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  1. SXSW

    Arresting developments....

    This is sad! Sad for the man and the kids that it effects and really the whole community really. I have several family members who have fought addiction and all have overcame them but you have to fight like hell to do it! It is a shame that a person puts his need for drugs or alcohol ahead of the example he is trying to set, but it's an addiction and you can't fix it until you come to the end of yourself and start trusting and believing in things bigger than you! Faith can move mountains but it won't if you don't want to get better! Get better first and worry about football later!
    6 points
  2. swva_havok_fan

    7 on 7

    As Billy Bob from Varsity Blues once asked... "Is that the play where I go downfield and look like I'm lost?"
    5 points
  3. Just like the football team, some of those bears came from Lee County.
    4 points
  4. Sad to hear. Prayers that Coach Tiller turns his life to his Creator. No personal accolades, no accomplishments fills the void that God does. He anchors us daily, not just on the mountain top, but in the valleys when people disappoint, situations rock our lives. I think there is already a great Richlands alum on the Tiger staff, that is worth considering, Shane Wicks. The upcoming players know him, he knows the system and he can bring continuity in this time. Prayers for all. 🐯🙏
    4 points
  5. cityofRaven

    Union looses Huff

    Very much like their ascent has been.
    3 points
  6. Such a nice looking field for Tazewell. Too bad all the games there will continue to always be boring. #StillSalty #DawgsAreScaredOfTrainHorns
    3 points
  7. How many actual eagles though?
    3 points
  8. SwvaOG

    SOUTHERN GAP EAGLES

    Eagles is an absolute stupid name. They had a chance to be creative and mailed it in. I’m assuming some stuff suits and desk jockeys came up with this. Damn, pick something from the coal industry…miners, high/ low wallers, black diamonds…something. I had visions of a black and gold trimmed team that would blow a steam whistle and the crowd would yell “Roll Coal!!” when they made a key first down or TD. Now….a shrieking eagle will be played over the PA system. Bastards!!!!
    3 points
  9. I think these artificial fields look awesome and the maintenance and excitement are also a positive. However, I like to see football played on grass. Just seems to me like the game was meant to be played on the natural surface of grass and even a little mud on a rainy night. Not knocking the artificial turf just thinking back through the history of the sport.
    3 points
  10. Nice, lol. Got to hand it to the homies in Bluefield,VA. "Creativity" is legitimately solid. The locker rooms could be known as "public changing facilities" with operating hours of....... Thursday through Tuesday closed, but open Wednesday 1pm to 2pm
    2 points
  11. CPF

    Updated football fields

    The Grundy paper said that Grahams field cost was 2.9 million and Tazewell was 2.8 million. They aren't spending that kind of money on a practice facility. My prediction is Graham plays there in 2025.
    2 points
  12. I talked to one of the teachers at Graham High today who I've known for decades. He said it's a bit ugly right now in Bluefield with a couple of high powered folks in town putting up a fight against building the stadium. He said it will get done, but by the time the resistance is overcome including getting funding, he said 3 to 5 years.
    2 points
  13. See the MCclung years at Gate City for proof this statement is true.
    2 points
  14. No sense for you to come in here with any voice of reason. It ruins the dramatic effect!
    2 points
  15. I would say it’s Fairmont’s to lose. They were already good but have brought in a ton of transfers. Bridgeport will be good too. One of Princeton, Bridgeport, or Fairmont will win AAA.
    2 points
  16. Shane Wicks was announced as the new HC at Honaker.
    2 points
  17. SWVAgridiron

