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High School

  • 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.

  • Galax takes third in its first

    In order to win the third-place game in the Twin Counties’ first holiday tournament for girls, Galax simply manned up.

    Ditching an ineffective press, Galax relied on straight man-to-man defense in the second half and pulled away for a 57-46 win Saturday in the inaugural Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Cavs halt Radford streak

    MAX MEADOWS –– As a 6-foot-7 post player, Duncan Reece is typically the guy taking feeds from guys like 5-10 point guard Gunnar Beamer, not the other way around. But hey, whatever works, especially if it works against a team that hasn’t taken a loss in 366 days.

  • Galax boys blow away Maroons

     Galax dominated the early part of each half and rolled to a 62-38 win over George Wythe in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Galax.

    Holding the Maroons (2-2) to four first-quarter points, Galax (3-1) built a 15-point lead after eight minutes and never was threatened.

    The Maroon Tide opened the second half in similar fashion, outscoring George Wythe 18-6 in the third quarter to take a 46-21 lead into the fourth period.

    Cliff Conley led all scorers with 20 points for Galax, which got 12 points from Darian Brown.