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High School

  • 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.

  • Eight reach state track and field meets

    Galax advanced four athletes to the Group A state track and field championships, Grayson County will send three girls in four events and Carroll County had one girl reach the Group AA event after their respective region meets this past weekend.

    At Radford University Saturday, Darian Brown, Chandler Quesenberry, Megan Boyles and Jamie Mohr all placed in the top six of their respective events for the Maroon Tide while the Blue Devils saw Emma Wyatt, Mary Beth Cunningham and Olivia Wyatt score top-six finishes to earn a trip to the state meet this weekend, also at Radford.

  • Devils, Cavs win region games, Galax ousted

    BUCHANAN –– It figures that the last two Division 2 Region C baseball teams playing would be Glenvar and Grayson County. 

    The region’s two dominant traditional powers will go at it one last time as regional members when they play for the title Friday. Glenvar blasted top-seeded Chilhowie 9-4 in the first game of Wednesday’s semifinal double-header and Grayson County chopped down Floyd County 10-2 in the nightcap at James River High School. 

  • Grayson escapes Fort in first round

    INDEPENDENCE –– Winning its ninth straight game and for the 16th time in its last 17 outings, Grayson County did what pretty much everybody expected and played its way into the Region C Division 2 softball semifinals.

    But it wasn’t like the Blue Devils’ first-round opponent just rolled over for them.

    Fort Chiswell, which had taken five-inning losses of 12-1 and 10-0 in the regular season, and Pioneer pitcher Amber Chrisley held Grayson County to five hits as the Blue Devils scraped out a 4-0 win Tuesday at the Grayson Rec. Park.