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  • Cavaliers trim Cave Spring; Maroon Tide soccer rolls

    ROANOKE –– A leadoff double and two pitches to the backstop accounted for all the offense Carroll County would need Monday as the Cavaliers notched a huge 1-0 River Ridge District softball win at Cave Spring.

    Carroll County (7-0 overall, 2-3 RRD) led off the game with a Tiffanie Moore double to right center, and two wild pitches later the Cavaliers had scored the only run the game would produce.

  • Wythe stops Grayson 4-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Travis Hedgepeth misfired badly on his easiest scoring opportunity of the night. The George Wythe forward more than made up for it.

    Hedgepeth scored three goals to lead his Maroons over Grayson County 4-1 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match Monday at Bill Strong Field.

    George Wythe remained undefeated at 5-0-1 with the win, dropping Grayson County to 2-3.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 12-18

    2010

    Galax rapped 11 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning, going on to drill George Wythe 19-8 in softball. Drew Cardwell’s second hit of the inning was a two-run home run that capped the huge start. Cardwell and Harley Brewer combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.

    Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run but Grayson County held on for an 8-6 win in softball. Traci Crigger had three hits and five RBIs for Grayson.

     

    2005

  • Trio earn area, state honors

    Basketball has been in the rearview mirror for more than a month but some members of Twin County teams remain at the forefront as postseason honors continue to be announced.

  • Gutenburg (or some dead white guy) would be floored

     According to Careercast.com, the occupation of Newspaper Reporter is dead last on a list of 200 jobs, ranked from best to worst.

    Lumberjacks, no need to thank us for getting you out of the cellar. Besides, I’m not a newspaper reporter. I’m a sportswriter.

  • Spartans handle Carroll County on two big innings

    SALEM –– A pair of robust rallies were all Salem would need Friday night as the Spartans knocked off Carroll County 15-3 in a River Ridge District baseball game at Kiwanis Park.

    Salem scored 13 of its 15 runs in the second and fourth innings to end the game after five innings on the 10-run rule.

  • Devils pull away from Galax, 10-4

    INDEPENDENCE –– Cell phone conversations among the spectators notwithstanding, folks in and around the Galax-Grayson County softball game probably had little idea what was going on among their baseball counterparts on the other side of the parking lot Friday. They need only pay attention to their own game to get a pretty good idea.

  • Frosh, 8-run rally lift GC

    INDEPENDENCE –– For the first time in what seemed like forever, it wasn’t raining Friday afternoon. The floodgates opened nonetheless.

    An eight-run deluge in the fifth inning broke open a one-run ballgame and boosted Grayson County to a 13-4 win in a highly-anticipated Mountain Empire District baseball game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • Readers Hotline 4/20/15

    Unsightly trash
    I’m calling in reference to all the trash and garbage that has been thrown out of vehicles along Timberline Drive between U.S. 58 and Cranberry Road. It is a very unsightly mess and these people that are using it for a garbage disposal, it is not a secret garbage disposal place. These people should use a container or small bag in their vehicle to put their trash in and when they get home, put it in the garbage can. People should have respect for the elderly that have to get out there and clean it up.

  • Grayson school board chairman resigns

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Hobert Bailey, chairman of the Grayson County School Board, has resigned.

    Bailey has been a member of the board representing the Oldtown District for the past 16 years. He could not be reached for comment on Friday.

    School board member Wynn Combs made the motion to accept Bailey’s resignation at last Thursday night’s school board meeting. School board member Fred Weatherman seconded the motion, which was approved unanimously.