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  1. 20 points
    I remember when football was played in the rain...
  2. 14 points
    I can’t go on record as much in this realm, but I will say that if the School Board closes TCCTC, it will be the worst mistake that body has ever made. We have a population here that is PERFECT for vocational training, and taking that away would be utterly devastating, to put it very kindly. We don’t have the demographics to be a white-collar job mill. We have the demographics for practical training, and it saddens me to see just how much it’s already been placed on the back-burner.
  3. 13 points
    rabidbeaver

    Football Officiating

    If I wanted the kind of abuse that referees take, such as yelled at, spit on, criticized on everything, and even have my ancestry questioned, I would just have my mother-in-law move in.
  4. 12 points
    UVAObserver

    2A POY Candidates

    I’ll say this for any players who may be reading this board. I’ve always found it true that if you focus on doing the little things right, the big things and the accolades will follow. Stay hungry; don’t go fishing for attention; don’t read your own press clippings; and keep making yourself better every day.
  5. 11 points
    Allow me to clarify. It's not that it had been 6 years since they beat Amherst. Last night's victory was apparently the first for Liberty (formerly Bedford) Middle School in ANY football game since 2012. My 2nd born son is a member of the team (mostly bench sitting WR/DB this year) and he was only in for a couple of plays. But he and his teammates are walking a little prouder this morning. I asked him what they did to commemorate a win the next day in school (like wearing their jerseys, for example). He obviously didn't know. Sorry that this isn't SW Virginia related or probably even of interest to very many people. Just wanted to indulge in my own little Moment of Zen.
  6. 11 points
    Ryan4VT

    Richlands at William Byrd

    Also, was very happy to see our boys have the NS stickers on their helmets, our coaches had the NS on their polos and the cheerleaders had purple ribbons in their hair. Byrd lost a senior girl, Nala Saunders, on Wednesday morning suddenly and purple was her favorite color. So I was really happy to see us honor her last night. Also, I thought it was very classy for the Blues to get to the 2 yard line with 1 minute left and Byrd only having one timeout and instead and scoring and going up 13, we took a knee at the 2 to leave it a 6 point win. Felt like that was a good move, especially given the fact that Byrd was playing for NS.
  7. 11 points
    GMan

    NEW WEBSITES...

    To be honest, that is what I wanted my original website to be like but I didn't have the time to put in the effort to do all that...that's how it ended up as a forum only. Now, these guys have stepped up and have done a tremendous job in gathering information and putting it out there. I will continue to be here, and hopefully, they'll continue doing what they are doing and these three sites will be the best you can find in Southwest VA and Southern WV. I also have to give a ton of credit to VHSLhelper...what he does is also a tremendous addendum to everything that is here now!
  8. 10 points
    EH31

    Week 9 Pod Questions?

    Hypothetically- Should a person who said he would buy everyone on a message board a frosty if Bluefield was held to 6 points at home be held accountable for that statement if Bluefield had the ball inside Lord Botetourt’s 5 yard line down 17-3 but they threw two incomplete fade routes in a row on third & fourth downs even though their offensive line is bigger than the ‘85 bears?
  9. 10 points
    Certainly, prayers for this young man’s family and the Richlands community. I hope Graham makes a show of solidarity Thursday night. Knowing that some HS kids read (and post) on this board, I will say this. If you are considering ending your own life, those feelings are not normal and healthy. It’s OK to be “not OK”, but please seek help if you are feeling these emotions; every insurance provides for mental health evaluation and treatment. Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary troubles. People do care: your family, your friends, and your community care. And believe you me, once you walk off that stage in early June after your senior year, the “crap” that goes along with high school disappears. Sorry to ramble.
  10. 10 points
    bgibb

    Keep Richlands High in your thoughts

    Prayers for this young mans family, friends, and RHS. Similar situation happened when I was in high school and it literally affects everyone associated with the school. I would love to see Graham and RIchlands come together before the game Thursday night and honor this young man with prayer.
  11. 10 points
    GusDaGuesser

    Old Richlands controversy

    Did they change after each play or each series? Or did the offensive team get the cleats while the other team played in socks? Or was it the defensive team that wore the cleats? Did they change by position? That would suck if you were a wide receiver who wore a size 9 and the opposing wide receiver wore a size 13. And this begs the question, why couldn’t Richlands or Salem afford their own cleats? Why did they have to wear the same cleats? And how in the hell did one of these teams make the playoffs playing an entire season without cleats? This needs to be an entire podcast episode, like a 30for30 or something
  12. 10 points
    GMan

    SWVA

    Now, with that said, you vote does not count. This board covers the schools in the map at the top of the page...period. Don't like it??? Slide on over to VAPreps and get your kicks...I can make it happen...
  13. 10 points
    UVAObserver

    Darren Reed In

    In the running for the most unintentionally funny thing ever posted on this site.
  14. 10 points
    bhs7695

    Bluefield's Truck Edwards

    Congrats to Jason "Truck" Edwards. Per his Twitter he's going to the University of Pittsburgh to play football! I'm excited for him and to watch him continue his football career at a Power five school.
  15. 9 points
    Thursday: Graham - 45 Richlands - 0
  16. 9 points
  17. 9 points
    GMan

