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High School

  • Devils rally past G-Men; Cavs earn sweep

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit and nipped Graham 72-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (9-7 overall, 3-2 district) were down 39-25 before dominating the second half, outscoring the G-Men 23-13 in the fourth quarter to take the win. Ty Cannaday and Max Rodgers combined for 55 points, Cannaday pouring in 28 and Rodgers adding 27 points and 11 rebounds.

    Cory Coppola lad Graham with 24 points.

     

  • Maroon Tide boys all over Narrows from the start

    Galax basketball coach Verl Brown may be doing all he can to get the football out of his team, but he couldn’t stop his boys from opening up a three-touchdown lead.

    The Maroon Tide scored the game’s first 21 points and went on to hammer Narrows 72-37 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday. The win upped Galax’s record to 11-0, 5-0 in the league, while Narrows dropped to 6-9, 0-5.

  • McKinney scores 22 as Galax downs Bland County

     BLAND –– Galax doubled up Bland County in the first half and coasted to a 69-47 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball game Tuesday.

    Devonte McKinney scored a game-high 22 points and Austin Pack added 16 for Galax (9-0 overall, 4-0 district), which led 40-20 at halftime. 

    Lawrence Parsons scored 13 points for Galax.

    Bland County (9-6, 1-3) was led by Asher Dillow with 21 points.

     

    Galax...................21  19  11  18––69

  • Carroll girls pull away late

    HILLSVILLE –– Holding a slim three-point lead over Marion late in the third quarter, Carroll County closed the game on a 16-0 run and claimed a 51-32 win over the Scarlet Hurricane in a Southwest District girls’ game Tuesday.

  • Maroon Tide protects top spot

    Grayson County has made great strides in its girls’ basketball program from a year ago. Galax remains a step or two ahead.

    The Maroon Tide jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and never faltered the rest of the night, taking sole possession of the Mountain Empire District’s top spot with a 60-39 win Friday.

    Galax improved its overall record to 10-3 while staying undefeated in the MED with a 3-0 mark. Grayson County dropped to 2-1 in the league, 5-7 overall.

  • Grayson girls keep winning, bump off Bland

     ROCKY GAP –– Grayson County ran its winning streak to four games Wednesday night, overcoming a slow start and knocking off Bland County 48-44 in a Mountain Empire District girls' game at Rocky Gap High School.

    The Blue Devils (5-6 overall, 2-0 MED) could only manage a three-point lead despite holding the Bears (7-5, 1-1) to two first-quarter points, but Grayson pulled out to a 25-14 lead by halftime.

    Meredith Frost scored 17 points to pace the Blue Devils, who will battle Galax for the district's top spot tonight (Friday).

  • Tide has no trouble with Graham

     BLUEFIELD –– Galax scored the game's first 11 points and limited Graham to 16 points through three periods Friday, opening Mountain Empire District play with a 40-29 win over the G-Girls.

    Bailey Shumate knocked down a pair of early 3-pointers to boost the Maroon Tide (8-3 overall, 1-0 district). She finished with eight points. Freshman Sydney Lindsey led Galax with 10 points and Allison White scored nine.

     

    Galax..........16  4  11    9––40

  • It’s logical. That’s why it’ll never fly

     There are a couple of very peculiar things about the proposed six-classification system announced last week by the Virginia High School League. First, the thing makes sense. Second, it works for Southwest Virginia.

    Often criticized for appearing to be being devoid of common sense and for appearing biased toward the central, eastern and northern parts of the state, the VHSL rolled out its proposal for reclassification last week, setting the stage for a complete overhaul of the current three-classification system used since 1970.

  • Cavs 3-for-3 against Grayson

    HILLSVILLE –– With Grayson County comprising one-third of Carroll County’s nine-game schedule thus far, the Cavaliers are probably ready to see a fresh face across the court for a change. With three losses to Carroll County in Grayson's last five games, the Blue Devils are probably downright sick of the Cavaliers.

    The third meeting in the last 19 days between the two schools produced the same result as the first two as the Cavaliers swept the season series with a 68-51 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday night.

  • Tide, Cavaliers pound Tazewell

     TAZEWELL –– Galax obliterated Tazewell in the first and fourth quarters, rolling to a nondistrict 79-56 win Wednesday over the Bulldogs.

    The Maroon Tide (4-0) jumped out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter of play and finished the game by dominating the fourth period 24-9.

    Five players hit double figures for the Maroon Tide, led by Austin Pack and Lawrence Parsons with 18 points each. Devonte McKinney scored 13 points while Deion George and Eddie Hanks chipped in 12 points each.