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High School

  • Tide, Cassell blank Cougars

    Galax had opened its 2016 softball season with back-to-back losses to defending 4A state champion Carroll County, playing the Cavaliers competitively to the latter stages of each game before fading. In picking up its first win of the year on Tuesday, the Maroon Tide did anything but fade down the stretch.

    Galax scored three runs in each of its final two turns at bat and played a solid defensive game behind the one-hitter of Hayden Cassell to blank Pulaski County 8-0 at Mountain View Park.

  • Grayson girls, Carroll boys win

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County was the girls’ team winner and Carroll County took the boys’ team win in a three-way track meet last week at Carroll County.

    The Blue Devil girls won six events and accumulated 55 points to outdistance Carroll County (31) and Tazewell (22). Mary Beth Cunningham claimed three event wins, taking the triple jump (27 feet, 6.5 inches), the 400 (1 minute, 8.03 seconds) and the 100 (14.03 seconds). She also placed second in the long jump and 1600 meters.

  • Radford rolls over Maroon Tide; Highlanders top Grayson County

    Radford pitcher Reece Williamson shut out Galax over the final six innings and helped his own cause at the plate Monday as the Bobcats pulled away for an 8-3 nondistrict baseball win at Felts Park.

    Galax took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first on a Caleb Spurlin RBI single, a sacrifice fly by Matt Coomes and a Lucas Dalton squeeze bunt but that was it for the Maroon Tide as Williamson scattered six hits across the final six innings.

  • Blue Devils top Mount Airy; Cavs pull away from Tide

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– Grayson County used a six-run rally and held off a late Mount Airy comeback attempt to knock off the Bears 8-5 in a nondistrict baseball game Thursday.

    Tied 1-1 after three innings, the Blue Devils (1-1) got three doubles in a string of four consecutive base hits in the fourth. Seth Phillips, Shawn Campbell and Micah Cornett each smacked an RBI double in a rally sustained by Christian Wilson’s single.

  • Cavaliers, twilight defeat Galax

    HILLSVILLE – Galax and Carroll County fought it out for more than three hours on the baseball field last Thursday but it was Mother Nature who actually decided the outcome of the game.

    With darkness setting in, Carroll County took a 7-6 lead after the fifth inning. Galax exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth inning.

    The Cavaliers loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a single and scored two runs on a double by Trace Davis to cut the lead to 11-9 with one out and two runners on base.

  • Tide girls putting up a fight

    Regardless of the sport and whatever the gender of the players, what coaches want to see above anything else is improvement, be it half-by-half, game-by-game or year-to-year.

    It appears Galax girls’ soccer coach George Edmondson is definitely getting a glimpse of the latter.

    The Maroon Tide ladies dropped to 0-3 on the year with a 3-0 loss to Giles on Monday, but it has been an encouraging 0-3 start for Galax.

  • Maroon Tide clobbers Narrows 17-1

    Galax rebounded from a disappointing opening night loss and clubbed Narrows 17-1 in five innings in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Tuesday at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) accumulated its 17 runs on only six hits but benefited from 13 walks and four hit batsmen.

  • Devils earn postseason honors

    Three Grayson County High School basketball players have been honored by being selected to the first team on their respective all-conference basketball teams, as released this week.

    Bailey Hawkins is a first-team all-Conference 39 selection for the Blue Devil boys while Kassie Hawks and Emily Hart are first-team picks for the Grayson County girls.

  • Cavs honored in Conference 24

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team had a total of four first- and second-team picks plus the coach of the year, and the Cavalier boys had two players honored in all-Conference 24 balloting, voted upon by the conference’s coaches and released last week.

  • Tide freshman named all-conference

    Essence Brown made a strong impression in her first year of varsity basketball, earning first-team all-Conference 46 honors in voting by the league’s coaches.

    A freshman at Galax, Brown led the Maroon Tide in scoring (10.1 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (59), was second on the team in blocked shots (23) and field goal shooting (35.0 percent) and third in free throw shooting (60.0 percent).