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Today's Sports

  • Gear Jammer class returns to Elk...

    ELK CREEK –– More than 170 race cars, a near-capacity crowd and the Gear Jammer class highlighted the action last Saturday at Elk Creek Dragway, with Rodney Price of New Castle taking the event win.

    Price’s early-model Camaro posted a 6.04 e.t. at 100 mph to take the final over Lones Combs of Fancy Gap, who recorded a 6.91 e.t. at 93 mph. Combs was behind the wheel of his 1957 Chevy two-door hardtop, which has been featured in numerous motorsports publications over the past decade.

  • Students participate in Trout...

    ELK CREEK –– The sixth annual Trout Fishing Olympics was held recently at the Richard and Brenda Sutherland Farm in Elk Creek. Though overcast at the beginning, the skies soon cleared enough to bring a mild, sunny day. Dr. Sidney B. Harvey, retired superintendent of Grayson County Schools and the organizer and motivating spirit for the 2008 Trout Fishing Olympics, proclaimed to all who came, “This is the best day we’ve ever had.”

  • Four earn all-state in Group A...

    RADFORD ––Galax’s Manuel Echeagaray and Anna Sexton and Grayson County’s Michael Davis and Rosie Kirby placed among the top eight in their respective events and earned all-state status during the Group A track and field championships at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium.

    Davis, a senior headed for Lees-McCrae on a cross country scholarship, placed fourth in the 1600 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 35.4 seconds, edging defending state champion Nathan Brame of Radford for the position. He also placed fifth in the 3200 in 10:34.5.

  • Pollard to remain true to his...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County quarterback Bo Pollard hasn’t done anything officially as an Emory and Henry Wasp, but at least he is familiar with two words of the fight song: Blue and gold.

    Pollard will trade in the Blue Devils’ colors for the blue and gold of Emory and Henry this fall, having signed a letter-of-intent to play football there in a ceremony recently at the GCHS library.

  • 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.