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High School

  • Chilhowie takes a pair from Galax

    CHILHOWIE –– Galax put up its third-highest point total of the year but it wasn’t enough to knock off Chilhowie as the Maroon Tide dropped a 67-47 Conference 46 boys’ game Friday.

    Cameron Kestner led all scorers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace Chilhowie (17-3). Dylan Catron dropped in 18 points, Trevor Tucker scored 11 and Alex Delp 10 for the Warriors.

  • Seniors lead Cavs to win

    HILLSVILLE –– The most difficult assignment for a non-starter on a basketball team has to be the job given to the kid at the end of the introduction line. She not only has to memorize an individual handshake for each of the five starters, but get all of them just right lest she and the player being introduced both look silly. In her first start of the year Friday, Megan Garland handled her intro just fine all by herself.

  • Six wrestlers claim conference, sub-region titles

    HILLSVILLE –– Kids have been rolling around on the mats since December. But the real wrestling season opened this past weekend.

    Grapplers across the state took their first steps toward what they hoped would be a final destination of a state tournament berth as conference and sub-regional events took place Friday and Saturday.

  • Tide girls, Devil boys win

    Galax’s girls broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter and Grayson County’s boys took control considerably earlier as the two teams notched Mountain Empire District wins in a Saturday split quad at Galax High School.

  • Devils own 2nd half, hammer Tazewell

    TAZEWELL –– Heading into halftime with a six-point lead, Grayson County put Tazewell away in the third quarter and rolled to a 70-38 Conference 39 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    The Blue Devils (10-11) led just 31-25 before outscoring the Bulldogs 24-7 in the third quarter. Grayson County limited Tazewell to just 13 second-half points.

  • Titans end Carroll’s 14-game streak

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County rallied from a 14-2 deficit in the first quarter and then again from a 15-point hole in the third but couldn’t capitalize as the Cavaliers fell to Hidden Valley in overtime, 65-60 in a River Ridge District girls’ game Tuesday.

    Held without a field goal in the first period, the Cavaliers (15-2 overall, 10-1 district) tied the game in the second quarter but fell behind again 39-24 in the third.

  • Grayson drops two to Three Rivers foes

     INDEPENDENCE –– Hank Connor led a balanced Glenvar scoring attack as the Highlanders took down Grayson County 82-52 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday night.

    Connor scored a game-high 19 points while Noah Lovelace dropped in 14 and fellow Highlanders Logan Williams and Landry Gerbers added 13 points apiece.

    Grayson County (7-10) got a team-best 14 points from Tanner McPherson and Wes Ayers chipped in 10 points.

    Glenvar improved to 12-6 with the win.

     

  • Maroon Tide upends Chilhowie girls, 49-32

    Galax outscored Chilhowie a combined 25-11 in the first and third quarters last Tuesday to take a 49-32 Conference 46 win in Galax.

    Hayden Cassell led Galax (6-5) with 16 points and six rebounds and Essence Brown contributed 10 points. Brown and Shae Foxx also teamed up to grab 17 rebounds.

     

    Chilhowie......5  6    6  15––32

    Galax...........11  8  14  16––49

  • Blazing start lifts Fort over Devils

    INDEPENDENCE – Fort Chiswell blistered the nets for 38 first quarter points Wednesday night and rolled over Grayson County 86-49 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game.

    There’s a reason the Pioneers are leading the district and it didn’t take the Blue Devils long to find out why.

    Alexandria Rakes gave the Pioneers a quick 2-0 lead and Gracie Robinson popped a 3-pointer and was fouled on the play. She hit the free throw for a 4-point play and a 6-0 Pioneer lead.

  • Lawrence wins title, MVP, Cummins a champ at Bristol

    BRISTOL –– Grayson County’s Will Lawrence ran his season record to 21-0 and was named the MVP for the upper weight classes last weekend at the sixth annual Ed Cressel Classic wrestling tournament at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

    Lawrence, a senior and the top seed in the 152-pound weight class, pinned Tazewell’s Derrick Young, the fourth seed, late in the first period to take home the championship in a bracket with 27 other wrestlers.