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High School

  • 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.

  • Tide falls in 1A West finals but reaches state

    RADFORD – Radford’s Logan Graham claimed her third regional title in three days as she led Radford to a sweep of Galax to take the Region 1A West girls’ tennis title on Wednesday morning.

    Radford did not lose a set on the day as they swept the Maroon Tide 5-0 in the championship matches at Radford University.

  • Maroon Tide eliminated with 1-0 loss to Eagles

    RINER –– Abby Wilson’s one-out double in the bottom of the first produced the game’s only run as Galax fell to Auburn 1-0 in the Region 1A West softball semifinals Monday.

    The loss ends Galax’s season at 15-7 while the Eagles advance to the region semifinals today (Wednesday) against Patrick Henry-Glade Spring.

    With one out in the bottom of the first, Jaylin Shepherd drew a walk and stole second, from where she scored on Wilson’s lined double to center.

  • Area tennis teams keep on rolling

    Grayson County’s boys and girls’ teams, Galax’s boys team and the Maroon Tide’s girls’ doubles all advanced as region tennis tournaments continued Monday.

    In the 2A West quarterfinals, the Galax boys took down Narrows 5-1 at Felts Park while the Blue Devils eliminated Glenvar 5-1 in Independence.

  • Warriors rally to hand Galax third straight loss

    The Galax Maroon Tide was one out away from an impressive victory over Chilhowie Wednesday when disaster struck.

    Chilhowie, trailing 3-2, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh to chalk up the 5-3 nondistrict victory in a Conference 46 softball game at Mountain View Park.

    Hayden Cassell put the Maroon Tide on top 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when she crunched a two-run home run over the leftfield fence to score Ally Bartlett, who had beat out a single with two outs.