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Community Sports

  • Tide great pays visit to coach
    Tim Beamer, a world-class sprinter who played football with the Buffalo Bills and other pro teams during the 1970s, came to town on Tuesday to thank his first coach, Joe Lindsey. At the Lindsey home in Galax, Beamer wrapped his coach in a bear hug and said, “Thank you for giving me a chance, coach. It changed my life.”
  • Clark, Shupe honored at Bob Jones U.
    GREENVILLE, S.C. –– Former Twin County basketball players Madison Shupe and Rachel Clark were both named PlanFIRST players of the game recently for Bob Jones University. Shupe, a freshman sports management major from Fries, earned the honor after a 63-39 Bob Jones win over Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Fla., and Clark, a sophomore Biblical counseling major from Galax, was recognized following the Bruins’ 72-70 home win over Johnson University. Shupe and Clark played their prep ball for the State Line Rush homeschool team.
  • Carroll HOF introduces newest members
    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School honored its fifth athletic hall of fame class Friday as Ryan Gravley, Lindsay Martin and Chuck Thompson were inducted between the boys’ and girls’ varsity games against Glenvar.
  • Brown, Walker winners in 5K
    Staff reports A pair of 16-year-olds took the top two spots and teenagers claimed five of the top 10 finishing positions at the Galax Autumn Days 5K, co-sponsored by Galax Parks and Recreation and Twin County Regional Healthcare on Oct. 21 at Felts Park. Nathan Brown and Charles Walker were within a few paces of one another heading down the stretch with Brown pulling off a two-second win over Walker with a winning time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds. The two placed third (Walker) and fourth a year ago.
  • Lundy key in Surry title run
    DANVILLE –– For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team is the Region X champion. In the process, the Knights swept the region’s postseason awards and advanced to this past weekend’s district tournament against Prince George’s (Md.) Community College with a berth in the NJCAA College World Series on the line.
  • Adkins, Johnson win Dannelly 10K
    Shannon Adkins led the way with a time of 43 minutes and 14 seconds to win the male division and Rebecca Johnson was fourth overall in 47:12 to win the female division at the 19th running of the New River Trail State Park/Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run and 5K walk Saturday near the Dannelly Fitness Park on the trail.
  • Virginia Blaze wins tournament
     The Virginia Blaze FCA travel team won the May Madness tournament in Roanoke on May 6, going 3-0 in the event, including a 44-28 win in the finals. The Blaze also finished 4th in The Warrior Invitational in Roanoke and was the runner-up at The Bond Classic in Winston-Salem. The Blaze is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team, equipping and preparing athletes for the next level of competition while sharing the good news of Christ throughout the season.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 30-May 6
        2012 Daniel Crawford smacked three doubles and drove in seven runs to lead Grayson County to a 17-0 rout of Graham. Dante Ravenell had a pair of home runs as Galax rolled over Narrows 17-0.  Travis Garvey had two doubles in a 12-run seventh inning for the Maroon Tide.   2007
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 23-29
        2012 Leading 4-3, Grayson County scored six runs on two hits, four walks and two errors in the decisive fourth inning of a 10-6 win over Galax. Autumn Halsey pitched a shutout and had two hits, including a two-run home run, as Grayson County rolled to a 10-0 softball win over Narrows.   2007
  • REMEMBER WHEN: Feb. 5-11
        2012 *Galax rebounded from its first defeat in more than a year by edging Grayson County 63-61. The Maroon Tide (17-1) got 21 points from Devonte McKinney while Grayson County was led by Landon Frost with 19 points. *Wes Smoot scored 20 points for Carroll County’s boys and Lindsay Martin pumped in 19 for the Cavalier girls as the two teams completed perfect runs through the Southwest District with wins over Marion.   2007