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  • Maroon Tide boys suffer first defeat

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– Graham dealt Galax its first loss of the year in boys’ soccer, edging the Maroon Tide 4-3 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex.

    The Maroon Tide entered the Mountain Empire District contest 10-0-1. Graham improved to 8-3 with the victory.

    Nathan Figueroa converted a corner kick from Alex Aiello for the G-Men’s first goal and Graham took the 1-0 lead into the half. Will Olive, Sam Stowers and Aiello all scored for Graham, with Aiello assisting on two G-Men scores.

  • New bleachers needed, but replacing could be costly

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County School Board members will decide whether to put any funds towards new bleachers at the aging football complex during next month’s regular meeting.
    Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant spoke about the need to make a decision on where the board planned to spend the roughly $206,000 in leftover grant funds from the school division’s recent athletic field and facilities renovations project.

  • Galax boys hammer Pioneers, Wave

    Galax’s boys’ soccer team upped its overall record to 10-0-1 and did so in a big way, scoring 18 goals in a pair of Mountain Empire District matches last week.

    Galax 9, Fort Chiswell 1: The Maroon Tide began its two-game scoring spree Wednesday with an easy win in Max Meadows.

    Seven different players had at least one goal each for Galax, including a hat trick by Mario Carranza.

    Sebastian Gomez, Emeterio Arce, Isaac Tracy, Edgar Guzman, Denver Nuckolls and Andres Moreno also scored for Galax.

  • Bland stuns Tide; Floyd rallies past Cavs

    BASTIAN –– Don’t go to sleep on Bland County. The Bears are playing some baseball.

    Aaron Rose limited Galax to one unearned run on five hits as Bland pulled out a 3-1 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday afternoon. The Bears improved to 6-3-1 with the victory, dropping Galax to 4-7.

    Bland County scored single runs in each the first, third and fifth innings and held off a late Galax threat to seal the win.

  • Shupe, Callahan light it up in wins for Tide, Blue Devils

    Grayson County and Galax each pounded their way to easy Mountain Empire District softball wins Tuesday.

    Both teams had sluggers step up throughout their lineups, but none had more fun at the plate than the Blue Devils’ Chelsie Callahan and the Maroon Tide’s Madison Shupe.

    The two racked up a combined 12 RBIs in their separate games, combining for three home runs, three doubles and a triple.

  • Tide soccer blanks Devils; Galax girls win in tennis

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax opened up a three-goal lead by halftime and coasted past Grayson County 4-0 in an MED soccer match Thursday at Bill Strong Field.

    Galax (8-0-1) got the hat trick from Edgar Guzman while Josael Urbina added a goal for the Maroon Tide.

    Keeper Misael Solis and the Galax defense posted its second straight shutout, its fourth of the year.



  • Big day, big inning propel Grayson past Maroon Tide

    There appears to be a pattern emerging here.

    Scoring at least six runs in a single inning for the fourth game in a row, Grayson County broke open a 0-0 ballgame with a big fourth inning Thursday and held on to defeat Galax 8-4 in a Mountain Empire District softball game at Mountain View Park.

    The Blue Devils (4-2) put up six runs in an inning for the second straight game, that coming after a 13-run frame in a win over Fort Chiswell and after overcoming a seven-run deficit in one inning against Floyd County.

  • Strong start lifts Highlanders over Devils

    SALEM –– Glenvar did all of its scoring in the bottom of the first inning and it was barely enough to edge Grayson County 3-2 Monday afternoon in a rematch of last year’s Region C Division 2 title game.

    The Highlanders (5-2) took a 3-0 lead on the strength of Tyler DeHart’s two-run single, then turned the lead over to Zach Duncan, who held the Blue Devils scoreless until the sixth.

  • Maroon Tide boys knock off G-Men, Buffaloes

    The Galax boys’ soccer team remained undefeated for the year after a pair of late-week victories, edging Graham 2-1 on Thursday and taking a 2-0 nonconference decision Friday from Floyd County, with both games played at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide (7-0-1) trailed early after a beautiful play by Graham in the seventh minute. A Sam Stowers corner kick from the left sailed well past the goal but Will Olive headed the ball back and just inside the left post for a 1-0 G-Men lead.

  • Tide pounds G-Men, Lundy stymies Wave

    BLUEFIELD –– Galax exploded for 13 runs in the top of the fourth inning to break open a tight ballgame and went on to a 14-1 Mountain Empire District win over Graham in five innings Friday.