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Today's News

  • Coyote killing program a waste of money

    Editor’s note: This week’s guest editorial is by Kathy Dowell of Galax, who has been an outspoken critic of Grayson County’s coyote bounty program, and a “killing contest” that rewards the hunter who turns in the most dead coyotes. After the program recently ran out of its first $5,000 allocation, county supervisors put $5,000 more into it. With that money gone now, too, one supervisor has donated his own money to the fund and the county is asking citizens to donate prize money, too.

  • Deer harvest declines 22% from 2013

    RICHMOND –– While Virginia deer and turkey harvests reflected a decline from last year, the black bear harvest shows record numbers as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) released deer, bear and turkey harvest numbers for the fall/winter hunting season.

    A bumper crop of acorns across the state coupled with management actions to meet population objectives and some higher than normal disease mortality all factored into fluctuations in populations and harvest trends. 

  • Maroon Tide rallies past Wythe, 4-2

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie and defeated George Wythe for the second time in two Mondays, rallying for a 4-2 win Monday at George Wythe High School.

  • Galax continues hot start

    WYTHEVILLE –– One goal this year for Galax is to leave no zeroes on the board. Far from wishing to avoid a complete-game shutout, the Maroon Tide doesn’t even want to be skunked for a single inning. That’s a lofty bar to clear, without a doubt. But 10 out of the last 12 isn’t bad.

  • VDGIF reports highest-ever bear kill numbers in ‘14

    RICHMOND –– While Virginia deer and turkey harvests reflected a decline from last year, the black bear harvest shows record numbers as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) released its harvest numbers for the fall/winter hunting season.

     

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  • REMEMBER WHEN

    2010

    Grayson County scored twice in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to five stolen bases, and edged Tazewell 6-5 to complete a double header sweep. Jake Blizzard scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Zach Wasilewski. 

    Travis Garvey had a solo home run and later doubled to knock in Greg Bryan with the eventual game-winning run as Galax edged Floyd County 7-6.

  • Special Olympians highlight ODAC tourney

     SALEM –– Carroll County Special Olympics traveled to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament recently for a halftime exhibition game at the Salem Civic Center.

    The Carroll team put on a real show for the crowd, scoring 18 points to go with many rebounds, assists and great teamwork, with the civic center’s public address announcer calling the play-by-play.

  • Moore’s homer powers Cavs past Floyd, 2-1

    FLOYD –– Tiffanie Moore’s solo home run in the top of the fifth inning was the difference Wednesday as Carroll County squeaked by Floyd County 2-1 in a nondistrict softball game.

    Moore stepped into the box with two outs and laced a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to propel the Cavaliers to their second win over the Buffaloes in a week.

  • Highlanders outplay Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– A free 90 feet every now and then is to be expected in baseball. Problems arise when those 90s start adding up to 360.

    Glenvar took advantage of four errors, 10 free passes at the plate and a couple of non-scoreable defensive miscues, all while playing clean baseball itself, in a 5-2 nondistrict win Tuesday at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • Maroon Tide blanks Scarlet Hurricane 9-0 in boys’ soccer

    MARION –– Seven players combined to score nine goals and Galax decimated Marion 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ soccer match in Marion.

    Brayan Estrada and Edgar Guzman each accounted for a pair of goals for the defending 1A state champs while Dominic DiGiacomo added a goal and two assists.

    The Maroon Tide outshot the Scarlet Hurricanes 29-0 with Galax keeper Ricardo Ortiz making one save.