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Faith, fortitude help seal state title deal for Richlands  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Heartbreak is something that every person must deal with and Richlands High School's Mac Osborne experienced it in 2017 and 2018 at ...

RHS football tickets will be up for sale  Southwest Virginia Today

RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands High School season football tickets go on sale June 18. They may be purchased in person from the school's main office Monday ...

Students illustrate safety reminder for older adults | News  Southwest Virginia Today

RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands High School art students painted ceiling tiles illustrating the slogan “Call Don't Fall” to help Clinch Valley Health in educating its ...

State champions: Effort, dedication secures Richlands Lady Blue Tornado first state title  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — What happens when a community gets together and puts time and effort behind a project and a team was demonstrated Friday when the ...

Boosting tourism in Tazewell County  WVVA TV

RICHLANDS, VA (WVVA) Over the past several months, businesses and towns in Tazewell County have been in a tourism state of mind. Five LOVEworks signs,

Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour tees off at Tazewell County CC  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

An unseasonable cool and windy day greeted participants in the June Oblinger Shott Junior Classic at the Tazewell County Country Club on Wednesday June ...

Richlands High School student dies in apparent suicide  WVVA TV

(WVVA) A second student at Richlands High School has reportedly taken their own life. School principal Kimberly Ringstaff confirms that sophomore Kayla.

Richlands High School remembers former running back Devon Johnson  WVNS-TV

Memorabilia of former Marshall running back- Devon Johnson -sits in the office of Richlands High School Head Football coach Greg Mance. Its in the locker ...

Cyber bullying, social media cited as part of investigation into Virginia teen's death  WSLS 10

Authorities are looking at cyberbullying in the investigation of a Virginia high school student's death, according to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office.

Student flown to hospital after injuring head in Richlands  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. – A Richlands Middle School student was flown Tuesday to a hospital outside the region as a precaution after injuring her head in a fall, the ...

Report: Richlands High dealing with second student suicide in 6 months  WCYB

Community members and students at Richlands High School are mourning the loss of another student. Principal Kimberly Ringstaff confirms there are reports ...

Richlands students take break to mourn student's death  WVVA TV

About 100 plus students from Richlands High School and Middle school took a break from classes to mourn the loss of a ninth grader there.

Family mourns teenager lost to suicide  WCYB

A Southwest Virginia community is in mourning after a 15-year-old Richlands High School student took his own life. His family said it was because of bullying.

Race to the finish: Richlands' Moir focused on wins, not recognition  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Included among Richlands' five losses on the season — three of which have been by a total of four points — was a one-point heartbreaker ...

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office investigating cyber bullying in recent case of student's death  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Looking into incidents of online cyber bullying across the nation is part of a current investigation involving the death this week of a young ...

Richlands' Vencill signs with Bluefield College soccer, eager for senior prep season  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

This past Wednesday, Vencill signed a letter of intent to play college soccer for the Bluefield College men's soccer program during a ceremony at Richlands ...

Ernie Hicks will finally be recognized by VHSL Hall of fame in 2019  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Ernie Hicks, the man who practically invented the Richlands High School athletic tradition singlehandedly is finally being recognized by the Virginia High School ...

Richlands is off to the races with Moir  Bristol Herald Courier

Race Moir wasn't focused on offense when he arrived at Richlands High School.

Former Richlands, Marshall star Johnson dies at 25  Bristol Herald Courier

Devon Johnson, one of Southwest Virginia's most accomplished football players of the past decade, died Tuesday at the age of 25.

Video: 2018 Richlands High School's Prom Promise Mock Car Accident  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

With the assistance of Richlands first responders and Wings Air Rescue, Prom Promise students act out a Mock Car DUI car accident at Ernie Hicks Stadium ...

Sheriff gives update on Justin Dye investigation  WVVA TV

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office announced during tonight's school board meeting the findings of the.

Forrest Thump: Richlands' Levi Forrest an elite kicker, punter  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Levi Forrest isn't the most prolific placekicker in Richlands High School Football history. But he probably will be.

Goins named chief deputy commonwealth's attorney in Tazewell County  Southwest Virginia Today

A 13 year veteran of the Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney's office has been named chief deputy for the office.

Top 10 of the last 10: Best football games of the decade  Staunton News Leader

We asked you, the readers, for a list of the best high school football games you've seen involving area teams over the last 10 years. And we got plenty of ...

Osborne fans 17 as Richlands downs Tazewell, 3-1  Bristol Herald Courier

The talk of softball fans around far Southwest Virginia over the weekend was perhaps the stellar 18-strikeout perfect game last Thursday by Richlands High ...

