http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en Carroll rallies to nip Galax http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-rallies-nip-galax <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_gx1.jpg" alt="Carroll County third baseman Nick Bell (in blue) dives to put the tag on Galax’s Cole Pickett during the Cavaliers’ 12-11 win Thursday at Felts Park." title="Carroll County third baseman Nick Bell (in blue) dives to put the tag on Galax’s Cole Pickett during the Cavaliers’ 12-11 win Thursday at Felts Park." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As the late-afternoon chill, propelled by a steady, stiff breeze, permeated nearer and nearer to the bones of those hearty souls in attendance, Carroll County generated a little heat when it was most needed.</p> <p> Having seen a seven-run lead disintegrate into a two-run Galax advantage, the Cavaliers scored three error-aided runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to nip Galax 12-11 in a nondistrict game Thursday at Felts Park.</p> Blue Ridge junior tour gearing up for 20th season http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/blue-ridge-junior-tour-gearing-20th-season <p> The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour is entering its 20th season and registration is now underway for this memorable year that will include a few extra commemorative gifts.</p> Cavs rally for coach’s 100th http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/cavs-rally-coach%E2%80%99s-100th <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glennester.jpg" alt="Carroll County coach Rick Nester (left) is honored by his team and CCHS athletic director Darrin Matthews after the Cavaliers earned Nester his 100th win. " title="Carroll County coach Rick Nester (left) is honored by his team and CCHS athletic director Darrin Matthews after the Cavaliers earned Nester his 100th win. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; It&rsquo;s almost impossible to keep a secret in a small town. Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester learned Wednesday just how difficult it can be.</p> Tide great pays visit to coach http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/tide-great-pays-visit-coach <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/timbeamer1.jpg" alt="Miller Bennington (left) and Tim Beamer, teammates on the 1964 and 1965 Galax football teams, visited their former coach, Joe Lindsey, at his home in Galax." title="Miller Bennington (left) and Tim Beamer, teammates on the 1964 and 1965 Galax football teams, visited their former coach, Joe Lindsey, at his home in Galax." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Tim Beamer, a world-class sprinter who played football with the Buffalo Bills and other pro teams during the 1970s, came to town on Tuesday to thank his first coach, Joe Lindsey. At the Lindsey home in Galax, Beamer wrapped his coach in a bear hug and said, &ldquo;Thank you for giving me a chance, coach. It changed my life.&rdquo;</p> Rush takes second at Liberty http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/rush-takes-second-liberty <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rush_2.jpg" alt="The State Line Rush earned a runner-up finish at the East Coast Nationals recently at Liberty University, going 5-1 in the 26-team tournament. Team members are (from left) Adriane Sweet, Rebekah Clark, Ava Haynes, Beth Clark, Kacie Shaffner, Sarah Estes, Audrey Clark, Ashlyn Bartley, Chancey Bisconti, Aden Clark and Ellie Gillespie." title="The State Line Rush earned a runner-up finish at the East Coast Nationals recently at Liberty University, going 5-1 in the 26-team tournament. Team members are (from left) Adriane Sweet, Rebekah Clark, Ava Haynes, Beth Clark, Kacie Shaffner, Sarah Estes, Audrey Clark, Ashlyn Bartley, Chancey Bisconti, Aden Clark and Ellie Gillespie." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> LYNCHBURG &ndash;&ndash; The State Line Rush homeschool basketball team finished second out of a field of 26 teams at the East Coast Nationals basketball tournament recently at Liberty University.</p> <p> The Rush cruised through pool play undefeated with victories over Front Royal, the F.I.S.H. Hawks of Florida and New Life Camp of Raleigh, N.C.</p> Galax outlasts Grayson in 8 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-outlasts-grayson-8 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/caldwell_0.jpg" alt="Galax’s Cade Ashworth beats the throw to Grayson County coacher Brant Caldwell and scores the tying run for the Maroon Tide in the fifth inning of Galax’s 8-inning win." title="Galax’s Cade Ashworth beats the throw to Grayson County coacher Brant Caldwell and scores the tying run for the Maroon Tide in the fifth inning of Galax’s 8-inning win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A back-and-forth battle that stretched beyond dusk and into nightfall saw Grayson County and Galax each gain, lose and retake the lead before the Maroon Tide pulled out a 9-8 extra-inning win Friday over the Blue Devils at Felts Park.</p> Brown, Carter named all-state http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/brown-carter-named-all-state <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/state.jpg" alt="Essence Brown (left) of Galax was named first-team all-Class 1 and Carroll County’s Mariah Carter was voted first-team all-Class 4." title="Essence Brown (left) of Galax was named first-team all-Class 1 and Carroll County’s Mariah Carter was voted first-team all-Class 4." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Carroll County&rsquo;s Mariah Carter and Galax&rsquo;s Essence Brown were both named first-teamers recently on their respective Virginia High School League all-state basketball teams, and Galax&rsquo;s Shea Foxx was named to the second team in all-Class 1 voting.</p> <p> The teams were chosen by panels of coaches representing the four regions in each particular class and were announced recently by the VHSL.</p> A Galax icon, Verl Brown steps aside http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-icon-verl-brown-steps-aside <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/verl1.jpg" alt="Verl Brown presents the state championship trophy to the Galax fans after winning the second of back-to-back titles." title="Verl Brown presents the state championship trophy to the Galax fans after winning the second of back-to-back titles." align="left" hspace="6" width="44" height="85" /><p> Time always wins, even over the timeless. Verl Brown has decided that for him, it&rsquo;s time to let go.</p>