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Today's Sports

  • Isom named to all-state team

    Dylan Isom’s biggest contributions this year arguably came from the pitching mound. It says a lot about the overall year Isom had that the Grayson County senior was voted all-state in what was his second position.

    Isom, one of many key components in a season that saw the Blue Devils reach the state semifinals, was voted first-team all-Group A as a third baseman to go with having earned first-team all-Region C and Mountain Empire District player of the year honors.

  • MMA fighter has eyes on the prize

    CJ Cochran, an MMA fighter trained at Elite Combat Martial Arts and Fitness in Galax, took home his first win on April 27 at “Ring of Dreams” in Winston-Salem, N.C., and is preparing for his next fight.
    Unlike some fighters, Cochran isn't battling for gold or glory.
    He’s doing it for his mom, and for his future.
    Master trainer Heather Pyles of Elite Combat said that Cochran,18, is focused on continuing his training and studying business so that he can one day open his own gym.

  • Hornet sophomore shuts down Blue...

    RADFORD –– Delay after weather-related delay pushed back Grayson County’s Group A Division 2 state baseball semifinal game 24 hours, then three more hours, then three more again. It seemed to take forever to get the thing started.

    The Blue Devil bat rack never did catch up.

    Wilson Memorial pitcher Brandon Gochenour allowed Grayson County precious few scoring opportunities, and the Blue Devils could only capitalize on one of them, falling to the Hornets 6-1 Saturday at Radford University.

  • Devil win simple as 1-2-3

    HONAKER –– Grayson County carried a 7-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning of its Group A Division 2 state baseball quarterfinal Tuesday due in large part to a series of outstanding defensive plays. When a few late clunkers allowed Honaker to pull back to within striking distance, it only served to set up one last gem of a play.

  • STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

     GROUP AA BASEBALL

    Tuesday

    Quarterfinals at higher seed

    Amherst County 3, Bassett 2

    Sherando 5, Culpeper 3

    Tunstall 20, Alleghany 3

    Woodgrove 2, Warhill 1

    Saturday

    Semifinals at Calfee Park

    Sherando 4, Amherst County 2

    Tunstall 3, Woodgrove 2

    Sunday

    Championship at Radford University

    Sherando 2, Tunstall 1

     

  • Tide on wrong end of classic

    WYTHEVILLE –– The politically correct and thus more palatable term favored by the VHSL is ‘sudden victory’ overtime. It all depends upon one’s perspective. Radford could certainly go along with the categorization, Galax would strongly disagree.

  • No. 20 sends Galax to state

    WYTHEVILLE –– When Galax boys’ soccer coach Troy Barkley asked his team to come up with a list of goals at the start of the season, ‘reach state tournament’ found its way somewhere on the list. The team winning its first 20 matches did not.

    They got that one anyway.

    Galax improved to 20-0 and punched its ticket to the Group A tournament with a dominant second-half effort, overwhelming Giles 5-1 at George Wythe High School’s Pendleton Field.

  • Durnil, Cavs finish off Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– After rapping three hits, including a grand slam, and facing two batters more than the minimum after a shaky first inning, Carroll County pitcher Eden Durnil didn’t get to finish off Bassett.

    But Durnil the shortstop did.

    Just having been relieved by Gracie Davidson after the Bengals put three seventh-inning runs on the board, Durnil triggered a 6-4-3 double play on Davidson’s only pitch of the game as the Cavaliers held on for the 12-7 win in the Region IV play-in game Monday at CCHS.

  • Grayson powers to MED title

    A sudden and severe thunderstorm knocked out the Mountain Empire District softball semifinals Wednesday at Mountain View Park. Power was restored on Thursday, in a big way.

    Grayson County belted nine home runs in two games, rolling to the MED title in a condensed one-day conclusion to the event. The Blue Devils pulled away from Galax 11-1 in six innings in the championship game after pounding six home runs in a 17-0, five-inning semifinal win over Narrows.

    Galax reached the title game by holding off Fort Chiswell 7-3 in a contest resumed in the fifth inning.

  • REGION TOURNAMENT RESULTS

     REGION C DIVISION 2 BASEBALL

    Quarterfinals

    Chilhowie 7, Giles 2

    Glenvar 8, Radford 7

    Floyd County 9, James River 6

    Grayson County 4, Fort Chiswell 2

    Semifinals at James River H.S.

    Glenvar 9, Chilhowie 4

    Grayson County 10, Floyd County 2

    Championship at Calfee Park

    Glenvar 7, Grayson County 4

     

    REGION C DIVISION 1 BASEBALL