Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils edge Cavaliers on...

     INDEPENDENCE –– Jared Sells tossed a complete-game one-hitter Wednesday as Grayson County blanked Carroll County 3-0 in a nondistrict baseball game at the GNB Baseball Complex.

    Sells struck out six and walked two as the Blue Devils (3-3) recorded their second straight shutout, allowing three hits in their past 14 innings.

    Grayson County took the lead for good in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Cody Underwood.

  • Galax rides 23-run inning to...

     BASTIAN –– It was your garden variety, run of the mill come-from-behind 28-run victory.

    Trailing 8-7 after two innings, Galax exploded for 23 runs in the top of the third, racing past Bland County 36-8 in a Mountain Empire District game at Dillow Memorial Field.

  • McCraw to wrestle for Hokies

     HILLSVILLE –– Drew McCraw had an inkling, way back before he even entered the first grade, that he would some day be an athlete at a big-time college. A lot of 5-year-olds have that feeling. But McCraw’s was accurate.

    One of the most successful wrestlers in the history of Carroll County High School, McCraw announced last week that he would take his talents to Virginia Tech this fall to wrestle for the Hokies.

    “Since I started sports in kindergarten I wanted to be a Division I athlete,” said McCraw, “and I finally am.”

  • Fort spoils Tide’s MED...

     Fort Chiswell and Galax both entered the Mountain Empire District portion of their schedules hoping to have a say in the final district standings. After Wednesday, both will have to do so the hard way.

    The Pioneers, who opened district play with a 1-0 loss to Grayson County last week, left the Maroon Tide in an early hole after taking an 11-1 win in blustery Felts Park.

  • Abingdon rallies past Cavs

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County missed a golden opportunity to knock off Southwest District frontrunner Abingdon on Friday, falling to the Falcons 4-3 at Bill Worrell Field.

    The Cavaliers (5-3 overall, 2-1 district) jumped on Abingdon and starting lefthander Nathan Hagy for three runs in the first inning, but missed out on a series of chances to build on the lead as the Falcons (6-1, 3-0) gradually chipped away, eventually tying the game with two runs in the top of the fifth.

  • Young Devils take big stride

     MAX MEADOWS -- 2009 is supposed to be the year. Thursday was not the day.

  • Tide splits pair of nondistrict...

    PEARISBURG -- Galax couldn’t overcome a three-run first inning by Giles and fell to the Spartans 6-4 in a nondistrict game last Wednesday. The Maroon Tide was able to get to within a run on three occasions, first on a two-run home run by freshman Travis Garvey in the second. Tyler Houk doubled and scored on Zach Robinson’s sacrifice fly to cut Giles’ lead to 4-3 in th

  • E&H adds another Galax...

     Emory and Henry is like the Fort Knox of college basketball. There is no shortage of guards. That’s just one reason that Cameron Frazier should fit right in.

  • Tide MVP set to spike it for E...

     For the past two years at Galax High School, Jamie Cockerham played volleyball on a higher level. Now, she’s going to a higher level to play.

  • Robinson headed to hot BC program

    Zach Robinson is a lot of things.