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High School

  • Hanks, Galax claim MED golf championships

     DRAPER –– Galax had three scores in the 70s and breezed to the Mountain Empire District golf championship, shooting a composite 311 Wednesday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    The Maroon Tide and Grayson County will advance as teams to Tuesday’s Region C tournament, set for Wytheville Country Club.

    Galax’s Eddie Hanks and John Bryant finished regulation tied atop the leaderboard, each with a 2-over-par 76, and Hanks took the individual championship on the second playoff hole.

  • Open week a welcome sight

     Though the circumstances couldn’t be much worse, the timing couldn’t be better for an open week to roll in for Galax and Carroll County.

    Normally a time to heal bumps and bruises and to get a jump on preparations for the following week, the Maroon Tide and the Cavaliers are dealing with some serious personnel issues as they both take tonight off.

  • Maroon Tide runners fare well at Bristol

     BRISTOL, Tenn. –– Galax placed fourth in the girls’ team standings and fifth in the boys’ results at the Bristol Cross, held Saturday at Steele Creek Park.

    The Maroon Tide placed all seven of its girls' runners among the top 60 scoring places in the field of 93 runners, with the top five counting toward the team score.

  • Maroon Tide hosts XC invitational

     WOODLAWN –– Galax placed second in the girls’ standings and fifth among boys’ teams as it hosted the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet Wednesday at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

    Led by top-20 finishes by Megan Boyles (11th), Lindsey Ayers (13th) and Jennifer Laws (18th), the Maroon Tide finished with 75 team points and was able to hold off Patrick Henry-Glade Spring for the runner-up spot behind Radford.

    Marleigh Durham ran to a 23rd-place finish and Kelsey Williams was 34th for the Tide.

  • Cavaliers thump Graham; Tide, Blue Devils pick up Mountain Empire wins

     HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a few minutes to find its groove, but once that happened, there was no catching the Cavaliers as they rolled over Graham 25-13, 25-7, 25-8 in a Southwest District match Thursday night.

  • Second half surge lifts Maroon Tide

     Galax scored on three of its first four second-half possessions Friday night to secure a 30-21 win on homecoming against the Rockets of Craig County.

    Though Galax (3-2) dominated the final 24 minutes of the game, it was the Rockets (3-2) that held a lead after the first half.

    Craig County wasted no time putting six points on the board in the first eight minutes of the game. Rocket quarterback Josh Oulette connected with Brenton Christian on the opening drive for a touchdown after Tide defender Austin Pack went for the interception and missed.

  • Homecoming foe no pushover

     This isn’t your father’s Craig County. It isn’t even your older brother’s Craig County.

    This year, everybody’s favorite homecoming opponent is getting some.

    “They’re really good. I was even more impressed when I started looking at film on them,” said Galax coach Mark Dixon of the Rockets, Galax’s opponent tonight for, ahem, homecoming.

  • Carroll Co. rebounds for 50-13 win

     TAZEWELL — With a minute gone in the opening quarter, Tazewell was  already a touchdown ahead. With less than a minute to go in the game, Carroll County had rebounded for a big Southwest District victory.

    The Cavaliers (2-2) rolled up 387 yards rushing and cruised to a 50-13  win over the battling Bulldogs (0-4) as the SWD season opened. Ulises Moreno paced CCHS with 112 yards rushing and two scores including an 80-yard scamper in the first two minutes.

  • Highlanders contain Blue Devils

    SALEM –– The Glenvar Highlanders wasted no time showing Grayson County who was boss, beating the Blue Devils 27-7 on their home turf.

    Glenvar led 20-0 at halftime, thanks to a dominant defensive performance. The Blue Devils were held to 35 yards of total offense and negative six on the ground at the half.

    “I believe in a physical style of play. I don’t know if we are more physical than anyone else, but that’s what we try to do,” Highlanders coach Kevin Clifford said.

    They succeeded mightily on Friday.

  • Cavaliers roll in Southwest opener

     Six Carroll County hitters combined for 61 kills Tuesday as the Cavaliers knocked off Richlands 25-10, 25-11, 25-27, 25-19 in a Southwest District volleyball match in Richlands.

    Maleah Neely (16 kills), Dionna Reece (13), Sarah Singleton and Lauren Roper (12 each) all had a big night for Carroll County (7-0 overall, 1-0 district).