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High School

  • Wrestlers place at Cressel Inv.

    BRISTOL –– Galax and Grayson County combined for four podium finishes Saturday at the 7th Annual Ed Cressel Classic at Virginia High.

    Cole Anders of Grayson County walked away with a championship in the 106-pound weight class and teammate Matthew Bourne earned a third-place finish at 285. For Galax, Joshua Spurlin took home a second-place medal at 132 pounds and the Maroon Tide’s Jared Greer placed third at 220.

  • Carroll County upset bid comes up short

    RADFORD –– Carroll County took a six-point lead into the second half against undefeated Radford, but the Bobcats dominated the third period on their way to a 72-63 River Ridge District game Monday.

    All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavaliers (2-11 overall, 1-4 district), who built a 42-36 halftime lead. The Bobcats (13-0, 5-0) owned the third period 21-7 to take the lead for good.

  • Halftime lead slips away in Tide boys’ loss

    Galax worked its way into a 21-14 halftime lead but Bland County outscored the Maroon Tide by 10 points in each the third and fourth quarters, rallying for a 47-34 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday night.

  • Grayson boys open with big win over Carroll

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Leading by 12 points after three quarters Friday, Grayson County zoomed away with a huge fourth quarter and opened its season with an 82-53 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Cavaliers 28-11 in the final eight minutes to win going away.

    Wes Ayers and Tanner McPherson combined for 54 points and 25 rebounds, with Ayers narrowly missing a triple double. The senior finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists while McPherson dropped in 23 points to go with 10 boards.

  • Galax ends drought vs. Cavs

    Galax’s girls’ basketball team may be somewhat shorthanded, but the Maroon Tide has been anything but shortchanged.

  • Galax Paving, Inc.

    When people think about Galax football, one of the first things that comes to mind is the string of tailbacks the school has fielded, especially in recent seasons.

    In the past seven years, no fewer than 11 times has a Galax ballcarrier topped 1,000 yards. In four of those seasons the Maroon Tide had two backs with more than 1,000 yards each.

  • G-Men oust Blue Devils

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– To its credit, Grayson County advanced as far as it could in the postseason. Farther than expected, probably. Graham was simply the better football team.

  • All-Twin County team announced

    The inaugural all-Twin County volleyball team was announced this week, honoring the top players from Carroll County, Galax and Grayson County, as voted on by the three schools’ coaching staffs.

  • Playoff notebook: Come one, come all

    So here we go – 187 hopefuls, six state championship trophies up for grabs.

    On second thought, perhaps 187 is a few too many to label as “hopeful.”

    Of the 307 Virginia High School League-sanctioned football teams in the state of Virginia, 187 of them, or 62 percent, are still active as the first round of the playoffs rolls around this weekend. Obviously, not all 187 can have a winning record. Not all 187 even have a win.

  • Second season begins – Galax

    Second-seeded Galax will host No. 7 Bland County tonight in the Region 1C quarterfinals, one of 13 playoff games statewide that involve teams that have faced each other within the past two weeks.

    Fourteen days probably isn’t enough time for the previous meeting to have gone down the memory hole for Bland County.