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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs oust Cavaliers

    SALEM –– The 230-mile journey from Suffolk to the Roanoke Valley couldn’t have been a piece of cake for the King’s Fork girls’ basketball team, but the Bulldogs made covering 90 feet of Salem Civic Center hardwood an even more arduous task for Carroll County.

    Trailing by seven points at halftime, King’s Fork ratcheted up the defensive pressure and ground out a 55-51 win over the Cavaliers Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Group 4A state tournament.

  • Cavaliers gear up for state

     HILLSVILLE –– One of the more remarkable things about the current level of success enjoyed by the girls’ sports programs at Carroll County is that there is almost no crossover between the state championship softball team and the state tournament-bound basketball team. Just one member of that softball team also plays basketball, and its a good thing Gracie Davidson is around this week.

    She knows first-hand what it’s like to come up short in a region title game but win a state crown a week later.

  • Cavs detoured in finals

    HILLSVILLE –– In choosing the right words for his team after its Region 4A West championship game loss to William Fleming, Carroll County head coach Marc Motley needed to look no farther than 45 feet to his left, where Colonels coach Champ Hubbard had paced the sidelines each of the last two Saturday nights in Carroll’s gym. The quotable Motley certainly could have summoned the proper thoughts on his own, but those of his adversary fit the situation perfectly.

  • Carroll bucks Millbrook

    HILLSVILLE –– You couldn’t see it on his perpetually stoic face, but Rally Buck was getting nervous. By the end of the third quarter, though, the taxidermic, de facto mascot of the Carroll County High School student section was back to his glassy-eyed, party animal self.

  • Loudoun cleared

    HILLSVILLE –– It may come as no surprise that the Carroll County girls’ basketball program is returning to a state tournament. But the way the region bracket fell into place this year, there was a mighty big difference between ‘not surprised’ and ‘rest assured.’

  • Galax, Grayson wrestlers win...

    SALEM –– Galax wrestling got a two-for-one deal Saturday night. For Grayson County, it was one wrestling for two.

    The Spurlin boys kept it all in the family for the Maroon Tide in the Group 1A finals, with Joshua, a freshman, claiming the title at 126 pounds and brother Caleb wrapping up his career with a third straight championship at 220 pounds. In the 2A championships, Will Lawrence wrestled for a lost friend in winning the crown in the 152-pound class.

  • Cavaliers battle to title

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team has had a lot of easy double-digit wins this year. Despite a misleading 15-point final margin in Friday’s Conference 24 title game, this wasn’t one of them. The Cavaliers have posted some impressive victories during the season. This one may take the cake.

  • Salem ends Cavs’ season

    SALEM –– Carroll County’s Conference 24 quarterfinal game against Salem had to be moved to Andrew Lewis Middle School due to a water leak on the roof of the Spartans’ home gym. The actual flooding didn’t commence until the fourth quarter at the secondary venue.

  • REMEMBER WHEN

     1986

    Independence poured in 34 third-quarter points and hammered Mount Rogers 94-59. Kelly Haga had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Kirk Goodson contributed 14 points and 14 boards while Ashley Haga dished 10 assists.

    Galax remained atop the MED volleyball standings after a four-set win over Independence.

    1981

  • Cavaliers hang on to top Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– After a slow start, the Carroll County boys’ basketball team found its groove in the second half to pull away from Blacksburg 61-58 in an exciting River Ridge District game.

    The Cavaliers were cruising along with a 59-51 lead with 19 seconds to play but Blacksburg decided it wasn’t going down easy.

    The Bruins scored to cut the lead to 59-53. Blacksburg intercepted the inbounds pass and Grant Johnston hit a layup and was fouled. He made the free throw and the lead was down to 59-56.