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Today's Sports

  • Cavs click in win over Eagles

    HILLSVILLE –– The question has probably popped up from time to time in the minds of the fans of Carroll County girls’ basketball this year – Just how good can this group be? For a stretch during the second half Wednesday, Cavalier coach Marc Motley believes he found out.

    Carroll County broke open a tight ballgame by outscoring G.W. Danville 21-6 in the third quarter, rolling to a 71-53 win in a rematch of last year’s Conference 24 semifinals.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: December 14-20

     2009

    Grayson County scored 53 second-half points and ran away from Floyd County 77-69. Eric Harvey scored 26 points for Grayson, which got 16 from Tyler Rutherford, 14 from Bubba Bowen and 12 from Steven Eller.

    Kayla Goins scored 25 points and topped 1,000 for her career as Carroll County got past Pulaski County 57-52. The Cavaliers rallied from seven points down in the third period for the win.

     

    2004

  • Tide pulls away from Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– For three quarters, Carroll County wouldn’t let Galax put the game away. So Clif Conley and Caleb Bartlett kept putting away shots.

    The Maroon Tide backcourt duo combined for nine 3-pointers and 40 points Friday night as Galax finally pulled away to a relatively comfortable 59-45 nondistrict win over the Cavaliers.

  • Frost, Devils jump on Marion

    INDEPENDENCE –– It would have been a wise move for the Grayson County athletic department to store up some extra basketballs for this season. A couple of them are destined to become keepsakes.

    Blue Devil senior guard Meredith Frost pumped in 21 points and took home the game ball after topping 1,000 career points Tuesday night as Grayson County posted an impressive 61-45 win over Marion.

  • CC can’t measure up to Buffs

    FLOYD COUNTY –– There are a lot of positives to be found in playing Floyd County the first game of the year. The final score isn’t commonly one of them.

    Carroll County spent most of the third quarter erasing a five-point deficit, but the Buffaloes broke open a tie game with a 9-1 run to start the fourth period and pulled away to a 51-40 nondistrict girls’ basketball win Wednesday. It was the season opener for both teams.

  • Haysi gamble ousts Tide

    BIRCHLEAF –– After Galax’s first defensive stop Saturday, Haysi all but abandoned its running game, nearly to the point that anything other than a forward pass constituted a trick play. All of that came in quite handy on the Tigers’ second-biggest call of the season, the one that set up the only play that would prove to be more important as Haysi nipped Galax 29-28 in a Region 1A West third-round game.

  • Tide, Haysi for semifinal berth

     Galax is fighting for another state semifinal appearance. Haysi is fighting to keep its program alive.

    In what may be the final game ever hosted by Haysi, the Tigers will welcome back the Maroon Tide in the third round of the Region 1A West playoffs Saturday at 2 p.m. on the thick, moist brown earth of the Sandlick Elementary School grounds.

  • Tide earns rematch with Haysi

    Galax closed its regular season with five straight wins by putting up some impressive point totals, averaging 45 points per game over that span. Thanks to a defense that has gotten into to the scoring act in the postseason, ‘impressive’ has evolved into ridiculous.

  • PH rebels against old guard

    When the Region 1A West playoff pairings were officially announced the weekend following the conclusion of the regular season, the greater part of Galax’s football fan base probably looked ahead to the second round, where there appeared to be an imminent rematch with Clintwood, a first crack at the team that denied the Maroon Tide a state championship back in 2011’s Division 1 title game.

  • Tide goes back to back

    THE PLAINS –– The guys up front get the prestige. The guys in the pack grind out championships.

    For the second year in a row Friday, Galax experienced plenty of both.