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Today's Sports

  • Tide boys win ninth straight, 84...

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County hung strong for the first 16 minutes Wednesday night but in the end Galax was too strong as the Tide rolled to an 84-64 Mountain Empire District win.

    The Blue Devils (2-15 overall, 1-5 MED) started strong with points by Rusty Williams and a trey from Jhas Robinson to take an early 5-2 lead, but the Tide (12-3, 5-0) fought back with three straight points by G Zachary.

    Grayson again found its rhythm to increase its lead by four with 4:49 left in the first quarter.

  • Maroon Tide rides D to win

    After needing four overtimes and an unbelievable fourth-quarter explosion to come out with victories in its previous three games, Galax was finally able to breathe easy down the stretch.

    It’s a good thing defense never experiences a shooting slump.

    Galax managed just 23 first-half points two days after scoring 34 in one quarter, but the Maroon Tide relied on its defense to jump-start its offense in the third quarter Friday, racing away from Bland County for a 61-41 Mountain Empire District win, its eighth in a row.

  • Galax starts slow, falls 52-45

    The only win Galax girls varsity basketball team had all night was the opening tip-off Friday at home. Bland County came into town and took a Mountain Empire District win 52-45.

    The Maroon Tide (1-3 MED, 5-9 overall) managed only five points in the first quarter and could never recover. The Bears (3-1, 6-9) opened the game with a 6-0 run. During the run Bland’s Laurel Hankins scored four points and had one assist.

  • Cavs continue winning ways

    HILLSVILLE –– Richlands put Carroll County in an early hole with a lot of big 3s. Carroll County put Richlands away with its own Big Three.

    The trio of Brett Rogers, Jacob Singleton and Travis Green combined for 53 points Monday night as the Cavaliers stormed past the Blue Tornado 74-57 in a Southwest District game.

    Playing in its own gym for the first time in more than a month, the Cavaliers strengthened their lead in the SWD standings at 5-1, 13-2 overall, with a huge meeting with Abingdon looming Friday.

  • High School Basketball Round-Up...

    BOYS

    Carroll County 62, Graham 56

    Brett Rogers and Seth Hill combined for 13 points in the last four minutes of the third quarter, leading a Carroll County rally that lifted the Cavaliers to a 62-56 Southwest District win Tuesday at Graham Middle School.

    The win, coupled with Abingdon’s loss Tuesday to Grundy, propelled the Cavaliers into sole possession of the SWD boys’ race with a 4-1 record. The Cavaliers improved to 12-2 overall.

  • Tide puts squeeze on Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– One of the lures of high school wrestling is that it has more unique characteristics than any other sport. Not least among them is the scoring system.

    Galax came away with a 60-12 dual win over Grayson County on Tuesday, a final tally that belied the competitiveness of the match, especially in the early going.

    Galax raced to the huge final team margin with pins in the final four bouts, but had to battle for every team point it earned in the early going.

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    BOYS BASKETBALL

    Galax 84, Narrows 81

    Galax was taken to extra play twice by key shots from Narrows, but survived one of its toughest road games of the year Friday, finally winning 84-81 in double overtime.

    David Thompson’s bucket for the Green Wave (6-7 overall, 1-2 district) with eight seconds left in regulation sent the two teams into overtime tied at 64-64, and Derrick Reed nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to knot the score at 74 apiece at the end of the first overtime.

    Galax (8-3, 2-0) outscored Narrows 10-7 in the second OT to pull off the win.

  • Tide downs Warriors in double OT

    Galax had better hope the VHSL doesn’t get wind of this. With all the extra basketball the Maroon Tide has been playing recently, the suits in Charlottesville may think the Tide is trying to sneak in a free scrimmage.

    Playing its second double-overtime game in as many outings, Galax rallied from 13 points down in the fourth quarter and survived a miserable night at both the foul line and the 3-point arc to knock off Oak Hill Academy’s Red team 71-69.

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    BOYS BASKETBALL

    Pocahontas 84, Grayson County 88

    Jhas Robinson scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lift Grayson County over furiously charging Pocahontas for an 88-84 Mountain Empire District win Wednesday.

    The Blue Devils (2-11 overall, 1-1 district) watched an 18-point lead wither away in the fourth quarter and Pocahontas (6-4, 0-2) actually pulled ahead with 1:54 to play before Robinson helped pull off the win. Tyler Rutherford scored 15 points, Chris Anders 13 and Jesse Blizzard 12 for Grayson County.

  • Sluggish start dooms Devils in...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a double-digit second-quarter deficit and rode another huge night by Mikaela Anders to a 74-69 win over Fort Chiswell in a key Mountain Empire District matchup Friday.

    The win gives Grayson County (9-5 overall, 3-0 district) a three-game lead inthe win column over the Pioneers (6-5, 0-1), who were expected to have a serious shot at the MED championship this season.