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High School

  • Eight-run lead safe enough in finals

    GLADE SPRING –– It took a year, but Galax finally figured out what was an insurmountable lead when playing Holston – eight runs, not seven.

    Galax bolted to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, took a 10-2 lead into the seventh and held it this time around, blowing past Holston in the Region C Division 1 championship game at Patrick Henry High School. The win brings with it a home game in the first round of the Division 1 state tournament Tuesday, either against Clintwood or Castlewood. Those two met Sunday for the Region D title.

  • Buffs, Mother Nature down Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– There are probably worse ways to see a season come to an end. Grayson County players would have been hard-pressed to come up with one Tuesday.

    Mother Nature robbed the Blue Devils of their final two at-bats, and Floyd County claimed a rare region tournament win in baseball, holding off Grayson 4-0 in five innings in a rain-shortened Region C Division 2 game at GNB Park.

    Skies opened up with one out in the bottom of the sixth, and following lengthy delay, officials finally called the game at around 7:20 p.m.

  • Grayson girls advance to semis

    INDEPENDENCE –– It took Grayson County two days to get its first hit. Once the ice was broken, the Blue Devils were fine.

    Playing two scoreless innings Tuesday before the skies opened up, Grayson County picked up with a three-run third inning on Wednesday and blanked Fort Chiswell 7-0 in a Region C Division 2 softball first round game at the Grayson Rec Park.

  • Two-sport star settles on Emory

    Choosing a college is rarely an easy choice under any circumstances. Probably even more so for a prospective athlete, with so many unknowns involved.

    Factor in the little detail that Deion George also had to choose between sports, and his decision must have really been a tough one.

    But it seems one can never go wrong by picking the route George chose.

  • Devil boys move on to region play

     Grayson County’s Garrett Bailey and Mike Vaughan remained undefeated on the year by defeating Conner Wilson and Otto Leung of Graham 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match of the Mountain Empire District doubles tournament last week.

    Bailey and Vaughan will carry their perfect mark into Region C play this week.

  • Grayson captures MED tourney

    MAX MEADOWS –– In the early part of the season it was all Grayson County could do to score a run or two. Part of the problem may have been that the Blue Devils were so young, they kept stopping at third to ask, “Are we there yet?”

    Starting six sophomores, Grayson is still not quite ‘there’, but the Devils are miles away from where they began the season.

  • REGION C TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS/RESULTS

     REGION C DIVISION 2 BASEBALL

     

    Tuesday/Wednesday

    Quarterfinals at higher seed

    Chilhowie 5, Radford 4

    Giles 5, Glenvar 2

    Floyd County 4, Grayson County 0

    Fort Chiswell 7, James River 4

    Thursday

    Semifinals at Chilhowie H.S.

    Chilhowie 29, Giles 18

    Fort Chiswell 15, Floyd County 10

    Saturday

    Championship at Chilhowie H.S.

    Chilhowie 8, Fort Chiswell 4

  • Pack to join Methodist basketball

    The headline above a feature story in The Roanoke Times this past fall proclaimed that ‘Austin Pack doesn’t know how to quit’.

    Seems like the Galax multi-sport athlete still hasn’t figured it out.

    Pack, a floor leader and field general during the most successful two years in Galax High School sports history, will give it a go for four more basketball seasons, having committed recently to play for Methodist University, an NCAA Division III school located in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Tide girls nip Grayson County

     Galax and Grayson County split another pair of tightly-contested Mountain Empire District tennis matches Friday, Galax’s girls edging the Blue Devil 5-4 in Felts Park and the Grayson boys pulling out a 5-4 win in Independence.

    Grayson County won two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles play, but the Maroon Tide swept the top four singles seeds to pull out the win. Claire Engelhardt claimed a crucial 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles for the Maroon Tide, which got straight sets wins from Joyce Kuang, Paige Hanks and Susan Davis.

  • Grayson Co. claims MED crowns

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County put the finishing touches on an unblemished run through its Mountain Empire District baseball schedule, locking up the regular season title Wednesday with a 14-0 win at Graham before trouncing Narrows 16-1 Thursday at home.

    Ty Cannaday and Dylan Isom combined for a five-inning no-hitter against the G-Men at Graham Middle School. Cannaday worked the first four innings, striking out six and walking none, while Isom finished the job.