A community comes together to remember Devon Johnson  Bristol Herald Courier

Former Richlands High School football player Aaron Daugherty said he was shocked Tuesday night when he heard the news that Devon Johnson passed away ...

Slideshow: Prom Promise Mock Disaster at Richlands High School  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

With the assistance of Richlands first responders and Wings Air Rescue, Prom Promise students act out a Mock Car DUI car accident at Ernie Hicks Stadium ...

Tazewell County names new chief deputy commonwealth attorney  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County's Commonwealth's attorney announced Thursday at a new chief deputy commonwealth's attorney will now serve in his ...

Parents of teen say he hid feelings before suicide  WVVA TV

It's been an emotional two weeks for the family of Justin Dye, the fifteen year old Richlands High School sophomore who took his own life on October 15th.

Virginia State Police investigating fatal Washington County crash  WCYB

The Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Washington County. The crash occurred Saturday at 2:10 a. m. on Route 19, less than a mile ...

Students go hungry in Richlands, VA after a miscommunication at school  WJHL

RICHLANDS, VA (WJHL)- Parents of students at Richlands High School in Virginia are seeking the resignation of the school's principal after students weren't ...

Jacksonville-Onslow Hall of Fame to recognize four

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission announced it will induct two people into its Hall of Fame while two others will receive Heroes Spirit Awards.

Principal cleared in Richlands school lunch controversy | News  Bristol Herald Courier

RICHLANDS, Va.—Central office staff has completed its investigation and found no evidence of lunches being taken from students by the Principal at Richlands ...

HISTORY WITH HAYES: Former Richlands, UT lineman Matt McGlothlin was a hard-hitting weight room warrior with an infectious laugh and burning desire  Bristol Herald Courier

He was one of the hardest hitting players I have ever been hit by in practice or in a game,” said David Baldwin, a lineman with the Blues during McGlothlin's.

Hyder taking his athletic, leadership skills to E&H  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Neither a fractured foot nor an enlarged spleen could keep Luke Hyder from a college football future.

Funeral services set for Devon Johnson | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Funeral services for Richlands football and basketball standout Devon Johnson will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Southwest Virginia Community College's ...

Richlands student beats adversity to pursue passion  Bristol Herald Courier

RICHLANDS, Va. – A tragedy early in the life of a young man from Southwest Virginia revealed a hidden talent that has pulled him from the shadows of a dark.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Ervin commits to Elon  Bristol Herald Courier

Zac Ervin is taking his talents to the Colonial Athletic Association.

Richlands' "Prom Promise" poses potential dangers of drunk driving  WVNS-TV

RICHLANDS, WV (WVNS) -- Richlands sophomore Caitlin Christian will be one of around 200 students expected to attend prom this year. But through her acting ...

Victims identified in double fatal accident in front of Richlands High School  WITN

Police have identified the victims in Tuesday afternoon's deadly crash in front of Richlands High School. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m., shortly after ...

Fred Phillips' heart is full of hoops | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Believe it or not, Fred Phillips and Michael Jordan have a few things in common.

Former Tennessee defensive lineman, Richlands grad Matt McGlothlin dies  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Former University of Tennessee football player Matt McGlothlin has died.

Richlands' Phillips working to build a winner  Bristol Herald Courier

Fred Phillips was placed in the center of a Tornado this past summer.

Big Jake: Bland County's Jake Watters doubles up on top hoops awards  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bland County's Jake Watters doubled up on post season basketball honors, earning the All Region 1C Player of the Year after having been named All Mountain ...

Richlands' Yulia Slone triumphed over near-tragedy | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — During the course of her high school soccer career, Yulia Slone has played for Radford, for Virginia High and for Richlands. Last week she ...

Phillips selected as new Richlands boys basketball coach  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Basketball and Richlands have long been productive mix for Fred Phillips.

Marsh Regional has critical need for O-negative blood  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Marsh Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for donors with O-negative blood following a holiday weekend and recent ...

HISTORY WITH HAYES: Ernie Hicks had a long reign coaching at Richlands  Bristol Herald Courier

Having already announced that the 1964 season would be his last at the helm of the Richlands High School Blue Tornado, Kenneth McNabb “Ernie” Hicks was ...

Rife takes over at Tazewell | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — A familiar face will be in a new place when the 2015-16 boys basketball season begins at Tazewell High School.

Fourth quarter spurt by Moir lifts Richlands over Pioneers  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

LEBANON, Va. — With their backs against the wall, Richlands came out fighting. Junior Race Moir powered a furious second half comeback as the Blue ...

'Field of dreams': Richlands softball gets diamond of its own  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — It will one day be known as Rhonda Blevins Field. For now, Ronnie Davis has another name for the new home of the Richlands softball ...

