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High School

  • Galax enters tournament play on a roll

    RINER –– To put the finishing touches on a strong finish to the regular season, Galax needed a strong finish in its season finale.

    The Maroon Tide steamed into Thursday’s Mountain Empire District first round on the swell of a five-game winning streak after concluding its regular schedule by pulling away from Auburn, 53-44, on Tuesday night.

    Galax reached the .500 mark for the season with the win, evening its mark to 10-10 overall. Seeded fifth with a 5-7 district record, the Maroon Tide opened MED tournament play Thursday at No. 4 Bland County.

  • Carroll completes perfect run

    By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Staff

    HILLSVILLE – It’s not often that a team can go through a basketball season undefeated in the district but the Carroll County girls’ completed the feat to finish 12-0 in their first season in the Three Rivers District Wednesday night with a 77-24 victory over James River.

  • Horton hits milestone for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County’s Adam Horton surpassed 1,000 career points Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to a victory as the Cavaliers fell to James River 63-46 in a Three Rivers District game.

    Horton was impressive as he took game scoring honors with 28 but the feat wasn’t easy. He was double-and triple-teamed by the Knights throughout the game.

  • Third time no charm for Grayson girls

    MAX MEADOWS –– Having posted two wins this season over Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had no answer for the Pioneers the third time around as Fort roared to a 73-29 win Tuesday in the Mountain Empire District finale for both teams.

  • Third time no charm for Grayson girls

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    MAX MEADOWS –– Having posted two wins this season over Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had no answer for the Pioneers the third time around as Fort roared to a 73-29 win Tuesday in the Mountain Empire District finale for both teams.

    The Pioneers’ 73 points Tuesday were the exact total of their combined offensive output in the two previous losses to the Blue Devils, a 47-35 Grayson win four games into the season and a 43-38 holiday tournament triumph by the Devils in late December.

  • Carroll boys get district road win in OT

    LOW MOOR –– Alleghany forced overtime with no time left in regulation, but Carroll County controlled the extra session and claimed a 51-45 win over the Mountaineers in a Three Rivers District game Wednesday.

  • Tide shuts down another

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    Galax possesses offensive weapons a-plenty with which to hurt an opponent. But even when the rim gets a little tight on its offensive end of the floor, the Maroon Tide has the healthy habit of making sure the opponent’s rim gets even tighter.

    Though it ended up with a good-enough shooting percentage of 41 Wednesday night, Galax limited an opponent to six or fewer field goals and 20 or fewer points for a second night in a row, shutting down Holston 53-17 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Fleming snaps Carroll girls’ 11-game streak

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County saw its 11-game winning streak snapped by the No. 1-ranked team in Timesland, dropping a 79-73 decision Friday at William Fleming.

  • Grayson survives Bland scare

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County held off a barrage of desperation late shots by Bland County to win a nail biting 59-54 Mountain Empire District victory last Friday night.

  • Devil girls knock off Bears

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County girls put together one of their best efforts of the season and picked up a low-scoring 38-35 Mountain Empire District win Friday over Bland County.

    Led by top scorers Breanna Brewer and Jacie Bennett, each with 11 points, the Blue Devils (6-14, 3-7) scratched and clawed their way to earn the win while getting scoring support from seven players.

    The game was close throughout with the Bears leading after every quarter.