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High School

  • Galax third at Marion tournament

    MARION –– Galax finished second in its division and third overall in the Bank of Marion golf classic, held Monday at Holston Hills Country Club.

    Holston won the small-school division with a four-man total of 338, holding off the Maroon Tide by five strokes. Jacob Patton paced Galax with his 79 and Nick Sage was close behind with an 80. Dominic DiGiacomo shot 87 and Kylee Hill carded a 97 for the Maroon Tide.

  • Giles dominates Draper Invite

    DRAPER –– Kory Wilson of Giles incinerated the front nine on his way to a 4-under-par 68 while the Spartans posted three of the  top seven individual scores to handily win the 8th annual Draper Valley Prep Classic last Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    Wilson opened his round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole and followed up with birdies on five of the next eight holes to make the turn six strokes under par with a 30.

  • Wrestling team on the ropes in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A fan of Carroll County High School wrestling went to the mat for the team before the school board at its July meeting.
    In the midst of a realignment of grades at the high school and continuing upgrades on the heating and air conditioning system, the wrestling team has been moved out of its home of about 37 years, a heavily padded room on the second level near the gym that also had mechanical equipment in it.

  • Carroll places two on all-Region IV team

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to place 15 players on the all-Southwest District and all-Mountain Empire District softball first teams, with two Carroll players also picking up first-team all-Region IV honors.

    The Cavaliers’ Eden Durnil and Cheyenne Strickland were rewarded for their outstanding performances this year by earning all-region spots.

  • Blue Devil forward leads area soccer honors

    Grayson County’s Adam Wyatt picked up top honors and headlined a list of 14 players named to their respective all-district soccer teams.

    Wyatt, a senior forward, shared player of the year honors with Graham’s Forrest Yates in voting for the all-Mountain Empire District boys’ teams.

    Wyatt was joined on the first team by fellow Blue Devils Mario Ruiz and Caleb Billings, along with Galax’s Junior Espinosa, Sam Hix and Andres Medina.

    Wyatt, Espinosa, Ruiz and Hix were also named first-team all-Region C.

  • Stadium work underway at GCHS

    INDEPENDENCE — Anyone who drives by the football field at Grayson County High School won’t have any trouble noticing all the grading work underway.
    Construction began the morning after graduation on June 1 by spraying the field with grass killer. Now, the old grass has been removed and the entire field will be sodded.

  • George Mason holds Tide to 3 shots in 4-0 loss

    SALEM –– A loss can come in a hundred different forms and be influenced a hundred different ways. Sometimes the other guys are just better.

    George Mason once again proved itself to be the class of Group A boys’ soccer, shutting down Galax 4-0 in the state semifinals Saturday on the artificial surface of Salem High School’s Spartan Field. The Mustangs would hold off Stonewall Jackson 2-1 on Sunday in the state championship match at Radford University, adding another page to their already-impressive body of work.

  • Tide downs Gate City to reach soccer final four

    UPDATE: The VHSL has postponed all Group A and Group AA baseball, softball and soccer semifinals and finals due to inclement weather. Semifinals will now be played Saturday and the finals on Sunday. The Group A boys' and girls' soccer semifinals will now be at Salem High School (NOT the Civic Center complex), with the finals to be played at R.U.

     

  • Big inning dooms Blue Devils

     INDEPENDENCE –– Six-run innings don’t happen to Grayson County. Six-run innings almost never happen in the region semifinals.

    A six-run inning in the region semifinals ended the Blue Devils’ season on Thursday.

    Reaching a level of the postseason where final scores like 1-0 and 2-1 are more the norm, Floyd County exploded for a half-dozen runs in the top of the third inning and coasted past the Blue Devils 9-2 in the Region C Division 2 semifinals at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Highlanders jump on Grayson

    PULASKI –– If there was a bright spot to Grayson County’s loss in the Region C Division 2 championship, it is the fact that it was an expendable game.