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High School

  • Lundy kids light it up in Carroll sweep of Bruins

     HILLSVILLE –– Connor Lundy dropped in 30 points, including five 3-pointers, and Carroll County raced past Blacksburg 81-42 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Thursday in Hillsville.

    Cody Keith handled the first half scoring for the Cavaliers, tallying 17 of his 19 points before intermission.

    Lundy got hot in the third period with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

    Carroll County built a 72-28 lead through three quarters.

     

  • Carroll girls battle past Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– With five easy wins and a lopsided loss, Carroll County hadn’t been in a close game through the first three weeks of the season, and Cavalier coach Marc Motley wasn’t sure what to expect once that nailbiter finally came.

    He must feel some measure of reassurance after Friday.

  • Cavs capitalize on chilly Tide

    Brick happens.

    Some nights it matters not a whit how close, how far, how open or how well-guarded one is. Putting the ball in the basket will be like pushing a frayed rope through a keyhole. Galax managed to make just one of its first 34 shots from the floor while Carroll County overcame its own cold start with a torrid third quarter and raced away with a 54-28 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • Devils downed by Warriors’ hot start

    INDEPENDENCE –– Chilhowie dominated the opening minutes of each half and never let Grayson County within striking distance the rest of the night, taking a 77-62 nondistrict girls’ win Friday night.

    The Warriors (2-0) took a 13-5 lead in the first six minutes and 37 seconds and opened the second half on a 9-3 run. The closest the Blue Devils (1-2) would get in the first half was 24-19, and Grayson would only creep to within nine points twice in the second half.

  • FRIDAY PRIMER–Galax at Haysi

    #9 Galax (7-4) at #1 Haysi (11-0)

    Saturday, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County coach: I just felt like it was time

    HILLSVILLE –– Tom Hale set a pretty high standard for himself when he took over the Carroll County High School football program 15 years ago.

    “I always told myself that when I had two losing seasons in a row I would resign,” he said.

    Considering Carroll County had put together back-to-back winning seasons just four times in the previous 30 years, Hale’s 15-year tenure is pretty remarkable.

  • Grayson County girls fourth in Group 2A

    THE PLAINS –– Led by an all-state effort from Mary Beth Cunningham, Grayson County took fourth place in the team competition at the Group 2A state cross country championships, held Saturday at the Great Meadows course.

    Cunningham, a sophomore, placed ninth in the field to pace the Blue Devils, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 55 seconds.

    Grayson County finished with 119 points, holding off Strasburg for the No. 4 spot. George Mason was second overall with 90 points and Floyd County finished third with 99.

  • Eagles down Tide for region

    BRISTOL –– The first two sets of Thursday’s Region 1A West volleyball finals should give Galax a boost of confidence as the Tide pursues its first state title in the sport. The final two sets should do the same for Auburn as it defends the crown it won a year ago.

    Galax jumped on Auburn for a one-set lead and flirted with putting the Eagles in a 2-0 hole before the reigning champs finished in dominant fashion, taking a 20-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-10 win at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

  • Giles ends Blue Devils’ season

    PEARISBURG –– Few things are more difficult to absorb than the final football game of a high school kid’s career, even when it happens on a perfect night.

    ‘Perfect’ was a long way off Friday night for Grayson County.

    On a rainy, cold evening that was just a good stiff breeze away from being miserable, top-seeded and undefeated Giles won its 11th straight game and ended the year of No. 16 Grayson County with a 42-12 decision a Spartans Stadium.

  • Tide comes alive, edges Radford

    Having seen enough midway through a lackluster first set in the Region 1A West volleyball quarterfinals Monday, the normally mild-mannered and gentlemanly Yerrick Stoneman slammed his Coke bottle to the hardwood and, while its contents were still airborne, sharply recommended that his players wake up.

    Sadly, the Galax coach’s pop bottle did not bounce back. But his team did.