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Today's News

  • Xtreme softball team wraps up big season

     The Caroline Xtreme 10-under softball team completed a successful 2011 season this month after playing in tournaments in the IFA, NSA and Top Gun series. The team won eight tournaments, including the International Fastpitch Association (IFA) North Carolina/Virginia state tournament and the IFA North Carolina/South Carolina state tournament. The Xtreme also finished as the runner-up in the IFA World Series and Summer World Championships.

  • Houk reaches milestone as Tide opens with win

    Galax opened its volleyball season with a convincing three-set win over Rural Retreat, knocking off the Indians 25-16, 25-20, 25-12 in a nondistrict match Thursday.

    Haley Reynolds had 11 service points and four aces to lead the Maroon Tide. Bailey Shumate added 10 assists, 10 points and six kills while Harley Brewer had three blocks.

    It was another landmark win for Maroon Tide coach Rose Houk, who reached Virginia High School Coaches’ Association milestone win No. 340.

    Galax travels to Carroll County on Monday.

  • Cavaliers fall to Bassett again on late score

    BASSETT ––Bassett quarterback Dashaun Valentine’s 6-yard touchdown run with less than a minute remaining propelled the Bengals to a 14-7 nondistrict win over Carroll County on Friday at Ed Bassett Stadium.

    Carroll County had five turnovers, including an interception returned for a touchdown in the first quarter and two fumbles deep in its own territory in the fourth period. The second fumble with 3:35 remaining gave the Bengals the ball at the Carroll County 30-yard line, and set up their final scoring drive.

  • Blue Devils roll over Trojans

     By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Landmark News Service

     

    SPARTA, N.C. – Grayson County put on another offensive show last Friday night when the Blue Devils opened the season with a 55-12 victory over the Alleghany Trojans in a nondistrict game.

    The Blue Devils made it look easy as they built up a 20-0 lead after the first period and led 48-6 at halftime.

    Grayson wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, which wasn’t working and the referees had to keep the time on the field.

  • Galax passes first test

    SALEM –– A 30-minute traffic delay along Interstate 81 due to bridge construction and confusion on the actual starting time of Galax’s season opener had some folks still filing into Glenvar’s Highlander Stadium midway through the second quarter.

    The latecomers didn’t miss a whole lot.

    An eventful second half culminated in a Glenvar field goal that wasn’t, a Maroon Tide field goal that was and a 17-14 overtime win by Galax in a nondistrict game Friday night.

  • Paramedic saves girl's life while on vacation

     

  • H.S. FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Cavaliers a blend of experienced, unproven

    HILLSVILLE –– Visitors to Tommy Thompson Field will notice a few changes this year. New bleachers adorn the visitors’ side of the stadium and a new lighting system will illuminate the playing field.

    Less obvious is the revolving door on the offensive line.

    For the second year in a row, Carroll County finds itself ushering in a new group of offensive linemen, although circumstances don’t seem quite as dire as a year ago.

  • H.S. FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Galax looking to build on last year's success

    One of the great things about football is that, more so than in any other sport, before one season is over you find yourself already talking about the next.

    A young 2010 Galax team hadn’t even finished its 9-4, Region C Division 1 runner-up season before folks were already looking forward to 2011. It would have been fairly easy for second-year Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon to try to schedule his team into a chance at a 10-0 or 9-1 record, but after a long period of scheduling to look better, Galax has scheduled to become better.

  • H.S. FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Grayson County a quiet contender in 2011

    INDEPENDENCE –– They’re out there.

    With all the buzz about playoff changes and Graham entering the Mountain Empire District and Galax’s prospects for a tremendous year, Grayson County is out there somewhere, avoiding much of the attention, quietly flying under the radar.

    “That’s a great place to be,” Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson said.

  • H.S. FOOTBALL PRVIEW: In a State of Change

     After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully.  After five years, look at it with suspicion.  And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.

    –– Alfred Edward Perlman

     

    It’s these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes / Nothing remains quite the same

     –– Jimmy Buffett