http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en Maroon Tide sweeps Bears http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/maroon-tide-sweeps-bears <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bcstoneman.jpg" alt="Savannah Stoneman of Galax pressures Bland County’s Macey Scott (24) in the first half of the Maroon Tide’s 43-27 win Tuesday." title="Savannah Stoneman of Galax pressures Bland County’s Macey Scott (24) in the first half of the Maroon Tide’s 43-27 win Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Galax&rsquo;s girls&rsquo; basketball team had scored 20 and 22 points in its most recent two games, both of them losses. Tuesday, the Maroon Tide got that part of the problem straightened out before halftime.</span></p> <p> Galax jumped out to a 26-12 lead by intermission and cruised to a 43-27 win the first of two easy takes by Tide teams in a Mountain Empire District quad with Bland County.</p> <p> The Galax boys followed suit in the nightcap, similarly breaking away to a 31-12 halftime lead en route to their 48-27 cakewalk.</p> State Line wins tourney title http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/state-line-wins-tourney-title <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rush_1.jpg" alt="State Line Rush players accept their championship trophy after winning the Bob Jones University Invitational in Greenville, S.C." title="State Line Rush players accept their championship trophy after winning the Bob Jones University Invitational in Greenville, S.C." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">GREENVILLE, S.C. &ndash;&ndash; The State Line Rush homeschool girls&rsquo; basketball team went 3-0 last week to claim the championship of the Bob Jones University Invitational, held on the BJU campus in Greenville.</span></p> <p> Facing Wood County Christian of Williamstown, W.Va. in the title game on Friday, freshman Audrey Clark came up huge with 27 points, including sinking 10-of-15 free throws, to lead the Rush to a 58-47 win.</p> Carroll gets over the hump http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-gets-over-hump <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cbmicah_0.jpg" alt="Carroll County’s Micah Johnson flies through the lane and past Christiansburg’s Alec Anderson during the Cavaliers’ 53-46 win Saturday." title="Carroll County’s Micah Johnson flies through the lane and past Christiansburg’s Alec Anderson during the Cavaliers’ 53-46 win Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; Weekends are a great time for tidying things up around the place. Saturday, Carroll County finally got rid of that eyesore of a zero that had been cluttering up its district won-lost record.</span></p> <p> After several near-misses, the Cavaliers finally got over the hump against a River Ridge District foe, hustling past Christiansburg 53-46.</p> <p> The key word there was &lsquo;hustle.&rsquo;</p> Grayson, Maroon Tide split http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/grayson-maroon-tide-split <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gc-gx1_2.jpg" alt="Galax’s Isaiah Brown (14) goes hard to the basket despite the efforts of Grayson County’s Garrett Moore." title="Galax’s Isaiah Brown (14) goes hard to the basket despite the efforts of Grayson County’s Garrett Moore." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">INDEPENDENCE &ndash;&ndash; The Galax boys&rsquo; basketball team officially has a winning streak going. The Grayson County girls definitely had a greedy streak going.</span></p> <p> Galax&rsquo;s boys have won back-to-back games for the first time this season after holding off Grayson County 45-40 while the Blue Devil girls kept the first half all to themselves in their 40-20 win over the Tide in a Mountain Empire District quad Friday.</p> Tide rally a memorable one http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/tide-rally-memorable-one <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grad_0.jpg" alt="Galax’s Savannah Stoneman (5) and Essence Brown tie up Graham’s Casey Spencer in the second half of the Maroon Tide’s 73-70 overtime win over the G-Girls." title="Galax’s Savannah Stoneman (5) and Essence Brown tie up Graham’s Casey Spencer in the second half of the Maroon Tide’s 73-70 overtime win over the G-Girls." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s been a while since a Galax girls&rsquo; basketball team last scored in the 70s. Perhaps about as long as the last time eight girls scored in double figures in one game or the last time the Maroon Tide won after being down by 16 points in the second half.</span></p> <p> The most recent occurrence of all three came Tuesday night. Trailing Graham 43-27 two minutes into the third quarter, Galax staged a remarkable rally, survived into overtime and eventually escaped with a 73-70 Mountain Empire District win over the G-Girls (8-3).</p> Galax swims for the cure http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-swims-cure <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/swim.jpg" alt="The Galax swim team participated in the Swim for the Cure meet recently, hosted by James River High School." title="The Galax swim team participated in the Swim for the Cure meet recently, hosted by James River High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">BUCHANAN &ndash;&ndash; Galax participated in the Swim for the Cure swim meet at James River on Jan. 11, with the Maroon Tide boys finishing first among four teams, the Galax girls placing third and the team placing second in the combined team scores.</span></p> <p> Galax&rsquo;s boys racked up 97 points to outdistance host James River&rsquo;s 76. Parry McCluer was third with 34 and Glenvar placed fourth with 17.</p> <p> Glenvar edged James River 92-91 in the girls&rsquo; standings and Galax placed third with 64.</p> VHSL gives go-ahead for Carroll move to Three Rivers http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/vhsl-gives-go-ahead-carroll-move-three-rivers <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jan_18-1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="188" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; The Carroll County athletic program has found a new home.</span></p> <p> Beginning in the fall of 2017,&nbsp; the Cavaliers will compete under the banner of the Three Rivers District after the school&rsquo;s appeal to be placed there was approved Wednesday by the Virginia High School League&rsquo;s alignment committee.</p> CCHS hall of fame announces eight new inductees http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/cchs-hall-fame-announces-eight-new-inductees <p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; The third induction class of the Carroll County High School sports hall of fame was announced recently, with eight new names to be added to the hall in January.</span></p> <p class="p4"> Kim Caudill, Ingrid Easter, Cindy Edwards, Tee Jackson, Howard Mayo, Kayla (Goins) Nester, Rick Nester and Robin Whittington will all be inducted into the hall of fame during the Cavaliers&rsquo; quad Jan. 22 with Christiansburg.</p> <p class="p4"> <b>Kim Caudill (volleyball)</b></p>