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Devils, Cavs lead the way at PH

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By Staff Reports

GLADE SPRING –– Runners from Grayson County and Carroll County filled half of the top-10 finishing positions in both the boys’ and girls’ competition at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Patrick Henry High School.

Grayson County took the win in both races, with Tyler Young running the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 17 seconds to take the boys’ win by 40 seconds. In the girls’ race, the Blue Devils’ Mary Beth Cunningham posted a winning time of 22:03 to hold off teammate Emma Wyatt by seven seconds for the win.

Carroll County’s Sydney Haynes (22:23) was third in the girls’ race while Olivia Wyatt (23:02) and Natalie Ruiz (23:18) of Grayson County finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Kayla Osborne placed 11th for the Blue Devils, followed by Grace Vaughan (18th) and Jessica Ponce (23rd).

For Carroll County, Lindsey Brumfield was 17th, Laken Shaffner finished 29th and Kimbre Robinson placed 30th.

Samuel Haynes of Carroll County placed second in the boys’ race with a time of 18:57. He was followed in the top 10 by teammates Tyler Barrett (7th, 19:40) and Hunter Blessing (10th, 20:11). Tyler Krejci finished 12th for the Cavaliers.

Bailey Hawkins of Grayson County was third overall in 19:24. Jose Sanchez and Brian Howell were 16th and 17th, respectively and Roy Oakley finished 22nd.

GOLF

Galax held off Grayson County by two shots in a dual match last Thursday at Blue Ridge Country Club but the Blue Devils bounced back and defeated the Maroon Tide by three strokes Monday at New River C.C.

Grayson County posted the two low individual scores in the Thursday match as Cole Davis took individual honors with his 37, followed by Jacob Vaughan with a 40. Galax showed better overall balance, however, with the top four Maroon Tide golfers finishing between 41 and 44. Jacob Patton led Galax with a 41, Dominic DiGiacomo and Aaron Osborne each carded a 43 and Nick Sage finished with a 44. Kylee Hill was one shot back of Sage with a 45.

Monday at New River, Graham ran away with the team win as Ben Ramsey burned it up with a 34. Travis Simms finished at 38 and Zach Toohey turned in a 39 for the G-Men, who finished with a four-man total of 154.

The real battle was for the No. 2 team spot. Vaughan led Grayson County with a 39 and Davis had a 42, followed by Devin Reeves (46) and Vincent Benish (49).

Galax got a 38 from Sage but nobody else shot better than 45 for the Maroon Tide.

Fort Chiswell was fourth in the team standings with a 194.