Today's News

  • Grayson County rolls over Bland County, 56-13

     BASTIAN –– Grayson County found itself in unfamiliar territory early in its Mountain Empire District game Friday at Bland County. The atmosphere was much more recognizable soon enough.

    Trailing the Bears 7-6 after each team’s initial possession, the Blue Devils piled up 42 unanswered points before the end of the half and skated home with a 56-13 win at Dillow Memorial Field.

  • Galax jumps on Graham early, rolls 45-14

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph


    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — It’s been a rough three weeks for Graham. 

    First it was Princeton then it was Grayson County. You can add Galax to the list. The Maroon Tide outmuscled and outplayed the G-Men on their way to a 45-14 Mountain Empire District win on Friday night at Mitchell Stadium. 

  • Big start propels Richlands

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County has become the latest in a long list of Richlands opponents to have left the field with a serious case of Johnson envy.

    Marshall-bound runningback Devon Johnson ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, leading the Blue Tornado to a 48-23 win over the Cavaliers in a Southwest District game at Tommy Thompson Field.

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  • Hillsville approves sidewalk bids

    HILLSVILLE — Bids for the sidewalks proposed for East Grayson Street came in a little high, but town officials will take steps to make sure the project fits the budget.
    Hillsville Town Council last Monday discussed briefly the range of construction bids that came in from six different contractors.
    The low bidder was Virginia Carolina Paving Co. from South Boston at $582,666, and the high bid topped $1 million.
    Designer Hill Studio of Roanoke had estimated the cost at $567,712.

  • Galax earns long-awaited win

    Galax had waited for what seemed like forever for a volleyball win over Carroll County. Waiting a couple more extra games didn’t dampen the enthusiasm once the victory came.

    The Maroon Tide jumped out to a quick two sets-to-none lead but would find itself playing for more than an hour longer before it finally subdued the Cavaliers, earning an emotional 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 15-11 nondistrict win Monday. The win avenged the Maroon Tide’s only defeat of the season thus far, a 3-0 Carroll County decision in August. 

  • Cavaliers host SWD kingpin

    HILLSVILLE –– After six weeks and five losses – including four painfully close misses – Carroll County finally got to walk off the field smiling last week.

    Making it two in a row will be a tall task indeed.

    Seven-time defending district champion Richlands (7-0 overall, 1-0 district) rumbles into town tonight sporting a 23-game Southwest District winning streak as it takes on Carroll County (1-5, 1-0). The Blue Tornadoes are 35-1 in district play since a 16-6 loss to Carroll County in 2003.

  • Maroon Tide, G-Men to tangle for first time

    For a guy with an NFL background coaching the third highest-rated Group A team in the western half of Virginia, Mark Dixon’s credibility has taken a beating the past month or so. 

    That’s part of the reason Galax has constructed a VHSL rating that stands behind only Grayson County and J.I. Burton in the Western Division.

    Dixon fully expected a battle with Radford a few weeks ago. The result? A 43-0 Tide win. He all but stated last week that he wouldn’t be surprised if Fort Chiswell ruined Galax’s spotless record Friday. Boom: 52-0.

  • One-man cleanup crew

    “I’m tired of being one of those people who drive by and say, ‘Somebody should clean that up.’”
    — Robbie LaCombe