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Countdown To Friday Night: Midland Trail Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMidland Trail used to be a mainstay in the class single a playoffs. Now the Patriots are focused on getting back to their tradition, and back to being a serious title contender. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Bluefield College Looks For That 1st Win Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Rams have yet to post a victory since creating the sport in 2012. The Rams have come close several times but have never been able to put 4 quarters together. Bluefield's 1st game is August 28th at home against Pikeville at 7:00. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Meadow Bridge Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMeadow Bridge finished 2013 at 8-3 with a loss in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats have made the postseason 4 years in a row but haven't gone past the 2nd round. A trend they hope to change with a veteran team in 2014. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Oak Hill Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV8-3 and a loss in the first round of the AAA playoffs was not good enough for Oak Hill. The Red Devils are more than determined to get much farther in 2014 and hopefully shock everyone across the state. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: James Monroe Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVJames Monroe finished 2013 a disappointing 3-7. For a program with a rich tradition, that isn't going to cut it. The Mavericks focus in 2014, is to reverse the recent trend. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Local College Express Interest In Greenbrier Facility

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe New Orleans Saints have gone back to Louisiana, but interest in their training camp home has only started to heat up. Marshall, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia have all expressed interest in using the Greenbrier football facility for the fall. The Advocare Performance Center has 3 fields and a state of the art training center. No date or time for either school has been settled upon. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Summers Co Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVSummers Co ended 2013 in the first round of the playoffs in heartbreaking style. The Bobcats are back and are hungry for more than just a playoff birth, as they look to much bigger things. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Independence Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVIndependence finished 2013 at 2-8. The Patriots then watched their wrestling and baseball teams make history. That success has motivated the football Patriots in a major way in the off season. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Virginia Tech, Marshall Sit Outside AP Top 25 Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Virginia Tech and Marshall are outside the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll but they're not far away.Marshall received 41 points in the voting, good for 32nd place. Virginia Tech has 26 points, putting them 34th.The Thundering Herd opens the season August 30 on the road at Miami (Ohio) while Virginia Tech hosts William Mary. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Liberty Raleigh Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter a 4-6 season in 2013, Liberty Raleigh is focused. The Raiders return the majority of their backfield and offensive line for 2014, and they can't wait for that first game on August 29th. A.J. Good has more. More>>

WVU Announces 2014-2015 Mens Basketball Schedule

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVWVU announced its 2014-2015 Mens Basketball Schedule today. The season will start in Morgantown on November 14 against Monmouth. The first Big 12 game will be January 3rd at TCU. Here's the rest of the schedule;NOV 14-MONMOUTHNOV 16-LAFAYETTENOV 20-23-PURETO RICO TIPOFFNOV 26-VMI (CHARLESTON)NOV 29-COLLEGE OF CHARLESTONDEC 4-LSUDEC 9-@NORTHERN KENTUCKYDEC 14-MARSHALL (CHARLESTON)DEC 20-NC STATE (MADISON SQUARE GARDEN)DEC 22-WOFFORDDEC 30-VIRGINIA TECHJAN 3-@TCUJAN 5-@TEXAS... More>>

Shuman To Retire

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVVirginia Tech Tackle Mark Shuman has decided to retire from football. Shuman tore his meniscus last week for the third time in his career. Shuman played 10 games for the Hokies during his injury plagued 5 years. He already has his degree in sociology. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Shady Spring Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVShady Spring finished 2013 at a disappointing 1-9. That motivated the Tigers in a major to turn the ship around. Shady has struggled ever since joining Class AAA, but this could be the year it all comes together. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Saints Final Day At Greenbrier Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe New Orleans Saints held their final practices at the Greenbrier today. The team packed up and headed back to the bayou. The team had spent over 20 days in West Virginia. The weather was the big highlight of the trip as temperatures never reached 90 degrees during their stay. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Beckley Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVLast year Beckley missed the playoffs after back to back appearances in the playoffs. The terrible 2013 motivated the Flying Eagles every second of the off-season, and they can't wait to get started. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Greenbrier East Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVIts been 16 years since Greenbrier East has made the playoffs. This year the Spartans think they have more than enough to get there. They are taking a team first approach and not worrying about who touches the ball. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Pikeview Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVPikeview went just 3-7 in 2013, but the expectations have changed in a big way. The Panthers return a core group of juniors who have plans on taking the program to the next level. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Jays Fall To Braves: Rays Win In Extras Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays fell to the Danville Braves 3-0. The Princeton Rays defeated the Pulaski Mariners 3-2 in 11 innings. Both series will continue tommorrow night. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Westside Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV The Westside Renegades were bitten by the injury bug in 2013 going 5-5. A year later, the Renegades are fully healthy and fully looking to prove they are more than just a basketball school. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Marshall Hosts Fan Day At Edwards Stadium Video included

