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High School

  • Tide survives 13-inning marathon

    BASTIAN –– Galax extended its baseball season with a Conference 46 semifinal win over George Wythe. As if the semifinal game didn’t extend the season all by itself.

    Galax and George Wythe went at each other for 13 innings in a contest that lasted nearly six hours and ended after 1 a.m. Thursday morning, with Galax finally holding on for a 14-12 win to clinch a spot in today’s Region 1A West quarterfinals.

  • Devils claim Conference 39 softball crown

     RICHLANDS –– Emily Lindsey and Rachel Burris each homered and Grayson County earned a spot in this week’s Region 2A West tournament, powering past Richlands 10-2 Thursday in the Conference 39 semifinals.

    The Blue Devils open region tournament play today (Monday) when they travel to Gate City for a 4:30 quarterfinal.

  • Bearcats power past Devils

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County calls them ‘free 90s’ – bases given up via walks, hit batsmen or defensive breakdowns. Virginia High turned many of those 90s into 360s in Thursday’s Conference 39 tournament championship game. 

    The second-seeded Bearcats took advantage of the opportunities afforded them and created many more on their own, belting their way to a 14-5 win over the No. 1 seed Blue Devils at Lou Peery Field.

  • Homers fuel 2-1 wins by Tide, Devils

    HONAKER –– A walk and a whack gave Lauren Garvey and the Galax defense all the cushion it would need.

    Hayden Cassell’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was all the scoring Galax would get and all the Maroon Tide would need as Garvey twirled a three-hitter Monday in a 2-1 win over Honaker in the Region 1A West softball quarterfinals.

  • Maroon Tide’s 7-1 regional baseball win forfeited

     Bristol Herald-Courier

    (Reprinted with permission)

     

    HONAKER –– As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, sometimes “you feel like you’re winning when you’re losing again.” Honaker has to feel that way today. 

  • Late rally leads to 10-0 Grayson win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County turned a nailbiter into a run-rule win with an eight-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday, running past Fort Chiswell 10-0 in a Mountain Empire District game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

    The Blue Devils locked up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in this week’s Conference 39 tournament, plus an automatic berth into next week’s Region 2A West tournament, improving to 16-3 with the win.

  • Maroon Tide girls claim Conference 46 crown

    BLACKSBURG –– The Galax girls’ tennis team opened the season with plenty of questions. At least one of them was answered Thursday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at Virginia Tech.

    Yes, the Maroon Tide is good enough to win the conference.

  • Big Tuesday for Tide, Devils

    Galax and Grayson County posted blowout wins in baseball and softball Tuesday, including a relatively tame 11-0 baseball win by Galax over Bland County at Felts Park.

  • Maroon Tide girls’ basketball taking new direction in 2016-17

    Citing an overall philosophical change in direction with its girls’ athletic programs, Galax High School will see a change in direction with its varsity girls’ basketball team in the 2016-17 school year.

    Following Tuesday’s school board meeting it was announced that Yerrick Stoneman would not be retained for a seventh season as the Lady Maroon Tide’s head coach and that Mount Airy, N.C. coach Howard Mayo has been hired for the same position.

  • Carroll County 16-0 after no-no, nailbiter

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County sophomore pitcher Sydney Nester was a walk away from a perfect game Friday night and the Cavaliers got into a good, close nailbiter on Thursday in picking up a pair of River Ridge District softball wins.

    On senior night Friday, Carroll County jumped on Pulaski County for four first-inning runs and cruised to a 10-0 five-inning win to improve to 16-0 on the year.