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High School

  • Blowout win sets up big rematch for Galax

    There’s always a reason a team is seeded No. 1 in a tournament and Galax proved that fact last Friday night as the Maroon Tide rolled to a convincing 55-8 victory over EastMont in the opening round of the Region 1C playoffs in Galax.

    The Tide advances to the second round this Friday night at home against the George Wythe Maroons, a team they rallied in the final three minutes to beat earlier in the season 21-14. The Maroons won their opening game last Friday night with a 28-0 win over Covington.

  • Final five-week grid grind begins for 187 teams

    The Virginia High School League playoffs kick off this weekend. For most clubs suiting up tonight (or tomorrow, or yesterday, as weather dictates), that’s a good thing. For other teams, the postseason is gonna happen whether they like it or not.

    Including a school up east that played a nine-game schedule, 12 teams in the state remain undefeated after the regular season, down a couple from a year ago, while three teams trudge on, still looking (most likely fruitlessly, at this point) for their first win of the year.

  • Region 2D: Devils open with Richlands

    First things first: On Tuesday of this week, Richlands lost one of the true legends of a legendary program as Devon Johnson, 25, passed away due to undisclosed causes.

  • Knights fend off Carroll County comeback

    BUCHANAN –– Carroll County runningback Cassell McMillian closed out his high school career in championship form last Thursday night, carrying the ball 17 times for 124 yards and scoring two touchdowns in a 35-21 loss to James River.

    The Three Rivers District game was moved up from Friday to Thursday night because of the forecast of heavy rain.

    The dry field definitely had an effect on the running game for both teams with the Cavaliers rushing for 224 yards on 39 carries while the Knights rushed for 214 yards on 25 carries.

  • Cavaliers one set short

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County High School volleyball team gives a lot to the community, and that community returns the love in the form of rabid support. The Cavaliers nearly gave their followers another two weeks.

  • 2D title goes to Pinckney

    BRISTOL –– Benji Pinckney claimed the individual championship and Grayson County barely missed out on the team title, settling for a runner-up finish in the Region 2D cross country championships Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    Grayson County will advance as a team to the Class 2 state meet next Friday and Saturday at the Great Meadows course near Manassas, while advancing as individuals out of the regionals to their respective state meets will be Sarah Elmasry, Joey Jordan and Luke White of Galax and Carroll County’s Kristen Wheatley.

  • Bobcats upend Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County almost got hung out to dry during its home game against Radford this past Friday, after a long fought battle until finally scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter; at least putting points on the board and saving Carroll County from ending the game with a shutout dealt by the Bobcats in their 38-7 Three Rivers District win.

  • Key play highlights Tide win

    By the time Todd Key lugged his big ol’ self across the goal line Friday night, Galax’s win over Bland County had been secured for at least an hour. But the touchdown may as well have been the go-ahead score in a championship game.

  • Key play highlights Tide win

    By the time Todd Key lugged his big ol’ self across the goal line Friday night, Galax’s win over Bland County had been secured for at least an hour. But the touchdown may as well have been the go-ahead score in a championship game.

    After his one and only career carry boosted Galax’s lead to 47 points late in the third quarter, Key, a senior offensive and defensive lineman, was mobbed by teammates in the end zone, giving a little zest to an otherwise workmanlike 61-7 Maroon Tide win.

  • Maroon Tide beats up on Bears

    Galax emphatically put an end to an eight-match slide Tuesday night, using overwhelming runs in the first two sets and pulling away late in the third to sweep Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 4-16 overall and 2-8 in the MED with its 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 win.