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High School

  • Blue Devils deep-six Maroon Tide

    INDEPENDENCE –– For Grayson County Thursday it was six of one, a half-dozen of the other. 

    The Blue Devils put six runs on the board in the first inning and a half-dozen more in the second, and coasted to a 16-1 five-inning win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District game Thursday.

    Grayson County retained firm control of the top spot in the MED by moving to 3-0 in the league, 8-2 overall. Galax dipped to 2-9 overall, 1-2 MED.

  • Grayson takes key baseball win

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County got a big road win under its belt Monday, but not before gnawing on a fingernail or two before it was over.

    The Blue Devils took the lead for good just four pitches into the game and got a stellar effort from pitcher Dylan Isom, but had to sweat through a huge seventh-inning threat to down Fort Chiswell 5-2 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavs sign with ODAC powers

    HILLSVILLE –– Two Carroll County High School senior athletes revealed their college plans recently, and it appears that both have hooked on with programs on the rise in NCAA Division III.

    Austin Horton committed to play basketball at Guilford College on Friday, while Autumn Hill signed earlier with Roanoke College to play softball.

  • Patrick Co. topples Cavaliers in 9

    HILLSVILLE –– Briana Steele connected on a game-tying, two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh and Patrick County pushed three runs across three innings later to take a 9-3 nondistrict softball win Wednesday over Carroll County.

    Carroll County (8-5) did most of its damage in a big second-inning rally, starting with a solo home run by Cheyenne Strickland, her fifth homer in two weeks. Eden Durnil later yanked a two-run double into the leftfield corner, and Ragan Halsey and Autumn Hill followed with RBI singles for a 5-1 Cavalier lead.

  • Edwards, Cavaliers blank Abingdon for key Southwest win

    ABINGDON –– Reece Edwards blanked the Southwest District preseason favorite over seven innings Tuesday night and Carroll County scratched out a 2-0 win over Abingdon.

    The Cavaliers snapped a four-game slide with the win, improving to 5-4 on the year, 1-0 in district play.

  • Galax zooms away from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County battled Galax to a scoreless deadlock through 40 minutes but the Maroon Tide got busy with five second-half goals, blanking the Cavaliers 5-0 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match Wednesday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Galax had led Carroll County 6-0 at halftime of their first meeting but couldn’t penetrate the Cavalier defense through the first half Wednesday.

    The second 40 minutes were another story.

  • Cavalier girls take 4-1 win over Buffaloes

    FLOYD –– Carroll County notched a big nondistrict win and handed Floyd County its first loss of the season, taking a 4-1 win Wednesday over the Buffaloes.

    With the Cavaliers (7-3) leading 1-0 in the top of the sixth, Cheyenne Strickland launched a three-run home run for a 4-0 lead, which was more than enough for Carroll pitcher Gracie Davidson.

    The homer was the third three-run shot in two games for Strickland, who had three home runs – two of them for three runs – two days earlier in a win at Galax.

  • Galax boys open MED with win

    Galax remained perfect for the year and opened Mountain Empire District play by holding off Fort Chiswell 3-1 in a boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    Andres Medina scored a pair of goals for the Maroon Tide, which improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.

    Mario Carranza also scored for Galax while Mesiel Solis and the Tide defense held the Pioneers to two shots on goal.

     

    SOFTBALL

  • Galax splits with SWD foes

    Galax went 1-1 in a pair of nondistrict girls’ soccer matches against Southwest District competition, edging Marion 3-2 Monday and taking a 6-0 loss from Richlands on Tuesday, both at Galax High School.

    Cassie Richardson scored three goals in Richlands’ win, two of them on assists by Makenley Davis, as the Blue Tornadoes outshot the Maroon Tide 26-1.

    Nadia Ashiq scored two goals nine minutes apart as Richlands took a 3-0 lead into the half.

  • Maroon Tide girls pick up track and field win

    Galax held off Grayson County in the girls’ standings while Fort Chiswell’s boys nipped Grayson by a single point for the team win in a seven-team track meet Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide girls got a balanced effort from sprints, distance, relays and field events to finish with 89 points, nine ahead of the Blue Devils.

    Galax claimed just one event win, posting a time of 58.9 seconds in the 4x100 relay, and picked up top-three finishes in nine events to outpoint Grayson.