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High School

  • Cassell, Galax edge Pulaski County

    Galax got bookend one-run innings and rode an overpowering effort by pitcher Hayden Cassell to take a 2-0 nondistrict win Wednesday over Pulaski County at Mountain View Park.

  • Carroll County scores late runs to get by Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to break open a pitchers’ duel and edge Salem 2-0 in a River Ridge District softball game Tuesday in Salem.

  • Big hit, no hit in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney Nester threw a no-hitter Wednesday. Emily Cook made sure it only needed to be of the seven-inning variety.

    Cook deposited a two-strike, two-out change-up just over the right-centerfield fence in the bottom of the first for the game’s only run and Nester stymied Cave Spring the rest of the way as Carroll County edged the Knights 1-0 in a River Ridge District softball showdown.

  • Grayson County picks up first win, outslugs Spartans 15-11

     PEARISBURG –– Grayson County scored its first eight runs on just two hits and picked up its first baseball win of the season, outscoring the Spartans 15-11 in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    Grayson County (1-2) took advantage of four walks and four hit batsmen in the first two innings and got two-run singles by Chris Meredith and Will Bane in a big six-run second as the Blue Devils took an 8-1 lead.

  • Cavaliers ride huge start to 13-4 win over Giles

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE –– Fourteen batters went to the plate in the first inning for Carroll County against Giles last Thursday and the Cavaliers went on to pound the Spartans 13-4 in a nondistrict baseball game played at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County delivered the early knockout punch by scoring eight first-inning runs and cruised to its second victory of the season.

  • Carroll opens 2-0 with wins over Floyd, Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– His team having seen live pitching only four times or so this spring, Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester entered Tuesday’s season opener with some concerns about his team being able to make contact against a live arm. For a while, his concerns turned to whether any of his kids’ line drives would find something other than a Floyd County glove.

  • Cavs, twilight topple Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– There has been talk for years of installing lights at Bill Worrell Field. Should a fundraising drive ever get underway for the project, the Galax baseball program may be one of its first contributors.

  • Hot when it matters

    HILLSVILLE –– There are more ways than one to skin a cat. Fortunately for Carroll County, there were more ways than one to slay a Wolverine.

    Having outshot opponent after opponent this year, the Cavaliers fell uncharacteristically cold from the floor but overcame it by sinking 32 free throws and using a late 12-2 run to survive Woodgrove 69-61 Monday in the Region 4A West girls’ quarterfinals.

  • General Assembly to honor CCHS girls softball team

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Cavalier girls’ varsity softball team has received several honors over the last two years, and will add another one on Tuesday.

    In 2015, the girls were undefeated with a 26-1 record and won the Virginia High School League Group 4A state championship. They followed up their dream season with a 22-1 record last year.

  • Carroll County boys take down River Ridge leader Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a team in need of a tournament.

    Having played just about every team in the River Ridge District down to the wire at least once, the Cavaliers proved Thursday night that they could cause some postseason headaches when they convincingly took down district top dog Patrick Henry 60-42.