.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

High School

  • 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.

  • Carroll County overwhelms Tazewell, 53-0

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead and demolished Tazewell 53-0 in  Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Six different Cavaliers scored at least one touchdown each as Carroll County improved to 2-6 overall, 2-1 in SWD play. Brooks Hash got the Cavaliers going early with a pair of first-quarter scores, running in from 35 yards out a minute into the game and adding a 15-yard run midway through the quarter.

  • Maroon Tide keeps Green Wave winless, 48-7

     Galax continued its best start in school history after picking up their eighth straight victory Friday night, 48-7 over Mountain Empire District rival Narrows.

    Galax’s offense ran only five plays in the second half Friday night as they moved to 8-0 on the season and 3-0 in district play.

    The Tide scored early and often, hanging 41 points on Narrows (0-8) in the first half.

    Galax received the opening kick off and took over on its own 39 yard line with 11:58 on the clock.

  • Galax battles past Grayson

     INDEPENDENCE –– Allison White was unstoppable. Harley Brewer was impenetrable.

    White put away 21 kills and Brewer stonewalled her way to 18 blocks Tuesday night as Galax took an important Mountain Empire District volleyball win, knocking off Grayson County 25-14, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15.

  • Grayson County rolls over Bland County, 56-13

     BASTIAN –– Grayson County found itself in unfamiliar territory early in its Mountain Empire District game Friday at Bland County. The atmosphere was much more recognizable soon enough.

    Trailing the Bears 7-6 after each team’s initial possession, the Blue Devils piled up 42 unanswered points before the end of the half and skated home with a 56-13 win at Dillow Memorial Field.

  • Galax jumps on Graham early, rolls 45-14

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph

     

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — It’s been a rough three weeks for Graham. 

    First it was Princeton then it was Grayson County. You can add Galax to the list. The Maroon Tide outmuscled and outplayed the G-Men on their way to a 45-14 Mountain Empire District win on Friday night at Mitchell Stadium. 

  • Galax earns long-awaited win

    Galax had waited for what seemed like forever for a volleyball win over Carroll County. Waiting a couple more extra games didn’t dampen the enthusiasm once the victory came.

    The Maroon Tide jumped out to a quick two sets-to-none lead but would find itself playing for more than an hour longer before it finally subdued the Cavaliers, earning an emotional 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 15-11 nondistrict win Monday. The win avenged the Maroon Tide’s only defeat of the season thus far, a 3-0 Carroll County decision in August. 

  • Cavaliers host SWD kingpin

    HILLSVILLE –– After six weeks and five losses – including four painfully close misses – Carroll County finally got to walk off the field smiling last week.

    Making it two in a row will be a tall task indeed.

    Seven-time defending district champion Richlands (7-0 overall, 1-0 district) rumbles into town tonight sporting a 23-game Southwest District winning streak as it takes on Carroll County (1-5, 1-0). The Blue Tornadoes are 35-1 in district play since a 16-6 loss to Carroll County in 2003.

  • Maroon Tide, G-Men to tangle for first time

    For a guy with an NFL background coaching the third highest-rated Group A team in the western half of Virginia, Mark Dixon’s credibility has taken a beating the past month or so. 

    That’s part of the reason Galax has constructed a VHSL rating that stands behind only Grayson County and J.I. Burton in the Western Division.

    Dixon fully expected a battle with Radford a few weeks ago. The result? A 43-0 Tide win. He all but stated last week that he wouldn’t be surprised if Fort Chiswell ruined Galax’s spotless record Friday. Boom: 52-0.