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High School

  • Galax boys, Cavalier girls take easy wins

    Galax couldn’t have scripted a better way to end its regular season and springboard into tournament time. Carroll County? Not so much.

    The Maroon Tide boys, crowned Mountain Empire District champs the night before without stepping on the floor thanks to Fort Chiswell’s upset of Grayson County, dominated from start to finish and capped an 18-2 campaign with an 81-48 win over the Cavaliers in a nondistrict game Friday night.

  • UPDATE -- Grayson loss hands Galax MED title

    Grayson County dropped an 81-69 decision to Fort Chiswell in its Mountain Empire District finale Thursday, ending any hopes of a district championship for the Blue Devils.

    Grayson County, which had defeated the Pioneers 99-84 eight days earlier, was outscored 48-31 in the second half after rallying for a 38-33 halftime lead. The loss gave Galax the regular season championship.

    The Blue Devils finish second in the district standings and will face the No. 3 Pioneers in a rematch in the MED tournament semifinals Tuesday at Galax.

  • Stellar seniors wrapping it up at Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– It will soon be a sad day for Carroll County wrestling coach Jason Morris. In a few weeks, seven of his 11 wrestlers will take the mat for him the last time. The majority of these seven seniors have been together since sixth grade.

  • Galax earns share of MED title; Grayson remains in the hunt

     BLAND –– Galax took care of business early and clinched a share of the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball championship, wiping out Bland County 66-32 Tuesday night.

    Galax (17-2, 7-1) outscored the Bears 18-1 in the first eight minutes and led 35-7 at halftime as Jerad Brown scored 11 first-half points.

    Brown finished with 14 points to lead Galax, which is in the clubhouse with the district lead.  Devonte McKinney added 10 points for the Tide.

  • Tide stays atop MED wrestling

    A district wrestling tournament can be an ultra-competitive, multi-day grapple-palooza or it can be a cozy affair consuming less time than many dual matches.

    The end result is the same, though; district champions are crowned.

    Galax won seven weight classes and Grayson County picked up four individual titles at the Mountain Empire District tournament Thursday at Galax Middle School.

  • Cavaliers 1-for-5 in SWD finals

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County sent five wrestlers to the championship round but came away with just one individual title Saturday in the Southwest District wrestling tournament at Riverview Elementary School.

  • Carroll County girls clinch Southwest title

    TAZEWELL –– Carroll County secured the Southwest District girls’ basketball championship Saturday, running past Tazewell 56-33.

    The Cavaliers improved to 10-0 in the district, 14-4 overall, and earned the right to host the SWD tournament.

    Carroll County again got the job done defensively, holding an opponent to 38 points or fewer for the sixth time in the past seven games. The Cavaliers have limited opponents to single-digit scoring in a quarter nine times in the past 12 quarters.

  • Cavs stifle Falcons; Wave downs Tide

     HILLSVILLE –– After falling behind early, Carroll County clamped down defensively and dropped Abingdon 62-38 in a Southwest District girls’ game Wednesday.

    The Cavaliers (13-4 overall, 9-0 district) faced a 20-13 deficit at the start of the second quarter but gave up just 18 points the rest of the night – 10 in the second half – to strengthen their hold on the SWD lead.

    Lindsay Martin scored 21 points and Maleah Neely had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Carroll County. Shyann Dalton added 11 points.

  • Grundy stuns Cavaliers in 2 OT

     HILLSVILLE ––Grundy overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and held on to knock off Carroll County 78-77 in two overtimes Saturday in a Southwest District game.

    The Cavaliers dropped to 10-7 overall with the loss, 6-3 in the district, with two of the three losses coming to the last-place Golden Wave (4-13, 2-6).

    Cody Justus led all scorers with 27 points for Grundy, which trailed by eight with less than five minutes to play in regulation. Ben Rife and Travis Lester added 18 and 17, respectively.

  • Dominant first half lifts Maroon Tide girls to easy win

     INDEPENDENCE –– After falling behind in the opening seconds, Galax scored 31 unanswered points and coasted to a 45-18 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    Lucy Phipps gave Grayson County (0-12 overall, 0-5 MED) its only lead of the night 34 seconds into the game before the Maroon Tide (9-7, 4-0) tossed a shutout the rest of the half. Bailey Shumate shot Galax into the lead with a transition basket and a pair of 3-pointers as the Tide zoomed into a 12-2 lead by the end of the first.