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High School

  • Carroll splits a pair in Roanoke

    ROANOKE –– Jacob Breen threw four innings of no-hit ball in his first varsity start and Carroll County erupted for nine fourth-inning runs to take a 16-0 five-inning baseball win Thursday over Patrick Henry.

    Carroll County (3-3) took the lead for good on Caden Hodges’ solo home run in the top of the first, then added two runs on back-to-back RBI doubles by Blake Stanley and Breen in the second.

  • Grayson hammers Fort by 10

     MEADOWS – Grayson County ended the game on a quick-action double play last Friday to roll over Fort Chiswell, 16-6, in a Mountain Empire District game shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule.

    The Pioneers were fighting to prolong the game and leadoff batter Anderson singled to greet new Grayson pitcher Shelby Isom. Anderson went to second on a wild pitch and Rorrer followed with a walk. Carroll singled to score Anderson and cut the Grayson lead to 16-6. Collins drew a walk to load the bases with one out.

  • Kennedy named to 4A all-state second team

    Carroll County High School’s Mattie Kennedy has been named to the second team of the Virginia High School League’s all-Group 4A girls’ basketball team, announced by the VHSL last week.

    A junior point guard, Kennedy helped lead Carroll County to a 23-5 record, the Conference 24 championship, a runner-up finish in the Region 4A North tournament and a spot in the Group 4A state quarterfinals.

  • Devils stymie Floyd County

    FLOYD –– Grayson County and Floyd County had posted the final score by the end of the first inning. The final six were a matter of the Blue Devils hanging on for dear life.

    Kaylee Moore slapped a two-out, two-run single in the top of the first, then teamed up with Maggie Kirk to keep the Buffaloes at bay as Grayson County took a 2-1 nondistrict softball win Wednesday.

  • Demons blank Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Christiansburg’s bats got hot the second time through the order and John Tuck kept the Cavaliers offense cold Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Demons rolled to a 13-0 win in a River Ridge District game at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County starting pitcher Christian Bryant trailed just 1-0 in the top of the third when the Blue Demon lineup cycled through for the second time, and leadoff man Ashton King stroked a two-run home run to left-centerfield to spark a four-run Christiansburg rally.

  • Demons blank Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Christiansburg’s bats got hot the second time through the order and John Tuck kept the Cavaliers offense cold Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Demons rolled to a 13-0 win in a River Ridge District game at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County starting pitcher Christian Bryant trailed just 1-0 in the top of the third when the Blue Demon lineup cycled through for the second time, and leadoff man Ashton King stroked a two-run home run to left-centerfield to spark a four-run Christiansburg rally.

  • Grayson breezes to easy wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored 13 of its 14 runs in two big innings and run-ruled Marion 14-4 in a six-inning Conference 39 game Friday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

    The Blue Devils put five runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning, stringing together five hits to take command early. Rachel Burris singled home a run and Nikki Lundy followed with a two-run single for a quick 3-0 Blue Devil lead. Two more runs scored on fielders’ choices.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Graham

    Graham wasn’t pulling an April Fool’s Day joke Friday when their coach called and said they were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 77.

    When they finally arrived almost an hour late, the Galax Maroon Tide won a Mountain Empire District doubleheader, 3-0 in the first game and 13-0 in the second game.

    Sophomore hurler Lucas Dalton pitched a gem in the opening game, allowing only two singles in the five-inning game, walking three and striking out six.

  • Grayson softball overpowers Floyd

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County strung together a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to outscore Floyd County 13-9 in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Tide, Cassell blank Cougars

    Galax had opened its 2016 softball season with back-to-back losses to defending 4A state champion Carroll County, playing the Cavaliers competitively to the latter stages of each game before fading. In picking up its first win of the year on Tuesday, the Maroon Tide did anything but fade down the stretch.

    Galax scored three runs in each of its final two turns at bat and played a solid defensive game behind the one-hitter of Hayden Cassell to blank Pulaski County 8-0 at Mountain View Park.