http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sports/rss.xml en Alleghany golf team impressive http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/alleghany-golf-team-impressive <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trojanlogo042215rgb_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> SPARTA, N.C. &ndash; A member of the Alleghany Trojan golf team had an impressive showing in the 1-A state golf tournament held last Monday and Tuesday at Foxfire Golf and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.</p> <p> Dylon Wooten shot rounds of 78-77 to finish with an 11-over-par 155 and tie for fourth place with two other players in the tournament played on the par 72, 6,541 yard Grey Fox Course.</p> <p> The Alleghany team didn&rsquo;t qualify, but Wooten qualified as an individual.</p> Hawks, Grayson baseball teammates stifle Galax http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/hawks-grayson-baseball-teammates-stifle-galax <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports051315rgb.jpg" alt="Grayson County pitcher Eric Hawks took a 1-hitter into the seventh and finished with a three-hit shutout in the Blue Devils 6-0 win" title="Grayson County pitcher Eric Hawks took a 1-hitter into the seventh and finished with a three-hit shutout in the Blue Devils 6-0 win" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Craig Worrell</strong></p> <p> <strong>Staff</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There are times during the course of the Mountain Empire District schedule when a team can get away with committing seven errors. Friday wasn&rsquo;t one of those times for Galax.</p> <p> Grayson County took advantage of a shaky Maroon Tide defense and put a saddle on the three-hit effort of Eric Hawks, riding it to a 6-0 MED win on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Felts Park.</p> Grayson County baseball team stays hot http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/grayson-county-baseball-team-stays-hot <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/baseball050615rgb.jpg" alt="Carroll County catcher Lane Myers puts the tag on Grayson County’s Micah Cornett to complete a fly-out, throw-out double play from center fielder Trace Davis." title="Carroll County catcher Lane Myers puts the tag on Grayson County’s Micah Cornett to complete a fly-out, throw-out double play from center fielder Trace Davis." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Craig Worrell</strong></p> <p> <strong>Staff</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sometimes it&rsquo;s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.</p> <p> The Blue Devils continued to square it up at the plate and picked up their seventh win in their last eight outings, taking a 10-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County Friday at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.</p> Grayson all over Narrows for 13-1 baseball win http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/grayson-all-over-narrows-13-1-baseball-win <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sportslundy042915rgbtwo.jpg" alt="Tyler Lundy (4) is greeted at the plate after his three-run home run gave Grayson County a 6-3 lead in earlier season Blue Devil baseball action." title="Tyler Lundy (4) is greeted at the plate after his three-run home run gave Grayson County a 6-3 lead in earlier season Blue Devil baseball action." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> NARROWS -- Eric Hawks and Tyler Lundy each homered and Grayson County was all over Narrows, taking a 13-1 win in an April 21 MED away game.</p> <p> Hawks broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, depositing a two-run homer onto the schoolhouse roof in left-center.</p> <p> Grayson County (7-3) broke the game open with a six-run third. Will Circle doubled to drive in a pair of runs before Lundy launched a two-out, three-run homer to right-center. Chance Widner capped the inning with an RBI double as the Blue Devils took an 8-0 lead into the third.</p> Alleghany golfers capture conference runner-up honors http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/alleghany-golfers-capture-conference-runner-honors <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trojanlogo042215rgb.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> SPARTA, N.C. &ndash; Alleghany finished second in the Mountain-Valley Conference championship golf match played April 17 at New River Country Club in Sparta.</p> <p> Starmount claimed first place honors with a 151 with the Trojans finishing with 156 points.</p> <p> Other teams and their scores: 3. Wilkes Central 163, 4. Elkin 167, 5. West Wilkes 178, 6. East Wilkes 180, 7. North Wilkes 183, 8. Ashe County 203.</p> <p> Dylon Wooten of Alleghany was the medalist after firing a 3-under 33.</p> Grayson County baseball team reloads http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/grayson-county-baseball-team-reloads <img src="http://www.independencedeclaration.com/sites/www.independencedeclaration.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sportscover041515rgb.jpg" alt="Junior Tyler Lundy pitches for Grayson April 8 vs. Tazewell. The Blue Devils won, 9-2." title="Junior Tyler Lundy pitches for Grayson April 8 vs. Tazewell. The Blue Devils won, 9-2." align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE -- When the Conference 39 Baseball Tournament concluded last May, it was the Grayson County Blue Devils who celebrated the championship.</p> <p> The Blue Devils went on to win their first game in regional play before being eliminated.</p> <p> But this is a new year and the Blue Devils have reloaded after graduation and (as of Thursday) in the early stages of the Mountain Empire District, they have a winning record at 4-2.</p> Alleghany gets 19-10 district softball win http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/alleghany-gets-19-10-district-softball-win <p> HAYS, N.C. &ndash; Alleghany and North Wilkes slugged it out on the softball field April 8 and when the dust settled, Alleghany came away with a 19-10 Mountain-Valley Conference victory.</p> <p> The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead with Faith Reeves tagging a 2-run homerun to lead the charge.</p> <p> Alleghany (4-6, 3-4 MVC) added four more runs in the third before North Wilkes answered with six runs in its half of the inning.</p> <p> North Wilkes took an 8-7 lead in the fourth with two runs.</p> Grayson's Tiny Funk gets coach of the year honors http://www.independencedeclaration.com/content/graysons-tiny-funk-gets-coach-year-honors <p> ROANOKE -- Tiny Funk, coach of the Grayson County Blue Devil girls&nbsp; basketball team, received a special honor announced Sunday by <em>The Roanoke Times</em>.</p> <p> The newspaper selected its boys and girls All Timesland&nbsp; basketball teams for the past season and selected Funk as the Coach of the Year.</p> <p> According to the Roanoke paper:</p>