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High School

  • Carroll County rolls over Byrd for regional berth

    HILLSVILLE –– In Thursday’s Conference 24 girls’ semifinals, William Byrd opened up in a man-to-man. Carroll County opened up in The Zone.

    The Cavaliers blistered the nets for most of the first three periods and easily dispatched the Terriers 67-35, earning a spot in Friday’s title game and, more importantly, this week’s Region 4A West bracket.

  • Grayson County teams booted in first round

    MARION –– Grayson County managed just two fourth-quarter points and Marion took advantage by rallying for a 34-30 win in the Conference 39 girls quarterfinals Tuesday night.

    The Blue Devils (11-11) jumped out to a 17-9 lead after the first quarter and took a 28-21 lead into the fourth before the Scarlet Hurricanes (13-8) took over, including a 13-2 advantage in the fourth period.

    Margaret Wagner led Marion with 10 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark as a junior.

  • Rural Retreat eliminates Galax

    Galax had four opportunities to win the game in the closing seconds last Tuesday night but they missed every shot and the Maroon Tide dropped a nail biter 33-32 to Rural Retreat in the opening round of the Conference 46 tournament played at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide trailed 33-31 with 3.8 seconds to play in the game when they set up the exciting finish. 

  • Tide goes cold in C46 loss

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax had shot 50 percent a couple times in the regular season this year and had competed with some pretty decent basketball teams as a result. But shooting 50 percent of 50 percent come tournament time normally spells an early exit.

    The fifth-seeded Maroon Tide never found the range and hit just 11-of-58 shots from the floor Tuesday night and saw its season come to an abrupt end after dropping a 40-32 decision to No. 4 Rural Retreat in the girls’ Conference 46 tournament quarterfinals.

  • Carroll County boys finish with a flourish

    ROANOKE –– Discussing his team’s prospects in the preseason, Carroll County head coach Brad Hawks hoped that his Cavaliers would be able to surprise a few teams by the end of the season.

    Hawks didn’t say whether his own club would be one of those surprised.

    Carroll County may have shocked even itself Thursday night when the Cavaliers wrapped up the regular season by stunning Patrick Henry, the No. 2 team in the River Ridge District, 47-45 on the Patriots’ home floor.

  • State tourney fields set

    BUENA VISTA –– A strong showing on the second day helped propel Galax to the runner-up spot in the Region 1A West wrestling tournament as two Maroon Tide grapplers won individual championships and four more earned spots in this weekend’s state tournament.

  • Devils drop finale to Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County rallied into an 18-18 tie only to see Fort Chiswell pull away with a 24-1 run as the Pioneers took a 69-38 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Saturday afternoon.

  • Tide swimmers advance to region

    BRISTOL –– Galax finished third in the boys’ team standings and fifth among the girls’ teams at the conference swim meet at Virginia High.

    The host Bearcats swept the team titles, with the boys’ team earning 237 points to runner-up Marion’s 213. Galax was third with 124, followed by George Wythe (98) and Patrick Henry (61) in the top five.

  • Three Cavaliers win C24 titles

    Six Twin County wrestlers came home with championships in the first round of the postseason, including three from Carroll County.

    Jarrett Thomas (113 pounds), Brennan Vaught (120) and Caxton Vaught (132) were champions and Elijah Caviness a runner-up in the Conference 24 tournament Friday at William Byrd High School.

  • Galax rally comes up short

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax turned a 12-point deficit into a one-point lead in a little less than six minutes Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the momentum and fell to George Wythe 43-32.

    The Maroon Tide (7-15) took its last lead at 21-20 when Carleigh Pack opened the second half with a 3-pointer. George Wythe didn’t trail again after Grayson Anders grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a three-point play with 5:32 showing in the third period, igniting a 9-0 run for the Maroons (13-7).