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High School

  • Galax stuffs Warriors’ rally

    Chilhowie had proven to itself that it could be done, overcoming a two-set deficit to a higher-seeded team on the big stage of a postseason tournament. Galax proved that even though it was a 2-seed, you’re still the champ until someone demonstrates otherwise.

  • Maroon Tide, Conley repeat as 1A West champs

    BRISTOL –– Clif Conley stood at the side of the chute, exposed legs flecked with mud, and waited for all the runners who finished behind him to walk on by.

    Rain dripping off his close-cropped hair, the Galax senior extended his arm, patted each on the back and said “great race‚“ to them all. He was there for a while.

    Nobody finished in front of him.

  • Tickle, Cougars run past Cavs

    STUART –– Patrick County broke open a close game in the third period last Friday night to hand the Carroll County Cavaliers a 27-14 setback in a nondistrict game at John D. Hooker Field.

    The Cavaliers trailed 20-14 late in the third period when Cougar runningback Zach Tickle found an opening in the Carroll defense and raced 44 yards for the touchdown. Miguel Rodriguez’s PAT kick was good and with 35 seconds left in the period, the Cougars padded their lead and held on for the victory.

  • Grayson sweeps conference XC titles in strong area showing

    The three area cross country teams had strong showings in their respective conference meets last week with Grayson County sweeping the boys’ and girls’ Conference 39 championships, Galax taking the boys’ title and advancing the girls’ team in Conference 46 and Carroll County advancing two boys and its girls’ team out of Conference 24.

    Conference 39

  • Cox, Bourne run Grayson past Narrows

    NARROWS –– Grayson County has dominated its series with Narrows over the previous five years, winning all five by an average margin of 32 points, but times were when the two would put on a yearly battle with one another.

    For the first half Friday, the 27th meeting between the two schools was shaping up to be like the old days.

  • Dixon tops 2,000 in Tide win

    Last Friday was Halloween but Galax certainly didn’t hand out any treats to visiting Bland County.

    It was business as usual for the Maroon Tide as they rolled over the Bears 48-8 to keep their record unblemished at 4-0 in the Mountain Empire District and a solid hold on first place with one regular season game left this Friday night against Grayson County.

  • Patriots win on field position

    HILLSVILLE –– All lame references to Halloween aside, Carroll County threw a serious scare into Patrick Henry.

    Facing a team that had hung 70 points on them a year before, the Cavaliers staged an inspired defensive effort that left them trailing just 7-0 entering the fourth quarter before a pair of turnovers resulted two touchdowns’ worth of breathing room for the Patriots in what was a much closer-than-it-sounds 21-0 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Carroll aces quarterfinal test

    BASSETT –– Going merely by the seeding in the Conference 24 volleyball tournament’s first round, No. 5 Carroll County pulled off a mild upset with its win Monday at No. 4 Bassett. But judging by the Cavaliers’ performance on the court, there was nothing ‘mild’ about the rout they enjoyed.

  • Tide takes care of business

    Both Conference 46 volleyball semifinals were rematches from last year’s semis. Seeding was irrelevant, as both were replays as well.

    No. 4 Chilhowie and No. 2 Galax advanced to the Conference 46 finals for the second year in a row, the Warriors roaring back from a two-set deficit to stun top-seed Patrick Henry 3-2, and the host Maroon Tide sweeping George Wythe 3-0.

  • WEEK 11 PRIMER

    It’s still the regular season – technically, anyway – but make no mistake about it, the playoffs begin tonight for a lot of high school teams in Southwest Virginia.

    In Region 2A West, no fewer than 10 teams can either make it or miss it, including Tazewell, which can be as high as a 10 seed or be left out altogether.