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 class 1 championship game.  The Warriors will get a second chance to conquer the quest after a 28-7 victory over the Galax Maroon Tide on Saturday.… Read the rest
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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.” The Wolfpack did not take long to get off to an explosive start.  On the third play from scrimmage, Trenton Adkins raced 42 yards to the house. … Read the rest
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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 Friday night, one thing is already set in stone before the Ridgeview Wolfpack and Wise Central Warriors face off. … Read the rest
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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 behind to defeat the Devils by the tally of 22-21 in an overtime thriller at Central Warrior Stadium on Thursday night.… Read the rest
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Panthers defeat East Ridge on homecoming

The next several weeks are very crucial for the Twin Valley Panthers in their chase for a spot in the Class 1, Region D playoffs.  Coming into this past Friday’s interstate matchup with the East Ridge Warriors, the Panthers were on the outside looking in.  48 minutes of football later, the Panthers achieved a critical win on homecoming night over there 2A opponents by a final score of 48-28. It did not take long for the Panthers to get the action started as only three minuted into the contest, Brandon Lester took the pigskin in from five yards out. … Read the rest
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Wolfpack maul Warriors, epic showdown with Bears awaits

A capacity crowd was on hand to watch Ridgeview vs. Central (photo by David Moore) What promised to be yet another showdown between bitter arch rivals, turned into a no doubter before a half of play had concluded.  The Ridgeview Wolfpack had no problem with the Warriors from Wise County Central, trouncing them by a final tally of 54-0. The win for the Wolfpack, along with the Union Bears triumph over Letcher County Central, sets up a battle for the ages atop Rose Ridge next Friday night. … Read the rest
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Wolfpack, Warriors set for annual rivalry showdown

Ridgeview Wolfpack (2-0) VS.   Wise Central Warriors (1-0) When:  Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Wise Central leads 2-1 (Last meeting Ridgeview defeated Wise Central 35-12 on September 8, 2017 in Norton, Va.) The Ridgeview Wolfpack take the field against Grundy (August 24, 2018 by Tonya Sterling Grant) Since the inception of Ridgeview High School, one of the most looked forward to games on any of the Pack’s schedule is with Wise Central. … Read the rest
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Warriors travel to Rose Ridge in much anticipated Benefit contest

  Ridgeview Wolfpack VS. Chilhowie Warriors VHSL Benefit Game, Friday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.   With a bevy of benefit games on the docket this week, perhaps the most anticipated of those will occur Friday night on Rose Ridge. The marquee features the defending 1A state runner up, Chilhowie Warriors and the Ridgeview Wolfpack. The Wolfpack received much attention in the preseason with a two-headed monster in the backfield with sophomore Trenton Adkins and senior Matthew Sexton.… Read the rest
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