High School

  • Senate panel again sacks homeschool sports bill

    The Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee has been a field of nightmares for perennial legislation to let home-school students play public sports.
    And it was again on Friday.
    On a 9-6 party-line vote, the Democrat-run panel voted down Del. Rob Bell’s version of the so-called “Tim Tebow” bill.
    As it did this year, the measure named for the onetime pro football quarterback now pursuing an NFL return had previously cleared the House of Delegates only to get sacked in the Senate.

  • Basketball tournament pairings/results





    First round

    8. Carroll County at 1. John Handley

    5. King George at 4. Loudoun County

    7. Dominion at 2. Chancellor

    6. Charlottesville at 3. G.W. Danville


    Semifinals ay higher seed

  • Hanks, Guynn, Lundy enjoy big scoring nights

    DUBLIN –– Paige Hanks enjoyed a career night for Galax but it wasn’t enough as Pulaski County pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-47  win in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday.

    Hanks poured in 26 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and two assists.

    The largest lead by either team was a five-point edge by Galax (7-9) in the third quarter before the two teams entered the fourth knotted at 37.

    The Maroon Tide was up 42-41 before Pulaski (5-13)  took control with a 12-2 run.

  • Grayson dominant in second half

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County created havoc with its ramped up defense. It created scoring opportunities with an attacking offense. The two together created a win for the Blue Devils.

    Cranking up the intensity in its man-to-man defense, Grayson County outscored Narrows 17-2 in the third quarter and cruised to a 59-33 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

  • Devils race away from Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– After suffering a disappointing upset loss to Galax last week, Grayson County got back on the winning track in the Mountain Empire District, riding a big second-quarter run to a 65-40 win over Narrows Wednesday night.

    The win improved the Blue Devils to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the district while the Green Wave dropped to 8-9, 2-4.

  • Trio leads Carroll County past Cave Spring, 57-51

     ROANOKE –– Carroll County got a balanced scoring attack and held off Cave Spring 57-51 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Friday in Roanoke.

    Gunnar Beamer scored 16 points for Carroll County, which got 14 from Cody Keith and 13 from Connor Lundy.


    Carroll County......15  13  14  15––57

    Cave Spring..........12  10  10  19––51


    Carroll County (16-4, 10-2)

  • Titans spoil Cavs’ RRD mark

    HILLSVILLE –– In winning its first 10 games as a member of the River Ridge District, Carroll County has been able to overcome a cold shooting night every now and then. The Cavaliers have not yet had to do so against an equal opponent.

  • Galax girls outlast Narrows

    Facing a six-point halftime deficit, Galax blasted its way into a double-figure lead by the end of the third quarter but had to survive one final scare before emerging with a 49-48 win over Narrows in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    The win gets the Maroon Tide’s head above water in the league standings at 5-4 and evens its overall record at 9-9. Narrows dropped to 8-10, 2-5 with the loss.

  • Galax D’s up on Green Wave

    Low-scoring doesn’t necessarily mean low-action.

    In a game with enough activity to put both teams in the 80s, Galax and Narrows barely came up with 80 points between them as the Maroon Tide used another strong defensive effort to come away with a 44-40 Mountain Empire District boys win Friday over the Green Wave.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold spell

    MAX MEADOWS –– The Galax girls’ basketball team did a lot of things right in its midweek visit to Fort Chiswell. The Maroon Tide got plenty of good shots, it took care of the basketball and pestered youthful Fort Chiswell into more than 20 turnovers.

    On the downside, however, too few of the things Galax did well, ended well.