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High School

  • 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.  

    VOLLEYBALL

  • Maroon Tide tops Floyd to continue fast start

    Galax had seen this movie before. The Maroon Tide opted for the alternate ending this time around.

    Overcoming a third-set hiccup, Galax regrouped and downed Floyd County 25-13, 25-16, 22-25, 25-17 and improved to 5-0 on the year after a nondistrict volleyball win Thursday.

  • Longhorns hand Devils first loss

    MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. –– A strong start by Grayson County was worn down by the relentless ground attack of Johnson County, and the Blue Devils dropped a 26-10 nondistrict decision to the Longhorns Friday in the mountains of East Tennessee.

    Grayson County (1-1) was on the board just moments into the game when Max Rodgers called his own number and plunged across from the 2-yard line, with William Peters’ PAT giving the Blue Devils a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Maroon Tide wins home opener

    In a tale of two halves, Galax secured its first win of the season Friday night with a 35-15 victory over the Floyd County Buffaloes.

    The game had a half full of offensive performances and one filled with defensive lock-downs. Add in an interception and two kickoffs returned for touchdowns and there was a little something for everybody.