High School

  • Galax overwhelms Martinsville

    An aggressive defense and red-hot running game made a big difference in the home opener for Galax, which whipped winless Martinsville 51-25 in a nondistrict game Friday in Galax.

  • Volleyball teams open seasons with five wins

    The three Twin County volleyball teams enjoyed a successful first week of the season as Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to win five of their six matches in nondistrict action last week.

    Tuesday in Hillsville, Carroll County gave up the first point of the night but didn’t trail again in sweeping Pulaski County 25-13, 25-21, 25-13.

  • Cougars outscore Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Dae Shawn Penn is listed on the Patrick County roster at 6 feet, 1 inch and weighing 230 pounds.

    Carroll County will attest to the fact that Penn is probably bigger than that because of the way he plowed through the Cavalier defense to lead the Cougars to a hard-fought 38-27 nondistrict victory over the Cavaliers last Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

    As one Carroll player commented on the sideline of Penn, who rushed 16 times for 256 yards and three touchdowns, “He was a load to bring down.”

  • Tide survives Highlanders

    SALEM –– The heat was on this past Friday night at Highlander Stadium after Galax stole a 32-29 victory late in the fourth quarter against Glenvar, starting Galax with a win for the first game of the 2019 season.

  • Cavalier golfers finish fifth, sixth

    HILLSVILLE -- The Carroll County Cavaliers played in two Three Rivers District golf matches last week, finishing fifth in a seven-team match at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club last Thursday and sixth in a seven-team played Tuesday at the Pete Dye River Course in Radford.

    Radford claimed first place in last Thursday’s match that was cut to nine holes because of bad weather. The Bobcats edged Floyd County by one stroke with a team score of 154 to 155.

  • Grayson rounds out preseason work

    INDEPENDENCE –– Hoping to see his team build on an earlier positive showing in a scrimmage with Radford, Grayson County coach Brett McPherson was left scratching his head after the Blue Devils hosted Narrows for each team’s final preseason tune-up Thursday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Cavaliers debut in Narrows

    NARROWS –– Objectives for first scrimmages can vary from program to program, but Carroll County coach Jack Turner’s desires were pretty simple when his Cavaliers met Pike View, W.Va., Fort Chiswell and Narrows on Saturday.

    Turner mostly wanted to see his boys play like men (intelligent men, preferably) during the two-hour workout on the Green Wave’s turf.

  • Indians pose no problem for Tide in semis

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Facing a dreary weekend forecast, the Virginia High School League moved up the state soccer semifinals by several hours in an effort to get the contests in with as little interference as possible from a meteorological standpoint. Galax more than cooperated, making sure things were over with quite early in a metaphorical sense, as well.

  • Elmasterly

    RADFORD –– Having stormed through her state semifinal before the opposite pairing had completed its first set Thursday, Sarah Elmasry of Galax was given ample opportunity to observe her next opponent, to identify any strengths or potential weaknesses and to carefully formulate a game plan in her mind.

  • Late goal seals Galax soccer title

    A mild upset of sorts was pulled off at the Region 1C boys’ soccer finals Thursday. It didn’t come in the form of a win by second-seeded Auburn over No. 1 Galax, but rather in the fact that a match between the two ended with a winning margin of greater than one goal.