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High School

  • CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL PAIRINGS

     Group 4A Conference 24 tournament

     

    West                   East

    1. Salem              1. Jefferson Forest

    2. Carroll Co.        2. E.C. Gass

    3. Pulaski Co.       3. Bassett

    4. Wm.Fleming    4. G.Washington

    Quarterfinals

    Monday, 7 p.m.

    Jefferson Forest 3, George Washington 0

  • Cavs cap RRD slate with sweep

    HILLSVILLE –– Times were, Carroll County slugged it out all season only to match up against a River Ridge District powerhouse in the playoffs. This year, it’s all kind of backwards.

    The Cavaliers concluded their first regular season as a member of that River Ridge and will move on to a postseason devoid of Cave Spring and Hidden Valley. Carroll solidified its No. 5 standing in the eight-team district with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-23 senior night win over 6A Patrick Henry and will open Conference 24 tournament play Monday against an opponent to be determined.

  • Huge first quarter paves way in PH romp over Carroll

    ROANOKE –– Patrick Henry scored touchdowns on three of its first six plays, rolled up a 35-0 lead after one quarter and zoomed past Carroll County 70-22 in a River Ridge District game Friday at Merrill Gainer Stadium.

    The Group 6A Patriots remained in a tie for first place in the RRD standings at 7-2 while Carroll County dropped to 1-8.

  • Tide, Devil runners tops in regionals

    HILLSVILLE –– Back in mid-September, Galax cross country runner Cliff Conley turned in a time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds on the 3.1-mile Southwestern Virginia Training Center course. It was a very solid time, but Conley crossed the finish line more than a half-minute behind Matthew Farmer of Rural Retreat.

    Since that race, Conley has edged closer to and finally broken the school record for a 5-kilometer race. He did so again on Wednesday.

  • Grayson County rebounds...again

    INDEPENDENCE – Back-to-back trips to the Twin Counties provided similar results for the Narrows football team after another lopsided loss Friday night – this time a 55-22 drubbing by Grayson County at Bill Strong Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-4 overall, 2-2 MED) guaranteed themselves to finish at or above .500 for the regular season after running over traditional MED bottom-feeder Narrows (3-6, 1-3) in front of their home crowd.

  • Carroll County refuses to go down quietly

    HILLSVILLE –– Salem will overmatch most of the football teams it plays, Carroll County included. But the Cavaliers refused to roll over against one of the most storied football programs in the state.

    The Spartans jumped out to a 33-point lead but Carroll County managed to put up 21 points in the second half, eventually taking a 47-21 loss in a River Ridge District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Maroon Tide throttles Wave

    If you’ve never seen a player dribble a football down the field en route to a touchdown, you weren’t in the crowd Friday night as Galax throttled Narrows 55-7.

    The Maroon Tide’s standout senior runningback, Steven Peoples, continued to rack up the yards and touchdowns, less than a week removed from setting a new Virginia High School League single game rushing mark, and provided a play worthy of the SportsCenter Top10.

    Galax (4-4, 2-1 MED) moved the ball at will Friday night, scoring on their first two possessions.

  • How a great day just got better for Galax

     If you noticed an odd buzzing sound Saturday afternoon and evening, it was probably the hubbub generated from what may turn out to be the greatest single game a Virginia high school ballcarrier has ever enjoyed.

    That’s saying a lot, considering Virginia’s public high schools have produced the likes of Edd Clark, Thomas and Julius Jones, the Barber twins, Alan Pinkett, Terry Kirby, Ahmad Bradshaw, Vic Hall, Philip Sims, Ronald Curry, Michael Vick, etc.

  • Galax gears up for big week

    MAX MEADOWS –– After sparring with the lightweights, Galax returns to among the heavyweight division this week. Thursday, the Maroon Tide tuned up for a big two days of competition by handling Fort Chiswell 25-20, 25-17, 25-19 in a Mountain Empire District match.

     

    VOLLEYBALL

     

    Galax upped its record to 13-3 overall, 6-1 in the MED by winning its fifth straight match, dropping just one set along the way in relatively easy victories over Bland County, Rural Retreat, Narrows, Graham and the Pioneers.

  • Aerial assault doesn’t slow C’burg

    HILLSVILLE—Carroll County managed to put up the second highest point total against Christiansburg Friday night, but in the end it wasn’t enough and the Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game of the season, 64-22 in a River Ridge District game at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavaliers (1-6, 0-5) hung with the high-powered Christiansburg (6-2, 4-1) offense for most of the first half on their home turf before surrendering 35 second-half points in a blowout loss.