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High School

  • 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.

  • Peoples garners more honors

    Galax runningback Steven Peoples continued to reap rewards from near and far following his record-breaking senior season, including a pair of honors just recently.

    Peoples and Maroon Tide linebacker Joseph Dixon were both named to the inaugural all-HSGC awards list, Dixon as a first-team all-Northeast defensive player and Peoples as the Northeast player of the year.

  • Carroll County bombs Cougars with 11 treys

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County was deadly from long range Friday night and remained undefeated in River Ridge District play with a 65-34 girls’ basketball win over Pulaski County.

    The Cavaliers (9-2 overall, 4-0 district) tied a school record by hitting 11 shots from behind the 3-point line, including a combined seven treys by Keely Lundy and Rylee Haynes.

    Lundy led three scorers in double figures with 16 points for Carroll County. Haynes chipped in with 13 points and Mattie Kennedy scored 11.

  • Galax sweeps Twin County tri

    Galax went 2-0 and Grayson County earned a split against the Maroon Tide and Carroll County in a Twin County tri match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Carroll County built a 27-18 lead over Grayson County in the first match of the evening but the Blue Devils picked up four forfeit wins in the upper weight classes to take a 42-27 team win.

    Jarret Thomas (106) and Brennan Vaught (112) both won by pin to get the Cavaliers off to a good start before a forfeit and a pin by Jacob Hale squared the team score at 12-12 for the Blue Devils.

  • Tide jumps on Devils for 23-point victory

    Galax jumped out to a 10-point lead after seven minutes and never let Grayson County inside of double figures the rest of the night, taking a 57-34 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 7-3 overall on the year with the win, 2-1 in district play, dropping the Blue Devils to 1-9, 0-1.

  • Cheerleaders center of attention at ACC game

    CHARLOTTE –– Eighteen cheerleaders from Carroll County were among a squad of nearly 300 to perform during pregame festivities at the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium in December.

    Individual cheer squads were selected for the performance based on the awards they received at Universal Cheerleaders Association camps over the summer. The cheerleaders – 285 in all – participated in the ACC FanFest and got to watch a Sarah Evans concert, then spent several hours practicing together on the Carolina Pathers’ practice field.