High School

  • Grayson County girls stun Graham

    INDEPENDENCE – Lakean Vaught and Emily Hart hit key free throws last Friday night to lead the Grayson County girls’ to a hard-fought 49-47 victory over Graham in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The game was tied at 43 when Vaught hit two pressure free throws to give the Blue Devils a 45-43 lead with 3:25 to play. Dejah Carter and Alexis Kiser hit the front end of one-and-one free throw opportunities for Graham to tie the game at 45-45.

  • Galax girls on target in 60-32 win

    Narrows has seen a jaw-dropping amount of scoring from one kid over the past season and a half. Galax saw an encouraging amount of production from several sources over the span of 32 minutes.

    Green Wave guard Maggie Guynn topped 1,000 career points just 13 games into her sophomore season Friday, but the Maroon Tide got double-digit scoring from three sources and saw all nine players find their way into the scoring column as Galax ran away with a 60-32 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Galax outmuscles Narrows

    Having combined for 102 points in their regular season football game this past fall, Galax and Narrows totaled 84 on the basketball court Friday. And it was almost just as physical.

    The Maroon Tide and the Green Wave beat and banged on one another for the full 32 minutes in their Mountain Empire District game, with Galax pulling away late to claim a 49-35 win.

  • Maroon Tide headlines all-Group 1A football team

    Headlined by a state player of the year, a state coach of the year and a pair of two-way first-team picks, Galax filled a total of six spots on the all-Group 1A football team, announced last week by the Virginia High School League.

  • Carroll zooms past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– It wasn’t the 21-point head start that Carroll County had used five days before in Galax, but bookend double-digit runs in the first half more than got the job done Saturday.

    The Cavaliers scored the game’s first 16 points, finished the half with a 14-point run and improved to 12-2 on the year by running past the Maroon Tide 56-27 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Cavs pull away from Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County didn’t allow Galax to score its sixth point of the game until nearly the 11th minute of play. A six-point flurry in the span of 37 seconds by the Maroon Tide nearly spoiled the Cavaliers’ night.

    Carroll County led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter of a low-scoring rivalry game but had to fight off a Galax rally that saw the lead dwindle to just two points before the Cavaliers pulled away for a 40-29 nondistrict win.

  • Carroll girls rally to defeat Salem 43-38

    SALEM –– Carroll County rallied from a four-point halftime deficit and maintained its lead in the River Ridge District girls’ basketball standings Tuesday night with a 43-38 win at Salem.

    Trailing 25-21 at intermission, the Cavaliers (8-1 overall, 3-0 district) held the Spartans to 13 second-half points to pull out the win.

  • Maroon Tide hosts Virginia-Carolina duals

    Galax finished the day with a 3-2 record and Carroll County went 2-3 in the Ford Memorial Virginia-Carolina Duals wrestling invitational, held Saturday at Galax High School.

    Each of the five Virginia teams in attendance – Galax, Carroll County, Grundy, Rural Retreat and Richlands – wrestled a dual match against each of the five North Carolina teams – Mount Airy, Starmount, East Surry, Chatham Central and Avery County – in an event that continues to grow in popularity.

  • Devils too much for Tazewell

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County had a challenging time putting the ball in the hole from underneath Tuesday night. The Blue Devils had little trouble putting Tazewell in a hole in the second quarter, and keeping the Bulldogs there the rest of the night.

    Grayson zipped away from a 9-9 tie by opening the second period on a 13-3 run and never again allowed the Bulldogs within single digits, claiming a 57-38 win in a game between Conference 39 schools.

  • Galax’s biggest win was forged by its four losses

     Galax won its first 14 games of the 2011 season. The 2015 Maroon Tide wasn’t even at .500 until late October, after the conclusion of the eighth game of the season.

    If 100 people were asked to pick the state championship team between the two, 99 of them would have chosen the 2011 club, and the 100th  guy would have been disqualified for misspelling his own name on the questionnaire.