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High School

  • Maroon Tide Invitational pulls in 900

    HILLSVILLE –– The Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew its largest turnout ever Wednesday for what may be the final running of the event at its current home.

    The 24th renewal of the meet, hosted by Galax High School, brought in nearly 900 runners in three divisions, representing 39 high schools and middle schools from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. The meet has been held on the grounds of the Southwestern Virginia Training Center since 2000 and, including district and region events, Wednesday’s was the 45th race held at SWVTC.

  • Glenvar caps Twin County sweep

    SALEM – Glenvar welcomed Carroll County to the Three Rivers District last Friday night but the Cavaliers proved to be no match for the powerhouse and lost 49-14.

    The Cavaliers had been members of the River Ridge District for the past four years and moved into the Three Rivers this season.

    Glenvar (5-0) limited Carroll (1-4) to 49 yards of total offense.

    Ironically, with the defeat of the Cavaliers, the Highlanders have beaten all three area teams, including Galax and Grayson County.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Bears

     

    We see you, Sophie Haga.

    Bringing awareness to cystic fibrosis and welcoming back a teammate who has been battling the condition, Galax held off a first-set challenge before cruising past Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match last Thursday.

    Haga, a sophomore, did her fair share in her first action of the season, registering a pair of kills and three aces as the Maroon Tide improved to 5-5 overall, 2-2 in district play with the 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 win.

  • Montgomery places fourth for Cavaliers in Three Rivers golf

    SALEM –– Carroll County’s Trey Montgomery finished in a tie for fourth place Tuesday at the Three Rivers District golf tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Club.

    Noah Clark of Giles breezed to a six-stroke win in the individual competition, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to top Radford’s B Davis. Trevor Price of Radford was third with a 79 while Montgomery, Braxton Gilmer of Giles and Mark Mason of Floyd County were all one stroke back at 80.

  • Shock and awe

    Seven Galax players combined for eight first-half touchdowns Friday and the Maroon Tide raced past Rural Retreat 63-7 in a Mountain Empire District game at Galax High School.

    Galax, winner of three straight games, built a halftime lead of seven touchdowns or more for the second week in a row, winning for the third straight week after an opening-night loss to Glenvar.

    The Maroon Tide (3-1 overall, 1-0 MED) scored three rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and two TDs on returns, all in the first half, scoring four times in each of the first two quarters.

  • School officials address football field questions

    After a city council member raised questions about the need for a new artificial turf football field at Galax High School, given the $879,000 cost, school officials decided to address the issue directly in an interview with The Gazette.

    “I think it’s time we attempt to answer the football field [question], but in the attempt, we’re going to answer some other things,” said Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill.

    The field is already completed and was dedicated last month.

  • GHS launches $650K campaign for fitness center

    Good things came from the life of Curtis Bartlett.

  • GHS football field replacement underway

    Staff Report

    Work is underway at Galax High School, where the grass on the football/soccer field is being replaced with an artificial surface. The project is expected to be completed in time for football season this fall.

    The project is being paid for through the school system’s capital project fund, and the price tag is expected to be around $879,000, which is roughly $250,000 below original estimates, according to Galax Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill.

    Sports Construction Management of Lexington, N.C., is doing the work.

  • Galax to name new fitness center for Deputy Bartlett

    Plans are in the works for a fitness center at Galax High School that would be named in honor of Carroll County Deputy Curtis Bartlett.

    Bartlett, who was killed in a line of duty crash in March, was a GHS graduate and was very passionate about nutrition and fitness throughout his life.

    According to GHS Principal Justin Iroler, the project has been in discussion for about a month-and-a-half. Bartlett’s father, Sam, contacted school officials after the Lift Life Foundation reached out to him.

  • Semifinals a road block for area tennis teams

    RADFORD –– Four Twin County entrants in various state tennis tournaments all came up one round short of a chance at a state title as team and doubles competitors all fell in semifinal matches last week.