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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

  • 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.