Today's Sports

  • Carroll County suffers first loss



    HILLSVILLE –– Lousy weather conditions have played havoc with the Carroll County girls’ soccer schedule so far, limiting the Cavaliers to just two matches. Meteorology played a hand in match No. 3 as well.

  • New faces on 2013 schedules

    For most of the spring it has felt more like the tail end of football season outside. And if one actually needs a reason to talk about football, weather is as good as any.

  • Cavaliers edge Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Having exploded in the latter innings for a 17-3 win over Galax two weeks ago, Carroll County failed to capitalize on early opportunities at a decent-sized lead Saturday. That, in turn, was Galax’s big opportunity, but the Tide couldn’t cash in, either.

    Galax made improvements aesthetically but couldn’t extract vengeance for the earlier shellacking as the Cavaliers held on for a 3-2 nondistrict win Saturday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Grayson a 4-3 walk-off winner

    INDEPENDENCE –– Conven-tional baseball wisdom dictates that you play for the win on the road, play for the tie at home. Wednesday, the road team got the tie and the home team took the win.

    Carroll County scored twice in the seventh to tie Grayson County at 3-3, but the Blue Devils got an RBI single from Spencer Roberts with none out in the bottom of the inning to edge the Cavaliers 4-3 in a nondistrict game at the Grayson Rec. Park.

  • Special Olympians join Division...

     Nineteen members of Carroll County Special Olympics and four family members were invited to participate in the NCAA Division III east-west all-star game March 23 at the Salem Civic Center.

    Each year, in conjunction with the Division III national championships at Salem, the NCAA selects two teams of Division III all-stars to play. The Carroll County athletes were invited to participate in warm-ups with the players by shooting around, then formed a spirit tunnel for the college players as they were introduced.

  • Tide rallies past Buffs again

    The season opener between Galax and Floyd County two weeks ago was an exercise in efficiency, with just an hour and 51 minutes needed to complete Galax’s tidy 3-1 win.

    Floyd County batted for what seemed like at least that much time in a single half-inning in the two teams’ rematch Monday, while Galax’s final turn at bat never did end.

  • Carroll teen wins Ironman...

    ZION CROSSROADS ––    Cherokee Widner of Sylvatus was crowned the 2013 national champion at the Ironman Nationals lifting competition, held at the Best Western Crossroads on March 17.

    The event was sanctioned by the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation, and the competition took place without any aids other than a weight belt and wrist straps.

  • Galax girls rally for first win

    Lauren Osborne’s one-out single in the bottom of the eighth drove in Taylor Ashworth with the winning run as Galax edged Chilhowie 6-5 in a nondistrict softball game Thursday at Mountain View Park.

    Galax broke into the win column with its first victory after an 0-3 start.

  • Big finish leads Cavs past Tide

    As the afternoon wore on and the temperatures gradually dropped, Carroll County’s bats only got hotter.

    The Cavaliers racked up 13 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break away from a one-run lead going on to hammer Galax 17-3 in six innings in a nondistrict game Friday at Felts Park.

    Galax (1-3) just had put three runs on the board to pull to within 4-3 when the Cavaliers (3-0) batted through the order in consecutive innings to blow the game open.

  • DOWNLOAD: Sports Page 6 for 3/20...

    Readers of our print edition might have noticed something strange in today's (3/20/13) paper.

    A production error at our printing operation in Roanoke replaced our page 6 with a page 6 from the Collegiate Times, the Virginia Tech student newspaper.

    Our online edition was correct.

    Pick up Friday's paper to see the sports coverage you should have seen today, or go to the link below to download a PDF file of the page that should have been.