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  • Cavs fall in region semis

    By Jason S. Rufner, Special to The Gazette

     

    LEESBURG –– With four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Region 4A West girls’ basketball semifinal Thursday, Carroll County trailed Loudoun County by a mere four points. It was a quick pair of Keely Lundy 3-pointers that put the Cavaliers (21-3) within late striking distance of the homestanding Raiders (24-2), whom Carroll had defeated 59-54 in Hillsville in the same round of last year’s region tourney.

  • By any means necessary

    SALEM –– In simplest terms, Will Lawrence is a brute and Joshua Spurlin is a technician when they step on a wrestling mat. Both of them are now two-time state champions.

    Hey, whatever works, right?

    Rest assured that Spurlin isn’t averse to being physical, and Lawrence is well-versed in the finer aspects of the sport. But each rode his own strengths to state titles Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Cavaliers thump Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– In the Conference 24 championship game Thursday, Carroll County point guard Mattie Kennedy scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, distributed seven assists, hit a pair of huge third-quarter 3-pointers and forced William Fleming to put her on the foul line 17 times in the second half.

    “Can you ask for anything more from a kid?” asked Cavalier coach Marc Motley.

  • Grayson gets past G-Girls

    INDEPENDENCE –- Normally, a first-round tournament game against a two-win opponent is just a tune-up for the next stage. Grayson County opened postseason play against a two-win Graham team, but a club with an entirely different look for the playoffs.

    The Blue Devils built an early 14-point lead but had to claw past the G-Girls, who had a recent addition with the return of a four-year starter, holding off Graham 52-48 in the Conference 39 girls’ quarterfinals Monday.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: Feb. 5-11

     

     

    2012

    *Galax rebounded from its first defeat in more than a year by edging Grayson County 63-61. The Maroon Tide (17-1) got 21 points from Devonte McKinney while Grayson County was led by Landon Frost with 19 points.

    *Wes Smoot scored 20 points for Carroll County’s boys and Lindsay Martin pumped in 19 for the Cavalier girls as the two teams completed perfect runs through the Southwest District with wins over Marion.

     

    2007

  • Cavs on task in 41-point win

    HILLSVILLE –– On more than one occasion this season, Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley has had reservations about his team during pregame warm-ups. Tuesday was one of those nights, and Motley asked his kids to prove him wrong about what he felt was a lack of focus.

    There is being focused, and then there is being locked on.

  • Devils leave Cats behind

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County dominated the fourth quarter and took a big 71-54 win over Virginia High in a Conference 39 game Wednesday.

    Leading 45-44, the Blue Devils (8-10) pulled out to a 54-46 lead as Jake Hollingsworth and Tanner McPherson each scored from the foul line and added a driving layup.

    The Bearcats pulled back to within 56-50 on a Ryan BRadley 3-pointer with 3:24 to go but Grayson closed out the game with a 15-4 run fueled by its defense.

  • Cougars steal win from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– The National Transportation Safety Board would have a whale of a time sorting out Monday night’s River Ridge District clash between Carroll County and Pulaski County as both teams experienced a train wreck. The Cougars were able to walk away from theirs.

    Carroll County dominated in every phase of the game up to the mid-point of the third quarter but Pulaski County rallied from a 27-point hole over the final 12 minutes and stunned the Cavaliers 79-72 in overtime.

  • Cavaliers win two on Hall of...

    HILLSVILLE –– It was a special night at Carroll County High School last Friday. Besides a pair of varsity games against Christiansburg, it was also induction night for five new members to the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame.

    One of the inductees was Marc Motley, the girls’ head coach. He proved one reason for his induction when his team scored a resounding 70-36 victory over the Blue Demons in a River Ridge District game.

  • REMEMBER WHEN – Jan. 15-21

     

    2012

    *Ty Cannaday led four scorers in double figures with 20 points as Grayson County swamped Narrows 76-55. Max Rodgers scored 18 points, Adam Wyatt had 17 and Lucas Rudy added 12 for the Blue Devils.

    *Carroll County’s girls led by three before finishing the game on a 16-0 run to pull away from Marion 51-32. Rachel Dalton scored 20 points for the Cavaliers and Lindsay Martin added 15 points.

     

    2007