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High School

  • 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.

  • Galax repeats on home course

    WOODLAWN –– Nobody was catching the kid from Rural Retreat. But very few were passing the guys in maroon, either.

    One-third of the 12 fastest boys at the Southwest Virginia Training Center cross country course Wednesday were wearing Galax colors and the host school successfully defended its boys’ team championship at the Maroon Tide Invitational.

    All seven Galax runners posted career-best times as a cool, cloudy afternoon made for what Tide coach Tony Quesenberry called the best running conditions in the event’s 20-year history.

  • Turnovers spoil Grayson home opener

    INDEPENDENCE –– Last Friday was a special night for the Grayson County Blue Devils.

    A large crowd of fans was on hand to watch their first home game of the season. Their recently renovated athletic field, complete with a new playing surface, was dedicated prior to the game.

    But Glenvar played the role of the spoiler as the Highlanders beat the Blue Devils 27-21 in a nondistrict game.

  • Devils, Cavs lead the way at PH

    GLADE SPRING –– Runners from Grayson County and Carroll County filled half of the top-10 finishing positions in both the boys’ and girls’ competition at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Patrick Henry High School.

  • Grayson edges Marion in five

    MARION –– Grayson County needed five sets and an extra point to escape Marion, eking out a 15-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 16-14 volleyball win Thursday night.

    Taylor Cannaday put up 24 assists and added six kills for the Blue Devils (4-1), who overcame a flat start to win their fourth straight match.

    Camryn McGrady led the way on the attack with 14 kills and Emily Lindsey added 12 digs for Grayson.

  • Devils rebound at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT – Grayson County had a sluggish start against the Rural Retreat Indians but when the Blue Devils hit their stride they rolled over the Indians, 42-13 in a nondistrict game last Friday night.

    After failing to move the ball on their first offensive series, the Blue Devils took advantage of a fumble recovery by Logan Sikes at the Blue Devil 44-yard line.

  • Big plays boost Bruins, 17-13

    BLACKSBURG –– Playing a former district mate missing from the schedule since the old New River District closed up shop 18 years ago, Carroll County nearly found itself atop the standings of the stout River Ridge District after one game in its new league. Instead, Blacksburg picked up where it left off back in 1995.

    The Bruins claimed their 21st straight win over the Cavaliers, scoring touchdowns on two their first four offensive plays in the second half and stopping Carroll late in the game to preserve a 17-13 River Ridge win at David Crist Field.

  • Graham edges Maroon Tide at Draper Valley

    DRAPER –– Graham continued its run of Mountain Empire District golf wins, taking honors in a four-team match Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    The G-Men put together a four-man score of 159 to top Galax by six shots. Grayson County finished third at 182, three strokes ahead of host Fort Chiswell.

    Graham’s Ben Ramsey led the way in the individual standings with a 35 while Galax’s Dominic DiGiacomo was a strong second at 37 and Nick Sage shot 40. Cole Davis paced Grayson County with his 42.  

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