High School


    It’s coming home time in Hillsville and Independence and staying home time in Galax as the high school football season reaches Week 5.

    Galax will have a free Friday and an extra few days both prepare for Giles and to digest last week’s 28-27 loss to George Wythe.

    Both Carroll County and Grayson County celebrate their homecoming tonight but neither has exactly scheduled a patsy for its big night.


    Blacksburg (1-2)

    at Carroll County (1-2)

  • Cavaliers rally past Galax

    For the better part of the first two sets Monday, Galax had Carroll County right where it needed, and itself was right where it wanted. But the Cavaliers had a couple of aces in the hole.

    Carroll’s Aubree Marshall served up back-to-back winners to close out the second set, preventing the Cavaliers from falling behind 2-0, and Carroll rallied from a one-set deficit to defeat the Maroon Tide 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-15 in a nondistrict volleyball match at CCHS.

  • Carroll posts top XC finishes

    ABINGDON –– Carroll County had two of the top three finishers in the boys’ race and placed third among 17 schools in the team standings at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring Sept. 12 at the Abingdon 4-H center.

  • Blue Devil netters pick up first win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County claimed its first volleyball win of the season but was upended in its Mountain Empire District opener last week.

    Tuesday, the Blue Devils avenged an earlier defeat with a 3-0 win at Tazewell, defeating the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-21, 25-9 in a nondistrict Conference 39 match. Candice Todd had 15 kills and Kaely Weatherman put up 29 assists for Grayson County.

  • Tide wins at Olde Mill, Devils take pair of seconds

    The Grayson County Blue Devil golf team finished second in a pair of matches last week and Galax picked up the win in a three-team match.

    In a regional match played at Holston Hills Community Golf Course in Marion last Thursday, George Wythe won first place with a team score of 164, edging Grayson County’s 171.

    Other teams included Patrick Henry (177), Northwood (190), Rural Retreat (191) and Marion (194).

  • Galax rallies for first win

    Charles Harris topped 200 rushing yards for the third straight game and scored five touchdowns Friday to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to a 45-27 victory over Rural Retreat for its first win of the season after two heartbreaking losses.

    Rural Retreat (1-2), a member of the Hogoheegee District, played a strong first half and actually led at halftime 20-19 before Harris took control of the game.

    The Maroon Tide (1-2) failed to move the ball on its first series and was forced to punt.

  • Cougars dump Cavaliers

    STUART –– Making the eastward trip to Stuart on Friday, Carroll County fans traversed a portion of U.S. 58 being expanded to four lanes and saw an array of bulldozers, dump trucks and backhoes. Patrick County’s earthmoving equipment roared to life in the second half.

  • Carroll County goes 1-1 at E.C. Glass tournament

    LYNCHBURG –– Carroll County got an early glimpse at what it may expect to see come tournament time, splitting a pair of nondistrict Conference 24 matches Saturday at the E.C. Glass Volleyball Classic.

    The Cavaliers played a pair of four-set contests, seeing their 4-0 start to the season spoiled by Jefferson Forest before rebounding with a win over the host Hilltoppers later in the afternoon.

  • Carroll County continues hot start, tops Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County continues to show improvement. More importantly, the Cavaliers are continuing to win.

    Still fitting the pieces together after the program took a big hit from graduation this past spring, Carroll County won its fourth straight match to open the season, shutting down Bassett in three sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 in a nondistrict region 4A North match Thursday.

  • Grayson rolls over Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – Grayson County scored 34 unanswered points Friday night to beat the Carroll County Cavaliers 34-7 in a nondistrict game played at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Blue Devils (2-0)actually trailed in the game after Carroll (1-1) scored on its opening drive.

    James Dalton fielded the Grayson opening kickoff and returned it to the Blue Devil 43.