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High School

  • Maroon Tide punches state golf ticket

    JONESVILLE –– Galax didn’t have a golfer score in the 70s, but as a group the Maroon Tide scored a state tournament bid.

  • First half leads Cave Spring over Cavaliers

    ROANOKE ––Carroll County enjoyed its best offensive showing since the season’s opening week, but Cave Spring capitalized on four Cavalier turnovers and a slew of big plays to take a 41-14 win in a River Ridge District game Friday at Dwight Bogle Stadium.

    A 48-yard Ty Albritton punt return to Carroll’s 24 set up Alex Emery’s scoring run on the next play to give the Knights (5-2) the lead for good.

  • Carroll comes up short against Knights

    HILLSVILLE –– There are your garden variety 3-0 sweeps in volleyball, ones in which one team thoroughly dismantles another and gets out of the gym in an hour or so having allowed 30 or 40 points in an entire match.

    This was not one of those occasions.

  • Grayson off the schneid after 38-27 win over Graham

    INDEPENDENCE – “We needed that!”

    That was the first comment made by Grayson County coach Brett McPherson last Friday night after the Blue Devils had beaten the Graham G-Men 38-27 in a Mountain Empire District game at Bill Strong Field.

    It was also the first victory of the season for Grayson County after losing its first five games.

  • Vaughan third in region, moves on to state

    JONESVILLE –– Appomattox took home the team championship and Joseph Clark of Giles claimed the individual title while Grayson County’s Jacob Vaughan kept his season alive Thursday at the Region 2A West golf tournament at Cedar Hills Country Club in Lee County.

  • Bruins pull away from Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– When Blacksburg seized the momentum, there was no giving it back.

    The Bruins used significant runs in all three sets Thursday night to sweep Carroll County 25-17, 25-22, 25-16 in a River Ridge District match.

  • Defense falters for Devils, Cavs

     BEN HUR –– Grayson County enjoyed far and away its most successful night rushing the football this season, but the Blue Devils were unable to keep Lee High out of the end zone and dropped a 43-28 nonconference decision Friday at Five Star Stadium.

    Will Peters spotted Grayson County (0-5) an early 6-0 lead with a 14-yard touchdown run but the Generals (5-0) came back with four unanswered touchdowns by the early stages of the second half.

  • Grayson puts bleachers on hold

    INDEPENDENCE – Upgrades to the Grayson County High School bleachers have been put on hold indefinitely after initial costs estimates — and a potential budget shortfall for the school division — came in higher than expected.

    Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant updated the school board on estimated costs for the aging bleachers after receiving information from The Lane Group.

  • Tide comes alive to top Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell gave Galax all it could handle for the first two sets but the Maroon Tide came to life in the second half of its Mountain Empire District volleyball match and pulled away to a 25-22, 18-25, 25-12, 25-18 win Tuesday night over the Pioneers.

  • Carroll County notches big 3-1 win over Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– One could sense that it was going to happen, sooner or later. For Carroll County fans, the sooner, obviously the better.

    Having taken a two-time defending state champion to five sets in a losing effort earlier in the week, Carroll County notched what may serve as a watershed win for the program by taking down one of the River Ridge District’s big three Thursday night, winning the final two sets to claim a 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Salem.