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Today's News

  • Carroll JVs win SWD titles

     The Carroll County JV baseball team put the finishing touches on a championship season last Saturday by winning the Southwest District tournament title in a 10-0 runaway over Abingdon in five innings.

  • Shaky start dooms Devils in Region C baseball

    BUCHANAN -- Grayson County’s early-game woes continued Tuesday as James River pounced on the Blue Devils for seven first-inning runs, rolling to a 14-5 win in the Region C baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at James River High School. Other than a scoreless start in its final regular season game, the Blue Devils have given up an average of 4.4 runs in the first inning of their last six games. 

  • James River finishes strong, ousts Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- After hanging tough with a powerful James River softball team for four innings Tuesday, Grayson County eventually let the game get out of hand and dropped an 8-0 decision to the Knights in a Region C tournament first round game at home.  But despite the disappointing end to an otherwise fine season for the Mountain Empire District champions, what weighed even more heavily in the hearts of the Blue Devil players was the loss of starting

  • Missed chances cost Cavs

     

  • Grayson County keeps season alive, 11-7

    BASTIAN -- Nobody likes having to come from behind, especially with the season on the line, but out in front was a dangerous place to be Tuesday. Galax gained and lost a three-run lead in the first inning and Grayson County did some hand-wringing after taking a late five-run lead, but the Blue Devils were able to hang on to enough of the lead to post an 11-7 win in the Mountain Empire District baseball semifinals at the Bland Sports Complex.

  • Tide sweeps MED track titles

    NARROWS -- With so many multi-sport athletes, it’s difficult to gauge just how strong Galax can be as a track and field program.

  • Devils, Tide fall short in tennis playoffs

    WYTHEVILLE -- Grayson County came up short in its bid to unseat Bland County atop the Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis standings, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Bears in a playoff for the regular season championship. The win Tuesday on the campus of Wytheville Community College propelled defending champion Bland County into this week’s Region C tournament, where the Bears will face Radford.

  • Cavs stopped short of SWD title

    ABINGDON -- A three-run sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Abingdon to a 4-1 win over Carroll County in the Southwest District baseball tournament championship Thursday. The Cavaliers (16-6) had tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Jared Cox reached on an error and scored on a base hit by No. 9 batter Adam Nester, but the Falcons took command an inning later.

  • Shupe, Devils take tourney

    INDEPENDENCE -- A postseason tournament championship game isn’t the most common of circumstances under which to give a rookie pitcher some experience.

  • Vaughan-Bassett announces major expansion

    Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co. is planning to complete a $1 million, four-phase expansion of the plant by the end of the year, which will allow the company to enhance its efficiency and add new jobs, Wyatt Bassett, president and CEO, announced on Tuesday to a group of workers and local and state officials.

    Vaughan-Bassett employs 650 at its Galax plant, and 50 at its Elkin, N.C., plant.