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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Gridiron60 in Bostic’s Boys   
    Isn't that 106% of this board?
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    cityofRaven reacted to Ryan4VT in Wrestling scores   
    Every. Single. Time.
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Cousin_Hoyt in Wrestling scores   
    If the VHSL has an opportunity to screw something up, they will.
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    cityofRaven reacted to 1inStripes in 2023 Arby's Classic Tournament @ Tennessee High and the 2023 Alpha Invitational Tournament @ Dobyns Bennett   
    Listening to the Dorman broadcast was entertaining. George WY-th. Smoky Mountains. Also them saying “this isn’t the typical team Dorman would lose to.  We are bigger and more athletic on each position on the floor. I can’t believe it. We would normally blow a team out like this one.” 
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    cityofRaven reacted to 1inStripes in Sarge Reed passes   
    To me a legend in the area.  Sarge was a long time assistant for Harry Fry at Gate City.  In the late 70s he took over as the lead Dawg at Appalachia stepping down in 79 after a 7-3 campaign handing the keys to Tom Turner to take over.  Sarge then took over the Rye Cove program in 83 and got the broke on the brink of a state title in 88.  RC had defeated Jonesville at Jonesville near the end of the regular season before losing to the Dogs in a mud bowl in the region finals during the improbable run for the crew from Jonesville.  Sarge stepped out of coaching after 1990 but returned to the Cove in 97.   He was to be he HC but took the assistant title instead so a former player, Joe Carter could be the HC.   Sarge still ran almost everything for the program for the next three years which were some of the programs winningest teams.   He took over the Twin Springs program in 2003 as they were coming out of a really rough stretch.  I asked him why he was heading up there.  Coach told me he liked a challenge and had coached at GC and RC, he might as well mark off the last county school before he retired for good. Coach stepped down after only two seasons.  He led TS to two of their programs three region final games during those two years.
    Coach Reed wasnt flashy.  He wore the same clothes to practice everyday and its hard to tell how many miles had been put on his 80s Thunderbird.  He expected you to be physical as he said he only felt like he had lost two ballgames when his teams were the most physical one on the field.  The playbook wasn't super deep on either side of the ball but like the nickname "Sarge" practice was drilled like military over and over to run things to perfection.  He commanded respect but showed his "bigguns" a lot of love over the years.  RIP to a SWVA coaching legend in my book.
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    cityofRaven reacted to GMan in So who’s good?   
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    cityofRaven reacted to GMan in Question...   
    OK, it's been long enough, here are mine...
    Honorable Mention - Schools that play in a lower class than they should be playing in...you know which ones I'm talking about...<pointing finger>Riverheads, Grayson Co</pointing finger>
    #3 - Princeton - There's nothing about them that I've ever liked...always have a chip on their shoulder for no reason at all, they were never good, until maybe this year. And their fans are just awful, finger nails down a chalkboard bad.  We'll just leave that one there.
    #2 - Radford - I just don't like them, Ugly uniforms, their black and gold looks like baby poop and their garbage stadium that should have been condemned in the 1980s.  And then there was that playoff game in the 90s...I think there was some illegitimacy to that win...they knew every play that Graham was running.
    And, I'm sorry if this pisses off a few people on this board...
    #1 - Gate City - Hated them from the earliest days that I can remember. Their holdbacks, the kids that came over from TN, their train horn, the fact they don't care what side of the stadium they sit on.  On top of that, they always seemed to beat Graham when I was a kid, the hate was real. My uncle played on the team that lost 52-0 and 70-14 in the early 70s, I think he helped fuel my hatred for GC. Fortunately, my years in high school, we took 3 of 4...I'll sill can see Eddie Hall picking off a screen pass and sprinting 40+ yards to the endzone my freshman year. But I digress, I just don't like them.
     
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Ryan4VT in So who’s good?   
    I really think the Beaver/Graham game tonight when it's all said and done will help both teams. 
    Graham is young and talented but tonight's win shows them that they have some great potential. 
    For Bluefield, I think this loss, right before a holiday break, will stew in them and show that they are beatable if they do not bring it for 32 minutes. 
    Great job both teams, it was fun to be there, the 10th of January should be good as well.
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    cityofRaven reacted to GMan in So who’s good?   
    To be honest, they had a great game plan last night.  They took it right at Hairston and got a couple of fouls on him early so he couldn't be aggressive.  Bluefield kept firing up threes, Graham kept getting easy bucket in close.  Not sure Bluefield was ready to go up against a team that had as many good athletes as they have.  Best high school game I've watched in a while.
