High School

  • 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.

  • State tourney fields set

    BUENA VISTA –– A strong showing on the second day helped propel Galax to the runner-up spot in the Region 1A West wrestling tournament as two Maroon Tide grapplers won individual championships and four more earned spots in this weekend’s state tournament.

  • Devils drop finale to Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County rallied into an 18-18 tie only to see Fort Chiswell pull away with a 24-1 run as the Pioneers took a 69-38 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Saturday afternoon.

  • Tide swimmers advance to region

    BRISTOL –– Galax finished third in the boys’ team standings and fifth among the girls’ teams at the conference swim meet at Virginia High.

    The host Bearcats swept the team titles, with the boys’ team earning 237 points to runner-up Marion’s 213. Galax was third with 124, followed by George Wythe (98) and Patrick Henry (61) in the top five.

  • Three Cavaliers win C24 titles

    Six Twin County wrestlers came home with championships in the first round of the postseason, including three from Carroll County.

    Jarrett Thomas (113 pounds), Brennan Vaught (120) and Caxton Vaught (132) were champions and Elijah Caviness a runner-up in the Conference 24 tournament Friday at William Byrd High School.

  • Galax rally comes up short

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax turned a 12-point deficit into a one-point lead in a little less than six minutes Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the momentum and fell to George Wythe 43-32.

    The Maroon Tide (7-15) took its last lead at 21-20 when Carleigh Pack opened the second half with a 3-pointer. George Wythe didn’t trail again after Grayson Anders grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a three-point play with 5:32 showing in the third period, igniting a 9-0 run for the Maroons (13-7).

  • Maroons make early lead hold

    WYTHEVILLE –– After hanging around for the better part of three quarters, Galax was held to two points over the final nine and a half minutes as George Wythe pulled away for a 63-36 win in a Conference 46 matchup Tuesday night.

    The Maroons improved to 17-2 and solidified their hold on the top spot in the conference standings at 9-0. Galax fell to 7-13 overall, 3-6 in the conference, but will have earned a first-round home game in the conference tournament with a win last night (Thursday) at Bland County.

  • Carroll girls come alive, blow past Blacksburg

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll-Blacksburg girls’ game reflected the frigid weather outside Wednesday when the Cavaliers rallied from a halftime deficit to beat the cold-shooting Indians 40-23 in a River Ridge District game.

    It was a senior night and Cavalier coach Marc Motley started his five seniors.

    Haley Turman hit the first basket of the game for the Cavaliers and Fiona Carter-Tod tied the game with a layup for the Bruins.

    Chris Martin rolled in a jump shot to put Blacksburg up 4-2.

  • Pioneers pull away late

    INDEPENDENCE –– Closing out its regular season with two games in three days against Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had the Pioneers on the ropes in Round 1. But there’s a reason Fort will be gunning for its 20th win in Round 2.

    Fort Chiswell pulled away from a 37-37 tie by outscoring the Blue Devils 24-15 over the final eight minutes and won for the 19th time in 20 outings, taking down Grayson County 61-52 in a Mountain Empire District game.