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High School

  • STATE PREVIEW – Carroll looks to take next step

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County doesn’t know a great deal about Staunton River, which is a normal circumstance for this time of year. The Cavaliers know Salem well enough, though, having topped the Spartans for the Region IV girls’ championship, and the Eagles can draw several comparisons to Salem.

    Carroll County (22-4) faces Staunton River (16-9) bright and early Saturday morning at the Salem Civic Center, tipping off at 11 a.m. in the Group AA Division 4 girls’ quarterfinals.

  • Harmon tabbed new Maroon Tide volleyball coach

     Longtime assistant and junior varsity coach Onnie Harmon has been announced as the new varsity volleyball coach at Galax, replacing Rose Houk, who retired this fall after 31 seasons.

    Harmon, 57, has been with the Maroon Tide program since 1988, serving as a varsity assistant until after the 2002 season. Taking a one-year respite in 2003, Harmon said he missed coaching too much and returned to the Galax program in 2004 as the head JV coach, where he has remained until his elevation last week to the varsity post.

  • Tide ‘O’ goes silent in finals

    ELLISTON –– During their careers, the seniors on the Galax girls’ basketball team have played around 100 varsity games. Saturday’s region championship was a one-in-a-hundred kind of day.

    Beset by the mother of all cold spells, Galax hit just two field goals after the midpoint of the second quarter and fell to Covington 39-23 in the Region C Division 1 title game at Eastern Montgomery High School.

  • Maroon Tide girls withstand Bath County rally

    ELLISTON –– Galax staved off an inspired fourth-quarter rally Friday to take down Bath County 37-34 Friday in the Region C Division 1 semifinals. 

    The Maroon Tide advanced to Saturday’s championship game against Covington, which dispensed of Bland County 51-37 in the nightcap. Both teams will move on to this weekend’s state quarterfinals.

    Allison White sank four high-pressure free throws in the final moments to key the Tide’s 37-34 win. 

  • Tide sets pace, races into state

    ELLISTON –– Having given up 112 points two weeks ago to No. 1-ranked Oak Hill Academy, Galax knows that there’s not a lot of joy in watching an opponent go to triple digits. After Thursday, the Maroon Tide knows that sometimes it’s just going to happen.

    On a night when everything seemed to fall, Galax put up its highest scoring total in four years, zipping past Bland County 102-56 in the Region C Division 1 boys’ semifinals at Eastern Montgomery High School.

  • Cavs capture SWD; Grayson ousted in Region C quarters

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County used a 16-5 run in the second quarter to turn around a slow start, then held off an Abingdon charge in the second half to win the Southwest District boys’ tournament championship over the Falcons, 65-57 Friday at CCHS.

    Wes Smoot had two dunks in the run and finished with 15 points, sharing team honors with Connor Lundy. Ryan Gravley and Gunner Beamer added 12 points each for the Cavaliers (19-4).

  • Cavs season grinds to halt

    ROANOKE –– With Christiansburg (23-2) and Magna Vista (17-4) squaring off in the opposite bracket, No. 1 seed Carroll County appeared to have the easiest draw in the Region IV Division 4 boys’ basketball semifinals with Hidden Valley.

    The only problem was that there was nothing easy about the Titans.

    Defending its home hardwood, fourth-seeded Hidden Valley held the Cavaliers to their lowest point total of the year, owned the backboards and ended Carroll’s season with a 57-41 win Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • REGION TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS/RESULTS

    REGION TOURNAMENTS