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High School

  • Patriots air it out early, topple Carroll 56-12

    HILLSVILLE –– Highly-favored Patrick Henry rolled into Hillsville last Friday night and the Patriots lived up to their ranking.

    They scored early in the first quarter and scored at random until the final horn when they ended the Cavaliers’ season on a losing note, 56-12.

    The Patriots are the second place team in the River Ridge District with a 6-1 district record and 8-2 overall while the Cavs finished last with an 0-7 district record and 1-9 overall.

  • Tide earns No. 1, draws Tigers

    Galax football went as far as it could possibly go last year, both metaphorically and literally. It remains to be seen how far the team will go in 2016, but Tide fans won’t have to go very far to find out.

  • Cavs fall to Patriots; Tide drops two in conference play

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County celebrated Senior Night on Thursday. Fortunately, it turned into Senior-And-A-Half-Night, otherwise the festivities would have been concluded before everybody got their phones switched over to camera mode.

  • Area XC teams win titles

    Grayson County, Carroll County and Galax brought home a total of five individual and team titles Wednesday from their respective cross country conference championships at meets held in Martinsville, Hillsville and Bristol.

    Though the zip code places it in Hillsville, the Southwestern Virginia Training Center serves as the home course for Galax’s cross country team and the Maroon Tide defended its turf Wednesday, sweeping the individual titles and taking the girls’ team crown at the Conference 46 meet.

  • Blaker’s big night leads Narrows past Blue Devils

    NARROWS –– Cole Blaker accounted for 384 yards and five touchdowns and Narrows overwhelmed Grayson County 54-21 Friday in a Mountain Empire District game at Ragsdale Field.

    Blaker, a senior quarterback, ran 23 times for 226 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-of-12 passes for another 158 yards and three scores as the Green Wave improved to 6-3 overall, 2-2 in district play. Grayson County dropped to 2-7, 1-3.

  • C’burg pulls away from Carroll

    CHRISTIANSBURG – Christiansburg broke a close game open in the third quarter last Friday night to beat the Carroll County Cavaliers 35-26 in a River Ridge District game.

    Carroll County actually led the game twice in the first half but the Blue Demons came on strong in the third period, outscoring the Cavaliers 21-6 to put the game away.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavaliers falter in league matches

    Chilhowie seized control early in all three sets and swept Galax 3-0 in a Conference 46 volleyball match Thursday night.

    The Maroon Tide battled back in each of the first two sets but wasn’t able to avoid the 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 defeat.

    Consecutive kills by the Warriors’ Rachel Hurley helped sustain a 6-0 run for Chilhowie (11-6) as Galax (7-10) fell behind 10-3 in the opening set.

  • Huge 3rd lifts Cougars past Cavs

    DUBLIN – The Carroll County Cavaliers faced off against one of the powerhouses of the River Ridge District Friday and when the smoke cleared, the Cougars handed the Cavaliers a 50-7 setback at Joel Hicks Field.

  • Another Tide back runs into the record books

    NARROWS –– Over the past three football seasons, Galax put three different runningbacks into the Virginia High School League’s record book for the obscene amounts of rushing yardage each piled up. None of them did what the Maroon Tide’s Dougie Peoples did Friday.

  • Wilmore: no conflict with coaches on board

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County’s school superintendent and the school system’s attorney say that volunteer coaches are allowed to serve on the school board, citing state code.

    At an Oct. 10 meeting, Tracy “Zeke” Anderson, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Grayson County School Board, went before the board to request the resignations of two members, Randy Shinault and Philip Vaughan.