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High School

  • 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.

  • Galax girls lock up share of MED title

    INDEPENDENCE –– Allison White and Taylor Bryant poured in 28 first-half points as Galax raced out to a huge early lead and handled Grayson County 65-36 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    Galax (16-3 overall, 8-0 district) clinched at least a tie for the MED regular season championship, which it can lock up this week with a win over either Bland County or Narrows.

  • Cavaliers lock up Southwest titles

     RICHLANDS –– Carroll County swept a boys’-girls’ double-header Saturday at Richlands, locking up the regular season Southwest District championship for both teams.

    The Cavalier boys faced a much-improved Blue Tornado compared to the Richlands team it whipped by 52 points in December, earning a 59-54 win. Carroll wrapped up the season title, its first since 2006, by improving to 15-2 overall, 7-0 in the district. The two teams were even for three-fourths of the game, with a big third quarter the difference for the Cavaliers.

  • Lindsey leads Tide sweep of Graham

     Sydney Lindsey picked up the slack left by the absence of Galax’s leading scored and led the Maroon Tide to a 43-38 win over Graham in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    The Maroon Tide was playing without Bailey Shumate, who was injured in practice a day after topping 1,000 points for her career. Lindsey, a freshman, responded with 17 points in her first varsity start.

    Galax trailed 22-21 at halftime but held the G-girls to 14 points in the second half.

     

  • Grayson girls hold off Fort Chiswell by 5

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County got one to grow on.

    The freshman-heavy Blue Devils overcame the combination of a hostile environment, a little adversity and an overachieving opponent Friday, holding on to a 59-54 MED triumph over Fort Chiswell for one of those wins that should pay off some day down the road.

  • Carroll sweeps SWD quad from Bulldogs

     TAZEWELL –– Carroll County jumped out to an 8-0 lead and stayed perfect in Southwest District girls’ play with a 45-33 win Tuesday over Tazewell.

    The Cavaliers (14-4 overall, 6-0 SWD) led by 15 points early in the third quarter before the Bulldogs (7-8, 1-4) closed to within seven in the fourth period.

    Crysta Guynn hit three 3-pointetrs and scored 14 points to lead Carroll County. Autumn Hash led Tazewell with 11 points.

     

    Carroll County......16  9  10  10––45

  • Devils rally past G-Men; Cavs earn sweep

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit and nipped Graham 72-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (9-7 overall, 3-2 district) were down 39-25 before dominating the second half, outscoring the G-Men 23-13 in the fourth quarter to take the win. Ty Cannaday and Max Rodgers combined for 55 points, Cannaday pouring in 28 and Rodgers adding 27 points and 11 rebounds.

    Cory Coppola lad Graham with 24 points.