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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Maroon Tide can't repeat...

    The predicted high-scoring affair between Galax and Bland County never materialized Friday night, as a steady rain and field conditions slowed the teams to a scoreless first half before the Bears pulled away to win 19-8 on two late touchdowns.

    The Maroon Tide held an 8-6 lead into the fourth quarter, until Cory Andrews put Mountain Empire District co-leader Bland on top for good with a 3-yard touchdown run with 8:02 remaining.

  • MED volleyball title slips past...

    WYTHEVILLE –– After a combined 40-plus matches played by Galax and Fort Chiswell, the entire previous three months all came down to one little game to 15.

    In a one-match playoff to decide the Mountain Empire District regular season championship, Fort Chiswell rallied from a 6-2 deficit in the fifth game and scored the final eight points to defeat Galax 17-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-17, 15-9 at George Wythe High School.

  • Richlands wraps up SWD title

    RICHLANDS –– Carroll County was finally able to get past the early stages of a district game without finding itself in an early hole, but the Cavaliers weren’t able to make the strong start hold up as Richlands clinched the Southwest District championship with a 23-7 win Friday at Ernie Hicks Stadium.

  • Pioneers stop 14-year slide

    MAX MEADOWS –– For the first time since 1994, Fort Chiswell has left a football game against Grayson County with a smile on its face.

    The Pioneers used a 19-point outburst in the second period to end a 14-game losing streak to the Blue Devils, taking a 25-6 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at C.F. McKinney Field.

  • Tide keeps hold on MED titles

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax won the Mountain Empire District boys’ cross country championship for the 18th time in the program’s 20 years of existence, placing seven runners among the top eight spots during the district meet Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center.

  • Cavaliers spike Grayson Co.

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County opened strong in all three games of its nondistrict match with Grayson County, knocking off the Blue Devils 25-5, 25-10, 25-12 Thursday.

    Carroll County (16-0 overall) bolted to an 11-1 lead in the first game with an 8-0 run sparked by Leanna Rippey’s kill. Kim Caudill had two jump-serve aces while Rippey and Lindsey Poe each had a kill in the run.

  • Fort overwhelms Maroon Tide

    MAX MEADOWS –– With four of the five Mountain Empire District football teams entering Week 9 with no district losses, there was a lot left to be decided, and just four games with which to do so. The picture began to take shape Friday.

    Fort Chiswell racked up 30 points in the second quarter and rolled over Galax 47-7 in a Mountain Empire District win. It was the MED opener for the Pioneers, who join Bland County as the last two unbeatens in the league. Bland bumped off Narrows 14-7 in Friday’s only other MED contest.