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  • Party poopers: Fort Chiswell spoils Grayson homecoming

    INDEPENDENCE –– Having wandered throughout Southwest Virginia on six of the previous eight Fridays, Grayson County finally returned home, aptly enough, for its homecoming night and the start of a three-game homestand to cap the regular season.

    It was the Blue Devils’ party, and Fort Chiswell ruined it.

    Grayson County overcame a two-touchdown deficit in a busy second quarter Friday but the Pioneers tossed a shutout in the second half, pulling away for a 35-21 Mountain Empire District win at Bill Strong Field.

  • Peoples, Tide keep rolling

    For the better part of the first half, Auburn played keep-away about as well as anyone has been able to do this year against Galax. But while the Eagles’ offense was their best defense, Galax’s best offense was just getting the ball in the first place.

    Dougie Peoples rushed for 245 yards and four touchdowns on just 12 carries and the Galax defense posted its second shutout of the year Friday, blanking Auburn 35-0 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • GCHS Homecoming 2016

    Homecoming was observed at Grayson County High School last week with a variety of events and the crowning of the court during halftime of the Blue Devil-Bland County football game on Oct. 14.

  • Highlanders ambush Blue Devils


    INDEPENDENCE – Two unbeaten powerhouses faced off at Bill Strong Field in Independence last Friday night and when the dust cleared, Glenvar survived and delivered the Grayson County Blue Devils their first loss of the season, 21-0.
    Glenvar, the defending state 2A champions, came into the game with a 3-0 record. Grayson was also undefeated at 3-0 but they made some key mistakes in their loss to the Highlanders.
    The Blue Devils put together an impressive drive on their first possession.

  • Tide drops another heartbreaker


    Galax has experienced enough heartache in the first four weeks of the season to write a good country-western album about it. The latest track from that compilation could be about how the Maroons left the Maroon Tide with the Blues.

  • Alleghany golf team impressive

    SPARTA, N.C. – 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.

    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.

    The Alleghany team didn’t qualify, but Wooten qualified as an individual.

  • Hawks, Grayson baseball teammates stifle Galax


    By Craig Worrell



    There are times during the course of the Mountain Empire District schedule when a team can get away with committing seven errors. Friday wasn’t one of those times for Galax.

    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.

  • Grayson County baseball team stays hot


    By Craig Worrell



    Sometimes it’s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.

    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.

  • Grayson all over Narrows for 13-1 baseball win

    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.

    Hawks broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, depositing a two-run homer onto the schoolhouse roof in left-center.

    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.

  • Alleghany golfers capture conference runner-up honors

    SPARTA, N.C. – Alleghany finished second in the Mountain-Valley Conference championship golf match played April 17 at New River Country Club in Sparta.

    Starmount claimed first place honors with a 151 with the Trojans finishing with 156 points.

    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.

    Dylon Wooten of Alleghany was the medalist after firing a 3-under 33.