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High School

  • Galax sweeps Twin County tri

    Galax went 2-0 and Grayson County earned a split against the Maroon Tide and Carroll County in a Twin County tri match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Carroll County built a 27-18 lead over Grayson County in the first match of the evening but the Blue Devils picked up four forfeit wins in the upper weight classes to take a 42-27 team win.

    Jarret Thomas (106) and Brennan Vaught (112) both won by pin to get the Cavaliers off to a good start before a forfeit and a pin by Jacob Hale squared the team score at 12-12 for the Blue Devils.

  • Tide jumps on Devils for 23-point victory

    Galax jumped out to a 10-point lead after seven minutes and never let Grayson County inside of double figures the rest of the night, taking a 57-34 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 7-3 overall on the year with the win, 2-1 in district play, dropping the Blue Devils to 1-9, 0-1.

  • Cheerleaders center of attention at ACC game

    CHARLOTTE –– Eighteen cheerleaders from Carroll County were among a squad of nearly 300 to perform during pregame festivities at the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium in December.

    Individual cheer squads were selected for the performance based on the awards they received at Universal Cheerleaders Association camps over the summer. The cheerleaders – 285 in all – participated in the ACC FanFest and got to watch a Sarah Evans concert, then spent several hours practicing together on the Carolina Pathers’ practice field.

  • Carroll girls block Titan upset bid

    ROANOKE –– Haley Turman blocked two shots in the final seconds to help Carroll County hold off Hidden Valley for a 40-39 road win in a River Ridge District girls’ basketball game Friday.

    Turman’s first rejection resulted in a dead-ball rebound for the Titans, but she was there again to swat a Hidden Valley attempt at the horn.

    Turman scored all six of her points in the fourth quarter to go with eight rebounds. Her assist set up Crysta Guynn with what would prove to be the winning backet with 30 seconds to play.

  • Shorthanded, Galax pulls away

    With eight healthy bodies in uniform for Wednesday’s Mountain Empire District game with Fort Chiswell, Galax coach Yerrick Stoneman channelled his inner Norman Dale.

    “My team is on the floor,” he said later, quoting the coach from the 1986 movie “Hoosiers.”

    Unlike Coach Dale, Stoneman didn’t have Jimmy Chitwood coming off the picket fence to nail the game-winning shot. He did have Carleigh Pack coming off the bench to nail Fort Chiswell with a career night.

  • Grayson County tops Galax to reach title game

     Grayson County finished with a 9-2 run and pulled away from host Galax in the second round of the Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic girls’ tournament Friday.

    Galax (3-3) closed to within 36-34 on a Lindsey Ayers free throw with 4:43 to play but the Blue Devils iced the win at the foul line, scoring their final nine points from the stripe.

    The outcome does not count in the Mountain Empire District standings.

  • Tanner, Buffs shoot down Devils

    MAX MEADOWS –– For the first eight minutes it appeared as neither Grayson County nor Floyd County would be able to break 50 points as a team. Caleb Tanner did so by himself by the end of the third quarter.

    The Floyd County scoring machine torched Grayson County for a half a hundred despite not stepping foot on the court after the third period and his Buffaloes cruised to a 98-78 win over the Blue Devils in the first round of the First Virginia Bank Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Cavaliers escape G-Men

    MAX MEADOWS –– For the better part of the first half Friday, Carroll County seemed poised to run Graham out of the gym. By the time a long day of basketball was over, the Cavaliers were just glad to get out there with a win.

    Carroll County led by as many as 19 points in the first half but was unable to put away the G-Men, who pulled to as close as five points in the final minute before falling to the Cavaliers 80-71 in the opening round of the First Virginia Bank Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Cavs pull away from Auburn to reach title game

     MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County was nothing of not consistent Friday, scoring 15 points in each of the first three quarters before cutting loose with 17 in the fourth quarter and rolling past Auburn 62-46 in the First Virginia Bank Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

    The Cavaliers advanced to Monday’s championship game against Radford.

    Carroll County took a 45-43 lead into the fourth quarter before holding the Eagles (5-4) to three points in the final eight minutes.

  • Carolina team class of the field

    Both local teams were successful in Galax’s first shot at holding a Christmas invitational tournament as Grayson County and the host Maroon Tide both finished the three-game event with 2-1 records. But the best team in the field went home the happiest.

    East Bend, N.C.’s Forbush High jumped out to an big first-half lead and pulled away in the final minutes to down Grayson County 58-37 in the championship game of the Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic.