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High School

  • Grayson Co. run ended

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.

    The Blue Devils’ season ended with one of those lows Monday night as the most successful group of seniors in school history saw their careers come to an end with a 55-46 loss to Gate City in the first round of the Region 2A West girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Eagles upend Cavaliers in Conf. 24 semis

    DANVILLE –– George Washington made amends for two blowout losses in the regular season to Carroll County and ended the Cavaliers’ season with a 59-43 win in the Conference 24 girls’ semifinals Wednesday.

    Carroll County (16-7) had defeated the Eagles by 18 and 12 points in their two regular season meetings, but the Cavaliers went the entire first quarter Wednesday without a field goal and never recovered.

  • Blue Devils rough up Grundy

    RICHLANDS –– One of the biggest advantages of being a top seed in a postseason tournament is getting an extra day’s rest while the lower seeds battle it out in the first round. With what seemed like an eternity between the tournament’s scheduled starting date and the time No. 1 Grayson County finally got on the floor for its Conference 39 girls’ semifinal, being fresh was the least of anyone’s concern. Thus it all came down to who’s the better basketball team.

  • Maroon Tide’s win streak, season come to end

    HILLSVILLE –– After being able to squeeze in a conference quarterfinal game Monday between salvos from Mother Nature, the hopes in Galax were that the Maroon Tide girls would have a little more polish to their game than Fort Chiswell, which hadn’t played a game in nearly two weeks.

    The Pioneers may wish to consider scheduling a 13-day break in the regular season now and then if Wednesday was of any indication.

  • Hilltoppers roll over Cavaliers 89-39 in Conference 24

    LYNCHBURG –– E.C. Glass took a 15-point lead into the half and zoomed away after intermission, rolling past Carroll County 89-39 in the Conference 24 boys’ quarterfinals Friday night.

    The top-seeded Hilltoppers more than doubled their first-half scoring output with a 31-point third quarter and never let up, scoring 58 second-half points to end the Cavaliers’ season at 6-16.

    Tai-he Jeter led E.C. Glass (21-2) with 25 points, Tjuan Jones scored 17 and Malik Knox added 16 points.

  • Cavs hammer Salem by 32

    HILLSVILLE – It might have been frigid on the outside but the action on the inside of the Carroll County gym last Friday night was red hot as the Cavaliers overwhelmed Salem, 57-25, in the opening game of the Conference 24 girls’ basketball tournament.

    Keely Lundy set the stage early for the #3 seeded Cavaliers as she drilled a 3-pointer to open the game. Rylee Haynes followed Lundy with a pair of 3’s and the Cavaliers led 9-0 before Salem could score a point.

  • Galax powers past Bland County behind Conley’s 31

     BLAND –– Galax overcame an early four-point deficit with an overpowering second quarter and rolled over Bland County 72-51 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

    Trailing 16-12 after eight minutes, the Maroon Tide opened the second period with a 21-1 run and scored 31 points in the quarter to take a 43-25 lead into halftime.

  • Grayson denied first MED win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County erased nine points from a 10-point second-half deficit but couldn’t get completely over the hump Tuesday, dropping a 57-55 decision to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

  • Hidden Valley takes round 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County had to wait three weeks for a chance to avenge its first River Ridge District loss. The turnaround will be considerably shorter after its most recent league setback.

  • Carroll boys break through; Tide, Devil girls take MED wins

     ROANOKE –– Carroll County stormed out of a seven-point hole with a dominating third quarter and earned its first River Ridge District win of the season, knocking off Hidden Valley 59-53 Wednesday.