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Community Sports

  • 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
  • Hairston picked to lead Salem girls’ basketball program
    Galax High School graduate and former Maroon Tide coach Corbitt Hairston has been recommended to be the new girls’ basketball coach at Salem High School. Hairston has been in the Salem system since 1999 and has been the girls’ coach at Andrew Lewis Middle School since 2004. He was a boys’ JV assistant and head coach at Salem during the previous six years. A 1989 Galax graduate, Hairston is expected to receive approval from the Salem School Board when it meets May 13, according to a Salem High news release.
  • Blue Ridge Tour gears up for 16th year of junior golf
    Registration is now underway for the 16th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.  The tour’s 2014 schedule includes five golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and seven tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament. 
  • Carroll Special Olympics in tournament play
     BLACKSBURG –– Cassell Coliseum was full of athletes, partners and family members from Carroll County Special Olympics recently as the Carroll County team participated in the Southwest Regional tournament at Virginia Tech. CCSO played a part in the opening ceremony as Kyle Nester was a torchbearer and LaRae Hall and Brittany Willard were in front of the crowd to deliver a challenge to the fans. Teams of all abilities from as far away as Lynchburg played in the day-long tournament. 
  • Racing is all about family to Furrs
    Michelle Furr has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series. Though her racing career extends over three decades, she and her family first ventured into NHRA national and divisional competition just four years ago, and success quickly followed.  Driving her Ohio Crankshaft/Quickfuel Technologies entries in Super Comp and Super Street, Furr has already earned a pair of NHRA national event wins and racked up several top-tier finishes in the Lucas Oil series points standings.