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Today's Sports

  • Cockerham finishes with a bang

    EMORY –– Jamie Cockerham wrapped up one of the most successful careers ever for an Emory & Henry volleyball player by being named to the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) first team recently.

    Cockerham, a senior outside hitter and a former four-year letter winner at Galax High School, finished her career as the holder of two school records at E&H and with a share of an ODAC record.

  • Galax clamps down on Indians

    Limited in practice time due to an extended run in volleyball, Galax buckled down defensively and mustered enough offense to get the job done Friday night, opening its girls’ basketball season with a 42-28 nondistrict win over Rural Retreat.

  • 2012-2013 Twin County BOYS’...

    Having lost 10 of 13 players from a team that won its second straight Division 1 state championship, GALAX is easily the least experienced of the three Twin County boys’ basketball teams. But that doesn’t mean the Maroon Tide doesn’t know how to win.

    Galax coach Verl Brown will have at his services the bulk of a two-time district champion junior varsity squad, but how that JV success carries over to the varsity level remains to be seen. Varsity experience is virtually nonexistent on the 2012-13 Maroon Tide roster.

  • Tigers too tough for Tide

    HONAKER –– Galax was able to absorb a quick 1-2 punch by Honaker at the outset of its Western Section Division 1 second-round game. A similar salvo by the Tigers to close the first half proved to be too much to overcome.

    Honaker had two touchdowns before Galax had three offensive snaps, and the Tigers added two scores 16 seconds apart just before the half to advance with a 42-14 win Saturday at Fuller Field.

    The Western Section’s No. 1 seed, Honaker (11-1) will host No. 5 J.I. Burton (9-3) in the state quarterfinals this weekend.

  • Galax stopped in semifinals

    RICHMOND –– Galax was able to bounce back from a throwaway set in its Group A Division 1 quarterfinal match. The Maroon Tide couldn’t repeat the feat in the state semifinals.

    Tied at one set apiece, Galax managed just 15 points in the third set and 16 in the fourth as Luray ended the Maroon Tide’s season with a 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-16 decision in the second semifinal Friday afternoon at VCU’s Siegel center.

  • Scrappy Tide scrapes by Eagles

    CLINCHPORT –– Having reached the state volleyball quarterfinals three straight years now, Galax knows that the northeasterly route to the final four in Richmond is a circuitous one. It starts with a three-hour excursion in the opposite direction.

  • Grayson grounds Hawks

    INDEPENDENCE –– A new champion will be crowned in Group A Division 2 this year. It may or may not be Grayson County, but the Blue Devils made sure there would be no repeat by Gretna.

    Eighth-seeded Grayson took a commanding 31-7 halftime lead and fought off second half rally by the No. 9 Hawks, holding on for a 44-31 win in the Western Section Division 2 playoffs Friday at Bill Strong Field.

  • VHSL FOOTBALL VOLLEYBALL...

    VHSL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS


    GROUP A DIVISION 1

    Western Section

    Second round

    J.I. Burton 49, Eastside 28

    George Wythe 22, Rural Retreat 6

    Honaker 42, Galax 14

    Clintwood 45, Haysi 0

    Quarterfinals

    #5 J.I. Burton (9-3) vs. #1 Honaker (11-1)

    #2 George Wythe (11-1) vs. #3 Clintwood (11-1)

     

  • Big rally lifts Blue Devils

    Unable to finish a drive in the first half, Grayson County found a way to finish the game in the second half.

    Stopped time and again by Galax deep in Maroon Tide territory, the Blue Devils found themselves trailing 28-6 early in the second half before rallying for a 32-28 Mountain Empire District win on the final Friday night of the regular season.

  • Cavaliers back atop SWD

    WYTHEVILLE –– It has long been the hope of Cindy Edwards to see Southwest District volleyball reach the competitive level of the River Ridge District. It’s an aspiration strong enough to warrant cooperation between SWD coaches to strive toward that end.

    Whether the River Ridge is ever caught up to remains to be seen, but it sure has made the SWD a lot more interesting.