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High School

  • 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.

  • OHA caps 3-0 week with 30-point win over Bull City Prep

    MOUTH OF WILSON – Oak Hill, ranked eleventh in the Super 25 USA Today national poll, finished off a busy week at Turner Gymnasium last Saturday with an 87-57 victory over Bull City (N.C.) Prep.

    Three players had double-double performances.

    Kofi Cockburn scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds, Christian Brown had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Cole Anthony scored 10 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had 12 assists.

    Cam Thomas led the Warrior scoring attack with 24 points.

  • Rush second at NACA Nationals

    DAYTON, Tenn. –– The State Line Rush went 3-1, picked up several individual and team accomplishments and finished as the division runner-up at the National Association of Christian Athletes national tournament Feb. 20-22 at Fort Bluff Camp.

    After opening the tournament with three wins, the Rush fell short in the championship game, falling to New Hope Academy of Landover Hills, Md., 68-41.

  • Galax punches state ticket

    Galax dominated Rural Retreat in the fourth period last Thursday night and rolled to an easy 41-23 victory in the semifinals of the Region C girls’ basketball tournament played in Galax.

    The Tide (22-4) advanced to the Region C championship game played last Saturday night against Parry McCluer at Eastern Montgomery High School.

    The win also guaranteed the Maroon Tide a spot in the Class 1 state tournament.

    Both teams had trouble scoring but the Tide broke the close game open in the fourth period, outscoring the Indians 14-7.

  • Second thoughts

    SALEM –– It wasn’t the finish Grayson County had envisioned, but it was a finish every team but two – Poquoson and the Blue Devils themselves – would have gladly taken.

    Hoping to knock Poquoson from atop the Class 2 wrestling mountain, Grayson County advanced three wrestlers to the championship round Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center but came up empty in the finals, settling for a second straight second-place team trophy.

  • Essence of a champion

    A local athlete with hopes of rising to the professional level will be taking her career to the collegiate level this summer, after finishing her last successful season on the Galax High School varsity girls basketball team.

    During that season, she scored the 1,000th point of her career.

  • Carroll girls top Giles to remain unbeaten in TRD

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County inched one step closer to the Three Rivers District regular season girls’ championship Friday, running away from Giles in the first half of a 72-49 win.

    The Cavaliers improved to 10-0 in league play, 12-6 overall, and can clinch a tie for the TRD title with a win tonight against Radford.

    Carroll County jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and effectively put away the Spartans (12-8, 6-5) with a 22-8 run in the second quarter.

  • Bears win on Day 2 desperation shot

    BLAND – It’s not too often that a basketball game is called because of a wet floor but it happened last Friday night in Rocky Gap, leading to a two-day, two-venue game that ended with a half-court heave for the win.

    Bland County’s Gage Hankins scored his only points of the game when he hit a desperation shot from near midcourt to lift the Bears to a 57-54 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Grayson girls rally past Bears

    ROCKY GAP –– The Grayson County Blue Devil girls may not have the best record for the season but there’s one thing about these girls – they never give up.

    After falling behind early last Friday night against the Bland County Bears, Grayson County took the lead in the third period and held on to beat Bland 50-37 in a key Mountain Empire District contest.

    The Bears (3-13 overall, 3-9 MED) took an early lead when Sydnee Moses hit a layup.

    Jacie Bennett dished off to Abby Moore for a driving layup to tie the game.

  • Galax works past Indians

    Galax may not be entirely back to 100 percent in terms of overall team health, but the Maroon Tide is as close as it’s been in quite a while. And though the Tide didn’t exactly shoot the lights out Friday night, they made sure that nobody else did, either.

    Playing solid defense throughout, Galax used a strong third quarter to separate itself from Rural Retreat, holding the Indians to their third-lowest scoring total of the year Friday and claiming a 44-32 Mountain Empire District win.

    Maroon Tide coach Howard Mayo called it a workman-like effort.