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High School

  • Galax powers past Pioneers

    Galax remained undefeated in the Mountain Empire District and took over second place in district play with a 40-13 victory over Fort Chiswell’s high-flying offense last Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record, 4-2 overall, while Grayson County beat Auburn last Friday night to move into first place with an undefeated 3-0 district record. Fort Chiswell dropped to 3-1 in the district and 4-2 overall.

  • Hawks and Bowers punch ticket to state

    BIG STONE GAP – Trevor Hawks of Grayson County was one of five golfers to advanced to the Class 2A state golf tournament following the Region 2D golf tournament Tuesday at Lonesome Pine Country Club.

    Hawks fired a 9-over-par 80 to gain the spot.

    Other golfers who qualified as individuals were Chance Taylor of Gate City (61), Adam Hooker of Lebanon (75), Grace Gillen of John Battle (76) and Luke Wallen of Gate City (78).

  • Northside slips past Galax

    ROANOKE –– Galax gave Northside all it could handle for a half before the Vikings wore down the Maroon Tide over the final two quarters, coming from behind for a 31-13 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Galax (3-2 overall) saw its three-game winning streak snapped as the Vikings (3-3) scored 24 unanswered points after trailing 13-7 late in the second quarter.

  • Blue Devils storm past Bears

    BASTIAN – Grayson County quarterback Jake Hollingsworth rushed for 134 yards and scored four touchdowns last Friday night as the Blue Devils rolled over Bland County 49-7 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Grayson County (3-3 overall, 2-0 district) piled up 336 yards on 45 carries and Seth Phillips caught four passes, scored one touchdown and finished with 101 yards.

    The Blue Devil defense held the Bears to 161 total yards.

  • Maroon Tide Invitational pulls in 900

    HILLSVILLE –– The Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew its largest turnout ever Wednesday for what may be the final running of the event at its current home.

    The 24th renewal of the meet, hosted by Galax High School, brought in nearly 900 runners in three divisions, representing 39 high schools and middle schools from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. The meet has been held on the grounds of the Southwestern Virginia Training Center since 2000 and, including district and region events, Wednesday’s was the 45th race held at SWVTC.

  • Montgomery places fourth for Cavaliers in Three Rivers golf

    SALEM –– Carroll County’s Trey Montgomery finished in a tie for fourth place Tuesday at the Three Rivers District golf tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Club.

    Noah Clark of Giles breezed to a six-stroke win in the individual competition, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to top Radford’s B Davis. Trevor Price of Radford was third with a 79 while Montgomery, Braxton Gilmer of Giles and Mark Mason of Floyd County were all one stroke back at 80.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Bears

     

    We see you, Sophie Haga.

    Bringing awareness to cystic fibrosis and welcoming back a teammate who has been battling the condition, Galax held off a first-set challenge before cruising past Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match last Thursday.

    Haga, a sophomore, did her fair share in her first action of the season, registering a pair of kills and three aces as the Maroon Tide improved to 5-5 overall, 2-2 in district play with the 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 win.

  • Glenvar caps Twin County sweep

    SALEM – Glenvar welcomed Carroll County to the Three Rivers District last Friday night but the Cavaliers proved to be no match for the powerhouse and lost 49-14.

    The Cavaliers had been members of the River Ridge District for the past four years and moved into the Three Rivers this season.

    Glenvar (5-0) limited Carroll (1-4) to 49 yards of total offense.

    Ironically, with the defeat of the Cavaliers, the Highlanders have beaten all three area teams, including Galax and Grayson County.

  • Shock and awe

    Seven Galax players combined for eight first-half touchdowns Friday and the Maroon Tide raced past Rural Retreat 63-7 in a Mountain Empire District game at Galax High School.

    Galax, winner of three straight games, built a halftime lead of seven touchdowns or more for the second week in a row, winning for the third straight week after an opening-night loss to Glenvar.

    The Maroon Tide (3-1 overall, 1-0 MED) scored three rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and two TDs on returns, all in the first half, scoring four times in each of the first two quarters.

  • School officials address football field questions

    After a city council member raised questions about the need for a new artificial turf football field at Galax High School, given the $879,000 cost, school officials decided to address the issue directly in an interview with The Gazette.

    “I think it’s time we attempt to answer the football field [question], but in the attempt, we’re going to answer some other things,” said Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill.

    The field is already completed and was dedicated last month.