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High School

  • Galax D’s up on Green Wave

    Low-scoring doesn’t necessarily mean low-action.

    In a game with enough activity to put both teams in the 80s, Galax and Narrows barely came up with 80 points between them as the Maroon Tide used another strong defensive effort to come away with a 44-40 Mountain Empire District boys win Friday over the Green Wave.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold spell

    MAX MEADOWS –– The Galax girls’ basketball team did a lot of things right in its midweek visit to Fort Chiswell. The Maroon Tide got plenty of good shots, it took care of the basketball and pestered youthful Fort Chiswell into more than 20 turnovers.

    On the downside, however, too few of the things Galax did well, ended well.

  • Big finish propels Maroon Tide over Green Wave

    NARROWS –– Galax pulled away from a 25-24 lead in the fourth quarter and took a 45-36 win over Narrows Thursday in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    A low-scoring first half ended with Narrows in front 15-11. Caleb Bartlett’s 3-pointer late in the third quarter gave the Maroon Tide (12-3 overall, 6-1 district) the lead for good at 25-22 and Caleb Pack’s bucket underneath put Galax in front 30-24.

  • Lady Cavs still perfect in RRD

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County and Salem took turns landing jabs for the first two quarters of their River Ridge District showdown Friday. The Cavaliers finally landed a haymaker in the third.

    Carroll County led by five points midway through the third when Keely Lundy hit three 3-pointers to key an 18-2 tear that extended into the early part of the fourth, and the Cavaliers remained perfect in RRD play with a 58-39 win over the Spartans.

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE – If Galax Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown had any worries about his team scoring, their output against the Grayson County Blue Devils should put his mind to ease.

    Brown said before the game Friday night that the Maroon Tide was fortunate to win a 45-36 Mountain Empire District game over the Narrows Green Wave Thursday in a game that they only scored 11 points in the first half.

    But that wasn’t the case against the Blue Devils.

  • Galax halts skid, holds off Bland County 50-46

     BLAND –– Galax rallied from a two-point halftime deficit and ended a three-game slide, holding off Bland County 50-46 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    The Maroon Tide (6-7 overall, 2-3 district) and the Bears (2-14, 0-6) took turns pounding one another for a quarter at a time. Galax opened up with a 13-4 lead after eight minutes, but Bland County owned the second quarter and took a 24-22 lead into the break.

  • Grayson County boys top Glenvar

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was a combined eight points better than Glenvar in the first and third quarters, making for the difference as the Blue Devils defeated the Highlanders 57-49 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday night.

    Grayson County (4-10) outscored Glenvar 13-9 in both the first and third periods and took a 40-30 lead after the third.

    Max Rodgers hit three 3-pointers and led the Blue Devils with 17 points while James Williams scored 14 for Grayson County.

  • Carroll hall of fame to induct inaugural eight

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School will induct its inaugural class into the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame during the basketball doubleheader with Salem scheduled for Jan. 31.

  • Maroon Tide splits with George Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax limited George Wythe to 13 points in the first half and rolled to a 57-35 nondistrict win in a boys’ game Wednesday night.

    The Maroon Tide (9-3) built a 24-13 lead by intermission and continued to pull away throughout the second half of play.

    Caleb Bartlett led Galax with 12 points, all coming on 3-pointers as the Maroon Tide hit nine 3-pointers as a team. Cliff Conley added 11 points for Galax and Keyshawn Brown scored 10.

    Grant Anders was the lone double-figure scorer for George Wythe, finishing with 11 points.

  • Cavs heat up to thump Demons

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County needed a little time to dial itself in, but a pair of three-point possessions on either side of the midway point of the first half jump-started the Cavaliers, who went on to roll Christiansburg 72-31 in a River Ridge District girls’ game Wednesday night.