High School

  • Grayson breezes to easy wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored 13 of its 14 runs in two big innings and run-ruled Marion 14-4 in a six-inning Conference 39 game Friday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

    The Blue Devils put five runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning, stringing together five hits to take command early. Rachel Burris singled home a run and Nikki Lundy followed with a two-run single for a quick 3-0 Blue Devil lead. Two more runs scored on fielders’ choices.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Graham

    Graham wasn’t pulling an April Fool’s Day joke Friday when their coach called and said they were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 77.

    When they finally arrived almost an hour late, the Galax Maroon Tide won a Mountain Empire District doubleheader, 3-0 in the first game and 13-0 in the second game.

    Sophomore hurler Lucas Dalton pitched a gem in the opening game, allowing only two singles in the five-inning game, walking three and striking out six.

  • Grayson softball overpowers Floyd

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County strung together a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to outscore Floyd County 13-9 in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Tide, Cassell blank Cougars

    Galax had opened its 2016 softball season with back-to-back losses to defending 4A state champion Carroll County, playing the Cavaliers competitively to the latter stages of each game before fading. In picking up its first win of the year on Tuesday, the Maroon Tide did anything but fade down the stretch.

    Galax scored three runs in each of its final two turns at bat and played a solid defensive game behind the one-hitter of Hayden Cassell to blank Pulaski County 8-0 at Mountain View Park.

  • Grayson girls, Carroll boys win

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County was the girls’ team winner and Carroll County took the boys’ team win in a three-way track meet last week at Carroll County.

    The Blue Devil girls won six events and accumulated 55 points to outdistance Carroll County (31) and Tazewell (22). Mary Beth Cunningham claimed three event wins, taking the triple jump (27 feet, 6.5 inches), the 400 (1 minute, 8.03 seconds) and the 100 (14.03 seconds). She also placed second in the long jump and 1600 meters.

  • Radford rolls over Maroon Tide; Highlanders top Grayson County

    Radford pitcher Reece Williamson shut out Galax over the final six innings and helped his own cause at the plate Monday as the Bobcats pulled away for an 8-3 nondistrict baseball win at Felts Park.

    Galax took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first on a Caleb Spurlin RBI single, a sacrifice fly by Matt Coomes and a Lucas Dalton squeeze bunt but that was it for the Maroon Tide as Williamson scattered six hits across the final six innings.

  • Blue Devils top Mount Airy; Cavs pull away from Tide

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– Grayson County used a six-run rally and held off a late Mount Airy comeback attempt to knock off the Bears 8-5 in a nondistrict baseball game Thursday.

    Tied 1-1 after three innings, the Blue Devils (1-1) got three doubles in a string of four consecutive base hits in the fourth. Seth Phillips, Shawn Campbell and Micah Cornett each smacked an RBI double in a rally sustained by Christian Wilson’s single.

  • Cavaliers, twilight defeat Galax

    HILLSVILLE – Galax and Carroll County fought it out for more than three hours on the baseball field last Thursday but it was Mother Nature who actually decided the outcome of the game.

    With darkness setting in, Carroll County took a 7-6 lead after the fifth inning. Galax exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth inning.

    The Cavaliers loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a single and scored two runs on a double by Trace Davis to cut the lead to 11-9 with one out and two runners on base.

  • Tide girls putting up a fight

    Regardless of the sport and whatever the gender of the players, what coaches want to see above anything else is improvement, be it half-by-half, game-by-game or year-to-year.

    It appears Galax girls’ soccer coach George Edmondson is definitely getting a glimpse of the latter.

    The Maroon Tide ladies dropped to 0-3 on the year with a 3-0 loss to Giles on Monday, but it has been an encouraging 0-3 start for Galax.

  • Maroon Tide clobbers Narrows 17-1

    Galax rebounded from a disappointing opening night loss and clubbed Narrows 17-1 in five innings in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Tuesday at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) accumulated its 17 runs on only six hits but benefited from 13 walks and four hit batsmen.