Today's News

  • Salem too tough for Carroll

    DUBLIN –– Carroll County successfully navigated its way through the first 23 matches of the season without a loss. Plotting a course through Salem was another matter entirely.

  • Bears wrap up MED crown

    INDEPENDENCE –– Bland County scored twice in the first 2:11 of the second half to break open a tight game and claim its first outright Mountain Empire District championship, knocking off defending champion Grayson County 29-14 Friday at Bill Strong Field.

    The Bears (9-1 overall, 4-0 district), who earned a share of the MED title on two previous occasions, will enter the Region C Division 1 playoffs as the No. 1 seed while Grayson County ends its season at 0-10, 0-4.

  • Galax enjoys happy ending

    WAR, W.Va. — It's an old clich, often times a non-sports one, that “something slipped through someone's fingers.”

    Literally and figuratively that's exactly what happened Friday night to the Big Creek Owls, as they lost four second-half fumbles and a pass interception in a 34-28 loss to Galax.

    With those miscues, and the resulting defeat, the Owls (7-2) may have lost a chance at the West Virginia Class A playoffs. Galax finished its season at 3-7.

  • Galax brings end of era to Big Creek

    Galax is going to War.

    Finding its schedule one game short after the closure of former Mountain Empire District member Pocahontas last summer, Galax filled out its schedule with a one-time meeting against Big Creek, located in War, W.Va., where the Maroon Tide will close the curtain on the 2008 season against the 7-2 Owls.

  • Bland marks last chance for Grayson County
  • Bland marks last chance for Grayson County

    INDEPENDENCE –– Nobody goes into a football season hoping to go 1-9, although it is certainly better than 0-10. Although if fate deals a team a one-win season, it would definitely be better to end a season with a win than to start with one.

    Grayson County will attempt to pick up its first win of the year, end the season on a high note and throw a wrench into the Mountain Empire District race tonight when the Blue Devils (0-9 overall, 0-3 district) host league leader Bland County (8-1, 3-0) as the regular season winds to a close in Virginia.

  • Cavs win SWD, advance in regionals

    HILLSVILLE –– For a while it looked as if Carroll County would need little more than 45 minutes to take care of Patrick County in the Region IV quarterfinals Tuesday. And for a while it looked like the match would go a full five games.

    The Cavaliers were happy with the compromise.

    Carroll County dominated the first two games before Patrick County rallied to make a match of it, with the Cavaliers eventually pulling off a 25-9, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22 victory.

    Carroll coach Cindy Edwards was happy to see it end in the fourth game.

  • Tide puts up fight in Region C loss

    WYTHEVILLE –– If you’re going to go down, you may as well go down swinging.

    Galax played one of its most aggressive, most spirited matches of the year Wednesday but it wasn’t quite enough to overcome George Wythe as the Maroon Tide fell 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 in the Region C quarterfinals at George Wythe High School.

    Galax, the runner-up in the Mountain Empire District, ends its season at 13-11 while George Wythe advances to tomorrow’s semifinals at Northwood with an overall mark of 15-6.

  • Brown re-writing MIT record books

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are expected to do great things, maybe even make history. Almost all of them do so with their intellect. DeRon Brown has already rewritten the history of MIT football.

    Brown, a junior from Galax and a 2005 graduate of Grayson County High School, carried 20 times for 165 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday’s 27-14 loss to Plymouth State, maintaining his status as the No. 1 Division III ballcarrier in the nation while breaking MIT’s career rushing record.

    To put that in perspective:

  • Nov. 4, 2008 Election Results



    John McCain (R) — 54.81%

    Barack Obama (D) — 43.81%


    Jim Gilmore (R) — 31.84%

    Mark Warner (D) — 67.23%


    Rick Boucher (D) — 98.69% (unopposed)