High School

  • Grayson falls in shootout

    INDEPENDENCE ––  Anyone attending the Grayson-Tazewell football game last Friday saw an offensive show and the winner wasn’t decided until the final 25 seconds.

  • Carroll County notches first win

    HILLSVILLE –– That elusive and eagerly-anticipated first victory of the football season finally came for the Carroll County Cavaliers Friday night, and it came in a big way at the expense of the still-winless Patrick County Cougars. 

    Controlling field position and possession time for most of the first half and using a powerful running game and outstanding overall effort, Carroll scored on its first and its last possessions – and five times in between – to record an impressive 48-14 triumph. 

  • Galax thumps Cats to go 2-0

    The Galax Maroon Tide wasted no time in sending Radford to its second loss in a row last Friday night with a 48-3 whipping of the Bobcats in a non-district contest played in Galax.

    Tide runningback Dougie Peoples, wearing No. 1 on his jersey, earned the honor with five touchdowns to spearhead the Tide’s impressive offensive show and timely stops by the defense.

  • Grayson dedicates new football stadium

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Blue Devils were welcomed with style last Friday, as they charged onto the field to the sight of a newly-installed flag pole; and completely renovated stone bleachers, jam-packed full of cheering fans.

    The opening game of the season was preceded by a rededication ceremony for the Bill Strong Field at the newly named Grayson National Bank Stadium, as well as a dedication ceremony for the flag pole.

  • Grundy holds off Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied its way out of sizeable deficits in all three sets Thursday night but was unable to sustain the momentum in any of the three games and dropped a Conference 39 volleyball match to Grundy, falling 25-19, 25-21, 25-17.

    The Blue Devils’ best chance to extend the match probably came in the second set. Trailing 17-10, the Blue Devils (0-2) battled their way into a three-point lead before going cold down the stretch.

  • Alleghany outduels Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– In keeping with the festivities of the rededication of Grayson County’s football stadium, the Blue Devils and Alleghany, N.C. put on a fireworks display in the first quarter. The rest of the night was just a pretty decent high school football game.

    The two teams traded touchdowns throughout the first 12 minutes before the defenses gradually took control, and the Trojans held on for a 28-18 nondistrict win Friday at the freshly redone Bill Strong Field.

  • Galax turns the tide on Glenvar

    Something rather unusual happened in the Glenvar-Galax football game Friday night. 

    In a relatively new rivalry which has produced more than its share of close games, miracle comebacks and exiting finishes, this sixth game between the Highlanders and the Maroon Tide was almost over well before the end – emphasis on the almost. 

  • Golfers off to soggy start

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax came home with a second place finish in the Woodford Classic golf tournament held at Wytheville Country Club last Wednesday.

    First place went to home-standing George Wythe, which posted a team score of 313 compared with 333 for the Maroon Tide.

  • A word or two (or 1,000) more on redistricting

     As you can tell by this column, which is about twice as long as it should be, there was a bit too much going on with the outcome of the recent VHSL appeals committee meeting to shoehorn it all into Monday’s story without having to go hardbound and put it on the shelves at Books-A-Million, so here are a few extra thoughts on the subject.

  • Time out for GHS football field work

    The new football field surface at Galax High School would not have been ready in time for the fall 2016 football season, owing to a narrow turnaround time for state permits, so school officials will wait until 2017 to begin work.

    Superintendent Bill Sturgill updated the Galax School Board at its June 9 meeting.