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Marion tops Grayson County for conference volleyball title

Junior middle blocker Laura Lincoln probably played the best match of her volleyball career Nov. 9 to help Marion capture the Southern Empire Conference championship.

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Thursday 11/14/2013
Northwood secures winning football record by beating PH
Posted: November 14, 2013

Northwood is the 11th seed for the Region 1A West football playoffs and will be visiting sixth-seeded Covington on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

Marion pounds Abingdon in football
Posted: November 14, 2013

Marion and Abingdon aren’t in the same league anymore, and their football teams played like it Nov. 8.

Chilhowie beats Holston for Hogoheegee football title
Posted: November 14, 2013

The Hogoheegee District had one of its most interesting football seasons.

Sunday 11/10/2013
VHSL Playoff pairings
Updated: November 11, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Haysi scores a No. 1 seed in 1A West … plus the rest of the pairings from 2A and 1A West.

Lady Warriors are regional runners-up
Posted: November 10, 2013

With two runners in the top four, Chilhowie’s girls placed second as a team at the Region 1A West Cross Country Meet, held Nov. 6 at Bristol’s Sugar Hollow Park.

Saturday 11/09/2013
Wagner key as Marion wins SEC title
Updated: November 09, 2013 - 9:26 pm

Sam's sister has skills.

Chilhowie, Marion advance to volleyball regionals
Updated: November 11, 2013 - 11:13 am

All three Smyth County volleyball varsities took semifinal victories in their separate conference tournaments. Chilhowie and Northwood fell in their conference finals Nov. 7, and Marion advanced to host Grayson County on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in its conference title match.

Jones’ 299 yards lead Warriors to 1st district crown since 2001
Updated: November 09, 2013 - 12:18 am

Chilhowie High School seniors Buddy Brooks and Allen Peake hoisted head coach Jeff Robinson on their shoulders. Somebody at the adjacent baseball field set off some fireworks. A stream of fans flooded the field.

Thursday 11/07/2013
Hogo football polls close Friday night
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Late in Holston High School's 34-25 victory over George Wythe last Friday, one of the officials moseyed over to the sideline, motioned toward Holston coach Jason Matlock and made an observation.

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Friday's Prep Predictions
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Who's playing where and who we think will win.

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Panthers sink teeth into Indians
Posted: November 07, 2013

The Northwood Panthers prevented a late comeback attempt by Rural Retreat to defeat the Indians 28-6 in a Hogoheegee District football game played Friday night at Community Stadium at RRHS.

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Northwood ends football losing streak against Rural Retreat
Posted: November 07, 2013

Northwood head football coach Mark Frye said before the season that he hoped the Panthers could break through and win against Hogoheegee District competition the program has struggled to beat in recent years. The Panthers accomplished that task Nov. 1 with a 28-6 triumph at Rural Retreat, which had defeated Northwood nine consecutive years.

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Virginia High defeats Marion
Posted: November 07, 2013

Virginia High scored the game’s final 17 points to collect a 38-22 home football win against Marion on Nov. 1.

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Chilhowie faces Holston for Hogoheegee football title
Posted: November 07, 2013

Chilhowie will host Holston on Nov. 8 for a Hogoheegee District football game that will determine the league champion.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
Marion to host Southern Empire tourney
Posted: November 06, 2013

Marion High School will host the semifinal matches in the Southern Empire Conference (Conference 39) volleyball tournament tonight.

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Warriors, Galax advance
Updated: November 06, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Chilhowie High School's volleyball team has an array of big hitters, but the Warriors also get plenty of help from their little dynamo.

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Indians' Farmer gets his wish
Updated: November 06, 2013 - 8:54 pm

After crossing the finish line in second place behind Cliff Conley of Galax, Matthew Farmer took four deep breaths, grabbed a cup of water and went to work fulfilling his wish – willing the rest of his Rural Retreat teammates to join him at next week’s Virginia High School League 1A cross country meet.

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Tuesday 11/05/2013
Chilhowie's JVs beat GW for Hogoheegee title
Posted: November 05, 2013

Chilhowie’s junior-varsity volleyball team completed a 15-4 season with a win over George Wythe on Tuesday in the Hogoheegee District JV championship match.

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Monday 11/04/2013
Branch, Smyth County teams run to conference titles
Posted: November 04, 2013

Chilhowie senior Ckareekeea Branch ran to an individual title and all three Smyth County schools had team champions at conference cross-country meets Oct. 30.

