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High School

  • Cats pull away from Cavs

    RADFORD –– Carroll County and Radford faced one another on the football field Friday for the first time since 1993. The Bobcats’ win reflected the two teams’ level of experience in close games this year, and it reflected the history of this series in general.

    In terms of both tight ballgames and the now 26-0 series record, Radford had been there before. The Cavaliers have not.

  • Devils grind past Wythe

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was a few seconds away from pitching a shutout but still came away with an impressive win Friday, rushing for 318 yards in a 24-7 Mountain Empire District triumph over George Wythe at Bill Strong Field.

    Led by Levi Johnson’s 236 yards and two touchdowns on 24 rushing attempts, the Blue Devils remained in the Region 2D playoff hunt by improving to 5-4 overall, 4-1 in the MED. George Wythe dropped to 5-4 and 2-2 in the district.

  • Blue Devils, Cavaliers advance runners to state

    Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders advanced to the Class 2 state championships and Carroll County will be represented by Kristin Wheatley in the Class 4 meet next week by virtue of their top finishes in region cross country meets earlier this week.

    NOTE: The Region 1C meet was held Thursday. Results will appear in Monday’s edition.

    In the Region 2D meet at Lebanon Primary School, Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders earned spots in the state meet with their top-10 finishes.

  • Blue Devils, Cavaliers advance runners to state

    Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders advanced to the Class 2 state championships and Carroll County will be represented by Kristin Wheatley in the Class 4 meet next week by virtue of their top finishes in region cross country meets earlier this week.

    NOTE: The Region 1C meet was held Thursday. Results will appear in Monday’s edition.

    In the Region 2D meet at Lebanon Primary School, Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders earned spots in the state meet with their top-10 finishes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.