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Today's Sports

  • Devils take 5-2 win from Tide

    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.

    That’s not to imply that there’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’t count as much as they used to.

  • Coach resigns in wake of charges

    WYTHEVILLE — 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  hazing and corporal punishment of a football player.
    Ingo, 47, was suspended with pay after he was charged in March.
    Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special proscutor in the case, said the two misdemeanor charges were filed after an investigation of complaints.

  • Tide fades, Devils pass Glenvar

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Grayson shuts down another

    INDEPENDENCE –– 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’s had a little bit of a better feeling to it than did Wednesday’s.

    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.

  • Devils rally late, nip Buffaloes

    INDEPENDENCE –– Perhaps Grayson County has been going about this whole thing the wrong way.

    Unable to hold a lead midway to late in either of its first two games – both of them losses to Auburn – 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.

  • Carroll girls pick up first win

    It’s called the beautiful game. In that respect, Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds was 100 percent half-right.

    After a nondescript first half, Carroll County put together what Edmonds described to his players afterward as “a beautiful half of soccer” as the Cavaliers defeated Galax 3-0 in a nonconference game at Galax High School.

  • Carroll nips Maroon Tide 4-3

    HILLSVILLE –– 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.

    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.

  • Galax rolls in Carroll opener

    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.

    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.

  • Maroon Tide spreads the wealth

    Basketball games every now and then will feature a player who would rather set up an easy bucket for a teammate than going to the hole himself. In that respect, the Galax boys’ soccer team has plenty of point guards.

    That’s not implying there’s a dearth of scorers among the Maroon Tide. On the contrary.

  • Blue Ridge Tour gears up for...

    Registration is now underway for the 16th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. 

    The tour’s 2014 schedule includes five golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and seven tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament.