Tags: Bill Belichick football Mike Compton Mountaineers New England Patriots Rams Richlands sport Super Bowl SWVA Tom Brady UVa Wise West Virginia World championship
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
Tags: Blue Tornado Coalfield Sports M7 playoffs Region D Richlands Ridgeview SWD SWVA VHSL Wolfpack
Class 2, Region D Semifinal
Ridgeview Wolfpack (10-1)
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 powers will finally meet on the gridiron on Saturday. One of those is a program on the rise in the Ridgeview Wolfpack. … Read the rest
Tags: Blue Tornado Bulldogs Chancellor Harris Greg Mance J'Me Harris Mike Jones Race Moir Richlands SWD Taylor Horn Tazewell VHSL
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 down 460 West to battle it out with their archrival Richlands Blue Tornado (2-3).
Richlands is coming off a loss to arguably the best football team in West Virginia.… Read the rest
Tags: Backyard Brawl Greg Mance J'Me Harris Richlands Tazewell
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 I would be proud to count. However, it was the last of the four that prepared me for future heartbreak and more.… Read the rest
Tags: Player of the Week 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 of seconds left on the clock in the first half against Union, Horn went up to break up a Bailey Turner pass.… Read the rest
Tags: Bluefield Fred Simon Greg Mance Richlands
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 a decade.
Bluefield is a WVSSAC AA stalwart, winning nine state titles in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.… Read the rest
Tags: Greg Mance Jeff Highfill Richlands William Byrd
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, the game was moved up to Thursday and even had a change of venue. The newly installed turf at Evans King Field in Christiansburg held host to the Tornado and the Bruins.… Read the rest
Tags: Blacksburg Blue Tornado Bruins Grant Johnston Race Moir Richlands Tiquest Terry
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 Terry were too much for the Blue Tornado.
In a game with no atmosphere (being played at Christiansburg instead of Blacksburg), the Blues came out flat.… Read the rest
Tags: Blacksburg Cole Epperley Eddie Sloss Greg Mance Levi Forrest Race Moir Richlands Tiquest Terry
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.
Thursday’s game was moved from Blacksburg’s Bill Brown Stadium to Christiansburg’s newly installed artificial turf at Evans Kings Stadium at Christiansburg High School.… Read the rest
Tags: Region D Richlands SWVA football Union Bears
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 game sealing touchdown.
While this game broke the tradition of the game being decided by six points or less, there was no shortage of excitement.… Read the rest