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  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 3-9

    2010

    Galax picked up its first-ever baseball win over Grayson County as Travis Cockerham held the Blue Devils to four hits in a 4-1 Maroon Tide win.

    Adam Crotts pitched his second straight complete-game win as Carroll County downed Richlands 11-2. Crotts struck out 14.

     

    2005

    Matthew Tompkins threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters he faced, as Carroll County downed Grundy 4-0.

  • Grayson County powers to pair of baseball wins

    BASTIAN –– Grayson County drilled six home runs in two days and improved to 12-3 on the year, dropping Gate City 14-5 on Monday and following up with a 20-8 trouncing of Bland County on Tuesday.

  • Carroll County improves to 13-0

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a few innings to get rolling offensively, but the Cavaliers won their 13th game without a defeat Tuesday, pulling away for a 10-1 win over Pulaski County in a River Ridge District game at CCHS.

    The Cavaliers shut down the Cougars after allowing a first-inning run but led just 2-1 entering the bottom of the fourth before erupting for six runs.

  • Galax trounces Bobcats

    The rematch quickly turned into a mismatch.

    In a nondistrict boys’ soccer match pitting the two Group 1A state finalists from a year ago, Galax overcame another unsteady start with a furious finish and hammered Radford 7-1 Wednesday at Galax High School.

    After giving up a goal before the match was five minutes old, the Maroon Tide completely shut down the Bobcats over the final 76 minutes.

  • Grayson gets past Galax

    For the second time this season, Grayson County got all it could handle from Galax. For the second time, the Blue Devils came out on top.

    A three-run surge in the first two innings was all the offense the Blue Devils would need, but not enough to make it comfortable as Grayson slipped past the Maroon Tide 4-1 in a Mountain Empire District softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

  • Blue Devils win battle of unbeatens

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ tennis team won for the 12th time without a loss and dealt Galax its first loss after the Tide had run up its own 12-0 mark as the Blue Devils notched a 6-3 win in a Mountain Empire District match Thursday afternoon.

  • Hawks, Devils stifle Galax

    There are times during the course of the Mountain Empire District schedule when a team can get away with committing seven errors. Friday wasn’t one of those times for Galax.

    Grayson County took advantage of a shaky Maroon Tide defense and put a saddle on the three-hit effort of Eric Hawks, riding it to a 6-0 MED win on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Felts Park.

  • Truck goes under tractor-trailer on I-77

    A Danville man was airlifted for injuries after colliding with a tractor trailer on Interstate 77 on Tuesday.

    According to State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser, authorities were called to I-77, approximately one tenth of a mile north of Exit 19 at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found a 1998 Chevy S10 pickup truck crushed underneath the rear of a tractor trailer, owned by Mercantile Solutions in Georgia.

  • Riders bring trail concerns to forest service

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    WYTHEVILLE — U.S. Forest Service officials and a Grayson County-based horseback riders group still aren’t seeing eye-to-eye following a forum last week about proposed trail closings.

    But Grayson County resident Elizabeth Thomas, the president and founder of the group, MRNRA Trail Advocates Coalition, sees at least one promising sign – the plan to close most of the horse trails in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is moving at less of a gallop than before.

  • Galax Prom 2015

    Galax High School students showed off their unique styles at the 2015 prom, held May 2 at the Galax Golf Course country club.