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Today's News

  • Boucher hears healthcare reform concerns

    HILLSVILLE — About 100 people turned out to Ninth District Rep. Rick Boucher's town hall meeting on healthcare reform in Hillsville on Saturday, and attendees heard the congressman's concerns about the public insurance option and his assurances that no federal funds will go toward treating illegal aliens or providing abortions.

  • Reedy’s win lifts Team Elk Creek to SBRA title

    WAYNESBORO -- Defending Southern Bracket Racing Association national champion Team Elk Creek Dragway stormed back to win the 2009 points championship, taking the title over Colonial Beach Dragway in a tiebreaker. For the finals last Sunday under sunny skies, the race began to turn into a battle between Colonial Beach and Elk Creek, with Colonial beach blowing out in the late rounds.

  • Cavaliers move to 10-0 in SWD after win over Graham

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County ran its record to 10-0 in the Southwest District, rolling past Graham 25-14, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday.

  • Galax marches closer to MED title

    Galax drew to within one match of a perfect run through its Mountain Empire District volleyball schedule, bouncing back from a first-set loss to knock off Narrows 22-25, 25-15, 25-8, 25-19 last Thursday in Galax. “We would love to finish the season 8-0 in the district,” said Maroon Tide coach Rose Houk after her team improved to 14-4 overall, 7-0 in the district.

  • Devils seeking new streak

    INDEPENDENCE -- Having ended one streak, Grayson County would like nothing better than to start a new one, this time one of a different sort. Coming off a bye week that followed the end of a 17-game slide, the Blue Devils will look for their second straight win this week when they return to action with a Mountain Empire District game Friday at Bland County.

  • Grundy not one to be overlooked

    HILLSVILLE -- Grundy is capable of beating Carroll County.

  • Tide’s bid to repeat in Group A golf falls short

    MIDLOTHIAN -- Galax put forth great effort in trying to defend its 2008 Group A golf championship but fell just short at Independence Golf Club on Tuesday. The Maroon Tide shot a second-round 313 to put the pressure on Giles, but the Spartans held on for their first team championship since 2002 with a score of 622, followed by Galax (636) in second and Chatham (643) in third. Radford H

  • Key stretch for Galax

     Now and then, a school will purposely schedule a key game for homecoming week in hopes of having a little added motivation. Normally, though, homecoming games are scheduled against the downtrodden, the 0-fers, the patsies. Other than an expected win, the opponent often has little to offer as far as the big picture is concerned.

  • It’s now or never for Maroon Tide

    Welcome to the 2009 playoffs, Galax. Your first-round opponent is Covington. Galax entered the season with every expectation of cruising into the playoffs and giving frontrunners EastMont, Holston and Bath County a run for their money in the Region C Division 1 title chase. The Maroon Tide just didn’t expect the playoffs to begin in October.

  • Fort Chiswell rolls past Tide

    Galax remained winless in the Mountain Empire District after another tough loss at home Friday night, falling to Fort Chiswell 31-8. The game began promising for Galax (1-6 overall, 0-2 MED), after the Maroon Tide put up eight quick points on its opening drive. Galax’s offense netted a loss of 1 yard on its first two plays before quarterback Terrance Mazon found Deion George on a