High School

  • G-Men flood Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Graham and Grayson County – and Bill Strong Field itself for that matter – dealt quite well with the steady rain that fell during the two teams’ Mountain Empire District clash Friday night. It was the early downpour of G-Men points that left the Blue Devils stuck in the mud.

  • Cave Spring rallies past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– After beginning their home match against Cave Spring in impressive fashion Thursday night, the Carroll County Lady Cavaliers lost a volleyball heartbreaker, 17-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-23. 

    In the first set, the Cavaliers left no doubt that they came to play and wanted to erase the sting of some tough recent losses. Scoring first, early, and often, Carroll exploded to a 13-6 lead and never let the guests make it close in an eight-point Cavalier victory. 

  • Wilmore: no conflict with coaches on board

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County’s school superintendent and the school system’s attorney say that volunteer coaches are allowed to serve on the school board, citing state code.

    At an Oct. 10 meeting, Tracy “Zeke” Anderson, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Grayson County School Board, went before the board to request the resignations of two members, Randy Shinault and Philip Vaughan.

  • Pioneers sweep Grayson

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County led Fort Chiswell early in all three games Monday but the Pioneers rallied to sweep the Blue Devils 25-20, 25-14, 25-16 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    Four of Fort Chiswell’s first seven serves failed to clear the net in the opening set, and the Blue Devils (1-12) got kills from Kaylee Moore and Breanna Brewer to take an early 8-6 lead.

  • Blue Devil boys, Galax girls win Grayson River Run

    FRIES –– Grayson County’s boys and Galax’s girls were the team winners of the Grayson River Run cross country meet, hosted Wednesday by Grayson County at the New River Trail State Park.

    The Blue Devils placed all five of their scoring runners among the top 10 to finish with 34 points, holding off runner-up Graham (48) for the team title. Fort Chiswell was third with 67 points and Galax was fourth with 77.

  • Bruins take down Cavs 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Blacksburg’s top seven players, all seniors, have been playing together since they were sixth-graders, concentrating on nothing but volleyball.

    It shows.

  • Tide falters in Region 1A West golf

    WYTHEVILLE –– Trimmed and rolled greens, enough of a breeze to be a factor and somewhat of a larger stage made Wytheville Golf Club a different course in the Region 1A West tournament than it was seven days earlier in the Conference 46 tournament. Galax handled the course more than well enough at the conference event. In Thursday’s regionals, the venerable place got the best of the Maroon Tide.

  • Salem overpowers Cavaliers

    SALEM –– Spoiler alert: Salem is pretty good at playing football.

  • Cavs escape Maroon Tide

    After a cakewalk of a first set it appeared Carroll County was in for a short night in its nondistrict venture to Galax Monday. But with 110 total points played in the second and third sets, the Maroon Tide made the Cavaliers do quite a bit of work just to get out of town in four.

    Galax gave Carroll County all it could handle and was one point away from taking a two-set lead before the Cavaliers staved off the upset bid and finally came away with the 25-10, 26-28, 29-27, 25-14 win.

  • Tide rallies past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax can count itself very fortunate that humans have five digits at the end of each extremity instead of just four. There was barely enough room for the Maroon Tide to stick anything but a pinky toe in the door as it was being slammed.