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High School

  • Callahan, Devils shut down Chilhowie 9-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County pitcher Chelsea Callahan wasn’t perfect all day. Just most of it.

    A sophomore, Callahan allowed just two baserunners, issued zero walks and got flawless defense behind her as the Blue Devils took a 9-1 softball win Tuesday in a nondistrict game at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Cavaliers hold on for 2-1 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County hasn’t had the best of luck this year when it comes to scoring runs. But Wednesday, the Cavaliers were really good at dodging bullets.

    Carroll County diffused a pair of late-inning predicaments and made the most of another lean day at the plate, holding off Grayson County 2-1 in a nondistrict game at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Maroon Tide chills Graham in DH

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph


    BLUEFIELD — It felt more like March than May, but it didn’t seem to bother the Maroon Tide.

    Caleb Spurlin had four hits, drove in five runs and scored three more, and Logan Beamer threw a no-hitter in the second game, and Nick Davis scattered five hits in the opener, leading Galax to a Mountain Empire District sweep over Graham 4-2 and 6-0 on a cold and windy Friday evening at Graham Middle School.

  • Graham hands Tide girls MED loss

    Galax’s top doubles tandem remained undefeated on the year but Graham easily took the team win, knocking off the Maroon Tide 8-1 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match Thursday at Felts Park.

    The two teams started the afternoon in doubles, and the Maroon Tide duo of Hanks and Davis bounced back from a close 7-5 loss in the first set to score a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over the G-Girls’ Caitlin Williams and Rebecca Day.

  • Maroon Tide girls bounce back, top Wave

    Galax rebounded from a 15-run loss the day before and won for the second time in the week, getting off to a hot start and defeating Narrows 10-0 in six innings in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Mountain View Park.

    Leading 3-0 after two innings, the Maroon Tide (3-9 overall, 2-2 MED) added four runs in the third to lead 7-0. Taylor Cummings doubled to drive in a pair of runs and later scored on an error, and Brittany Byrd’s base hit capped the rally by knocking in Nikki Boyles.

  • 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.