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  • Big first half lifts Devils, 82-...

    INDEPENDENCE -- The 3-pointer is overrated, anyway. Grayson County drew a blank when it came to the long ball but managed 82 points the old-fashioned way, running past Fort Chiswell 82-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday. The Blue Devils (10-2 overall, 3-0 district) did most of their damage in the first two quarters, jumping out to a 50-27 lead at halftime.

  • Bobbitt, Bryant lead Galax to win

     NEW CASTLE -- Galax found itself in a ballgame at halftime but dominated the second half, rolling to an 80-37 win over Craig County in a nondistrict game Monday.

  • Maroon Tide bounces back

    ROCKY GAP -- Every now and then a game comes along after a contending team has suffered an important, emotional defeat, a game where a lesser opponent can sneak up and steal a win, capitalizing on the inevitable lull that comes immediately following an intense battle and, in effect, turning the emotional loss into two defeats. Monday was not one of those games. Despite a spirited start

  • 2009 in review

     There are a lot of folks who  will be glad to see 2009 in the rearview mirror.

  • The Best of the Decade

     A lot can happen in 3,650 days. And a lot did. More than I realized when I first began putting this piece together.

  • Grayson boys rally for win,...

     GALAX -- Grayson County overcame a 16-point deficit in the final 12 minutes Friday and escaped with a 69-64 win over Galax in a key Mountain Empire District game. 

  • Devils go deep to drop Cavs

    HILLSVILLE -- Grayson County has averaged nearly 80 points per game over its last seven outings, mostly by forcing the tempo and beating defenses down the floor. Wednesday, the Blue Devils showed they didn’t have to run all night to put up a chunk of points.

    Grayson County was deadly from 3-point range and shot 56 percent from the floor overall, pulling away in the second half to deal Carroll County an 89-66 nondistrict defeat.

  • Tide girls whip EastMont by 30

     ELLISTON -- Galax got back on the winning track Monday night, blowing away Eastern Montgomery in the second half to take a 53-23 nondistrict win.

  • Tide wrestlers split pair of...

    Galax closed out 2009 with a couple of close matches against nondistrict opposition, dropping a one-point decision to Abingdon while edging Alleghany, N.C. by eight points. The Maroon Tide gave up 12 points in forfeit losses and lost a possible 12 more points on double forfeits in falling to Abingdon 35-34.

  • Auburn pulls away from Carroll,...

    MAX MEADOWS -- Auburn’s Jay Reed opened the night with 3-pointers on the Eagles’ first two trips down the floor.