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High School

  • Carroll hoops splits quad with Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County shrugged off a sluggish first half and came on strong after the break to post a 54-48 win over Cave Spring in the girls’ basketball district opener Tuesday for both schools.

    The Knights (3-2 overall, 0-1 district) took a 29-25 lead into intermission but the Cavaliers (2-2, 1-0) bounced back in the third quarter to lead 37-35 by the start of the fourth period.

  • Grayson, Carroll gridders gain honors

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    Grayson County placed one player on the all-Conference 39 football first team while the Blue Devils and Carroll County combined to fill 11 total spots on their respective all-conference squads.

    Chance Widner was a first-team pick at defensive end for the Blue Devils after leading the Twin Counties with 50 solo tackles. He was second in the area with 63.5 total tackles. Widner was also voted a second-team all-Region 2A West defensive end.

  • McGrady tops 1,000 in Devil win

    INDEPENDENCE –– The suspense is over. 

    Camryn McGrady of the Grayson County Blue Devils surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career Friday in a 56-26 victory over nondistrict rival Alleghany, N.C.

    McGrady entered the game 10 points short of the 1,000 mark. She had scored eight points when she was fouled with 1:55 left in the half. She calmly went to the foul line and sank both shots to reach the plateau.

  • Dixon, Spurlin lead Tide in C46 voting

    Caleb Spurlin started the season as a skill position player. Joseph Dixon started the season in the shadow of one of the greatest individual seasons in state history.

    Both Galax football players have than left their mark, if Conference 46 coaches have anything to say about it.

    Spurlin was named the top lineman on both sides of the ball and Dixon earned offensive player of the year honors in Conference 46 voting.

  • Maroon Tide squanders huge lead but drops Wythe by 9

     Galax jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead and withstood a second-half surge by George Wythe, holding on for a 65-56 win in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Monday in Galax.

    Tied 8-8 with three minutes left in the first period, the Maroon Tide (3-0) outscored the Maroons 23-7 the rest of the first half to take command.

  • Carroll County girls looking to take next step

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team won 19 games last year with two seniors and one junior on a club that was led in scoring by two freshmen. A single 12th-grader is listed on this year’s team. In one respect, that’s the last Cavalier coach Marc Motley would like to hear about his team’s youth.

  • George Wythe-Galax, Grayson-Carroll highlight 2015 grid schedules

    The 2014 high school football season ended two days ago with six state championships played out in Salem, Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Therefore it’s officially OK to start looking to 2015.

    The next two-year cycle of football schedules for the three Twin County teams will include the renewal of some old rivalries but no new first-time opponents or (thanks heavens, say Grayson Countians) ungodly road trips.

  • Rookies slam door for Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County returns a wealth of experience on its girls’ basketball team, and those veterans were the main reason the Cavaliers took a comfortable lead over Galax into the fourth quarter Friday night.

    The only two current players who were not part of last year’s bunch made sure that lead only grew.

  • Brown hopes success is catching

    GALAX –– It has become commonplace the last few years for the Galax boys’ basketball team to get off to a late start. With the Maroon Tide football team reaching at least the second round of the playoffs each of the last five years, hoops season takes a back seat, at least early on.

    But winning, they say, can be contagious. And though Galax coach Verl Brown may not necessarily welcome the delays to hoops season brought on by successful fall sports teams, he has at least embraced the reason for it.

  • Galax girls learning on the fly

    It could be deja vu all over again for a Galax girls’ athletic endeavor.

    This past fall, a largely inexperienced Maroon Tide volleyball team struggled early, got its legs under it as the season wore on and gelled behind a dominant player, evolving from an afterthought to within a few points of a state tournament berth by season’s end.

    Fast forward to girls’ hoops.