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High School

  • Grayson sweeps conference XC titles in strong area showing

    The three area cross country teams had strong showings in their respective conference meets last week with Grayson County sweeping the boys’ and girls’ Conference 39 championships, Galax taking the boys’ title and advancing the girls’ team in Conference 46 and Carroll County advancing two boys and its girls’ team out of Conference 24.

    Conference 39

  • Cox, Bourne run Grayson past Narrows

    NARROWS –– Grayson County has dominated its series with Narrows over the previous five years, winning all five by an average margin of 32 points, but times were when the two would put on a yearly battle with one another.

    For the first half Friday, the 27th meeting between the two schools was shaping up to be like the old days.

  • Dixon tops 2,000 in Tide win

    Last Friday was Halloween but Galax certainly didn’t hand out any treats to visiting Bland County.

    It was business as usual for the Maroon Tide as they rolled over the Bears 48-8 to keep their record unblemished at 4-0 in the Mountain Empire District and a solid hold on first place with one regular season game left this Friday night against Grayson County.

  • Patriots win on field position

    HILLSVILLE –– All lame references to Halloween aside, Carroll County threw a serious scare into Patrick Henry.

    Facing a team that had hung 70 points on them a year before, the Cavaliers staged an inspired defensive effort that left them trailing just 7-0 entering the fourth quarter before a pair of turnovers resulted two touchdowns’ worth of breathing room for the Patriots in what was a much closer-than-it-sounds 21-0 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Carroll aces quarterfinal test

    BASSETT –– Going merely by the seeding in the Conference 24 volleyball tournament’s first round, No. 5 Carroll County pulled off a mild upset with its win Monday at No. 4 Bassett. But judging by the Cavaliers’ performance on the court, there was nothing ‘mild’ about the rout they enjoyed.

  • Tide takes care of business

    Both Conference 46 volleyball semifinals were rematches from last year’s semis. Seeding was irrelevant, as both were replays as well.

    No. 4 Chilhowie and No. 2 Galax advanced to the Conference 46 finals for the second year in a row, the Warriors roaring back from a two-set deficit to stun top-seed Patrick Henry 3-2, and the host Maroon Tide sweeping George Wythe 3-0.

  • WEEK 11 PRIMER

    It’s still the regular season – technically, anyway – but make no mistake about it, the playoffs begin tonight for a lot of high school teams in Southwest Virginia.

    In Region 2A West, no fewer than 10 teams can either make it or miss it, including Tazewell, which can be as high as a 10 seed or be left out altogether.

  • WEEK 10 PRIMER

    So here we are. Two games to go.

    Barring any weather-related postponements, by about 10:30 p.m. seven days from today the regular season will come to a close and the bloated 192-team playoffs, divided into six classifications, will be finalized. Of the 306 football-playing high schools in the state, 21 teams still carry hopes of taking a perfect record into the postseason. As far as Twin County teams go, one’s in, one’s out and one’s still trying to decide.

     

  • Grayson survives Galax scare

    In their first meeting this year, Grayson County all but ran Galax out of the gym. In the rematch between the two Tuesday, the Maroon Tide nearly escorted the Blue Devils to the door with a stunning upset.

    Having bounced back from a two-set deficit and into a 9-3 lead in the fifth set, Galax was unable to finish Grayson County off and the Blue Devils rallied to take the decisive fifth and a 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 19-25, 15-11 win in a thrilling Mountain Empire District match.

  • Titans knock off Carroll County in busy week

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley got 20 kills from Erin Newell and improved to 17-3 with the 25-20, 25-9, 25-19 River Ridge win Thursday in Hillsville.

    Drew Freeland tallied 33 assists for Hidden Valley.

    Aubree Marshall led Carroll County hitters with 10 kills and also had 10 digs.

    Grayson County def. Narrows 3-0: The Blue Devils upped their record to 18-1 with the 25-20, 25-7, 25-20 win Wednesday in Independence.