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Today's Sports

  • Cavaliers dominate Fleming

    HILLSVILLE –– With a benign little one-run opening to the bottom of the first inning in its Conference 24 softball quarterfinal game Monday, Carroll County had two outs and two runners on.

    And a lot of damage left to be done.

    The Cavaliers sent 11 more batters to the plate with two down, scored nine more runs and were off to the races, using a 10-run first inning to jump all over William Fleming for a five-inning, 27-0 win.

  • Galax overtakes G-Men

    Galax boys’ soccer coach Troy Barkley has said it many times throughout the season: If his Maroon Tide can get a consistent effort for 80 minutes, his boys will be an awfully tough team to beat.

    They’re no easy nut to crack as it is.

    Despite the rarity of trailing in the second half, Galax finished its regular season with a 14-1 mark after rallying to overtake Graham 4-2 in a Mountain Empire District match and the season finale for both teams Friday at Galax High School.

  • Baums win Dannelly 10K

    Jon Baum and Priscilla Baum, both of Madison Heights, were the overall male and female winners of the 17th annual Dr. Ed Dannelly III New River Trail 10K, held May 9 and sponsored by the Galax Recreation Department.

    Jon Baum, 41, posted a time of 38 minutes, 17 seconds to outpace runner-up Harry Hudson (41:18) and two-time former winner Josh Fridley (41:48).

    In the female division, 17-year-old Priscilla Baum ran a 50:37 for her first win in the event, followed by Kim Kitts (51:58) and Megan Boyles (51:13).

  • Cavs enjoy perfect night

    HILLSVILLE –– ‘Perfect’ doesn’t begin to cover it.

    There’s the record, now a spotless 17-0 after Carroll County’s 7-0 win Tuesday night over Blacksburg.

    There was the defense, flawless for seven innings, handling the easy chances and making the difficult ones look routine.

  • Maroon Tide turns it around

    If nothing else, Galax’s 7-4 win over Chilhowie Thursday at Felts Park proved that baseball is supposed to be a fun game.

    Before Thursday, the previous week and a half of baseball hadn’t been the most pleasant of times for the Maroon Tide. During a three-game losing streak, Galax was shut out twice, managed 12 hits while issuing 22 walks and had three times as many errors (nine) as runs scored. Thursday, however, Galax’s demeanor was that of a ballclub holding a five-game lead with three games to play.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 3-9

    2010

    Galax picked up its first-ever baseball win over Grayson County as Travis Cockerham held the Blue Devils to four hits in a 4-1 Maroon Tide win.

    Adam Crotts pitched his second straight complete-game win as Carroll County downed Richlands 11-2. Crotts struck out 14.

     

    2005

    Matthew Tompkins threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters he faced, as Carroll County downed Grundy 4-0.

  • Hawks, Devils stifle Galax

    There are times during the course of the Mountain Empire District schedule when a team can get away with committing seven errors. Friday wasn’t one of those times for Galax.

    Grayson County took advantage of a shaky Maroon Tide defense and put a saddle on the three-hit effort of Eric Hawks, riding it to a 6-0 MED win on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Felts Park.

  • Cavs put it all together

    HILLSVILLE –– Finally, everything fell into place for Carroll County.

    The switches worked, with two key pinch-hit at-bats at critical times. The non-switches worked, as starting pitcher Logan Beamer crafted the team’s first complete game of the year. The defense was finally there from start to finish, and the offense was enough (although barely) to get the job done.

  • Robinson rides onto the silver...

    HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — Local movie fans might have spotted a familiar face this month when the Nicholas Sparks-inspired date movie “The Longest Ride” made its debut in theaters on April 10.

    The movie, which tells two different love stories, kicks up plenty of dust with one of the main characters: Luke, a professional bull-rider who is making a comeback after suffering a serious injury at the horns — and hooves — of a quasi-demon bull named “Rango.”

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 12-18

    2010

    Galax rapped 11 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning, going on to drill George Wythe 19-8 in softball. Drew Cardwell’s second hit of the inning was a two-run home run that capped the huge start. Cardwell and Harley Brewer combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.

    Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run but Grayson County held on for an 8-6 win in softball. Traci Crigger had three hits and five RBIs for Grayson.

     

    2005