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High School

  • Cavaliers split with Titans

    HILLSVILLE – Evidently Hidden Valley came to Hillsville looking for revenge last Friday night after the Cavaliers beat the Titans on Wednesday night for their first River Ridge District victory of the season.

    After playing the Titans tough in the first half, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring in the second half and lost 60-45 to the visitors.

    The game was close throughout the first period with the Cavaliers taking an early five point lead at 7-2 after a 3-pointer by Winston Giles.

  • Carroll denied first district win in OT loss to C’burg

    HILLSVILLE – For the Carroll County boys, the final shot of regulation last Friday night was a nightmare while for Christiansburg, it was a miracle.

    There was 3.5 seconds left in the game and the Cavaliers clinging to a three point lead at 64-61 when Matthew Herndon was fouled and went to the foul line for two shots. He had made a basket full of free throws throughout the game but this time he missed both.

  • Carroll girls wallop Demons

    HILLSVILLE – It took the Carroll County girls a quarter to get rolling but once they put their offense in gear they rolled over Christiansburg 54-26 in a River Ridge District game last Friday night.

    The Blue Demons (3-14, 0-8 RR) kept the game close in the first quarter and trailed 10-7 at the end of the period.

    The Cavaliers took a five point lead early in the second period on a basket by Jade Holt but the Demons battled back and tied the score at 12.

  • Maroon Tide shooters find a way to fill it up

    The best way to hold down Galax’s twin sharpshooters may be to just play them straight up, because facing a conventional defense for once could be just anomalous enough to give them pause. Besides, the Maroon Tide has gotten pretty adept at finding ways to handle the gimmick sets it sees on a regular basis.

    Galax got another nine 3-pointers Friday, five from Clif Conley and four more from Caleb Bartlett, in pulling away for a 64-44 Mountain Empire District boys’ win over Grayson County.

  • Grayson County gets much-deserved win

    MARION –– An emotional several days for Grayson County athletics ended on a positive note as the Blue Devils opened a big first-half lead and dropped Marion 45-36 in a nondistrict girls’ game Tuesday.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold start

    WYTHEVILLE –– For the better part of two and a half quarters Wednesday night, Galax played George Wythe on even terms. But for one eight-minute stretch early on, the game was dictated on the Maroons’ terms only.

    George Wythe used a 21-0 blitz to take command early and claimed a 49-33 nondistrict girls’ win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Maroon Tide outshoots Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– After falling behind by 15 points early on, George Wythe locked down on Galax defensively. After Wythe made a game of it, Galax locked in from the 3-point line.

    It rained destruction in the third period in the form of 20-foot jumpshots as the Maroon Tide knocked down seven 3-pointers in less than seven minutes after halftime, pulling away to an easy 68-54 win over the previously once-beaten Maroons.

  • Tide swimmers showing improvement

    Galax’s swim meet Friday at George Wythe was knocked out by the threat of inclement weather, but the week was still a busy one for the Maroon Tide, which swam in meets at Marion on Tuesday and at Christiansburg Wednesday.

  • Carroll thumps GW, stunned by Cougars

     DUBLIN –– Four days after knocking off a contender for the top spot in Conference 24, Carroll County suffered a puzzling defeat to Pulaski County, dropping a 49-45 loss to the Cougars on Monday.

    The Cavaliers (9-4 overall) had pummelled Pulaski County by 23 points in their first meeting, Dec. 22 in Hillsville, but had no answer Monday for Chelsea Golden.

  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.