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High School

  • Galax hammers Bland County

    BASTIAN –– Galax scored four touchdowns before it ran its sixth offensive play Friday night and continued its onslaught on opposing defenses with a 69-6 Mountain Empire District win over Bland County.

    The Maroon Tide climbed above the .500 mark for the first time and will enter its regular season finale at Grayson County with a 5-4 mark. After a 5-0 start to the year, Bland County dropped its third loss in the past four weeks to fall to 6-3.

  • Blue Demons roll over Cavs

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County fell behind on the first play of the game last Friday night as Christiansburg rolled over the Cavaliers 44-7 in a River Ridge game played at Tommy Thompson Field.

    C.J. Napper gave the Blue Demons the early lead when he plowed through the Cavalier defense on a 61-yard touchdown run with just 14 seconds having ticked off the clock. Neal Rahmes kicked the extra point for a 7-0 Demon lead.

  • Twin County runners bring home titles

    WOODLAWN –– Twin County cross country teams had a strong showing in Thursday’s conference championships with two team titles, three runner-up finishes and two individual championships in separate meets in Woodlawn, Martinsville and Bristol.

    Galax swept the boys’ and girls’ team championships at the Conference 46 meet at the Southwest Virginia Training Center, with Andrew Jordan claiming the boys’ individual title for the Maroon Tide.

  • Twin County runners bring home titles

    WOODLAWN –– Twin County cross country teams had a strong showing in Thursday’s conference championships with two team titles, three runner-up finishes and two individual championships in separate meets in Woodlawn, Martinsville and Bristol.

    Galax swept the boys’ and girls’ team championships at the Conference 46 meet at the Southwest Virginia Training Center, with Andrew Jordan claiming the boys’ individual title for the Maroon Tide.

  • Carroll sweeps Pulaski County in volleyball

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County got a balanced attack at the net and took down Pulaski County in three sets in a River Ridge District match.

    Bristal Upchurch led the attack for the Cavaliers with eight kills and 12 digs in Thursday’s 25-10, 25-7, 25-16 win.

    Madison Hull put down six kills and provided three blocks and Morgan Tompkins added four kills and also fired five aces. Torilyn Reavis supplied the hitters with 15 assists.

  • Grayson gets back on track

    INDEPENDENCE –– Fort Chiswell came into Independence last Friday night looking for its first win of the season. When the Pioneers left town, they were still looking for their first win as Grayson County rolled to a 42-6 Mountain Empire District victory.

    The Blue Devils, riding a two-game losing streak, both in district play, scored on their first drive of the night, charging down field behind the passing of quarterback Tyler Lundy.

  • Cougars too much for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE ––  ‘Bigger, Faster, Stronger’ is a slogan that’s been pasted on the walls of high school weight rooms all across the country for years. If it’s not in Carroll County’s workout room as a visual form of motivation, it’s certainly been preached there.

    Friday night, bigger, faster and stronger rode a bus down Route 100 from the other side of Draper Mountain.

  • Cave Spring blanks Carroll

    ROANOKE ––The middle two quarters at Dwight Bogle Stadium haven’t been kind to Carroll County.

    For the second week in a row, the opposition did all its scoring in the second and third periods, this time as Cave Spring tallied all 34 of its points in that span during a 34-0 River Ridge District win over the Cavaliers.

  • Fort Chiswell slips past Galax

    MAX MEADOWS –– Volleyball matches commonly have momentum swings, many of them in most cases, often swinging numerous times in even a single set. When momentum swung Thursday between Galax and Fort Chiswell, it tended to swing hard and it tended stick around for a while.

  • Bears surprise Blue Devils

    BASTIAN ––  The Grayson County Blue Devils mounted a gallant comeback effort in the second half last Friday night but fell short in a 26-18 Mountain Empire District loss to Bland County.