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High School

  • Cavaliers top Cougars in 3

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County picked up its first River Ridge District volleyball win of the season, evening its league record at 1-1 after a tight 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 win Thursday night over Pulaski County.

    Jolee Sloss led the Cavaliers at the net with nine kills and she also came up with 17 digs while Adrienne Harris also dug out 17 balls. Carroll setters Taylor Spangler and T.J. Burnette put up 12 assists apiece.

  • Highlanders blank Grayson

    SALEM – Glenvar scored three touchdowns  in the first period last Friday night and rolled to a 47-0 nondistrict victory over Grayson County at Highlander Stadium.

    The Highlanders (2-2) added another touchdown in the second quarter to take a 27-0 lead at halftime and scored three more touchdowns in the second half  to put the game out of reach.

    After the Blue Devils failed to pick up a first down after taking the opening kickoff, Alec Thompson got a good runback to the Blue Devil 35. 

  • Carroll runners finish second at C’burg invitational

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Two Carroll County cross country runners posted top finishes in a pair of meets to open the season as Sydney Haynes and Samuel Haynes both placed second at the Giles Invitational and then managed top-six places at the Blue Demon Invitational at Christiansburg last weekend.

  • Grayson, Galax golfers win at Draper Valley

    DRAPER – Grayson County and Galax each picked up a team win in a pair of golf matches played last week at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    In a match last Thursday, Grayson County had a team score of 169 to beat Fort Chiswell (188) and Marion (199).

    Devan Reeves led the Blue Devil attack with a 2-over 38 for medalist honors, edging out teammate Trevor Hawks with a 39.

  • Grayson falls in shootout

    INDEPENDENCE ––  Anyone attending the Grayson-Tazewell football game last Friday saw an offensive show and the winner wasn’t decided until the final 25 seconds.

  • Carroll County notches first win

    HILLSVILLE –– That elusive and eagerly-anticipated first victory of the football season finally came for the Carroll County Cavaliers Friday night, and it came in a big way at the expense of the still-winless Patrick County Cougars. 

    Controlling field position and possession time for most of the first half and using a powerful running game and outstanding overall effort, Carroll scored on its first and its last possessions – and five times in between – to record an impressive 48-14 triumph. 

  • Galax thumps Cats to go 2-0

    The Galax Maroon Tide wasted no time in sending Radford to its second loss in a row last Friday night with a 48-3 whipping of the Bobcats in a non-district contest played in Galax.

    Tide runningback Dougie Peoples, wearing No. 1 on his jersey, earned the honor with five touchdowns to spearhead the Tide’s impressive offensive show and timely stops by the defense.

  • Grayson dedicates new football stadium

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Blue Devils were welcomed with style last Friday, as they charged onto the field to the sight of a newly-installed flag pole; and completely renovated stone bleachers, jam-packed full of cheering fans.

    The opening game of the season was preceded by a rededication ceremony for the Bill Strong Field at the newly named Grayson National Bank Stadium, as well as a dedication ceremony for the flag pole.

  • Grundy holds off Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied its way out of sizeable deficits in all three sets Thursday night but was unable to sustain the momentum in any of the three games and dropped a Conference 39 volleyball match to Grundy, falling 25-19, 25-21, 25-17.

    The Blue Devils’ best chance to extend the match probably came in the second set. Trailing 17-10, the Blue Devils (0-2) battled their way into a three-point lead before going cold down the stretch.

  • Alleghany outduels Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– In keeping with the festivities of the rededication of Grayson County’s football stadium, the Blue Devils and Alleghany, N.C. put on a fireworks display in the first quarter. The rest of the night was just a pretty decent high school football game.

    The two teams traded touchdowns throughout the first 12 minutes before the defenses gradually took control, and the Trojans held on for a 28-18 nondistrict win Friday at the freshly redone Bill Strong Field.