SUPER BOWL: Mike Compton was on the field for New England when Patriots dynasty began  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton lay prone on his stomach on the Superdome turf in New Orleans in the split-second before he would become a Super Bowl champion for the first ...

Northwood to host Chilhowie-Galax VHSL state semifinal game  Bristol Herald Courier

It was going to be the first state semifinal game played on Chilhowie High School's football field since 1970.

Ex-Herd RB Devon Johnson dies at 25 | Sports  Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University is once again mourning the loss of a figure within its football program.Former running back Devon Johnson passed away ...

Newsome-Peters, Mary Altizer  NRVN News

Mary Sue Newsome-Peters of Pulaski, VA passed away after complications from heart surgery on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Family of teenager who took his own life shares anti-bullying message  WCYB

The family of a Richlands High School student is spreading an anti-bullying message after the 15-year-old took his own life last week. The family said he was ...

Prep roundup: Simmons slugs Blue Tornado past Bulldogs  Bristol Herald Courier

Cade Simmons had himself a game to remember for the Richlands High School baseball team on Thursday.

POW memorial dedicated in Cedar Bluff  Southwest Virginia Today

Rain and cold didn't stop a large crowd from turning out for the dedication of the POW\MIA memorial at Cedar Bluff Overlook Park April 26.

PREP FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Richlands' John-Luke Asbury  Bristol Herald Courier

RICHLANDS, Va. – Those scorching summer afternoons spent slinging the pigskin around while perfecting timing routes with his wide receivers. The numerous ...

Cougars lose nailbiter to Richlands  USA TODAY High School Sports

Stuarts Draft players celebrate a touchdown during a Group 2A state semifinal football game played in Stuarts Draft on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. NOTE: If you ...

Richlands soccer sweeps George Wythe | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands soccer standout Mya Holmes scored six goals Monday in an 8-1 win over George Wythe at Ernie Hicks Stadium. Bailey Hurst ...

Hard-nosed Amelia County holds off Richlands with defense  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Eric Medley is entirely too young to remember the “bad boy” Detroit Pistons teams that used in-your-face defense to win consecutive ...

Local briefs: King, UVa-Wise softball sweeps twinbill, local athletes signed on dotted lines  Bristol Herald Courier

Emma Hughes surrendered just four hits and struck out six to lead King to a 13-0 whipping of Converse in the opener of a Conference Carolinas twinbill.Former ...

McCall, George William | Obituaries  Roanoke Times

George William (Billy) McCall Jr., 88, of Cedar Bluff, Va. passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tenn. Mr. McCall was born in Huntington, ...

Byron Timothy 'Tim' Mobley Jr., 39, traveled the world inspecting GE's power generation plants  Port City Daily

WILMINGTON — Byron Timothy “Tim” Mobley Jr., 39, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Tim was born Feb. 6, 1980, to Byron Timothy Mobley and the late ...

Devon Johnson signs with Panthers as undrafted free agent  Bristol Herald Courier

The powerful running back from Marshall University signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on Saturday shortly after the NFL draft ...

It's all about the points as Region 2D begins VHSL playoffs  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands High School was the top seed in the Southwest District softball tournament, but the Blue Tornado earned the league's second seed for the Region 2D ...

Athletics part of the future at SWCC | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WARDELL, Va. — The plan is to put the “Community” back in SWCC.

Locals go with the flow on Clinch River excursion  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Almost 100 kayaks and tubes hit the Clinch River in Tazewell County Sunday afternoon for a leisurely float for a few miles and to promote the beauty of the river.

Appomattox thumps Richlands in 2A title game  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands failed to meet its goal while the Appomattox Raiders extended their win streak to 30 games with a 42-7 decision.

Chatham golfer wins title on first playoff hole

BIG STONE GAP — Union High School won the first state title in school history Tuesday at Lonesome Pine Country Club.

Lindsey Sr., James | Obituaries |  Roanoke Times

1925 - 2016James R. Lindsey, Sr., 91, of High Meadows in Roaring Gap, N.C., died peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016, surrounded by family who loved ...

Column: Quest to honor legendary Ernie Hicks continues  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

For much of the last 10 years my travels have taken me to Richlands and Ernie Hicks Stadium.

NFL to Cavs coach – The Official Student Newspaper  The Highland Cavalier

Michael Compton, offensive line coach at The University of Virginia's College at Wise, lived out every football player's dream as a third-round draft pick in the ...

Mike Compton recalls the early days of New England's dynasty  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton was there when it all began. When Tom Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.

GIRLS SOCCER: Nadia Ashiq of Richlands named region player of the year  Bristol Herald Courier

John Battle duo of Sasha Haderer and Melina Turner join Ashiq, Taylor of Richlands on first team.

