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  • 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.

  • Harris hits milestone for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County’s Adrienne Harris reached a milestone Tuesday night, recording her 1,000th dig as the Cavaliers got past Floyd County 3-1 in a Three Rivers District volleyball match.

    Harris, a senior, needed 27 digs to become the first player in program history to hit quadruple digits in that category. She finished with 29 digs to go with 13 kills as the Cavaliers rebounded from a first-set loss to record the 22-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-9 win.

  • Tide pulls away from Fort

    MAX MEADOWS – Blake Brown accounted for 98 yards and four touchdowns as the Galax Maroon Tide defeated Fort Chiswell, 38-13 last Friday night in a Mountain Empire District game.

    Brown, although heavily guarded by the Pioneers, carried the ball 18 times and scored the first and last touchdowns for the Maroon Tide.

    The Galax defense, always on the alert for a loose ball, had plenty of action against the Pioneers, who fumbled the ball three times and lost them all to go with one pass interception.

  • Blue Devils blast Bears

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County defensive unit continued to run over their opponents last Friday night as the Blue Devils polished off Mountain Empire District foe Bland County 28-0, their second shutout win in six games.

    The Bears came into the game with a respectable 2-2 record but the Blue Devil defense limited the Bears to only 35 total yards and three first downs. They failed to cross into Blue Devil territory the entire first period.

  • Cavs put in overtime to nip Buffaloes



    ROANOKE –– The Carroll County Cavaliers stole the ballgame on Friday night against the Floyd County Buffaloes after a fierce neck-and-neck battle into double overtime. The Cavs left the artificial surface of Bogle Stadium with this season’s bragging rights, 14-13, in a Three Rivers District thriller at Cave Spring High School.

  • “They’re elite.”

    Galax schedules tough, and it does so for a reason. This is a program that won a state championship after a 6-4 regular season three years ago.

    In Northside, the Maroon Tide scheduled an absolute beast.

    A disastrous first quarter proved too much for Galax to overcome against one of the top teams in the western half of the state Friday as Northside rolled to a 57-21 nondistrict win.