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High School

  • Bassett boots Carroll County with last-second FG

     HILLSVILLE –– Zach Atwood’s 26-yard field goal as time expired spoiled a gutsy Carroll County effort and lifted Bassett to a 17-14 nondistrict win over the Cavaliers in the season opener for both teams Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    Carroll County had knotted the score at 14-14 on Logan Hodges’ 1-yard run and Ulises Moreno’s PAT with 1:59 remaining. 

  • Cavs hang on, win 21-19

     HILLSVILLE –– It is, for all intents and purposes, a scrimmage. A final chance to see what still could use some work before the real games start – things like ball security inside the red zone, and prevent pass coverage in the final minute.

    And it was a good thing that kinks in those aspects of the game haven’t been completely ironed out. Otherwise a huge crowd would have been robbed of a thrilling finish in Carroll County’s 21-19 benefit game win Friday over Galax at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Goad hot in SWD tour

      Carroll County entered its final Southwest District golf match of the regular season in search of its first win as the district’s unique mini-tour hit the homestretch this week.

    The SWD gets its regular season championship drama over with in a hurry and will have its six-match district schedule over with by yesterday, including a stretch of five matches in nine days. SWD teams then move on to nondistrict matches until reconvening Sept. 28 for the district tournament.

    Willowbrook G.C.

  • Maroon Tide wins all over the place

     MARION –– Galax’s golf team went two different directions last week, but wound up at the same place – on top.

    Splitting up for a pair of events on the same day, Galax won the 11-team Bank of Marion Classic at Holston Hills, while the B-team claimed a three-way match at Great Oaks C.C. in Floyd.

    Tyler Rutherford led Grayson County to a third-place showing in the team standings by winning the individual championship, edging Galax’s John Bryant by two strokes to come in as low individual with a 71.

  • Cavaliers hit the field

     HILLSVILLE –– During a conversation the day before Carroll County’s first scrimmage of the year, Cavalier coach Tom Hale expressed some real concerns about the inexperience of his offensive line.

    If Saturday’s go-round with Rural Retreat is any indication, progress is definitely being made.

    Carroll County moved the ball well on the ground, averaging a little less than seven yards per rushing attempt, as the two teams went at it for three hours on a cool, damp morning at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Tide's best second best

     DRAPER –– Turning in a team total of 300 at Draper Valley would be good enough to win a state championship most years. But not on Mondays.

    Led by brothers Ryan and Jake Monday, Blacksburg obliterated the team scoring record and claimed its first championship in the fifth annual Draper Valley Prep Classic, held Monday at the par-72 Draper Valley Golf Club.

    The Bruins finished with a four-man total of 293, whacking 15 strokes off of the previous low team score of 308, set two years ago by Graham.

  • 2010 FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES

    GALAX

    VARSITY FOOTBALL

  • Crotts, Webb lead all-Southwest voting

     It’s always quite an honor to be named a district player of the year. When the award goes to a player not on a district championship team, it only carries a little more weight.

    Adam Crotts and Lucas Webb didn’t win a championship in 2010. They certainly earned their district’s respect.

    Crotts was named the Southwest District’s player of the year in baseball while Webb picked up the honor in boys’ soccer in balloting by the district’s coaches recently.

  • Martinez, Reyes, Spurlin lead district voting

     Twin County athletes earned player of the year awards in three of the four spring sports as Mountain Empire District post-season honors were handed down recently.

    Galax took top honors in both boys’ and girls’ soccer and Grayson County had the top softball player. Fort Chiswell was the only other school to crack the player of the year list, earning top honors in baseball after ending Grayson County’s 18-year run of district championships.

  • Shaky start dooms Devils in Region C

     BUCHANAN –– Grayson County’s early-game woes continued Tuesday as James River pounced on the Blue Devils for seven first-inning runs, rolling to a 14-5 win in the Region C baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at James River High School.

    Other than a scoreless start in its final regular season game, the Blue Devils have given up an average of 4.4 runs in the first inning of their last six games.