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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide upends Chilhowie girls, 49-32

    Galax outscored Chilhowie a combined 25-11 in the first and third quarters last Tuesday to take a 49-32 Conference 46 win in Galax.

    Hayden Cassell led Galax (6-5) with 16 points and six rebounds and Essence Brown contributed 10 points. Brown and Shae Foxx also teamed up to grab 17 rebounds.

     

    Chilhowie......5  6    6  15––32

    Galax...........11  8  14  16––49

  • Blazing start lifts Fort over Devils

    INDEPENDENCE – Fort Chiswell blistered the nets for 38 first quarter points Wednesday night and rolled over Grayson County 86-49 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game.

    There’s a reason the Pioneers are leading the district and it didn’t take the Blue Devils long to find out why.

    Alexandria Rakes gave the Pioneers a quick 2-0 lead and Gracie Robinson popped a 3-pointer and was fouled on the play. She hit the free throw for a 4-point play and a 6-0 Pioneer lead.

  • Lawrence wins title, MVP, Cummins a champ at Bristol

    BRISTOL –– Grayson County’s Will Lawrence ran his season record to 21-0 and was named the MVP for the upper weight classes last weekend at the sixth annual Ed Cressel Classic wrestling tournament at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

    Lawrence, a senior and the top seed in the 152-pound weight class, pinned Tazewell’s Derrick Young, the fourth seed, late in the first period to take home the championship in a bracket with 27 other wrestlers.

  • Carroll Co. boys can’t finish against Hidden Valley

    HILLSVILLE –– There is no bullpen in basketball, which is unfortunate for Carroll County. The Cavaliers could use a closer.

    Having played its last three River Ridge District games down to the wire, Carroll County was unable to finish Wednesday night, falling to Hidden Valley 49-42.

    Holding a four-point lead on the Titans with less than four minutes to play, the Cavaliers were outscored 14-3 in the final 3:48 and fell 49-42 to Hidden Valley.

  • Cavs hang on this time

    HILLSVILLE –– A 23-point second-half lead wasn’t enough for Carroll County to seal a win over Hidden Valley the last time the Titans were in Hillsville, but 16 turned out to be just enough on Wednesday.

    The Cavaliers built and lost a nine-point lead over Hidden Valley in the first half but wouldn’t let go of a sizeable second-half lead a second year in a row, notching a key 68-62 win in duel between the River Ridge District’s top two girls’ teams.

  • Carroll County splits with Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rallied from a five-point deficit into an 11-point lead in the second quarter Friday night and pulled away from Patrick Henry for a 69-51 win in a River Ridge District girls’ game.

    The Patriots (4-11 overall, 3-4 district) took a 17-12 lead after one quarter but the Cavaliers dominated the second period 24-8 to remain perfect in league play. Carroll improved to 13-1 overall, 8-0 in the district with the win.

  • Galax girls win fourth straight

    Ashlyn Brady’s 3-pointer from the left wing banked in off the glass with a little more than four minutes to go. It wasn’t as pure as the one from the corner about 90 seconds later, but they both counted just the same.

    Brady’s two treys highlighted an 11-3 run that separated Galax from Rural Retreat, and the Maroon Tide got solid contributions from all over the floor as it claimed a 48-40 win in a Conference 46 girls’ game Friday evening.

  • Maroon Tide ends slide

    Galax unveiled a new offense Friday night, one that head coach Verl Brown called a 4-1. After its debut, it is 1-for-1.

    In a physical affair that suited the Maroon Tide, Galax picked up its second win of the year with a bumpy, grindy 45-40 Conference 46 win over Rural Retreat.

  • Readers Hotline 1/23/17

    Lucky or not?
    I’d like to make a comment about national championship game for college football. Alabama was supposed to win by about 21 points. Friday the 13th was the same week. Some people think number 13 is an unlucky number. But the guy who caught the winning touchdown pass had the number 13 on his jersey. Think about it for yourself. Is it unlucky or lucky?
    Editor’s note: Alabama was favored over Clemson by 6.5 points at most betting sports books. Clemson won, 35-31.   

  • Treasurer proposes change to delinquent property sales

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors received a proposal this month to ensure that the county’s policy to put real estate up auction aligns with the Code of Virginia.

    Grayson County Treasurer Kelly Haga approached the board at the Jan. 12 meeting to present the proposal, which would shorten the time frame for delinquent taxes to be paid off before homes are sold at auction.