Community Sports

  • Funk earns academic A-A honors at Wise
     WISE –– Megan Funk, a senior at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, has been named to the Academic All-American team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, must be a junior or senior and must maintain good standing at his or her institution.
  • Carroll Co. AAU girls finish first, second
     The Carroll County 4th-grade girls’ AAU basketball team won its third tournament of the year Dec. 10 at Fort Chiswell a week after placing second in a tournament in Roanoke. In the Roanoke tournament on Dec. 3, the Cavaliers defeated teams from Roanoke and West Virginia in the morning, reaching the championship game that afternoon. Facing the same West Virginia team from the morning round, Carroll County put together a strong defensive effort but could not get its shots to fall, settling for the runner-up trophy after a 21-17 defeat.
  • Autumn Days 5K a family affair
     The husband and wife tandem of Tommy and Emily Boles of Greensboro were the overall male and female winners of the 22nd annual Twin County Regional Healthcare-Galax Autumn Days 5K at Felts Park. Both runners were first-time winners of the event, which drew 169 runners in the 5K plus another 35 in the 12-under, 1-mile fun run. Tommy Boles, 33, posted a winning time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds, holding off former winner Phillip Sumner of Gardners, Pa., by eight seconds. Curtis Swisher was four seconds behind Sumner in third place.
  • Xtreme softball team wraps up big season
     The Caroline Xtreme 10-under softball team completed a successful 2011 season this month after playing in tournaments in the IFA, NSA and Top Gun series. The team won eight tournaments, including the International Fastpitch Association (IFA) North Carolina/Virginia state tournament and the IFA North Carolina/South Carolina state tournament. The Xtreme also finished as the runner-up in the IFA World Series and Summer World Championships.
  • Softball team bound for World Series
          By LARRY CHAMBERS Staff  
  • Galax All-Stars advance to state
      Galax edged Carroll County American 6-5 in extra innings to win the District 1 Dixie O-Zone championship at the Grayson County Rec. Park. Galax and Carroll American had split their two previous meetings, creating a three-way tie including Carroll National. Galax defeated Carroll National 6-2 to advance to the finals against Carroll American, then rallied from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game at 5-5 before scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Galax advanced to the state tournament, which began Saturday in Salem.
  • Girls softball team headed to World Series
  • Dannelly 10k draws record turnout
     The New River Trail-Dr. Ed Dannelly III 10k continues to grow in popularity with a record number of participants turning out for the event on May 5. A race that drew 93 total participants just five years ago, 120 runners competed in the 10k alone, with another 75 taking part in the 5k walk. The 195 total shattered last year’s record of 172.
  • Ferrum-Emory baseball game at Calfee to benefit Camp Dickenson
     Emory & Henry and Ferrum will play a Division III baseball game Wednesday, April 6 at Calfee Park in Pulaski, with proceeds to benefit Camp Dickenson in Fries. Game time is 7 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Scouts in uniform and students at each college with proper ID will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by the Wytheville District United Methodist Men and the Town of Pulaski Parks and Facilities. For more information, call (540) 994-8623.
  • Homeschool team finishes with flourish
     LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool girls’ basketball team concluded its inaugural season with a 21-14 record, earning a championship and a runner-up finish in its final two tournaments of the year. The Rush won the East Tennessee Ladies’ Classic in Kingsport, Tenn., on March 12. Six teams competed in the double-elimination tournament with the Rush opening play with a pair of wins on March 11, defeating the Lighthouse Eagles of Kingsport 37-22 and Titan Teamsport of Bristol 40-7 in the early rounds.