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  • REMEMBER WHEN: June 8-14

     2009

    The Independence Blue Sox won the 8-under USSSA state championship in Roanoke, over teams from the counties of Botetourt, Roanoke, Pulaski, Wythe and Henry. The Blue Sox outscored their opposition a combined 90-39 in their six games.

     

    2004

  • Maroon Tide ends on high note

    RADFORD –– One gets the impression that if the Virginia High School League offered big rock chunking, pole climbing or flat tire changing at its state track and field championships, Clif Conley would have placed somewhere among the top five or so.

    This is a guy who took up cross country just last fall and ended the season as a state champion. In May, he was a jumper and a middle-distance man, nowhere among the top times even locally in the 1600 meters. Saturday at the Group 1A track and field championships, he was crowned the state champion in that event.

  • Netters fall short in state title efforts

    RADFORD – It’s the great conundrum of what is the state tournament: for all the success necessary to get there, and for all the elation of having done so, the majority exit it empty-handed and disappointed, some downright heartbroken.

    The Twin Counties were well-represented in the tennis portion of the VHSL’s highest level of competition, but the Grayson County boys’ team, Galax’s girls’ doubles team and the Maroon Tide’s No. 1 boys’ singles player left under less than perfect circumstances.

  • Maroon Tide comes to life, reaches title game

    RADFORD –– Galax took the lead with a fluke goal. Funny, how the breaks usually go to those who create them.

    Almost constantly on the attack during the Group 1A state boys’ soccer semifinals Saturday, Galax took advantage of a West Point own-goal to snap a 2-2 tie, and the Maroon Tide went on to claim a 4-2 win over the Pointers at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium. 

  • Steady as She Goes

    RADFORD –– Among the competitors at Thursday’s Group A singles final four, Paige Hanks wasn’t the kid with the blazing or bending serve. She wasn’t the one with the powerful topspin forehand, the indefensible overhand smash or the whizzing cross court backhand.

    Paige Hanks was the player who ran down just about everything that came her way. She was the one that wouldn’t let a point die an easy death. The one that, in contradiction to tennis nomenclature, forced a ton of unforced errors by her mere persistence. 

  • Conservatory to perform youth ballet

    The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre and The Galax Youth Ballet will present the enchanting, heart-warming story ballet “La Fille Mal Gardée” on June 14 at 6 p.m. and June 15 at 2 p.m. with this comedic ballet.

  • Supervisor wants piece of police fund

    HILLSVILLE — In hopes of finding a solution to Carroll County’s budget problems, Supervisor At-Large Sam Dixon suggested that they look into the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department funds for extra  money.
    Although he received opposition from the other members of the board at the June 9 meeting, Dixon believed that taking 15 percent of the sheriff’s department’s fines and forfeitures would be a good way to balance out the budget without further burdening the taxpayers.

  • Ballistic vests donated to Hillsville Police

    HILLSVILLE — The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office recently provided the Hillsville Police Department with 13 ballistic vests for Hillsville officers.

  • Community center project questioned

    INDEPENDENCE — The proposed funding of a community center project in the 2015 Grayson County budget was a controversial topic of discussion during the Board of Supervisors’ last two budget workshops.
    On June 4, Oldtown Supervisor Kenneth Belton directed attention to the Flatridge Community Center, for which the board has allocated $8,300 in its 2015 budget to support a roofing project. The board had also debated the funding at its budget meeting the week before.

  • New DMV laws take effect July 1

    As a result of 2014 General Assembly action, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is advising customers of new laws that take effect July 1.