Category Archives: Holston


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 way for the Rebels. Hurley gained 378 yards on the ground in the loss, which accounted for all of its total offense.… Read the rest

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, but the end result was no different. Dylan Cunningham scored three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 37-20 win in a long game that was delayed two hours by a lightning storm.… Read the rest

2018 All-CoalfieldSports Team Announced

The inaugural football coverage season has come to a close. With the end of the season comes postseason awards— 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. After a list of nominees was finalized, the staff voted on who made each team.… Read the rest

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 Cavaliers who came up short. In a game that saw the muddy conditions play a major part, the John I.… Read the rest

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 and playoff appearance since 2013. The Cavs capitalized on that opportunity, winning a 52-36 battle of two very good teams.… Read the rest

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 the playoff opener after winning eight straight games after starting the season 0-2. Holston comes to Norton looking to make the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.… Read the rest

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 guest each week.   Now that it is playoff time, there is a twist.   Ryan and Brady will still be joined by a guest picker and a trivia question winner throughout the playoffs.… Read the rest

Narrows, Morgan runs wild in victory over Holston

Narrows (4-1) made an impressive run last season after their only regular season loss. Many wondered if they would be able to do the same after suffering their first loss two weeks ago. Narrows running back Matthew Morgan ended whatever doubt the Green Wave faithful had, as he rushed for 195 yards with three touchdowns. Narrows celebrated their homecoming night with a 34-14 victory over a much improved Holston squad. Last year, Narrows defeated Holston 56-0.… Read the rest

CoalfieldSports Pick Em: Week 6

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 a special guest each week. So far, the records are as follows: Ryan: 20-5 Brady: 21-3 Guest: 20-5 (Eugene Hilton: 3-2, Lloyd Combs: 5-0, Rick Baker 4-1, Casey Goetz 3-2, Anthony Stevens 5-0) Anthony Stevens was only the second guest to have a perfect 5-0 slate.… Read the rest

Narrows looks to bounce back against Holston

In their 2017 season, the Green Wave won six straight games after falling to county rival Giles. The run was good enough to clinch the number one seed in region 1C. This season they plan on doing the same after falling to Giles in a hard fought battle in week four. Narrows will host the Cavaliers of Holston on homecoming.   Narrows (3-1) is expected to win their remaining games, but Holston (4-1) plans to avenge the 56-0 loss they suffered to the Green Wave last season in Damascus.… Read the rest