http://www.galaxgazette.com/sports/rss.xml en Galax clamps down on Fort http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/galax-clamps-down-fort <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fcconley_0.jpg" alt="Clif Conley launches a long jumper between Fort Chiswell defenders Travis Jakubiak (10) and Jordan Crockett." title="Clif Conley launches a long jumper between Fort Chiswell defenders Travis Jakubiak (10) and Jordan Crockett." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; For a team so adept at knocking down the 3-pointer, Galax is remarkably competent at not needing to live or die by it.</span></p> <p> The Maroon Tide repeatedly caught a chasing Fort Chiswell defense out of position and scored at will in the paint Wednesday, putting that together with an overwhelming defensive effort, all leading to a dominant 53-25 win over the Pioneers in the semifinals of the oft-delayed Conference 46 tournament at Carroll County High School.</p> REMEMBER WHEN: February 22-28 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-february-22-28 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/q_0.jpg" alt="1975 – Galax coach Ron Quesenberry cutting down the nets at Cassell Coliseum after Galax’s first district tournament championship." title="1975 – Galax coach Ron Quesenberry cutting down the nets at Cassell Coliseum after Galax’s first district tournament championship." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">2010</strong></p> <p> Jose Rojas and Darian Sizemore won individual state championships and Edu Rojas placed second as Galax finished second in the team standings at the Group A state wrestling tournament.</p> Carroll County Rec. to offer youth wrestling http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/carroll-county-rec-offer-youth-wrestling <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HILLSVILLE &ndash;&ndash; Registration is now underway by the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department for a youth wrestling club.</span></p> <p> The club will be open for students in K-8th grade, with the program beginning in March and ending in mid-October. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Woodlawn School gymnasium from 6-7:30 p.m.</p> <p> Fees are $25 for registration, and a mandatory $15 fee to Coach for USA membership card.</p> Tide advances past Rebels http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/tide-advances-past-rebels <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/phpack.jpg" alt="Carleigh Pack (left) of Galax stuffs Patrick Henry’s Morgan Yarber in the first half of the Maroon Tide’s 43-34 Conference 46 tournament win Monday." title="Carleigh Pack (left) of Galax stuffs Patrick Henry’s Morgan Yarber in the first half of the Maroon Tide’s 43-34 Conference 46 tournament win Monday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Galax girls&rsquo; basketball team had been in the gym just twice in 10 days when it finally began play Monday in the much-delayed Conference 46 tournament. All that really matters now is that the Maroon Tide will be in the gym at least once more.</span></p> Spurlin repeats, Lawrence takes second http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/spurlin-repeats-lawrence-takes-second <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spurlin2.jpg" alt="Galax’s Caleb Spurlin celebrates winning his second straight state championship Friday night at the Salem Civic Center." title="Galax’s Caleb Spurlin celebrates winning his second straight state championship Friday night at the Salem Civic Center." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">SALEM &ndash;&ndash; For the wrestlers who reached the championship round of the Virginia High School League state wrestling tournament last year, there was an excruciating wait of some 30 hours between the semifinals and the finals. In an effort to get the 2015 event concluded before another wave of winter weather hit Southwest Virginia, states were condensed into one afternoon and evening Friday at the Salem Civic Center.</span></p> <p> Galax&rsquo;s Caleb Spurlin did his part to speed things along.</p> REMEMBER WHEN: February 1-7 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/remember-when-february-1-7 <p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">2010</strong></p> <p> Carroll County remained unbeaten in Southwest District play and used a 14-1 run over the final four minutes to win 47-37 at Grundy. Kayla Goins poured in 25 points to go with 14 rebounds.</p> <p> Galax rallied from five points down by scoring the final 11 points of the game in a 71-65 win over Narrows. The win avenged a 24-point defeat to the Green Wave three weeks earlier. Justin Hash, Deion George and Devae Goins all scored between 18 and 20 points for Galax.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Grayson muscles past Graham http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/grayson-muscles-past-graham <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vaught_0.jpg" alt="Grayson County’s Lakean Vaught (12) puts up a runner over Graham’s Dejah Carter in the Blue Devils’ MED win Friday." title="Grayson County’s Lakean Vaught (12) puts up a runner over Graham’s Dejah Carter in the Blue Devils’ MED win Friday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">INDEPENDENCE &ndash;&ndash; Facing a Graham team that had advanced to the first week of February without suffering a loss in Mountain Empire District play, Grayson County&rsquo;s girls probably expected a battle. The Blue Devils&rsquo; 17-point win should surely make convalescing from all the bumps, bruises and general soreness a lot easier to handle.</span></p> Immobile, Adams was far from unmoving http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/immobile-adams-was-far-unmoving <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adams1.jpg" alt="Tommy Adams and Mark Bryant ponder the profundities on the riverbank on one of their picnic outings. " title="Tommy Adams and Mark Bryant ponder the profundities on the riverbank on one of their picnic outings. " align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Tommy Adams spent the last 40 years of his life paralyzed from the neck down, other than having very limited control of his right hand. In his own way, he took pity on the rest of us.</span></p>