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  • Pioneers sweep Blue Devils

    MAX MEADOWS –– If Fort Chiswell has made any kind of statement in the first two games of the Mountain Empire District schedule, it is that it will take a bunch of points to pick up a win against the Pioneers.

    Two days after Galax needed every bit of 90 points in its four-point win over Fort Chiswell, Grayson County nearly put up as big a number, falling 91-88 in an MED game Friday.

  • Grayson girls open strong before fading

    MAX MEADOWS -- Grayson County enjoyed one of its better nights offensively, but Fort Chiswell was just too much to handle as the Pioneers rolled to an 82-48 win in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

  • Alouf, Frazier rain threes on Narrows; Tide ladies fall

    It was a tale of two stories Friday night as Galax varsity boys dominated on their home court, while the varsity girls fell short.

    The boys took to the court first and started off strong.

    Galax (12-1 overall, 3-0 MED) won its eighth straight game — including its third district win in a row — when it took down Narrows (3-10, 1-1) by a final score of 78-48.

    The Maroon Tide wasted no time hitting the big shots, opening the game up with a 10-0 run over the first 3:45.

  • Lady Cavs maintain SWD lead

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County kept Richlands winless, but it wasn’t effortless.

    The league-leading Cavaliers led the cellar-dwelling Blue Tornado by just five points early in the second half before pulling out to as much as a 24-point advantage, then allowing Richlands to creep back before taking a 59-48 Southwest District girls’ win Saturday afternoon.

  • Carroll County falls short in Jackson’s farewell game

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County had one of its better days of the season Saturday, as far as turnovers go. But the Cavaliers will be hurting for the rest of the year due to one big traveling call.

    Carroll County cut a 16-point third-quarter deficit to three points before fading down the stretch in a 60-45 Southwest District loss Saturday to Richlands. Secondary to the outcome was the farewell bid to one of the Cavaliers’ more popular players, Damone Jackson.

  • Cavalier wrestlers go 3-0 in quad

    HILLSVILLE –– Ideally, late January is the perfect time for wrestling teams to peak. Going 7-1 in dual matches last week, Carroll County appears to be heading in that direction.

    The Cavaliers swept its first quad match in several years Wednesday when it took close nondistrict wins over Patrick County, Grayson County and Martinsville.

  • Police search for robbery suspect

    The Galax Police Department has not yet named a suspect in the robbery of Galax's First Citizens Bank that happened last Friday afternoon, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    At about 3 p.m. on Jan. 2, security cameras showed a man entering the First Citizens branch on East Stuart Drive in Galax. The man passed a note to a teller indicating that he was armed and demanded cash.

    The suspect then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • Public record for 1/7/09 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 

    For information on this column or questions, call Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Marriage Licenses

    These marriage licenses were recorded Nov. 17-Dec. 2 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Third quarter run lifts G-Men

    HILLSVILLE –– In many of Carroll County’s defeats this season, the Cavaliers have played evenly for two quarters and been overrun in the other two. Tuesday, Carroll County cut it down to one bad quarter. But it was still plenty enough for Graham.

    After trailing for only 53 seconds in the first half, the Cavaliers fell behind for good 19 seconds into the third quarter as Graham used a big third-period run to take a 67-55 Southwest District win.

  • Lady Cavs take 2OT win; Tide boys hold on to edge Fort

    BLUEFIELD –– Carroll County made just one field goal after regulation, instead getting it done from the foul line in knocking off Graham 51-50 in two overtimes in a key Southwest District girls’ game Tuesday at Graham Middle School.

    The Cavaliers (7-5 overall, 5-0 district) didn’t trail until early in the second overtime. Opening the game on a 9-0 run, Carroll County led 26-15 at halftime before the G-Girls (6-4, 2-1) roared back in the second half.