Today's Sports

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 17-22



    *Grace Wilson was perfect though five innings before allowing a leadoff single in the sixth as Galax defeated Bland County 8-3 in softball. Wilson struck out nine.

    *Dustin Leonard went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and his two-run home run in the top of the eighth lifted Grayson County past Fort Chiswell 5-3. Jared Salts went the distance on the mound for Grayson, allowing one earned run on four hits.



  • Strickland earns USA South...

    ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. –– Ferrum College freshman and Carroll County High School product Cheyenne Strickland was named the USA South Conference softball tournament most valuable player after leading the fifth-seeded Panthers to the tournament championship this past weekend with two wins over No. 4 Averett.

  • Carroll continues to roll

    DUBLIN –– For the second game in a row, there was a glimmer of hope for a Carroll County softball opponent. Just a glimmer, though, then another long day of futility.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 10-16


    *Marleigh Durham scored two goals as Galax extended its season-opening win streak to four matches with a 4-1 defeat of Rural Retreat.

    *Galax outshot Carroll County 22-8 and had 12 corners to the Cavaliers two but the two teams finished in a 2-2 draw in boys’ soccer. Junior Espinosa and Luis Turcios scored for Galax, goals that were countered by Carroll on scores by Matt Hawks and Cody Jones.



  • Grayson County stays hot

    Grayson County continued its offensive onslaught Friday and won for the sixth straight time since laying an opening-day egg, rolling to a 16-2, five-inning Mountain Empire District win over Galax at Felts Park.

    The Blue Devils (6-1) mustered all of three hits in a 6-0 loss at Glenvar to open the season but haven’t been held to fewer than 10 hits in a game since as their team average has risen to above the .400 mark. Friday, the team was a composite 16-of-30, with every starter accounting for at least one hit each.

  • Tide knocks off Warriors

    CHILHOWIE –– Friday, in the heart of the Valley of Many Deer was found the Plain of the Running Nose.

    Galax and Chilhowie bundled up for a Conference 46 baseball meeting in weather better suited for Friday night football, with the Maroon Tide belting its way to a 12-5 win over the Warriors.

    A pair of home runs and a solid effort by starting pitcher Lucas Dalton upped Galax’s record to 5-4 with a crucial week on the horizon.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 3-9




    * Held hitless with two outs in the fifth inning, Grayson County rallied for three runs, including a two-run, pinch-hit single by Nick Perkins, as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 win over Pulaski County. Jared Salts tossed a complete game for Grayson County.

    * Galax swept a boys-girls soccer double header at Bland. Sonia Solis scored twice in the girls’ 4-1 win, and eight different Maroon Tide boys scored in their 8-0 shutout of the Bears.


  • BRJGT gearing up for 18th season

    Registration is now underway for the 18th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour (BRJGT). The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which players receive on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament.  

  • Grayson hangs on

    INDEPENDENCE –– The fact that Grayson County had wasted a six-run lead in a loss to Glenvar two years ago was pointed out in the Blue Devils’ dugout Monday. Whether or not the subject was broached in the Highlanders’ dugout can’t be confirmed, but it nearly came up on the scoreboard nonetheless.

    Grayson County whacked its way to a 6-1 lead and saw Glenvar pull to within a run before the Blue Devils escaped with a 6-5 nondistrict win at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Tazewell outslugs Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County and Tazewell combined for 27 runs on 30 hits Thursday and the Blue Devils were on the verge of overcoming a five-run deficit for the second time before the Bulldogs held on for a 14-13 win in a Conference 39 softball melee.