.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

High School

  • Rodgers, Devils edge Cavs

     HILLSVILLE –– It was basketball’s version of a dive play on fourth-and-goal at the 1.

    Grayson County’s Mikey Rodgers took an inbounds pass at midcourt with 3.8 seconds left and barged through the Carroll County defense, rolling in a layup at the buzzer to lift the Blue Devils to a 70-68 win in a nondistrict boys’ game Wednesday night.

  • Grayson County girls barely miss chance at first victory

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County came within a whisker of snapping a 42-game losing streak but fell to Holston 39-37 in a nondistrict girls’ basketball game Wednesday.

    Holston (4-5), which had ended its own string of 100-plus straight defeats earlier in the year, took a two-point lead on Faith Ritchie’s free throw with 18 seconds remaining.

    Grayson County (0-7) had a chance to send the game into overtime but was off the mark at the buzzer.

  • Tide finally finishes Trojans

     SPARTA, N.C. –– Galax saw a 21-point lead dwindle to two then grow again to 25 as the Maroon Tide took an 89-65 nondistrict win over Alleghany, N.C., Wednesday night.

    Galax (5-0) was about as good as it could be for the first 8:46 but slowly coughed up nearly every bit of a 21-point cushion before pulling away down the stretch.

  • Gambill, Alleghany down Galax

     SPARTA, N.C. –– Kennedy Gambill nearly outscored Galax by herself, pouring in 39 points to lead Alleghany past the Maroon Tide 67-40 in the Alleghany Showcase tournament Wednesday.

    Gambill, a junior guard, knocked down six 3-pointers and was 15-of-19 from the foul line as the Trojans improved to 6-3 on the year. Galax saw its record even at 4-4.

  • Grayson County holds off Carroll County in Wythe tournament

     MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County’s work on the offensive boards was admirable. Grayson County’s was efficient.

    More than half of Carroll’s 47 rebounds were off its own misses, but the Cavaliers could turn only nine of those 25 extra chances into points Tuesday as Grayson County took a 68-60 win in the opening round of the First Bank of Virginia Tournament at Fort Chiswell High School.

  • Carroll County battles past Galax

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rallied from a six-point deficit into a three-point lead in the third quarter and held on to down Galax 56-48 in a nondistrict girls’ game Wednesday night.

    An 11-point outburst by Taylor Bryant in the second quarter helped boost the Maroon Tide (4-3) to a 33-27 halftime lead, but the Cavaliers (3-3) limited Galax to five points on just eight field goal attempts in the third period to surge into the lead.

  • Blue Devils recover from shootout to drop Warriors

     INDEPENDENCE –– A night after a 221-point gasser, Grayson County pulled away in the second half to top Chilhowie 64-45 in a nondistrict boys game Tuesday night.

    Grayson County (3-2) may have been feeling the effects of a furiously-paced 113-108 loss to Floyd County the previous evening and led just 25-23 at the break, then outscored the Warriors 39-24 the rest of the way.

    Eric Harvey and Tyler Rutherford both posted a double-double, Harvey with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Rutherford with 15 and 14.

  • White Region C first-teamer

     Galax’s Allison White was named to the first-team all-Region C volleyball team and was joined by Carroll County’s Maleah Neely in being honored at the state level after both players posted stellar seasons this past fall.

    A junior middle hitter, White helped lead Galax to its most successful season ever as the Region C runner-up Maroon Tide finished the year 22-4 and advanced to its first Group A Division 1 state tournament.

  • Cavs take fourth at Turner Ashby

     BRIDGEWATER – Carroll County claimed six top-five individual finishes, including two championships, and placed fourth as a team at the Turner Ashby Holiday Tournament last week at Turner Ashby High School.

    Blake Bowman and Aaron Willard took individual championships while Jordan Lamb and Andrew Naff brought back runner-up finishes.

  • 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.