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High School

  • Carroll County runs over Richlands for SWD championship

     HILLSVILLE –– Megan Alderman and Lindsay Martin lit it up from the outside, combining for six 3-pointers and leading Carroll County past Richlands 71-47 in the Southwest District girls’ tournament championship game Thursday.

    Martin led all scorers with 18 points for season champion Carroll County (19-4) and Alderman added 11. Taylor Martin scored 10 points for the Cavaliers.

    Carroll County led 32-20 at halftime before putting the game away by outscoring the Blue Tornado 21-6 in the third period.

  • Galax girls stonewall Graham

    BLUEFIELD –– Galax held Graham under double figures well into the second half and won the Mountain Empire District girls’ tournament championship with  40-27 win over the G-Girls Friday at Graham Middle School.

    Making just 8-of-50 shots from the field wasn’t the only factor that cost the G-Girls, said Graham coach Tracy Raban.

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  • Grayson County boys pull upset on No. 2 Fort Chiswell

     BLUEFIELD –– Grayson County survived a last-second shot by  Fort Chiswell and upset the Pioneers 72-70 in the Mountain Empire District semifinals Wednesday at Graham Middle School. 

    The third-seeded Blue Devils (15-9) advance to the championship game tonight (Friday) in Bluefield against Galax.

    Fort Chiswell center Coleman Thomas scored 22 points against the Blue Devils but his shot at the horn to force overtime rimmed out. Corey Gravley scored a game-high 22 points for the Pioneers (17-6).

  • Carroll boys survive Tazewell

    HILLSVILLE –– One of the great things about postseason basketball is when a team that, for whatever reason, isn’t able to put it together on a consistent basis in the regular season has enough to throw a serious scare into a heavy favorite come tournament time.

    Undermanned but talented nonetheless, fourth-seeded Tazewell took Carroll County down to the wire Wednesday before the Cavaliers showed what made them the No. 1 seed, hanging on for a closer-than-the score 72-66 win in the Southwest District boys’ semifinals.

  • Graham unseats Tide wrestlers in Mtn. Empire

     BLUEFIELD –– Graham ended Galax’s run atop the Mountain Empire District wrestling scene last week, winning the district tournament in its first year after dropping down from the Group AA Southwest District.

    Graham picked up seven individual championships and accumulated 197 team points to earn the team title. Galax claimed six weight classes and earned 165 points to finish in the runner-up position. Grayson County was third with one champion and 100 points and Fort Chiswell placed fourth with 28 points.

  • Maroon Tide ends drought

    The last time Galax won the Mountain Empire District girls’ basketball championship, the ladies played hoops in the fall, the MED schedule included games against Pocahontas, Mount Rogers and Rocky Gap, and the senior players on this year’s team took naps during the school day.

    This year’s title team has had the district in a sleeper hold all season.

  • George reaches 1,000 in Galax win

    Deion George scored 10 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Galax rolled over Bland County 59-28 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Galax.

  • Cavaliers knock off Floyd

    HILLSVILLE –– Wrapping up a 17-win season is never a bad thing. It’s just a little sweeter when the list of senior night honorees is all of two names long.

    Following the abbreviated senior intro, Carroll County capped its regular season by pulling away from Floyd County 65-50 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

  • Loss to Oak Hill is one Tide players won’t soon forget

    They lost big. We should probably get that out of the way first. Any hopes of some sort of miracle upset disappeared sometime in the second quarter amid a flurry of dunks and fast breaks.

    Still, the Galax players were unanimous: This was a night they’ll never forget - for all the right reasons.