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High School

  • Maroon Tide runners shine in Charlotte

     CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Despite missing several runners due to SAT testing, Galax still enjoyed its most successful trip ever to the prestigious Wendy’s Cross Country Classic at McAlpine Park.

    The Maroon Tide girls placed eighth and Galax’s boys were 12th in an event that drew 31 teams Saturday, with two Tide runners earning medalist honors.

  • Cavs face talented but shaky Bulldogs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County could quite conceivably be sporting a 3-1 record right now. Martinsville has as much athletic ability as any team in this end of the state.

    Call it the game of the week among teams with a combined 1-7 record.

    For a myriad of reasons, the Cavaliers (0-4) and the Bulldogs (1-3) just haven’t gotten it done in the win column so far this year, but one of the two will add a W tonight when they meet for a nondistrict game at Dan Green Stadium.

  • Richlands stuns Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County dominated early but faded down the stretch and suffered a rare Southwest District volleyball defeat Tuesday night, falling to Richlands 12-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-9.

    Defeated soundly in the first two sets, Richlands came to life in the third and won the final three sets to eke out the win. Carroll County (7-4 overall, 0-1 district) was on its way to a 3-0 match win, leading 11-9 in the third set, when the Blue Tornado went on a 9-1 run to take control.

  • Maroon Tide finishes strong at own invitational

    HILLSVILLE –– More than 400 runners representing 24 schools made the 2011 Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet the largest in its 18-year history, giving more credence to the fact that the Galax varsity teams had their best showings in a decade.

    The 3.1-mile Southwestern Virginia Training Center course will host the Region C meet in a few weeks, making the event an attractive stop on the cross country circuit for several Southwest Virginia schools.

  • Huge half propels Galax to win

     NEW CASTLE –– Galax rolled to a 49-0 halftime lead and remained undefeated on the year, swamping Craig County 49-14 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide (5-0) got one big play after another in the high-scoring first half, starting with its special teams. After holding the Rockets (2-3) to a three-and-out, Galax was on the board the first time it touched the ball when Deion George returned a Craig County punt 77 yards for a touchdown. Eli Brady knocked through the first of his seven PAT kicks for a quick 7-0 Galax lead.

  • Galax golfers continue winning ways

     DRAPER –– The Galax golf team continued to rack up the wins last week, taking a pair of three-team matches on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club, the Maroon Tide shot a composite 152 to defeat Grayson County (185) and host Fort Chiswell (209).

    John Bryant was low man for Galax, overcoming rainy, chilly conditions to turn in an even-par 36 on the front nine. Matt Downey was a single stroke back at 37 while Ben Hill (39) and Eddie Hanks (40) were also strong.

  • Maroon Tide wins 10th straight

    Galax won its fourth consecutive Fort Chiswell Invitational championship on Saturday and followed with an easy nondistrict win over Pulaski County on Monday to improve to 11-1 on the season.

    The Maroon Tide’s 25-19, 25-17, 25-11 win Monday was its 10th straight since falling to Carroll County on Aug. 29. Galax trailed for just one point all night before finishing off the Cougars.

    Leading 3-2 in the first set, Galax got a Paige Hanks ace and a Bailey Shumate dink to surge ahead 7-2.

  • Maroon Tide heads to high country

    Galax football coach Mark Dixon has seen his team successfully navigate its way through some name-recognition schools. He did his best this week to make sure there was no plunge in the intensity level leading up to Friday.

    Having notched wins over Glenvar, Floyd County, Eastern Montgomery and most recently Radford, Dixon could foresee a possible letdown with Craig County on the horizon.

  • Tide pulls away from Grayson

    Grayson County showed Galax in one game just how far it has come in one year. Galax showed in all three that there is still work to do.

    Galax’s versatility and experience shone through in the key moments of a first-set win and carried on through the rest of the evening as the Maroon Tide took a 26-24, 25-11, 25-21 win in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Thursday.

  • 58 first-half points leads to Blue Devil wipeout

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was favored to beat Clintwood Friday night but no one expected the manner in which the Blue Devils won the nondistrict game. 

    Grayson County put 58 points on the board in the first half and coasted in the second half to a 61-6 nondistrict victory to remain undefeated with a 4-0 record. 

    Actually, Grayson County scored 58 points in a span of 14 minutes and 7 seconds of the first half.