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Today's News

  • Blowout win sets up big rematch for Galax

    There’s always a reason a team is seeded No. 1 in a tournament and Galax proved that fact last Friday night as the Maroon Tide rolled to a convincing 55-8 victory over EastMont in the opening round of the Region 1C playoffs in Galax.

    The Tide advances to the second round this Friday night at home against the George Wythe Maroons, a team they rallied in the final three minutes to beat earlier in the season 21-14. The Maroons won their opening game last Friday night with a 28-0 win over Covington.

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  • Man charged with stealing from vending machines

    A series of vandalized vending machines led to the arrest of a Grayson County man by Galax police officers, according to Chief DeWitt Cooper.
    On Oct. 29, Officer A. Newman responded to a call of a damaged vending machine.
    Upon arrival, he noticed there were two machines broken. Newman, Senior Police Officer Darrin Alley, and Sgt. Trevor Jefferson proceeded to check other damaged vending machines in the city, and located three more.

  • IDC helps Dalton find place in world

    Submitted by Mount Rogers IDC

    Marty Dalton looks forward to a lot more than his paycheck during his four-hour shift at Lowe’s in Galax each Monday through Friday.
    “My favorite part is getting out for four hours every day,” he said. “I enjoy the work too.”
    Dalton utilizes a wheelchair since a 2013 car accident. For the last 14 months, Dalton has been employed in the plumbing section at Lowe’s. He knows plumbing and he knows how to work, Dalton was just looking for an opportunity.

  • Quilts of Valor

    INDEPENDENCE — The Quilts of Valor Foundation presented handmade quilts to several local veterans, during a special ceremony at the Historic 1908 Courthouse auditorium in Independence on Saturday, Nov. 10.
    In honor of Veterans Day, which was Sunday, Nov. 11, the quilts, which were hand-made by members of the foundation, were given as a symbol of support, comforting and healing, “to honor the veterans who have been touched by war,” said Carolyn Patton of the foundation.

  • Richlands takes out Devils

     INDEPENDENCE –– As Richlands and Grayson County slogged through their Region 2D quarterfinal game Friday night at soppy but intact Bill Strong Field, it became more and more apparent that the win would go to the team with the fewest mistakes. The bar was not set extremely high.

    The two teams barely cracked a combined 300 yards of offense, incurred a total of 182 penalty yards and were dominated by their defensive counterparts, but a second-quarter touchdown drive and five defensive takeaways lifted the Blue Tornado to a 10-0 shutout of the Blue Devils.

  • Final five-week grid grind begins for 187 teams

    The Virginia High School League playoffs kick off this weekend. For most clubs suiting up tonight (or tomorrow, or yesterday, as weather dictates), that’s a good thing. For other teams, the postseason is gonna happen whether they like it or not.

    Including a school up east that played a nine-game schedule, 12 teams in the state remain undefeated after the regular season, down a couple from a year ago, while three teams trudge on, still looking (most likely fruitlessly, at this point) for their first win of the year.

  • Region 2D: Devils open with Richlands

    First things first: On Tuesday of this week, Richlands lost one of the true legends of a legendary program as Devon Johnson, 25, passed away due to undisclosed causes.

  • Region 1C: Tide welcomes EastMont

    Galax and Eastern Montgomery haven’t played one another a great deal over the years, having suspended an eight-year home-and-home series after the 2014 season, but the two will match up for the third time in the postseason tonight when the eighth-seeded Mustangs (3-7) visit the top-seeded Maroon Tide (8-2) in a Region 1C first-round game at Galax High School.