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Today's News

  • Haynes dominates field for Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– Kendall Haynes blew away the competition and led Carroll County to the team win in a Southwest District cross country meet Wednesday at the Carroll County Recreation Park.

    Haynes’ winning time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds was more than a minute ahead of runner-up David Ratliff of Grundy and nearly three minutes quicker than the third-place time of Zachary Burnett of Richlands.

  • Cavaliers ground up Cougars

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County picked up its first win of the season by coming down with a serious case of the runs.

    The Cavaliers kept it on the ground and churned out 560 yards on 61 rushing attempts Friday, rolling to a 47-19 nondistrict win over Patrick County at Tommy Thompson Field.

    “Just a great night,” Carroll County coach Tom Hale said. “I thought our offensive line really did a great job, our backs blocked well, all the way around offensively we played a very, very sharp game.”

  • Area teams win big

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax all rolled to easy wins Friday as the second week of high school football season wrapped up in the Twin Counties.

    In Hillsville, Carroll County rushed for 560 yards and rolled over Patrick County 47-22. Six different Cavaliers ran for at least 50 yards each, led by Blake Bowman (10 rushes, 152 yards) and Ryne Ayers (13-108).

  • Cavs stay hot, topple Devils

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County continued the torrid start to its season and improved to 4-0 on the year with a 25-8, 25-17, 25-10 nondistrict win Tuesday over Grayson County.

    The Cavaliers, who have yet to give up a set on the year, used lengthy runs in the first and third games to keep their record spotless.

  • Grubb's injury not as severe as first thought

     HILLSVILLE –– The sparkly new digital play clocks on either end of Tommy Thompson Field were generously donated by Keith Grubb and installed just in time for Carroll County’s benefit game against Galax on Aug. 20.

    For a couple of days, it looked as if a single 25-second cycle of the clocks would be longer in duration than the senior football season of Grubb’s son Hunter.

    The new timepieces may save the Cavaliers a few 5-yard delay of game penalties. Another piece of technology may have saved the season for the younger Grubb.

  • Competition a little tougher this week

     For two similar-sized schools, each with a proud football tradition, and situated an easy drive down Interstate 81 from one another, it’s somewhat surprising that Grayson County and Chilhowie have met only three times on the football field, with two of those meeting being playoff matchups.

    Grayson County will try to pick up its first win in this abbreviated series tonight when the Blue Devils take on the Warriors in a 7:30 nondistrict game in Chilhowie.

  • Tide seeks rare 2-0 start

     Bully Prevention Week officially gets under way today at Galax High School. It is assumed that football players are excused from the anti-intimidation stuff, at least until after the Maroon Tide’s meeting with Alleghany, N.C.

  • Cavs hope no miracle necessary this time

     HILLSVILLE –– A loss is a loss, but Carroll County did its image – and perhaps more importantly, its self-image – some good last week.

    Taking Basset down to the wire before falling 17-14 on a last-second field goal last week, the Cavaliers probably opened some eyes around the Southwest District, and probably boosted their self-confidence in the process.

  • Parkway's 'gateway communities' to celebrate

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the date construction began on the 469-mile "All-American Scenic Byway."
    Work on the Blue Ridge Parkway began Sept. 11, 1935, at Cumberland Knob, near the North Carolina and Virginia border at milepost 217.

  • Antique Roadtrip

    A group of 75 antique and classic cars will be a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th anniversary celebration on Sept. 11.
    Tom Littrell, president of the Twin County Region Antique Automobile Club of America, started a year ago trying to find 75 people who would drive their antique and classic cars through local communities in celebration of the anniversary.