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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Thaaaat close...

    RICHMOND –– This is why they play the game on hardwood, not on paper.

    On paper, Radford makes it to the Group 1A final four out of the West Region, but on the hardwood, Galax thoroughly outplays the Bobcats in the region semifinals. On paper, a one-loss Honaker team pushes Galax around en route to the region title, but on the hardwood, the Tigers need a 12-minute Tide drought and have to rally from five down in the second half for the win.

  • Tigers own second half

    LEBANON –– If there is an upshot to Galax’s loss to Honaker in Friday’s Region 1A west championship game, it is that the Maroon Tide will be running around in the parking lot of a Richmond hotel for its walk-through at 8 a.m. Monday instead of 6 a.m.

  • 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.