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  • Chilhowie takes a pair from Galax

    CHILHOWIE –– Galax put up its third-highest point total of the year but it wasn’t enough to knock off Chilhowie as the Maroon Tide dropped a 67-47 Conference 46 boys’ game Friday.

    Cameron Kestner led all scorers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace Chilhowie (17-3). Dylan Catron dropped in 18 points, Trevor Tucker scored 11 and Alex Delp 10 for the Warriors.

  • Seniors lead Cavs to win

    HILLSVILLE –– The most difficult assignment for a non-starter on a basketball team has to be the job given to the kid at the end of the introduction line. She not only has to memorize an individual handshake for each of the five starters, but get all of them just right lest she and the player being introduced both look silly. In her first start of the year Friday, Megan Garland handled her intro just fine all by herself.

  • Six wrestlers claim conference, sub-region titles

    HILLSVILLE –– Kids have been rolling around on the mats since December. But the real wrestling season opened this past weekend.

    Grapplers across the state took their first steps toward what they hoped would be a final destination of a state tournament berth as conference and sub-regional events took place Friday and Saturday.

  • Tide girls, Devil boys win

    Galax’s girls broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter and Grayson County’s boys took control considerably earlier as the two teams notched Mountain Empire District wins in a Saturday split quad at Galax High School.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: Feb. 5-11

     

     

    2012

    *Galax rebounded from its first defeat in more than a year by edging Grayson County 63-61. The Maroon Tide (17-1) got 21 points from Devonte McKinney while Grayson County was led by Landon Frost with 19 points.

    *Wes Smoot scored 20 points for Carroll County’s boys and Lindsay Martin pumped in 19 for the Cavalier girls as the two teams completed perfect runs through the Southwest District with wins over Marion.

     

    2007

  • Devils own 2nd half, hammer Tazewell

    TAZEWELL –– Heading into halftime with a six-point lead, Grayson County put Tazewell away in the third quarter and rolled to a 70-38 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    The Blue Devils (10-11) led just 31-25 before outscoring the Bulldogs 24-7 in the third quarter. Grayson County limited Tazewell to just 13 second-half points.

  • Cavs on task in 41-point win

    HILLSVILLE –– On more than one occasion this season, Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley has had reservations about his team during pregame warm-ups. Tuesday was one of those nights, and Motley asked his kids to prove him wrong about what he felt was a lack of focus.

    There is being focused, and then there is being locked on.

  • Judge postpones Eisenhauer murder trial

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A trial for David Eisenhauer, 19, a former Virginia Tech student charged with first-degree murder, has been postponed, according to lmedia reports.

    Eisenhauer also is charged with abduction and hiding a body in the death of 13-year-old Blacksburg resident Nicole Lovell, whose body was found near Galax in January 2016.

  • Training center bills stall in House

    RICHMOND — Two bills from local legislators aimed at keeping the Southwestern Virginia Training Center open have failed to advance in the Virginia General Assembly.

    Del. Israel O’Quinn (R–5th District) and Del. Jeff Campbell (R–6th District) both introduced bills in the House of Delegates to stop or delay the training center’s scheduled closing in 2018. Their districts include the area served by the mental health facility in Carroll County.

  • Georgia fugitive captured in Carroll

    Staff Reports

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested a fugitive from Georgia on Feb. 6, and the man faces a weapon charge and numerous drug charges.