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High School

  • GHS@GCHS – Just how big is this game, anyway?

    Somebody is going home with the Mountain Empire District football champion’s trophy tonight. It has a nice, solid foundation and it’s real shiny and it will look good on a shelf. It’s also hollow.

    The game could match that description as well.

    As huge as the meeting between 9-0 Galax and 9-0 Grayson County really is, and this is no attempt to downplay it – because it is huge – not a great deal rides on the outcome.

  • GHS@GCHS – Players pumped for once-in-a-lifetime experience

    As much as this game means to the two communities involved, as big as it has become these past few weeks – even far beyond the Twin Counties – and considering that both teams find themselves at the same time where neither has been before, it’s still just a game played by kids.

    Twenty-two at a time, kids will play a game in front of what is likely to be the biggest crowd they’ll ever play before.

  • White hits magic number as Tide takes tourney

     Galax will enter the regionals as the MED tournament champion. Allison White will enter the record books.

    The Maroon Tide held off a valiant effort by Grayson County and won the Mountain Empire District tournament Saturday with a 25-13, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-6 win over the Blue Devils at Galax High School.

    Galax will host the Region C Division 1 tournament next week, drawing a first round bye and taking the floor in the semifinals with a 23-1 record.

  • White named district’s best

     Allison White has put up player of the year-type numbers her whole career. She can finally put up a player of the year-type plaque.

    White was named the Mountain Empire District’s top volleyball player, voted upon by the league’s coaches and announced at the conclusion of Saturday’s district tournament.

    A senior middle hitter, White headlined first team heavy with Maroon Tide players, joining teammates Harley Brewer, Bailey Shumate and Grace Wilson on the seven-person squad, along with coach of the year Rose Houk.

  • Cockerham, Jordan lead way

    HILLSVILLE –– With two new teams competing in the Mountain Empire District cross country championships this year, it would be understandable for those less familiar with it to become confused by the Southwest Virginia Training Center course.

    All they had to do was follow the Cockerham kid.

  • GHS@GCHS – And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for...

     You kind of knew it was going to happen.

    Weeks ago, especially after the night of Sept. 16, you just knew, because this season had that feel about it. You knew deep down inside that Grayson County and Galax would make it to their meeting with one another this Friday, both sporting 9-0 records, even if it took a miracle along the way.

  • Carroll County, Grayson County pick up wins

     TAZEWELL – Carroll County wrapped up its regular season with a three-set win over Tazewell on Thursday, downing the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 in a Southwest District volleyball match.

    The Cavaliers will enter the SWD tournament with a 13-7 record, 5-3 in district play.

    Lexi Hodge put away 14 kills while Ashley Willard added 11 kills and four aces. Morgan Dickens put up 23 assists for Carroll County.

  • Grayson does its part, now 9-0

    INDEPENDENCE – It was a rainy, cold night Friday night but it didn’t make any difference to the Grayson County Blue Devils.

    The Blue Devils rolled over Narrows 48-6 in a key Mountain Empire District game that kept them undefeated and tied with Galax for first place.

    Grayson started early. After Narrows kicked the opening kickoff out of bounds, the Blue Devils took over at the 35.

  • Tide reaches finale with 9-0 mark

     BASTIAN –– The Galax football team has a return policy that would make Sam Walton proud – Don’t like it? Bring it back, whatever it is. But there was little for the Maroon Tide not to like.

    Galax scored 14 points before ever taking an offensive snap, and returned three kicks for touchdowns on a soggy night alongside I-77, rolling over Bland County 49-0 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.

  • Maroon Tide clinches MED

    Galax wrapped up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship Tuesday night and teamed up with Narrows to help out a worthy cause, bouncing the Green Wave in three sets in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Monday night.

    In what is becoming an annual event at both schools’ home match against the other, Volley for a Cure resulted in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 win for the Maroon Tide.

    Galax improved to 21-1 overall, 9-0 in MED play.