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  • Haynes and Barrett win at Abingdon, Conley second at prestigious Metro XC

    BRISTOL –– Carroll County runners Samuel Haynes and Tyler Barrett and Grayson County’s Mary Beth Cunningham all came home with championship medals after winning their respective divisions at the Abingdon Invitational cross country meet, held Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    An open event, runners were participating as individuals in divisions based on grades 6 through 12, with the top five in each division earning medals. No team scores were tabulated.

  • Grayson netters improve to 15-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County continued to roll in Mountain Empire District volleyball Thursday as the Blue Devils swept a three-game match from Bland County 25-11, 25-3, 25-8.

    Autumn Halsey peppered the Bears with 10 aces while Camryn McGrady converted 15 of Taylor Cannaday’s 29 assists into kills for the Blue Devils (15-1).

  • Christiansburg shuts out Cavaliers

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Alec Henderson ran for a pair of scores and C.J. Napper caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Charlie Jackson as Christiansburg blanked Carroll County 33-0 in a River Ridge District game Friday at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Maroon Tide back above .500

    The Galax Maroon Tide remained unbeaten in the Mountain Empire District Friday with an impressive 50-13 victory over Graham in its annual homecoming game played in Galax.

    The G-Men opened the game by attempting a trick play against the Maroon Tide, an onsides kick on the opening kickoff.

    It didn’t work and Jeremy  Jennings covered the ball at the Tide 47.

  • Blue Devils pick up steam

    INDEPENDENCE –– These guys have found something.

    After an 0-5 start, Grayson County won its second straight game Friday night at Bill Strong Field and used the same formula that has seen the Blue Devils play  well for three weeks straight, this time resulting in a 32-6 homecoming win over Bland County.

    Getting the O-fer off their backs has been nice, said Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson.

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  • Deer crashes through Galax store window

    A deer apparently tried to help the Stringbean Coffee Shop get a drive-thru window this Monday morning, joked Derrick Davis, the shop’s owner.

    Around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, a deer that is believed to have been struck by a vehicle in Galax ran from Oldtown Street to South Main Street, where the Stringbean is located. The deer then ran into the storefront’s glass window and shattered it before running away.

    No humans were hurt, as the shop was running late that morning and had not yet opened for business. The incident left the shop temporarily closed.

  • Galax battles, Carroll prevails

    Galax had just been swept 3-0 at Carroll County back in mid-September when Maroon Tide coach Yerrick Stoneman said his young club didn’t need to be good then, it needed to be good in late October, and that he would get a good idea of his team’s progress when the two schools met again.

    That yardstick match came Monday. If playing four flip-a-coin sets is of any indication, the Tide is progressing nicely.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: October 12-18

     2009

    Grayson County scored twice on safeties in the first half, providing the difference in a 16-14 win over Galax. The win snapped the Blue Devils’ 17-game losing streak.

    Carroll County attempted one pass while rushing for 360 yards, including 183 by Dillon Caviness, in a 26-7 win at Abingdon.

    2004

  • WEEK 8 PRIMER

    Grayson County and Galax will both celebrate homecoming while Carroll County begins the second half of a four-game road swing tonight as the high school football season presses onward with its eighth week of action.