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High School

  • Galax opposes homeschool athletes proposal

    School system is against bill allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school activities

  • Carroll girls overpower Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax put up a fight for the better part of the first half before Carroll County turned up the defensive heat and pulled away for a 43-28 nondistrict win Thursday.

    The win was the Cavaliers’ third straight after opening the season with back-to-back defeats. Galax fell to 1-2 with the loss.

    Carroll County held the Maroon Tide to a single point over the final five minutes of the first half, and though the Cavaliers were only able to pull out to a six-point lead, the mini-run set the tone for the second half.

  • Devil hitter leads MED voting

    Grayson County picked up its first Mountain Empire District volleyball championship in five years this season. Galax made it all the way back to the Division 1 final four in a year few expected the Tide to do so.

    The two teams’ strong efforts this fall were reflected in the all-MED voting, as the Blue Devils and the Maroon Tide combined to fill six of the district’s top eight spots in all-district balloting.

  • Peoples named top defender

    There is never a bad year in which to earn all-district recognition. In some years though, the honor carries a little more weight.

    For the Mountain Empire District, 2012 was one of those years.

  • Cavs battle, come up short

    HILLSVILLE –– Starting a new season with two losses in two nights isn’t the best thing that ever happened to a basketball team. Starting a season with close setbacks to a pair of teams that will contend for region championships, a thing like that can bring optimism to a club that’s fielding four new starters.

    Carroll County held a five-point lead early in the fourth quarter before a flurry of outside jumpers fueled a 10-0 Floyd County run, and the Buffaloes held on for a 62-57 win in a nondistrict game Tuesday night.

  • 2012-2013 Twin County GIRLS’ BASKETBALL preview

    The 2011-12 basketball season was a pretty solid one for the three Twin County girls’ teams. Carroll County had its most successful years ever by winning the program’s first region championship and reaching the Division 4 state semifinals. Galax ended a two-decade absence by reaching the final four in Division 1. Grayson County improved by leaps and bounds over the 0-20 campaign from the year before, winning nine games and coming probably one win short of a region tournament appearance.

  • Grayson, Carroll boys open with easy wins

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County used a 10-point edge in the third period to break out to a 19-point lead and the Blue Devils opened their 2012-13 season with a 67-45 nondistrict win Friday over Alleghany, N.C.

    Leading 31-22 at the half, Grayson County opened the second half on a tear and pulled out to a 54-35 lead by the start of the fourth quarter.

    Mikey Rodgers scored 20 points to lead all scorers while Adam Wyatt and Ty Cannaday each chipped in 11 points for the Blue Devils. Fabian Santos led Alleghany (0-2) with 15 points.

     

  • UPDATE: Honaker 42, Galax 14

    Honaker scored two quick touchdowns to start the game and two more at the end of the first half and pulled away from Galax for a 42-14 win in the Western Section Division 1 playoffs Saturday in Honaker.

    See Wednesday's print edition for full coverage.

  • Late score sinks Blue Devils

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell drove 79 yards in less than two minutes, converting a third-and-26 along the way, and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 27 seconds left to squeak past Grayson County 32-28 Friday in a Western Section Division 2 second round game at C.F. McKinney Field.

    Grayson County, the No. 8 seed, sees its season end at 9-3, while top-seeded Fort Chiswell (11-1) advances to next week’s state quarterfinals against John Battle (11-1).

  • Wyatt, Jordan post all-state finishes

    GREAT MEADOW –– Two Twin County runners earned all-state recognition by placing among the top 10 individuals and Grayson County managed a fifth-place showing in the girls’ team standings at the Group A cross country championships Saturday.

    Grayson County’s Emma Wyatt and Galax’s Ashley Jordan finished within three seconds of one another in eighth and 10th places, respectively, to garner all-Group state status, which goes to the top 15 runners.