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Today's Sports

  • Galax shocks Radford

    LEBANON –– It’s a common occurrence in games this time of year when Radford is involved: A well-crafted game plan is executed with precision. Tempo is controlled – forced – with an iron will. Any kind of run, should one actually materialize, is shrugged off. Defense always rules. And the better basketball team walks off the court a winner.

    And Galax pulled it all off to perfection.

  • Galax drops title game to George...

    WYTHEVILLE –– George Wythe did a few things differently Friday in avenging its only two setbacks of the year.

    The Maroons ditched the man defense they had employed in losses of nine and 14 points to Galax. They put forth a bit more effort. But the two biggest adjustments were that they didn’t find themselves in an early gaping hole, and they didn’t allow Maroon Tide shooter Clif Conley to turn the night into his own personal game of around-the-world.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: February 22-28

     2010

    Jose Rojas and Darian Sizemore won individual state championships and Edu Rojas placed second as Galax finished second in the team standings at the Group A state wrestling tournament.

  • Galax clamps down on Fort

    HILLSVILLE –– For a team so adept at knocking down the 3-pointer, Galax is remarkably competent at not needing to live or die by it.

    The Maroon Tide repeatedly caught a chasing Fort Chiswell defense out of position and scored at will in the paint Wednesday, putting that together with an overwhelming defensive effort, all leading to a dominant 53-25 win over the Pioneers in the semifinals of the oft-delayed Conference 46 tournament at Carroll County High School.

  • Carroll County Rec. to offer...

    HILLSVILLE –– Registration is now underway by the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department for a youth wrestling club.

    The club will be open for students in K-8th grade, with the program beginning in March and ending in mid-October. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Woodlawn School gymnasium from 6-7:30 p.m.

    Fees are $25 for registration, and a mandatory $15 fee to Coach for USA membership card.

  • Tide advances past Rebels

    The Galax girls’ basketball team had been in the gym just twice in 10 days when it finally began play Monday in the much-delayed Conference 46 tournament. All that really matters now is that the Maroon Tide will be in the gym at least once more.

  • Spurlin repeats, Lawrence takes...

    SALEM –– For the wrestlers who reached the championship round of the Virginia High School League state wrestling tournament last year, there was an excruciating wait of some 30 hours between the semifinals and the finals. In an effort to get the 2015 event concluded before another wave of winter weather hit Southwest Virginia, states were condensed into one afternoon and evening Friday at the Salem Civic Center.

    Galax’s Caleb Spurlin did his part to speed things along.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: February 1-7

     2010

    Carroll County remained unbeaten in Southwest District play and used a 14-1 run over the final four minutes to win 47-37 at Grundy. Kayla Goins poured in 25 points to go with 14 rebounds.

    Galax rallied from five points down by scoring the final 11 points of the game in a 71-65 win over Narrows. The win avenged a 24-point defeat to the Green Wave three weeks earlier. Justin Hash, Deion George and Devae Goins all scored between 18 and 20 points for Galax.

     

  • Grayson muscles past Graham

    INDEPENDENCE –– Facing a Graham team that had advanced to the first week of February without suffering a loss in Mountain Empire District play, Grayson County’s girls probably expected a battle. The Blue Devils’ 17-point win should surely make convalescing from all the bumps, bruises and general soreness a lot easier to handle.

  • Immobile, Adams was far from...

    Tommy Adams spent the last 40 years of his life paralyzed from the neck down, other than having very limited control of his right hand. In his own way, he took pity on the rest of us.