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Union claws their way by Gate City

After playing the Union Bears close in two games last season, Gate City done it's best to hang around and pull the upset against the Bears on Saturday. Union's stout defense and the ...
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Stansberry leads Spartans past Titans

After slipping and sliding their way by Hurley last week in the mud, the Eastside Spartans moved their Cumberland clash with the Twin Springs Titans to the turf surface at Wise Central High ...
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Burton gets on track with big win at Castlewood

It was only week three but the stakes were high coming in to Friday nights showdown at B.C. White Stadium in Castlewood. The Raiders from J.I. Burton rolled in to Russell County looking ...
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Phillips, Wolfpack ambush Generals

While the sky was sputtering rain drops on Saturday afternoon inside Five Star Stadium, the Ridgeview Wolfpack offense was raining touchdowns. The Pack raced out to a 35-0 lead at halftime and never ...
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Eastside powers through rain, mud to outduel Rebels

On a muddy and rain soaked field at Carl McConnell Stadium, the big boys in the trenches dominated on both sides of the ball for the Eastside Spartans as they slid past the ...
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John Battle shocks Gate City at Legion Field

Coming off of a 2-8 season, not many folks were looking at the John Battle Trojans to go in to Legion Field and beat a Gate City team that earned a playoff berth ...
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Castlewood throttles Honaker

Castlewood used a three headed rushing attack of Landon Taylor, Mickey Carter and Jeremiah Allen to storm their way past county rival Honaker on Tuesday night. Taylor and Carter combined to rush for ...
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Chilhowie edges Burton

The morning rain made for a muddy game Monday night in Chilhowie between the Warriors and the J.I. Burton Raiders. The weather no doubt played a major factor in the game and played ...
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Rebels shoot down Eagles

John Matt Justus got it done on both sides of the ball for the Hurley Rebels in their season opening win over the Rye Cove Eagles in Clinchport on Monday night. Justus ran ...
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Warriors derail Wolfpack atop Rose Ridge

It wasn't foggy this go around but it sure was a cold one in the mountains of Dickenson County as Mountain 7 rivals Wise Central and Ridgeview opened their respective seasons. Ridgeview was ...
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Bears maul Generals in Brawl for the Bucket

The Bucket will be staying in Big Stone Gap. Union used a ferocious defensive attack and a steady running game en route to a 28-0 season opening victory over the Lee High Generals ...
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Ridgeview, Wise Central Hoping to Unseat Union in Mountain 7

Union Bears  Last seasons record (9-3) The defending Mountain 7 champions are faced with the daunting task of replacing All State running back and linebacker Mason Polier who accounted for 130 tackles last ...
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Cumberland Teams Look to Dethrone Burton

John. I Burton Raiders  Last seasons record – (10-3)  The J.I. Burton Raiders return 15 starters from last years Region 1D runner-up team. That team was led on both sides of the ball ...
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Tiller Named Head Coach of Wolfpack

Todd Tiller was named the new head football coach at Ridgeview High School on April 20th.  Tiller becomes the second head coach in Wolfpack history, succeeding Rick Mullins at the helm of the ...
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Family Affair: Polier and Satterfield garner All State wrestling honors

Cousins Mason Polier and Johnny Satterfield wrapped up a stellar season on the wrestling mat for Union High School. Each brought home a third place finish in the VHSL class 2A state wrestling ...
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THE END OF AN ERA: Richlands’ Greg Mance to coach at Loris (SC)

Over the course of his 23-year tenure as the head coach at Richlands, Greg Mance never failed to leave his team with a simple message before they took the field on a Friday ...
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Union’s Mason Polier signs on dotted line to continue football career at UVA Wise

Fans who spent their Friday nights at Bullitt Park will now be able to make the 17 mile trek from Big Stone Gap to Carl Smith Stadium in Wise to watch Mason Polier ...
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Twin Springs’ Reed inks with UVA Wise to continue his baseball career

Twin Springs High School baseball standout Justin Reed has signed on the dotted line to continue both his academic and baseball careers at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Reed will begin ...
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Patrick Henry blanks Burton to claim Region 1D title, sets up date with Galax in state semifinals

The Patrick Henry Rebels laid claim to the programs first ever regional football title this past Saturday with a 24-0 victory over the J.I. Burton Raiders at Emory & Henry's Fred Selfe Stadium ...
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Graham bottles up Union in regional semifinals

The 37-35 win over Graham back in September at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield against Graham was one that will be talked about forever in the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. Last ...
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