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High School

  • Carroll County goes back-to-back

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County outscored Grayson County 21-5 in the second period Monday night and rolled to a 71-34 nondistrict victory.

    The Cavaliers played a solid game on both ends of the floor and scored a lot of their points from close range.

    Carroll (6-12) jumped on Grayson County (2-16) from the opening tip when Caden Hodges hit a layup to open the game. The Cavaliers built a 9-0 lead before the Blue Devils scored their first basket of the game by Bailey Hawkins with 3:27 to play in the quarter.

  • Blue Devils knock off Bland County

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County built a 15-point halftime lead and withstood a second-half charge by Bland County to notch its second win of the season, taking a 66-59 victory Wednesday in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The Blue Devils (2-14) jumped on the Bears (3-12) early, taking a five-point lead into the second quarter and expanding it to 36-21 by halftime.

  • Maroon Tide goes 5-0 at Richlands duals

    RICHLANDS –– Galax claimed five team wins and had two wrestlers finish with 5-0 marks in a six-team dual meet held Jan. 16 at Richlands.

    The Maroon Tide posted wins over Central-Wise (54-15), Honaker (66-6), Richlands (41-30), Patrick Henry-Glade Spring (41-27) and Tazewell (50-24).

  • Galax seeks NFL grant for football field

    Galax High School’s capital fundraising campaign for the football field through NFL grants is bolstered by the fact that Coach Mark Dixon is a former player for the Miami Dolphins.

    “Believe me, it is very difficult to get a phone number that goes to the Miami Dolphins,” said Superintendent Bill Sturgill at the Galax School Board’s Jan. 12 meeting. “There’s not an email address on the website. The number is an answering machine, and calling it daily does not get you anywhere.”

  • G-Men run past Grayson County 87-66

    INDEPENDENCE – Bailey Hawkins scored 31 points but it wasn’t enough as the Grayson County Blue Devils fell to Graham, 87-66, in a Mountain Empire game Friday night.

    The G-Men came into the game with a 7-2 record and for the first half, the Blue Devils held their own.

    Hawkins scored the first basket of the game to give the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead and the first period remained close. The G-Men took their largest lead at 15-9 but Bailey drilled one of his seven 3-pointers to cut the lead to 15-12.

  • Grayson County girls stun Graham

    INDEPENDENCE – Lakean Vaught and Emily Hart hit key free throws last Friday night to lead the Grayson County girls’ to a hard-fought 49-47 victory over Graham in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The game was tied at 43 when Vaught hit two pressure free throws to give the Blue Devils a 45-43 lead with 3:25 to play. Dejah Carter and Alexis Kiser hit the front end of one-and-one free throw opportunities for Graham to tie the game at 45-45.

  • Galax girls on target in 60-32 win

    Narrows has seen a jaw-dropping amount of scoring from one kid over the past season and a half. Galax saw an encouraging amount of production from several sources over the span of 32 minutes.

    Green Wave guard Maggie Guynn topped 1,000 career points just 13 games into her sophomore season Friday, but the Maroon Tide got double-digit scoring from three sources and saw all nine players find their way into the scoring column as Galax ran away with a 60-32 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Galax outmuscles Narrows

    Having combined for 102 points in their regular season football game this past fall, Galax and Narrows totaled 84 on the basketball court Friday. And it was almost just as physical.

    The Maroon Tide and the Green Wave beat and banged on one another for the full 32 minutes in their Mountain Empire District game, with Galax pulling away late to claim a 49-35 win.

  • Maroon Tide headlines all-Group 1A football team

    Headlined by a state player of the year, a state coach of the year and a pair of two-way first-team picks, Galax filled a total of six spots on the all-Group 1A football team, announced last week by the Virginia High School League.

  • Carroll zooms past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– It wasn’t the 21-point head start that Carroll County had used five days before in Galax, but bookend double-digit runs in the first half more than got the job done Saturday.

    The Cavaliers scored the game’s first 16 points, finished the half with a 14-point run and improved to 12-2 on the year by running past the Maroon Tide 56-27 in a nondistrict girls’ game.