Today's Sports

  • Carroll-Salem game cancelled

    The threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin has resulted in the cancellation of Friday's football game between Carroll County and Salem. It will not be rescheduled.

    The contest had been originally scheduled to be played in Hillsville but the decision was made Wednesday to move it to Salem Stadium and its artificial surface, which would be better suited to handle what is expected to be heavy rains Friday evening.

  • Hot start lifts Bruins, 40-7

    HILLSVILLE –– The first Carroll County homecoming parade in recent memory culminated Thursday night with a bonfire robust enough to roast a marshmallow from a first down marker away. Friday night the Cavaliers were dealing with an entirely different manner of heat.

  • Tide swipes win from Fort...

    For a team on the verge of going down in straight sets, Galax did a pretty good job of turning its Mountain Empire District match with Fort Chiswell into a runaway.

    Having dropped the opening two sets by three points each, Galax found a spark and dominated the final three sets to stun the Pioneers 22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 15-8 Monday at GHS.

  • BC honors ‘85 men’s hoops team

    Thirty years ago, the Bluefield College men’s basketball team finished one win shy of a national championship, runner-up in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) National Tournament. That same year, 1985, the BC golf team earned a national title as winners of the NLCAA National Tournament.

  • Cavs get the jump on Tide

    In baseball terminology, Carroll County spent the weekend swinging the weighted bat.

    Two days removed from going 1-1 in a Saturday tournament against Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass, and evidently still keyed up to the pace of those Conference 24 foes, the Cavaliers were able to get around on the proverbial fastball in a Monday match with Galax, bolting to a 12-2 lead in the first set and coasting to the 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 nondistrict win on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Last-minute letdown

    RADFORD –– Thirty-two and three-tenths seconds is barely enough time to microwave a hotdog, view a lame auto insurance commercial or brush half your teeth. A little more than half a minute stands between Galax being winless and being a very impressive 2-0.

    And one whale of a good football team is going to finish the season as only the third-best club in the Three Rivers District.

  • Cavaliers hold off Floyd

    FLOYD –– For a kid nicknamed ‘Pokey,’ Brennan Vaught can go turbo when it matters.

    Vaught turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown play for the eventual winning score late in the game, part of a two-touchdown swing in the second half that propelled Carroll County past Floyd County 30-28 in the season opener for both teams.

  • Blue Devils find the ‘zone
  • Prep Classic raises curtain

    DRAPER –– It’s official: the 2015-16 high school sports season is underway. And has been the case in recent years, the first taste of competition for the three area high schools has been the Draper Valley Prep Classic.

  • Nester commits to N.C State

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County pitcher Sydney Nester has barely advanced past her first year of high school, but the 15-year-old phenom is pretty certain where she wants to be in her first year in college.

    Nester, the hard-throwing freshman who helped lead the Cavaliers to the Group 4A state softball championship June 13, made a verbal commitment to attend North Carolina State, capping a three-week period of time that has been nothing short of the stuff of dreams.