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Community Sports

  • 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
  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 25-31
     2009 Grayson County rallied with four runs in the seventh inning to stun Holston 8-7 in Region C softball quarters. Seven errors helped Holston take a 7-4 lead into the seventh. Holston committed four errors in the seventh, with the only base hit being the game-winning RBI single by Cortney Halsey. Jessup Lambert allowed two hits as Grayson County blanked Patrick Henry 8-0 in the Region C quarterfinals.    2004
  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 11-17
     2009 A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh spoiled a perfect game but Carroll County’s Rebecca Thomas still struck out 14 and finished with a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Marion. Carroll took the lead for good in the first with two runs off of successive singles by Grace Ayers, Lillie Kimble, Lexi Hodge and Megan Snow.
  • 16th annual Dannelly event draws 136
    Trevor Quesenberry and Shannon Sharp-Rutig were the overall winners last Saturday at the 16th annual New River Trail / Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run, sponsored by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department. Quesenberry, a 20-year-old Roanoke College student and a member of the Maroons’ cross country and track teams, posted a time of 37 minutes, 28 seconds on the 6.2-mile course, which began and ended at the Dannelly Fitness Park on the New River Trail State Park.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 4-10
     2009 Jorge Mendez scored in the 68th minute off of a misplayed ball by the Radford goalkeeper as Galax managed a 1-1 tie with the Bobcats.   lCarroll County capped a comeback from a 5-0 deficit when Craig Rosen’s two-run single lifted the Cavaliers to a 6-5 win over Grayson County.   2004