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High School

  • Bears end Grayson girls’ season

     BLAND –– Grayson County’s season ended with a 20th straight defeat as Bland County took a 47-27 win in the Mountain Empire District girls’ tournament play-in game Monday.

    Leading 11-7 after the first quarter, the Bears (7-14) outscored the Blue Devils 13-3 in the second period and cruised from there.

    Katie Tate scored 14 points to pace Bland County, which advances to play Fort Chiswell in tonight’s semifinals at Galax. Kellie Morris scored 13 points for Bland.

    Catherine Vaughan led Grayson County with 11 points.

  • Galax wrestlers earn titles

     Nine area wrestlers punched their tickets to the state tournament, including three region champions and four runners-up, during the Region C and Region IV tournaments this past weekend.

    Galax’s Junior Espinoza, Dante Ravenell and Chaz Sizemore all won a region title, all doing so by the narrowest of margins, and Frankie Shalabi placed third at the Region C tournament at Radford High School.

  • District basketball tournament pairings

     Southwest District boys' basketball tournament

     

    Tuesday

    First round

    #7 Marion at #2 Carroll County, 7 p.m.

    #6 Grundy at #3 Richlands

    #5 Tazewell at #4 Graham

    #1 Abingdon receives bye

    Thursday at Abingdon

    Semifinals

    Carroll-Marion winner vs.  Grundy-Richlands winner, 6 p.m.

    Abingdon vs. Graham-Tazewell winner, 7:45 p.m.

    Saturday at Abingdon

  • 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.