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High School

  • 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.

  • Blue Devils sweep Richlands

    INDEPENDENCE –– After holding off Richlands for a tight win in the first set, Grayson County gathered momentum the rest of the way and swept a Conference 39 match from the Blue Tornado, 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 Monday night.

    The Blue Devils improved to 12-2 on the year with the nondistrict win while Richlands saw its record drop to 12-8.

  • Maroon Tide boys place fifth in division at Richmond event

    RICHMOND –– Galax’s cross country team doesn’t mind covering a lot of ground by bus in order to cover a little ground by foot.

    In the middle of a stretch of events that sees the Maroon Tide run in Cary, N.C., Richmond and Charlotte, Galax’s boys placed fifth in their division at the Maymont Cross Country Festival at Maymont Park.

    The Maroon Tide’s Cliff Conley and Dustin Matthews both hustled their way to top-10 places and four runners posted finishes among the first 36 in the field of 138 runners.

  • Cavs make quick work of Cougars

    HILLSVILLE –– On a night when everybody was thinking pink, Carroll County was also thinking ‘win.’

    The Cavaliers and Pulaski County promoted breast cancer awareness with their Dig Pink Night, and Carroll came away with the River Ridge District win, pulling away from a tight battle in the first set and taking a 25-18, 25-19, 25-14 win over the Cougars.

    The Cavaliers improved to 9-6 overall, 2-3 in the River Ridge, while Pulaski County dropped to 1-10, 0-5.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide take easy district wins

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County upped its season record to 11-2 and remained perfect in Mountain Empire District play after taking a 25-12, 25-5, 25-13 win over Graham on Thursday.

    The Blue Devils, now 5-0 in the MED, got 23 assists and seven kills from Taylor Cannaday and 13 kills from Camryn McGrady in the easy win. Emily Lindsey fired eight aces for the Blue Devils.