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  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.

  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.

  • Remember When: July 27-Aug. 9

    2009

    The first team to represent the area in a Dixie world series in 20 years, Carroll County was eliminated after suffering losses to Collierville, Tenn., and Duplin County, N.C. in Skipperville, Ala.

    Kylee Hill placed third in the standing long jump at the Hershey Track and Field state championships at Charlottesville. Hill qualified for the meet by being one of the top two performers in the Southwest region, which reaches from Lynchburg to Bristol.

     

    2004

  • Sloss, Carroll making early...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County hasn’t yet played its first football game of the 2014 season, but the Cavaliers have already chalked up a win.

    The school had to order some extra football helmets. One might say that it’s a win and that the Cavaliers covered the spread, as some of those new pots were size XL.

    Including a JV squad that, in terms relative to recent years, is downright massive with numbers in the mid-40s, it looks like the kids at Carroll County are giving the new guy a chance.

  • RipTide second in Blue Ridge meet

    Twin County swimmers broke eight conference records and racked up 21 event championships Friday and Saturday as the Blue Ridge Swim Conference wrapped up its 2014 season with its conference meet at the Galax Recreation Department.

    Elkin came away with the team championship, amassing 1,953 points in 86 events to outdistance runner-up Galax’s 1,544. Dobson (1,194) placed third and was followed by Wytheville (1,035), Reeves Community Center (983) and the Carroll Wellness Center (545).

  • GOOOOOL!

    RADFORD –– Galax finally attained the ultimate goal. It took a perfect goal to make it happen.

    A fixture in the state tournament over the last decade, the Maroon Tide won its first Group 1A state championship in boys’ soccer Saturday when a surgical strike by Mario Carranza in the 57th minute boosted Galax to a 2-1 win over Radford at Cupp Stadium.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: June 8-14

     2009

    The Independence Blue Sox won the 8-under USSSA state championship in Roanoke, over teams from the counties of Botetourt, Roanoke, Pulaski, Wythe and Henry. The Blue Sox outscored their opposition a combined 90-39 in their six games.

     

    2004

  • Steady as She Goes

    RADFORD –– Among the competitors at Thursday’s Group A singles final four, Paige Hanks wasn’t the kid with the blazing or bending serve. She wasn’t the one with the powerful topspin forehand, the indefensible overhand smash or the whizzing cross court backhand.

    Paige Hanks was the player who ran down just about everything that came her way. She was the one that wouldn’t let a point die an easy death. The one that, in contradiction to tennis nomenclature, forced a ton of unforced errors by her mere persistence. 

  • Pair of one-hit wonders

    BRISTOL –– Honaker catcher and Yale-bound scholar Jacob Mitchell called it one of the single greatest individual performances he has ever seen. The future Ivy Leaguer needed to be a little more specific. His superlative could have fit a couple of different guys.

  • Maroon Tide earns state berth

    RADFORD –– The Galax boys’ soccer team plays with heart. It plays with brains. The team plays with backbone, and it plays with guts.

    Wednesday night it played with…scapula?

    A shoulder blade-guided goal was just one of the numerous ways in which the Maroon Tide found the net as Galax demolished Auburn 9-0 in the Region 1A West semifinals at Norman Lineburg Field on the Radford High School campus.