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  • Ford Duals a hit for Maroon Tide

    When talking about top-shelf wrestling programs in Southwest Virginia, the conversation normally begins and ends with Christiansburg and Grundy (sometimes Grundy and Christiansburg), with Rural Retreat sticking its foot in the door recently with some solid showings at the state level.

  • Maroon Tide players earn first-team all-state recognition

    An outstanding season by the Galax High School football team has brought statewide awards to a pair of Maroon Tide players as Joseph Dixon and Caleb Spurlin have been named to the Virginia High School League first-team all-Group 1A offense.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: January 4-10

     2010

    Grayson County was 10-of-17 from 3-point range and defeated Carroll County 89-66. Tyler Rutherford hit five treys and scored 24 for the Blue Devils.

     

    2005

    Baylie Snyder scored 33 points for Galax, including 19 in the fourth quarter, but Bland slipped by with a 77-75 overtime win. Marra Smith (19 points) and Amber Walker (18) also had a big game for the Maroon Tide.

  • Galax holds off Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax turned a three-point deficit into a three-point lead over Fort Chiswell early in the fourth quarter and came out on top 53-48 in a back-and-forth Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday.

    Fort Chiswell led 46-45 just inside of six minutes to play and neither team scored for two minutes, until William Brown’s short jumper put Galax in front to stay.

  • Carroll County goes cold, suffers first River Ridge loss

     SALEM –– Carroll County never found the touch from the outside against Salem’s 2-3 zone and saw its six-game winning streak come to an end with a 33-25 loss to the Spartans in a River Ridge District game Friday.

    The Cavaliers (6-3 overall, 2-1 district) were just 2-of-19 from behind the 3-point line.

  • Salem surges past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – Salem fought off a fourth quarter rally last Friday night to claim a 54-45 River Ridge victory over Carroll County in a game played in Hillsville.

    Salem (3-8, 2-2 district) led 36-30 after the third period and extended it to 38-30 early in the fourth.

  • Grayson County girls win 10th

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax coach Yerrick Stoneman surmised that had his club hit a few more shots, he might have gotten Grayson County coach Tiny Funk a little worried.

    Funk didn’t need any help.

    “You know how rivalry games are,” Funk said after his Blue Devils pulled away from the Maroon Tide for a 47-30 Mountain Empire District win Friday. “Yerrick had his kids prepared and they did a good job defensively.”

  • Galax counters Devil defense

    INDEPENDENCE –– The game plan for Grayson County was a sound one. Galax’s was a successful one.

    Countering a gimmick defense with pressure and an emphasis on post scoring, the Maroon Tide was able to pull away from the Blue Devils and notch a 63-46 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.

  • Readers Hotline 1/12/15

    Courting on the bus
    There seems to be some people who ride the transit all day long. Looks like they would have to pay 50 cents for every loop they ride, but they don’t. One person talks so loud. Another one does her courting all day long. I think District III needs to look in to this.

    Speechless

  • 2014 EDITORIAL AWARDS

    Looking back, 2014 was full of things we’d love to forget — ice bucket challenges, “Let It Go,” Kim Kardashian’s butt, rioting, Ebola and shirtless Vladimir Putin.

    Other low points: Kim Jong Un tried to keep a movie out of theaters and local officials wanted The Gazette to put an end to the Readers’ Hotline.

    Neither plan worked.