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High School

  • Grayson County rebounds...again

    INDEPENDENCE – Back-to-back trips to the Twin Counties provided similar results for the Narrows football team after another lopsided loss Friday night – this time a 55-22 drubbing by Grayson County at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-4 overall, 2-2 MED) guaranteed themselves to finish at or above .500 for the regular season after running over traditional MED bottom-feeder Narrows (3-6, 1-3) in front of their home crowd.

  • Carroll County refuses to go down quietly

    HILLSVILLE –– Salem will overmatch most of the football teams it plays, Carroll County included. But the Cavaliers refused to roll over against one of the most storied football programs in the state.

    The Spartans jumped out to a 33-point lead but Carroll County managed to put up 21 points in the second half, eventually taking a 47-21 loss in a River Ridge District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Maroon Tide throttles Wave

    If you’ve never seen a player dribble a football down the field en route to a touchdown, you weren’t in the crowd Friday night as Galax throttled Narrows 55-7.

    The Maroon Tide’s standout senior runningback, Steven Peoples, continued to rack up the yards and touchdowns, less than a week removed from setting a new Virginia High School League single game rushing mark, and provided a play worthy of the SportsCenter Top10.

    Galax (4-4, 2-1 MED) moved the ball at will Friday night, scoring on their first two possessions.

  • How a great day just got better for Galax

     If you noticed an odd buzzing sound Saturday afternoon and evening, it was probably the hubbub generated from what may turn out to be the greatest single game a Virginia high school ballcarrier has ever enjoyed.

    That’s saying a lot, considering Virginia’s public high schools have produced the likes of Edd Clark, Thomas and Julius Jones, the Barber twins, Alan Pinkett, Terry Kirby, Ahmad Bradshaw, Vic Hall, Philip Sims, Ronald Curry, Michael Vick, etc.

  • Galax gears up for big week

    MAX MEADOWS –– After sparring with the lightweights, Galax returns to among the heavyweight division this week. Thursday, the Maroon Tide tuned up for a big two days of competition by handling Fort Chiswell 25-20, 25-17, 25-19 in a Mountain Empire District match.

     

    VOLLEYBALL

     

    Galax upped its record to 13-3 overall, 6-1 in the MED by winning its fifth straight match, dropping just one set along the way in relatively easy victories over Bland County, Rural Retreat, Narrows, Graham and the Pioneers.

  • Aerial assault doesn’t slow C’burg

    HILLSVILLE—Carroll County managed to put up the second highest point total against Christiansburg Friday night, but in the end it wasn’t enough and the Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game of the season, 64-22 in a River Ridge District game at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavaliers (1-6, 0-5) hung with the high-powered Christiansburg (6-2, 4-1) offense for most of the first half on their home turf before surrendering 35 second-half points in a blowout loss.

  • Carroll sweeps pair of RRD volleyball matches

    CHRISTIANSBURG – Carroll County won a close second set and swept a River Ridge District opponent for the second time in three days, knocking off Christiansburg 25-17, 25-22, 25-15 Thursday night.

    The Cavaliers improved to 12-7 overall and evened their district record at 4-4 with the two wins.

    Jessica Sheek put away nine kills and also had a couple of aces for Carroll County, which got 14 assists from Brianna Delby and 10 digs from Gracie Lindsey.

    Kayla McMurray came up with 23 digs for the Blue Demons, who remained winless after 15 matches.

  • Strong start goes sour in Carroll loss to Knights

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter but Cave Spring rallied with four straight touchdowns, taking a 49-20 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavaliers (1-5) got on the board first with a 2-yard Josh Blankenship run, and though the PAT attempt failed, Carroll County took the lead into the second quarter.

  • G-men come to life, stun Devils

    BRIAN WOODSON/Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Big ‘mo’ turned on the opening kickoff of the second half.

    Charlie Benfield ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns after the break, and Hunter Cook created three turnovers, including an interception in the final seconds, as Graham celebrated homecoming with a 26-22 Mountain Empire District win over Grayson County on a wet Friday night at Mitchell Stadium. 

    It was the first win for Graham against the Blue Devils (3-3, 0-1) since joining the MED three years ago. 

  • Week 7 primer

     

     

    Fort Chiswell (5-0)

    at Galax (2-3)

    For the first time in about 10 years, Fort Chiswell is wearing gold helmets instead of black. It could have just been time for a change. Or the Pioneers may have broken out the commemorative edition a little early.