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High School

  • Blue Devils drop another close one

    RURAL RETREAT –– Grayson County turned in a bold effort last Friday night but still lost to Rural Retreat 15-7 in a nondistrict game played at Community Stadium.

    The Blue Devils have played three games this season and come out on the short end of the score by slim margins each time. But their record isn’t keeping the Blue Devils from playing hard and trying to turn their season around.

    Grayson came into the game with a two game winning streak against Rural Retreat, winning the past two years.

  • Cavaliers blank Galax 3-0

    Carroll County took control early in all three sets and never allowed Galax a serious run at the upset, rolling to a 3-0 win in a nondistrict match Thursday at Galax.

    The Cavaliers upped their season record to 6-2 with the 25-10, 25-19, 25-18 win while the Maroon Tide settled at 7-4.

    Leading 14-7 in the opening set, Carroll County won nine of the next 11 points to surge into a 23-10 lead, with Cassidy Lawson picking up three of the Cavaliers’ final seven points.

  • MED teams drop two to Maroons

    Area high school golf teams spent a busy week on the links last week, playing three nine-hole matches.

    Last Monday, George Wythe shot a collective 145 to win the match at Draper Valley Golf Course.

    Other teams were Fort Chiswell (185), Grayson County (210) and Bland County (214).

    Galax also participated in each match but had only one player and could not compete in team play.

    Alex Brannock shot a 42 for the Maroon Tide.

  • Galax overwhelms Martinsville

    An aggressive defense and red-hot running game made a big difference in the home opener for Galax, which whipped winless Martinsville 51-25 in a nondistrict game Friday in Galax.

  • Volleyball teams open seasons with five wins

    The three Twin County volleyball teams enjoyed a successful first week of the season as Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to win five of their six matches in nondistrict action last week.

    Tuesday in Hillsville, Carroll County gave up the first point of the night but didn’t trail again in sweeping Pulaski County 25-13, 25-21, 25-13.

  • Cougars outscore Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Dae Shawn Penn is listed on the Patrick County roster at 6 feet, 1 inch and weighing 230 pounds.

    Carroll County will attest to the fact that Penn is probably bigger than that because of the way he plowed through the Cavalier defense to lead the Cougars to a hard-fought 38-27 nondistrict victory over the Cavaliers last Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

    As one Carroll player commented on the sideline of Penn, who rushed 16 times for 256 yards and three touchdowns, “He was a load to bring down.”

  • Tide survives Highlanders

    SALEM –– The heat was on this past Friday night at Highlander Stadium after Galax stole a 32-29 victory late in the fourth quarter against Glenvar, starting Galax with a win for the first game of the 2019 season.

  • Cavalier golfers finish fifth, sixth

    HILLSVILLE -- The Carroll County Cavaliers played in two Three Rivers District golf matches last week, finishing fifth in a seven-team match at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club last Thursday and sixth in a seven-team played Tuesday at the Pete Dye River Course in Radford.

    Radford claimed first place in last Thursday’s match that was cut to nine holes because of bad weather. The Bobcats edged Floyd County by one stroke with a team score of 154 to 155.

  • Grayson rounds out preseason work

    INDEPENDENCE –– Hoping to see his team build on an earlier positive showing in a scrimmage with Radford, Grayson County coach Brett McPherson was left scratching his head after the Blue Devils hosted Narrows for each team’s final preseason tune-up Thursday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Cavaliers debut in Narrows

    NARROWS –– Objectives for first scrimmages can vary from program to program, but Carroll County coach Jack Turner’s desires were pretty simple when his Cavaliers met Pike View, W.Va., Fort Chiswell and Narrows on Saturday.

    Turner mostly wanted to see his boys play like men (intelligent men, preferably) during the two-hour workout on the Green Wave’s turf.