High School

  • Carroll boys get district road win in OT

    LOW MOOR –– Alleghany forced overtime with no time left in regulation, but Carroll County controlled the extra session and claimed a 51-45 win over the Mountaineers in a Three Rivers District game Wednesday.

  • Tide shuts down another


    Sports Editor

    Galax possesses offensive weapons a-plenty with which to hurt an opponent. But even when the rim gets a little tight on its offensive end of the floor, the Maroon Tide has the healthy habit of making sure the opponent’s rim gets even tighter.

    Though it ended up with a good-enough shooting percentage of 41 Wednesday night, Galax limited an opponent to six or fewer field goals and 20 or fewer points for a second night in a row, shutting down Holston 53-17 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Fleming snaps Carroll girls’ 11-game streak

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County saw its 11-game winning streak snapped by the No. 1-ranked team in Timesland, dropping a 79-73 decision Friday at William Fleming.

  • Grayson survives Bland scare

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County held off a barrage of desperation late shots by Bland County to win a nail biting 59-54 Mountain Empire District victory last Friday night.

  • Devil girls knock off Bears

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County girls put together one of their best efforts of the season and picked up a low-scoring 38-35 Mountain Empire District win Friday over Bland County.

    Led by top scorers Breanna Brewer and Jacie Bennett, each with 11 points, the Blue Devils (6-14, 3-7) scratched and clawed their way to earn the win while getting scoring support from seven players.

    The game was close throughout with the Bears leading after every quarter.

  • Maroon Tide girls keep momentum with 52-34 win

    Better than anyone else, Galax girls’ basketball coach Howard Mayo knows the physical and mental makeup of his team. If he had any uncertainties about his club’s ability to play rough-and-tumble basketball when necessary, those doubts were laid to rest Friday night.

  • Tide boys win third straight

    The Galax boys’ basketball team is inching closer and closer to .500 and is hoping to make the postseason interesting for any higher-seeded team it may run up against. That scenario is looking more and more plausible after the Maroon Tide picked up its third straight win Friday, outmuscling Rural Retreat 54-36 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Grayson boys improve to 13-1; Galax throws scare at Wythe

    CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County built a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to its 13th win of the season Saturday night with a 73-57 nondistrict win over Chilhowie.

    The Blue Devils (13-1) constructed a six-point lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Warriors 22-12 in the second for a 43-27 advantage at intermission.

  • Glenvar overcomes Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County overcame a 12-point second-half deficit in the span of less than three minutes Friday night but Glenvar was able to regroup and pull away for a 75-60 win in a Three Rivers District boys’ game.

    Landry Gerbers’ free throw had Glenvar (10-4 overall, 6-0 district) ahead by a dozen points, 41-29, at the 6:52 mark of the third period, but Carroll County (2-12, 1-5) was in the lead less than three minutes later.

  • Cavs streak past Glenvar

    HILLSVILLE –– To illustrate just how overpowering Carroll County was Friday night against Glenvar, when Cavalier coach Marc Motley was asked about the explosive start his team got off to, he wasn’t sure if the questioner was referring to the first quarter or the third.

    Carroll County opened up a 14-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes, kicked off the third quarter with an 11-0 run in less than two and a half minutes and raced past Glenvar 59-32 in a Three Rivers District girls’ game.