Sports

Hawg Burnt Again, But No Apologies Given

Bear Down!!! That’s exactly what Gate City has down twice this season. They’ve took down the Bears and they’ve bared down to do it. I expected more out of a Phil Robbins’ game plan, but maybe those plays don’t work anymore. Maybe Gate City countered with a Colobro philosophy and out smarted the wizard in a chess match type of […]

Titans Thump Eagles for a Share of District Title

At Friday night’s showdown between Rye Cove and Twin Springs, the Eagles’ Nest was packed with more than 2,000 fans and cars were parked miles down the road in both directions. It was the most memorable Scott County Super Bowl in recent memory. Loads of fans were lined up around the field to see the homestanding Eagles play the Titans […]

Ridgeview Denies Devils of District Title With 41-0 Win



Something had to give Friday night at Legion Field as an outright Mountain 7 District Champion needed to be crowned. Gate City entered with a seven-game winning streak, while Ridgeview came in after suffering their only loss of the season last week to Bluefield, W.Va. Both teams entered with undefeated district records which set up a collision course to determine […]

Hawg Predicts This Week Ends the Gridiron Run

I hope the headline didn’t scare you away from what I’m about to say. This week nonetheless is a milestone. All three county teams are in the playoffs. How long has it been since that happened? Former NFL coach Jim Mora said it best. PLAYOFFS!!! We are in unfamiliar territory and I’m afraid the pressure will break us. You may […]

Lady Devils Advance to Region 2D Championship



Last Saturday, Gate City made the familiar trek to Big Stone Gap to Union High School where they competed in the semifinal round of the Region 2D tournament. The Lady Devils advanced to last night’s finale against John Battle after they upended Ridgeview, 22- 25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17. Following the upset of John Battle over Union in the other half […]

Cross Country

Results from the Region 1D Cross Country Championships held Nov. 2 VA-KY Fairgrounds, Wise. The top three teams qualify for the Class 1 state meet to be held Nov. 12 at Green Hill Park, Salem. The top five individuals not on a top three team qualify for state. Girls Team 1 Grundy 44, 2 Patrick Henry 62, 3 Rye Cove […]

Medal Winners

Middle school cross country medal winners at last week’s district meet from Rye Cove include Emily Bledsoe- fourth place, Celia Stewart – third place, Ty Hood – first place and Dylan Brown – fifth place.

Cross Country

Results from the Cumberland District Cross Country Championship held Oct. 26 at VA-KY Fairgrounds, Wise. Girls Team Rye Cove 26,11 Burton 30 Individuals 1. Shelby Stanley (Eastside), 21:45.50; 2. Jozalyn Phillips (Castlewood), 24:44.10; 3. Kaylen Fields (JIB), 24:52.40; 4. Alexa Goins (Rye Cove). 25:00.80; 5. Amelia Lewis (Thomas Walker). 25:31; 6. Morgyn Bledsoe (Rye Cove). 25:53.50; 7. Abby Lewis (Rye […]

Eagles Smash 35-Year Streak With 20-6 Win Over Burton



After a two week break following their bye week and a canceled matchup against Twin Valley, Rye Cove headed north to play the district’s No. 2 team, J.I. Burton. After a rocky start, the Eagles pulled ahead to pick up the 20-3 win – their first since 1987. “This win is huge for us,” said Rye Cove coach Gary Collier. […]

Blue Devils Sneak Past Central Warriors, 21-14



Gate City coach Jeremy Houseright has stressed all season to his team not to look ahead from week-toweek. This week, however, the Blue Devils enter the final regular season contest of the year with much more at stake than in previous weeks. With a hard fought 21-14 victory over Wise- Central on Friday night, the Blue Devils host Ridgeview this […]


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