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High School

  • Knights fend off Carroll County comeback

    BUCHANAN –– Carroll County runningback Cassell McMillian closed out his high school career in championship form last Thursday night, carrying the ball 17 times for 124 yards and scoring two touchdowns in a 35-21 loss to James River.

    The Three Rivers District game was moved up from Friday to Thursday night because of the forecast of heavy rain.

    The dry field definitely had an effect on the running game for both teams with the Cavaliers rushing for 224 yards on 39 carries while the Knights rushed for 214 yards on 25 carries.

  • Cavaliers one set short

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County High School volleyball team gives a lot to the community, and that community returns the love in the form of rabid support. The Cavaliers nearly gave their followers another two weeks.

  • 2D title goes to Pinckney

    BRISTOL –– Benji Pinckney claimed the individual championship and Grayson County barely missed out on the team title, settling for a runner-up finish in the Region 2D cross country championships Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    Grayson County will advance as a team to the Class 2 state meet next Friday and Saturday at the Great Meadows course near Manassas, while advancing as individuals out of the regionals to their respective state meets will be Sarah Elmasry, Joey Jordan and Luke White of Galax and Carroll County’s Kristen Wheatley.

  • Bobcats upend Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County almost got hung out to dry during its home game against Radford this past Friday, after a long fought battle until finally scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter; at least putting points on the board and saving Carroll County from ending the game with a shutout dealt by the Bobcats in their 38-7 Three Rivers District win.

  • Key play highlights Tide win

    By the time Todd Key lugged his big ol’ self across the goal line Friday night, Galax’s win over Bland County had been secured for at least an hour. But the touchdown may as well have been the go-ahead score in a championship game.

  • Key play highlights Tide win

    By the time Todd Key lugged his big ol’ self across the goal line Friday night, Galax’s win over Bland County had been secured for at least an hour. But the touchdown may as well have been the go-ahead score in a championship game.

    After his one and only career carry boosted Galax’s lead to 47 points late in the third quarter, Key, a senior offensive and defensive lineman, was mobbed by teammates in the end zone, giving a little zest to an otherwise workmanlike 61-7 Maroon Tide win.

  • Maroon Tide beats up on Bears

    Galax emphatically put an end to an eight-match slide Tuesday night, using overwhelming runs in the first two sets and pulling away late in the third to sweep Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 4-16 overall and 2-8 in the MED with its 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 win.

  • Sturgill records 1,000th assist in Galax win

    MAX MEADOWS –– Kendall Sturgill reached a career milestone and Galax won back-to-back matches for the first time this season Thursday night as the Maroon Tide toppled Fort Chiswell 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    Sturgill, a junior setter, put up 33 assists and topped 1,000 assists for her career in Galax’s 25-16, 25-18, 25-19 win over the Pioneers. The victory was the second straight for the Maroon Tide (5-15 overall, 3-8 MED) since snapping an eight-game slide Tuesday with a win over Bland County.

  • Grayson gets past Pioneers

    MAX MEADOWS –– In a defensive struggle that saw Grayson County limited to fewer than 100 rushing yards, the Blue Devils managed to pull out a 14-7 win Friday over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District game at C.F. McKinney Stadium.

  • Tide clobbers Auburn 56-7

    RINER –– The Galax Maroon Tide washed away the competition Friday night after a near shutdown against the Auburn Eagles, showing the direct results of a heightened level of determination that was promised after last week’s close game against George Wythe. The Maroon Tide notched two defensive scores and two special teams touchdowns to drub Auburn 56-7 in a Mountain Empire District game at Alumni Field.