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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tide shoots down Jackets

    RADFORD –– Just after the conclusion of the first Group 1A state soccer semifinal Friday, a pair of fighter jets zoomed overhead, practicing their almost-daily dry runs over whatever structure the City of Radford provides as a simulated objective. Moments earlier, Galax had already achieved a radar lock on its season-long target.

  • Freedom stops Cavs in 12

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County softball team was robbed of four games this year due to weather-related cancellations. In two region tournament contests, the Cavaliers got the equivalent of more than two of those games back with 16 extra innings of play. 

  • Carroll wins, eventually

    HILLSVILLE –– The way Carroll County pitches and plays defense, one run is enough to make the Cavaliers a winner more times than not. Monday night, it took just a little bit longer than usual to scratch out that one run.

  • Lundy key in Surry title run

    DANVILLE –– For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team is the Region X champion. In the process, the Knights swept the region’s postseason awards and advanced to this past weekend’s district tournament against Prince George’s (Md.) Community College with a berth in the NJCAA College World Series on the line.