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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.

  • UPDATE: Galax holiday basketball times, opponents

     Galax’s holiday basketball schedules have been updated to include opponents, times and dates for events in West Virginia and North Carolina.

    This Friday and Saturday the Maroon Tide boys will play at the Brush Fork Armory, located at 2915 Old Bramwell Rd., Bluefield, W.Va.

    Friday, the Maroon Tide will play Bluefield, W.Va. at 7:45 p.m. Galax will return to Brush Fork Armory on Saturday for a 5:45 game with Oak Hill, W.Va.

  • Massive quarter leads Grayson over Chilhowie

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County unleashed a 30-point barrage in the second quarter and squashed Chilhowie in the middle two periods of a 90-63 nondistrict win Friday night.

    Ty Cannaday did half of the damage for the Blue Devils in the monster second period, hitting five 3-pointers as Grayson County (4-0) turned a 19-12 lead into a 49-30 advantage by halftime.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Warriors a combined 56-35 in the second and third quarters to lead 75-47 going into the fourth.

  • Big start, big finish for Lady Cavs

    It wasn’t particularly odd that Carroll County scored the game’s first 13 points and finished with a 12-point win Friday, but rather that the Cavaliers had to come from behind to do so.

    Galax fell behind 13-0, battled back to briefly lead before halftime but couldn’t stop Rachel Sellers in the paint as the Cavaliers took a 46-34 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Carroll County falls short at Bassett

     BASSETT –– Carroll County came up just short again against one of the top girls’ teams in Timesland, falling to Bassett 51-50 in a nondistrict battle Monday night.

    The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 3-3 on the season, with the three defeats coming by an average of 3.6 points to teams ranked in the Roanoke Times preseason top five.

  • Six from area named to all-region teams

    All three Twin County football teams were represented on their respective all-region teams as the Region C and Region IV lists were released recently.

    Grayson County and Galax were represented by a pair of brothers on the all-Region C first team, Mikey and Max Rodgers for the Blue Devils along with Donte and Steven Peoples of the Maroon Tide.

  • Highlanders pull away from Maroon Tide

     SALEM –– Glenvar broke open a close game by controlling the fourth quarter and knocked off Galax 61-45 in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Wednesday.

    Galax (0-4) trailed just 40-38 entering the fourth period but the Highlanders (7-1) got a combined 16 points from Tyler Crockett and Jeremy Williams in the fourth quarter to outscore the Maroon Tide 21-7 down the stretch.

    Williams led all scorers with 17 points for Glenvar and Crockett finished with 16.

    Galax was paced by Steven Peoples with 16 points.

     

  • Galax opposes homeschool athletes proposal

    School system is against bill allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school activities

  • Carroll girls overpower Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax put up a fight for the better part of the first half before Carroll County turned up the defensive heat and pulled away for a 43-28 nondistrict win Thursday.

    The win was the Cavaliers’ third straight after opening the season with back-to-back defeats. Galax fell to 1-2 with the loss.

    Carroll County held the Maroon Tide to a single point over the final five minutes of the first half, and though the Cavaliers were only able to pull out to a six-point lead, the mini-run set the tone for the second half.

  • Devil hitter leads MED voting

    Grayson County picked up its first Mountain Empire District volleyball championship in five years this season. Galax made it all the way back to the Division 1 final four in a year few expected the Tide to do so.

    The two teams’ strong efforts this fall were reflected in the all-MED voting, as the Blue Devils and the Maroon Tide combined to fill six of the district’s top eight spots in all-district balloting.