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Real Sasquatch in So who’s good?   
    I really think the Beaver/Graham game tonight when it's all said and done will help both teams. 
    Graham is young and talented but tonight's win shows them that they have some great potential. 
    For Bluefield, I think this loss, right before a holiday break, will stew in them and show that they are beatable if they do not bring it for 32 minutes. 
    Great job both teams, it was fun to be there, the 10th of January should be good as well.
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    cityofRaven reacted to Gridiron60 in So who’s good?   
    That's just crazy! They're both gamers for sure. 
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Gridiron60 in So who’s good?   
    I really think the Beaver/Graham game tonight when it's all said and done will help both teams. 
    Graham is young and talented but tonight's win shows them that they have some great potential. 
    For Bluefield, I think this loss, right before a holiday break, will stew in them and show that they are beatable if they do not bring it for 32 minutes. 
    Great job both teams, it was fun to be there, the 10th of January should be good as well.
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    cityofRaven reacted to Real Sasquatch in So who’s good?   
    Graham is at Bluefield tonight in the old high school gym.  I don't think it has the capacity to hold the crowd to show up.  I hear when they get to 1000, they are going to turn folks away.  Should be interesting to see how Graham stacks up.  Bluefield always fields a good basketball team and this year is no exception.  Still seems like Graham isn't in basketball shape yet, from what I've watched.  They play Bluefield again in a couple weeks, that might be a better indicator.
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from rabidbeaver in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    No. 3 was fine.
    It's ok to leave things alone.
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    cityofRaven reacted to redtiger in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    Imo VHSL should cut to 5 classes(maybe 4) and expand the playoff participants for the top 2 classes. There are a ton of schools in that enrollment range that are basically the same size, no need for different classes between schools with 1,200 students and 1,800 for example, and set a hard # for 1A.  

    Competition would be better and the VHSL wouldn't lose any $
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    cityofRaven reacted to Account Deleted in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    Virginia is watered down in my opinion. We should have at most, 5 classifications. Virginia has 317 schools playing football versus 125 in West Virginia. With only 125 schools, 4 classifications seems quite odd to me but then again, so does 6 classification with 317 schools so, what do I know?
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from redtiger in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    How watered down do you want it? 
    I guess "State Champions" sounds better than "We were best out of 30 teams"
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    cityofRaven reacted to Account Deleted in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    It looks like 25 schools in AAAA, 30 schools in AAA, 29 schools in AA and 41 schools in A.
    https://wvmetronews.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Final-Copy-of-WVSSAC-Competition-Models-2023-Version-3.pdf
    Seems quite watered down to me.
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    cityofRaven reacted to BBHoops_18 in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    4 is too many classes in WV. It’s just not a big enough state with enough schools.  There’s like what around 30 teams in each class? Dave Walker and I think Fred Simon as well have both said four is too many in their interviews on fresh off the clock.
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Graham32 in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    How watered down do you want it? 
    I guess "State Champions" sounds better than "We were best out of 30 teams"
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Graham32 in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    West Virginia isn't big enough for 4 classifications. 
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    cityofRaven reacted to Account Deleted in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    South Carolina just enacted a rule for the upcoming season, schools are free to recruit and students can transfer out-of-season without penalty. However, any school receiving a student living outside the district boundaries must count that 1 student as 3 students for ADM purposes, whether that student plays a sport or not.
    https://www.postandcourier.com/aikenstandard/sports/localsports/s-c-high-school-league-realignment-picture-taking-shape/article_8d688c58-9a9f-11ee-9505-3b38bde4e661.html
    If VHSL were to adopt this unique system, LCA would most likely be Class 6. 
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    cityofRaven got a reaction from Cousin_Hoyt in WVSSAC goes to 4 classifications in 5 additional sports.   
    West Virginia isn't big enough for 4 classifications. 
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    cityofRaven reacted to Gridiron60 in New Head Coach at Richlands   
    Tazewell County has plenty of long term subs at the moment. There should be a job somewhere in the system for a new assistant hire. 
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    cityofRaven reacted to Account Deleted in All State Released   
    All-District/Region/State teams are subjective and highly influenced by biased coaches and teams win-loss record.
    I know of a kid in the central part of the state that has several D1 offers and I don't believe he was even on the All-Region team.
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