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Marshall's new uniforms may have stolen the show but the Herd's 2014 fan day still focused on showing off a team that seems poised for great things this season.The 2014 Thundering Herd have a great chance at running the table and playing in a high-profile game this season. They have one of the nation's best offenses, possibly the country's best player in quarterback Rakeem Cato and a schedule that is easy by most college football standards."We are practicing and ge... More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Bluefield Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Beavers lost in the AA Semifinals to eventual state champion Bridgeport. This loss motivated the Beavers to come into 2014 with a new attitude. Bluefield returns a host of starters from last year. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Concord Picked 2nd By MEC Coaches

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Mountain East coaches picked Concord to finish 2nd in the pre season poll. Last year's champion Shepherd was picked first. The Mountain Lions are coming off a 8-3 season where they finished 7-2 in the MEC. First game will be at home on September 6th against Glenville State. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Tazewell Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVTazewell suffered through a 2-8 season in 2013. The Bulldogs had a powerful offense, but a weak defense. Tazewell's youth over the past couple years will now turn into veteran leaders, and this team could be ready for a post season run in 2014. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Wyoming East Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV2013 was a history making year for Wyoming East. The Warriors hosted a playoff game at the Warzone for the first time ever, but it came in defeat. The Warriors have high hopes for 2014, and they want to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

Rays Take One From Jays Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday night. The Rays capitalized on a bases loaded situation in the top of the third and never looked back from there. Bluefield holds the season series at 3 games to 2. The two will play again tomorrow night at 7:05. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Richlands Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVRichlands 2013 came to an end against Giles Co in the quarterfinals. That lost has haunted and motivated the Blue Tornado in the offseason. Richlands returns several key starters for 2014. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Bid to win Blue Jays jersey for Jonathan Hope Foundation

 (WVVA) Do your part to help out the Jonathan Hope Foundation and get a new Bluefield Blue Jays jersey.We are hosting a charity auction for the jersey and the highest bidder wins

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Position Battles Continue At Va Tech; Cato Appreciates His O-Line Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThough most are focused on the ongoing QB battle, Virginia Tech has plenty of positions up for grabs elsewhere. Head coach Frank Beamer says everyone should watch other battles, especially on defense where nothing is safe. At Marshall, QB Rakeem Cato is starting to get a lot of hype, but he says he couldn't do it without his O-Line. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: River View Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVRiver View went 4-6 in 2013. Injuries plagued the Raiders throughout the year, but it allowed several young players to gain experience. Jordan Wilson could potentially be the best running back in the state. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Marshall Releases 2015 C-USA Schedule

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Marshall Men's Basketball team released its C-USA schedule today. It will start on the road at Western Kentucky on January 4th. The first home game will be January 8th against Old Dominion. The final game will be at Charlotte on March 7th. The C-USA Tournament will be March 11-14 at UAB. Here's the full schedule:Nov. 8 - Concord (Exhibition) – Cam Henderson Center Nov. 14-Jacksonville State (GSS) – Cam Henderson Center Nov. 16-Savannah State (GSS) – Cam Henderson Cente... More>>

