http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en Cavs run the table again http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/cavs-run-table-again <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taznester.jpg" alt="Carroll County pitcher Sydney Nester delivers to a Tazewell batter in the Cavaliers’ 5-3 win. Nester struck out 16 to win her 34th straight decision." title="Carroll County pitcher Sydney Nester delivers to a Tazewell batter in the Cavaliers’ 5-3 win. Nester struck out 16 to win her 34th straight decision." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash;&nbsp;As far as one single ballgame goes, it was a far cry from a flawless day. As one part of a body of work, though, Friday&rsquo;s 5-3 win over Tazewell was the finishing touch on another work of perfection for Carroll County.</span></p> <p> The Cavaliers found themselves in a mid-game hole, climbed out of it bit by bit and capped a second straight 19-0 regular season with a 5-3 nondistrict win over the Bulldogs on a drizzly Friday afternoon.</p> Barrett, Chilton top finishers at Dannelly 10K http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/barrett-chilton-top-finishers-dannelly-10k <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dannelly.jpg" alt="Tyler Barrett (left) and Megan Chilton were the overall male and female winners of the 18th annual Dannelly 10K, held Saturday on the New River Trail." title="Tyler Barrett (left) and Megan Chilton were the overall male and female winners of the 18th annual Dannelly 10K, held Saturday on the New River Trail." align="left" hspace="6" width="234" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Nearly 100 participants turned out for the 18th running of the New River Trail Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run, sponsored Saturday by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.</span></p> Grayson makes amends http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/grayson-makes-amends <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gxkirk.jpg" alt="Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk has a word with catcher Grace Vaughan before the top of the seventh in the Blue Devils’ 9-0 win Friday over Galax." title="Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk has a word with catcher Grace Vaughan before the top of the seventh in the Blue Devils’ 9-0 win Friday over Galax." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">INDEPENDENCE &ndash;&ndash;&nbsp;In the two softball meetings this season between Grayson County and Galax, each team was able to claim a win. Each was easily able to lay claim to a loss, as well.</span></p> <p> In both games, including Tuesday&rsquo;s Blue Devil victory, the home team did nearly everything right. Conversely, the road team did little to stand in the way.</p> Lineberry named first-team all-ODAC http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/lineberry-named-first-team-all-odac <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lineberry.jpg" alt="Brandon Lineberry of Hillsville was named a first-team all-ODAC outfielder after leading Emory &amp; Henry in nearly every offensive category this season." title="Brandon Lineberry of Hillsville was named a first-team all-ODAC outfielder after leading Emory &amp; Henry in nearly every offensive category this season." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">EMORY &ndash;&ndash; Brandon Lineberry, a former player at Carroll County High School and a senior at Emory &amp; Henry College, was honored as a first-team selection on the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball team, ODAC officials announced Thursday in Forest.</span></p> <p> Lineberry was one of three Wasps to land on the three all-ODAC squads, joining second-team first baseman Carson Bryant and third-team shortstop Holden Watkins.</p> REMEMBER WHEN: May 1-7 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-may-1-7 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1981.jpg" alt="1981 – Sophomore Bill Moore struck out eight in a seven-inning no-hitter as Fries defeated Floyd County 18-0." title="1981 – Sophomore Bill Moore struck out eight in a seven-inning no-hitter as Fries defeated Floyd County 18-0." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">2011</strong></p> <p> *Galax&rsquo;s girls scored in less than four minutes and the Maroon Tide boys found the net within 30 seconds as Galax swept a pair of soccer matches from Fort Chiswell. Following the girls&rsquo; 3-1 win, Junior Espinosa and Leonel Vega took turns scoring for the boys, racking up three goals each in the Tide&rsquo;s 7-1 win.</p> <p> *Ashley Willard reached on an error and later scored on Eden Durnil&rsquo;s single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as Carroll County got past Richlands 3-2.</p> Eagles pull away from Tide http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/eagles-pull-away-tide <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aubbrady.jpg" alt="Galax shortstop Ashlynn Brady waits for the throw as Auburn’s McKenzie Lawrence slides into second with a stolen base during the Eagles’ 5-1 win over the Maroon Tide." title="Galax shortstop Ashlynn Brady waits for the throw as Auburn’s McKenzie Lawrence slides into second with a stolen base during the Eagles’ 5-1 win over the Maroon Tide." align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">There&rsquo;s no single team against which all other small school softball programs in Southwest Virginia are measured, but having reached the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, Auburn is definitely on the short list. Five innings showed that Galax can compete with the Auburns of the world. Two innings showed what the Tide must get done in order to do more than just compete.</span></p> 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>