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Today's News

  • Wyatt, Burris, Brumfield sign

    Three more Twin County athletes have made their college choices and have committed to continue their athletic careers as Grayson County’s Olivia Wyatt and Carroll County’s Seth Burris and Lindsey Brumfield signed with their respective schools recently.

    In Independence, Grayson County senior Olivia Wyatt signed with the Emory & Henry College cross country program.

  • Blue Devil boys win Conference 39

    BLUEFIELD –– Grayson County claimed the inaugural Conference 39 boys’ tennis championship Thursday, sweeping Galax 5-0 in the combined 1A/2A conference finals  at Bluefield City Park.

  • Carroll County turns it around on Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Three weeks after suffering an 18-0 drubbing at Patrick Henry, Carroll County eked out a 3-2 win over the Patriots to close out its inaugural River Ridge District schedule Thursday at Bill Worrell Field.

    The Cavaliers (6-14 overall, 3-9 district) rode a complete-game effort by Kenley Meredith, who wriggled out of a seventh-inning jam to snap a seven-game slide against RRD competition.

  • Grayson County reclaims No. 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County players didn’t realize it at the time Friday, but they were playing for the No. 1 seed that they thought they had already secured for this week’s Conference 39 softball tournament. There may be a squealer lurking among the Blue Devil crowd, because they played with an urgency as if they knew it all along.

    Grayson County scored single runs in each of the final four innings, including twice with the game hanging in the balance, and escaped Carroll County after an eight-inning battle with a 7-6 nonconference win.

  • State tournament results

    GROUP 1A BASEBALL

    Friday

    Semifinals at Radford University

    Honaker 5, William Campbell 2

    Northumberland 12, Auburn 6

    Saturday

    Championship at Radford University

    Northumberland 9, Honaker 3

     

    GROUP 2A BASEBALL

    Friday

    Semifinals at Kiwanis Park, Salem

    Virginia High 12,  Madison County 0

    Strasburg 6, Randolph-Henry 0

    Saturday

  • Grayson jumps on Warriors in 8-5 win

    CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County opened with a bang and held on down the stretch to take an 8-5 win over Chilhowie in a nonconference game Monday afternoon.

    The Blue Devils (14-3) scored their first five batters of the game and jumped to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first, taking the lead for good on a two-run single by Brady Cassell. Grace Circle added an RBI double, another run crossed on a fielder’s choice and Hayley Lawrence singled to knock in Circle. The sixth run came in on an error before the Warriors finally got out of the inning.

  • Carroll Co. star picks Queens

    HILLSVILLE –– As a freshman back in November of 2010, Connor Lundy stepped on to the basketball floor as a ninth-grader, playing his first varsity game for Carroll County. He made himself quite at home, knocking down seven 3-pointers and scoring 21 points.

    The next stage in his basketball career will have a taste of home as well.

  • Galax surprises Wythe for title

    Galax handed George Wythe just its second team loss of the season, winning the Conference 46 girls’ tennis championship with a 5-3 win Wednesday at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide took four of the six singles matches to head into doubles with the advantage. Paige Hanks disposed of Kayla Matheny 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles while Susan Davis rallied from a set down to get past Rebecah Storms 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

  • Tide boys, Cavalier girls win

    HILLSVILLE –– Four teams were looking for a boost heading into the postseason Wednesday night at Tommy Thompson Field. Only two were going to get it.

    Galax’s boys and Carroll County’s girls posted shutouts to pick up a little steam as conference play commences next week, the Tide boys pulling away for a 5-0 win while the Cavaliers girls managing a 4-0 blanking of the Maroon Tide in the early game.

  • Tomlinson remembered for career in journalism

    Kenneth Young Tomlinson, who rose from a childhood in Galax to become editor of Reader’s Digest and director of the Voice of America, died May 1 in Winchester. He was 69.
    His career at Reader’s Digest spanned 28 years and he became its editor in 1989.