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High School

  • Smith’s big fly leads Cavaliers past Maroon Tide

    Carroll County used one big inning and three little ones to post an 8-1 win over Galax in a nondistrict softball game Monday at Mountain View Park.

    The Cavaliers (2-0) led 1-0 when they took command with a five-run uprising in the top of the fourth, highlighted by Eustacia Smith’s three-run home run. Eden Durnil had doubled to drive in Gracie Davidson and Kayla Walker scored on an error before Smith stepped in and clubbed a liner over the left field fence for a 6-1 Carroll County lead.

  • All-region teams announced

    Galax’s Clif Conley made an impact in his first year as a member of the Maroon Tide basketball team. He made an impact on the coaches in the western half of the state as well.

    Conley, a junior guard, was chosen as a first-team all-Region 1A West boys’ basketball team, joining seven other Twin County players who were named to their respective second teams or honorable mention lists.

  • Maroon Tide drops two games on the diamond

    CHILHOWIE –– Tyler Pierce kept Galax’s bats at bay for most of the afternoon and Chilhowie avenged an earlier loss with a 5-3 baseball win Thursday.

    Galax (1-4) had knocked off the Warriors 13-3 in five innings seven days earlier. Both are members of Conference 46.

  • Galax, Marion battle to 0-0 draw

    Galax and Marion went at each other for 90 minutes with no resolution as the Maroon Tide and the Scarlet Hurricanes settled for a 0-0 draw in a girls’ soccer match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Marion controlled the tempo for most of the first half before a late flurry of activity by Galax, but neither had much to show for their efforts.

  • Galax rally falls one run short

    MARION –– Galax made it a habit last year of staging remarkable – if not downright miraculous – late-inning comebacks. It only took one game into the 2014 season to see that once again the Maroon Tide considers no deficit insurmountable.

    The downside to all that late-game noise was that those comebacks were necessary to begin with, as was the case Wednesday. Marion took a 6-0 lead after two innings and sweated out a five-run Galax rally in the seventh before the Scarlet Hurricanes held on for a 6-5 nondistrict win.

  • Shupe leads Galax softball to opening day win

    Galax banged out seven doubles and a pair of home runs and opened its 2014 season with a 10-2 win over George Wythe in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    Madison Shupe had a huge day for the Maroon Tide, both at the plate and in the field. Shupe went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead a potent Galax offensive attack. Shupe also tossed a complete game, giving up two unearned runs on two hits, striking out a dozen and walking five.

  • Grayson, Pulaski settle nothing

    INDEPENDENCE –– That whole ‘kissing your sister’ analogy that is often applied to ballgames that end in a tie? It’s a load of baloney. Grayson County and Pulaski County both left the field Friday with a “kissing your creepy uncle” kind of look to them.

    Both the Blue Devils and the Cougars had their chances but neither capitalized as the two teams dueled to a 2-2 deadlock in a nondistrict contest that was called after eight innings due to darkness.

  • Galax pair lead conference balloting

    Galax’s Clif Conley and Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown headline a long list of Twin County basketball figures honored recently by being named to the first team of their respective all-conference basketball teams.

    Conley was named the Conference 46 player of the year while Brown garnered the coach of the year honors for the conference in voting by the league’s coaches.

  • Radford cruises past Galax

    BRISTOL –– It hasn’t mattered a great deal over the years whether Radford is in Group AA, Group A or Division 2. Now competing in Group 1A, the Bobcats are still A-1.

  • Honaker, Ray finish strong to oust Galax

    BRISTOL –– Megan Ray might be the only high school basketball player who uses a jumpshot technique at the free throw line. Thursday, Ray jumpstarted her Honaker team when it needed her the most.

    In a nip-and-tuck battle with a Group 1A state tournament berth on the line, Ray scored 12 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to elevate Honaker past Galax 54-48 in the Region 1A West semifinals at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.