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Community Sports

  • Chambers wins Roanoke C.C. match play title
      By LARRY CHAMBERS Staff   ROANOKE –– Brad Chambers of Galax birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Matt Harmon and win the featured Amateur Division crown of the 71st Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship held at Roanoke Country Club June 17-19.
  • Barrett, Chilton top finishers at Dannelly 10K
    Nearly 100 participants turned out for the 18th running of the New River Trail Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run, sponsored Saturday by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Lineberry named first-team all-ODAC
    EMORY –– Brandon Lineberry, a former player at Carroll County High School and a senior at Emory & Henry College, was honored as a first-team selection on the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball team, ODAC officials announced Thursday in Forest. Lineberry was one of three Wasps to land on the three all-ODAC squads, joining second-team first baseman Carson Bryant and third-team shortstop Holden Watkins.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 1-7
      2011 *Galax’s girls scored in less than four minutes and the Maroon Tide boys found the net within 30 seconds as Galax swept a pair of soccer matches from Fort Chiswell. Following the girls’ 3-1 win, Junior Espinosa and Leonel Vega took turns scoring for the boys, racking up three goals each in the Tide’s 7-1 win. *Ashley Willard reached on an error and later scored on Eden Durnil’s single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as Carroll County got past Richlands 3-2.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 17-22
      2011 *Grace Wilson was perfect though five innings before allowing a leadoff single in the sixth as Galax defeated Bland County 8-3 in softball. Wilson struck out nine. *Dustin Leonard went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and his two-run home run in the top of the eighth lifted Grayson County past Fort Chiswell 5-3. Jared Salts went the distance on the mound for Grayson, allowing one earned run on four hits.   2006
  • Strickland earns USA South tourney MVP for Panthers
    ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. –– Ferrum College freshman and Carroll County High School product Cheyenne Strickland was named the USA South Conference softball tournament most valuable player after leading the fifth-seeded Panthers to the tournament championship this past weekend with two wins over No. 4 Averett.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 10-16
     2011 *Marleigh Durham scored two goals as Galax extended its season-opening win streak to four matches with a 4-1 defeat of Rural Retreat. *Galax outshot Carroll County 22-8 and had 12 corners to the Cavaliers two but the two teams finished in a 2-2 draw in boys’ soccer. Junior Espinosa and Luis Turcios scored for Galax, goals that were countered by Carroll on scores by Matt Hawks and Cody Jones.   2006
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 3-9
        2011 * Held hitless with two outs in the fifth inning, Grayson County rallied for three runs, including a two-run, pinch-hit single by Nick Perkins, as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 win over Pulaski County. Jared Salts tossed a complete game for Grayson County. * Galax swept a boys-girls soccer double header at Bland. Sonia Solis scored twice in the girls’ 4-1 win, and eight different Maroon Tide boys scored in their 8-0 shutout of the Bears.  
  • BRJGT gearing up for 18th season
    Registration is now underway for the 18th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour (BRJGT). The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which players receive on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament.  
  • Battle of the Badges to benefit CCSO
    For years, Carroll County Special Olympics has held practice on Easter weekend. Many carrot relays, wheelbarrow races, and Easter bonnet relays have created much laughter. However, this Easter weekend, on Saturday the team will meet to support the very first Battle of the Badges.