    7 on 7

    Today I watched my first ever 7 on 7. With Giles never partaking in it, I’ve never actually watched it however a Giles alumni who now coaches at Craig talked Williams into doing it today. Let’s just say, the Rockets took it to us. Now, I expected Giles to not score much since we’re not a passing team and had our first 7 on 7 practice yesterday but I did not expect us to give up 7tds….. You could tell by the kids playing in the skill positions that Craig does hit the weight room in the off season whereas Giles had 3 kids come out for weightlifting today with the exception of the ones playing in the 7 on 7. Hope the Rockets have a great year and make some noise in the Pioneer District. This may be a tough year for Giles. Losing 3 assistant coaches and a team that consist of mainly sophomores and juniors. Either way, I’m excited for August to get here.
    2 points
  18. Issue for us is....preparing for the pass. Our Defense isn't going to see a spread O or many wide sets from the offense in practice. Couple that with this offensive age being more and more pass happy, and it Partially.....Partially explains why when seemingly one WR for the opponent goes out for a pass, our defensive backfield resembles an electrical circuit doused with water. Add 2 or 3 more opponent WRs running a pass route and our Defensive backfield resembles anarchy.
    2 points
  19. Concept Logo
    2 points
  20. We're all brothers in God's eyes.
    2 points
  21. Lol recalling some Blue Tornadoes blowing from round Big Creek WV 🙂
    2 points
  22. stu_bean

    SOUTHERN GAP EAGLES

    One aspect could be that they are moving away from the stigma of the coal industry. Like most counties around, they are trying to bring in new industry and business and clinging on to the past isn't always the best way to do that.
    2 points
  23. cityofRaven

    SOUTHERN GAP EAGLES

    Why not the "Golden Eagles?" In reality, Eagles isn't good. So many better options imo.
    2 points
  24. Wolf1207

    SOUTHERN GAP EAGLES

    Is there a state law that I’m not aware of that consolidated schools must have generic nicknames? Only Mingo-central went with miners. I know for Ridgeview, I supported “ridge-runners”. I get why that wouldn’t be chosen, but still thought it’d be good. A lot better than Wolfpack.
    2 points
  25. Russel County dealing swiftly with a problem, nice. Someone tell him to apply at Tazewell County, over here no one ever gets fired for anything. He might even get transferred to central office for higher position and a six figure salary.
    2 points
  26. No doubt it looks good but I already miss the grass. You can't beat the smell of a fresh cut field. It screams football season. Turf screams a torn acl.
    2 points
  27. Regardless of his role, big or small, this is a HUGE win for East. I imagine Mumme has some faith in the HC down there if he's going to work for them(I assume he could of had his pick of schools to help out at nationally).
    1 point
  28. tbgfan

    Day of Sadness

    My heart is heavy for the carnage witnessed today as an American. It brought back memories of the day of JFK's assassination. I can remember the somberness as news came to us of this horrible event. Even being young I still felt the pain and darkness that had befallen our nation. If I had been of voting age, I would have voted for him. He had a heart for the nation and made tremendous inroads in helping the underprivileged. His personal life was flawed with deficiencies. He didn't institute policies for votes, but instituted programs to help the underprivileged. He saw the less fortunate, the ones who needed to hear him speak with his Boston brogue on the Capitol steps that January day, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." It became a mantle for his presidency. Today's politicians have made the message "You're an underdog, and we can help you. You are entitled. No citizenship required, no patriotic duty, no standing and honoring our flag, no respect for law." I can remember the horse drawn casson carrying President Kennedy's body through the streets for his funeral service. The rider less horse with boots turned backwards in the stirrups. All these images imprinted in my mind. Today could have easily been another day of "death" for a former President of the United States. God's mercies were birthed new this morning for President Trump. Only heaven knows the upheaval that could have been a dagger in America's democracy, if it had been a different outcome. For the families who went on a sunlit blue day to demonstrate their support for their candidate, and are coming home without their loved one, may God's peace and comfort sustain them in the days ahead. Our hope must be a passion for what is possible. If we give a word of grace, a word of hope, we can give a word of compassion. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." Compassion looks outward not inward. It lets us be of value instead of receiving valuables. It keeps us grounded to be of service, but doesn't make it a grind in "doing unto others, as you would have them do unto you."
    1 point
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  30. Thanks for sharing. I remember that now. It HAS to eventually be the plan to build a stadium at some point right? It looks beautiful and while I’m sure the outdoor learning center will be fantastic, it’s potential as a stadium is high!
    1 point
  31. SwvaOG

