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High School

  • Grayson shuts out Pioneers

    INDEPENDENCE –– After a three-inning dress rehearsal on Thursday, Grayson County blanked Fort Chiswell for real on Friday, taking a 10-0 win in a six-inning Mountain Empire District game.

    The two teams got three innings in the books on Thursday in Max Meadows before thunderstorms chased them from the field with the Blue Devils leading 4-0.

  • Tide makes most of two hits in 4-3 win over Cavs

    Carroll County made a gallant seventh inning rally last Monday but fell short by one run in a 4-3 nondistrict loss to the Galax Maroon Tide in Felts Park.

  • Maroon Tide rallies past Wythe, 4-2

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie and defeated George Wythe for the second time in two Mondays, rallying for a 4-2 win Monday at George Wythe High School.

  • Galax continues hot start

    WYTHEVILLE –– One goal this year for Galax is to leave no zeroes on the board. Far from wishing to avoid a complete-game shutout, the Maroon Tide doesn’t even want to be skunked for a single inning. That’s a lofty bar to clear, without a doubt. But 10 out of the last 12 isn’t bad.

  • Moore’s homer powers Cavs past Floyd, 2-1

    FLOYD –– Tiffanie Moore’s solo home run in the top of the fifth inning was the difference Wednesday as Carroll County squeaked by Floyd County 2-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    Moore stepped into the box with two outs and laced a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to propel the Cavaliers to their second win over the Buffaloes in a week.

  • Highlanders outplay Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– A free 90 feet every now and then is to be expected in baseball. Problems arise when those 90s start adding up to 360.

    Glenvar took advantage of four errors, 10 free passes at the plate and a couple of non-scoreable defensive miscues, all while playing clean baseball itself, in a 5-2 nondistrict win Tuesday at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • Maroon Tide blanks Scarlet Hurricane 9-0 in boys’ soccer

    MARION –– Seven players combined to score nine goals and Galax decimated Marion 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match in Marion.

    Brayan Estrada and Edgar Guzman each accounted for a pair of goals for the defending 1A state champs while Dominic DiGiacomo added a goal and two assists.

    The Maroon Tide outshot the Scarlet Hurricanes 29-0 with Galax keeper Ricardo Ortiz making one save.

  • Big inning propels Cavs past Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored eight runs in the fourth inning last Friday to break a close game open and roll over the Galax Maroon Tide 8-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    The Cavaliers pounded out four hits in the inning and scored seven unearned runs to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record.

    Both teams had early opportunities to score but neither could find home plate.

  • Conley, McGrady voted No. 1

    Galax’s Clif Conley was picked as the top player among Conference 46 boys, Camryn McGrady shared top honors for Conference 39 girls and the Twin Counties had a total of six players and two coaches honored with postseason awards as all-conference balloting was announced last week.

  • Merdian’s no-hitter powers Galax

    Stew Merdian is picking up right where he left off.

    Having seen its 2014 season come to an end despite a one-hitter by Merdian, Galax opened its 2015 schedule in midseason form, getting error-free defense behind Merdian’s complete-game no-hitter, blanking George Wythe 3-0 in a nondistrict game Monday at Felts Park.