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High School

  • A word or two (or 1,000) more on redistricting

     As you can tell by this column, which is about twice as long as it should be, there was a bit too much going on with the outcome of the recent VHSL appeals committee meeting to shoehorn it all into Monday’s story without having to go hardbound and put it on the shelves at Books-A-Million, so here are a few extra thoughts on the subject.

  • Golfers off to soggy start

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax came home with a second place finish in the Woodford Classic golf tournament held at Wytheville Country Club last Wednesday.

    First place went to home-standing George Wythe, which posted a team score of 313 compared with 333 for the Maroon Tide.

  • Time out for GHS football field work

    The new football field surface at Galax High School would not have been ready in time for the fall 2016 football season, owing to a narrow turnaround time for state permits, so school officials will wait until 2017 to begin work.

    Superintendent Bill Sturgill updated the Galax School Board at its June 9 meeting.

  • DeHaven to lead Carroll baseball

    HILLSVILLE –– Kevin DeHaven has always worn No. 12 on the baseball field. Tuesday night, he became No. 4.

    DeHaven’s recommendation to be named the next head baseball coach at Carroll County High School was approved Tuesday during the county’s school board meeting. DeHaven, 41, is just the Cavaliers’ fourth head coach as the school looks to its 48th season next spring. He takes over for Joe Tompkins, who stepped down after 18 years at the helm.

  • Mathews blanks Galax

    RADFORD –– Galax’s softball team has had better days this year. But having finally stepped foot on the biggest stage, and having done so with a young team, there’s the hope that better days lay ahead, as well.

    The Maroon Tide had one of its poorer defensive showings with six errors and never mounted a threat against Mathews pitcher Madison South, falling 8-0 to the East Region champions Friday in the Group 1A semifinals at Radford University.

  • Dragons silence Grayson, 2-1

     

    By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Staff

     

    SALEM – Maggie Walker scored two runs in the first inning Friday and made it hold up for a 2-1 victory over Grayson County in the semifinal round of the Group 2A state baseball tournament played at Kiwanis Park in Salem.

    The two teams were about equally matched, both finishing the game with four hits and four errors and both making big plays when they needed them.

  • New boss same as the old

    RADFORD –– Galax lost nearly three-quarters of its starting lineup after winning its second straight Group 1A boys’ soccer state championship last spring. The bad news for the three teams joining the Maroon Tide in this weekend’s state final four at Radford University is that right now, one would hardly notice.

  • Tide denied in region finals

     

    By ANDY BITTER

    The Roanoke Times

     

    Reprinted with permission.

     

    RINER — The Parry McCluer softball team already had a 1A East Region title to its credit from its state championship run last season.

    Now it has one from the West.

  • Hutchens, Patton win conference titles

    INDEPENDENCE –– Noah Hutchens and William Patton rolled through the Conference 39 singles and doubles tennis tournament last week, with Hutchens claiming the singles championship and teaming up with Patton to pick up the doubles crown at the Grayson County High School courts.

  • Cunningham, Wyatt win region titles for Grayson Co.

    RADFORD –– Grayson County’s Mary Beth Cunningham and Emma Wyatt each won a region championship and qualified for state in two events at the Region 2A West track and field championships last Wednesday at Cupp Stadium on the campus of Radford University.

    Wyatt ran a winning time of 2 minutes, 29.82 seconds and held off Abi Belshan of Floyd County by less than four seconds to win the region title in the 800 meters, and followed that with a third-place showing in the 1600 meters, running a 5:57.37.