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High School

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide take easy district wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County upped its season record to 11-2 and remained perfect in Mountain Empire District play after taking a 25-12, 25-5, 25-13 win over Graham on Thursday.

    The Blue Devils, now 5-0 in the MED, got 23 assists and seven kills from Taylor Cannaday and 13 kills from Camryn McGrady in the easy win. Emily Lindsey fired eight aces for the Blue Devils.

  • Spartans escape Maroon Tide

    PEARISBURG –– Galax nearly pulled off a season changing upset Friday night in middle of their toughest stretch of games this year.

    The Maroon Tide (2-3) led the No. 1-ranked 2A team in the state late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to seal the win before a costly interception on the 5-yard line put the game away for good as Giles survived for a 25-20 win.

    The Spartans’ powerful single-wing offense came into the game averaging 42 points through the first four games, but managed just 25 against Galax’s stingy defense.

  • Quick-strike Titans swamp Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley did a lot of things very well Friday night. What the Titans did not do was mess around.

    Of Hidden Valley’s eight scoring possessions, six took but a single play and a seventh was a two-play drive as the Titans hammered Carroll County 56-14 on the Cavaliers’ homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • VHSL Football ratings

    Group 1A West Region

    Team  W-L  Rtg.

    1. Honaker  4-0  20.50

    2. Fort Chiswell  4-0  20.00

    3. Haysi  4-0  20.00

    4. Auburn  3-0  19.33

    5. Chilhowie  4-1  19.00

    6. Covington  3-1  18.50

    7. Clintwood  3-1  17.00

    8. Patrick Henry  3-1  15.75

    9. George Wythe  3-2  15.40

    10. Eastside  3-2  15.00

  • New format, familiar result for Tide

    DRAPER –– The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Whether it was an old-fashioned district or now a newfangled conference, playing against familiar teams or not, the Galax golf team, as has been the case so many times over the years, came out on top in the first stage of postseason play. Thursday, the Maroon Tide held off George Wythe by three strokes to win the inaugural Conference 46 tournament championship at familiar Draper Valley Golf Club.

  • Grayson comeback stuns Tide

    Coming back from five-point deficits in volleyball isn’t a particularly easy thing to do. Coming from five down in the fifth set when an opponent has all the momentum and just three points to go is almost unheard-of.

    Almost.

    Grayson County stormed back from a 12-7 hole in the fifth set by scoring the match’s final eight points, swiping what had seemed like a certain win from Galax in a 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 20-25, 15-12 battle Thursday at Galax High School.

  • Maroon Tide fifth in N.C., Blue Devils win in Marion

    Just how well the Galax cross country team does at state is yet to be seen. But the Maroon Tide has already done pretty well at State.

    All three Twin County high school programs had strong showings in separate meets over the weekend, picking up individual and team honors in meets at N.C. State University and Hungry Mother State Park.

    Galax participated in the prestigious Adidas Cross Country Challenge on the Wolfpack’s home course in Cary, N.C. on Saturday, earning a seventh-place finish by the Tide boys in the Invitational Division.

  • Auburn holds off Galax challenge

    Galax volleyball coach Yerrick Stoneman was looking for a schedule upgrade when he added Auburn to the slate for this season. Mission accomplished in that regard.

    And with six seniors returning from last year’s Division 1 state championship club, the Eagles still have plenty enough talent in the program to field a formidable team and to make for a good measuring stick for Stoneman’s club.

  • G-men heat up Blue Ridge for MED golf win

    Ben Ramsey of Graham blistered the Blue Ridge Country Club course with a 3-under-par 32 Wednesday to lead the G-Men to the team win in a four-way Mountain Empire District golf match.

    Graham’s Zach Toohey posted an even-par 35 as Graham turned in a four-man total of 149 to top runner-up Galax by 12 strokes. William McGuire and Travis Simms both shot 41 as all six Graham players came in at 42 or better.

  • Devils, Tide cruise in MED openers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County improved to 6-1 on the year and got its district schedule off to a good start Thursday evening, taking care of Fort Chiswell in three sets in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    The Blue Devils won for the sixth straight time since an opening-night loss and needed just 50 minutes to secure the 25-12, 25-8, 25-13 win over the Pioneers.