High School

  • Galax Paving, Inc.

    When people think about Galax football, one of the first things that comes to mind is the string of tailbacks the school has fielded, especially in recent seasons.

    In the past seven years, no fewer than 11 times has a Galax ballcarrier topped 1,000 yards. In four of those seasons the Maroon Tide had two backs with more than 1,000 yards each.

  • G-Men oust Blue Devils

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– To its credit, Grayson County advanced as far as it could in the postseason. Farther than expected, probably. Graham was simply the better football team.

  • All-Twin County team announced

    The inaugural all-Twin County volleyball team was announced this week, honoring the top players from Carroll County, Galax and Grayson County, as voted on by the three schools’ coaching staffs.

  • Playoff notebook: Come one, come all

    So here we go – 187 hopefuls, six state championship trophies up for grabs.

    On second thought, perhaps 187 is a few too many to label as “hopeful.”

    Of the 307 Virginia High School League-sanctioned football teams in the state of Virginia, 187 of them, or 62 percent, are still active as the first round of the playoffs rolls around this weekend. Obviously, not all 187 can have a winning record. Not all 187 even have a win.

  • Second season begins – Galax

    Second-seeded Galax will host No. 7 Bland County tonight in the Region 1C quarterfinals, one of 13 playoff games statewide that involve teams that have faced each other within the past two weeks.

    Fourteen days probably isn’t enough time for the previous meeting to have gone down the memory hole for Bland County.

  • Maroon Tide girls advance to state

    Staff reports

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax’s girls will move on to the state championships as a team and two Maroon Tide boys will move on as individuals, having qualified Thursday at the Region 1C cross country meet at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

  • Cavs finish with a bang



    HILLSVILLE -- Cassell McMillian was the man of the night for Carroll County, carrying the Cavaliers to a solid 32-12 victory over James River in a Three Rivers District game last Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

    McMillian carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns in the season-ending game for the Cavaliers (2-8 overall, 1-5 district).

    Carroll senior running back Logan Trudell closed out his high school career on a high note, rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

  • Galax skins Bears 75-7

    BASTIAN –– It was a Friday night to forget for Bland County, as the Galax Maroon Tide rolled over the Bears 75-7 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Things got out of hand early for the Bears as Dougie Peoples scored five touchdowns to give the Tide a 41-0 first quarter lead and a 68-0 advantage at halftime.

    For the second half, the coaches agreed for the referees to cut the length of the two quarters to 10 minutes each and to run the clock continuously.

  • Cats pull away from Cavs

    RADFORD –– Carroll County and Radford faced one another on the football field Friday for the first time since 1993. The Bobcats’ win reflected the two teams’ level of experience in close games this year, and it reflected the history of this series in general.

    In terms of both tight ballgames and the now 26-0 series record, Radford had been there before. The Cavaliers have not.

  • Devils grind past Wythe

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was a few seconds away from pitching a shutout but still came away with an impressive win Friday, rushing for 318 yards in a 24-7 Mountain Empire District triumph over George Wythe at Bill Strong Field.

    Led by Levi Johnson’s 236 yards and two touchdowns on 24 rushing attempts, the Blue Devils remained in the Region 2D playoff hunt by improving to 5-4 overall, 4-1 in the MED. George Wythe dropped to 5-4 and 2-2 in the district.