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Today's Sports

  • Quick start lifts Galax to 3-1...

    With footwork like that, using one’s hands would only gum up the process.

    A fast break goal that would have made Roy Williams proud gave Galax a 2-0 lead nine minutes in and the Maroon Tide held off Graham 3-1 in a critical Mountain Empire District soccer match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Galax upped its overall record to 11-0 with the win and is now 4-0 in district play after clearing the big hurdle provided by the G-Men.

  • Carroll County Special Olympians...

    RADFORD –– Carroll County Special Olympics spent a very windy but sunny Saturday at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium on April 20 for the Annual Area 9 Spring Games. They competed in track and field events against teams from Mount Rogers Wythe IDC, Mount Rogers Twin Co IDC, Carroll House, NRV IDA, Pulaski County, and the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

    Radford City police officers participated in opening ceremonies and CCSO athlete LaRae Hall led everyone in the Special Olympics oath.

  • One-hit wonder Galax wins 4-2

    Sometimes that whole hit it where they ain’t thing can be overrated.

    Galax made the most of a little on Friday, managing four runs on just one hit and riding a solid performance by sophomore lefthander Logan Beamer to a 4-2 Mountain Empire District win over Narrows at Felts Park.

  • Widner wins lifting titles

     DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. –– Sylvatus teenager Cherokee Widner won two national championships and was the runner-up for a third title at the American Powerlifting Association’s RAW national championships.

    At 14 years of age and 133 pounds, Widner was the youngest and lightest competitor and entered the 148-pound lightweight teenager division for full powerlifting, bench press single lift and deadlift single lift.

  • Tide comes to life, tops Bears

    Held hitless and trailing Bland County  5-3 entering the bottom of the third, Galax exploded for seven runs and eventually polished off the Bears in five innings with a 15-5 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

    Bland County led 4-0  after the top of the second inning but Galax used a combination of three walks, two errors and two wild pitches to push three runs across in the bottom half of the inning.

    The Bears tacked on a run in the top of the third but Galax finally timed Bland pitcher Haley Hodock in the home half.

  • Med-Fit team wins Mud Run in...

    GREENVILLE, S.C. –– Med-Fit Systems (Nautilus) sponsored three teams competing in a 3.5-mile Mud Run this past weekend, and one of the three teams brought home a first-place finish in its division.

    “2 Hot Chicks and 2 Ugly Dudes” placed 19th overall and first in the co-ed division of the annual Goodwill Mud Run on April 13-14.

    The team was captained by Med-Fit project manager and former Gazette reporter Ben Bomberger, with teammates Brandon Davis (Med-Fit IT director), Tracy Snow and Kyla Ford.

  • Cougars drop Carroll to .500

    HILLSVILLE –– Patrick County took advantage of some costly defensive miscues by Carroll County and made amends for an earlier loss to the Cavaliers with a 6-3 nondistrict win Thursday at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County had opened its season with a 4-1 win in Stuart, the first of four straight wins to start the year, but the Cougars handed the Cavaliers their fourth straight setback Thursday to drop Carroll to .500 on the year.

  • Strickland tees off for Cavs

    The first four innings Monday were all that Galax could have hoped for. The final three innings were more than Cheyenne Strickland could have dreamed of. 

    Galax battled Carroll County evenly until the fifth inning, when Strickland launched the first of her three home runs as the Cavaliers exploded for a 22-3 nondistrict win at Mountain View Park.

  • Carroll County suffers first loss

    SOCCER ROUND-UP

     

    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.