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High School

  • Grayson tops Glenvar 9-0

    INDEPENDENCE –– Winter may officially have another few days left in it, but unmistakable signs of spring were evident Monday – the pop of leather, the crack of a bat making contact with a ball, and the telltale sights and sounds of a seven-run rally.

    Grayson County opened its 2015 softball season with a surprisingly-easy win over Glenvar, doing most of its damage in a fourth-inning outburst that paved the way for a 9-0 nondistrict victory at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Galax softball opens season with pair of wins

    Galax got its softball season off to a solid start with a pair of wins on its home diamond, holding off George Wythe 4-2 on Monday before powering past Pulaski County 9-2 on Wednesday.

  • Grayson powers past Carroll Co. 13-5

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County built a 10-run lead after three innings and went on to defeat Carroll County 13-5 in the season opener for both schools Wednesday at Bill Worrell Field.

    Leading 1-0 after one inning, the Blue Devils extended their lead to 5-0 in the second on five hits, including RBI doubles from Micah Cornett and Eric Hawks. Koby Hill and Will Circle each drove in a run with a single in the big inning.

  • Grayson powers past Carroll Co. 13-5

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County built a 10-run lead after three innings and went on to defeat Carroll County 13-5 in the season opener for both schools Wednesday at Bill Worrell Field.

    Leading 1-0 after one inning, the Blue Devils extended their lead to 5-0 in the second on five hits, including RBI doubles from Micah Cornett and Eric Hawks. Koby Hill and Will Circle each drove in a run with a single in the big inning.

  • Devils take conference title

    TAZEWELL –– With three four-year starters in its lineup, Grayson County has seen just about everything over the last four years. But these nor any other Blue Devils have ever seen 23 wins before.

    Grayson County fought off a sustained challenge by Richlands and added another ‘W’ to its school-record win total Saturday, riding Camryn McGrady’s 30-point effort to a 62-47 win in the Conference 39 title game at Tazewell Middle School.

  • Grayson Co. run ended

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.

    The Blue Devils’ season ended with one of those lows Monday night as the most successful group of seniors in school history saw their careers come to an end with a 55-46 loss to Gate City in the first round of the Region 2A West girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Eagles upend Cavaliers in Conf. 24 semis

    DANVILLE –– George Washington made amends for two blowout losses in the regular season to Carroll County and ended the Cavaliers’ season with a 59-43 win in the Conference 24 girls’ semifinals Wednesday.

    Carroll County (16-7) had defeated the Eagles by 18 and 12 points in their two regular season meetings, but the Cavaliers went the entire first quarter Wednesday without a field goal and never recovered.

  • Blue Devils rough up Grundy

    RICHLANDS –– One of the biggest advantages of being a top seed in a postseason tournament is getting an extra day’s rest while the lower seeds battle it out in the first round. With what seemed like an eternity between the tournament’s scheduled starting date and the time No. 1 Grayson County finally got on the floor for its Conference 39 girls’ semifinal, being fresh was the least of anyone’s concern. Thus it all came down to who’s the better basketball team.

  • Maroon Tide’s win streak, season come to end

    HILLSVILLE –– After being able to squeeze in a conference quarterfinal game Monday between salvos from Mother Nature, the hopes in Galax were that the Maroon Tide girls would have a little more polish to their game than Fort Chiswell, which hadn’t played a game in nearly two weeks.

    The Pioneers may wish to consider scheduling a 13-day break in the regular season now and then if Wednesday was of any indication.

  • Hilltoppers roll over Cavaliers 89-39 in Conference 24

    LYNCHBURG –– E.C. Glass took a 15-point lead into the half and zoomed away after intermission, rolling past Carroll County 89-39 in the Conference 24 boys’ quarterfinals Friday night.

    The top-seeded Hilltoppers more than doubled their first-half scoring output with a 31-point third quarter and never let up, scoring 58 second-half points to end the Cavaliers’ season at 6-16.

    Tai-he Jeter led E.C. Glass (21-2) with 25 points, Tjuan Jones scored 17 and Malik Knox added 16 points.