High School

  • 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.

  • Alleghany gets 19-10 district softball win

    HAYS, N.C. – 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.

    The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead with Faith Reeves tagging a 2-run homerun to lead the charge.

    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.

    North Wilkes took an 8-7 lead in the fourth with two runs.

  • Grayson County baseball team reloads

    INDEPENDENCE -- When the Conference 39 Baseball Tournament concluded last May, it was the Grayson County Blue Devils who celebrated the championship.

    The Blue Devils went on to win their first game in regional play before being eliminated.

    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.

  • Grayson's Lindsey gets solo home run vs. Carroll

    By Craig Worrell


    HILLSVILLE -- After just having seen Grayson County work its way back within grasp, Carroll County applied a solid stiff-arm and sped away.

    Chelsie Callahan’s solo home run pulled Grayson to within a 3-1 score of the Cavaliers in the top of the sixth inning when Carroll County responded with a huge outburst in its half of the frame and pulled away to an 8-2 win over the Blue Devils in a nondistrict softball game last week.

  • Alleghany third in six-team golf match

    WILKESBORO, N.C. -- Alleghany finished third in a six-team golf match played March 23 at Oakwoods Country Club in Wilkesboro, N.C.

    Wilkes Central had a combined score of 161 to claim first place, followed by Forbush 164, Alleghany 167, West Wilkes 192, Ashe County 195 and North Wilkes 204.

    Dylon Wooten of Alleghany and Zach Caudill of Wilkes Central tied for medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37. Tanner Rutherford of Alleghany finished with a 4-over-par 40.

  • Grayson girls basketball team caps super season


    By Craig Worrell


    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.

  • Alleghany excommunicates Bishop McGuinness 60-45

    SPARTA, N.C. -- After battling bad weather and numerous cancellations, the Alleghany Trojans finally got on the court last Friday and rolled over Bishop McGuinness in the first round of the NCHSAA 1-A boys basketball playoffs, 60-45.

    The Trojans took care of business early as they allowed the Villains only 4 points in the first period to take a commanding 13-4 lead.

    McGuinness (15-10) fought back in the second period and cut the lead to  25-19 at the half.

  • Will Lawrence top Grayson participant in state wrestling tournament

    SALEM – Three Grayson County Blue Devil wrestlers competed in the 2-A Wrestling Tournament held last Friday at the Salem Civic Center.

    Will Lawrence turned in the highest finish when he advanced to the 2A championship round in the 138 pound class before he lost by decision to Jacob McNutt of Grundy, 9-4.

    Lawrence won his quarterfinal round by md. over Colby Leche of Wilson Memorial. He won his semifinal round by decision over Ian Dors of Clarke County, 11-7.