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High School

  • Mascot makes devilish debut

    INDEPENDENCE ― At the game against the Alleghany Trojans on Aug. 24, the Grayson County Blue Devils football team was joined on the field by none other than the Blue Devil himself.

    The new mascot made his first public debut, donning a Grayson Blue Devils football jersey and carrying a flag bearing the message “Go Blue!”

    Throughout the game, he trotted along the base of the bleachers, giving hugs to younger fans, dancing along to the band as they played and participating with the cheerleading squad as they chanted messages of team spirit.

  • Tide pulls away from Bobcats

    RADFORD –– Galax swept the competition at Radford High School this past Friday night, shutting down the Bobcats’ offense and gaining a 17-point lead during the third quarter, allowing the Maroon Tide to finish out the rest of the game ahead and return home with a 41-21 victory.

  • Grayson boys, Tide girls win at Carroll XC meet

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax topped Grayson County for the team win while Carroll County runners took the top three spots in the girls’ race of a cross country meet last Wednesday at Hillsville Elementary School.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide finish second

    RINER – Grayson County came in a close second last Thursday in a three-team golf played at Auburn Hills Golf Club in Riner.

    Homestanding Auburn finished first with a team total of 176 while the Blue Devils shot a 179 and third place Fort Chiswell a 195.

    Levi Lundy paced the Blue Devil attack with a 43. Trevor Hawks and Chase Hensdell both shot a 45, Sawyer Moxley a 46 and Jackson Moxley a 56.

    The Blue Devils will play a tri-match today (Monday) at New River Country Club in Sparta, N.C., against Auburn and Galax.

     

  • Grayson County runs past Trojans

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County dominated the trenches on both sides of the ball, built a three-touchdown lead by the early stages of the second half and went on to open its season with a 28-7 nondistrict win over Alleghany (N.C.) Friday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Cavs open strong, taking 21-6 win from Patrick

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County Cavaliers left the stadium with an opening-night win under their belts after a 21-6 victory in a non-district challenge this past Friday against the Patrick County Cougars.

  • Tide tennis falls in semis

    BLACKSBURG –– Galax was the final Class 1 team standing in all three disciplines at last week’s boys’ tennis state tournaments. Unfortunately, the Maroon Tide was rewarded with just some pats on the back and a lot of ‘atta-boys.’

  • Maroon Tide overcomes Auburn in semis, 2-1

    RADFORD –– The two goals scored in the first 14 minutes of the Class 1 boys’ soccer semifinal were double what Galax and Auburn had combined to score against one another in their previous 193 minutes of live play. It took another 60 minutes after that initial flurry, but Eric Escobar made sure that a third straight match between the two Mountain Empire District rivals would not once again require overtime.

  • Golden goal win for Tide boys

    RINER –– As time wore on in the Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer tournament finals Thursday, minute after scoreless minute, Galax head coach Troy Barkley began to think to himself, “This is a no-lose situation.”

    Though he was ruminating in philosophical terms, it turns out that his thoughts were correct in more practical matters as well.

  • Galax moves on to softball semis

    Galax scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings and got a strong closing statement from Ashlyn Brady in the sixth as the Maroon Tide blanked Covington 5-0 in the Region 1C softball quarterfinals Monday at Mountain View Park.