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High School

  • Haynes dominates field for Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– Kendall Haynes blew away the competition and led Carroll County to the team win in a Southwest District cross country meet Wednesday at the Carroll County Recreation Park.

    Haynes’ winning time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds was more than a minute ahead of runner-up David Ratliff of Grundy and nearly three minutes quicker than the third-place time of Zachary Burnett of Richlands.

  • Grubb's injury not as severe as first thought

     HILLSVILLE –– The sparkly new digital play clocks on either end of Tommy Thompson Field were generously donated by Keith Grubb and installed just in time for Carroll County’s benefit game against Galax on Aug. 20.

    For a couple of days, it looked as if a single 25-second cycle of the clocks would be longer in duration than the senior football season of Grubb’s son Hunter.

    The new timepieces may save the Cavaliers a few 5-yard delay of game penalties. Another piece of technology may have saved the season for the younger Grubb.

  • Competition a little tougher this week

     For two similar-sized schools, each with a proud football tradition, and situated an easy drive down Interstate 81 from one another, it’s somewhat surprising that Grayson County and Chilhowie have met only three times on the football field, with two of those meeting being playoff matchups.

    Grayson County will try to pick up its first win in this abbreviated series tonight when the Blue Devils take on the Warriors in a 7:30 nondistrict game in Chilhowie.

  • Tide seeks rare 2-0 start

     Bully Prevention Week officially gets under way today at Galax High School. It is assumed that football players are excused from the anti-intimidation stuff, at least until after the Maroon Tide’s meeting with Alleghany, N.C.

  • Cavs hope no miracle necessary this time

     HILLSVILLE –– A loss is a loss, but Carroll County did its image – and perhaps more importantly, its self-image – some good last week.

    Taking Basset down to the wire before falling 17-14 on a last-second field goal last week, the Cavaliers probably opened some eyes around the Southwest District, and probably boosted their self-confidence in the process.

  • Blue Devils roll Trojans 34-14

     INDEPENDENCE - –– Alleghany scored the first and last touchdown in a game against the Grayson County Blue Devils last Friday night but what happened the rest of the game doomed the Trojans. 

    Behind a torrid defense, the Blue Devils handed the Trojans a 34-14 setback in a nondistrict game that was filled with penalties. 

  • Bassett boots Carroll County with last-second FG

     HILLSVILLE –– Zach Atwood’s 26-yard field goal as time expired spoiled a gutsy Carroll County effort and lifted Bassett to a 17-14 nondistrict win over the Cavaliers in the season opener for both teams Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Carroll County had knotted the score at 14-14 on Logan Hodges’ 1-yard run and Ulises Moreno’s PAT with 1:59 remaining. 

  • Cavs hang on, win 21-19

     HILLSVILLE –– It is, for all intents and purposes, a scrimmage. A final chance to see what still could use some work before the real games start – things like ball security inside the red zone, and prevent pass coverage in the final minute.

    And it was a good thing that kinks in those aspects of the game haven’t been completely ironed out. Otherwise a huge crowd would have been robbed of a thrilling finish in Carroll County’s 21-19 benefit game win Friday over Galax at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Goad hot in SWD tour

      Carroll County entered its final Southwest District golf match of the regular season in search of its first win as the district’s unique mini-tour hit the homestretch this week.

    The SWD gets its regular season championship drama over with in a hurry and will have its six-match district schedule over with by yesterday, including a stretch of five matches in nine days. SWD teams then move on to nondistrict matches until reconvening Sept. 28 for the district tournament.

    Willowbrook G.C.

  • Maroon Tide wins all over the place

     MARION –– Galax’s golf team went two different directions last week, but wound up at the same place – on top.

    Splitting up for a pair of events on the same day, Galax won the 11-team Bank of Marion Classic at Holston Hills, while the B-team claimed a three-way match at Great Oaks C.C. in Floyd.

    Tyler Rutherford led Grayson County to a third-place showing in the team standings by winning the individual championship, edging Galax’s John Bryant by two strokes to come in as low individual with a 71.