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High School

  • First-quarter woes continue for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Alleghany more than two and a half hours to get from Covington to Tommy Thompson Field. Once there, it took the Mountaineers less than a minute late in the first quarter to take control.

    Two touchdowns and a safety in the span of 45 seconds spotted Alleghany a 23-point first-quarter lead Friday and the Mountaineers went on to a 37-13 win in a Three Rivers District game.

  • Cavaliers close regular season on high note

    Carroll County finished up its regular season with a three-set sweep while Galax dropped a marathon match to Fort Chiswell in volleyball action Thursday night.

    In Low Moor, Carroll County pulled out a tight win in the opening set and went on to defeat Alleghany 27-25, 25-22, 25-15 in a Three Rivers District match.

    The Cavaliers (13-6 overall, 7-5 district) got a dozen kills and three aces from Jolee Sloss, while Erin Hash registered six blocks and four kills. Taylor Spangler supplied 27 assists for Carroll, tacking on five kills.

  • Galax boys pick up team victory at EastMont Invitational

    SHAWSVILLE –– Galax placed all five of its scoring runners among the top 22 and won the boys’ team title last Wednesday at the Eastern Montgomery Invitational, held at Camp Alta Mons.

    Led by the third-place effort of Andrew Jordan, the Maroon Tide finished with a team score of 69 points, 25 below runner-up Floyd County’s 94. Glenvar (111), Parry McCluer (125) and Grayson County (139) rounded out the top five in the 12-team competition.

  • Peoples, Tide keep rolling

    For the better part of the first half, Auburn played keep-away about as well as anyone has been able to do this year against Galax. But while the Eagles’ offense was their best defense, Galax’s best offense was just getting the ball in the first place.

  • Spartans jump on Carroll County early for TRD win

    PEARISBURG –– At some point, the positives have to be found wherever they may be.

    In between a 41-0 first-half shelling and a 46-point final margin, a ray of sunshine elbowed its way through the dark cloud that has been hanging over Carroll County.

  • Indians see-saw past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Among the lesser-known features of the recently-refurbished Grayson County Middle School gym is that it boasts hot and cold running volleyball.

    Grayson County gave Rural Retreat all it could handle in Tuesday’s Mountain Empire District match but could only do so in spurts as the Indians escaped the Blue Devils by the wildly-deviating tally of 27-25, 25-8, 26-28, 25-14.

  • Galax powers past Pioneers

    Galax remained undefeated in the Mountain Empire District and took over second place in district play with a 40-13 victory over Fort Chiswell’s high-flying offense last Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record, 4-2 overall, while Grayson County beat Auburn last Friday night to move into first place with an undefeated 3-0 district record. Fort Chiswell dropped to 3-1 in the district and 4-2 overall.

  • Hawks and Bowers punch ticket to state

    BIG STONE GAP – Trevor Hawks of Grayson County was one of five golfers to advanced to the Class 2A state golf tournament following the Region 2D golf tournament Tuesday at Lonesome Pine Country Club.

    Hawks fired a 9-over-par 80 to gain the spot.

    Other golfers who qualified as individuals were Chance Taylor of Gate City (61), Adam Hooker of Lebanon (75), Grace Gillen of John Battle (76) and Luke Wallen of Gate City (78).

  • Northside slips past Galax

    ROANOKE –– Galax gave Northside all it could handle for a half before the Vikings wore down the Maroon Tide over the final two quarters, coming from behind for a 31-13 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Galax (3-2 overall) saw its three-game winning streak snapped as the Vikings (3-3) scored 24 unanswered points after trailing 13-7 late in the second quarter.

  • Blue Devils storm past Bears

    BASTIAN – Grayson County quarterback Jake Hollingsworth rushed for 134 yards and scored four touchdowns last Friday night as the Blue Devils rolled over Bland County 49-7 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Grayson County (3-3 overall, 2-0 district) piled up 336 yards on 45 carries and Seth Phillips caught four passes, scored one touchdown and finished with 101 yards.

    The Blue Devil defense held the Bears to 161 total yards.