http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en PERFECT* http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/perfect <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/perfect.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Normally, an asterisk attached to an athletic accomplishment is not a good thing. It usually means something along the lines of, &ldquo;Yeah, well, that&rsquo;s pretty good, but&hellip;&rdquo;</span></p> REMEMBER WHEN: April 17-22 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-april-17-22 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1991_0.jpg" alt="1991 – Jeff Spells held Shawsville hitless after the first inning in a 2-0 loss to the Shawnees." title="1991 – Jeff Spells held Shawsville hitless after the first inning in a 2-0 loss to the Shawnees." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">2011</strong></p> <p> *Grace Wilson was perfect though five innings before allowing a leadoff single in the sixth as Galax defeated Bland County 8-3 in softball. Wilson struck out nine.</p> <p> *Dustin Leonard went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and his two-run home run in the top of the eighth lifted Grayson County past Fort Chiswell 5-3. Jared Salts went the distance on the mound for Grayson, allowing one earned run on four hits.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>2006</strong></p> Strickland earns USA South tourney MVP for Panthers http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/strickland-earns-usa-south-tourney-mvp-panthers <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/strickland_1.jpg" alt="Cheyenne Strickland is presented the tournament MVP award by USA South commissioner Rita Wiggs." title="Cheyenne Strickland is presented the tournament MVP award by USA South commissioner Rita Wiggs." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. &ndash;&ndash; Ferrum College freshman and Carroll County High School product Cheyenne Strickland was named the USA South Conference softball tournament most valuable player after leading the fifth-seeded Panthers to the tournament championship this past weekend with two wins over No. 4 Averett.</span></p> Carroll continues to roll http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-continues-roll <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pchiatt.jpg" alt="Kyndall Hiatt smokes an RBI double to right-center during an eight-run third inning in Carroll County’s 14-0 win over Pulaski County." title="Kyndall Hiatt smokes an RBI double to right-center during an eight-run third inning in Carroll County’s 14-0 win over Pulaski County." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">DUBLIN &ndash;&ndash; For the second game in a row, there was a glimmer of hope for a Carroll County softball opponent. Just a glimmer, though, then another long day of futility.</span></p> REMEMBER WHEN: April 10-16 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-april-10-16 <p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">2011</strong></p> <p> *Marleigh Durham scored two goals as Galax extended its season-opening win streak to four matches with a 4-1 defeat of Rural Retreat.</p> <p> *Galax outshot Carroll County 22-8 and had 12 corners to the Cavaliers two but the two teams finished in a 2-2 draw in boys&rsquo; soccer. Junior Espinosa and Luis Turcios scored for Galax, goals that were countered by Carroll on scores by Matt Hawks and Cody Jones.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>2006</strong></p> Grayson County stays hot http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/grayson-county-stays-hot-0 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gc-gx3_2.jpg" alt="Chance Widner (11) is greeted after his two-run home run capped a four-run second inning for Grayson County in its 16-2 win Friday at Galax." title="Chance Widner (11) is greeted after his two-run home run capped a four-run second inning for Grayson County in its 16-2 win Friday at Galax." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Grayson County continued its offensive onslaught Friday and won for the sixth straight time since laying an opening-day egg, rolling to a 16-2, five-inning Mountain Empire District win over Galax at Felts Park.</span></p> <p> The Blue Devils (6-1) mustered all of three hits in a 6-0 loss at Glenvar to open the season but haven&rsquo;t been held to fewer than 10 hits in a game since as their team average has risen to above the .400 mark. Friday, the team was a composite 16-of-30, with every starter accounting for at least one hit each.</p> Tide knocks off Warriors http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/tide-knocks-warriors <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/childalton.jpg" alt="Lucas Dalton peers in for the sign in the early going of Galax’s 12-5 win over Chilhowie. Dalton allowed two earned runs on five hits in five innings." title="Lucas Dalton peers in for the sign in the early going of Galax’s 12-5 win over Chilhowie. Dalton allowed two earned runs on five hits in five innings." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">CHILHOWIE &ndash;&ndash; Friday, in the heart of the Valley of Many Deer was found the Plain of the Running Nose.</span></p> <p> Galax and Chilhowie bundled up for a Conference 46 baseball meeting in weather better suited for Friday night football, with the Maroon Tide belting its way to a 12-5 win over the Warriors.</p> <p> A pair of home runs and a solid effort by starting pitcher Lucas Dalton upped Galax&rsquo;s record to 5-4 with a crucial week on the horizon.</p> REMEMBER WHEN: April 3-9 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-april-3-9 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1976.jpg" alt="1976 – Mike Gertin of Galax dives headlong into third base during the Maroon Tide’s 7-5 win over George Wythe." title="1976 – Mike Gertin of Galax dives headlong into third base during the Maroon Tide’s 7-5 win over George Wythe." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">2011</strong></p> <p> * Held hitless with two outs in the fifth inning, Grayson County rallied for three runs, including a two-run, pinch-hit single by Nick Perkins, as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 win over Pulaski County. Jared Salts tossed a complete game for Grayson County.</p> <p> * Galax swept a boys-girls soccer double header at Bland. Sonia Solis scored twice in the girls&rsquo; 4-1 win, and eight different Maroon Tide boys scored in their 8-0 shutout of the Bears.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>