Community Sports

  • BC honors ‘85 men’s hoops team
    Thirty years ago, the Bluefield College men’s basketball team finished one win shy of a national championship, runner-up in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) National Tournament. That same year, 1985, the BC golf team earned a national title as winners of the NLCAA National Tournament.
  • Scholarship to benefit Grayson youth
    Taylor Pauley’s dream was to some day play in the major leagues. In his memory, hopes are that countless Grayson County boys will get a boost playing in their local leagues.
  • Baums win Dannelly 10K
    Jon Baum and Priscilla Baum, both of Madison Heights, were the overall male and female winners of the 17th annual Dr. Ed Dannelly III New River Trail 10K, held May 9 and sponsored by the Galax Recreation Department. Jon Baum, 41, posted a time of 38 minutes, 17 seconds to outpace runner-up Harry Hudson (41:18) and two-time former winner Josh Fridley (41:48). In the female division, 17-year-old Priscilla Baum ran a 50:37 for her first win in the event, followed by Kim Kitts (51:58) and Megan Boyles (51:13).
  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 3-9
    2010 Galax picked up its first-ever baseball win over Grayson County as Travis Cockerham held the Blue Devils to four hits in a 4-1 Maroon Tide win. Adam Crotts pitched his second straight complete-game win as Carroll County downed Richlands 11-2. Crotts struck out 14.   2005 Matthew Tompkins threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters he faced, as Carroll County downed Grundy 4-0.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 12-18
    2010 Galax rapped 11 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning, going on to drill George Wythe 19-8 in softball. Drew Cardwell’s second hit of the inning was a two-run home run that capped the huge start. Cardwell and Harley Brewer combined for seven hits and seven RBIs. Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run but Grayson County held on for an 8-6 win in softball. Traci Crigger had three hits and five RBIs for Grayson.   2005
  • Gutenburg (or some dead white guy) would be floored
     According to Careercast.com, the occupation of Newspaper Reporter is dead last on a list of 200 jobs, ranked from best to worst. Lumberjacks, no need to thank us for getting you out of the cellar. Besides, I’m not a newspaper reporter. I’m a sportswriter.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11
    2010 Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide. Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.   2005
    2010 Grayson County scored twice in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to five stolen bases, and edged Tazewell 6-5 to complete a double header sweep. Jake Blizzard scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Zach Wasilewski.  Travis Garvey had a solo home run and later doubled to knock in Greg Bryan with the eventual game-winning run as Galax edged Floyd County 7-6.
  • Special Olympians highlight ODAC tourney
     SALEM –– Carroll County Special Olympics traveled to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament recently for a halftime exhibition game at the Salem Civic Center. The Carroll team put on a real show for the crowd, scoring 18 points to go with many rebounds, assists and great teamwork, with the civic center’s public address announcer calling the play-by-play.
  • REMEMBER WHEN: March 15-21
    2010 Galax came back twice from three runs down and finally won in the bottom of the eight inning on a bases-loaded hit batsman, edging Floyd County 10-9.   2005 Beth Walker pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 12, and Amber Walker smacked a grand slam and accumulated seven RBIs in Galax’s 12-2 softball win over Auburn.