High School

  • Parry McCluer holds off Galax for 1C crown

    ELLISTON –– Galax came up short in its quest for a region championship, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played. The Maroon Tide need only to have looked across the court Friday night for proof of that.

  • Union holds off Grayson rally to score upset win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County cut a big Union lead to four points with a little more than two minutes remaining but the Bears were able to hit their free throws down the stretch and eliminated the Blue Devils 54-45 in the Region 2D quarterfinals last Wednesday.

    Grayson concluded its season with a 21-4 record. Union improved to 17-9 and advanced to Friday’s region semifinals where the Bears bowed out with a 67-47 loss to Gate City.

    Graham upset Gate City on Saturday night, 75-59, for the Region 2D championship.

  • Cavs speed past Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Part of Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley’s responsibilities as a teacher includes on-the-road training for driver’s education students. Without a doubt, he’s enjoying to a much greater degree the smooth ride that his basketball team is currently on.

  • Maroon Tide girls hammer Rockets by 38

    Shea Foxx turned in a double-double to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to an impressive 69-31 victory over Craig County in round one of the Region 1C girls’ basketball playoffs played in Galax Monday night.

    Galax (21-3) never trailed in the game and will now advance to the semifinals to be played tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston.

    The Tide will take on Covington, a 49-38 winner over Bland County Monday night.

  • Cavaliers suppress Floyd


    Sports Editor

    HILLSVILLE –– If any team seemed capable of knocking off Carroll County somewhere along the line in Carroll’s inaugural season in the Three Rivers District, it figured to be Floyd County. Even after losses of 18 and 19 points to the Cavaliers in the regular season, the Buffaloes had a third chance in the tournament title game Thursday, and they made the most of it.

    For three quarters, anyway.

  • Maroon Tide girls rule MED


    Sports Editor

    The Galax girls’ basketball team will enter the Region 1C tournament riding a 14-game winning streak. That could be called momentum. Maroon Tide coach Howard Mayo looks at it a bit differently.

  • Sharpshooting Maroons top Devils for MED title

    Grayson County nearly overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit, but a blistering third quarter by George Wythe proved too tall an order for the Blue Devils as the Maroons won the Mountain Empire District tournament championship, 77-68 Wednesday at Galax High School.

  • Cavalier girls whack LCA

    HILLSVILLE –– The best offense, the saying goes, is a good defense. Or is it the best defense is a good offense? At any rate, for Carroll County Friday evening, a great defense brought out the best in its offense.

  • Carroll, Galax athletes swim to Richmond

    The competitive swim teams at Galax and Carroll County are still in their relative infancy, but both are making great strides despite the struggles a new athletic program often experiences.

    In its second season as a team sport at Carroll County, the Cavalier program earned a region championship by an individual and will be represented at the state level for the first time, while Galax will have two swimmers with a combined three region titles among its state contingent.

  • Carroll girls keep rolling

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls won their semifinal Three Rivers District game against Giles in spectacular fashion Monday night, dominating the Spartans 92-24 and advancing to the tournament finals Tuesday night against Floyd County.

    The Cavaliers (19-3) also broke the school record for 3-pointers, draining 14 to top the old record of 11.

    Carroll County coach Marc Motley said Laken Alley had 12 assists in the game, tying a school record.