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High School

  • 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.

  • Galax holds off Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax turned a three-point deficit into a three-point lead over Fort Chiswell early in the fourth quarter and came out on top 53-48 in a back-and-forth Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday.

    Fort Chiswell led 46-45 just inside of six minutes to play and neither team scored for two minutes, until William Brown’s short jumper put Galax in front to stay.

  • Carroll County goes cold, suffers first River Ridge loss

     SALEM –– Carroll County never found the touch from the outside against Salem’s 2-3 zone and saw its six-game winning streak come to an end with a 33-25 loss to the Spartans in a River Ridge District game Friday.

    The Cavaliers (6-3 overall, 2-1 district) were just 2-of-19 from behind the 3-point line.

  • Salem surges past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE – Salem fought off a fourth quarter rally last Friday night to claim a 54-45 River Ridge victory over Carroll County in a game played in Hillsville.

    Salem (3-8, 2-2 district) led 36-30 after the third period and extended it to 38-30 early in the fourth.

  • Grayson County girls win 10th

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax coach Yerrick Stoneman surmised that had his club hit a few more shots, he might have gotten Grayson County coach Tiny Funk a little worried.

    Funk didn’t need any help.

    “You know how rivalry games are,” Funk said after his Blue Devils pulled away from the Maroon Tide for a 47-30 Mountain Empire District win Friday. “Yerrick had his kids prepared and they did a good job defensively.”