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High School

  • 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.

  • 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.