High School

  • Grayson gets past Pioneers

    MAX MEADOWS –– In a defensive struggle that saw Grayson County limited to fewer than 100 rushing yards, the Blue Devils managed to pull out a 14-7 win Friday over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District game at C.F. McKinney Stadium.

  • Tide clobbers Auburn 56-7

    RINER –– The Galax Maroon Tide washed away the competition Friday night after a near shutdown against the Auburn Eagles, showing the direct results of a heightened level of determination that was promised after last week’s close game against George Wythe. The Maroon Tide notched two defensive scores and two special teams touchdowns to drub Auburn 56-7 in a Mountain Empire District game at Alumni Field.

  • Harris hits milestone for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County’s Adrienne Harris reached a milestone Tuesday night, recording her 1,000th dig as the Cavaliers got past Floyd County 3-1 in a Three Rivers District volleyball match.

    Harris, a senior, needed 27 digs to become the first player in program history to hit quadruple digits in that category. She finished with 29 digs to go with 13 kills as the Cavaliers rebounded from a first-set loss to record the 22-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-9 win.

  • Tide pulls away from Fort

    MAX MEADOWS – Blake Brown accounted for 98 yards and four touchdowns as the Galax Maroon Tide defeated Fort Chiswell, 38-13 last Friday night in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Brown, although heavily guarded by the Pioneers, carried the ball 18 times and scored the first and last touchdowns for the Maroon Tide.

    The Galax defense, always on the alert for a loose ball, had plenty of action against the Pioneers, who fumbled the ball three times and lost them all to go with one pass interception.

  • Blue Devils blast Bears

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County defensive unit continued to run over their opponents last Friday night as the Blue Devils polished off Mountain Empire District foe Bland County 28-0, their second shutout win in six games.

    The Bears came into the game with a respectable 2-2 record but the Blue Devil defense limited the Bears to only 35 total yards and three first downs. They failed to cross into Blue Devil territory the entire first period.

  • Cavs put in overtime to nip Buffaloes



    ROANOKE –– The Carroll County Cavaliers stole the ballgame on Friday night against the Floyd County Buffaloes after a fierce neck-and-neck battle into double overtime. The Cavs left the artificial surface of Bogle Stadium with this season’s bragging rights, 14-13, in a Three Rivers District thriller at Cave Spring High School.

  • “They’re elite.”

    Galax schedules tough, and it does so for a reason. This is a program that won a state championship after a 6-4 regular season three years ago.

    In Northside, the Maroon Tide scheduled an absolute beast.

    A disastrous first quarter proved too much for Galax to overcome against one of the top teams in the western half of the state Friday as Northside rolled to a 57-21 nondistrict win.

  • Devils break into win column

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County hasn’t had a tremendous amount of luck on the volleyball court thus far in the young season, but the Blue Devils showed a pretty good sense of timing on Tuesday.

    Grayson picked up its first win of the season and did so against its closest Mountain Empire District rival, holding off Galax in three sets, 27-25, 25-20, 25-22.

    The Blue Devils (1-4 overall, 1-2 MED) built a substantial lead in all three sets and saw Galax (2-8, 0-2) climb back into it each time before Grayson finally nailed down the three-set sweep.

  • Cavs knock off unbeaten Giles

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County battled back from being two sets down and went to extras in the fifth set to hand Giles its first volleyball loss of the season Thursday night.

    Competitive but unsuccessful in the first two games, the Cavaliers rallied for the 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 17-15 win. The victory improved Carroll County to 7-1 overall, 3-0 in the Three Rivers District, while Giles now sits at 8-1, 2-1.

  • Blue Devils back on track

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County took an early lead and fought off a second-period challenge by Marion to cruise to a 27-12 nondistrict victory at Bill Strong Field last Friday night.

    The Blue Devils bounced back from a loss to Glenvar two weeks ago with vengeance, led by quarterback Jake Hollingsworth, who rushed 19 times for 141 yards and scored all four Grayson County touchdowns.