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Today's News

  • BRJGT gearing up for 18th season

    Registration is now underway for the 18th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour (BRJGT). The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which players receive on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament.  

  • Grayson breezes to easy wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored 13 of its 14 runs in two big innings and run-ruled Marion 14-4 in a six-inning Conference 39 game Friday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

    The Blue Devils put five runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning, stringing together five hits to take command early. Rachel Burris singled home a run and Nikki Lundy followed with a two-run single for a quick 3-0 Blue Devil lead. Two more runs scored on fielders’ choices.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Graham

    Graham wasn’t pulling an April Fool’s Day joke Friday when their coach called and said they were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 77.

    When they finally arrived almost an hour late, the Galax Maroon Tide won a Mountain Empire District doubleheader, 3-0 in the first game and 13-0 in the second game.

    Sophomore hurler Lucas Dalton pitched a gem in the opening game, allowing only two singles in the five-inning game, walking three and striking out six.

  • Grayson softball overpowers Floyd

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County strung together a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to outscore Floyd County 13-9 in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Tide, Cassell blank Cougars

    Galax had opened its 2016 softball season with back-to-back losses to defending 4A state champion Carroll County, playing the Cavaliers competitively to the latter stages of each game before fading. In picking up its first win of the year on Tuesday, the Maroon Tide did anything but fade down the stretch.

    Galax scored three runs in each of its final two turns at bat and played a solid defensive game behind the one-hitter of Hayden Cassell to blank Pulaski County 8-0 at Mountain View Park.

  • Grayson girls, Carroll boys win

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County was the girls’ team winner and Carroll County took the boys’ team win in a three-way track meet last week at Carroll County.

    The Blue Devil girls won six events and accumulated 55 points to outdistance Carroll County (31) and Tazewell (22). Mary Beth Cunningham claimed three event wins, taking the triple jump (27 feet, 6.5 inches), the 400 (1 minute, 8.03 seconds) and the 100 (14.03 seconds). She also placed second in the long jump and 1600 meters.

  • Radford rolls over Maroon Tide; Highlanders top Grayson County

    Radford pitcher Reece Williamson shut out Galax over the final six innings and helped his own cause at the plate Monday as the Bobcats pulled away for an 8-3 nondistrict baseball win at Felts Park.

    Galax took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first on a Caleb Spurlin RBI single, a sacrifice fly by Matt Coomes and a Lucas Dalton squeeze bunt but that was it for the Maroon Tide as Williamson scattered six hits across the final six innings.

  • Grayson hangs on

    INDEPENDENCE –– The fact that Grayson County had wasted a six-run lead in a loss to Glenvar two years ago was pointed out in the Blue Devils’ dugout Monday. Whether or not the subject was broached in the Highlanders’ dugout can’t be confirmed, but it nearly came up on the scoreboard nonetheless.

    Grayson County whacked its way to a 6-1 lead and saw Glenvar pull to within a run before the Blue Devils escaped with a 6-5 nondistrict win at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/4/16

    Long timeline
    There is much too long a process in this country for those wanting to be president of the United States. If you are a governor or senator, do your job. Then, there are those tired of counting their millions and figure, “I guess I will run for president.” As for ISIS, what is wrong with people today? Because they don’t get their way, they lash out and kill or maim innocent people. Such hatred.

    Hanging out

  • Attacks renew debate over pit bulls

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    Recent pit bull attacks in the Twin Counties and elsewhere have sparked a fierce debate about whether the fault lies in the dogs’ owners or in a genetic predisposition to violence.