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  • Power surge lifts Blue Devils past Glenvar 10-1

    SALEM –– Grace Circle slammed two home runs, Claire Circle added another and Grayson County battered Glenvar for 17 hits, taking a 10-1 win in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.

    Following a leadoff double by Chelsie Callahan to start the game, Claire Circle gave Grayson County (13-3) the lead for good with a two-run shot to center field. Two outs later, Grace Circle hit the first of her two homers, a solo shot to left-center.

  • Grayson finishes strong to drop Narrows 12-2

    INDEPENDENCE –– Trailing Narrows 2-1 after three innings, Grayson County’s bats came to life over the final three innings and the Blue Devils went on to a 12-2 win over the Green Wave in a Mountain Empire District game halted in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.

    Narrows scored two runs on a two-out error in the top of the first and held the lead until Matt Cornett tripled and scored on Micah Cornett’s single in the home half of the fourth, sparking a four-run outburst.

  • Wythe Co. raids Carroll staff; Devils blank Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Two Carroll County football coaches were named head coaches of programs in Wythe County on Friday as Tom Hale was announced as the new boss at Fort Chiswell and Brandon Harner was named the new coach at George Wythe.

  • Galax, Grayson County win big

    Galax bounced back from its first defeat of the season and cruised past Fort Chiswell 8-0 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide (11-1-1) led 2-0 after eight minutes of play and tacked on three goals to take a 5-0 lead into intermission.

    Juan Sanchez converted corner kick for a 3-0 Galax lead in the 12th minute, drilling a one-timer from just inside the right post off of a belt-high centering pass from Edgar Guzman

  • Tide boys, Carroll girls win in track

    Galax edged Floyd County by two points in the boys’ team standings and Carroll County topped Bluefield, W.Va. by 23 points in the girls’ results to take the team wins at a nine-school track and field meet last Wednesday at Galax.

  • Cannaday to test D-I waters

    INDEPENDENCE –– There is a fairly impressive list of basketball players to have played their high school ball in the Twin Counties. The list of those who have gone on to play in Division I is considerably shorter.

    But that list recently grew by one name.

  • Tide pulls away for win; Devils win 21-0

    NARROWS –– Galax broke open a one-run game with seven runs over the final three innings, pulling away from Narrows 13-5 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday.

    The Green Wave had just scored to pull to within 6-5 entering the fifth but Galax began distancing itself at that point, starting with a two-run Chase Garvey double for an 8-5 Tide lead. Garvey scored on Stew Merdian’s base hit to widen the gap to 9-5.

    Austin Lumpkin singled to drive in a pair of runs in a four-run Galax seventh.

  • Grayson Co. quarterback makes Wise decision

    INDEPENDENCE –– It’s kind of difficult to envision Max Rodgers as some half-lit middle-aged dude. It’s more difficult for Rodgers to envision himself that way. So for now, Rodgers is just going to enjoy having the chance to play football a few more years.

    The Grayson County senior quarterback committed to play at UVa-Wise recently, ending a recruiting process that included some serious Division I consideration and some equally-serious disappointment along the way.

  • Maroon Tide wins fifth straight; Cavaliers stay hot

    MAX MEADOWS –– Drama is overrated, anyway.

    For the second game in a row Galax batted around in the top of the first inning, pushing eight runs across Tuesday at Fort Chiswell, and breezed to an 18-2, five-inning win in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The Maroon Tide (8-8) sent 12 batters to the plate in the top of the first and scored six runs with two outs for its early eight-run lead.

  • Grayson County overtakes Pioneers with five-run seventh

    MAX MEADOWS –– Down to its final out, Grayson County scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and swiped a 7-5 win from Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Friday.

    The Blue Devils trailed 5-0 entering the sixth inning before cutting two runs off of the lead heading into the seventh. Isaac Osborne led off the seventh with a single to spark the rally and Matt Cornett walked, after which a fielder’s choice and three Fort Chiswell errors brought in a run.