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  • Cavaliers suppress Floyd


    Sports Editor

    HILLSVILLE –– If any team seemed capable of knocking off Carroll County somewhere along the line in Carroll’s inaugural season in the Three Rivers District, it figured to be Floyd County. Even after losses of 18 and 19 points to the Cavaliers in the regular season, the Buffaloes had a third chance in the tournament title game Thursday, and they made the most of it.

    For three quarters, anyway.

  • Maroon Tide girls rule MED


    Sports Editor

    The Galax girls’ basketball team will enter the Region 1C tournament riding a 14-game winning streak. That could be called momentum. Maroon Tide coach Howard Mayo looks at it a bit differently.

  • Sharpshooting Maroons top Devils for MED title

    Grayson County nearly overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit, but a blistering third quarter by George Wythe proved too tall an order for the Blue Devils as the Maroons won the Mountain Empire District tournament championship, 77-68 Wednesday at Galax High School.

  • Cavalier girls whack LCA

    HILLSVILLE –– The best offense, the saying goes, is a good defense. Or is it the best defense is a good offense? At any rate, for Carroll County Friday evening, a great defense brought out the best in its offense.

  • Carroll, Galax athletes swim to Richmond

    The competitive swim teams at Galax and Carroll County are still in their relative infancy, but both are making great strides despite the struggles a new athletic program often experiences.

    In its second season as a team sport at Carroll County, the Cavalier program earned a region championship by an individual and will be represented at the state level for the first time, while Galax will have two swimmers with a combined three region titles among its state contingent.

  • Carroll girls keep rolling

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls won their semifinal Three Rivers District game against Giles in spectacular fashion Monday night, dominating the Spartans 92-24 and advancing to the tournament finals Tuesday night against Floyd County.

    The Cavaliers (19-3) also broke the school record for 3-pointers, draining 14 to top the old record of 11.

    Carroll County coach Marc Motley said Laken Alley had 12 assists in the game, tying a school record.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavalier girls clinch titles

    RINER –– Galax built a 17-point lead in the first eight minutes and locked up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship Monday with a 69-37 win over Auburn.

    Leading 24-7 after the first quarter, the Maroon Tide (18-3 overall, 11-1 district) extended its lead to 26 points, 41-15, by halftime.

  • Galax wins fourth straight

    Break up the Maroon Tide.

    After a rough start to the basketball season, Galax appears to have found its groove and the Maroon Tide picked up its fourth straight win Monday night, shutting down Carroll County 50-31 in a nondistrict boys’ game.

  • Galax enters tournament play on a roll

    RINER –– To put the finishing touches on a strong finish to the regular season, Galax needed a strong finish in its season finale.

    The Maroon Tide steamed into Thursday’s Mountain Empire District first round on the swell of a five-game winning streak after concluding its regular schedule by pulling away from Auburn, 53-44, on Tuesday night.

    Galax reached the .500 mark for the season with the win, evening its mark to 10-10 overall. Seeded fifth with a 5-7 district record, the Maroon Tide opened MED tournament play Thursday at No. 4 Bland County.

  • Carroll completes perfect run



    HILLSVILLE – It’s not often that a team can go through a basketball season undefeated in the district but the Carroll County girls’ completed the feat to finish 12-0 in their first season in the Three Rivers District Wednesday night with a 77-24 victory over James River.