High School

  • Galax works past Indians

    Galax may not be entirely back to 100 percent in terms of overall team health, but the Maroon Tide is as close as it’s been in quite a while. And though the Tide didn’t exactly shoot the lights out Friday night, they made sure that nobody else did, either.

    Playing solid defense throughout, Galax used a strong third quarter to separate itself from Rural Retreat, holding the Indians to their third-lowest scoring total of the year Friday and claiming a 44-32 Mountain Empire District win.

    Maroon Tide coach Howard Mayo called it a workman-like effort.

  • Seniors lead Cavs to 64-49 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Senior night only comes once in a player’s career. Kayla Shockley certainly made the most of hers.

    Albeit a regular in Carroll County’s rotation, Shockley got her first start of the season Wednesday and responded with three 3-pointers and 13 points – all in the first half – to help propel the Cavaliers past Alleghany 64-49 in a Three Rivers District game.

  • Maroon Tide splits with Bears

    ROCKY GAP – Shea Foxx scored 25 points to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to a hard-fought 57-38 victory over Bland County in a Mountain Empire District game last Friday night.

    Foxx also played a strong game on defense, converting several steals and forcing the Bears into numerous turnovers.

    The Tide (15-3, 8-1 MED), is the first place team in the MED.

  • Carroll clamps down on Knights in 48-8 blowout

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County nearly pitched a shutout in three of the four quarters and annihilated James River 48-8 in a Three Rivers District girls’ game Tuesday.

    The Cavaliers, who improved to 7-0 in the district (9-6 overall) with the win, limited the Knights (2-9, 0-5) to one field goal in the first quarter and a single free throw in each the second and third periods. Carroll led 45-4 after three quarters of play.

    Ten players got into the scoring column for the Cavaliers, led by Madi Dalton with 16 points.


  • Tide survives Devil upset bid

    Grayson County and Galax are on opposite ends of the spectrum in the MED standings, but most of the night Tuesday the two teams were on equal footing.

    The Blue Devils, who have been competitive nearly every night but with just two wins to show for it, led the league-leading Maroon Tide with less than five minutes to play Tuesday before a strong finish gave Galax a 42-38 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Grayson sweeps Indians

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County girls’ basketball team has had its share of close games this season, only to taste defeat in the end.

    But this wasn’t the case last Friday night.

    The Blue Devils battled from behind to take the lead in the third quarter and fought off Rural Retreat in the fourth period to pick up a 37-30 Mountain Empire District victory on their home floor.

    Grayson County (2-6, 2-13) fell behind early and trailed the Indians 10-7 after the first period.

  • Galax pulls away from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Trailing by a point with less than six minutes to play, Galax closed the game on a 24-6 run and pulled away from Carroll County to score a 58-41 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • State Line Rush picks up four wins in five outings

    ASHLAND –– Playing a double-header last Saturday and three games in two days this past weekend, the State Line Rush homeschool girls’ basketball team picked up four wins in its past five times out on the floor.

    State Line picked up two wins Saturday at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, capped by a 63-25 trouncing of the Richmond Spirit.

    Audrey Clark nailed three 3-pointers in the third period and drained five treys for the game to lead all scorers with 21 points. The Rush, which bolted to a 36-12 halftime lead, hit 11 3-pointers in all.

  • Blue Devils knock off Bland 68-56

    INDEPENDENCE –– Jake Hollingsworth and Blake Hawkins combined for 42 points Tuesday night as Grayson County pulled away from Bland County 68-56 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game.

    Hawkins, who scored 20 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers a the Blue Devils (6-5 overall, 2-3 MED) built a 27-22 halftime lead.

    Hollingsworth scored 15 of his team-high 22 points in the second half.

    Jacob Watters led all scorers with 23 points for the Bears (6-4, 3-2) and Patrick Christen added 10.


  • Slow start no problem for Tide in 18-point win

    Despite scoring only four points in the first quarter, the Galax Maroon Tide pulled away with 22 points in the second quarter to roll over visiting Craig County, 47-29, in a nondistrict game played in Galax Wednesday night.