Today's Sports

  • Devils, Indians taking to the air

    INDEPENDENCE -- For the second year in a row, Grayson County and Rural Retreat will meet with each team in search of its first win of the season as the Blue Devils travel to Rural Retreat Community Stadium tonight for a nondistrict game. What is normally a battle between district title contenders has lost its luster the last couple years as the inevitable downward trend of the ‘cycle’ found its way to these two proud programs.

  • Mustangs offer new challenge

    As the crow flies, it’s not very far from old Shawsville High School to its replacement, the fairly new Eastern Montgomery High.

  • Cavs, Blue Demons renew rivalry

    HILLSVILLE -- It’s quite easy to imagine Carroll County as a 2-0 football team right now. Take away a few fundamental mistakes in its season opener at Bassett and the Cavaliers could easily have reversed a 21-20 setback. It’s just as easy to imagine them limping into their first home game as an 0-2 club.

  • Galax looking for a rebound

    Galax entered the 2009 football season with expectations higher than they have been in a while. It took one trip to Saltville to realize that expectations plus five cents will get you a nickel. “It was a rude awakening,” said Maroon Tide coach Jared Van Acker.

  • Houk reaches milestone

    Though it was undoubtedly a disappointment opening the season with back-to-back losses, some things just seem to work out for the better in the long run. After all, nights like this should be enjoyed among family. After tough road losses at Carroll County and Alleghany, N.C., Galax claimed its first win of the season, and the 300th in the career of coach Rose Houk, in the Maroon Tide&r

  • Tide notches eye-opening win

     FLOYD -- No. 301 came a lot quicker than did No. 300.

  • Chilhowie pulls away from Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County trailed Chilhowie by just five points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Warriors pulled away for a 32-20 nondistrict win Friday at Bill Strong Field. The Blue Devils (0-2) were down 25-6 following Tyler Austin’s 3-yard scoring run and Daniel Ashby’s PAT early in the second half, but would soon be within one possession of the lead.

  • Cavs win on miracle finish

    STUART -- Little did Carroll County coach Tom Hale know at the time, but a conversation he had back in January proved to be the main difference between an 0-2 record and one of the best finishes in Cavalier football history. January was when Tyler Reavis, then a junior who hadn’t played football since his freshman year, approached Hale and said he’d like to play football as a senior.

  • Another stern PD test for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE -- Bidding farewell to the best runningback in school history wasn’t an easy thing to do at Patrick County. But on the other hand, John Harris’ absence has only shown how valuable Jacob Reynolds can be.

  • Blue Devils open home schedule...

    INDEPENDENCE -- One aspect of Grayson County football has already shown improvement over a year ago ee" the Blue Devils actually get a full compliment of home games this time around. A year after getting just four home dates on its 10-game schedule, Grayson County plays the first of five homers tonight when it hosts Hogoheegee District big boy Chilhowie in a nondistrict game at Bill Strong Field.