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Today's Sports

  • Carroll finishes strong

    HILLSVILLE –– First-year Carroll County baseball coach Kevin DeHaven rubbed his red-rimmed eyes, plainly showing the emotion of possibly having played the final home game with his inaugural group of eight seniors. DeHaven didn’t brag on any key plays, any one player or any certain pitch sequence after the Cavaliers’ 5-2 River Ridge District win over Blacksburg.

  • Adkins, Johnson win Dannelly 10K

    Shannon Adkins led the way with a time of 43 minutes and 14 seconds to win the male division and Rebecca Johnson was fourth overall in 47:12 to win the female division at the 19th running of the New River Trail State Park/Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run and 5K walk Saturday near the Dannelly Fitness Park on the trail.

  • Virginia Blaze wins tournament

     The Virginia Blaze FCA travel team won the May Madness tournament in Roanoke on May 6, going 3-0 in the event, including a 44-28 win in the finals. The Blaze also finished 4th in The Warrior Invitational in Roanoke and was the runner-up at The Bond Classic in Winston-Salem. The Blaze is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes team, equipping and preparing athletes for the next level of competition while sharing the good news of Christ throughout the season.

  • Tribe ends Tide’s hot streak

    Galax’s nine-game winning streak came to a grinding halt Monday as Rural Retreat outplayed the Maroon Tide 6-1 in a nondistrict Conference 46 game at Mountain View Park.

    Galax hadn’t lost since a 2-1 setback to James River on April 1, and the Maroon Tide ran its hot streak to nine games with a five-run win over the same Rural Retreat just three days prior to Monday’s loss.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 30-May 6

     

     

    2012

    Daniel Crawford smacked three doubles and drove in seven runs to lead Grayson County to a 17-0 rout of Graham.

    Dante Ravenell had a pair of home runs as Galax rolled over Narrows 17-0.  Travis Garvey had two doubles in a 12-run seventh inning for the Maroon Tide.

     

    2007

  • Maroon Tide blanks Bears

    The Galax girls’ soccer team lists but one senior on its roster. But the Maroon Tide can now list three wins on its résumé.

    Unperturbed by a series of near-misses in the early going that a more seasoned club may have been able to convert, Galax took a 1-0 lead into the half and pulled away in the final 40 minutes to shut out Bland County 3-0 in a Mountain Empire District match Monday afternoon.

  • Cavaliers drop Cougars 3-2

    HILLSVILLE –– Senior night is normally observed on the final home date of the season. Though Carroll County’s girls’ soccer team still has two home matches remaining, the Cavaliers’ 10 seniors – and some key underclassmen – made sure Tuesday that their time on friendly soil would extend at least one more game.

    Carroll County held off Pulaski County 3-2 in a River Ridge District match at Tommy Thompson Field, all but solidifying a home game in the first round of the Conference 24 tournament.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 23-29

     

     

    2012

    Leading 4-3, Grayson County scored six runs on two hits, four walks and two errors in the decisive fourth inning of a 10-6 win over Galax.

    Autumn Halsey pitched a shutout and had two hits, including a two-run home run, as Grayson County rolled to a 10-0 softball win over Narrows.

     

    2007

  • Perfect game, big rallies...

    Larry Chambers, Staff

     

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County’s Sidney Nester has already built herself a reputation of being one of the best softball pitchers in the state.

    Friday, the junior fireballer turned in a brilliant performance in a doubleheader against Patrick Henry-Roanoke in leading her team to a two-game sweep, 7-0 in the first game and 9-0 in the second game.

  • Dixon to stay, grass to go

    When Galax football coach Mark Dixon submitted his resignation several weeks ago to pursue the chance to coach in college, he didn’t entirely rule out returning to the high school ranks some day. That day turned out to be Tuesday.

    After several interviews at programs all across the spectrum of college divisions, including one as recently as early this week, Dixon concluded that the little single-A high school in Southwest Virginia is where he belongs.