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High School

  • Grayson, Galax reach regionals

    Grayson County earned a pair of conference tennis championships this week. In the big picture, both the Blue Devils and Galax are still alive.

    The Blue Devil boys defeated Galax 5-1 to claim the combined Conference 39/46 team championship on Grayson’s home court Wednesday, a day after the Grayson County girls toppled Graham 5-1 for the Conference 39 title in Bluefield.

  • Galax picks up steam, wins third straight, 9-4 over Chilhowie

    CHILHOWIE –– Galax got its third straight complete game pitching effort and has won three straight after a three-game skid, knocking off fellow Conference 46 member Chilhowie 9-4 in a nondistrict game Wednesday afternoon.

    Stew Merdian went the full seven innings on the mound for the Maroon Tide (12-5), allowing one earned run on just four hits, striking out 10 and walking four.

  • Lindsey’s homer lifts Blue Devils

    RICHLANDS –– Emily Lindsey smacked a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lift Grayson County over Richlands 4-1 in a nondistrict softball game Monday.

    Autumn Halsey led off the sixth with a single up the middle, and a fielder’s choice on Grace Circle’s grounder left both runners safe. Nikki Lundy’s sacrifice bunt advanced the runners before Lindsey cranked her game-winning homer to right.

  • Grayson County powers to pair of baseball wins

    BASTIAN –– Grayson County drilled six home runs in two days and improved to 12-3 on the year, dropping Gate City 14-5 on Monday and following up with a 20-8 trouncing of Bland County on Tuesday.

  • Carroll County improves to 13-0

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a few innings to get rolling offensively, but the Cavaliers won their 13th game without a defeat Tuesday, pulling away for a 10-1 win over Pulaski County in a River Ridge District game at CCHS.

    The Cavaliers shut down the Cougars after allowing a first-inning run but led just 2-1 entering the bottom of the fourth before erupting for six runs.

  • Galax trounces Bobcats

    The rematch quickly turned into a mismatch.

    In a nondistrict boys’ soccer match pitting the two Group 1A state finalists from a year ago, Galax overcame another unsteady start with a furious finish and hammered Radford 7-1 Wednesday at Galax High School.

    After giving up a goal before the match was five minutes old, the Maroon Tide completely shut down the Bobcats over the final 76 minutes.

  • Grayson gets past Galax

    For the second time this season, Grayson County got all it could handle from Galax. For the second time, the Blue Devils came out on top.

    A three-run surge in the first two innings was all the offense the Blue Devils would need, but not enough to make it comfortable as Grayson slipped past the Maroon Tide 4-1 in a Mountain Empire District softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

  • Blue Devils win battle of unbeatens

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ tennis team won for the 12th time without a loss and dealt Galax its first loss after the Tide had run up its own 12-0 mark as the Blue Devils notched a 6-3 win in a Mountain Empire District match Thursday afternoon.

  • Spurlin powers Galax sweep of Graham

    Caleb Spurlin enjoyed a big day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 with five RBIs as Galax swept a Mountain Empire District double header from Graham, 6-1 and 5-0 Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Area teams roll to easy wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Gracie Davidson and Sydney Nester combined on a one-hitter and Carroll County upped its season record to 12-0 Tuesday with an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry-Roanoke in a game called in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run rule.

    Davidson pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit, a Haley Arnold leadoff home run in the top of the fourth. Davidson improved to 4-0 in the circle, striking out six.