http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en Devils take 5-2 win from Tide http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/devils-take-5-2-win-tide <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gxcornett.jpg" alt="Micah Cornett (8) of Grayson County fires toward first base after taking the toss from shortstop Matt Cornett while Galax’s Alex Zipprich slides in hard to disrupt the play." title="Micah Cornett (8) of Grayson County fires toward first base after taking the toss from shortstop Matt Cornett while Galax’s Alex Zipprich slides in hard to disrupt the play." align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> The Mountain Empire District is little more than a scheduling facilitator these days, with the league now comprised of teams that, come playoff time, will compete in three separate conferences and two different classifications.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not to imply that there&rsquo;s no meaning to the MED games anymore, especially when Grayson County and Galax get together. These games matter as much as they ever have, even if they don&rsquo;t count as much as they used to.</p> Coach resigns in wake of charges http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/coach-resigns-wake-charges <p> WYTHEVILLE &mdash; Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has resigned from his coaching post at George Wythe High School after he was charged with&nbsp; hazing and corporal punishment of a football player.<br /> Ingo, 47, was suspended with pay after he was charged in March.<br /> Grayson County Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special proscutor in the case, said the two misdemeanor charges were filed after an investigation of complaints.<br /> Tide fades, Devils pass Glenvar http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/tide-fades-devils-pass-glenvar <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/infield.jpg" alt="The Galax infield, (from left) Taylor Ashworth, Morgan Neff, Stacy Shumate, Lauren Garvey, Abby Dalton and Holly Cassell, soak up some raindrops at the pitcher’s circle while coaches and umpires were busy sorting out a lineup discrepancy Monday at Mountain View Park." title="The Galax infield, (from left) Taylor Ashworth, Morgan Neff, Stacy Shumate, Lauren Garvey, Abby Dalton and Holly Cassell, soak up some raindrops at the pitcher’s circle while coaches and umpires were busy sorting out a lineup discrepancy Monday at Mountain View Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> Galax got off to a hot start but squandered its advantage with some shaky defense and dropped a 19-6 decision to Chilhowie in a soggy nondistrict game Monday at Mountain View Park.</p> <p> Kylee Hill scored from first on a hit-and-run double off the bat of Brittany Byrd for a 1-0 Galax lead in the first, and the Maroon Tide widened its lead to 3-0 in the second when Abby Dalton singled to drive in Morgan Neff and later scored on an error.</p> <p> Chilhowie drew even in the top of the third on a combination of three Galax errors and a two-run home run by Jensen Sturgill.</p> Grayson shuts down another http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/grayson-shuts-down-another <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fcty.jpg" alt="Grayson pitcher Ty Cannaday makes the throw to first after a diving stop at the mound. Cannaday and Koby Hill limited Fort Chiswell to one hit in Grayson’s 6-1 win." title="Grayson pitcher Ty Cannaday makes the throw to first after a diving stop at the mound. Cannaday and Koby Hill limited Fort Chiswell to one hit in Grayson’s 6-1 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &ndash;&ndash; For the second time in three days, Grayson County walked off the baseball field with a five-run win after a one-hit pitching performance. Somehow Friday&rsquo;s had a little bit of a better feeling to it than did Wednesday&rsquo;s.</p> <p> Ty Cannaday and Koby Hill teamed up to limit Fort Chiswell to just one single and the Blue Devils showed a bit more life offensively than they had two days previously, downing Fort Chiswell 6-1 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.</p> Devils rally late, nip Buffaloes http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/devils-rally-late-nip-buffaloes <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gc-flo2.jpg" alt="Claire Circle (13) is greeted by her teammates after scoring the winning run on Rachel Burris’ single in the seventh inning Wednesday in an 8-7 win over Floyd County." title="Claire Circle (13) is greeted by her teammates after scoring the winning run on Rachel Burris’ single in the seventh inning Wednesday in an 8-7 win over Floyd County." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> INDEPENDENCE &ndash;&ndash; Perhaps Grayson County has been going about this whole thing the wrong way.</p> <p> Unable to hold a lead midway to late in either of its first two games &ndash; both of them losses to Auburn &ndash;&nbsp;the Blue Devils instead rallied from a seven-run deficit over the final two innings Wednesday and edged Floyd County 8-7 in a nonconference game at the Grayson Recreation Park.</p> Carroll girls pick up first win http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-girls-pick-first-win <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gxarellano.jpg" alt="Mayra Arellano (12) of Carroll County controls the ball between a pair of Galax defenders on a drive upfield during Carroll’s 3-0 win." title="Mayra Arellano (12) of Carroll County controls the ball between a pair of Galax defenders on a drive upfield during Carroll’s 3-0 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s called the beautiful game. In that respect, Carroll County girls&rsquo; soccer coach Wayne Edmonds was 100 percent half-right.</p> <p> After a nondescript first half, Carroll County put together what Edmonds described to his players afterward as &ldquo;a beautiful half of soccer&rdquo; as the Cavaliers defeated Galax 3-0 in a nonconference game at Galax High School.</p> Carroll nips Maroon Tide 4-3 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-nips-maroon-tide-4-3 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gxdurnil.jpg" alt="Carroll County shortstop Eden Durnil stretches to apply the tag to Galax’s Madison Shupe, who was safe on this steal of second base in Carroll’s 4-3 win." title="Carroll County shortstop Eden Durnil stretches to apply the tag to Galax’s Madison Shupe, who was safe on this steal of second base in Carroll’s 4-3 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="156" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash;&nbsp;Perhaps it was a good thing that Carroll County got its scoring out of the way early. The Cavaliers had to apply their full concentration to holding Galax at bay.</p> <p> After bolting to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Carroll County fought off repeated late threats by the Maroon Tide, finally nailing down a 4-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday night at the Carroll Recreation Park.</p> Galax rolls in Carroll opener http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-rolls-carroll-opener <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edq.jpg" alt="Reece Edwards settles in at third base with a stand-up triple as Galax’s Chandler Quesenberry comes down with the high throw." title="Reece Edwards settles in at third base with a stand-up triple as Galax’s Chandler Quesenberry comes down with the high throw." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> Thanks to a quirky schedule and plain ole March weather, it has taken Carroll County five weeks to get its baseball season started. The Cavaliers are still waiting to get going.</p> <p> Galax rode a strong pitching effort from Jacob Stuart and took advantage of a string of Carroll County breakdowns Monday to register a 9-4 win in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.</p>