High School

  • Twin County runners bring home titles

    WOODLAWN –– Twin County cross country teams had a strong showing in Thursday’s conference championships with two team titles, three runner-up finishes and two individual championships in separate meets in Woodlawn, Martinsville and Bristol.

    Galax swept the boys’ and girls’ team championships at the Conference 46 meet at the Southwest Virginia Training Center, with Andrew Jordan claiming the boys’ individual title for the Maroon Tide.

  • Carroll sweeps Pulaski County in volleyball

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County got a balanced attack at the net and took down Pulaski County in three sets in a River Ridge District match.

    Bristal Upchurch led the attack for the Cavaliers with eight kills and 12 digs in Thursday’s 25-10, 25-7, 25-16 win.

    Madison Hull put down six kills and provided three blocks and Morgan Tompkins added four kills and also fired five aces. Torilyn Reavis supplied the hitters with 15 assists.

  • Grayson gets back on track

    INDEPENDENCE –– Fort Chiswell came into Independence last Friday night looking for its first win of the season. When the Pioneers left town, they were still looking for their first win as Grayson County rolled to a 42-6 Mountain Empire District victory.

    The Blue Devils, riding a two-game losing streak, both in district play, scored on their first drive of the night, charging down field behind the passing of quarterback Tyler Lundy.

  • Cougars too much for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE ––  ‘Bigger, Faster, Stronger’ is a slogan that’s been pasted on the walls of high school weight rooms all across the country for years. If it’s not in Carroll County’s workout room as a visual form of motivation, it’s certainly been preached there.

    Friday night, bigger, faster and stronger rode a bus down Route 100 from the other side of Draper Mountain.

  • Cave Spring blanks Carroll

    ROANOKE ––The middle two quarters at Dwight Bogle Stadium haven’t been kind to Carroll County.

    For the second week in a row, the opposition did all its scoring in the second and third periods, this time as Cave Spring tallied all 34 of its points in that span during a 34-0 River Ridge District win over the Cavaliers.

  • Fort Chiswell slips past Galax

    MAX MEADOWS –– Volleyball matches commonly have momentum swings, many of them in most cases, often swinging numerous times in even a single set. When momentum swung Thursday between Galax and Fort Chiswell, it tended to swing hard and it tended stick around for a while.

  • Bears surprise Blue Devils

    BASTIAN ––  The Grayson County Blue Devils mounted a gallant comeback effort in the second half last Friday night but fell short in a 26-18 Mountain Empire District loss to Bland County.

  • Sage qualifies for 1A state tournament

    ABINGDON – One stroke in golf can determine who wins first or second place.

    That was the case Monday when the George Wythe Maroons finished with a team score of 357 to edge Thomas Walker by one stroke, 358.

    Patrick Henry and Eastside tied for third with a 369, the Galax Maroon Tide was fifth with a 371, Twin Valley sixth, 374, Auburn seventh, 379 and Radford eighth, 403.

  • Blue Devil netters pick up first win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County claimed its first volleyball win of the season but was upended in its Mountain Empire District opener last week.

    Tuesday, the Blue Devils avenged an earlier defeat with a 3-0 win at Tazewell, defeating the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-21, 25-9 in a nondistrict Conference 39 match. Candice Todd had 15 kills and Kaely Weatherman put up 29 assists for Grayson County.

  • Carroll posts top XC finishes

    ABINGDON –– Carroll County had two of the top three finishers in the boys’ race and placed third among 17 schools in the team standings at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring Sept. 12 at the Abingdon 4-H center.