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Sunday 11/03/2013
Marion downs Chilhowie in tourney final
Posted: November 03, 2013

Marion completed an unbeaten run through its first season of Hogoheegee District varsity volleyball competition with the championship of the Oct. 29 league tournament.

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Saturday 11/02/2013
Bearcats keep playoff hopes alive, beat Marion 38-22
Updated: November 02, 2013 - 2:55 am

Football is the ultimate team sport, and Friday night Virginia High rode the swift heels of the area’s ultimate running back to claim a 38-22 non-district win over visiting Marion at Gene Malcolm Stadium.

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Thursday 10/31/2013
The Super 7
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Top seven teams in our coverage area as voted on by the BHC Sports staff


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GW pulls away from PH in third quarter
Posted: October 31, 2013

Patrick Henry was within striking distance before George Wythe scored three third-quarter touchdowns in a Hogoheegee District football game Oct. 25 at PH.

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Marion gives Union a tough game
Posted: October 31, 2013

Marion’s four-game football winning streak ended Oct. 25, but the Scarlet Hurricanes probably gained confidence for the rest of their season with a close contest against a good Union squad.

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Sunday 10/27/2013
Marion completes dominance of Hogoheegee regular season
Posted: October 27, 2013

Marion’s first regular season as a Hogoheegee District member couldn’t have gone much better as far as varsity volleyball is concerned.

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Friday 10/25/2013
Rural Retreat hosting 5K
Posted: October 25, 2013

A 5K run will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Rural Retreat High School. The run is being hosted by the RRHS cross country and track teams. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

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Thursday 10/24/2013
WCC to host volleyball tourney
Posted: October 24, 2013

Wytheville Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association, Division III, Region X, Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Wytheville Community Center.

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Holston rallies in second half to beat Northwood
Posted: October 24, 2013

Holston roared back from a 29-6 halftime deficit to collect a 32-29 home football win against Northwood on Oct. 18.

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Chilhowie ends GW's district winning streak in football
Posted: October 24, 2013

Chilhowie amassed nearly 400 yards of rushing in rolling over George Wythe 41-14 in a Hogoheegee District football game Oct. 18 at GW.

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Marion way too strong for PH
Posted: October 24, 2013

Marion and Patrick Henry have played in varsity football 35 times since their initial meeting in 1964, and their Oct. 18 game produced the most lopsided result in the series’ history.

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Monday 10/21/2013
Marion tops Chilhowie again to stay unbeaten in Hogoheegee
Posted: October 21, 2013

Sometimes high-school sports display their power in a positive way. At various events in October, that power dresses in pink.

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Sunday 10/20/2013
Marion's Blevins places high in state golf tourney
Posted: October 20, 2013

Marion senior Austin Blevins placed fourth in the Group 2A Golf Tournament, held Oct. 14 and 15 in Front Royal.

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Saturday 10/19/2013
Holston roars back to knock off Panthers
Updated: October 19, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Holston's Kyle Johnson returned an interception 58 yards with 2:30 remaining on the clock for a game-winning touchdown as the Cavaliers took a 32-29 Hogoheegee District win over Northwood on Friday.

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Thursday 10/17/2013
Wagner's life story now in book stores
Updated: October 18, 2013 - 4:04 pm

A Tazewell stalwart has added another skill to his repertoire.

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Holston runs away from Patrick Henry
Posted: October 17, 2013

Patrick Henry couldn’t stop Holston senior running backs Shane Milhorne and Dakota Barlow as the Cavaliers dominated the Rebels’ homecoming football game Oct. 11.

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Rural Retreat hands Chilhowie first district loss
Posted: October 17, 2013

Rural Retreat’s Dustin Stroup picked off a pass with 17 seconds left to prevent a touchdown and preserve a 26-21 Hogoheegee District football win for the Indians at Chilhowie on Oct. 11.

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GW scores on big plays in beating Northwood
Posted: October 17, 2013

George Wythe used big plays and tough defense to knock off visiting Northwood 42-14 in a Hogoheegee District football contest Oct. 11.

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Wednesday 10/16/2013
Maroons come back with big win over Northwood
Posted: October 16, 2013

The George Wythe football team used big plays and tough defense to knock off Northwood 42-14 Friday night in a Hogoheegee District contest at Pendleton Field in Wytheville.

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Indians upset Warriors
Posted: October 16, 2013

Rural Retreat’s Dustin Stroup picks off a pass from Tyler Pierce with 17 seconds remaining to give the Indians a 26-21 victory over the Chilhowie Warriors.

