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  • Wingate rallies past Jaronski...

    RADFORD — Alyssa Wingate decided she’s had enough tennis for the time being. Not that Grayson County High’s top player objects to the game.

    She loves to play. But enough was enough.

    A cool-headed sophomore, Wingate collected herself after losing the second set to Radford’s Maggie Jaronski and rallied to win the individual singles part of the Group A Region C tournament Tuesday at Radford University.

    In the clinching game, she broke Jaronski’s serve and didn’t give up a point to take the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

  • Grayson can't hold early...

    INDEPENDENCE –– For just the second time in the past five years, the Region C baseball championship trophy won’t reside in Grayson County.

    Giles powered its way to six runs in the third inning and outplayed the two-time defending regional champion Blue Devils down the stretch, rolling on to the semifinals with a 9-5 win Tuesday at the GNB Baseball Complex.

    The loss was a bitter end for Grayson County (17-6), which had won three of the past four Region C titles and reached the Group A finals each of the past two years.

  • Sports roundup for 5/30/08

    SOFTBALL

    Grayson County 8, Floyd 7

    Tina Vaughan homered twice to bring Grayson County back from the brink of elimination and Megan Funk drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Blue Devils rallied for an 8-7 win over Floyd County in the Region C softball quarterfinals Tuesday at B.A. Rhudy Fields.

  • Burris signs with Bluefield...

    INDEPENDENCE — During her career as Grayson County’s third baseman and leadoff hitter, Lindsey Burris has been as reliable as the sunrise. A new day dawned recently for the young Blue Devil, who signed a letter-of-intent to play for Bluefield College.

    During the past three seasons, Burris has yet to finish with a batting average below .500. Despite being sidelined for two games recently with a minor knee injury, Burris still led the Twin Counties through the first week of May with a .625 average (24-for-39) with 21 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

  • Cave Spring ends Cavs'...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County goalkeeper Zach Surratt was asked by the head official to change his jersey early on in the Cavaliers’ Region IV first-round match against Cave Spring. His red and black top was too similar to the red and black of the visitors’ uniforms. With no suitable replacement on the Cavalier sidelines, Surratt donned one of the blaze orange sideline jerseys worn by the visitors.

    Surratt probably felt like there were still a couple of Knights inside it by the time the evening was over.

  • Warriors nip Cavaliers 1-0

    HILLSVILLE –– When two pitchers dominate a game like Carroll County’s Rebecca Thomas and Magna Vista’s Kristen Anglin did Monday, the contest is akin to walking a tightrope with no net. One false move and it’s all over.

    Monday, Carroll County twitched first.

    A pitch to the screen on an 0-2 count with two out in the top of the seventh resulted in the game’s only run as Magna Vista eliminated Carroll County 1-0 in the first round of the Region IV softball tournament.

  • Nelson, Zachary, Tide girls win...

    SPARTA –– With the season on the line, Rena Holliday and Kaydie Stinson came through for the Galax girls’ tennis team.

    Holliday and Stinson won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to give the Maroon Tide the deciding win as Galax edged Grayson County 5-4 in a playoff for the Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis championship Monday at Alleghany (N.C.) High School.

  • Davis, Durham rack up titles at...

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County’s Michael Davis and Galax’s Marleigh Durham combined for five individual championships, but Fort Chiswell swept the team titles in the Mountain Empire District track field meet at Fort Chiswell High School.

    Abingdon did the same in the Southwest District, winning the boys’ and girls’ titles in the SWD meet at Abingdon High.

  • Late score lifts Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds will have to hold on to that fiery pre-overtime speech he was working on for another time. Cynthia Arellano and Laken Hall laid it to waste.

    Hall’s goal off of Arellano’s feed with about a minute left in regulation helped the Cavaliers avoid what looked like a certain overtime as Carroll County edged Marion 3-2 in the Southwest District tournament quarterfinals Monday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Quick start lifts Devils to 11-1...

    INDEPENDENCE –– With Grayson County and Fort Chiswell scheduled to play Mountain Empire District tournament championship games against each other in softball and baseball, both at 5 p.m. and just a couple hundred yards apart, tournament organizers decided to stagger the starts of the two events, with softball getting under way at 3 p.m.

    Those softball fans who didn’t scramble up the hill in time to see the first two innings of the baseball final didn’t miss anything they hadn’t just witnessed.