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High School

  • Second half surge lifts Maroon Tide

     Galax scored on three of its first four second-half possessions Friday night to secure a 30-21 win on homecoming against the Rockets of Craig County.

    Though Galax (3-2) dominated the final 24 minutes of the game, it was the Rockets (3-2) that held a lead after the first half.

    Craig County wasted no time putting six points on the board in the first eight minutes of the game. Rocket quarterback Josh Oulette connected with Brenton Christian on the opening drive for a touchdown after Tide defender Austin Pack went for the interception and missed.

  • Homecoming foe no pushover

     This isn’t your father’s Craig County. It isn’t even your older brother’s Craig County.

    This year, everybody’s favorite homecoming opponent is getting some.

    “They’re really good. I was even more impressed when I started looking at film on them,” said Galax coach Mark Dixon of the Rockets, Galax’s opponent tonight for, ahem, homecoming.

  • Carroll Co. rebounds for 50-13 win

     TAZEWELL — With a minute gone in the opening quarter, Tazewell was  already a touchdown ahead. With less than a minute to go in the game, Carroll County had rebounded for a big Southwest District victory.

    The Cavaliers (2-2) rolled up 387 yards rushing and cruised to a 50-13  win over the battling Bulldogs (0-4) as the SWD season opened. Ulises Moreno paced CCHS with 112 yards rushing and two scores including an 80-yard scamper in the first two minutes.

  • Highlanders contain Blue Devils

    SALEM –– The Glenvar Highlanders wasted no time showing Grayson County who was boss, beating the Blue Devils 27-7 on their home turf.

    Glenvar led 20-0 at halftime, thanks to a dominant defensive performance. The Blue Devils were held to 35 yards of total offense and negative six on the ground at the half.

    “I believe in a physical style of play. I don’t know if we are more physical than anyone else, but that’s what we try to do,” Highlanders coach Kevin Clifford said.

    They succeeded mightily on Friday.

  • Cavaliers roll in Southwest opener

     Six Carroll County hitters combined for 61 kills Tuesday as the Cavaliers knocked off Richlands 25-10, 25-11, 25-27, 25-19 in a Southwest District volleyball match in Richlands.

    Maleah Neely (16 kills), Dionna Reece (13), Sarah Singleton and Lauren Roper (12 each) all had a big night for Carroll County (7-0 overall, 1-0 district).

  • UPDATE – Tide upset bid falls short; Cavs win huge

    RADFORD – A potential game-tying pass was batted down in the end zone on fourth down with 1:16 to play, thwarting an upset bid by Galax as the Maroon Tide fell to Radford 27-21 Friday.

    Radford scored 27 unanswered points to lead 27-14 before Galax cut the lead to 27-20. A defensive stop gave the Tide one last chance, and Galax drove as far as the Radford 15 before two passes to the end zone fell incomplete.

    Carroll County 50, Tazewell 13

  • Tide goes from frying pan to fire

     The Galax football team doesn’t hear a lot of talk from its coaching staff about going 10-0. The Maroon Tide does hear a lot about getting better.

    That’s where teams like Eastern Montgomery and Radford come in mighty handy.

    Though the Maroon Tide (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season Friday at EastMont, and may play a state championship-caliber team tonight in Radford, those are the games that make a better football team, not the 40-point shutout wins.

  • SWD play opens for Cavs, Dogs

     HILLSVILLE –– It's only mid-September, but the district portion of Carroll County's schedule is already upon it.

    The Cavaliers will open Southwest District play tonight when they travel down US 460 to face Tazewell at Bulldog Stadium.

    Hoping to get back on the winning track, Carroll County will face a young Tazewell squad still in search of its first win.

  • Glenvar the next big test for Grayson County

     INDEPENDENCE –– One by one, Grayson County is picking them off. Alleghany, Chilhowie and Rural Retreat were all part of the Blue Devils’ 0-7 start a year ago, and all have fallen to Grayson in 2010.

    The Devils will go after No. 4 tonight when they take on Glenvar in a nondistrict game in Salem.

    Much of the Highlander roster returns from a team that edged the Blue Devils 7-0 in a rain-soaked game at Bill Strong Field last September. And mercy, they have some size.

  • Tide regroups, tops Pioneers

     MAX MEADOWS –– This is why they play best-of-five instead of best-of-one.

    Galax could do little right in a hiccup of a second game but did very little wrong the rest of the night, taking a 25-13, 21-25, 25-8, 25-13 win over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District match Thursday.

    After breezing to a 13-point win in the opening set, Galax (4-1 overall, 1-0 district) simply had trouble putting the ball where it wanted it in the second.