High School

  • Lady Devils deep, experienced

    INDEPENDENCE –– There are certain things that come a little more easily to a team as experienced as the one Grayson County girls’ basketball coach Tiny Funk will field this year

    Practices can be a lot more efficient, what with everybody knowing what to expect. Big game jitters may not be as big an ordeal for a group of multi-sport athletes who have been in more than their fair share of them. Teaching certain concepts and tactics evolves into refining such things.

  • New identity for Grayson boys

    INDEPENDENCE –– In the past four years, the Grayson County boys’ basketball program has produced five 1,000-point scorers. The Blue Devils’ success this year may depend on how well they can do on the other end of the floor.

    Though fielding a team that lacks in star power, eighth-year Grayson County head coach Lucas Austin likes what he sees from 11 kids who are similar in size, ability and toughness.

  • Grayson County girls open season with 55-44 win

    SALEM ––Grayson County opened up a 16-point lead in the middle two quarters and opened its 2014-15 girls’ basketball season with a 55-44 win Wednesday at Glenvar.

    The Blue Devils took an 11-9 lead into the second quarter and outscored the Highlanders a combined 30-16 in the second and third period to hold a 41-25 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

  • Carroll’s Smith to remain a Cavalier

    Once a Cavalier, always a Cavalier. At least that’s the case with Carroll County’s Eustacia Smith.

    A standout attacker for coach Cindy Edwards’ CCHS volleyball team, Smith inked recently to continue her career at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, fulfilling a lifelong dream.


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  • State Line Rush off to 5-1 start

     The State Line Rush opened its season with five wins in its first six games, most recently winning two of three games at the VHSAA Shootout at the Galax Recreation Center

    State Line 71, Front Royal 46: The Rush coupled a strong start with a strong finish and wrapped up a 2-1 run in the VHSAA Shootout Saturday afternoon in Galax.


    Have game, will travel (take 2)

    Some hefty road trips once again are in store for a few teams in this week’s second-round playoff games, topped by Buckingham County’s 268-mile, 4 hour and 31-minute trip to Gate City.

  • Carroll, Grayson, Galax runners post strong finishes at state meets

    THE PLAINS –– In addition to the state championship won by Galax’s boys, the Maroon Tide girls as well as runners from Carroll County and Grayson County posted strong finishes in their respective state meets at the Great Meadows cross country course Friday and Saturday.

  • One sport’s loss is another’s gain as Conley defends state crown

    THE PLAINS –– Clif Conley transferred to Galax High School in the summer of 2013, and though he had been a football player at Floyd County, he arrived too late to participate for the Maroon Tide. It’s safe to say he hasn’t made a habit of being tardy.

  • Defending champs too much for Devils

    GATE CITY –– Last week, Marion handed Grayson County just its second loss of the season. Although the Scarlet Hurricanes were hosting Union 70 miles up I-81 on Tuesday, they more or less dealt the Blue Devils their third loss, too.

    By virtue of its win over Grayson in the Conference 39 title match, Marion avoided a first-round meeting with powerhouse Gate City in the Region 2A West tournament. That task fell to the Blue Devils, who suffered a similar fate as 56 of Gate City’s previous 58 opponents.