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  • FOOTBALL/VOLLEYBALL PAIRINGS & RESULTS

    VHSL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS


    Region 1A West

    Second round

    Haysi 40, Galax 25

    Fort Chiswell 31, Radford 14

    Covington 25, Honaker 0

    J.I. Burton 16, Auburn 7

    State quarterfinals

    #12 J.I. Burton (8-4) at #1 Haysi (12-0)

    #6 Covington (9-3) at #2 Fort Chiswell (11-1)

     

    Region 1A East

    Second round

  • Final week will settle a scrambled playoff picture

    UPDATE: In the time since this story was written, the VHSL has adjusted Grayson County's ratings points in accordance with Alleghany, N.C.'s schedule. Grayson County now is rated 14th in the 2A West Region.

     

    There is still a lot to be decided in the western half of the state as high school football draws down to its final week of the regular season.

  • 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.