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High School

  • Kennedy picks Presbyterian

    HILLSVILLE –– Mattie Kennedy has been a Cavalier for the past four years and will be a Blue Hose for the next four. She has always been a Warrior.

    One of Carroll County’s all-time greats, Kennedy signed a letter-of-intent last week to play basketball for Presbyterian College, a member of the Division I Big South Conference. Ability got Kennedy to the top tier of NCAA basketball, but her unyielding personality on the hardwood sure didn’t hurt.

  • Cavaliers improve to 10-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County has nothing to hang its head about. Carroll County has 10 reasons to hold its head high.

    Grayson County stayed very much in the game into the sixth inning and put the ball in play better than most against Carroll ace Sydney Nester. But making contact only resulted in one baserunner and the Cavaliers built upon a three-run lead with four runs in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 nondistrict win Wednesday night.

    Carroll County improved to 10-0 on the year with the win.

  • Near-perfection not good enough as Blue Devils fall 1-0 to Highlanders

    SALEM –– Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk missed tossing a perfect game against Glenvar by just one batter. Unfortunately for Kirk and the Blue Devils, the only Highlander to reach base touched ‘em all.

    Cayla Alexander smacked a home run with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Glenvar edged Grayson County 1-0 in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Glenvar overtakes Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Despite a 30-minute rain delay and a heavy could cover that blotted out much of the available light, Grayson County and Glenvar got their game in. As it turned out, they got too much of it in.

    Grayson County rallied from a 5-0 hole and into the lead but the Highlanders regained the lead and pulled away, taking a six-inning 13-6 nondistrict win Thursday.

  • Carroll County scores late runs to get by Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to break open a pitchers’ duel and edge Salem 2-0 in a River Ridge District softball game Tuesday in Salem.

  • Cassell, Galax edge Pulaski County

    Galax got bookend one-run innings and rode an overpowering effort by pitcher Hayden Cassell to take a 2-0 nondistrict win Wednesday over Pulaski County at Mountain View Park.

  • Big hit, no hit in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney Nester threw a no-hitter Wednesday. Emily Cook made sure it only needed to be of the seven-inning variety.

    Cook deposited a two-strike, two-out change-up just over the right-centerfield fence in the bottom of the first for the game’s only run and Nester stymied Cave Spring the rest of the way as Carroll County edged the Knights 1-0 in a River Ridge District softball showdown.

  • Grayson County picks up first win, outslugs Spartans 15-11

     PEARISBURG –– Grayson County scored its first eight runs on just two hits and picked up its first baseball win of the season, outscoring the Spartans 15-11 in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    Grayson County (1-2) took advantage of four walks and four hit batsmen in the first two innings and got two-run singles by Chris Meredith and Will Bane in a big six-run second as the Blue Devils took an 8-1 lead.

  • Cavaliers ride huge start to 13-4 win over Giles

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE –– Fourteen batters went to the plate in the first inning for Carroll County against Giles last Thursday and the Cavaliers went on to pound the Spartans 13-4 in a nondistrict baseball game played at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County delivered the early knockout punch by scoring eight first-inning runs and cruised to its second victory of the season.

  • Carroll opens 2-0 with wins over Floyd, Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– His team having seen live pitching only four times or so this spring, Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester entered Tuesday’s season opener with some concerns about his team being able to make contact against a live arm. For a while, his concerns turned to whether any of his kids’ line drives would find something other than a Floyd County glove.