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Today's Sports

  • A hair-razing season for CCIS

    HILLSVILLE –– There is probably a good number of 8th-grade girls’ basketball coaches walking around at various schools out there today with less hair than they possessed when they started the job, either due pulling it out themselves or by having it leave of its own volition.

    Carroll County’s 8th-grade girls certainly caused their coach to lose his hair, albeit all at once, and on a completely voluntary basis.

  • Devil girls add tourney title

    MAX MEADOWS –– Mountain Empire District regular season champion Grayson County starts four sophomores, and for the longest time Friday night, it showed. The Blue Devils also start some talented kids with 40-plus games of varsity competition under their belts. That showed when it mattered most.

    Grayson County shook off a sluggish, tentative start and finished with a flourish, validating its season title by zooming past Galax 52-41 for the MED girls’ tournament title at Fort Chiswell.

  • Carroll Special Olympians host...

    HILLSVILLE –– Despite the snowfall that coated area roads last Saturday, conditions improved enough to allow the Carroll County Special Olympics Basketball Classic to go on as planned at Carroll County Intermediate School.

    A crowd of nearly 250 came to show support as the team took the floor. The Carroll County Junior ROTC provided the color guard while Krista Neely sang the National Anthem.

  • Cavs pound Dogs to go 21-1

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County put the finishing touches on one of the most remarkable regular seasons in school history and capped a second straight Southwest District championship Friday with an 85-55 dismantling of Tazewell.

    The Cavalier senior class was honored beforehand, then commenced to win its 40th ballgame in two years, wrapping up a perfect run through the SWD for a second year in a row.

    After a subpar showing in a three-point win Tuesday at Marion, Carroll finished with wins on consecutive nights by a combined 68 points.

  • Grayson survives Tide scare

    A 3-14 record at this point in the season would have been a little more palatable for Galax if one of those wins happened to be over archrival and Mountain Empire District-leading Grayson County.

    As it was, the Blue Devils, who took the last meeting by 20 points, kept their unblemished district record intact and Galax had to settle for another ‘close but not quite’ kind of night.

  • Devils in the zone against G-Men

    UPDATE: The Grayson County-Galax quad scheduled for tonight (Feb. 1) will be played, although the starting time for the first game has been moved up one hour to 3:30.

     

    BLUEFIELD –– Grayson County boys’ basketball coach Lucas Austin couldn’t recall the last time – if ever – that his team played 32 minutes of zone defense. A necessity more so than a strategy due to the absence of two starters, the Blue Devils’ static defensive set made a strong case for future employment on Wednesday.

  • Cavs 17-0 after 30-point third

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County basketball fans know it’s coming, or at least they think they do. More times than not, they’re right.

    In winning its 17th game without a loss – the best start in school history – Carroll County once again did what it has already done so many times this year. One minute the Cavaliers will be in a battle. Two or four or eight minutes later, they’re sitting atop a 20-point lead.

  • Gravley, Cavs pound Richlands

    HILLSVILLE –– After three or four unsuccessful 3-point attempts, including one that was two-thirds of the way down before wriggling back up and out, Ryan Gravley may or may not have thought, ‘Enough is enough.’

    His body language, though, plainly said, ‘It’s just three points. Let’s get this over with.’

  • Maroon Tide bounces Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Galax’s win Wednesday at Fort Chiswell was not a thing of beauty, but there is no such thing as an unattractive victory.

    In a game that was slowed to a crawl at times by 48 fouls, 71 free throw attempts and five disqualifications, the Maroon Tide notched a big Mountain Empire District win by holding off the Pioneers 46-33.

    The win sets up a key showdown Friday against Grayson County in a meeting between two teams with district title aspirations.

  • 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.