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Today's News

  • Rally keeps Grayson season alive; Carroll girls win 21st straight

    MARION –– Grayson County scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning – four with two outs – to overtake Richlands 6-5 in the Conference 39 baseball semifinals Tuesday at Marion High School.

  • Galax nips Rebels, can’t solve Chilhowie

    GLADE SPRING –– The second semifinal of the Conference 46 softball tournament was all about the ones – a couple of aces, each throwing a one-hitter and one heads-up play scoring one huge run.

    All of which added up to one more week of softball for Galax.

    Ally Bartlett scored from second on a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the seventh for the game’s only run as the Maroon Tide claimed a 1-0 win over host Patrick Henry, earning a spot in next week’s Region 1A West tournament.

  • Tide captures conference

    GLADE SPRING –– Jake Stuart allowed one hit Tuesday, and a debatable one at that. But there was no argument that the Galax sophomore mastered the Patrick Henry lineup.

    Craig Eisert led off the game with a bad-hop single for the Rebels’ only base hit, after which Stuart shut down the host team with 13 strikeouts in the Maroon Tide’s 2-0 win in the Conference 46 semifinals.

  • Hitting school for Grayson

    MARION –– With both the academic and the athletic calendars winding down to a close, many high school athletes proficient enough to still be playing ball are juggling key playoff tests with their final academic tests, often on the same day.

    Grayson County aced its conference final. Now for some summer school or, in the case of the team’s four seniors for received their diplomas Saturday, a little post-graduate work.

  • Blue Devils tops in Conference 39

    TAZEWELL – Grayson County was clinging to a one run lead over Richlands in the sixth inning last Thursday in the finals of the Southern Empire Conference (39) softball tournament when Claire Circle entered the lineup as a pinch hitter.

    Circle responded with a two-run home run over the centerfield fence to spark a three-run inning and lead the Blue Devils to an 8-6 win and the championship. The game was played at Tazewell High School.

  • Cavs win Conference 24 title

    HILLSVILLE –– A quick survey of Carroll County’s softball players might reveal that very few of them know where either King George High School or Chancellor High is located.

    The Cavaliers won’t have to find out first-hand today.

  • Grayson School Board to choose chairman

    INDEPENDENCE — A special called meeting of the Grayson County School Board will be held Tuesday in the Independence Middle School library at 6 p.m.

    The meeting was rescheduled from June 1 due to conflicts with concurrent school sports events.

    One of the purposes is to elect a board chairman. The post has been vacant since former chairman Hobert Bailey resigned in April.

    The board will choose a chairman from among its members: Vice Chairman Shannon Holdaway, Fred Weatherman, Wynn Combs, Gary Burriss and Larry Bartlett.

  • Region tournament pairings/results

    BASEBALL

     

    2A West

    Quarterfinals

    Monday/Tuesday at higher seed

    James River 8, Dan River 3

    Virginia High 11, Marion 3

    Appomattox County 1, Glenvar 0

    Lebanon 9, Grayson County 6

    Semifinals

    Wednesday at Kiwanis Field, Salem

    James River vs. Virginia High, 4 pm

    Lebanon vs. Appomattox, 7 pm

  • Trail advocates to meet with forest service

    The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Trail Advocacy Coalition will meet with U.S. Department of Forestry officials this weekend for a workshop, as the citizen group tries to keep access trails open that allow horseback riders to reach trails at Mount Rogers.

    The group has been lobbying local governments, state representatives and federal officials to prevent the realignment of the recreation area’s trail system.

  • Haynes, Choate exchange vows

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Daniel Ray Choate and Lisa Marie Haynes were united in a private marriage ceremony in Las Vegas at the Chapel of Flowers.

    The bride is the daughter of David Hodges of Martinsville, Va., and Joyce Sanders of Knoxville, Tenn. She owns and operates Hashtag Clothing & More in Hillsville, Va.
    The groom is the son of Andy and Dora Leigh Choate of Galax, Va. He is employed by Wytheville Community College as assistant professor of construction technologies at Crossroads Institute.