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High School

  • 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.

  • Lundy’s hot hand lifts Cavaliers in season opener

     HILLSVILLE –– Welcome to the varsity, Mr. Lundy.

    Freshman Conner Lundy knocked down seven 3-pointers in his first varsity game Wednesday, leading Carroll County to a 67-49 win over Patrick County in the season opener for both teams.

    Lundy finished with 21 points for the Cavaliers, who got a game-high 24 points from sophomore Ryan Gravley. Wes Smoot tossed in 11.

  • Neely named best in Southwest

     HILLSVILLE –– If Maleah Neely couldn’t do it, it probably didn’t need doing.

    A Jill-of-all-trades for the Carroll County volleyball team, Neely was an easy choice for the Southwest District’s player of the year award, handed down following the conclusion of the 2010 season recently.

    She headlines a first team that includes three Cavaliers among the top six players in the league.

  • Tide rakes in MED awards

     The Galax volleyball team wrapped up a dominant run through the Mountain Empire District by dominating the all-district voting as nine Maroon Tide players and their coach were named on the three teams, including four on the all-MED first team.

    Galax finished the season with a 22-4 record, the most wins ever for the Maroon Tide, and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history after a runner-up finish in the Region C Division 1 tournament.

  • Second second chance for Carroll County

     HILLSVILLE –– The second time around went pretty well, the first time around.

    Having avenged a regular season loss in the first round of the postseason, Carroll County (8-3) will dry to duplicate the feat tonight when the Cavaliers travel to Christiansburg (10-0) for a Region IV Division 4 semifinal game at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Bath County stands between Tide and finals

    Galax has played some pretty good teams this year, five of which are still alive as the postseason enters its second round. Bath County is up there with any of them.

  • Galax boys, girls seventh in finale

     THE PLAINS –– Top-10 finishes for a pair of individuals and seventh-place showings for both Galax’s teams punctuated a year full of highlights for Twin County cross country runners as the season drew to a close with the VHSL championships at the Great Meadow course near Manassas on Nov. 13.

  • XC teams post strong finishes

     PEARISBURG –– Galax advanced both its girls’ and boys’ teams to the state meet and the Maroon Tide’s Travis Cockerham missed by a whisker winning the boys’ individual championship, finishing a close second to Glenvar’s James Kasper at the Region C cross country championships in Pearisburg.

    Cockerham, a junior, led throughout most of the 3-mile course until Kasper made a late charge, nipping the Maroon Tide runner at the finish despite Cockerham’s diving lunge at the line.

  • Maroon Tide bashes Indians in region opener

     Galax rumbled into the second round of the Region C Division 1 playoffs Friday night with a 55-21 thrashing of Rural Retreat.

    The Maroon Tide (8-3) scored early and often, putting a touchdown on the board on its first five possessions.

    After holding the Indians (4-7) to a three-and-out on the opening possession, Galax took over on the Indian 33-yard line. Junior Jacob Fisher handled the running duties on the opening possession, carrying the ball three straight times for a quick touchdown, giving the Tide a 6-0 lead with 9:35 left in the first quarter.

  • Maroon Tide falls in title match

     ELLISTON –– Getting anywhere worth being is a process of many steps. Though coming up short to Bath County in a bid for its first region volleyball championship, Galax took another step Thursday.

    The Maroon Tide battled back from a 2-1 deficit but couldn’t complete the comeback a second night in a row and fell to the Chargers 22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 23-25, 15-9 in the Region C Division 1 championship at Eastern Montgomery High School.