High School

  • Tide skins Bears in first round

    The Galax Maroon Tide is one of the top baseball teams in the Mountain Empire District, and they showed why last Friday with a stinging 12-2 victory over the Bland County Bears in the opening round of the MED tournament played in Felts Park.

    Galax actually spotted the Bears a two-run lead in the first inning.

    Collin Grady led off the game for the Bears, punching a single into right field.

    Jake Watters, the starting pitcher, helped his cause by ripping a long home run over the right field fence for a 2-0 Bland County lead.

  • Elmasry notches MED tennis title; Devils move on in baseball, softball

    RINER –– Sarah Elmasry of Galax knocked off Binal Patel of George Wythe on Thursday to win the Mountain Empire District girls’ singles tennis championship at Auburn High School.

    Patel had reached the championship match with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Breanna Brewer of Grayson County while Elmasry defeated Auburn’s Haley Gordon 6-3, 6-1 in her semifinal to reach the title match.



  • Bears nip Galax; Cavs dodge Patrick

    Galax battled most of the way out of a four-run hole but couldn’t quite make it all the way back, falling to Bland County 4-3 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Felts Park.

  • Grayson County wrestler earns shot at nationals

    FREDERICKSBURG –– Jaron Greer of Grayson County High School earned the opportunity to represent Virginia at the junior nationals tournament this summer by winning a pair of championships this past weekend.

    Greer, a sophomore at Grayson wrestling for the New River Wrestling Club, won the freestyle and Greco Roman titles at the USMC/VAWA championships at Riverbend High School.

    Greer finished 3-0 in both the freestyle and Greco Roman divisions and is now eligible to wrestle at the USA Wrestling Nationals, July 11-20 in Fargo, N.D.

  • Carroll girls swamp Floyd

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County was unable to convert on several early scoring chances Monday against Floyd County. It took being called offside to kick the Cavaliers into gear as they zipped past Floyd County 7-0 in a Three Rivers District girls’ soccer match.

  • Tide looking for new hoops coach

    Galax High School is fielding applications for a new boys’ basketball coach after it was announced late last week that Mark Dixon will be stepping down from the position he held for one year.

  • Maroon Tide jumps on top early in big win over Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax opened up a big early lead and finished strong Tuesday afternoon to score a 17-6 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District baseball game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

    Led by Cade Ashworth and Kolby Barnes, the Maroon Tide coupled 17 hits with seven Blue Devil errors to improve to 3-5 overall, 2-1 in MED play. Grayson County fell to 4-3 (0-2).

    Galax scored twice in the top of the first and extended its lead to 5-0 in the second when Barnes drilled a three-run homer to left on a two-out, 0-2 pitch.

  • Carroll, Galax trade soccer wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County got a four-goal effort from Kaylei Newman and the Cavaliers blanked Galax 7-0 in a nondistrict girls’ soccer match Wednesday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Carroll County (3-0) was playing without injured leading scorer Adrienne Harris, who was honored following the game for having scored her 50th career goal last week.

  • Dalton, Brown lead team to win in all-star game

    WISE –– Galax’s Essence Brown and Carroll County’s Madi Dalton continued to rake in postseason basketball awards, both on the court and on the wire.

    The two Twin County seniors participated in the Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star game on Saturday at UVa.-Wise’s Pryor Convocation Center as members of the Red Team.

    Dalton, a first-team all-Class 4 performer and the player of the year in Region 4D, earned game MVP honors after scoring 15 points and leading the Red to a 76-37 win over the Blue.

  • Galax slips past Carroll 6-3

    Galax took an early lead and answered every Carroll County challenge, holding on for a 6-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-1) took an early lead on a two-out, two-strike, two-run double by Hannah Davis in the bottom of the second that scored Saige Leonard and Kendall Sturgill.

    Carroll County (1-1) tied it up in the top of the third on RBI doubles from Shelby Horton and Josie Quesenberry but Galax answered in the home half when Ashlyn Brady singled home a run and scored on Peyton Edwards’ ground out.