High School

  • Carroll Co. star picks Queens

    HILLSVILLE –– As a freshman back in November of 2010, Connor Lundy stepped on to the basketball floor as a ninth-grader, playing his first varsity game for Carroll County. He made himself quite at home, knocking down seven 3-pointers and scoring 21 points.

    The next stage in his basketball career will have a taste of home as well.

  • Galax surprises Wythe for title

    Galax handed George Wythe just its second team loss of the season, winning the Conference 46 girls’ tennis championship with a 5-3 win Wednesday at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide took four of the six singles matches to head into doubles with the advantage. Paige Hanks disposed of Kayla Matheny 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles while Susan Davis rallied from a set down to get past Rebecah Storms 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

  • Tide boys win big; Pulaski Co. edges Cavaliers

    NARROWS –– Mario Carranza and Joshel Urbina combined for five goals Wednesday night as Galax walloped Narrows 9-1 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer match.

    Dominic DiGiacomo, Brayan Estrada, Isaac Jordan and Gabriel Solis added one goal each for the Maroon Tide, which outshot the Green Wave 34-4.

    Solis also assisted on two goals while Carranza, Edgar Guzman, Juan Sanchez and Felix Medina had one assist each for Galax. 

    Ricardo Ortiz stopped four shots for the Maroon Tide.

  • Hill, Devils overpower Cougars

    PULASKI –– Venerable old Calfee Park has always been a great place to take in a game, but it has not been very kind to Grayson County over the years. The Blue Devils got one back against the old ball yard on Monday.

    Grayson County broke open a 2-0 game by scoring 10 runs over the fourth and fifth innings, and Koby Hill completely shut down Pulaski County hitters as the Blue Devils took a 12-0 nonconference win in a game shortened to five innings.

  • Carroll Co. athletes sign en masse

    HILLSVILLE –– That scritchy-scratch sound emanating from the media room at Carroll County High School recently was the sound of pen on paper as four CCHS athletes committed to play for various colleges. The sniffling sound? Probably Brad Hawks coming to the full realization that he is losing some mighty fine basketball players.

  • Power surge lifts Blue Devils past Glenvar 10-1

    SALEM –– Grace Circle slammed two home runs, Claire Circle added another and Grayson County battered Glenvar for 17 hits, taking a 10-1 win in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.

    Following a leadoff double by Chelsie Callahan to start the game, Claire Circle gave Grayson County (13-3) the lead for good with a two-run shot to center field. Two outs later, Grace Circle hit the first of her two homers, a solo shot to left-center.

  • Grayson finishes strong to drop Narrows 12-2

    INDEPENDENCE –– Trailing Narrows 2-1 after three innings, Grayson County’s bats came to life over the final three innings and the Blue Devils went on to a 12-2 win over the Green Wave in a Mountain Empire District game halted in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.

    Narrows scored two runs on a two-out error in the top of the first and held the lead until Matt Cornett tripled and scored on Micah Cornett’s single in the home half of the fourth, sparking a four-run outburst.

  • Wythe Co. raids Carroll staff; Devils blank Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Two Carroll County football coaches were named head coaches of programs in Wythe County on Friday as Tom Hale was announced as the new boss at Fort Chiswell and Brandon Harner was named the new coach at George Wythe.

  • Galax, Grayson County win big

    Galax bounced back from its first defeat of the season and cruised past Fort Chiswell 8-0 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide (11-1-1) led 2-0 after eight minutes of play and tacked on three goals to take a 5-0 lead into intermission.

    Juan Sanchez converted corner kick for a 3-0 Galax lead in the 12th minute, drilling a one-timer from just inside the right post off of a belt-high centering pass from Edgar Guzman

  • Tide boys, Carroll girls win in track

    Galax edged Floyd County by two points in the boys’ team standings and Carroll County topped Bluefield, W.Va. by 23 points in the girls’ results to take the team wins at a nine-school track and field meet last Wednesday at Galax.