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Today's Sports

  • Grayson girls notch big win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a double-digit second-quarter deficit and rode another huge night by Mikaela Anders to a 74-69 win over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District matchup Friday.

    The win gives Grayson County (9-5 overall, 3-0 district) a three-game lead inthe win column over the Pioneers (6-5, 0-1), who were expected to have a serious shot at the MED championship this season.

  • Devils drill Pocahontas 79-12

    INDEPENDENCE –– Just the night before, Grayson County’s Mikaela Anders scored her 1,000th career point. It only seemed like the Blue Devils had that many on Tuesday.

    Grayson County outscored Pocahontas 48-2 in the middle two quarters and rolled to a 79-12 Mountain Empire District win.

    Starting three freshmen, Pocahontas actually led in the early going as Crystal Dickens nailed a 3-pointer to open the scoring. But after its 1-for-1 start, the Indians (0-11 overall, 0-2 district) went on a 1-for-15 slide.

  • High School Basketball Round-Up...

    GIRLS

    Grayson County 51, Alleghany (N.C.) 37

    Mikaela Anders needed to score just 10 points Monday night to reach 1,000 for her career.

    It didn’t take long.

    Anders scored 12 in the first quarter and finished with a career-high 35 points to go with 22 rebounds as Grayson County knocked off Alleghany (N.C.) 51-37 in a nondistrict game Monday night.

    The win avenged a pair of earlier losses to the Trojans (3-11).

    Anders, a 6-foot senior center, added 14 fourth-quarter points as the Blue Devils (7-5) pulled away from a 37-28 third-quarter lead.