    Old Richlands controversy

    Trolling is prohibited here. You may meet "The Chair" or, even worse, "The Hammer"...just sayin'...
  18. 9 points
    Thanks Trueblue for the work you do. This fan appreciates it.
  19. 9 points
    And not just at the high school level either...
  20. 9 points
    sixcat

    Influences

    It may not mean as much in far SWVA as it does in this area. I would have loved for my former high school coach and mentor, Fred Jennings, to have been interviewed for the podcast series Ryan is putting together. You guys would have loved listening to him as much as I have for the past 40 years. He passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86. I would love for more people to hear his stories. For example, at one point just following WWII, four of his older brothers were in the starting five of the Lees-McRae Bobcat basketball team. All five starters were graduates of Fries High School and had fought in WWII. They postponed completion of high school to serve their country, completed high school upon their return, all became college graduates and high achievers in life. It was a different time and they were symbolic of "The Greatest Generation"! Fred was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and lost 70% of his hearing in the process. He was awarded the Silver Star for his efforts. Fred attended every single Virginia Tech home football game from 1958 through 2016, not missing a single one. He was honored on the field for his contributions to the university on several occasions. Fred built a full-court basketball court and Olympic sized pool at his home to keep "his kids" (us) out of trouble. He never had children of his own but had hundreds he taught and coached through the years. He was my baseball coach, football coach, Algebra teacher, mentor and friend. For most of the past 11 years, Fred would come to my office every few months and just talk...for hours. His wife passed away a few years ago and he hasn't been the same. He is, in all honesty, the single greatest influence on my life. He took an interest in me when I was 4 years old, taught me the value of life and passed his love of math on to me. He is the reason my username on this board, Twitter and Instagram handles will never change. He is partially responsible for the moniker. His brother, Allen "Birddog" Jennings was a teacher and coach at Virginia High in the 60's. He wrote a fabulous book several years ago called "My Day to Wear the Underwear". Birddog passed away March 8th at the age of 92. Rest in peace Mr. Jennings. You were loved and will be missed.
  21. 8 points
    36 - Doug Hubbard - Honaker 33 - Fred Simon - Bluefield 28 - Bobby Wyatt - Pikeview 7 - Tazewell 6 - Pocahontas 15 24 - Mark Palmer - Patrick Henry 8 - St. Paul 8 - Ervinton 8 22 - Harris Hart - Bland County 15 - Tazewell 7 22 - Greg Mance - Richlands 21 - Jim Adams - J. I. Burton 20 - Brett McPherson - Grayson County 13 - Eastern Montgomery 7 16 - Kelly Lowe - Narrows 16 - Rick Mullins - Ridgeview 4 - Clintwood 12 14 - Matthews Saunders - Radford 12 - Castlewood 2 14 - Stephen James - Pulaski County 5 - Fort Chiswell 9 12 - Jack Turner - Carroll County 1 - Auburn 4 - Pulaski County 7 11 - Jeff Williams - Giles 09 - Mark Dixon - Galax 08 - Joey Carroll - Marion 08 - Travis Turner - Union 06 - Jeff Robinson - Chilhowie 06 - Michael Crist - Virginia High 06 - Darrell Taylor - Castlewood 06 - Jeremy Ward - Twin Valley 1 - Grundy 5 05 - Larry Thompson - Mount View 05 - Brandon Harner - George Wythe 05 - Derrick Patterson - Holston 05 - Chris Akers - Gate City 3 - Rural Retreat 2 05 - Luke Owens - Central 04 - Tony Palmer - Graham 04 - Britt Stone - John S. Battle 04 - Cheyenne Osborne - Rye Cove 03 - Jeremy Pendergraft - Lee 03 - Craig Plymal - Grundy 02 - Chris Pedigo - Princeton 02 - J'me Harris - Tazewell 02 - Chris Duble - Northwood 02 - Nick Johnson - Thomas Walker 02 - Michael Webb - Lebanon 01 - Adam Havens - Montcalm 01 - George Kennedy - River View 01 - Chris Booth - James Monroe 01 - Josh Wingate - Fort Chiswell 01 - Jamey Hughes - Rural Retreat 01 - Garrett Amburgy - Abingdon 01 - Keith Warner - Twin Springs 01 - Mike Rhodes - Eastside 01 - Anthony Church - Hurley
  22. 8 points
    The funniest thing you'll see all day!!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. 8 points
    UVAObserver

    VOTE for Week 3 Top 10 List

    (1) Bluefield (2) Bluefield (3) Union (4) Graham (5) Ridgeview (6) Pulaski (7) Richlands (8) Abingdon (9) Chilhowie (10) Galax And if any dingus or troll fails to rank Bluefield, I will edit this poll and insert “Bluefield” in the highest available slot to cancel out the sheer stupidity of failing to rank them.
  24. 8 points
    Bearcat Bob

    Mountain 7 Preview

    Now I recall why I never liked Abingdon sports...
  25. 8 points
    Ryan4VT

    Transfer?

    SOMEONE CALL THE VHSL!!! CHEATERS!!! DIRTY ROTTEN CHEATERS!!!! FIRE EVERYONE!!! COACH! PRINCIPAL! AD!! LUNCH LADIES!!!!!! GET THIS FILTH OUT OF OUR KIDS LIVES!!!!!
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