Category Archives: Marion


Wolfpack Dispatch Hurricanes 49-7

photo* SWVA Photography The goal at the start of the season for many of the Ridgeview Wolfpack football players was to win a state championship.  The Wolfpack are one win closer after Friday night’s opening round playoff victory over the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes.  The Wolfpack dominated and were never challenged in the 49-7 triumph.  All 56 of the game’s total points were accumulated in the first 24 minutes of action. After receiving the opening kick, things did not start well for the Pack. … Read the rest

Wolfpack to host Marion in Class 2, Region D playoffs

Ridgeview Wolfpack (8-2) VS. Marion Scarlet Hurricanes (3-7) When:  Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Where:  The Ridge, Rose Ridge, Va. Series all time:  Series tied 1-1 (Last meeting Marion defeated Ridgeview 46-21 on October 21, 2016 in Marion, Va.) The Ridgeview Wolfpack have only been in existence for five seasons.  Playoff football is becoming a habit for the upstart program on Rose Ridge.  In the five seasons in the history of the program, the Wolfpack have played in the postseason in four of those campaigns.… Read the rest

Tazewell, Marion to play for the “Dragon Bowl”

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Bennett Tazewell Bulldogs (4-3) @ Marion Scarlet Hurricanes(3-4)  Date: Friday – October, 24 2019. Where: Hurricane Stadium – Marion, VA Time: 7:00 p.m. Last meeting: 10/19/2018 Marion 34, Tazewell 20 All-time record: Tazewell leads 40-26-2 Players to watch: Tazewell– QB Gavin Nunley, WR Josiah Jordan, DB Jared Mullins Honaker – QB Tanner Tate, WR Harrison Thomas, OL/DL Will Moss What to watch for: Tazewell: The Tazewell Bulldogs are coming off a 35-7 loss at the hands of the Bluefield Beavers.… Read the rest

Richlands extends The Streak, prepares for Battle of the Storms

(photo credit: Elizabeth Bennett) If it could have gone right for Richlands against Tazewell, it did. The Blues cashed in on five Bulldog turnovers in its way to a 41-0 rivalry win. It’s the 17th straight win for Richlands in what is dubbed the Backyard Brawl for the James C. Ramey Cup. It’s also the 4th straight shutout win for Richlands in the series. Senior QB Cade Simmons continued to show improvement, throwing for 130 yards on a 6-9 evening with 2 passing scores.… Read the rest

Marion, John Battle set to renew series

    PHOTO CREDIT – SWVAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM   Hurricane Stadium will be the setting this Friday for a contest between two teams that are both hungry for a win. The John Battle Trojans (1-2) will visit the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes(0-3) for a non-district match up. Although the schools are less than 40 miles apart, this will be the first game between the two teams since 1993, and only the 28th total match up.… 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

Bearcats grind out important district win over Marion

Thursday night’s matchup between Southwest District foes Virginia High and Marion can be described in one word…..physical. The new-look offense of Virginia High had four different players combine for 54 carries, 305 yards and two touchdowns to pave the way for a 27-12 victory over Marion. The victory locks up a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year for the Bearcats. Virginia High ran primarily out of a two back set and were led on the night by speedy freshman Stevie Thomas (180 yards and a touchdown) and senior strongman Aaron Rose (118 yards and a touchdown).… Read the rest

Virginia High, Marion battle for playoff positioning

On Thursday night, the Virginia High Bearcats will make the trip north on I-81 for an important Southwest District game against the Marion Scarlet Hurricanes. Each team enters the contest at 4-4 with Virginia High coming off a much needed 41-0 win at Lebanon, while Marion is coming off of a 34-20 victory over Tazewell. These two teams actually played twice in 2017. In week 10, the Bearcats ended Marion’s hopes of an undefeated regular season with a 14-7 victory.… Read the rest

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 season on Homecoming night, held a slim 7-0 lead at the half and used big plays in the third quarter to put the game away.… Read the rest

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 last 22 meetings (2001 & 2017), and haven’t won at Ernie Hicks Stadium since a 17-3 victory on Nov.… Read the rest