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High School

  • Cavs pull away from Auburn to reach title game

     MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County was nothing of not consistent Friday, scoring 15 points in each of the first three quarters before cutting loose with 17 in the fourth quarter and rolling past Auburn 62-46 in the First Virginia Bank Classic at Fort Chiswell High School.

    The Cavaliers advanced to Monday’s championship game against Radford.

    Carroll County took a 45-43 lead into the fourth quarter before holding the Eagles (5-4) to three points in the final eight minutes.

  • Carolina team class of the field

    Both local teams were successful in Galax’s first shot at holding a Christmas invitational tournament as Grayson County and the host Maroon Tide both finished the three-game event with 2-1 records. But the best team in the field went home the happiest.

    East Bend, N.C.’s Forbush High jumped out to an big first-half lead and pulled away in the final minutes to down Grayson County 58-37 in the championship game of the Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic.

  • Galax takes third in its first

    In order to win the third-place game in the Twin Counties’ first holiday tournament for girls, Galax simply manned up.

    Ditching an ineffective press, Galax relied on straight man-to-man defense in the second half and pulled away for a 57-46 win Saturday in the inaugural Grayson National Bank Holiday Classic on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Cavs halt Radford streak

    MAX MEADOWS –– As a 6-foot-7 post player, Duncan Reece is typically the guy taking feeds from guys like 5-10 point guard Gunnar Beamer, not the other way around. But hey, whatever works, especially if it works against a team that hasn’t taken a loss in 366 days.

  • Galax boys blow away Maroons

     Galax dominated the early part of each half and rolled to a 62-38 win over George Wythe in a boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Galax.

    Holding the Maroons (2-2) to four first-quarter points, Galax (3-1) built a 15-point lead after eight minutes and never was threatened.

    The Maroon Tide opened the second half in similar fashion, outscoring George Wythe 18-6 in the third quarter to take a 46-21 lead into the fourth period.

    Cliff Conley led all scorers with 20 points for Galax, which got 12 points from Darian Brown.

  • Cavaliers stymie Blue Demons

    HILLSVILLE –– The fourth period in games like Carroll County’s win over Christiansburg is often little more than a mere formality. When there is a 45-point spread on the scoreboard after three quarters, the final eight minutes are pretty pointless. It got that way Tuesday because the first quarter was pointless for the Blue Demons.

    Carroll County shut out Christiansburg for the first eight-plus minutes and overwhelmed the Demons to the tune of a 27-0 lead, coasting to an 86-40 win in the Cavaliers’ inaugural outing in the River Ridge District.

  • Lundy kids light it up in Carroll sweep of Bruins

     HILLSVILLE –– Connor Lundy dropped in 30 points, including five 3-pointers, and Carroll County raced past Blacksburg 81-42 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Thursday in Hillsville.

    Cody Keith handled the first half scoring for the Cavaliers, tallying 17 of his 19 points before intermission.

    Lundy got hot in the third period with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

    Carroll County built a 72-28 lead through three quarters.

     

  • Carroll girls battle past Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– With five easy wins and a lopsided loss, Carroll County hadn’t been in a close game through the first three weeks of the season, and Cavalier coach Marc Motley wasn’t sure what to expect once that nailbiter finally came.

    He must feel some measure of reassurance after Friday.

  • Cavs capitalize on chilly Tide

    Brick happens.

    Some nights it matters not a whit how close, how far, how open or how well-guarded one is. Putting the ball in the basket will be like pushing a frayed rope through a keyhole. Galax managed to make just one of its first 34 shots from the floor while Carroll County overcame its own cold start with a torrid third quarter and raced away with a 54-28 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • Devils downed by Warriors’ hot start

    INDEPENDENCE –– Chilhowie dominated the opening minutes of each half and never let Grayson County within striking distance the rest of the night, taking a 77-62 nondistrict girls’ win Friday night.

    The Warriors (2-0) took a 13-5 lead in the first six minutes and 37 seconds and opened the second half on a 9-3 run. The closest the Blue Devils (1-2) would get in the first half was 24-19, and Grayson would only creep to within nine points twice in the second half.