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High School

  • Lady Cavaliers break into win column with SWD defeat of Grundy

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County pulled away from an eight-point fourth-quarter lead to score their first victory of the season with a 60-38 win over Grundy in a Southwest District game Saturday.

    Trailing 7-4 after the first eight minutes, the Cavaliers gradually pulled out to a 38-30 lead after three quarters of play, then ran away with a 22-8 surge to the end.

    Rachel Dalton and Lindsey Martin each hit three 3-pointers for  Carroll County, Dalton finishing with 13 points and Martin adding 12.

  • George, Mollett named to all-region football teams

     Deion George of Galax and Jacob Mollett of Carroll County were named first-team all-region while Carroll, Galax and Grayson County filled a total of six second-team positions on the all-Region C and all-Region IV football teams.

    George, a 6-foot-2 junior wide receiver, caught 45 passes for 953 yards and 12 touchdowns as Galax finished a 9-4 season as the Region C Division 1 runner-up. George had at least two catches in all 13 games and had three 100-yard outings.

  • Devils seek competitive edge

     INDEPENDENCE ––Nobody wants to win any more than the players on Grayson County’s girls’ basketball team. Nobody wants to see them win any more than their coach, Tiny Funk.

    It’s a process that has to be taken a step at a time.

    “We’re learning every day,” said Funk. “Even though we’ve got a lot of juniors, it’s a very inexperienced group. We’re just trying to get to a point to where we’re competitive on a consistent basis.”

  • New scheme greets ‘10 Tide

     Galax gave up its athletic director for a year. In return, the Maroon Tide got a girls’ basketball coach for the long haul.

  • Strong finish lifts Bobcats over Cavs

     RADFORD –– Carroll County shrugged off a miserable second quarter to take a 37-35 lead into the fourth quarter, but Radford rolled down the stretch to knock off the Cavaliers 53-46 in a nondistrict girls’ game Wednesday.

    Maryah Sydnor scored 14 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Bobcats (3-1), who outscored Carroll County 19-8 in the fourth.

    The Cavaliers led by seven points before being outscored 17-3 in the second period, but came back to life in the third to take the lead.

  • Tide girls escape George Wythe

     WYTHEVILLE –– Galax survived a flurry of last-second attempts and held on to edge George Wythe 32-31 in a nondistrict girls’ game Thursday night.

    A 6-0 run by the Maroons (1-3) had Galax trailing by a point before Taylor Bryant’s driving basket put the Maroon Tide (1-1) in front 32-31 with 39 seconds left.

  • Cavs battle, fall short

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County shrugged off a 10-0 Pulaski County run to open the second half and took a brief lead in the fourth quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to the Cougars 57-54 in a nondistrict girls’ basketball game Friday night.

    Though the defending Region IV Division 4 runner-up Cavaliers have started the year 0-2, coach Marc Motley was encouraged by Friday’s showing.

  • Tide, Devils fill all-MED spots

     Grayson County and Galax, along with Fort Chiswell, each claimed a share of the Mountain Empire District football championship. The Blue Devils and the Maroon Tide accepted their share of the postseason accolades, as well.

    The two teams combined to fill 11 first-team and 17 second-team slots on the all-Mountain Empire District football team, as voted on by the district’s coaches.

  • Cavs earn postseason honors

     Carroll County’s Maleah Neely was named to the all-Region IV first team for volleyball while the Cavaliers had two first-team and eight second-team picks in all-Southwest District football balloting.

    Neely, a senior outside hitter and the Southwest District player of the year, led the Cavaliers to a 22-1 record with team highs of 295 serving points, 231 kills, 359 assists, 42 aces and 226 digs, and was third on the team with 34 blocks.

  • Abingdon uses late rally to hand Carroll first loss, 70-58

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County trailed Abingdon by a single point with less than four minutes to go Friday before the Falcons exploded down the stretch, pulling away for a 70-58 win in the Southwest District opener for both schools.

    Up 54-53, Abingdon used a Zach Viers 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining to ignite an 11-0 run over the next three minutes. Alex Looney had six points during the spurt, including a three-point play.