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High School

  • 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.

  • Carroll County, Grayson County earn district sweeps

    MAX MEADOWS –– Koby Hill hit a shot at the buzzer to lift Grayson County to a 54-52 win over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (5-10 overall, 2-2 district) took a 41-37 lead into the fourth quarter before the Pioneers (7-5, 1-2) rallied.

    Hill finished with 12 points for the Blue Devils, who got a game-high 18 points from Max Rodgers. Ty Cannaday added 13 points for Grayson.

    Fort Chiswell was paced by Garrison Byus with 13 points. Dylan Hale scored 11 and Austin Widelo added 10.

  • Graham takes control early

    Galax couldn’t overcome its own chilly start in its Mountain Empire District game Friday with Graham. Even if it had, the Maroon Tide may not have been able to overcome the rather balmy opening enjoyed by the G-Girls’ Lexi Kiser.

    The Graham point guard poured in 11 points in the first quarter as the G-Girls seized control early on with a 16-point lead and went on to deal the Maroon Tide a 54-39 setback.

    Galax dropped to 5-7 overall and 1-3 in league play while Graham stayed firmly atop the MED standings at 5-0, improving to 9-6 overall.

  • Carroll girls jump on Cave Spring early for RRD win

     ROANOKE ––Carroll County obliterated Cave Spring in the first half and stayed perfect in district play on the season, notching a 43-30 River Ridge District win Tuesday night.

    The Cavaliers (10-2 overall, 5-0 district) bolted to a 20-3 lead after the first quarter and held the Knights (6-7, 1-3) to seven points in the first half to take a 30-7 lead into the break.

    Cave Spring managed 13 points in the first three periods before the Knights’ Courtney Stover connected on five 3-pointers and all of her 15 points in the fourth quarter.

  • Carroll County keeps rolling

    HILLSVILLE –– Having participated in summer ball with several Cave Spring players, introductions weren’t necessary for Carroll County’s Winston Giles when the Knights visited the Cavaliers Tuesday. Giles provided a none-too-polite ‘hello’ nonetheless, after which Gunnar Beamer wrapped up the evening by showing the Knights to the door.

  • Graham sweeps Devils for MED lead

     INDEPENDENCE –– In a battle for the top spot in the Mountain Empire District girls’ basketball race, Grayson County took an early lead but Graham took control with a big third quarter run and held on to defeat the Blue Devils 59-55 Friday night at Grayson County Middle School.

    Both teams left the floor with 8-5 overall records. The G-Girls returned to Bluefield with the top spot in the MED standings at 4-0 while the Blue Devils dropped a game back at 3-1.