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High School

  • Galax, Grayson players advance

    Galax’s boys will be represented in regionals, two Grayson County boys and two Grayson girls have earned a spot, and Galax’s girls have picked up a regional win before completion of conference play as a busy tennis postseason got under way last week in Galax and Independence.

    Noah Hutchens of Galax won the Conference 39/46 singles championship and teamed up with Gage Cooke to claim the conference doubles title in play at Grayson County High School.

  • A double take for Concord

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney and Samuel Haynes didn’t let the fact that they are twins sway their thinking when it came to making a college choice. Prepared to go their separate ways post-high school, the two nonetheless will end up together at Concord University, and that decision will pay off in at least one way.

    “We can have just one car and not have to spend a lot of money on gas,” Sydney Haynes said with a smile. “And I’ll know someone.”

  • Grayson County baseball enters postseason on six-game roll

    WARDELL –– While it is possible to win ugly, there’s no such thing as an ugly win.

    Grayson County put an exclamation point on a solid finish to its regular season by outscoring Richlands 19-10 Thursday in a less-than-tidy Conference 39 baseball game at Southwest Virginia Community College. The win sends the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (11-6) into the conference tournament riding a six-game winning streak, including victories over two of the three teams seeded above them.

  • Cavs top Bruins in 10 to stay perfect

    HILLSVILLE –– If the best things in life are worth working for, then Carroll County probably didn’t mind putting in a little overtime to maintain that zero on the right-hand column of its won-lost record.

    It took 10 innings for them to do it, but the Cavaliers twice rallied from behind before finally subduing Blacksburg 4-3 in a River Ridge District gem Tuesday night. Carroll County improved to 16-0 on the year with a nondistrict double header at home today (Friday) against Tazewell.

  • Blue Devils deal Fort a second loss

    MAX MEADOWS –– Undefeated against the rest of its schedule, Fort Chiswell fell for the second time this season to Grayson County, which jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to a 14-5 win in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday.

    Leading 1-0 with the bases loaded in the top of the first, a Garrett Moore RBI single plated one Grayson run and two more crossed on an error on the play by the Pioneers (17-2).

  • Warriors rally to hand Galax third straight loss

    The Galax Maroon Tide was one out away from an impressive victory over Chilhowie Wednesday when disaster struck.

    Chilhowie, trailing 3-2, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh to chalk up the 5-3 nondistrict victory in a Conference 46 softball game at Mountain View Park.

    Hayden Cassell put the Maroon Tide on top 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when she crunched a two-run home run over the leftfield fence to score Ally Bartlett, who had beat out a single with two outs.

  • Choate’s six RBIs lead Grayson over Green Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– Dez Choate clubbed a grand slam and amassed six RBIs Tuesday as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 14-2 in a five-inning MED softball game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Maroon Tide girls finish 15-0

    Galax wrapped up a perfect regular season Thursday with a 9-0 win in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match at Grayson County.

    Galax (15-0) will enter the Conference 46 tournament today (Monday) as the No 1 seed, hosting George Wythe at Felts Park at 4:30. Fort Chiswell travels to Rural Retreat in the other semifinal. The winners meet Tuesday in Galax for the team title. Singles and doubles play will be the following week.

  • E&H an easy choice for Carrico

    INDEPENDENCE –– The decision to attend Emory & Henry College wasn’t a difficult one for Adam Carrico. But the Grayson County defensive end/linebacker won’t so much be entering Emory as he will be transferring.

  • Tide girls advance; Devils, Galax win

    Galax and Rural Retreat had little trouble advancing to the finals of the Conference 46 girls’ tennis tournament yesterday (Tuesday), each posting 5-0 wins in Monday’s semifinals.

    Rural Retreat eliminated Fort Chiswell while the Maroon Tide ousted George Wythe.

    Galax, the top seed, clinched the match when McKensey Stoneman won a three-set victory at No. 2 singles. Stoneman rebounded from a first-set loss to rally past Binal Patel 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.