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Today's Sports

  • Hounds race past Blue Devils

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– In times when it seems everything good or bad seems to be somehow related to a sagging economy, it’s fitting to look at Grayson County in economic terms: Poor first-quarter earnings have caused long-term woes for the Blue Devils.

    North Surry raced out to an 18-2 lead after the first period and rolled to a 58-19 win in a nondistrict game Tuesday afternoon at Ron King Gymnasium.

  • Floyd County, Marion take wins...

    FLOYD –– Floyd County rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit with a big third quarter and defeated Grayson County 67-53 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday night.

    The Blue Devils (4-3) had defeated the Buffaloes (4-1) by 14 points two weeks ago and led 33-25 at intermission, but Floyd County outscored Grayson County 22-5 in the third quarter and never trailed again in claiming a 14-point win.

    Tucker Crawford and Cole Peters each scored 17 points to lead the Buffaloes, who have not lost since dropping their season opener to Grayson.

  • Galax bombs Carroll 55-42

    Galax knocked down nine 3-pointers and clamped down defensively for the first two periods, taking a 55-42 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

    Outsized at nearly every position, the Cavaliers (1-6) planned on making the Maroon Tide (6-1) win it from long range. Scott Alouf and Cameron Frazier obliged, combining for eight of Galax’s treys, including five from Alouf.

  • Defending state champs knock off...

    HILLSVILLE – Floyd County’s defense allowed only six points in the opening eight minutes of the game Monday night en route to an 80-67 non-district win over Carroll County.

    The Cavaliers (3-2) managed to keep the game close for the first 3:49 when Kayla Goins made a beautiful pass to Audrey Dickens, who drove to the lane and tied the score at 6-6 with 4:11 to play in the first quarter.

    From there things got ugly quickly as the Buffaloes (9-1) blanked the Cavaliers for the remainder of the quarter during a 14-0 run.

  • Auburn rides big start to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– It’s difficult enough, trying to hang with a team that shoots better than 50 percent from the floor and commits fewer than 10 turnovers. Doing so after spotting that team a 26-point lead makes it pretty much impossible.

    Auburn scored the first 26 points of its nondistrict game with Grayson County and rolled to a 61-21 win Friday night.

  • Cavaliers drop heartbreaker to...

    RICHLANDS –– Robbie Lawrence’s basket and free throw put Richlands in front with 11 seconds left and the Blue Tornado held off Carroll County 54-53 in a Southwest District boys’ game Friday.

    Carroll County led 53-51 when Lawrence drove the lane and was fouled, hitting the bucket and the ensuing foul shot to put Richlands in front.

    The Cavaliers had a 3-point attempt for the win rim out.

    The aptly-named Gunner McGee led all scorers with 32 points for Richlands, and Lawrence finished with 10 points.

  • Carroll County wins anyway

    HILLSVILLE –– When Carroll County found itself trailing by three points with less than 90 seconds remaining in its game Monday against Patrick County, it’s a good bet the Cavaliers’ strategy wasn’t to clank a bunch of free throws.

    But hey, if it works…

    The Cavaliers hit just 5-of-14 from the foul line in the final minute and 23 seconds but were still able to rally for their first victory of the year, knocking off the Cougars 46-44 for a nondistrict win.

  • Warriors run past Maroon Tide

    CHILHOWIE –– Though the varying level of competition has been a big factor in the up-and-down start to Galax’s girls’ basketball season, and though Chilhowie can most certainly provide a stiffer test than a couple of earlier opponents, the Maroon Tide is still waiting to string two strong outings together.

    Tuesday, Galax led going into the second quarter before a pair of lengthy scoreless streaks led to a 59-31 nondistrict loss to the host Warriors in the first round of the Greever Crouse Tournament at Chilhowie High School.

  • Grayson County boys hold off...

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Bubba Bowen scored with a minute left to give Grayson County a one-point lead and sank two foul shots with four seconds remaining to ice the win as the Blue Devils edged Alleghany in a nondistrict game Wednesday night.

    Alleghany (1-6) controlled the tempo and took a 25-22 halftime lead. Grayson County was able to pick up the pace with 19 third-quarter points, leading 41-40 entering the final period.

  • Hash leads Tide past Warriors

    SALTVILLE –– Justin Hash scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, as Galax whipped Chilhowie 56-48 Monday in the first round of the Greever Crouse Tournament at Northwood High School.

    Galax (4-1) trailed 25-23 at halftime before taking charge with a 13-4 run in the third period.

    Scott Alouf added 11 points for the Maroon Tide. Andrew Russell scored 16 points for the Warriors (0-3).

    Chilhowie 8 17 4 19––48

    Galax 12 11 13 20––56

    Chilhowie (0-3)