High School

  • Carroll County brought back to earth

     CHRISTIANSBURG –– On the bright side, Carroll County is still averaging 294 rushing yards in its last two games.

    One week after one of the most productive nights of offense in school history, Christiansburg held the Cavaliers to one of their least productive, thoroughly trouncing Carroll 40-0 in a nondistrict game Friday.

    The Cavaliers (1-2) were coming off a 560-yard rushing effort in a 47-19 thumping of Patrick County, but could muster less than half as many yards (28) Friday as it had rushing attempts (61) the week before.

  • Devils finish strong, win 55-20

     INDEPENDENCE -It took Grayson County a long time to get started but once the Blue Devils found their stride they rolled over the Rural Retreat Indians, 55-20, in a nondistrict game played at Bill Strong Field Friday. 

    Rural Retreat came into the game the underdog but they didn’t play like underdogs in the first period. 

    The Indians put together a good first drive but Xavier Rodriguez ended the threat when he picked off a Zayne Williams pass at the Blue Devil 26. 

  • Carroll cheerleaders earn honors

     BOONE, N.C. –– The Carroll County High School cheer program enjoyed another successful summer, earning numerous awards at the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at Appalachian State University.

    The Cavalier varsity squad earned all superior ribbons en route to winning first place in the camp championship cheer and in home pom dance routine competitions, as well as winning the Leadership Award, chosen by the other squads in attendance.

  • Maroon Tide posts another shutout

     It may have been the kick-off of Bully Prevention Week at Galax High School, but the football players bullied their way to yet another dominating win Friday night at home.

    The Tide (2-0) started the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since 2002 with a second straight shut-out.

    Galax hosted neighboring Alleghany County (0-3) and dominated both sides of the ball, scoring on five of its first six possessions – including all three in the second quarter – to win 35-0.

  • Blue Devils thump Chilhowie 48-22 to improve to 2-0

     CHILHOWIE –– Grayson County zipped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and posted its most impressive win in at least three years Friday with a 48-22 pounding of Chilhowie.

    The Blue Devils, 2-0 for the first time since 2003, racked up 470 yards in total offense, including 295 yards on 48 rushing attempts.

  • Haynes dominates field for Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– Kendall Haynes blew away the competition and led Carroll County to the team win in a Southwest District cross country meet Wednesday at the Carroll County Recreation Park.

    Haynes’ winning time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds was more than a minute ahead of runner-up David Ratliff of Grundy and nearly three minutes quicker than the third-place time of Zachary Burnett of Richlands.

  • Grubb's injury not as severe as first thought

     HILLSVILLE –– The sparkly new digital play clocks on either end of Tommy Thompson Field were generously donated by Keith Grubb and installed just in time for Carroll County’s benefit game against Galax on Aug. 20.

    For a couple of days, it looked as if a single 25-second cycle of the clocks would be longer in duration than the senior football season of Grubb’s son Hunter.

    The new timepieces may save the Cavaliers a few 5-yard delay of game penalties. Another piece of technology may have saved the season for the younger Grubb.

  • Competition a little tougher this week

     For two similar-sized schools, each with a proud football tradition, and situated an easy drive down Interstate 81 from one another, it’s somewhat surprising that Grayson County and Chilhowie have met only three times on the football field, with two of those meeting being playoff matchups.

    Grayson County will try to pick up its first win in this abbreviated series tonight when the Blue Devils take on the Warriors in a 7:30 nondistrict game in Chilhowie.

  • Tide seeks rare 2-0 start

     Bully Prevention Week officially gets under way today at Galax High School. It is assumed that football players are excused from the anti-intimidation stuff, at least until after the Maroon Tide’s meeting with Alleghany, N.C.

  • Cavs hope no miracle necessary this time

     HILLSVILLE –– A loss is a loss, but Carroll County did its image – and perhaps more importantly, its self-image – some good last week.

    Taking Basset down to the wire before falling 17-14 on a last-second field goal last week, the Cavaliers probably opened some eyes around the Southwest District, and probably boosted their self-confidence in the process.