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High School

  • Alleghany climbs to 6-1

    SPARTA, N.C. -- Alleghany used a big offensive surge in the third period last Friday night to turn the momentum to its side as the Trojans notched a come-from-behind 44-6 victory over North Wilkes in a Mountain-Valley 2-A/1-A game at Sparta’s Woodruff Field.

    North Wilkes (0-7, 0-3 MVC) crossed the goal line in the first period when quarterback Dylan Bauguess hit David Wood with a 24-yard scoring strike.

    The Trojans (6-1, 2-1 MVC) fought back with touchdowns in the first and second quarters to take a 14-6 lead at halftime in the annual homecoming game.

  • Grayson gets a win

    INDEPENDENCE -- “We needed that!”

    That was the first comment made by Grayson County coach Brett McPherson last Friday night after the Blue Devils had beaten the Graham G-Men 38-27 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    It was also the first victory of the season for the Blue Devils after losing five games.

    The Blue Devils played a good game on both sides of the ball with William Peters, Ray Cox and Logan Sikes leading the offense and the defense stopping the G-Men on several key drives.

  • Kaylee Andrews crowned Alleghany High's homecoming queen

    BREAKING NEWS – Kaylee Andrews, 17, was crowned the 2014 Alleghany High School homecoming queen during a special halftime ceremony Friday at the Alleghany-North Wilkes football game. The 2013 queen, Molly Andrews (no relation), placed the crown atop her head as hundreds at Woodruff Field in Sparta cheered beneath umbrellas on the drizzly night. Kaylee is the daughter of Randy and Leanne Andrews of Alleghany County.

    The Trojans went on to sink the Vikings 44-6.

  • Grayson's Vaughan makes All Region team at 2A West Region golf tourney

    JONESVILLE -- Grayson County Blue Devil golfer Jacob Vaughan fired a 4-over-par 75 last Thursday to make the All-Region team at the 2A West Region golf tournament played at Cedar Hills Country Club in Jonesville.

    Coming with the honor was a spot in the 1A-2A state tournament to be played Oct. 13-14 at Glenrokie Country Club in Abingdon.

    Vaughan was congratulated after the tournament and presented a special medal in honor of making the team by Jeremy Pendergraft, the co-athletic director at Lee County High School. Lee County was the host school.

  • Grayson captures runner-up honors in final regular season golf match

    ABINGDON – The Grayson County Blue Devils finished second in their final regular season golf match played last Thursday at Glenrokie Country Club in Abingdon.

    Abingdon, playing on its home course, won the match with a team score of 164. The Blue Devils posted 180 points and Marion was third with a 194.

    Jacob Vaughan led the Blue Devils with a 3-over 38. Other players were Lakean Vaught, 42; Jason Halsey, 47; Vincent Benish, 52; Nick Nelson, 54; and Devin Reeves, 55.

  • Grayson, other area golf teams compete

    GALAX -- Four Mountain Empire District teams completed a marathon of matches last week, playing three times at different courses.

    In a match Sept. 15 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax, the Galax Maroon Tide won first place with a team score of 168. Graham placed second with 170; Grayson County third, 179; and Fort Chiswell fourth, 194.

    Jacob Vaughan of Grayson County and Dominic DiGiacoma of Galax were co-medalists, each shooting a 3-over-par 38.

    Other Galax players and their scores: Nick Sage 40, Kylie Hill 42; Aaron Osborne 48; Skyler Morgan 48;

  • Grayson falls to Glenvar, 51-0; Alleghany off this week

    BREAKING NEWS -- Grayson County (0-4, 0-0) lost 51-0 to Glenvar (4-0, 0-0) in away football action Friday. The Blue Devils have off next week.
    Alleghany (3-0) had off this week and travels to Ashe County (4-0) next week.
    Be sure to pick up a copy of The Declaration's Sept. 24 print edition for a detailed football update.

  • Grayson golfer Jacob Vaughan wins medalist honors

    BLUEFIELD -- Graham won a Mountain Empire District golf match over three other opponents last Monday at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield.

    The G-Men, playing on their home course, beat the Grayson County Blue Devils by two strokes, 173 to 175. The Galax Maroon Tide was third with a 186 and fourth place went to Fort Chiswell with a 200.

    Medalist honors went to Jacob Vaughan of Grayson County, who finished with a 5-over-par 40. Nipping at his heels were Austin Boyce of Graham and Dominic DiGiacomo of Galax, both with a 41.

  • Alleghany football juggernaut rolls on

    WALNUT COVE, N.C. -- Alleghany made it four wins in a row last Friday night with a 33-0 victory over South Stokes in a Mountain-Valley 2-A/1-A game.

    Although few details of the game were available, it was noted that Kaleb Redd scored the first Alleghany touchdown in the first period on a 2-yard run. Dylan Houck kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

    The Trojans scored 20 points in the second period to take a 27-0 lead into the dressing room at halftime.

  • Bleacher fix nixed -- for now

    INDEPENDENCE -- Upgrades to the Grayson County High School football bleachers have been put on hold indefinitely after initial costs estimations – and a potential budget shortfall for the school division – came in higher than expected.

    Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant updated the board on estimated costs for the aging bleachers after receiving information from the Lane Group.