Today's Sports

  • Tide clobbers Pioneers by 24

     Galax roared out of the blocks and took a 19-point halftime lead, thumping Fort Chiswell 81-57 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday in Galax.

  • Narrows starts hot, surprises...

    NARROWS -- Galax fell behind by 16 points after just eight minutes and could never recover, suffering a 71-47 loss to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday. The Green Wave (8-3 overall, 2-0 district) raced out to a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and was never threatened the rest of the way. Narrows knocked down a dozen 3-pointers on the night, including six b

  • Pioneers roll past Devils by 37

    INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Chiswell scored the game’s first eight points and never looked back, coasting to a 64-27 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday. Carlytta Hamm scored from underneath to cap an 8-0 Pioneer run to open the game, and Fort Chiswell closed the first quarter with seven straight points, taking a 17-3 lead on Elizabeth Waller’s layup.

  • 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.