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  • Ramp festival is Sunday in Whitetop


  • Devils clinch MED

     Grayson County’s Shannon Gamble and Adanna Cheek won a pair of tiebreakers in the No. 3 doubles match Wednesday, giving the Blue Devils the deciding team point as Grayson claimed a 5-4 win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District match continued from Tuesday.

    Grayson County (12-0 overall, 5-0 district), which clinched the MED championship with the win, took four of the six singles matches on Tuesday. Only the No. 2 doubles match was concluded, with Galax’s Claire Engelhardt and Paige Hanks winning in two sets.

  • Maroon Tide girls claim 10th win

     MAX MEADOWS –– Galax improved to 10-2-1 on the year with a 5-0 shutout win over Fort Chiswell in a MED girls’ soccer match Tuesday.

    Mirieda Martinez scored twice from outside the box to lead Galax.  Chantasy Cottrell converted a Sonia Solis assist for a goal, Alexandra Moreno set up Jessica Salinas for a goal and Kelsey Williams scored unassisted for the Maroon Tide.

    Abbi Ponce had the shutout in goal for Galax.

  • Grayson one win away after topping Fort 10-0

     INDEPENDENCE ––  Dylan Isom highlighted a five-run fourth inning with a two-run single as the Blue Devils clinched at least a tie for the MED title Wednesday with a 10-0, five-inning win over Fort Chiswell.

    Grayson County needs to win against either Galax today or Narrows next week to seal the season championship.

    Tyler Rutherford and Dustin Leonard each went 3-for-3 at the plate with Rutherford scoring three runs and Leonard driving in two.

  • Kimble, Cavs silence Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having paused for what may have been the shortest senior day observance in the history of such procedures, Carroll County made it a short afternoon with an 8-0 nondistrict softball win over Grayson County.

    After the introduction of lone 12th-grader Lindsey Davidson followed by an impromptu fly-over by a gaggle of wayward geese, junior-heavy Carroll County upped its record to 13-3 Monday on the strength of a five-run fifth inning and a tidy two-hitter by pitcher Lillie Kimble.

  • Walk-off HR lifts Fort over Galax 17-16

     MAX MEADOWS –– Having combined for 24 runs on 19 hits in just three innings, things seemingly got back to normal when Galax and Fort Chiswell totaled just one run over the next three frames.

    Turns out that the two teams were just saving up for the big finish.

    Alex Larrowe’s grand slam gave the Maroon Tide a 16-13 lead in the top of the seventh but the Pioneers hit for the cycle in the bottom half, including Josh Underwood’s two-run walk-off homer as Fort Chiswell took a wild 17-16 win over Galax in an MED slugfest Friday afternoon.

  • Softball title hopes vanish in 10th

     HILLSVILLE –– Taylor Creasy’s two-out, two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning lifted Tazewell to a 7-5 Southwest District win Thursday and extinguished Carroll County’s district title hopes.

    Carroll County (12-3 overall, 7-2 district) trailed 5-1 in the middle of the fourth before beginning to chip away, starting with an RBI triple by Jordan Nunn in the fourth.

  • Carroll County bounces back

    HILLSVILLE –– After a day like Thursday, a day like Friday couldn’t have come soon enough.

    Twenty-four hours after a discouraging 10-run loss at Richlands, Carroll County bounced back offensively in a big way, pounding out seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, in a 15-2 win over Marion at Bill Worrell Field.

    The game was halted after five on the 10-run rule.

  • Henry Whitter: Country music's first recording artist


    FRIES — The Fries Spring Festival honoring Henry Whitter will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fries Town Park, located on Firehouse Drive along the banks of New River. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Music begins at 9 a.m., featuring Jeanette and Johnny Williams, The Crooked Road Ramblers, Blue Ridge Country Kickers, Bill’s Basement Band and more. For more information, visit www.friesva.com or contact, (276) 744-2231, 237-3532 or townoffries@embarqmail.com.

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