EAST RIVER – Ben Morgan scored four goals and Graham shut out neighboring rival Tazewell in a 10-0 football victory in the Southwest District on Tuesday night.
Morgan also had two assists for the G-Men (8-0) while Ethan Church had three goals and one assist.
Aidan Bowers, Carter Nipper and Nic Knowles each added goals for Graham.
Knowles got half the credit for the shutout, making three saves in the goal. Gabe Riffe played the second half and made two saves.
Aidan Bowers, Zack Dales and Nipper all got assists for the G-Men, who had 13 shots on goal.
Graham’s boys return to action Friday at Richlands.
Graham 1, Tazewell 0
EAST RIVER – Macy McBride scored the G-Girls’ only goal in their SWD victory over the visiting Lady Bulldogs.
Graham’s girls play Friday at Richlands in the first game of a men’s and women’s soccer doubles program.
BLUEFIELD – The Gate City women’s tennis team defeated the Graham women’s tennis team 5-2 in the semi-finals of the 2D region women’s team tennis tournament at Bluefield City Courts.
Gate City will move on to today’s championship game at 4 p.m., which will be hosted by Central-Wise. The Lady Warriors beat Lebanon 5-1 in the other group on Tuesday.
Today’s winner will move on to the state tournament next week.
Lebanon 6, Richlands 0
RICHLANDS, Virginia – Richlands’ Ben Hale, Corey Hale, and Dylan Brown did a really good collective pitching job in Tuesday night’s Southwest District baseball game with Lebanon.
The only problem was what Pioneer Matthew Buchanan accomplished on his own.
Buchanan struck out 14 Blue Tornado batters and walked just one as he went the 7 innings distance in a three-hit shutout.
Ironically, the Blue Tornado pitching trio also limited Lebanon to three hits.
Jake Altizer went 2-for-3 for Richlands (5-6, 4-5) who faced Graham at home on Thursday.
Lebanon 6, Richlands 0
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Rich lands ……. 000 000 0 – 0 3 2
Matthieu Buchanan and Hertig. Ben Hale, Corey Hale (5), Dylan Brown (7) and Gillespie, Tarter (6). W — Buchanan, 4-0. L- Ben Hale.
Rich lands 0
RICHLANDS, Virginia – Adrian Morrison struck out 15 batters and walked a
Maggie Lampkins led the Pioneers roster, hitting a two-run homer.
Gillian Guerriero, Rachael Rife and Arin Rife had the hits of Lady Blue Tornado.
Richlands plays Graham on Thursday.
Lebanon 10, Richlands 0
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Rich lands …… 000 000 0 – 0 3 1
Adrian Morrison and Haley Finney. Erica Lamie, Arin Rife (7) and Alyssa Lee. W— Morrison. L- Lamie.
Grayson County 22, Bland County 3
BASTIAN, Virginia – Marjorie Reeves struck out 10 strikes and scored two goals, covering the distance of five innings for victory in the Lady Blue Devils’ Mountain Empire District 22-3 rout against the Lady Bears.
Reeves used home plate, going 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs for Grayson, who hammered 17 hits.
McKenzie Tindall went 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs for Bland County. Chloe Dillow had a hit and a stolen base.