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High School

  • Tide falls in 1A West finals but reaches state

    RADFORD – Radford’s Logan Graham claimed her third regional title in three days as she led Radford to a sweep of Galax to take the Region 1A West girls’ tennis title on Wednesday morning.

    Radford did not lose a set on the day as they swept the Maroon Tide 5-0 in the championship matches at Radford University.

  • Maroon Tide eliminated with 1-0 loss to Eagles

    RINER –– Abby Wilson’s one-out double in the bottom of the first produced the game’s only run as Galax fell to Auburn 1-0 in the Region 1A West softball semifinals Monday.

    The loss ends Galax’s season at 15-7 while the Eagles advance to the region semifinals today (Wednesday) against Patrick Henry-Glade Spring.

    With one out in the bottom of the first, Jaylin Shepherd drew a walk and stole second, from where she scored on Wilson’s lined double to center.

  • Area tennis teams keep on rolling

    Grayson County’s boys and girls’ teams, Galax’s boys team and the Maroon Tide’s girls’ doubles all advanced as region tennis tournaments continued Monday.

    In the 2A West quarterfinals, the Galax boys took down Narrows 5-1 at Felts Park while the Blue Devils eliminated Glenvar 5-1 in Independence.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.