High School

  • Grayson denied first MED win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County erased nine points from a 10-point second-half deficit but couldn’t get completely over the hump Tuesday, dropping a 57-55 decision to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

  • Hidden Valley takes round 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County had to wait three weeks for a chance to avenge its first River Ridge District loss. The turnaround will be considerably shorter after its most recent league setback.

  • Carroll boys break through; Tide, Devil girls take MED wins

     ROANOKE –– Carroll County stormed out of a seven-point hole with a dominating third quarter and earned its first River Ridge District win of the season, knocking off Hidden Valley 59-53 Wednesday.

  • Maroon Tide wrestlers advance

    Galax placed a strong second in the team standings, advanced seven wrestlers to the championship finals and came away with three individual championships Thursday at the 1A West sub-regional wrestling tournament at Galax High School.

    Defending Group 1A state champion Rural Retreat had wrestlers in 11 of the 14 championship bouts, won eight individual titles and picked up the team title with 241.5 points to Galax’s 200. George Wythe (148), Radford (88), Fort Chiswell (68) and Covington (53) rounded out the field.

  • Maroon Tide advances out of conference

    BRISTOL –– Galax advanced both its boys’ and girls’ swim teams to the regionals after a strong showing Tuesday at a combined conference meet at Virginia High.

    The Maroon Tide, in its first year of competition, placed fourth in the combined team scoring with 219 points, just behind George Wythe’s 222.

  • Conley goes off, Lindsey hits a grand in Galax sweep

     NARROWS –– Clif Conley pumped in 30 points by halftime as Galax handled Narrows 66-34 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday night.

    Conley poured in eight 3-pointers in his huge first half and finished with 32 as Galax improved to 13-6, 8-0 by taking a 31-10 first-quarter lead.

    Dominic DiGiacomo scored 15 for Galax while no Narrows player reached double figures.


    Galax...........31  18  9    8––66

  • Cavaliers split with Titans

    HILLSVILLE – Evidently Hidden Valley came to Hillsville looking for revenge last Friday night after the Cavaliers beat the Titans on Wednesday night for their first River Ridge District victory of the season.

    After playing the Titans tough in the first half, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring in the second half and lost 60-45 to the visitors.

    The game was close throughout the first period with the Cavaliers taking an early five point lead at 7-2 after a 3-pointer by Winston Giles.

  • Carroll denied first district win in OT loss to C’burg

    HILLSVILLE – For the Carroll County boys, the final shot of regulation last Friday night was a nightmare while for Christiansburg, it was a miracle.

    There was 3.5 seconds left in the game and the Cavaliers clinging to a three point lead at 64-61 when Matthew Herndon was fouled and went to the foul line for two shots. He had made a basket full of free throws throughout the game but this time he missed both.

  • 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.