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High School

  • XC teams finish strong at state

    THE PLAINS –– Runners from Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County were among the 1,240 athletes to converge on the Great Meadows state course near Manassas as the Virginia High School League contested its 12 cross country state championships Friday and Saturday.

    Galax had advanced both its boys’ and girls’ teams out of Region 1A West and managed mid-pack finishes for both squads at the state meet, including some top-25 individual performances.

  • Lawrence signs with VMI

    INDEPENDENCE –– A great number of kids who take up wrestling in the ninth grade couldn’t grapple their way out of a district tournament by the time they are juniors. Will Lawrence wrestled his way into a Division I scholarship.

  • Mountain Lions snag Lundy

    HILLSVILLE –– Anyone unfamiliar with Concord University might think that the NCAA Division II school is in the middle of nowhere. If so, then it’s fitting that the Mountain Lions came out of nowhere to nab one of Carroll County’s all-time greats.

  • Playoff notes: Darwin takes the ‘over’

     Although the latter part of Charles Darwin’s life paralleled the early stages of American football, history doesn’t record whether or not the old boy ever took in a ballgame. It doesn’t really matter, though. One of his theories is proven true through the 16 vs. 1 matchups.

    The strong will survive.

  • Playoff notes: This, that and whatnot

    Ten games down, five to go.

    The football season is only two-thirds of the way completed for 12 teams in the state, and tonight, we start to find out which 12 will play for one of Virginia’s six state championships on Dec. 10.

  • Tide, Devils, Cavs state-bound

    The fall season has come to a close for many area teams but athletes from Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County extended their calendar by one more week recently by earning berths to their respective state cross country championships.

  • 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.