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Community Sports

  • Carroll County-Galax alumni basketball game planned for Nov. 1
     The Carroll County High School boys’ basketball program will host a Carroll vs. Galax alumni basketball game at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at CCHS as a fundraisier for the team.
  • Remember When: October 19-25
     2009 Carroll County survived a last-second field goal attempt to edge Marion 14-13. Carroll got a defensive score but was held to 6 rushing yards and two first downs in the first half, finally taking the lead on Blake Bowman’s 21-yard pass to Jonathan Snow. Marion completed eight passes to move from its own 6 to the Carroll 27 in the final two minutes before missing a 45-yard field goal attempt.
  • Galax 5K has been running 25 years
    Blue skies with puffy clouds and a crisp wind characterized the weather for the 25th Annual Twin County Regional Healthcare Galax Autumn Days 5K Run last Saturday. The race, which started and ended in Felts Park, with a circuit extending through part of downtown Galax, drew past competitors and new entrants. After registering and receiving number tags, the runners awaited the race eagerly.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: October 12-18
     2009 Grayson County scored twice on safeties in the first half, providing the difference in a 16-14 win over Galax. The win snapped the Blue Devils’ 17-game losing streak. Carroll County attempted one pass while rushing for 360 yards, including 183 by Dillon Caviness, in a 26-7 win at Abingdon. 2004
  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 21-27
     2009 Two long scoring plays were the difference as Galax snapped an 0-4 skid to start the season with  13-0 win at Craig County. Deion George hauled in a 58-yard TD pass and Jordan Vaughan added a 31-yard scoring run.   Dillon Caviness scored three rushing touchdowns as Carroll County ran past Grayson County 25-6. Zack Surratt added an 85-yard kickoff return for a Cavalier score.   2004
  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 14-20
     2009 Carroll County avenged its only loss of the season by taking down Floyd County 3-1 in volleyball. Jessi Goad served for 27 points for the Cavaliers. Maleah Neely had 14 assists, including six aces.   Carroll County trailed Christiansburg 10-7 in the fourth quarter before the Blue Demons pulled away for a 23-7 win.   2004
  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 7-13
     2009 Tyler Reavis hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bowman as time expired and Mason King added the PAT as Carroll County pulled off a miraculous 28-27 win over Patrick County. The Cavaliers trailed 27-14 before scoring 14 points in the final 3:35.   Galax held off Floyd County 15-10 in the fifth set and notched an impressive 3-2 win over the Buffaloes as Allison White put away 20 kills.   2004
  • Blaze wins in Lenoir
    The Virginia Blaze travel team finished its summer season by winning the Battle Ball Showcase in Lenoir, N.C. on Aug. 30. The Blaze went 3-0 in the tournament by defeating the Lenoir Bobcats 40-10, the Lenoir Spartans 59-58 and then edging the Wilkes Diamonds 67-62 for the championship. Team members are Kacie Shaffner, Rachel Clark, Sydney Bedsaul, Audrey Clark, Rebekah Clark, Nancy Clark, Hallie Bryant, Kylee Hill, Kelsey Cave, Hannah Swiger, coach Larry Clark and assistant Diana Clark.
  • Remember When: July 27-Aug. 9
    2009 The first team to represent the area in a Dixie world series in 20 years, Carroll County was eliminated after suffering losses to Collierville, Tenn., and Duplin County, N.C. in Skipperville, Ala. Kylee Hill placed third in the standing long jump at the Hershey Track and Field state championships at Charlottesville. Hill qualified for the meet by being one of the top two performers in the Southwest region, which reaches from Lynchburg to Bristol.   2004
  • 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