High School

  • Tide freshman named all-conference

    Essence Brown made a strong impression in her first year of varsity basketball, earning first-team all-Conference 46 honors in voting by the league’s coaches.

    A freshman at Galax, Brown led the Maroon Tide in scoring (10.1 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (59), was second on the team in blocked shots (23) and field goal shooting (35.0 percent) and third in free throw shooting (60.0 percent).

  • Galax comes up empty at Graham

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– Two-time defending state champion Galax received a challenge in its first boys’ soccer match of the season, battling Graham to a 1-1 tie with the G-Men Thursday in a Mountain Empire District tussle at the East River Soccer Complex.

  • Cavaliers get past Galax

    HILLSVILLE – Sidney Nester allowed only two hits and struck out 14 last Friday night to lead the Carroll County Cavaliers to a 6-1 nondistrict victory over the Galax Maroon Tide.

    It was the season opener for the Cavaliers, the defending 4A State Champions from last season.

    The Maroon Tide took an early lead on the Cavaliers. With one out, Kassie Widner reached first on a throwing error. Ally Bartlett was safe on an error after hitting a sharp grounder that ended up in centerfield.

  • No change yet in Tide girls’ coaching position

    Contrary to popular belief, Yerrick Stoneman is the girls’ basketball coach at Galax High School. It is the hope of several people involved with the program that the same can be said a couple months from now.

    Although word has been circulating that Stoneman has been relieved of his duties, that is not the case, Galax superintendent Bill Sturgill said Friday.

  • Maroon Tide swimmers place in region, state

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Galax placed 10th in the boys’ standings out of 26 schools represented and the Maroon Tide girls posted a 19th-place team finish at the Group 1A/2A state swimming championships, held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

  • Carroll County rolls over Byrd for regional berth

    HILLSVILLE –– In Thursday’s Conference 24 girls’ semifinals, William Byrd opened up in a man-to-man. Carroll County opened up in The Zone.

    The Cavaliers blistered the nets for most of the first three periods and easily dispatched the Terriers 67-35, earning a spot in Friday’s title game and, more importantly, this week’s Region 4A West bracket.

  • Grayson County teams booted in first round

    MARION –– Grayson County managed just two fourth-quarter points and Marion took advantage by rallying for a 34-30 win in the Conference 39 girls quarterfinals Tuesday night.

    The Blue Devils (11-11) jumped out to a 17-9 lead after the first quarter and took a 28-21 lead into the fourth before the Scarlet Hurricanes (13-8) took over, including a 13-2 advantage in the fourth period.

    Margaret Wagner led Marion with 10 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark as a junior.

  • Rural Retreat eliminates Galax

    Galax had four opportunities to win the game in the closing seconds last Tuesday night but they missed every shot and the Maroon Tide dropped a nail biter 33-32 to Rural Retreat in the opening round of the Conference 46 tournament played at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide trailed 33-31 with 3.8 seconds to play in the game when they set up the exciting finish. 

  • Tide goes cold in C46 loss

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax had shot 50 percent a couple times in the regular season this year and had competed with some pretty decent basketball teams as a result. But shooting 50 percent of 50 percent come tournament time normally spells an early exit.

    The fifth-seeded Maroon Tide never found the range and hit just 11-of-58 shots from the floor Tuesday night and saw its season come to an abrupt end after dropping a 40-32 decision to No. 4 Rural Retreat in the girls’ Conference 46 tournament quarterfinals.

  • Carroll County boys finish with a flourish

    ROANOKE –– Discussing his team’s prospects in the preseason, Carroll County head coach Brad Hawks hoped that his Cavaliers would be able to surprise a few teams by the end of the season.

    Hawks didn’t say whether his own club would be one of those surprised.

    Carroll County may have shocked even itself Thursday night when the Cavaliers wrapped up the regular season by stunning Patrick Henry, the No. 2 team in the River Ridge District, 47-45 on the Patriots’ home floor.