HISTORY WITH HAYES: McCall's mash was among the many highlights for the 1984 Abingdon Falcons  Bristol Herald Courier

1-0 victory over Appomattox in the state semifinals was highlighted by Steve Lowe's one-hit shutout and Jeff Necessary's solo homer in the third inning.

Richlands grad Devon Johnson waived by the Carolina Panthers  Bristol Herald Courier

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Richlands High School and Marshall University star Devon Johnson was one of four players waived by the Carolina Panthers on ...

E&H's Josh Compton was inspired by his dad Mike  Bristol Herald Courier

For many Southwest Virginia residents, the Thanksgiving Day routine once featured a hometown hero.

Former Southwest Virginia coach Billy Haun to lead VHSL  Roanoke Times

When Billy Haun was on the losing end of a particularly lopsided football game as the head coach at Richlands High School in 1988, his postgame comment ...

Dixon High School blanks Lejeune 8-0 on the road  Camp Lejeune Globe

Torrential downpours didn't stop the Dixon High School Bulldogs boys soccer team from taking its 10th victory on the year.

Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour 2018 tees off at Fincastle on the Mountain  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Sixty-one junior golfers converged at Fincastle on the Mountain on Thursday in the place where the local golf pro and several members launched the successful ...

Lacrosse taking root at Virginia High  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. – Lanz Geisler speaks softly but carries a big stick. For the past few years, the Virginia High senior has promoted the sport of lacrosse to ...

Pike delivers strong message to Tazewell County Students  Southwest Virginia Today

His is an impassioned and somber message and Zeke Pike wanted to make sure it was fully delivered at Richlands High School.

Green retiring as Tazewell County Administrator  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Pat Green had no ambition to be Tazewell County Administrator when she graduated from Southwest Virginia Community College. “I had to ...

NFL contributes football to Richlands in honor of Compton  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Richlands High School principal Kim Ringstaff holds a golden football donated to the school by the NFL in honor of RHS alumnus Mike Compton, who won a ...

Abingdon steel firm moves to Main Street after owner wins challenge  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — With no college education and having worked as a second-shift welder, Steven Harris likely considered himself a country boy from ...

No more extra innings: Bradley Strong says good-bye to pro baseball  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Bradley Strong singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Fort Myers Miracle on June 15. It turned out to be.

Richlands grad Compton on College Hall of Fame ballot  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton, a 1989 graduate of Richlands High School where he starred for the football team, is one of 76 former players on the ballot for the College ...

These Virginia high schools will receive a Golden Football from the NFL

Golden Footballs were sent to the high school of every player or head coach who was on an active roster in a Super Bowl.

NFL: Devon Johnson waived by the Carolina Panthers  Bristol Herald Courier

Former Richlands High School and Marshall University fullback Devon Johnson was waived by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday after a back injury hampered ...

2017 Thompson Award nominees are named  Bristol Herald Courier

The Gene “Pappy” Thompson Award for Excellence originated in 1982 to recognize an area high school student-athlete who exhibits exemplary athletic skills, ...

Franklin County hires former Salem assistant J.R. Edwards as new football coach  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — The last time Franklin County hired an assistant from Salem as its head football coach, the move brought the program unprecedented ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Former Abingdon QB transfers from UVa-Wise to Emory & Henry  Bristol Herald Courier

You'll still find Jake Sturgill playing college football in Southwest Virginia in 2018, but he'll be calling the signals for a different team.

Harmon, Egnor achieve all-state lists | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Richlands junior Olivia Harmon received second team all-state honors in Group 2A volleyball on Monday from the Virginia High School League.

Cousin, Mance make their marks in UVa-Wise spring game  Bristol Herald Courier

A scouting report on Jamorya Cousin must include the word versatile. In bold letters.

New Hampton coach pledges state-wide recruiting  Roanoke Times

Robert Prunty, a fixture in Southside Virginia when he was the football coach at Gretna High School and Hargrave Military Academy, is looking at the state from a ...

Christiansburg wrestling wins 16th straight state title  WSLS

SALEM (WSLS 10 SPORTS) - VHSL Wrestling Final Results (via 1A. 1. Rural Reteat 200.5. 2. Riverheads 155.0. 3. Patrick Henry 83.0. 4.

Mustang Girls Soccer Team Wins Region 2A East, Head to States  Falls Church News Press

THE SENIORS ON MASON'S GIRLS soccer team walk off the field after receiving the Region 2A trophy upon defeating Goochland High School in regional ...

LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Johnson begins Mars Hill career against King  Bristol Herald Courier

Sheena Johnson's first regular-season game for her new school happened to come against her old school.

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