High School

  • Grayson dominant in second half

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County created havoc with its ramped up defense. It created scoring opportunities with an attacking offense. The two together created a win for the Blue Devils.

    Cranking up the intensity in its man-to-man defense, Grayson County outscored Narrows 17-2 in the third quarter and cruised to a 59-33 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

  • Devils race away from Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– After suffering a disappointing upset loss to Galax last week, Grayson County got back on the winning track in the Mountain Empire District, riding a big second-quarter run to a 65-40 win over Narrows Wednesday night.

    The win improved the Blue Devils to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the district while the Green Wave dropped to 8-9, 2-4.

  • Trio leads Carroll County past Cave Spring, 57-51

     ROANOKE –– Carroll County got a balanced scoring attack and held off Cave Spring 57-51 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Friday in Roanoke.

    Gunnar Beamer scored 16 points for Carroll County, which got 14 from Cody Keith and 13 from Connor Lundy.


    Carroll County......15  13  14  15––57

    Cave Spring..........12  10  10  19––51


    Carroll County (16-4, 10-2)

  • Titans spoil Cavs’ RRD mark

    HILLSVILLE –– In winning its first 10 games as a member of the River Ridge District, Carroll County has been able to overcome a cold shooting night every now and then. The Cavaliers have not yet had to do so against an equal opponent.

  • Galax girls outlast Narrows

    Facing a six-point halftime deficit, Galax blasted its way into a double-figure lead by the end of the third quarter but had to survive one final scare before emerging with a 49-48 win over Narrows in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    The win gets the Maroon Tide’s head above water in the league standings at 5-4 and evens its overall record at 9-9. Narrows dropped to 8-10, 2-5 with the loss.

  • Galax D’s up on Green Wave

    Low-scoring doesn’t necessarily mean low-action.

    In a game with enough activity to put both teams in the 80s, Galax and Narrows barely came up with 80 points between them as the Maroon Tide used another strong defensive effort to come away with a 44-40 Mountain Empire District boys win Friday over the Green Wave.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold spell

    MAX MEADOWS –– The Galax girls’ basketball team did a lot of things right in its midweek visit to Fort Chiswell. The Maroon Tide got plenty of good shots, it took care of the basketball and pestered youthful Fort Chiswell into more than 20 turnovers.

    On the downside, however, too few of the things Galax did well, ended well.

  • Big finish propels Maroon Tide over Green Wave

    NARROWS –– Galax pulled away from a 25-24 lead in the fourth quarter and took a 45-36 win over Narrows Thursday in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    A low-scoring first half ended with Narrows in front 15-11. Caleb Bartlett’s 3-pointer late in the third quarter gave the Maroon Tide (12-3 overall, 6-1 district) the lead for good at 25-22 and Caleb Pack’s bucket underneath put Galax in front 30-24.

  • Lady Cavs still perfect in RRD

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County and Salem took turns landing jabs for the first two quarters of their River Ridge District showdown Friday. The Cavaliers finally landed a haymaker in the third.

    Carroll County led by five points midway through the third when Keely Lundy hit three 3-pointers to key an 18-2 tear that extended into the early part of the fourth, and the Cavaliers remained perfect in RRD play with a 58-39 win over the Spartans.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE – If Galax Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown had any worries about his team scoring, their output against the Grayson County Blue Devils should put his mind to ease.

    Brown said before the game Friday night that the Maroon Tide was fortunate to win a 45-36 Mountain Empire District game over the Narrows Green Wave Thursday in a game that they only scored 11 points in the first half.

    But that wasn’t the case against the Blue Devils.