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High School

  • Maroon Tide outshoots Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– After falling behind by 15 points early on, George Wythe locked down on Galax defensively. After Wythe made a game of it, Galax locked in from the 3-point line.

    It rained destruction in the third period in the form of 20-foot jumpshots as the Maroon Tide knocked down seven 3-pointers in less than seven minutes after halftime, pulling away to an easy 68-54 win over the previously once-beaten Maroons.

  • Tide swimmers showing improvement

    Galax’s swim meet Friday at George Wythe was knocked out by the threat of inclement weather, but the week was still a busy one for the Maroon Tide, which swam in meets at Marion on Tuesday and at Christiansburg Wednesday.

  • Carroll thumps GW, stunned by Cougars

     DUBLIN –– Four days after knocking off a contender for the top spot in Conference 24, Carroll County suffered a puzzling defeat to Pulaski County, dropping a 49-45 loss to the Cougars on Monday.

    The Cavaliers (9-4 overall) had pummelled Pulaski County by 23 points in their first meeting, Dec. 22 in Hillsville, but had no answer Monday for Chelsea Golden.

  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.

  • Cavaliers hold off Blue Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having managed fewer than 20 points in the first half Monday night, Carroll County struck upon a novel idea to start the third quarter – pointing the ball at the bucket.

    Grayson County experienced a similar epiphany after scoring 17 points by the midpoint of the third period, but the Blue Devils’ surge ran out of steam down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 52-40 nondistrict win.

  • Twin County teams come up short in district games

     DUBLIN –– Pulaski County held Carroll County to 19 points through the first three periods and coasted to a 71-34 River Ridge District boys’ win Tuesday.

    Bryant Grubb led all scorers with 18 points for Pulaski County (8-7 overall, 5-2 district), which led 57-19 entering the fourth quarter. Cam Merchant chipped in 13 points, Isaac Poe scored 12 and Marcus Burks provided 10 for the Cougars.

  • Galax holds down the Fort

    Galax got a little bit of scoring from a little portion of its roster, but the Maroon Tide made the most of what it did get Tuesday and claimed a 45-36 win from Fort Chiswell in a swiftly-completed Mountain Empire District game.

    Only five players scored for Galax, but all five contributed between eight and 10 points each as the Maroon Tide needed but an hour and 12 minutes to improve to 10-6 overall on the year stay unbeaten in district play after five games.

  • Galax comes up short against Glenvar

    Glenvar won for the eighth time in nine outings Monday night, making a slight fourth-quarter lead hold up in a 54-51 nondistrict boys’ basketball win at Galax High School.

  • Ford Duals a hit for Maroon Tide

    When talking about top-shelf wrestling programs in Southwest Virginia, the conversation normally begins and ends with Christiansburg and Grundy (sometimes Grundy and Christiansburg), with Rural Retreat sticking its foot in the door recently with some solid showings at the state level.

  • Maroon Tide players earn first-team all-state recognition

    An outstanding season by the Galax High School football team has brought statewide awards to a pair of Maroon Tide players as Joseph Dixon and Caleb Spurlin have been named to the Virginia High School League first-team all-Group 1A offense.