Va Tech RB Battle; Marshall's Johnson Switching To RB? Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe QB battle at Virginia Tech might be the most talked about, but its the RB battle that could be the most important. There are 4 guys with starting experience fighting for the job. Head Coach Frank Beamer says it will sort itself out. Marshall's Devon Johnson could be switching to RB. The Bluefield, VA native spent the last two seasons at TE. Johnson scored 3 TDs for the Herd at that position a year ago. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Mount View Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter a being a consistent team throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Mt View has fallen off. The Golden Knights have gone 9-60 in the last 7 seasons and haven't reached the playoffs since 2006. But, things are changing with new coach Larry Thompson who hopes to change the culture in Mcdowell Co. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Princeton Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Tigers were just a fraction away from making the post-season in 2013. The Tigers return a very experienced but young backfield. Princeton is poised for a big year in 2014 but the schedule is very tough. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Graham Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Graham G-Men went 6-5 in 2013, but that was not satisfying. The G-Men return two stars in Jared Richmond and Dylan Cook who look to lead their team to a brighter future. A.J. Good has more. More>>

High School Football Starts Monday Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Starting bright and early Monday morning, high school athletes all across the Two Virginias take their first official steps in the 2014 season. West Virginia football starts two-a-days Monday - Virginia has been at it since late last week - and soccer, volleyball and golf teams will all get together.All eyes however are on the football field. We have a handful of teams that have bigger goals than simply making the playoffs. Some have state championship dreams.Eight ... More>>

Over/Under Wins For WVU, Virginia Tech & Marshall Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- WVU, Virginia Tech and Marshall aren't in the Associated Press Top 25 poll but the Hokies and Thundering Herd are ranked 32 and 34 respectively.It's no surprise to not see the Mountaineers not anywhere near the top 25. WVU has the 12th toughest schedule in the nation this year and possibly the toughest opening month in the country. WVU opens the season against #2 Alabama and hosts #4 Oklahoma September 26. It only gets marginally easier after that.Getting to a bowl ... More>>

Mercer Cup Gives Us Magical Night Of Baseball Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It still feels like there is a buzz in the air, remnants of Saturday night's incredible cap to the 2014 Mercer Cup Series. Both the Bluefield Blue Jays and Princeton Rays delivered the best Appy League game we've seen in a long time.The Jays won 5-3 to retain the Mercer Cup for another year, thanks to a huge hit by one of the biggest prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.Rowdy Tellez hit a 3-run homerun in the top of the 8th inning to give the Jays the lea... More>>

Grid-O-Rama Packs Mitchell Stadium Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It's scrimmage season across the Two Virginias and the time of year is so intense, four teams scrimmaged at the same time at Mitchell Stadium.The annual Grid-O-Rama featured Graham, Pikeview, Marion and Lebanon - all four teams played half the field, Saturday. Each team had ten plays in a row before the ball changed hands.We're less than two week away from the start of the high school football season. More>>

Pikeview Sets "Back To Back" Championship Goal Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Only one soccer team in southern West Virginia hits the field in 2014, intent to defend a state championship. That honor only belongs to the Pikeview boys soccer team and the Panthers have their sights set on three best words in sports: 'back to back.'Pikeview scrimmaged Woodrow Wilson and Oak Hill at Princeton's Kick-O-Rama Saturday. The team returns a ton of talent and experience but they're officially on the map now. They won't sneak up on anyone this year, and t... More>>

Countdown To Friday Night: Greenbrier West Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVGreenbrier West came up a game short of a state championship a year ago. The Cavaliers lost a lot from that team, but return a veteran group. A tough schedule awaits West as getting back to Wheeling will not be easy. Brett Hiltbrand has more. More>>

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  • Bluefield Retains Mercer Cup

    Bluefield Retains Mercer Cup

    PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Rowdy Tellez waited all night, and the better part of two series, for a change-up. When he finally got one, he calmly deposited it beyond the wall for the biggest home run of his professional career.Tellez's three-run homerun gave the Bluefield Blue Jays the boost it needed to defeat the Princeton Rays and take the 2014 Mercer Cup series. Saturday night's game was a 'winner-take-all' contest. The Jays and Rays played the previous ten games 5-5.There have been many d...More >>
    PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Rowdy Tellez waited all night, and the better part of two series, for a change-up. When he finally got one, he calmly deposited it beyond the wall for the biggest home run of his professional career.Tellez's three-run homerun gave the Bluefield Blue Jays the boost it needed to defeat the Princeton Rays and take the 2014 Mercer Cup series. Saturday night's game was a 'winner-take-all' contest. The Jays and Rays played the previous ten games 5-5.There have been many d...More >>
  • Jays Take Another From The Rays

