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High School

  • 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.

  • Spartans escape Maroon Tide

    PEARISBURG –– Galax nearly pulled off a season changing upset Friday night in middle of their toughest stretch of games this year.

    The Maroon Tide (2-3) led the No. 1-ranked 2A team in the state late in the fourth quarter and had a chance to seal the win before a costly interception on the 5-yard line put the game away for good as Giles survived for a 25-20 win.

    The Spartans’ powerful single-wing offense came into the game averaging 42 points through the first four games, but managed just 25 against Galax’s stingy defense.

  • Quick-strike Titans swamp Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley did a lot of things very well Friday night. What the Titans did not do was mess around.

    Of Hidden Valley’s eight scoring possessions, six took but a single play and a seventh was a two-play drive as the Titans hammered Carroll County 56-14 on the Cavaliers’ homecoming night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • VHSL Football ratings

    Group 1A West Region

    Team  W-L  Rtg.

    1. Honaker  4-0  20.50

    2. Fort Chiswell  4-0  20.00

    3. Haysi  4-0  20.00

    4. Auburn  3-0  19.33

    5. Chilhowie  4-1  19.00

    6. Covington  3-1  18.50

    7. Clintwood  3-1  17.00

    8. Patrick Henry  3-1  15.75

    9. George Wythe  3-2  15.40

    10. Eastside  3-2  15.00

  • New format, familiar result for Tide

    DRAPER –– The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Whether it was an old-fashioned district or now a newfangled conference, playing against familiar teams or not, the Galax golf team, as has been the case so many times over the years, came out on top in the first stage of postseason play. Thursday, the Maroon Tide held off George Wythe by three strokes to win the inaugural Conference 46 tournament championship at familiar Draper Valley Golf Club.

  • Grayson comeback stuns Tide

    Coming back from five-point deficits in volleyball isn’t a particularly easy thing to do. Coming from five down in the fifth set when an opponent has all the momentum and just three points to go is almost unheard-of.

    Almost.

    Grayson County stormed back from a 12-7 hole in the fifth set by scoring the match’s final eight points, swiping what had seemed like a certain win from Galax in a 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 20-25, 15-12 battle Thursday at Galax High School.

  • Maroon Tide fifth in N.C., Blue Devils win in Marion

    Just how well the Galax cross country team does at state is yet to be seen. But the Maroon Tide has already done pretty well at State.

    All three Twin County high school programs had strong showings in separate meets over the weekend, picking up individual and team honors in meets at N.C. State University and Hungry Mother State Park.

    Galax participated in the prestigious Adidas Cross Country Challenge on the Wolfpack’s home course in Cary, N.C. on Saturday, earning a seventh-place finish by the Tide boys in the Invitational Division.

  • Auburn holds off Galax challenge

    Galax volleyball coach Yerrick Stoneman was looking for a schedule upgrade when he added Auburn to the slate for this season. Mission accomplished in that regard.

    And with six seniors returning from last year’s Division 1 state championship club, the Eagles still have plenty enough talent in the program to field a formidable team and to make for a good measuring stick for Stoneman’s club.