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High School

  • Blue Devils roll over Trojans

    SPARTA, N.C. – It took Grayson County and Alleghany a while to find the end zone last Friday night but once they found it they crossed the goal line several times as the Blue Devils beat the Trojans 41-28 in a nondistrict game played at Woodruff Field in Sparta.

    It was opening night for the Blue Devils while Alleghany (0-2) played its second game of the season.

  • Glenvar squeaks past Tide

    SALEM –– The championship season is over, but Glenvar still has some magic left. 

    Unfazed when they were suddenly down a point with less than a minute to go, the Highlanders stormed down the field to rally for a 20-15 victory over Galax Friday at Highlander Stadium. Elliot Stigall hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass from Zack Clifford with 13.8 seconds remaining, capping a wild finish. 

  • Carroll opens with 3-0 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Floyd County battled back from big deficits in each of the first two sets Tuesday night but Carroll County was able to regroup each time and kick off its volleyball season with a three-game sweep of the Buffaloes, winning the nondistrict match 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.

    The Cavaliers wasted a five-point lead midway through the second set after coughing up a 12-2 lead in the first.

  • Grayson School Board eliminates JV football team

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County School Board voted last week to eliminate the junior varsity football team because of the lack of players.

    The change creates an 8-9 team (for eighth graders and high school freshmen) and a varsity team (for sophomores, juniors and seniors.) Seventh graders would be left out, but could still find opportunities to play in recreational leagues.

  • Maroon Tide gets early start

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. –– It wasn’t exactly Christmas in August, but it was at least Friday on hump day.

    Getting a two-day jump on the normal first scrimmage date of the 2015 season, Galax and Mount Airy, N.C. got together for a rare Wednesday workout as the Maroon Tide continued preparations for its Aug. 28 season opener.

  • Cavaliers host scrimmage

    HILLSVILLE –– Three of the four teams participating in a controlled scrimmage Friday at Carroll County High School were in practice jerseys unadorned by any identifying markings, including numbers. The host team was among them. At times, even the players on the sidelines couldn’t definitively answer the question, “Who had that carry?”

  • Lady Cavs honored for winning state title

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July 13-20 as Lady Cavaliers Week at its July meeting, in honor of the Carroll County High School (CCHS) Lady Cavalier Softball team.

    During the meeting, Supervisor Chairman Phil McCraw read a resolution aloud, reviewing the undefeated team’s accomplishments.

  • One team’s loss...

     It goes without saying that Carroll County’s Group 4A state championship game Saturday was the biggest win in any sport in Carroll County High School history. The victory capped a 26-1 season and brought home the first state championship trophy to a school that opened its doors in the fall of 1969.

    The second-biggest win may well have been the Cavaliers’ only loss.

  • Half the drama, twice the hardware

    RADFORD –– Nine members of the Galax high school boys’ soccer team graduated Saturday morning. The suddenly-former GHS students still had one more course to repeat that afternoon before calling it a day.

    Galax tidied up a bit of early postgraduate work at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium, thoroughly dismantling Washington and Lee 8-2 and winning its second straight Group 1A state championship.

  • Reigning champs deny Carroll Co. 4A North title

    PURCELLVILLE –– Woodgrove scored single runs in each the first and fourth innings Saturday, spoiling Carroll County’s perfect record and denying the Cavaliers a region championship by holding on for a 2-0 win in the Region 4A North title game.