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Today's Sports

  • Third-quarter profits

    INDEPENDENCE –– Every week, nearly every football team everywhere claims the fourth quarter as “ours.” Friday night at Bill Strong Field, Glenvar laid indisputable claim to the oft-overlooked third.

  • Tide outmuscles Cavaliers

    On a night in which Galax High School was pledged a $500,000 donation for a new weight and fitness facility, the Maroon Tide put on a million-dollar performance on the football field.

  • Cavaliers win 3-0 to go 3-0

    STUART –– Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards wasn’t expecting a 3-0 start to her team’s season, but she wasn’t not expecting it, either.

    “I thought we were capable,” Edwards said after the Cavaliers swept Patrick County 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 in a nondistrict match Monday.

    The brutal rigors of having played in one of the strongest volleyball districts in the state, coupled with a lot of plain old elbow grease, have boosted Carroll County out of the starting blocks.

  • Dinged, but dominant

    STUART – Carroll County was looking for its first shutout since 2011. Nobody in silver and blue was too heartbroken when that fell by the wayside with 11 seconds to play.

  • Field of Reality

    Galax’s newly-renovated and resurfaced football stadium is on time, on budget and ready to go for tomorrow’s scrimmage with Mount Airy. While the school obviously doesn’t plan any cow-patty bingo fundrasiers, a good chunk of the cost could have been offset simply by putting a toll booth on Long Street.

  • Indiana basketball lore has a...

    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. –– The old gymnasium where the movie Hoosiers was filmed isn’t haunted or possessed, but it’s more than just a rumor that there is a Devil hanging around in the locker room.

  • Grayson rejects middle school...

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County School Board has rejected a proposal that would have allowed 6th graders to participate in middle school athletics.

    The proposal was brought up at the June meeting to give board members the opportunity to discuss it at the July 10 meeting.

    The first question board member Fred Weatherman asked was, “why?”

  • Youth baseball rule questions...

    HILLSVILLE — A parent and coach from a Wythe County baseball team have expressed concerns over how their team was treated by Carroll County parks and recreation officials at a tournament held in Carroll.

    Damon Alley, a parent, and Jacob Porter, assistant coach, spoke to Carroll County Board of Supervisors members at their July 10 meeting, on behalf of a baseball team from Max Meadows.

    The team advanced to and won a semi-final game for the Southwest Virginia Youth Baseball League, which includes the counties of Wythe, Carroll, Grayson and Floyd.

  • Citizens speak in support of...

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – More than 100 people turned out at the Grayson County School Board meeting Monday night in support of Charles Campbell, who was not renewed as the assistant varsity baseball coach during the board’s June meeting.

    Because of the large crowd, the meeting was moved from the Grayson County Courthouse Board of Supervisors meeting room to the auditorium at Grayson County High School.

  • Five out of five gives Galax...

    RADFORD –– With a state championship on the line and the Group 1A finals having progressed to penalty kicks, Galax’s shooters were a perfect 5-for-5. Thusly, Maroon Tide goalkeeper Ricardo Ortiz needed to be perfect just once.