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High School

  • Grayson pulls away from Tide as Eller tosses one-hitter

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a close game and take an 8-0 win over Galax in a Mountain Empire District softball game Tuesday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

    Leading 3-0 after five innings, the Blue Devils got back-to-back RBI doubles from Natasha Moore and Catherine Vaughan. Sarah Eller later stroked a three-run double for the final margin.

  • Cavaliers notch big Southwest softball win

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County took an early lead and held on for a 3-1 win over Abingdon in a key Southwest District softball game Tuesday.

    Abingdon (7-2 overall, 3-1 district) returns five starters from the team that lost in extra innings in last year’s Group AA state title game, but the Cavaliers (8-1, 4-1) held the Falcons scoreless through five innings while building a 3-0 lead.

  • Tide’s Wilson baffles Bland Co.

    Grace Wilson flirted with perfection before settling for an 8-3 win in a Mountain Empire District softball game Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

    Wilson did not allow a Bland County batter to reach base through the first five innings but lost the perfect game and the no-hitter when Lindsey Hylton led off the sixth with a single.

    Galax led 8-0 at that point thanks to a quick start, taking an early lead on a two-run error in the first inning. Haley Reynolds added a two-run double in the second and scored on Harley Brewer’s double as the lead grew to 6-0.

  • Shaky D ruins MED opener

    Galax’s late-game offensive fireworks weren’t enough to overcome its early-game defensive implosion.

    In a key early game between Mountain Empire District title hopefuls, the Maroon Tide committed seven errors in the first two innings, fell behind Fort Chiswell by nine runs in the fifth inning and rallied back to within reach before taking an 11-8 loss Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Carroll County 7-0 after sweeping Golden Wave

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to seven games Thursday with a pair of easy wins over Grundy, sweeping a Southwest District double header 13-0 and 17-1.

  • Chilhowie surges past Maroon Tide

    There seems to be a pattern forming here.

    With Galax and Chilhowie having played one another in baseball for the past four years, Thursday marked the third time in the series that the winning run scored on a bases-loaded hit batsman.

    This time the painful RBI came in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Warriors rallied for a wild 11-10 win over the Maroon Tide in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

  • Galax girls shoot to 3-0 win

    In winning its fifth match in six outings Monday, Galax utilized soccer’s version of the carpet-bombing technique. The Maroon Tide put enough ordnance in the general vicinity, and two or three projectiles were able to find the target.

    Galax fired 21 shots inside the goal mouth Monday afternoon and was able to get three of them to hit nylon – two by Marleigh Durham – as the Maroon Tide took a 3-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

  • Cavaliers, Maroon Tide battle to 2-2 deadlock

    Galax had two short-range goals answered by a pair of full-field comebacks by Carroll County as the two teams played to a 2-2 draw in a nondistrict match Friday evening.

    The Maroon Tide may have gotten the better end of the deal statistically, outshooting the Cavaliers 22-8 and attempting 12 corner kicks to Carroll’s two, but Galax wasn’t able to translate the advantages into a game-winning goal.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavalier girls stay unbeaten

     Marleigh Durham scored a pair of goals, Sonia Solis converted a penalty kick and Chantasy Cottrell also had a goal for Galax as the Maroon Tide girls’ soccer team extended its season-opening win streak to four matches with a 4-1 nondistrict win Thursday over Rural Retreat.

    Mireida Martinez had one assist for Galax.

    Abbi Ponce and Jessica Zuniga split time in goal for the Maroon Tide and combined for seven saves, five by Ponce.

  • Bulldogs sweep double header from Blue Devils

     TAZEWELL –– Grayson County missed an opportunity to take a win from what may prove to be the strongest team in Southwest Virginia Thursday night, dropping a double header at Tazewell, 2-0 and 7-6.

    A walk and a Blake Hash single put two Bulldogs on base in the second inning and both eventually scored, one on a throwing error and one on a double steal, for the only runs in the first game.