High School

  • Galax continues hot start

    WYTHEVILLE –– One goal this year for Galax is to leave no zeroes on the board. Far from wishing to avoid a complete-game shutout, the Maroon Tide doesn’t even want to be skunked for a single inning. That’s a lofty bar to clear, without a doubt. But 10 out of the last 12 isn’t bad.

  • Moore’s homer powers Cavs past Floyd, 2-1

    FLOYD –– Tiffanie Moore’s solo home run in the top of the fifth inning was the difference Wednesday as Carroll County squeaked by Floyd County 2-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    Moore stepped into the box with two outs and laced a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to propel the Cavaliers to their second win over the Buffaloes in a week.

  • Highlanders outplay Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– A free 90 feet every now and then is to be expected in baseball. Problems arise when those 90s start adding up to 360.

    Glenvar took advantage of four errors, 10 free passes at the plate and a couple of non-scoreable defensive miscues, all while playing clean baseball itself, in a 5-2 nondistrict win Tuesday at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • Maroon Tide blanks Scarlet Hurricane 9-0 in boys’ soccer

    MARION –– Seven players combined to score nine goals and Galax decimated Marion 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match in Marion.

    Brayan Estrada and Edgar Guzman each accounted for a pair of goals for the defending 1A state champs while Dominic DiGiacomo added a goal and two assists.

    The Maroon Tide outshot the Scarlet Hurricanes 29-0 with Galax keeper Ricardo Ortiz making one save.

  • Big inning propels Cavs past Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored eight runs in the fourth inning last Friday to break a close game open and roll over the Galax Maroon Tide 8-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    The Cavaliers pounded out four hits in the inning and scored seven unearned runs to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record.

    Both teams had early opportunities to score but neither could find home plate.

  • Conley, McGrady voted No. 1

    Galax’s Clif Conley was picked as the top player among Conference 46 boys, Camryn McGrady shared top honors for Conference 39 girls and the Twin Counties had a total of six players and two coaches honored with postseason awards as all-conference balloting was announced last week.

  • Merdian’s no-hitter powers Galax

    Stew Merdian is picking up right where he left off.

    Having seen its 2014 season come to an end despite a one-hitter by Merdian, Galax opened its 2015 schedule in midseason form, getting error-free defense behind Merdian’s complete-game no-hitter, blanking George Wythe 3-0 in a nondistrict game Monday at Felts Park.

  • Grayson tops Glenvar 9-0

    INDEPENDENCE –– Winter may officially have another few days left in it, but unmistakable signs of spring were evident Monday – the pop of leather, the crack of a bat making contact with a ball, and the telltale sights and sounds of a seven-run rally.

    Grayson County opened its 2015 softball season with a surprisingly-easy win over Glenvar, doing most of its damage in a fourth-inning outburst that paved the way for a 9-0 nondistrict victory at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Galax softball opens season with pair of wins

    Galax got its softball season off to a solid start with a pair of wins on its home diamond, holding off George Wythe 4-2 on Monday before powering past Pulaski County 9-2 on Wednesday.

  • Grayson powers past Carroll Co. 13-5

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County built a 10-run lead after three innings and went on to defeat Carroll County 13-5 in the season opener for both schools Wednesday at Bill Worrell Field.

    Leading 1-0 after one inning, the Blue Devils extended their lead to 5-0 in the second on five hits, including RBI doubles from Micah Cornett and Eric Hawks. Koby Hill and Will Circle each drove in a run with a single in the big inning.