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Marion tops George Wythe in volleyball
Posted: October 16, 2013

Marion defeated George Wythe in a Hogoheegee District volleyball match played Monday night at GWHS by the scores of 25-16, 25-8, 25-22. The loss drops GW’s record to 9-10 overall.

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Monday 10/14/2013
Lady Warriors keep winning
Posted: October 14, 2013

Chilhowie won its 14th match of the volleyball season Oct. 10. The Lady Warriors improved to 8-1 in the Hogoheegee District and 14-4 overall with a three-game victory at Patrick Henry.

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Sunday 10/13/2013
Northwood's Moore qualifies for state golf tourney
Posted: October 13, 2013

Northwood senior Justin Moore qualified for state golf play with his showing at the Oct. 8 Region 1A West event in Pulaski County.

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Thursday 10/10/2013
Fast start propels Northwood to football win
Posted: October 10, 2013

Northwood scored the first 31 points, including 24 in the opening quarter, on the way to a comfortable home football win against a West Virginia school Oct. 4.

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Rural Retreat hands PH a district football loss
Posted: October 10, 2013

Rural Retreat had its highest point total of the season in a Hogoheegee District football win over visiting Patrick Henry on Oct. 4.

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Marion victorious at Tazewell
Posted: October 10, 2013

Marion’s Sam Wagner plowed through Tazewell for 129 yards and three touchdowns as the Scarlet Hurricanes spoiled the Bulldogs’ homecoming with a 27-15 football win Oct. 4.

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Virginia High rallies past Chilhowie
Posted: October 10, 2013

Virginia High bounced back from a 20-0 deficit to take a 35-26 home football win against Chilhowie on Oct. 4.

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Monday 10/07/2013
Marion's Blevins qualifies for state golf tourney
Posted: October 07, 2013

Marion senior Austin Blevins is an individual qualifier for the Group 2A Golf Tournament, which will be Oct. 14 and 15 in Front Royal.

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Sunday 10/06/2013
Marion's Williams sets her 1,000th assist
Posted: October 06, 2013

Marion senior setter Jordan Williams reached 1,000 assists for her varsity volleyball career during the Lady Scarlet Hurricanes’ three-game home win over Northwood on Oct. 3.

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Friday 10/04/2013
Northwood golfers advance
Posted: October 04, 2013

Northwood had three players qualify to extend their golf seasons at the Conference 47 tournament, held Sept. 30 at Abingdon’s Glenrochie Country Club.

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Thursday 10/03/2013
Fight mars Chilhowie-Northwood football game
Posted: October 03, 2013

There was an on-field fight before halftime, and a few players on each team were ejected.

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Battle hands PH its first football loss
Updated: October 03, 2013 - 5:26 pm

John Battle stayed undefeated, which meant Patrick Henry didn’t.

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Marion scores 55 points in homecoming win
Posted: October 03, 2013

Marion came out on top in a high-scoring homecoming football game Sept. 27.

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Tuesday 10/01/2013
Chilhowie's Branch breaks her course record
Posted: October 01, 2013

The races at Chilhowie High School’s second home cross-country meet Sept. 25 were faster than those at the school’s inaugural meet Sept. 5.

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Monday 09/30/2013
Marion, Chilhowie, PH golfers advance
Posted: September 30, 2013

Marion, Chilhowie and Patrick Henry had individuals extend their golf seasons during conference tournaments Sept. 26.

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Sunday 09/29/2013
Marion takes three-game volleyball win at Chilhowie
Posted: September 29, 2013

In its first year in the Hogoheegee, Marion looks as if it not only has a varsity volleyball team capable of going unbeaten in district matches but a squad with the potential to not lose a game in doing so.

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Thursday 09/26/2013
Jones kicks game-winning field goal for Chilhowie
Posted: September 26, 2013

A Justin Jones 24-yard field goal at game’s end gave Chilhowie a 45-43 home football win Sept. 20 over a Tazewell team that rallied from a 21-point deficit to take the lead in the final minutes.

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Northwood wins homecoming game
Posted: September 26, 2013

Northwood used big plays to build a big lead in collecting its homecoming football win over Twin Valley on Sept. 20.

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Marion beats visiting Rural Retreat
Posted: September 26, 2013

Marion warmed up for its homecoming football game with a 39-14 home victory over Rural Retreat on Sept. 20.

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