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High School

  • Maroon Tide girls open MED with 15-point win

    Galax built a nine-point lead by the end of the first quarter and gradually pulled away from Graham the rest of the evening, opening Mountain Empire District girls’ play with a 49-34 win Friday night.

    Paige Hanks hit three 3-pointers and led all scorers with 17 points for the Maroon Tide (6-5 overall, 1-0 district) while Carolyn Vaughan added 10 points.

    Emaleigh Gallinger led the G-Girls (6-5, 0-1) with 10 points.

     

    Graham.......5    9    8  12––34

  • Grayson fades in MED opener

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County has looked like the team to beat as the Mountain Empire District girls’ basketball teams worked their way through the nondistrict portion of their schedules. The Blue Devils still very well may be that team, but they’re starting out in a hole.

    Fort Chiswell got it done from the foul line in the final minute and surprised Grayson County 67-59 Friday, opening MED play with a huge win. 

  • Cavaliers rally past Bobcats for title

    MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County had played deliberately for long enough, and picked just the right time to floor it. By the time Radford recovered, the Bobcats had gone from being in a tie ballgame to being in a double-digit hole.

    The sudden emergence of a full-court press helped Carroll County open the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run Saturday and the Cavaliers hit their free throws down the stretch to take down Radford 68-58 in the championship game of the First Bank of Virginia Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Carroll County girls shut down Magna Vista

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County held Magna Vista to 11 points over the final three quarters and pounded the Warriors 50-24 in a nondistrict girls’ game Friday.

    The Cavaliers (6-4) led 17-13 after the first quarter and blanked Magna Vista in the second period to take a 31-13 halftime lead.

    Ten different Cavaliers found their way into the scoring column, led by Machala Hash’s 12 points.

     

    Magna Vista..........13    0    4  7––24

  • Patrick spoils Galax comeback

    SPARTA, N.C. –– It’s not exactly the halfway point of the season, but with district play looming, the Christmas break marks the point between when a team needs to get better and when it ought to be better.

    If Thursday is any indication, Galax is a lot closer to the latter than the former.

    Facing what has traditionally been one of the stronger programs in Region IV, the Maroon Tide overcame a double-digit Patrick County advantage in the fourth quarter to briefly take the lead, only to fall 54-49 at Alleghany High School.

  • Graham wins district preview

    MAX MEADOWS –– The good news for Grayson County was that the Blue Devils got an early look at a fellow contender for the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball race. The good news ended there.

    Graham held Grayson County scoreless the final 2:41 and rallied late for a 75-72 win in the second round of the First Bank of Virginia Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Galax finally gets off the schneid

    Galax jumped out to an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter and picked up its first win of the season, downing Alleghany, N.C. 57-36 in a nondistrict game Tuesday in Galax.

    The Maroon Tide (1-5) led 18-7 after eight minutes and took a 30-16 lead into the half.

    Chandler Quesenberry scored 12 points to lead the Tide while Darian Brown added 11.

    Fabian Santos paced the Trojans with 17 points.

     

    Alleghany, NC......7    9  11    8––35

  • Fast and furious, Devils 5-0

    INDEPENDENCE -- North Wilkes adjusted to the frenzied pace set by Grayson County and played evenly with the Blue Devils from that point on.

    By that time, however, it was far, far too late to make any difference in the outcome.

    Grayson played entirely too fast, too intensely and too well for the better part of the first half and used its 24-point halftime cushion to coast to the 67-52 win in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Tuesday.

  • Grayson Co. saved by the bell

    WYTHEVILLE -- Halftime can be a wonderful thing. Winded players can catch their breath and grab and a cool cup of water, and fans can snag a bag of popcorn or check out the facilities.

    For Grayson County Thursday, halftime broke the momentum in what was shaping up to be an ugly night.

    Unable to do much of anything in the first half, the Blue Devils turned things around at intermission and dominated the final 16 minutes, racing away from Radford 55-43 in the Perry Coe Shootout at George Wythe High School.

  • Road to Wythe title ran through Carroll

     Random thoughts for your perusal…

    High school football season in Virginia ended a couple of weeks ago with six state championship games at three venues across the Commonwealth. In the first two years under the new Group A playoff format, Southwest Virginia has proven itself the big dog of small school football in the state.

    SWVA teams occupied both sidelines of the Division 1 title game at Salem Stadium for the second straight year, as George Wythe knocked off Honaker for the D1 crown a year after Galax and Clintwood met for the title.