Maroon Tide girls pick up track and field win

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By Staff Reports

Galax held off Grayson County in the girls’ standings while Fort Chiswell’s boys nipped Grayson by a single point for the team win in a seven-team track meet Wednesday at Galax High School.

The Maroon Tide girls got a balanced effort from sprints, distance, relays and field events to finish with 89 points, nine ahead of the Blue Devils.

Galax claimed just one event win, posting a time of 58.9 seconds in the 4x100 relay, and picked up top-three finishes in nine events to outpoint Grayson. 

Fort Chiswell was third with 64 points, followed by Graham (57), Carroll County (51.5), Bland County (50) and Narrows (10.5).

Carroll County’s Maycee Cain won the shot put (30 feet, 4 inches) and discus (96-8).

For Grayson County, Emma Wyatt won the 1600 (6:03.40), Hayley Reavis claimed the 400 (1:07.77), Mary Beth Cunningham won the 800 (2:43.10) and Olivia Wyatt was the winner in the 3200 (13:48.80).

Fort Chiswell’s boys got almost half their points from the sprints and field events and finished with 96 points, one ahead of Grayson County. They were followed by Bland County (69), Galax (66), Carroll County (63), Graham (24) and Narrows (12).

Grayson County got wins from Hunter Moore in the discus (117-0), John Bilbrey in the triple jump (35-81/2), Tyler Pauley in the 400 (57.34) and Tyler Young in the 800 (2:15.50). The Blue Devils also won the 4x400 relay in 4:02.20.

Galax’s Dustin Matthews finished first in the 1600 (4:57.20), while Carroll County picked up a pair of wins from Dalton (110  and 300 hurdles).



Galax 21, Pulaski County 19: The Maroon Tide scored six runs with two out in the top of the seventh to overtake the Cougars in a wild nondistrict game Wednesday in Dublin.

Leading 8-2, Galax gave up 10 runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth to trail 17-11. Pulaski County fell apart defensively from that point, committing six errors over the final two innings to fuel the comeback.

Galax scored four runs in the sixth to close to within 19-15. With two out and two on in the seventh, Galax got base hits from Daniel Larrowe and Stew Merdian, two infield errors and a Caleb Spurlin double to overtake the Cougars.

Larrowe went 4-for-5 and scored four runs and Merdian had three hits for Galax, which took advantage of nine walks and eight Pulaski errors.

The Maroon Tide batted through the order in four of the seven innings. Pulaski, which benefited from eight Galax errors, batted around twice, including sending 13 to the plate in the 10-run fourth.



Grayson County 4, Auburn 1: Karly Morris had two RBIs on two hits while Brady Cassell had a pair of hits and an RBI as the Blue Devils knocked off the Eagles Thursday.

Claire Circle also had two hits for Grayson County (4-2).

Sarah Eller earned the pitching win by limiting the Eagles to five hits, striking out five.

Carroll County 4, Pulaski County 1: The Cavaliers broke a scoreless tie with four runs over the fifth and sixth innings and notched a nondistrict win Wednesday in Hillsville.

Eden Durnil doubled and scored on Ragan Halsey’s double for a 1-0 lead in the fifth. The Cavaliers strung together six hits in the three-run sixth. Durnil doubled in a run, followed by back-to-back RBI singles from Grace Lindsey and Halsey.

Gracie Davidson went the distance in the pitcher’s circle for the win. Pulaski managed nine hits through the first six innings but couldn’t get on the board until the bottom of the seventh. Davidson struck out three.

Durnil had three hits while Lindsey, Halsey, Davidson, Hannah Dalton and Tiffany Moore added two hits apiece.

Grayson County 4, Radford 2: Grace Circle hit a game-tying solo home run in the sixth inning and Chelsea Callahan added an RBI single later in the sixth as the Blue Devils rallied past the Bobcats in a nondistrict game Monday in Radford.

Sarah Eller held Radford to two runs on eight hits.