High School

  • Carroll girls top Giles to remain unbeaten in TRD

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County inched one step closer to the Three Rivers District regular season girls’ championship Friday, running away from Giles in the first half of a 72-49 win.

    The Cavaliers improved to 10-0 in league play, 12-6 overall, and can clinch a tie for the TRD title with a win tonight against Radford.

    Carroll County jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and effectively put away the Spartans (12-8, 6-5) with a 22-8 run in the second quarter.

  • Bears win on Day 2 desperation shot

    BLAND – It’s not too often that a basketball game is called because of a wet floor but it happened last Friday night in Rocky Gap, leading to a two-day, two-venue game that ended with a half-court heave for the win.

    Bland County’s Gage Hankins scored his only points of the game when he hit a desperation shot from near midcourt to lift the Bears to a 57-54 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Grayson girls rally past Bears

    ROCKY GAP –– The Grayson County Blue Devil girls may not have the best record for the season but there’s one thing about these girls – they never give up.

    After falling behind early last Friday night against the Bland County Bears, Grayson County took the lead in the third period and held on to beat Bland 50-37 in a key Mountain Empire District contest.

    The Bears (3-13 overall, 3-9 MED) took an early lead when Sydnee Moses hit a layup.

    Jacie Bennett dished off to Abby Moore for a driving layup to tie the game.

  • 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.