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High School

  • 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. 

  • Grayson boys blank Floyd to go to 3-0

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County improved to 3-0 on the year with a 9-0 shutout of Floyd County in a nondistrict boys’ tennis match Monday in Independence.

    No. 1 seed Garrett Bailey took a 6-4, 6-3 win over Sam Belcher and teamed with Mike Vaughan for a 6-2, 6-3 win over Belcher and Josh Calloway at No. 1 doubles.

    Vaughan, Mica Paluzzi, Jake Parnell, Ben Horton and Grayson Holdaway were all singles winners for Grayson County.

    GIRLS’ SOCCER

  • Bats awaken late in Devil win

    INDEPENDENCE –– With two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning and Grayson County having collected a grand total of zero hits up to that point, Dylan Isom was rung up by the plate umpire on a called third strike.

    Good thing for the Blue Devils that it was really only strike two.

    With the at-bat still alive, two pitches later Isom later poked a single over the shortstop’s head for Grayson’s first hit, sparking a three-run rally as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 nondistrict win Wednesday over Pulaski County at GNB Park.

  • Rutherford fans 13 in 3-1 Grayson County win

     INDEPENDENCE –– Tyler Rutherford tossed a complete-game three-hitter as Grayson County took a 3-1 win over Radford in a nondistrict game Tuesday.

    Rutherford didn’t allow an earned run while striking out 13 Bobcats.

    Grayson County (2-1) took the lead for good in the bottom of the second when Dustin Leonard led off with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out error. Spencer Roberts added an RBI single in the fifth.