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High School

  • Hill, Devils overpower Cougars

    PULASKI –– Venerable old Calfee Park has always been a great place to take in a game, but it has not been very kind to Grayson County over the years. The Blue Devils got one back against the old ball yard on Monday.

    Grayson County broke open a 2-0 game by scoring 10 runs over the fourth and fifth innings, and Koby Hill completely shut down Pulaski County hitters as the Blue Devils took a 12-0 nonconference win in a game shortened to five innings.

  • Carroll Co. athletes sign en masse

    HILLSVILLE –– That scritchy-scratch sound emanating from the media room at Carroll County High School recently was the sound of pen on paper as four CCHS athletes committed to play for various colleges. The sniffling sound? Probably Brad Hawks coming to the full realization that he is losing some mighty fine basketball players.

  • Power surge lifts Blue Devils past Glenvar 10-1

    SALEM –– Grace Circle slammed two home runs, Claire Circle added another and Grayson County battered Glenvar for 17 hits, taking a 10-1 win in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.

    Following a leadoff double by Chelsie Callahan to start the game, Claire Circle gave Grayson County (13-3) the lead for good with a two-run shot to center field. Two outs later, Grace Circle hit the first of her two homers, a solo shot to left-center.

  • Grayson finishes strong to drop Narrows 12-2

    INDEPENDENCE –– Trailing Narrows 2-1 after three innings, Grayson County’s bats came to life over the final three innings and the Blue Devils went on to a 12-2 win over the Green Wave in a Mountain Empire District game halted in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.

    Narrows scored two runs on a two-out error in the top of the first and held the lead until Matt Cornett tripled and scored on Micah Cornett’s single in the home half of the fourth, sparking a four-run outburst.

  • Wythe Co. raids Carroll staff; Devils blank Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Two Carroll County football coaches were named head coaches of programs in Wythe County on Friday as Tom Hale was announced as the new boss at Fort Chiswell and Brandon Harner was named the new coach at George Wythe.

  • Galax, Grayson County win big

    Galax bounced back from its first defeat of the season and cruised past Fort Chiswell 8-0 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide (11-1-1) led 2-0 after eight minutes of play and tacked on three goals to take a 5-0 lead into intermission.

    Juan Sanchez converted corner kick for a 3-0 Galax lead in the 12th minute, drilling a one-timer from just inside the right post off of a belt-high centering pass from Edgar Guzman

  • Tide boys, Carroll girls win in track

    Galax edged Floyd County by two points in the boys’ team standings and Carroll County topped Bluefield, W.Va. by 23 points in the girls’ results to take the team wins at a nine-school track and field meet last Wednesday at Galax.

  • Cannaday to test D-I waters

    INDEPENDENCE –– There is a fairly impressive list of basketball players to have played their high school ball in the Twin Counties. The list of those who have gone on to play in Division I is considerably shorter.

    But that list recently grew by one name.

  • Tide pulls away for win; Devils win 21-0

    NARROWS –– Galax broke open a one-run game with seven runs over the final three innings, pulling away from Narrows 13-5 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday.

    The Green Wave had just scored to pull to within 6-5 entering the fifth but Galax began distancing itself at that point, starting with a two-run Chase Garvey double for an 8-5 Tide lead. Garvey scored on Stew Merdian’s base hit to widen the gap to 9-5.

    Austin Lumpkin singled to drive in a pair of runs in a four-run Galax seventh.

  • Grayson Co. quarterback makes Wise decision

    INDEPENDENCE –– It’s kind of difficult to envision Max Rodgers as some half-lit middle-aged dude. It’s more difficult for Rodgers to envision himself that way. So for now, Rodgers is just going to enjoy having the chance to play football a few more years.

    The Grayson County senior quarterback committed to play at UVa-Wise recently, ending a recruiting process that included some serious Division I consideration and some equally-serious disappointment along the way.