Today's Sports

  • Devil upset bid falls short

    MAX MEADOWS – October surprises normally pertain to election year politics. Grayson County nearly pulled one on the football field.

    Fort Chiswell vetoed a Blue Devil two-point conversion attempt with 1:07 remaining and survived Grayson’s upset bid, escaping with a 14-13 Mountain Empire District win Friday at a blustery C.F. McKinney Field.

  • Fort trips up Maroon Tide

    MAX MEADOWS –– Having carried an 11-game losing streak into this season, Fort Chiswell is now good enough of a football team that it doesn’t need a lot of help to win ballgames. The Pioneers got some assistance anyway early on and did just fine on their own the rest of the way Saturday in stunning Galax 31-20, ending the Maroon Tide’s 15-game winning streak.

  • Late FG lifts Tide past Giles

    Galax Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon said he knew the game Friday night against Giles was going to be a war.

    The game lived up to its billing and the final outcome came with just 11 seconds to play when freshman kicker Edward Medina booted a 25-yard field goal to give the Tide a 17-15 victory over the Spartans in a nondistrict game played in Galax.




    * Grayson County hung 58 first-half points on a team that would go on to win a state championship, blasting Clintwood 61-6. The game was scoreless with less than four minutes to go in the first quarter when the Blue Devils detonated for eight touchdowns by halftime.

    * Galax ended a 12-game losing streak to Radford, taking a 30-0 halftime lead in a 43-0 win over the Bobcats. Three Galax backs rushed for between 45 and 85 yards each as the Tide outgained Radford 306-120.


  • Grayson advances to golf...

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County finished second in the Conference 39 golf tournament last Wednesday, earning a trip to next Tuesday’s regional tournament.

    Seven teams participated in the tournament held at Tazewell Country Club.

    First place, with a team score of 315, went to Virginia High of Bristol, with the Blue Devils putting a 352 on the board. Both will advance to the Region 2A West tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Draper Valley Golf Course.

  • Floyd rallies past Devils

    FLOYD –– Having allowed a total of 97 points in its previous two outings, Grayson County was but a few minutes away from taking a 7-0 lead into the half Friday night against the team with the best won-lost record to date on its schedule. But Floyd County managed a touchdown just before the half and added scores late in each the third and fourth quarters to pull away for a 21-7 nondistrict win over the Blue Devils.

  • Maroon Tide stuns Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax and George Wythe will be members of the same district for the first time since 1983 next year when the Maroons join the Maroon Tide in the Mountain Empire. For three hours Friday night at Pendleton Field, though, Galax was in a league of its own.

  • Galax swim team takes second at...

    The Galax Maroon Tide swim team moved up a spot from last year and claimed the runner-up position and the Carroll Wellness Center posted a best-ever fifth place showing at the annual conference meet, held earlier this summer at the Armfield Recreation Center in Pilot Mountain, N.C.

    The Maroon Tide closed the gap on league powerhouse Elkin, which again took the team title with 2,172 points, ahead of Galax’s 1,553, and the Tide defeated the Wet Lightning in a head-to-head meet in the regular season.

  • Maroon Tide takes 27-7 win

    RURAL RETREAT –– During the preseason, Galax coach Mark Dixon referred to the 2015 club’s 1-4 start and how those four close losses revealed flaws that easy wins against lesser foes may not have shown. He quipped that he would have been a lot more comfortable being exposed without losing all four of those early games.

    The 2016 Maroon Tide is rolling up the wins, but the coach doesn’t seem much more comfortable about it this year than last.

  • Devils stop Cavaliers short

    INDEPENDENCE –– Seth Phillips and Tanner McPherson caught a combined 10 passes for 336 yards Friday. The biggest grab of the night may have been the one that didn’t add a single yard to Grayson County’s offensive total.