High School

  • 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.

  • Galax boys get into win column; Tide girls top Wythe

    After opening its season with a pair of Mountain Empire District losses, Galax stepped out of the district and into the win column Wednesday, shutting down Eastern Montgomery 48-20 for the team’s first victory of the season.

  • Maroon Tide falls to Auburn in season opener


    RINER – Auburn broke a close game open in the third period last Friday night to beat the Galax 63-43 in the season opener for the Tide.

    Galax led 14-12 after the first period, but scored only four points in the second period to fall behind 25-18.

    The Eagles put the game away in the third period, outscoring the Tide 27-9.

    Cade Ashworth led the Tide attack with 12 points, including two 3-pointers.

    Taylor Newcome led the Eagles with 17 points.

  • Pioneer second half surge beats Blue Devil boys


    MAX MEADOWS – Trailing by two points at halftime, Fort Chiswell came from behind in the second half to squeak out a 72-66 Mountain Empire District victory over the Grayson County Blue Devils.

    After falling behind 53-46 after the third period, the Blue Devils made a run at the Pioneers and cut the lead to four on one occasion.

    The Pioneers pulled away late in the game after forcing the Blue Devils to foul to get the ball back.

  • Blue Devil girls hold off Pioneers, 41-38


    MAX MEADOWS – Jacie Bennett scored 21 points to lead the Grayson County Blue Devil girls to a back-and-forth 41-38 victory over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District game last Friday night.

    The Blue Devils met every challenge from the Pioneers as they won their first game of the young season against one loss.

    Grayson was guarding a 41-38 lead with 34.2 second to play when coach Tiny Funk called a timeout to set up his final defense.

  • Seniors headline all-Twin County volleyball team

    Three players from Carroll County, two from Galax and one from Grayson County, including three players who reached significant milestones this year, make up the 2018 all-Twin County volleyball team, chosen by the three area schools’ coaches and released last week.

    First team picks from Carroll County are Adrienne Harris, Taylor Spangler and Chasity Tompkins, Galax selections are Ashlyn Brady and Kendall Sturgill, and Grayson County is represented by Breanna Brewer. All are seniors but Sturgill, a junior.

  • Galax opens with a bang

    It was opening night in Galax, and the Maroon Tide raised the curtain by dropping the hammer.

    Kicking off its 2018-19 campaign, Galax limited Eastern Montgomery to four points through the first three and a half periods Monday and walloped the Mustangs 63-8 in a nondistrict game at Galax High School.

  • Three named first-teamers

    Galax and Carroll County combined to place three volleyball players on their respective all-district first teams, two were voted first-team all-region and a total of 12 players received postseason honors as voted on by district and region coaches.

    The Maroon Tide’s Ashlyn Brady was tabbed a first-team all-Mountain Empire and first-team all-Region 1C performer. The senior outside hitter concluded her final season with 216 kills and 365 digs, adding 171 service points including 63 aces.