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Today's News

  • Warriors rally to hand Galax third straight loss

    The Galax Maroon Tide was one out away from an impressive victory over Chilhowie Wednesday when disaster struck.

    Chilhowie, trailing 3-2, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh to chalk up the 5-3 nondistrict victory in a Conference 46 softball game at Mountain View Park.

    Hayden Cassell put the Maroon Tide on top 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when she crunched a two-run home run over the leftfield fence to score Ally Bartlett, who had beat out a single with two outs.

  • Blue Devils deal Fort a second loss

    MAX MEADOWS –– Undefeated against the rest of its schedule, Fort Chiswell fell for the second time this season to Grayson County, which jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to a 14-5 win in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday.

    Leading 1-0 with the bases loaded in the top of the first, a Garrett Moore RBI single plated one Grayson run and two more crossed on an error on the play by the Pioneers (17-2).

  • Cavs top Bruins in 10 to stay perfect

    HILLSVILLE –– If the best things in life are worth working for, then Carroll County probably didn’t mind putting in a little overtime to maintain that zero on the right-hand column of its won-lost record.

    It took 10 innings for them to do it, but the Cavaliers twice rallied from behind before finally subduing Blacksburg 4-3 in a River Ridge District gem Tuesday night. Carroll County improved to 16-0 on the year with a nondistrict double header at home today (Friday) against Tazewell.

  • Lundy key in Surry title run

    DANVILLE –– For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team is the Region X champion. In the process, the Knights swept the region’s postseason awards and advanced to this past weekend’s district tournament against Prince George’s (Md.) Community College with a berth in the NJCAA College World Series on the line.

  • Grayson County baseball enters postseason on six-game roll

    WARDELL –– While it is possible to win ugly, there’s no such thing as an ugly win.

    Grayson County put an exclamation point on a solid finish to its regular season by outscoring Richlands 19-10 Thursday in a less-than-tidy Conference 39 baseball game at Southwest Virginia Community College. The win sends the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (11-6) into the conference tournament riding a six-game winning streak, including victories over two of the three teams seeded above them.

  • A double take for Concord

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney and Samuel Haynes didn’t let the fact that they are twins sway their thinking when it came to making a college choice. Prepared to go their separate ways post-high school, the two nonetheless will end up together at Concord University, and that decision will pay off in at least one way.

    “We can have just one car and not have to spend a lot of money on gas,” Sydney Haynes said with a smile. “And I’ll know someone.”

  • Galax, Grayson players advance

    Galax’s boys will be represented in regionals, two Grayson County boys and two Grayson girls have earned a spot, and Galax’s girls have picked up a regional win before completion of conference play as a busy tennis postseason got under way last week in Galax and Independence.

    Noah Hutchens of Galax won the Conference 39/46 singles championship and teamed up with Gage Cooke to claim the conference doubles title in play at Grayson County High School.

  • Carroll finishes strong

    HILLSVILLE –– First-year Carroll County baseball coach Kevin DeHaven rubbed his red-rimmed eyes, plainly showing the emotion of possibly having played the final home game with his inaugural group of eight seniors. DeHaven didn’t brag on any key plays, any one player or any certain pitch sequence after the Cavaliers’ 5-2 River Ridge District win over Blacksburg.

  • Carroll grads honor Golden Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – A heartfelt evening celebrated students, parents and special employees of Carroll County Public Schools at the 2017 Golden Cavalier banquet.

    The banquet held on May 11 was the fourth year of the ceremony and featured many laughs and tears.

    The top 10 graduating seniors were asked to recognize an employee that had a special impact on them during their educational career. Those recognized ranged from a bus driver to educators to aides and some were parents of the students.

  • Independence budget has no tax, fee increases

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council is in the final leg of planning the town’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with some good news for taxpayers.

    Council scheduled a public hearing on the budget during its May 9 meeting, but received no comments.

    According to recent reports from the town, the fiscal year 2018 budget totals approximately $1.6 million and the utilities budget total is $2.3 million.