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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Gutenburg (or some dead white...

     According to Careercast.com, the occupation of Newspaper Reporter is dead last on a list of 200 jobs, ranked from best to worst.

    Lumberjacks, no need to thank us for getting you out of the cellar. Besides, I’m not a newspaper reporter. I’m a sportswriter.

  • Frosh, 8-run rally lift GC

    INDEPENDENCE –– For the first time in what seemed like forever, it wasn’t raining Friday afternoon. The floodgates opened nonetheless.

    An eight-run deluge in the fifth inning broke open a one-run ballgame and boosted Grayson County to a 13-4 win in a highly-anticipated Mountain Empire District baseball game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11

    2010

    Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide.

    Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.

     

    2005

  • Nester, Cavs blank Galax

    Technically, it wasn’t a perfect game. But in a manner of speaking, Sydney Nester batted a thousand Thursday.

    Nester, a freshman right-hander for Carroll County, recorded all 15 outs by strikes as she and the Cavaliers blanked Galax 16-0 in a lightning-delayed, run rule-shortened five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

    Carroll County improved to 5-0 with the win, dropping Galax to 4-4 with the nondistrict loss.

  • Cavs pull away to go to 4-0

    HILLSVILLE –– After just having seen Grayson County work its way back within grasp, Carroll County applied a solid stiff-arm and sped away.

    Chelsie Callahan’s solo home run pulled Grayson to within a 3-1 score of the Cavaliers in the top of the sixth inning when Carroll County responded with a huge outburst in its half of the frame and pulled away to an 8-2 win over the Blue Devils in a nondistrict softball game Monday evening.

  • REMEMBER WHEN

    2010

    Grayson County scored twice in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to five stolen bases, and edged Tazewell 6-5 to complete a double header sweep. Jake Blizzard scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Zach Wasilewski. 

    Travis Garvey had a solo home run and later doubled to knock in Greg Bryan with the eventual game-winning run as Galax edged Floyd County 7-6.

  • Special Olympians highlight ODAC...

     SALEM –– Carroll County Special Olympics traveled to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament recently for a halftime exhibition game at the Salem Civic Center.

    The Carroll team put on a real show for the crowd, scoring 18 points to go with many rebounds, assists and great teamwork, with the civic center’s public address announcer calling the play-by-play.