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  • Bland marks last chance for...
  • Bland marks last chance for...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Nobody goes into a football season hoping to go 1-9, although it is certainly better than 0-10. Although if fate deals a team a one-win season, it would definitely be better to end a season with a win than to start with one.

    Grayson County will attempt to pick up its first win of the year, end the season on a high note and throw a wrench into the Mountain Empire District race tonight when the Blue Devils (0-9 overall, 0-3 district) host league leader Bland County (8-1, 3-0) as the regular season winds to a close in Virginia.

  • Cavs win SWD, advance in...

    HILLSVILLE –– For a while it looked as if Carroll County would need little more than 45 minutes to take care of Patrick County in the Region IV quarterfinals Tuesday. And for a while it looked like the match would go a full five games.

    The Cavaliers were happy with the compromise.

    Carroll County dominated the first two games before Patrick County rallied to make a match of it, with the Cavaliers eventually pulling off a 25-9, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22 victory.

    Carroll coach Cindy Edwards was happy to see it end in the fourth game.

  • Tide puts up fight in Region C...

    WYTHEVILLE –– If you’re going to go down, you may as well go down swinging.

    Galax played one of its most aggressive, most spirited matches of the year Wednesday but it wasn’t quite enough to overcome George Wythe as the Maroon Tide fell 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 in the Region C quarterfinals at George Wythe High School.

    Galax, the runner-up in the Mountain Empire District, ends its season at 13-11 while George Wythe advances to tomorrow’s semifinals at Northwood with an overall mark of 15-6.

  • Brown re-writing MIT record books

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are expected to do great things, maybe even make history. Almost all of them do so with their intellect. DeRon Brown has already rewritten the history of MIT football.

    Brown, a junior from Galax and a 2005 graduate of Grayson County High School, carried 20 times for 165 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday’s 27-14 loss to Plymouth State, maintaining his status as the No. 1 Division III ballcarrier in the nation while breaking MIT’s career rushing record.

    To put that in perspective:

  • Tide second in Region C; Durham...

    BRISTOL –– Galax’s boys cross country team endured extremely windy conditions Wednesday and breezed into the state meet for the 16th time in the program’s 20-year history, earning a runner-up finish at the Region C championships at Sugar Hollow Park.

  • Cavaliers finish with a bang

    HILLSVILLE –– What a nice night for a drive.

    Carroll County turned a possible game-changing special teams play by Graham into a 99-yard scoring march early in the third quarter and rolled on to a 47-6 shelling of the G-Men in the Southwest District finale for both teams Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The win was Carroll’s first since 2004 against the G-Men and only the second in the 15-game history of the series. Carroll County ends its season at 5-5, 3-3 in the district, while Graham awaits a possible playoff berth after finishing at 4-6, 3-3.

  • Harlan thumps Grayson 69-20

    INDEPENDENCE -- For the second time this season, Grayson County has played a Kentucky football team. And for the second time the outcome has been a disaster for the Blue Devils.

    Harlan County rolled into Bill Strong Field Friday night and when the smoke cleared, the Black Bears had beaten Grayson County 69-20. Harlan County (6-3) scored in every quarter and made the Blue Devils (0-9) pay for every mistake on the scoreboard.

  • Cavaliers run win streak to 21...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County survived one of its worst games of the year and was still able to come away with a four-game win, knocking off Marion 25-20, 17-25, 25-13, 25-19 in the Southwest District tournament volleyball semifinals Thursday.

    The Cavaliers remained undefeated after 21 matches with the win and advanced to the tournament finals on Saturday, where they faced Abingdon, a four-game winner over Tazewell in the night’s first semifinal.

  • Quick start leads Wave past Galax

    NARROWS – Galax lost for the seventh time in its past eight games, falling to Narrows 27-8 Friday night in a Mountain Empire District game at Ragsdale Field.

    The Tide (2-7 overall, 1-3 district) lost the battle up front as Narrows’ offense line pushed around Galax’s defenders all night.