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High School

  • THE FRIDAY PRIMER – WEEK 5

    It’s coming home time in Hillsville and Independence and staying home time in Galax as the high school football season reaches Week 5.

    Galax will have a free Friday and an extra few days both prepare for Giles and to digest last week’s 28-27 loss to George Wythe.

    Both Carroll County and Grayson County celebrate their homecoming tonight but neither has exactly scheduled a patsy for its big night.

     

    Blacksburg (1-2)

    at Carroll County (1-2)

  • Tide wins at Olde Mill, Devils take pair of seconds

    The Grayson County Blue Devil golf team finished second in a pair of matches last week and Galax picked up the win in a three-team match.

    In a regional match played at Holston Hills Community Golf Course in Marion last Thursday, George Wythe won first place with a team score of 164, edging Grayson County’s 171.

    Other teams included Patrick Henry (177), Northwood (190), Rural Retreat (191) and Marion (194).

  • Galax rallies for first win

    Charles Harris topped 200 rushing yards for the third straight game and scored five touchdowns Friday to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to a 45-27 victory over Rural Retreat for its first win of the season after two heartbreaking losses.

    Rural Retreat (1-2), a member of the Hogoheegee District, played a strong first half and actually led at halftime 20-19 before Harris took control of the game.

    The Maroon Tide (1-2) failed to move the ball on its first series and was forced to punt.

  • Cougars dump Cavaliers

    STUART –– Making the eastward trip to Stuart on Friday, Carroll County fans traversed a portion of U.S. 58 being expanded to four lanes and saw an array of bulldozers, dump trucks and backhoes. Patrick County’s earthmoving equipment roared to life in the second half.

  • Carroll County goes 1-1 at E.C. Glass tournament

    LYNCHBURG –– Carroll County got an early glimpse at what it may expect to see come tournament time, splitting a pair of nondistrict Conference 24 matches Saturday at the E.C. Glass Volleyball Classic.

    The Cavaliers played a pair of four-set contests, seeing their 4-0 start to the season spoiled by Jefferson Forest before rebounding with a win over the host Hilltoppers later in the afternoon.

  • Carroll County continues hot start, tops Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County continues to show improvement. More importantly, the Cavaliers are continuing to win.

    Still fitting the pieces together after the program took a big hit from graduation this past spring, Carroll County won its fourth straight match to open the season, shutting down Bassett in three sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 in a nondistrict region 4A North match Thursday.

  • Grayson rolls over Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – Grayson County scored 34 unanswered points Friday night to beat the Carroll County Cavaliers 34-7 in a nondistrict game played at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Blue Devils (2-0)actually trailed in the game after Carroll (1-1) scored on its opening drive.

    James Dalton fielded the Grayson opening kickoff and returned it to the Blue Devil 43.

  • Carroll opens with 3-0 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Floyd County battled back from big deficits in each of the first two sets Tuesday night but Carroll County was able to regroup each time and kick off its volleyball season with a three-game sweep of the Buffaloes, winning the nondistrict match 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.

    The Cavaliers wasted a five-point lead midway through the second set after coughing up a 12-2 lead in the first.

  • Glenvar squeaks past Tide

    SALEM –– The championship season is over, but Glenvar still has some magic left. 

    Unfazed when they were suddenly down a point with less than a minute to go, the Highlanders stormed down the field to rally for a 20-15 victory over Galax Friday at Highlander Stadium. Elliot Stigall hauled in a 32-yard touchdown pass from Zack Clifford with 13.8 seconds remaining, capping a wild finish. 

  • Blue Devils roll over Trojans

    SPARTA, N.C. – It took Grayson County and Alleghany a while to find the end zone last Friday night but once they found it they crossed the goal line several times as the Blue Devils beat the Trojans 41-28 in a nondistrict game played at Woodruff Field in Sparta.

    It was opening night for the Blue Devils while Alleghany (0-2) played its second game of the season.