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High School

  • Tide downs Gate City to reach soccer final four

    UPDATE: The VHSL has postponed all Group A and Group AA baseball, softball and soccer semifinals and finals due to inclement weather. Semifinals will now be played Saturday and the finals on Sunday. The Group A boys' and girls' soccer semifinals will now be at Salem High School (NOT the Civic Center complex), with the finals to be played at R.U.

     

  • Big inning dooms Blue Devils

     INDEPENDENCE –– Six-run innings don’t happen to Grayson County. Six-run innings almost never happen in the region semifinals.

    A six-run inning in the region semifinals ended the Blue Devils’ season on Thursday.

    Reaching a level of the postseason where final scores like 1-0 and 2-1 are more the norm, Floyd County exploded for a half-dozen runs in the top of the third inning and coasted past the Blue Devils 9-2 in the Region C Division 2 semifinals at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Highlanders jump on Grayson

    PULASKI –– If there was a bright spot to Grayson County’s loss in the Region C Division 2 championship, it is the fact that it was an expendable game.

  • Eight reach state track and field meets

    Galax advanced four athletes to the Group A state track and field championships, Grayson County will send three girls in four events and Carroll County had one girl reach the Group AA event after their respective region meets this past weekend.

    At Radford University Saturday, Darian Brown, Chandler Quesenberry, Megan Boyles and Jamie Mohr all placed in the top six of their respective events for the Maroon Tide while the Blue Devils saw Emma Wyatt, Mary Beth Cunningham and Olivia Wyatt score top-six finishes to earn a trip to the state meet this weekend, also at Radford.

  • Devils, Cavs win region games, Galax ousted

    BUCHANAN –– It figures that the last two Division 2 Region C baseball teams playing would be Glenvar and Grayson County. 

    The region’s two dominant traditional powers will go at it one last time as regional members when they play for the title Friday. Glenvar blasted top-seeded Chilhowie 9-4 in the first game of Wednesday’s semifinal double-header and Grayson County chopped down Floyd County 10-2 in the nightcap at James River High School. 

  • Grayson escapes Fort in first round

    INDEPENDENCE –– Winning its ninth straight game and for the 16th time in its last 17 outings, Grayson County did what pretty much everybody expected and played its way into the Region C Division 2 softball semifinals.

    But it wasn’t like the Blue Devils’ first-round opponent just rolled over for them.

    Fort Chiswell, which had taken five-inning losses of 12-1 and 10-0 in the regular season, and Pioneer pitcher Amber Chrisley held Grayson County to five hits as the Blue Devils scraped out a 4-0 win Tuesday at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Highlanders end Grayson doubles, team tennis season

    RADFORD –– With Grayson County having won five of the first six games in the first set of the Region C boys’ tennis doubles championship Wednesday, one might have wondered just how fast the thing was going to be over with.

    As it turned out, Glenvar got it over with pretty quickly.

    The Highlander duo of Alex Dunkenberger and Colton Walls reeled off 11 straight games, then fended off a comeback attempt by Grayson’s Garrett Bailey and Mike Vaughan to win the title 7-5, 6-4 on the Dedmon Center courts.

  • Blue Devils roll to tournament title

    Grayson County’s seniors graduated Friday night. They commenced to win a district tournament Saturday morning.

    Led by a 3-for-4, three-RBI day from (very) recent graduate Lucas Rudy, the Blue Devils held off Galax 6-1 and claimed the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament title after an 11 a.m. start at Felts Park. The championship matches the season crown won by Grayson, which improved to 16-5 with the win. Season runner-up Galax dropped to 12-10 with the loss.

  • Maroon Tide wins another in the 7th

    Galax won for the fourth time this season against Narrows, for the second time in four days, and for the third time by two runs or less.

    This one was by far the most dramatic.

    With the season on the line and trailing 10-5 in the bottom of the seventh, the Maroon Tide scored six times to rally for the Region C Division 1 quarterfinal win Monday at Felts Park.

  • Devils, Tide cruise into finals

    It took six days to do a three-day job, but Galax and Grayson County met Saturday for the MED tournament championship after making quick work of their semifinal opponents Friday in the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament at wind-whipped Felts Park.

    Grayson County pulled away from Fort Chiswell for a 10-0, six-inning win in the first semifinal, while in the second semifinal, Galax twice answered Narrows threats with big rallies of its own in an 11-5 win.