Community Sports

  • 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.
     1986 Independence poured in 34 third-quarter points and hammered Mount Rogers 94-59. Kelly Haga had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Kirk Goodson contributed 14 points and 14 boards while Ashley Haga dished 10 assists. Galax remained atop the MED volleyball standings after a four-set win over Independence. 1981
  • State Line wins tourney title
    GREENVILLE, S.C. –– The State Line Rush homeschool girls’ basketball team went 3-0 last week to claim the championship of the Bob Jones University Invitational, held on the BJU campus in Greenville. Facing Wood County Christian of Williamstown, W.Va. in the title game on Friday, freshman Audrey Clark came up huge with 27 points, including sinking 10-of-15 free throws, to lead the Rush to a 58-47 win.
  • CCHS hall of fame announces eight new inductees
    HILLSVILLE –– The third induction class of the Carroll County High School sports hall of fame was announced recently, with eight new names to be added to the hall in January. Kim Caudill, Ingrid Easter, Cindy Edwards, Tee Jackson, Howard Mayo, Kayla (Goins) Nester, Rick Nester and Robin Whittington will all be inducted into the hall of fame during the Cavaliers’ quad Jan. 22 with Christiansburg. Kim Caudill (volleyball)
  • 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