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High School

  • Tide swimmers advance to region

    BRISTOL –– Galax finished third in the boys’ team standings and fifth among the girls’ teams at the conference swim meet at Virginia High.

    The host Bearcats swept the team titles, with the boys’ team earning 237 points to runner-up Marion’s 213. Galax was third with 124, followed by George Wythe (98) and Patrick Henry (61) in the top five.

  • Three Cavaliers win C24 titles

    Six Twin County wrestlers came home with championships in the first round of the postseason, including three from Carroll County.

    Jarrett Thomas (113 pounds), Brennan Vaught (120) and Caxton Vaught (132) were champions and Elijah Caviness a runner-up in the Conference 24 tournament Friday at William Byrd High School.

  • Galax rally comes up short

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax turned a 12-point deficit into a one-point lead in a little less than six minutes Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the momentum and fell to George Wythe 43-32.

    The Maroon Tide (7-15) took its last lead at 21-20 when Carleigh Pack opened the second half with a 3-pointer. George Wythe didn’t trail again after Grayson Anders grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a three-point play with 5:32 showing in the third period, igniting a 9-0 run for the Maroons (13-7).

  • Maroons make early lead hold

    WYTHEVILLE –– After hanging around for the better part of three quarters, Galax was held to two points over the final nine and a half minutes as George Wythe pulled away for a 63-36 win in a Conference 46 matchup Tuesday night.

    The Maroons improved to 17-2 and solidified their hold on the top spot in the conference standings at 9-0. Galax fell to 7-13 overall, 3-6 in the conference, but will have earned a first-round home game in the conference tournament with a win last night (Thursday) at Bland County.

  • Carroll girls come alive, blow past Blacksburg

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll-Blacksburg girls’ game reflected the frigid weather outside Wednesday when the Cavaliers rallied from a halftime deficit to beat the cold-shooting Indians 40-23 in a River Ridge District game.

    It was a senior night and Cavalier coach Marc Motley started his five seniors.

    Haley Turman hit the first basket of the game for the Cavaliers and Fiona Carter-Tod tied the game with a layup for the Bruins.

    Chris Martin rolled in a jump shot to put Blacksburg up 4-2.

  • Pioneers pull away late

    INDEPENDENCE –– Closing out its regular season with two games in three days against Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had the Pioneers on the ropes in Round 1. But there’s a reason Fort will be gunning for its 20th win in Round 2.

    Fort Chiswell pulled away from a 37-37 tie by outscoring the Blue Devils 24-15 over the final eight minutes and won for the 19th time in 20 outings, taking down Grayson County 61-52 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavaliers let lead slip away in loss to Pulaski County

     DUBLIN –– Pulaski County bounced back from a 12-point halftime deficit and overtook Carroll County 55-52 in a River Ridge District game Friday night.

    Trailing 29-17 at intermission, the Cougars got 14 points from Miguel Garcia in the third quarter to cut the gap to 40-36, then completed the comeback in the fourth.

    Garcia led all scorers with 22 points and Logan Robertson added 13 for the Cougars.

  • Tide turns tables on Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT – The Galax Maroon Tide got some revenge against the Rural Retreat Indians last Friday night.

    Earlier in the week, the Indians played the Maroon Tide on Galax’s home turf and won both games. That wasn’t the case last Friday at Rural Retreat.

    Both Maroon Tide teams came into their respective games well prepared and determined make a better showing.

  • Grayson boys upend Narrows

    NARROWS –– Grayson County picked up its second win in three games Tuesday night, controlling the middle two quarters to defeat Narrows 66-53 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Green Wave a combined 38-23 in the second and third periods to take a 51-37 lead into the fourth quarter.

    Bailey Hawkins hit three of Grayson’s six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points, and Tyler Lundy provided 18 points.

    Chase Lawson scored 20 points to lead Narrows.

  • Wrestlers prep for postseason

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax went 2-0 and Grayson County split its two matches in a three-team wrestling match Wednesday at Grayson County as the high school season quickly approaches tournament time.

    The Blue Devils and Maroon Tide opened the evening, with Galax taking a 52-24 win. Grayson County claimed four of the six matches that were contested as Benji Pickney (103 pounds), Tanner Jackson (132), Ethan Jackson (138) and Will Lawrence (152) all recorded pins.