read More »
  • Richlands travels to Gate City for Battle of the Blues

    Richlands travels to Gate City for Battle of the Blues

    I can remember being a wide-eyed freshman marching into Legion Field in 2004. It was hot and it was unfamiliar. I had never been to Gate City prior to that night. However, it was a night that changed my opinion on high school football forever. Fans packed the concrete bleachers. Fans were lined double-file all… Read More on Richlands travels to Gate City for Battle of the Blues »Read More »
  • Mance, Blues look to return to winning ways in 2018

    Mance, Blues look to return to winning ways in 2018

    Richlands Blue Tornado Southwest District, Region D Head Coach: Greg Mance (22ndseason, 191-68). 2017 results: 4-7 (3-2 SWD) Key losses: RB/LB Seth Johnson, RB/DT Greg Griffith, OL/DL Logan McGlothlin, WR/DB Daniel Brown, OL/DL Jason Medley Key returners: QB/LB Race Moir, RB/LB Trey Brown, WR/DB Taylor Horn, P/K Levi Forrest, TE/LB Dylan Atkins, WR/LB Ian Wade,… Read More on Mance, Blues look to return to winning ways in 2018 »Read More »
  • Preseason Poll: Southwest District

    Preseason Poll: Southwest District

    Welcome back to the sixth installment of our preseason poll series. If you haven’t seen the previous entries, you can check them out here: Mountain 7, Black Diamond, River Ridge, Cumberland, and Mountain Empire. Today we hit the Southwest District, Richlands won or shared the district crown for over a decade, but Abingdon a few… Read More on Preseason Poll: Southwest District »Read More »
  • Musings from jamboree at Ernie

    Musings from jamboree at Ernie

    There was a familiar scene at Ernie Hicks Stadium in Richlands on Friday night. Pads were popping, fans were cheering, you could smell the Lions Club concession stand. That can only mean one thing: football is back in The ‘Lands. The Blues hosted former Southwest District foe Abingdon, as well as Kentucky powerhouse Belfry in… Read More on Musings from jamboree at Ernie »Read More »

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