Today's Sports

  • Warriors oust Galax

    SALTVILLE –– Scheduled over the course of two days for three different fields in two counties on two different playing surfaces, there remained one constant after the Class 1 state semifinals – nobody’s been able to lay a glove on Chilhowie.

  • Fourth-round picks

    File this one somewhere on the list entitled Least-Shocking Developments of 2018.

  • Short field, short work

    Galax and Narrows have played one another in football since at least the 1930s and Friday was the Green Wave’s first chance to play on the Maroon Tide’s new artificially-surfaced field. Galax only allowed its guests to see half of it.

  • Miss Brown goes to Washington

    For the most part, college signees have a pretty standard set of reasons when asked why they chose a certain school. Essence Brown simplified the answering process.

    “When you know,” Brown said, “you know.”

    Brown knew she liked George Washington University the first time she spent a little time there. Upon her official visit, she knew she knew.

  • Tide reaches finals

    It took two touchdowns in the final three minutes for Galax to slip past George Wythe in the two teams’ regular season meeting back in October. The Maroon Tide made sure no late-game heroics were necessary in the rematch.

    The top seed in Region 1C, Galax built a 21-point lead in the first 16 minutes and eliminated No. 4 George Wythe 42-14 in the region semifinals at Galax High School. The Maroons had let a 14-7 lead late in the fourth quarter slip away on the same field five weeks ago and relished the thoughts of a do-over.

  • Taylor’s 7-under wins BRCC...

    Skip Taylor fired a 7-under-par for two rounds and won the 55th annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational Tournament held recently.

    Taylor, from Asheville, N.C., and a former winner of the annual tournament, shot a 3-under-par 67 on Saturday and a 66 on Sunday for a total of 133.

    Tyler Rutherford of Independence, a former player for the Grayson County Blue Devil and Catawba College golf teams, finished second with rounds of 66-70 and a total of 136. J.D. Draker finished third with rounds of 67-71–138.

    Other winners were:

  • Richlands takes out Devils

     INDEPENDENCE –– As Richlands and Grayson County slogged through their Region 2D quarterfinal game Friday night at soppy but intact Bill Strong Field, it became more and more apparent that the win would go to the team with the fewest mistakes. The bar was not set extremely high.

    The two teams barely cracked a combined 300 yards of offense, incurred a total of 182 penalty yards and were dominated by their defensive counterparts, but a second-quarter touchdown drive and five defensive takeaways lifted the Blue Tornado to a 10-0 shutout of the Blue Devils.

  • Region 1C: Tide welcomes EastMont

    Galax and Eastern Montgomery haven’t played one another a great deal over the years, having suspended an eight-year home-and-home series after the 2014 season, but the two will match up for the third time in the postseason tonight when the eighth-seeded Mustangs (3-7) visit the top-seeded Maroon Tide (8-2) in a Region 1C first-round game at Galax High School.

  • Galax finishes strong

    When Galax and Grayson County met as undefeated teams on the final night of the regular season in 2011, it was enormous. When the two square off next season battling in the same region for the first time in decades, it’ll be rather huge.

    The most recent meeting would also be found in the big and tall department.

  • Devils outlast Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– It’s a very busy week for Grayson County, but the Blue Devils know that it’s going to turn out at least halfway decent.