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High School

  • Devils, Tide cruise into finals

    It took six days to do a three-day job, but Galax and Grayson County met Saturday for the MED tournament championship after making quick work of their semifinal opponents Friday in the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament at wind-whipped Felts Park.

    Grayson County pulled away from Fort Chiswell for a 10-0, six-inning win in the first semifinal, while in the second semifinal, Galax twice answered Narrows threats with big rallies of its own in an 11-5 win.

  • Tide blanks G-girls to reach semis

    After a nondescript start, Galax finished strong in its Mountain Empire District quarterfinal win over Graham. Kinda like the Maroon Tide’s season in general.

    Having started the season by dropping 10 of its first 13 games, and having seen its first six batters retired in order on Monday, Galax won for the fifth time in its last seven outings by coming on strong in the third and fourth innings, blowing past Graham 10-0 in a five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

  • MED baseball and softball tournaments suspended

     The semifinal rounds of the Mountain Empire District baseball and softball tournaments were both suspended Wednesday due to the thunderstorm that swept through the area. In softball, Galax led Fort Chiswell 6-3 with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning when play was halted two outs short of an official game. Play resumed Thursday at the point where it was stopped.

    In baseball, Grayson County led Fort Chiswell 3-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended. It, too, was resumed Thursday at the point which the game was halted.

  • Carroll girls edge Martinsville in Region IV tennis

    MARTINSVILLE –– Carroll County took two of the three doubles matches and three of the five completed singles matches to get past Martinsville 5-3 in the quarterfinals Tuesday of the Region IV girls’ tennis team tournament at Martinsville High School.

    The Cavaliers’ Cassidi McCann and Kelly Lundy defeated Kate Dietrich and Hannah LaPrade 6-3, 6-4 and teammates Sarah Light and Kirstin Robinson downed the Bulldog duo of Violet Mazurek and Ashleigh Buck 6-1, 6-2 for a 2-1 Carroll team advantage entering singles play.

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

     MED BASEBALL

    Monday

    Narrows 6, Graham 4

    Tuesday

    Fort Chiswell 10, Bland County 8

    Wednesday

    Semifinals at Felts Park

    Grayson County 3, Fort Chiswell 0, suspended 2nd inning, rain

    Galax vs. Narrows, ppd

    Thursday

    Semifinals at Felts Park

    Grayson County vs. Fort Chiswell conclusion, 2:30

    Galax vs. Narrows, following first semi

    Championship at Felts Park

  • Galax finishes strong, slugs four HRs in win over Wave

    NARROWS –– Galax won its third straight outing, unloading for four home runs and 14 base hits in a 14-5 Mountain Empire District softball win Thursday over Narrows.

    Taylor Ashworth started the power surge for the Maroon Tide (7-11) with a two-run shot in the top of the first. Taylor Cummings and Holly Cassell each smacked a solo homer in the top of the third, and Cassell added a grand slam in the fourth inning as Galax took a 9-1 lead.

  • Maroon Tide girls win two; Galax soccer now 15-0

    Galax scored nine of its 10 runs in the third and fourth innings and cruised to a 10-1 win over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday at Mountain View Park.

    Leading 1-0 entering the bottom of the third, the Maroon Tide used a two-run Taylor Ashworth home run to highlight a four-run outburst.

    Galax (6-11 overall, 5-3 district) added five runs in the fourth, doing all the damage with two outs. Ashworth and Morgan Neff each had an RBI double in the big inning.

  • Cavaliers, Blue Devils stay hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County racked up 11 runs in the first inning and clinched the Mountain Empire District regular season baseball title Wednesday with a 17-2, five-inning win over Galax at the Grayson Rec. Park.

    The Blue Devils (13-5 overall, 8-1 district) won for the third time in three days this week, and won their fifth straight since suffering back-to-back one-run losses to start the month.

  • Carroll County silences Falcons for big SWD win

    ABINGDON –– Freshman pitcher Gracie Davidson kept a potent Abingdon lineup under control for seven innings Friday and Carroll County claimed a key 2-1 Southwest District softball win over the Falcons.

    Davidson scattered six hits, struck out two, issued one walk and let her defense do its thing behind her, and the Cavaliers responded by handling all 18 chances flawlessly, coming within an out of shutting out the Falcons.

    Davidson also had an RBI single for Carroll County.

     

    BOYS’ SOCCER

  • Grayson uses huge start to win 26-1

     BASTIAN –– Grayson County opened the game with 11 runs in the top of the first inning Thursday and cruised to a 26-1 Mountain Empire District baseball win over Bland County.