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High School

  • Galax stays in control of MED

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored the first and last two points of the second quarter, but Galax lit it up with a 20-0 run in between and claimed a 54-24 win over the Blue Devils in a Mountain Empire District game Tuesday.

    Breanna Brewer, who led the Blue Devils with nine points, opened the second period by finishing a fast break for Grayson County (4-12 overall, 2-6 MED), pulling the Blue Devils to within a 13-11 score at the 7:36 mark of the quarter. But the next 20 points all went to Galax (13-3, 7-1) as the Maroon Tide zoomed into a 33-11 lead.

  • Grayson clamps down on Tide

    INDEPENDENCE –– Held to six points and leading by a single point through the game’s first six minutes, Grayson County got hot on offense, locked down on defense and pulled away for a 51-19 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday over Galax.

    The Blue Devils won for the 15th time in 16 outings and improved their MED record to 8-0 ahead of a key trip to George Wythe on Friday.

  • Carroll County girls roll past Alleghany by 31

    LOW MOOR –– Carroll County knocked off the last remaining unbeaten team in the Three Rivers District, blasting Alleghany in the first half en route to a 61-27 win Friday.

    The Cavaliers (10-2 overall, 4-0 district) took a 22-7 lead after eight minutes and expanded their advantage to 34 points, 47-13, by halftime.

    Danielle Gallimore accounted for four of Carroll County’s six 3-pointers and led all scorers with 18 points. Mariah Carter contributed 14 points for the Cavaliers.

  • Indians shut down Blue Devil girls

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County girls continued to have trouble scoring last Friday night as the Rural Retreat Indians beat the Blue Devils 57-18 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Grayson County was holding its own in the early going, even taking a 5-2 lead on a 3-pointer by Abbie Moore.

    The score was tied at 7-7 when the Blue Devils went stone cold from the floor.

    Rural Retreat (10-5, 3-3) scored the last seven points of the first period to take a 14-7 lead.

  • Grayson boys keep rolling

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County boys’ basketball team had a banner night last Friday, scoring 74 points and defeating a solid Rural Retreat team at home, 74-51, in a Mountain Empire District game.

    A large part of the Blue Devils’ offensive success came from Seth Phillips and Jake Hollingsworth, with the pair combining to score 33 of the team’s 74 points. Phillips logged a team-high 22 points along with 12 rebounds for a double-double, and Hollingsworth chipped in 11 points.

    In fact, all 11 Blue Devils scored.

  • Tide shoots past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– A third-quarter scoring spurt and a near-perfect finish down the stretch propelled Galax past Carroll County 61-52 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    Neither team led by more than four points up through the early stages of the second half and the game featured four ties and four lead changes before the Maroon Tide (5-8) got the hot hand three minutes into the third quarter.

  • Wrestlers place at Cressel Inv.

    BRISTOL –– Galax and Grayson County combined for four podium finishes Saturday at the 7th Annual Ed Cressel Classic at Virginia High.

    Cole Anders of Grayson County walked away with a championship in the 106-pound weight class and teammate Matthew Bourne earned a third-place finish at 285. For Galax, Joshua Spurlin took home a second-place medal at 132 pounds and the Maroon Tide’s Jared Greer placed third at 220.

  • Carroll County upset bid comes up short

    RADFORD –– Carroll County took a six-point lead into the second half against undefeated Radford, but the Bobcats dominated the third period on their way to a 72-63 River Ridge District game Monday.

    All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavaliers (2-11 overall, 1-4 district), who built a 42-36 halftime lead. The Bobcats (13-0, 5-0) owned the third period 21-7 to take the lead for good.

  • Halftime lead slips away in Tide boys’ loss

    Galax worked its way into a 21-14 halftime lead but Bland County outscored the Maroon Tide by 10 points in each the third and fourth quarters, rallying for a 47-34 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday night.

  • Grayson boys open with big win over Carroll

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Leading by 12 points after three quarters Friday, Grayson County zoomed away with a huge fourth quarter and opened its season with an 82-53 nondistrict win over Carroll County.

    The Blue Devils outscored the Cavaliers 28-11 in the final eight minutes to win going away.

    Wes Ayers and Tanner McPherson combined for 54 points and 25 rebounds, with Ayers narrowly missing a triple double. The senior finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists while McPherson dropped in 23 points to go with 10 boards.