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High School

  • Thornhill, Colonels romp over Galax

    ALTAVISTA –– On the move with a chance to overcome two-third of a three-touchdown deficit, Galax was soon scratching its head wondering what happened and how it happened so fast.

    One of the most explosive backfields in Virginia small-school football is what happened. 

    A slew of big plays kept defending Group 1A state champ Altavista undefeated as the Colonels exploded for a 56-7 nonconference win Friday night.

  • WEEK 4 PRIMER

    As Carroll County takes its bye week, Grayson County and Galax begin the uphill portion of their schedules tonight as the high school football season heads into Week 4.

  • Locals lead the way in XC meets

    All three area high schools had runners post top finishes over the weekend at separate cross country meets, with Grayson County and Galax participating in the Knights Crossing event in Salem and Carroll County running in the Becky Selfe Invitational, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring at the Abingdon 4-H Center.

  • Grayson County takes five-set win from Scarlet Hurricane

    MARION –– Grayson County claimed the final two sets, including a 15-11 fifth, to squeak past Marion in a Conference 39 volleyball matchup Thursday night.

    The Blue Devils remained undefeated after four matches with the 18-25, 25-9, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11 win over the Scarlet Hurricane (3-2), whose only losses have come at the hands of Grayson County.

  • Indians slog past Grayson Co.

    INDEPENDENCE – Skyler Miles booted a 23-yard field goal in the third period last Friday night to give Rural Retreat a 9-7 nondistrict victory over Grayson County in a game at Bill Strong Field that was played at times in a heavy downpour of rain.

    The Indians had driven to the Blue Devil 6-yard line where the Grayson defensive unit shutdown the drive, forcing the field goal.

    On a muddy field, Miles split the uprights with 7:39 to play in the third period.

  • Bruins pull away from Carroll

    HILLSVILLE – Blacksburg won for the 22nd straight time against Carroll County Friday night on a soggy Tommy Thompson Field.

    With a downpour for most of the night, the only thing consistently driving successfully was the rain as the Bruins (1-1) slugged out a 16-0 victory over the Cavaliers (1-2).

    There were plenty of fumbles, slips, slides and dropped passes as both teams continually played well behind the chains for most of the night.

  • Buffs turn it around on Cavs

    FLOYD –– Less than a week after taking a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Carroll County, Floyd County turned the tables Tuesday evening and notched a 3-1 win over the Cavaliers, 25-15, 16-25, 25-17, 25-23.

    Trailing two games to one and looking to extend the match to a fifth set, the Cavaliers (1-2) jumped out to an early 8-3 lead in the fourth set on the strength of a 5-0 run keyed by two Eustacia Smith kills and a pair of aces by Madison Hull.

  • Vaughan leads Grayson County to golf win

    SPARTA, N.C. –– The Grayson County Blue Devils posted an impressive victory over the Fort Chiswell Pioneers in a Mountain Empire District golf match on Aug. 28.

    Grayson finished with a four-man total of 170 while the Pioneers shot a team score of 198.

    Senior Jacob Vaughan was medalist with a 2-over par 38 at New River Country Club.

  • Tide rebounds, hammers Floyd

    FLOYD – Galax scored on its first play from scrimmage last Friday night to set the stage for a big 55-28 nondistrict victory over the Floyd County Buffaloes.

    Joseph Dixon broke through the right side of the Buffalo defensive line to ramble 77 yards for the touchdown with only 19 seconds ticked off the clock. Jonathen Reyna kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

  • Bears maul Carroll County

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– The rains that pestered football games throughout Southwest Virginia Friday never made it to the Granite City. But Mount Airy flooded Carroll County with a deluge of big plays.

    The Bears scored five times on plays of 30 or more yards, built a 34-0 halftime lead and coasted past the Cavaliers 55-7 in a nonconference game Friday at Wallace Shelton Stadium.