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High School

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.