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High School

  • Grayson County powers to pair of baseball wins

    BASTIAN –– Grayson County drilled six home runs in two days and improved to 12-3 on the year, dropping Gate City 14-5 on Monday and following up with a 20-8 trouncing of Bland County on Tuesday.

  • Carroll County improves to 13-0

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a few innings to get rolling offensively, but the Cavaliers won their 13th game without a defeat Tuesday, pulling away for a 10-1 win over Pulaski County in a River Ridge District game at CCHS.

    The Cavaliers shut down the Cougars after allowing a first-inning run but led just 2-1 entering the bottom of the fourth before erupting for six runs.

  • Galax trounces Bobcats

    The rematch quickly turned into a mismatch.

    In a nondistrict boys’ soccer match pitting the two Group 1A state finalists from a year ago, Galax overcame another unsteady start with a furious finish and hammered Radford 7-1 Wednesday at Galax High School.

    After giving up a goal before the match was five minutes old, the Maroon Tide completely shut down the Bobcats over the final 76 minutes.

  • Grayson gets past Galax

    For the second time this season, Grayson County got all it could handle from Galax. For the second time, the Blue Devils came out on top.

    A three-run surge in the first two innings was all the offense the Blue Devils would need, but not enough to make it comfortable as Grayson slipped past the Maroon Tide 4-1 in a Mountain Empire District softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

  • Blue Devils win battle of unbeatens

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ tennis team won for the 12th time without a loss and dealt Galax its first loss after the Tide had run up its own 12-0 mark as the Blue Devils notched a 6-3 win in a Mountain Empire District match Thursday afternoon.

  • Spurlin powers Galax sweep of Graham

    Caleb Spurlin enjoyed a big day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 with five RBIs as Galax swept a Mountain Empire District double header from Graham, 6-1 and 5-0 Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Area teams roll to easy wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Gracie Davidson and Sydney Nester combined on a one-hitter and Carroll County upped its season record to 12-0 Tuesday with an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry-Roanoke in a game called in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run rule.

    Davidson pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit, a Haley Arnold leadoff home run in the top of the fourth. Davidson improved to 4-0 in the circle, striking out six.

  • Grayson County stays hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Sometimes it’s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.

    The Blue Devils continued to square it up at the plate and picked up their seventh win in their last eight outings, taking a 10-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County Friday at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • Soph breaks second school track record

    For the second time in a week, Carroll County’s Sydney Haynes shattered a three-decade-old school record, winning the 1600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 19.1 seconds Wednesday in a nine-team track and field meet at Galax High School.

    Haynes’ time bested the previous record of 5:24.4 set in 1981 by Carol Griffith. Four days earlier, Haynes had broken the school’s 37-year-old record in the 3200 meters.

  • Galax boys top Giles, Graham

     Staff reports

    Brayan Estrada found the back of the net less than two minutes in and Galax marked off a second payback win in as many outings, toppling Graham 5-1 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex in Bluefield.