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Today's Sports

  • Galax man makes strong showing...

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    After years of hard work and preparation, Alfonzo “Fonzi” Hernandes Cobos of Galax is climbing the ladder as a bodybuilder.
    On Nov. 3, 2012, he took first place in the lightweight class bodybuilding competition at the Elite Muscle Classic in Greensboro, N.C. He also placed second in the overall competition.
    Cobos, 23, was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Galax High School.

  • OT is OK this time around

    MAX MEADOWS –– In its two overtime games this season, Grayson County has given up a total of three points in the extra sessions. The Blue Devils were actually able to score a few themselves this time around.

    Blanked in a one-point OT loss to Carroll County a couple of weeks ago, Grayson County scored the first seven points of overtime and limited Fort Chiswell to one field goal in the OT period, taking a 63-52 win in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools.

  • Carroll County sweeps Falcons

    HILLSVILLE –– With the boys’ basketball teams from Abingdon and Carroll County meeting with combined records of 18-2 Wednesday night, it was a solid bet that at least one of the games in the boys’-girls’ doubleheader would be a competitive one.

    Thank goodness for the girls’ game.

    The Lady Cavaliers were able to hold off a strong Abingdon challenge while the Carroll County boys annihilated the preseason favorite Falcons as the Cavaliers swept the Southwest District openers for both schools.

  • Hate to break it to you 2012,...

     In Wednesday’s paper I’ll have a look back at what was a pretty good 2012. For the next-to-last sports page of this year, let’s take a look forward.

    There is 365 days’ worth of stuff to anticipate in 2013, and though we have no idea what most of it will be, there is quite a bit that we do know will happen, and some of that will begin happening as early as the second day of the new year.

  • Cavaliers pull away from Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County got all it could handle from Fort Chiswell for the better part of three quarters Friday night, but turned a nailbiter into a cakewalk in the final 10 minutes, zooming away for a 64-46 win in the second round of the First Bank of Virginia Classic on the Pioneers’ home floor.

    The Cavaliers remained undefeated at 8-0 and were scheduled to meet Radford in the championship game of the eight-team event on Saturday. The Pioneers (2-3) played Floyd County in Saturday’s third-place game.

  • Cavs, Devils in instant classic

    INDEPENDENCE -- When two teams the caliber of Grayson County and Carroll County get together, an overtime finish is kind of fitting.

    But not this kind of overtime.

    After 146 points and 32 minutes of a furiously-paced, up-and-down the floor affair, a single Connor Lundy free throw was the only point scored by either team in the extra session as Carroll County remained undefeated and handed the Blue Devils their first loss of the year, 74-73 in a thrilling nondistrict game Friday night.

  • Maroon Tide solid in all phases

    WYTHEVILLE –– It’s often said that a good defense is the best offense. Or maybe it’s that a good offense is the best defense. At any rate, for Galax Friday night, its best offense of the year enabled the Maroon Tide to play its best defensive game to date.

    The Maroon Tide’s trapping full-court press frustrated George Wythe from the get-go, but the was Tide’s ability to score that enabled its to set up its press, and Galax throttled George Wythe 62-35 in a nondistrict game.

  • Cavs 5-0 after thumping Tide

    Carroll County got all it could handle from Galax for more than nine minutes Friday night. The Cavaliers gave Galax more than it could handle for the next six.

    Deadlocked early in the second period, the Cavaliers scored 20 unanswered points to take an 18-point halftime lead and Carroll remained undefeated on the young season with the 56-33 nondistrict win.

  • Collegians enjoy strong season

     EMORY –– Kim Caudill, a senior at Emory & Henry College, has been named to the Spring 2012 StellarOne Sportsmanship team for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

  • Second half all Cavaliers

    DUBLIN –– It was appropriate that on a date like 12/12/12, a couple of 12-point surges made all the difference.

    Hanging on to a six-point lead early in the third quarter Wednesday, Carroll County twice scored 12 unanswered points and left the Cougars in the dust, rolling to a 70-40 nondistrict win to remain unbeaten on the year.