Today's Sports

  • Racing is all about family to...

    Michelle Furr has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.

    Though her racing career extends over three decades, she and her family first ventured into NHRA national and divisional competition just four years ago, and success quickly followed.  Driving her Ohio Crankshaft/Quickfuel Technologies entries in Super Comp and Super Street, Furr has already earned a pair of NHRA national event wins and racked up several top-tier finishes in the Lucas Oil series points standings.

  • Pats take top spot from Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– A lot of things had to go right for Carroll County in its first meeting against Patrick Henry if the Cavaliers were to hang on to sole possession of the River Ridge District lead.

    Unfortunately for the home team, the only thing that fell in the general direction of Carroll County’s way Friday night was a band of winter participation.

  • Charges evoke memories of a ‘...

    Through shared experiences, bonds are made over the course of months or years, or even in the span of a few moments, that are unbreakable and unmatched by those who have not endured similar experiences.

    Combat can create brothers out of people who otherwise may never have crossed each other’s paths.

    High school football – or, combat on a civic, recreational scale – can make the closest of kin out of young men with different backgrounds or different skin tones.

    A shared feeling of loss can result in the bonding of hundreds.

  • Grayson good enough in win

    There is no column in a basketball scorebook for style points, no judges’ marks for grace and artistry. Winning ugly counts as much as winning pretty when Grayson County and Galax get together, and either team will take a homely win over an attractive loss to the other any day.

    The Blue Devils stayed undefeated in Mountain Empire District play with a did-what-it-needed 36-27 win Friday over the Maroon Tide.

  • Tide bounces back against Fort

    Following a lackluster performance Friday at Graham in which Galax saw a two-point third-quarter deficit turn into a 15-point loss, the Maroon Tide players experienced a little chewing out after the game and in practice the following Monday.

    The Tide responded by doing a little chewing up on Wednesday.

    Galax clamped down defensively on Fort Chiswell to the tune of just two first-half field goals, racing out to a 28-point halftime lead and bouncing back with a 70-47 Mountain Empire District win.

  • State Line 15-7 after tournament...

     The State Line Rush varsity home school girls’ basketball team recently took home the championship trophy at the annual Jingle Ball Tournament held at North Cross School in Roanoke.

    The Rush opened the tournament by defeating New Covenant Christian 47-16 but dropped its second game 53-50 to Roanoke Valley Christian.

    The Rush began the second day of competition in the losers’ bracket but began its comeback into the championship game by downing the Lynchburg Patriots 49-36 to earn a game against top-seeded Parkway Christian.

  • 2013 – The Year in Sports

    Well, we made it through another one. 

    Earl Weaver, Stan Musial, Pat Summerall, Deacon Jones, Ken Norton and Todd Christensen, we wish you could have made it with us. Other notable losses during the year included George Jones, Jonathan Winters, Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker and Harold Camping.

  • Hash reaches finals at Quarter...

     Dakota Brooke Hash if Fries participated in the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, earning a spot as a finalist and placing 11th in the Youth Western Pleasure class, competing against 41 other riders.

    The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show.

  • Galax turns it around on Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– The feeling had been there, that Galax would find a way to take a big win from a top-notch opponent. Doing so this early in the season may have come as a surprise, though. 

    A different team than the one that struggled to a lackluster 12-point loss to Carroll County a week ago, Galax took an early lead, battled Carroll County evenly through the middle quarters and held the Cavaliers scoreless over the final 5-plus minutes to take a 52-47 nondistrict win Friday night.

  • Carroll boys lead start to finish

    This past weekend kicked off what was for many civic and religious organizations the prime viewing time for their annual Christmas thespian productions. And that was a good thing. For there was no drama to be found in Galax’s gym Friday night.

    Carroll County built a 10-point lead in the first quarter and was ahead by double figures for all but a few moments the rest of the way, taking a 47-35 nondistrict win over the Maroon Tide.