High School

  • 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.

  • VHSL approves Grayson’s drop to Class 1

    INDEPENDENCE –– The spoken word is open to interpretation. But math is math.

  • Tide third, Cavs second in golf; CC runners roll

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax finished third in a four-team 9-hole Mountain Empire District match at Wytheville Country Club last Monday.

    George Wythe placed first in the match with a team score of 142. Auburn finished second at 161, followed by Galax with 174. Rural Retreat had only two players and no team score.

    Galax players and their scores were Hunter Bowers (40), Jed Diamond (41), Coleman Morgan (46) and Alex Brannock 47.

    Peyton Coe of George Wythe was the medalist with a 2-under 34.

  • Hump day headache


    Sports Editor

    SALEM –– It could be a tough decision, choosing which is more disheartening – the fact that Grayson County’s heretofore perfect season was ruined by Glenvar with a 36-12 throttling Wednesday night, or the fact that everybody involved still had two days of either school or work to deal with afterwards.

  • Pulaski runs past Carroll

    DUBLIN –– Carroll County had to shake off a loss, but take home the lessons learned after falling short of a comeback following a blowout into the second half in a 53-14 nondistrict loss to Pulaski County last Wednesday night.

  • 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.