High School

  • Tide girls advance; Devils, Galax win

    Galax and Rural Retreat had little trouble advancing to the finals of the Conference 46 girls’ tennis tournament yesterday (Tuesday), each posting 5-0 wins in Monday’s semifinals.

    Rural Retreat eliminated Fort Chiswell while the Maroon Tide ousted George Wythe.

    Galax, the top seed, clinched the match when McKensey Stoneman won a three-set victory at No. 2 singles. Stoneman rebounded from a first-set loss to rally past Binal Patel 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. 

  • Cavaliers tee off on Demons

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Carroll County belted five home runs, including three in stretch of four at-bats in the third inning, and the Cavaliers pounded Christiansburg 13-1 in a River Ridge District softball game Wednesday.

    RBI singles by Jena Alley and Kyndall Hiatt helped Carroll County (14-0 overall) take a 4-0 lead in the top of the second, and Carroll County bats went bonkers in the third, starting with a leadoff homer by Sydney Nester.

  • Maroon Tide roars past Fort Chiswell 13-3

    Having hammered Fort Chiswell by 22 runs three weeks earlier, Galax had to rally for the lead in the fifth before erupting for a 13-3, six-inning softball win in a Mountain Empire District game Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

  • Richlands pitches, hits its way past Grayson County

    INDEPENDENCE –– Richlands belted out five runs in a game-breaking second inning Tuesday and rolled to a 12-4 Conference 39 win over Grayson County at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Robinson commits to G’boro

    HILLSVILLE –– Chase Robinson said that when he broke a leg in a motorcycle accident the summer before his senior season, he thought his football future had been thrown out the window. Instead, he has found an open door.

    Robinson, a senior quarterback-defensive back at Carroll County, committed to play at Greensboro College last week in a signing ceremony at the CCHS media center, joined by his parents, Mark and Lori Robinson, and his sister Kirstin.

  • Kennedy picks Presbyterian

    HILLSVILLE –– Mattie Kennedy has been a Cavalier for the past four years and will be a Blue Hose for the next four. She has always been a Warrior.

    One of Carroll County’s all-time greats, Kennedy signed a letter-of-intent last week to play basketball for Presbyterian College, a member of the Division I Big South Conference. Ability got Kennedy to the top tier of NCAA basketball, but her unyielding personality on the hardwood sure didn’t hurt.

  • Cavaliers improve to 10-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County has nothing to hang its head about. Carroll County has 10 reasons to hold its head high.

    Grayson County stayed very much in the game into the sixth inning and put the ball in play better than most against Carroll ace Sydney Nester. But making contact only resulted in one baserunner and the Cavaliers built upon a three-run lead with four runs in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 nondistrict win Wednesday night.

    Carroll County improved to 10-0 on the year with the win.

  • Near-perfection not good enough as Blue Devils fall 1-0 to Highlanders

    SALEM –– Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk missed tossing a perfect game against Glenvar by just one batter. Unfortunately for Kirk and the Blue Devils, the only Highlander to reach base touched ‘em all.

    Cayla Alexander smacked a home run with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Glenvar edged Grayson County 1-0 in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Glenvar overtakes Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Despite a 30-minute rain delay and a heavy could cover that blotted out much of the available light, Grayson County and Glenvar got their game in. As it turned out, they got too much of it in.

    Grayson County rallied from a 5-0 hole and into the lead but the Highlanders regained the lead and pulled away, taking a six-inning 13-6 nondistrict win Thursday.

  • Carroll County scores late runs to get by Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to break open a pitchers’ duel and edge Salem 2-0 in a River Ridge District softball game Tuesday in Salem.