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High School

  • Carroll girls wallop Demons

    HILLSVILLE – It took the Carroll County girls a quarter to get rolling but once they put their offense in gear they rolled over Christiansburg 54-26 in a River Ridge District game last Friday night.

    The Blue Demons (3-14, 0-8 RR) kept the game close in the first quarter and trailed 10-7 at the end of the period.

    The Cavaliers took a five point lead early in the second period on a basket by Jade Holt but the Demons battled back and tied the score at 12.

  • Maroon Tide shooters find a way to fill it up

    The best way to hold down Galax’s twin sharpshooters may be to just play them straight up, because facing a conventional defense for once could be just anomalous enough to give them pause. Besides, the Maroon Tide has gotten pretty adept at finding ways to handle the gimmick sets it sees on a regular basis.

    Galax got another nine 3-pointers Friday, five from Clif Conley and four more from Caleb Bartlett, in pulling away for a 64-44 Mountain Empire District boys’ win over Grayson County.

  • Grayson County gets much-deserved win

    MARION –– An emotional several days for Grayson County athletics ended on a positive note as the Blue Devils opened a big first-half lead and dropped Marion 45-36 in a nondistrict girls’ game Tuesday.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold start

    WYTHEVILLE –– For the better part of two and a half quarters Wednesday night, Galax played George Wythe on even terms. But for one eight-minute stretch early on, the game was dictated on the Maroons’ terms only.

    George Wythe used a 21-0 blitz to take command early and claimed a 49-33 nondistrict girls’ win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Maroon Tide outshoots Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– After falling behind by 15 points early on, George Wythe locked down on Galax defensively. After Wythe made a game of it, Galax locked in from the 3-point line.

    It rained destruction in the third period in the form of 20-foot jumpshots as the Maroon Tide knocked down seven 3-pointers in less than seven minutes after halftime, pulling away to an easy 68-54 win over the previously once-beaten Maroons.

  • Tide swimmers showing improvement

    Galax’s swim meet Friday at George Wythe was knocked out by the threat of inclement weather, but the week was still a busy one for the Maroon Tide, which swam in meets at Marion on Tuesday and at Christiansburg Wednesday.

  • Carroll thumps GW, stunned by Cougars

     DUBLIN –– Four days after knocking off a contender for the top spot in Conference 24, Carroll County suffered a puzzling defeat to Pulaski County, dropping a 49-45 loss to the Cougars on Monday.

    The Cavaliers (9-4 overall) had pummelled Pulaski County by 23 points in their first meeting, Dec. 22 in Hillsville, but had no answer Monday for Chelsea Golden.

  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.

  • Cavaliers hold off Blue Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having managed fewer than 20 points in the first half Monday night, Carroll County struck upon a novel idea to start the third quarter – pointing the ball at the bucket.

    Grayson County experienced a similar epiphany after scoring 17 points by the midpoint of the third period, but the Blue Devils’ surge ran out of steam down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 52-40 nondistrict win.

  • Twin County teams come up short in district games

     DUBLIN –– Pulaski County held Carroll County to 19 points through the first three periods and coasted to a 71-34 River Ridge District boys’ win Tuesday.

    Bryant Grubb led all scorers with 18 points for Pulaski County (8-7 overall, 5-2 district), which led 57-19 entering the fourth quarter. Cam Merchant chipped in 13 points, Isaac Poe scored 12 and Marcus Burks provided 10 for the Cougars.