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High School

  • WEEK 11 PRIMER

    It’s still the regular season – technically, anyway – but make no mistake about it, the playoffs begin tonight for a lot of high school teams in Southwest Virginia.

    In Region 2A West, no fewer than 10 teams can either make it or miss it, including Tazewell, which can be as high as a 10 seed or be left out altogether.

  • WEEK 10 PRIMER

    So here we are. Two games to go.

    Barring any weather-related postponements, by about 10:30 p.m. seven days from today the regular season will come to a close and the bloated 192-team playoffs, divided into six classifications, will be finalized. Of the 306 football-playing high schools in the state, 21 teams still carry hopes of taking a perfect record into the postseason. As far as Twin County teams go, one’s in, one’s out and one’s still trying to decide.

     

  • Grayson survives Galax scare

    In their first meeting this year, Grayson County all but ran Galax out of the gym. In the rematch between the two Tuesday, the Maroon Tide nearly escorted the Blue Devils to the door with a stunning upset.

    Having bounced back from a two-set deficit and into a 9-3 lead in the fifth set, Galax was unable to finish Grayson County off and the Blue Devils rallied to take the decisive fifth and a 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 19-25, 15-11 win in a thrilling Mountain Empire District match.

  • Titans knock off Carroll County in busy week

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley got 20 kills from Erin Newell and improved to 17-3 with the 25-20, 25-9, 25-19 River Ridge win Thursday in Hillsville.

    Drew Freeland tallied 33 assists for Hidden Valley.

    Aubree Marshall led Carroll County hitters with 10 kills and also had 10 digs.

    Grayson County def. Narrows 3-0: The Blue Devils upped their record to 18-1 with the 25-20, 25-7, 25-20 win Wednesday in Independence.

  • Galax rolls; Salem shuts down Cavaliers

    NARROWS –– Galax jumped out to a 36-0 lead by the late stages of the second quarter and rolled over Narrows 49-13 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Ragsdale Field.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 5-3 with the win and will host Bland County this week in the first of two home games to close out the regular season. Narrows dropped to 1-6 on the year and hosts Grayson County on Friday.

  • Haynes and Barrett win at Abingdon, Conley second at prestigious Metro XC

    BRISTOL –– Carroll County runners Samuel Haynes and Tyler Barrett and Grayson County’s Mary Beth Cunningham all came home with championship medals after winning their respective divisions at the Abingdon Invitational cross country meet, held Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    An open event, runners were participating as individuals in divisions based on grades 6 through 12, with the top five in each division earning medals. No team scores were tabulated.

  • Grayson netters improve to 15-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County continued to roll in Mountain Empire District volleyball Thursday as the Blue Devils swept a three-game match from Bland County 25-11, 25-3, 25-8.

    Autumn Halsey peppered the Bears with 10 aces while Camryn McGrady converted 15 of Taylor Cannaday’s 29 assists into kills for the Blue Devils (15-1).

  • Christiansburg shuts out Cavaliers

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Alec Henderson ran for a pair of scores and C.J. Napper caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Charlie Jackson as Christiansburg blanked Carroll County 33-0 in a River Ridge District game Friday at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Maroon Tide back above .500

    The Galax Maroon Tide remained unbeaten in the Mountain Empire District Friday with an impressive 50-13 victory over Graham in its annual homecoming game played in Galax.

    The G-Men opened the game by attempting a trick play against the Maroon Tide, an onsides kick on the opening kickoff.

    It didn’t work and Jeremy  Jennings covered the ball at the Tide 47.

  • Galax battles, Carroll prevails

    Galax had just been swept 3-0 at Carroll County back in mid-September when Maroon Tide coach Yerrick Stoneman said his young club didn’t need to be good then, it needed to be good in late October, and that he would get a good idea of his team’s progress when the two schools met again.

    That yardstick match came Monday. If playing four flip-a-coin sets is of any indication, the Tide is progressing nicely.