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High School

  • Cavs, twilight topple Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– There has been talk for years of installing lights at Bill Worrell Field. Should a fundraising drive ever get underway for the project, the Galax baseball program may be one of its first contributors.

  • Hot when it matters

    HILLSVILLE –– There are more ways than one to skin a cat. Fortunately for Carroll County, there were more ways than one to slay a Wolverine.

    Having outshot opponent after opponent this year, the Cavaliers fell uncharacteristically cold from the floor but overcame it by sinking 32 free throws and using a late 12-2 run to survive Woodgrove 69-61 Monday in the Region 4A West girls’ quarterfinals.

  • General Assembly to honor CCHS girls softball team

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Cavalier girls’ varsity softball team has received several honors over the last two years, and will add another one on Tuesday.

    In 2015, the girls were undefeated with a 26-1 record and won the Virginia High School League Group 4A state championship. They followed up their dream season with a 22-1 record last year.

  • Carroll County boys take down River Ridge leader Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a team in need of a tournament.

    Having played just about every team in the River Ridge District down to the wire at least once, the Cavaliers proved Thursday night that they could cause some postseason headaches when they convincingly took down district top dog Patrick Henry 60-42.

  • Maroons overpower Galax boys

    After taking an early lead, Galax fell into a scoring drought and never recovered as George Wythe beat the Maroon Tide 74-19 in a nondistrict game last Thursday night.

    The Maroons lead the Hogoheegee District with a 19-1 overall record.

    Malik Johnson gave George Wythe the early lead when he drained a 3-pointer for a 3-0 advantage.

    The Tide answered with William Patton hitting a jump shot and Cade Ashworth pulling the trigger on a 3-pointer to give the Tide its only lead of the game at 5-3.

  • Wythe pulls away from Tide

    For the first half, the Galax Maroon Tide girls’ hung close with heavily favored George Wythe last Thursday night.

    But the second half was a different story as the Maroons scored 10 unanswered points to take a 10-point lead early in the third period and cruise to a 48-39 nondistrict victory over the Tide.

    The Tide (12-8) was the underdog against the high-powered Maroons but someone forgot to tell the Galax players.

    From the opening tip, Galax showed the Maroons (19-3) that they came to play.

  • Marion rallies past Blue Devil girls

    INDEPENDENCE –– Marion’s all-time leading scorer, Margaret Wagner is a pretty decent shot from behind the 3-point line. For that matter, she’s not bad behind the 1-point line, either.

    Wagner scored 12 of her game-high 18 points from the free throw line, including going 10-of-13 in the second half, as the Scarlet Hurricane pulled away from Grayson County for a 60-53 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Grayson runs past Canes

    INDEPENDENCE –– Seth Phillips entered Grayson County’s regular-season finale averaging 8.8 points per game. For a while Thursday, he was on pace to score 128.

    Other than that tricky eight-tenths of a point, Phillips matched his scoring average in the first two minutes as the Blue Devils used a hot start to roll past Marion 74-51 in a nondistrict Conference 39 game.

    The win left Grayson County with the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, and the Blue Devils will host No. 6 Grundy tonight (Monday).

  • Up and down season ends on a downer for Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rode the momentum of an impressive win over Patrick Henry into Monday night’s Conference 24 quarterfinal match-up against Bassett. Three 3-pointers in the first quarter helped build an 11 point lead for the Cavaliers. Unfortunately, foul trouble and struggling offensive production brought a close to the 2016-2017 season for Carroll County with a 63-55 loss to the Bengals.

  • Devils advance past Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– Being the son of a basketball coach, Wes Ayers has probably long ago learned the importance of not forcing the issue on offense, but rather in taking what the defense is giving.

    Monday night, Grundy’s defense was in a giving mood.

    Ayers torched the Golden Wave for 30 points and Seth Phillips popped in another 18 as Grayson County pummeled Grundy 73-53 in the opening round of the Conference 39 boys’ basketball tournament.