    Jays Take Another From The Rays

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter losing 5 in a row in the Mercer Cup Series, the Bluefield Blue Jays have now won back to back games against the Princeton Rays after a 4-1 win on Friday night. The win forces a winner take all in the Mercer Cup tommorrow night as both teams sit at 5 wins a piece.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter losing 5 in a row in the Mercer Cup Series, the Bluefield Blue Jays have now won back to back games against the Princeton Rays after a 4-1 win on Friday night. The win forces a winner take all in the Mercer Cup tommorrow night as both teams sit at 5 wins a piece.More >>
  • Jays Knock Rays Out Of First

    Jays Knock Rays Out Of First

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays snapped their 5 game losing streak to the Princeton Rays 7-2. The Rays still lead the Mercer Cup Series 5-4. With the loss and a Danville win, Princeton is a half game out of first place in the Appalachian League East Division.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays snapped their 5 game losing streak to the Princeton Rays 7-2. The Rays still lead the Mercer Cup Series 5-4. With the loss and a Danville win, Princeton is a half game out of first place in the Appalachian League East Division.More >>
  • Rays Take Out Jays

    Rays Take Out Jays

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays 7-3 at Hunnicutt field. With the win, the Rays are now 5-3 in the Mercer Cup Series. The series continues on Thursday night at 7:05.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays 7-3 at Hunnicutt field. With the win, the Rays are now 5-3 in the Mercer Cup Series. The series continues on Thursday night at 7:05.More >>
  • Rays Take 1st; Jays Upend Braves

    Rays Take 1st; Jays Upend Braves

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Pulaski Mariners 7-5 and the Bluefield Blue Jays came from behind to take care of the Danville Braves 3-1. With the win and the Danville loss, Princeton is now in first place of the Appalachian League East Division.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Pulaski Mariners 7-5 and the Bluefield Blue Jays came from behind to take care of the Danville Braves 3-1. With the win and the Danville loss, Princeton is now in first place of the Appalachian League East Division.More >>
  • Bluefield Walks Off With Win Against Danville

    Bluefield Walks Off With Win Against Danville

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Bluefield Blue Jays needed some magic to return to Bowen Field Sunday night after being swept by arch rival Princeton in its previous series. Bowen Field delivered.In the bottom of the ninth, with the Jays down 4-3, Angel Rojas singled home a pair of runs giving the Jays a 5-4 walkoff win.It was the perfect response to a tough Mercer Cup series. The Princeton Rays swept the Jays on their own turf and took over the lead in the Mercer Cup.Bluefield continues its t...More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Bluefield Blue Jays needed some magic to return to Bowen Field Sunday night after being swept by arch rival Princeton in its previous series. Bowen Field delivered.In the bottom of the ninth, with the Jays down 4-3, Angel Rojas singled home a pair of runs giving the Jays a 5-4 walkoff win.It was the perfect response to a tough Mercer Cup series. The Princeton Rays swept the Jays on their own turf and took over the lead in the Mercer Cup.Bluefield continues its t...More >>
  • Princeton Sweeps Bluefield

    Princeton Sweeps Bluefield

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Princeton Rays had no trouble with the Bluefield Blue Jays Saturday night, winning both games of an evening doubleheader 3-2 and 5-2.The pair of wins completed the Rays' three-game sweep of the Jays.Both teams stay at home for the next few days: the Rays welcome Pulaski while the Jays host Danville.More >>
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Princeton Rays had no trouble with the Bluefield Blue Jays Saturday night, winning both games of an evening doubleheader 3-2 and 5-2.The pair of wins completed the Rays' three-game sweep of the Jays.Both teams stay at home for the next few days: the Rays welcome Pulaski while the Jays host Danville.More >>
  • WVU Opens Fall Football Camp

    WVU Opens Fall Football Camp

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