Today's Sports

  • Titans’ late rally stuns Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County showed up wearing pink. Hidden Valley showed up wearing camo. The Titans left wearing smiles.

    Carroll County let an 8-3 lead slip away over the final four innings and Hidden Valley scored two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to overtake the Cavaliers for a 9-8 River Ridge District softball win on a drizzly Friday afternoon.

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    Jorge Mendez scored in the 68th minute off of a misplayed ball by the Radford goalkeeper as Galax managed a 1-1 tie with the Bobcats.


    lCarroll County capped a comeback from a 5-0 deficit when Craig Rosen’s two-run single lifted the Cavaliers to a 6-5 win over Grayson County.



  • Spartans overtake Cavs late

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County five innings to get runners on base with less than two outs, and once that happened, the Cavaliers made the most of it. It took one inning for Salem to lay that to waste.

    The Spartans responded to Carroll County’s lone rally with two of their own, pulling away late to take a 6-2 River Ridge District win Wednesday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Carroll throttles C’burg 11-1

    HILLSVILLE –– The Christiansburg softball team’s bus broke down en route to Carroll County on Friday. The wheels fell off for the Blue Demons after they finally arrived some 50 minutes late.

  • Hairston picked to lead Salem...

    Galax High School graduate and former Maroon Tide coach Corbitt Hairston has been recommended to be the new girls’ basketball coach at Salem High School.

    Hairston has been in the Salem system since 1999 and has been the girls’ coach at Andrew Lewis Middle School since 2004. He was a boys’ JV assistant and head coach at Salem during the previous six years.

    A 1989 Galax graduate, Hairston is expected to receive approval from the Salem School Board when it meets May 13, according to a Salem High news release.

  • Floyd surges past Cavs 6-4

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County did just about everything right, all game long. Floyd County, it turns out, was just saving up.

    The Cavaliers were two outs away from notching an impressive 4-0 victory over the Buffaloes when the visitors exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh, stealing a 6-4 nonconference win from Carroll Thursday afternoon.

  • Grayson sticks come alive

    INDEPENDENCE –– Carroll County has been waiting all season to be healthy. Grayson County has been waiting since opening to day to show a pulse again at the plate. The waning of the Cavaliers’ physical infirmities will help them down the road, but Grayson’s bats gave a more immediate benefit with some serious signs of life on Wednesday.

  • Devils take 5-2 win from Tide

    The Mountain Empire District is little more than a scheduling facilitator these days, with the league now comprised of teams that, come playoff time, will compete in three separate conferences and two different classifications.

    That’s not to imply that there’s no meaning to the MED games anymore, especially when Grayson County and Galax get together. These games matter as much as they ever have, even if they don’t count as much as they used to.

  • Coach resigns in wake of charges

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has resigned from his coaching post at George Wythe High School after he was charged with  hazing and corporal punishment of a football player.
    Ingo, 47, was suspended with pay after he was charged in March.
    Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special proscutor in the case, said the two misdemeanor charges were filed after an investigation of complaints.

  • Tide fades, Devils pass Glenvar

    Galax got off to a hot start but squandered its advantage with some shaky defense and dropped a 19-6 decision to Chilhowie in a soggy nondistrict game Monday at Mountain View Park.

    Kylee Hill scored from first on a hit-and-run double off the bat of Brittany Byrd for a 1-0 Galax lead in the first, and the Maroon Tide widened its lead to 3-0 in the second when Abby Dalton singled to drive in Morgan Neff and later scored on an error.

    Chilhowie drew even in the top of the third on a combination of three Galax errors and a two-run home run by Jensen Sturgill.