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Today's Sports

  • Gutenburg (or some dead white...

     According to Careercast.com, the occupation of Newspaper Reporter is dead last on a list of 200 jobs, ranked from best to worst.

    Lumberjacks, no need to thank us for getting you out of the cellar. Besides, I’m not a newspaper reporter. I’m a sportswriter.

  • Frosh, 8-run rally lift GC

    INDEPENDENCE –– For the first time in what seemed like forever, it wasn’t raining Friday afternoon. The floodgates opened nonetheless.

    An eight-run deluge in the fifth inning broke open a one-run ballgame and boosted Grayson County to a 13-4 win in a highly-anticipated Mountain Empire District baseball game at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 5-11

    2010

    Galax avenged an earlier loss to Carroll County win a 3-1 win in Hillsville. Edu Rojas, Jose Rojas and Miguel Lopez scored for the Maroon Tide.

    Chantasy Cottrell and Maegan Madrigal each scored two goals in Galax’s 5-2 girls’ soccer win over Rural Retreat.

     

    2005

  • Nester, Cavs blank Galax

    Technically, it wasn’t a perfect game. But in a manner of speaking, Sydney Nester batted a thousand Thursday.

    Nester, a freshman right-hander for Carroll County, recorded all 15 outs by strikes as she and the Cavaliers blanked Galax 16-0 in a lightning-delayed, run rule-shortened five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

    Carroll County improved to 5-0 with the win, dropping Galax to 4-4 with the nondistrict loss.

  • Cavs pull away to go to 4-0

    HILLSVILLE –– After just having seen Grayson County work its way back within grasp, Carroll County applied a solid stiff-arm and sped away.

    Chelsie Callahan’s solo home run pulled Grayson to within a 3-1 score of the Cavaliers in the top of the sixth inning when Carroll County responded with a huge outburst in its half of the frame and pulled away to an 8-2 win over the Blue Devils in a nondistrict softball game Monday evening.

  • REMEMBER WHEN

    2010

    Grayson County scored twice in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to five stolen bases, and edged Tazewell 6-5 to complete a double header sweep. Jake Blizzard scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Zach Wasilewski. 

    Travis Garvey had a solo home run and later doubled to knock in Greg Bryan with the eventual game-winning run as Galax edged Floyd County 7-6.

  • Special Olympians highlight ODAC...

     SALEM –– Carroll County Special Olympics traveled to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament recently for a halftime exhibition game at the Salem Civic Center.

    The Carroll team put on a real show for the crowd, scoring 18 points to go with many rebounds, assists and great teamwork, with the civic center’s public address announcer calling the play-by-play.

  • Grayson beats dusk, Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– As is often the case in games played in late March, Mother Nature factored in the outcome. An elusive zone recorded the win, with nightfall earning the save.

    Grayson County scored twice on bases-loaded walks in the sixth inning Friday and the game was called due to darkness as soon as the second, go-ahead run crossed the plate, resulting in an abbreviated 13-12 win over Gate City at Grayson National Bank Park.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: March 15-21

    2010

    Galax came back twice from three runs down and finally won in the bottom of the eight inning on a bases-loaded hit batsman, edging Floyd County 10-9.

     

    2005

    Beth Walker pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 12, and Amber Walker smacked a grand slam and accumulated seven RBIs in Galax’s 12-2 softball win over Auburn.

  • On top under the lights

    HILLSVILLE –– Flipping the switch on its new lighting system, Carroll County played the inaugural night softball game in its home ballpark Tuesday. Floyd County batters left the field seeing stars.

    The Cavaliers scored five runs in the first two innings, which was more than enough for freshman pitcher Sydney Nester, who was all but untouchable in her varsity debut, an 8-1 Cavalier victory.