High School

  • Maroon Tide players earn first-team all-state recognition

    An outstanding season by the Galax High School football team has brought statewide awards to a pair of Maroon Tide players as Joseph Dixon and Caleb Spurlin have been named to the Virginia High School League first-team all-Group 1A offense.

  • Galax holds off Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax turned a three-point deficit into a three-point lead over Fort Chiswell early in the fourth quarter and came out on top 53-48 in a back-and-forth Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday.

    Fort Chiswell led 46-45 just inside of six minutes to play and neither team scored for two minutes, until William Brown’s short jumper put Galax in front to stay.

  • Carroll County goes cold, suffers first River Ridge loss

     SALEM –– Carroll County never found the touch from the outside against Salem’s 2-3 zone and saw its six-game winning streak come to an end with a 33-25 loss to the Spartans in a River Ridge District game Friday.

    The Cavaliers (6-3 overall, 2-1 district) were just 2-of-19 from behind the 3-point line.

  • Salem surges past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – Salem fought off a fourth quarter rally last Friday night to claim a 54-45 River Ridge victory over Carroll County in a game played in Hillsville.

    Salem (3-8, 2-2 district) led 36-30 after the third period and extended it to 38-30 early in the fourth.

  • Grayson County girls win 10th

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax coach Yerrick Stoneman surmised that had his club hit a few more shots, he might have gotten Grayson County coach Tiny Funk a little worried.

    Funk didn’t need any help.

    “You know how rivalry games are,” Funk said after his Blue Devils pulled away from the Maroon Tide for a 47-30 Mountain Empire District win Friday. “Yerrick had his kids prepared and they did a good job defensively.”

  • Devils reach GNB finals; Conley scorches Celtics

    Grayson County outscored Marion 26-16 after halftime and reached the championship game of the Grayson National Bank Classic, pulling away from the Scarlet Hurricane for a 46-37 girls’ basketball win Monday night at Galax High School.

    The Blue Devils, who reached the finals for the second year in a row, faced Mount Airy, N.C. Tuesday for the tournament title.

  • Galax girls down Alleghany, Cavs third at Fort

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Alleghany got 29 points from Austin Sprinkle and upended Galax 62-57 in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Friday night.

    Fabian Santos scored 16 and Avery Hash added 10 for the Trojans, who opened the game on a 10-0 run.

  • Maroon Tide places seventh at Skeens Invitational

    Galax sent two wrestlers to the championship finals and earned a seventh-place team finish at the Agie Skeens Memorial wrestling tournament last weekend at Grundy.

  • Slow start dooms Devils at Harmon

    FLOYD –– The good news is that Grayson County held Glenvar scoring machine Jeremy Williams to below his scoring average. The bad news is that Williams still scored in bunches.

    The Glenvar guard dropped in 25 points, two shy of his average, and had five breakaway dunks as the Highlanders ran away from the Blue Devils 57-33 Saturday at the Chance Harmon Memorial Classic at Floyd County High School.

  • Galax hosts Grayson National event as holiday tournaments commence

    The Galax High School girls’ basketball program will host its second annual Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic, a three-day varsity-JV combo event starting scheduled for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

    The tournament will be made up of both a varsity and a JV bracket consisting of Galax, Grayson County, Christiansburg, Pulaski County, Patrick Henry, Marion, Mount Airy, N.C. and Forbush, N.C.