    Union looses Huff

    That is just one side of the ball. If they keep Bostic at QB and pull him from defense, they lose two all-Region caliber DBs. That defense goes from being really good at pass defense to very average.
    1 point
  32. BKFootball

    Union looses Huff

    Graduated all the d line except 1 graduated both middle linebackers, so that O line that was just going one way will now most likely have to go both ways.
    1 point
  33. Problem is the entire county is nothing but limestone,except pocahontas.when you have limestone mixed with years and years of water seeping in the limestone gets washed out hence sinkhole. Just happened in the wing at ghsin the corner. It was fixed so school got now is fine.as for the field I am pretty sure it will be fine. Those surveys I would say was done on the entire campus.
    1 point
  34. It's next year just in time for the Wise Central to dominate the Mountain 7 in every sport for he next decade!
    1 point
  35. THS soccer lines have been installed for about a week. They’re gray so they don’t really stand out.
    1 point
  36. 2024-Master-Football-Schedule.pdf (matthewhatfield.com) VHSL master schedule released today
    1 point
  37. Check out my Facebook page I have posted some helmets already. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088866317822&mibextid=LQQJ4d
    1 point
  38. When Council High is closed, can we get an update on the Eagle logo with a snake in its mouth?
    1 point
  39. Yeah, but those kids are my father's uncle's brother's cousin's former roommates, so there's already strong connections to BSG/Appy. Lol
    1 point
  40. Not exactly who I was referring to, but yes, although they are always very good. It is quite boring to watch.
    1 point
  41. I agree with you Real Sasq, Riverheads runs it too much and their offense is outdated! tic
    1 point
  42. Only when we play teams that run 95% of the time with an outdated offense.
    1 point
  43. Gate City 8/30 Richlands Home 9/6 Middlesboro, KY Away 9/13 Abingdon Away 9/20 Marion Away 9/27 Union Home 10/4 Tennessee High, TN Home 10/18 Lee Away 10/25 John Battle Home 11/1 Central Away 11/8 Ridgeview Home
    1 point
  44. I smell failure in the form of a pisspoor effort by the powers that be in their ability to take the advice of the local population which is obviously Overwhelmingly in support of a mascot related to the coal/rail industry. They gave ZERO cares evidently. If you are the 2 or 3 people that had the final call/decision in choosing thr mascot on Buchanan County, you failed in your leadership duties because the voice of the local population was tossed out.
    1 point
  45. Well, as Meatloaf famously said “Two outta three ain’t bad.” Southern Gap and color scheme are good….Eagles is completely uninspired and lazy. It would be a travesty to not play homage to the coal industry or, at least, local fauna…..bucks…or thundering herd (Elk mascot). And, IMHO, they are SWD all the way with a protected yearly crossover with Ridgeview.
    1 point
  46. bigcotton

    SOUTHERN GAP EAGLES

    Meh. So the Southern Gap High School Eagles. Black and Vegas gold colors. Huh. As a Grundy Alum, I don't like it, but from an objective point of view, it is interesting. Especially since there really is no stopping it now. But man, I feel for the kids that have to bus across the whole damn county. Why put a high school on the ass end of a county and make the other side come all the way over? I hate seeing schools that have been around forever and have rich histories just go away, but the building are so old, it all boils down to money. I'll just have to bite, chew, swallow like everyone else. Im sure there was a better way to do it, but eh.
    1 point
  47. I believe officially its a suspension until board meeting next week. Unless he has resigned?
    1 point
  48. Saw a pic of Union there afterwards. Not sure about others.
    1 point
  49. Given the significance of the project, no idea why there wouldn't have been a geotechnical study of that area given its history. Entire section of the north wing of the school fell in during the 1990s. I worked on the remediation of that project.
    1 point
  50. Trophy case fall in?
    1 point
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