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High School

  • Galax drops twin bill to Graham

    BLUEFIELD –– Graham took advantage of a cold shooting night by Galax and knocked the Maroon Tide girls out of a three-way tie for the Mountain Empire District lead with a 42-29 win Thursday night at Graham Middle School.

    The G-Girls (9-8 overall, 3-2 district) never trailed as Galax (10-7, 4-2) hit just a quarter of their field goal attempts.

    The Maroon Tide trailed 23-14 at halftime but Sydney Lindsey scored Galax’s first 10 points of the second half to pull the Tide to within 28-24.

  • Wrestlers in the homestretch

    INDEPENDENCE –– The four Mountain Empire District wrestling teams finished up the district portion of their regular season with a quad match Thursday at Grayson County, with Graham finishing with a 3-0 mark against Galax, Grayson and Fort Chiswell.

    Galax came away with a 2-1 team mark, Grayson was victorious over Fort, which went 0-3 on the night.

  • Tide breaks through for first MED win

    Galax snapped a seven-game slide and came away with its first district win of the year, rolling past Narrows 50-32 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Wednesday.

    The Maroon Tide (2-12 overall, 1-4 district) jumped out to a 19-10 lead after the first quarter and took a 36-23 lead into the fourth quarter.

    Steven Peoples led all scorers with 12 points for Galax, which got scoring contributions from 10 players.

    Narrows (7-9, 0-5) was led by Rodney Perdue with 10 points.

     

  • VHSL shuffles state wrestling for 6A format

    With apologies -- but no regrets -- for the R.E.M. theft, it’s the end of the wrestling world as we know it (no reason not to feel fine).

    Bid farewell to the three Virginia High School League classifications and three state championship tournaments that have been the signature events of the sport in this state. This will be the last year under the current format of simultaneous Group A and AA meets Feb. 15-16 at the Salem Civic Center and AAA the same weekend at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake.

  • Grayson struggles to victory

    INDEPENDENCE –– Just how bad was Grayson County’s third quarter Friday? Despite putting up a goose egg, it was still slightly better than Galax’s first quarter.

    The Blue Devils overcame an eight-minute scoring drought to open the second half, hit just enough free throws to make the difference and handed Galax its first Mountain Empire District loss of the year, 29-26 Friday.

  • Devils battle past Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax gets an A for effort, but Grayson County still gets the W.

    Two days after a lackluster loss at Fort Chiswell, Galax played with intensity for the entire 32 minutes Friday but had no answer for Ty Cannaday, whose 27 points led the Blue Devils to a closer-than-it-sounds 70-50 Mountain Empire District win.

    Grayson County (9-4 overall, 3-0 district) kept pace with Graham atop the MED standings. Galax fell to 1-9, 0-3 with the loss, but not due to a lack of effort.

  • Grayson County topples Trojans for 10th victory

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Grayson County rallied from a five-point fourth-quarter deficit and won going away, notching a 60-46 win over Alleghany, N.C. in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday.

    The Blue Devils (10-4) trailed 40-35 after three quarters before outscoring the Trojans 25-6 down the stretch.

    Madison Shupe led three Grayson County scorers in double figures with 20 points. Meredith Frost added 16 points and Camryn McGrady chipped in 14 for the Blue Devils.

    Alleghany was led by Mica Sprinkle with 20 points.

     

  • Late 3-pointer sinks Lady Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– The 1,000th point of Britney Allen’s career came late in the second period. Her third assist of the day came when it really mattered.

    Leading a fast break with the score tied at 35, Allen kicked out to Makenley Davis and Davis swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, lifting Richlands over Carroll County 38-35 Saturday in a crucial Southwest District girls’ game.

    The game-winning shot capped a 9-1 run over the final 2:50 for Richlands (9-2 overall, 2-1 district). Allen scored the first six of those points.

  • Cavs win, Devils fall to Floyd at Harman Classic

    FLOYD –– Carroll County built a 15-point lead by halftime and went on to defeat defending Division 3 state champion Christiansburg 59-50 Saturday in the Chance Harman Classic at Floyd County High School.

    The Cavaliers (11-0) bolted to a 20-7 lead after one quarter and took a 34-19 lead into halftime.

    Ryan Gravley scored 17 points to lead Carroll County, Cody Keith had 12 points and Connor Lundy added 10 points. Christiansburg (2-9) was paced by 19 points from Joey Augustin.

  • Carroll cold against Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– At least Carroll County can’t chalk up Monday’s loss to  poor shot selection.

    The Cavaliers repeatedly got open looks right under the basket, but getting those chippies to fall was the problem as Bassett took advantage of an unusually cold shooting night by Carroll to get away with a 46-35 nondistrict win.

    Carroll County missed 21 times from under the bucket – more than half of those coming in the first quarter – and trailed by as many as 18 points before seeing a late charge run out of steam.