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 seasons. We caught up with a local legend who was in Foxboro when this run began.… Read the rest
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Wolfpack set to host Trojans on Senior Night

Ridgeview Wolfpack (6-0, 4-0 M7) VS. John Battle Trojans (3-3, 1-1 M7) When:  Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Ridgeview leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated John Battle 24-7 on October 13, 2017 in Bristol, Va.) As the 2018 regular season winds down, some teams are looking to capture the top seed going into the postseason and some teams are looking just to play in the postseason at all. … Read the rest
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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, WR/DB Jakob Cole. RICHLANDS, Va., —Things in Richlands last football season were different. There were no district titles that the town has grown accustomed to.… Read the rest
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Bears, Bearcats show flashes of potential in benefit game

Leave it to the Union Bears to make a benefit game dramatic. The Bears traveled to Bristol to take on the Virginia High Bearcats for a scrimmage, their last preseason test before opening the season against John I. Burton on Aug. 23rd. While the game does not count towards your record, it came down to a last second Union stop for the Bears to prevail, 24-20. Coach Travis Turner used the scrimmage as valuable live game preparation for his team.… Read the rest
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Hubbard, Tigers look for big improvements in 2018

Honaker Tigers Black Diamond District, Region D Head Coach: Doug Hubbard (36thseason, 220-164-1) 2017 results: 3-7 (1-2 BDD) Key losses: QB Hartley Hilton, LB Bryce Dye, LB Ethan Farmer Key returners: RB Trevor Dye, WR/DB Chandler Hubbard, OL/DL Zach Hess, WR Chase Miller, DL Cameron Fry   In 2017, the Honaker Tigers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009. 2017 also marked the second consecutive season that the Tigers only won three games.… Read the rest
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Fiser and Golden Wave ready to defend BDD title

Grundy Golden Wave Black Diamond District, Region D Head Coach: Craig Plymal (3rd season, 14-8 overall) 2017 results: 7-4 (3-0 BDD) Key losses: RB/LB Jacob McNutt, C Jacob McCoy, WR Cole Street and DB Jordan Hardin. Key returnees: RB/DB/KR Gabe Fiser, QB Derrick Endicott, LG Tristan Justus, DT Matt McCowan, K Sage Keen     After two consecutive 7-4 seasons that resulted in an exit in the first round of the playoffs, the Grundy Golden Wave look to improve upon their previous record and win their first playoff game since 2010.… Read the rest
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