Today's Sports

  • Maroon Tide girls win conference...

    Galax picked up a pair of individual trophies and opened regional play on a strong note as a team in girls tennis late last week.

    Kayleigh Funk won the Conference 46 singles championship over Rural Retreat’s Leah Stepp when Stepp suffered a knee injury and was forced to retire. Funk had won the first set 6-2 but Stepp had battled back and was leading 5-3 in the second when the injury occurred. The injury also handed the Maroon Tide doubles team of Funk and McKensey Stoneman the conference championship by default.

  • Cavaliers handle Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, a four-run rally when trailing 1-0 has to be at least a very fond acquaintance.

  • Cavs run the table again

    HILLSVILLE –– As far as one single ballgame goes, it was a far cry from a flawless day. As one part of a body of work, though, Friday’s 5-3 win over Tazewell was the finishing touch on another work of perfection for Carroll County.

    The Cavaliers found themselves in a mid-game hole, climbed out of it bit by bit and capped a second straight 19-0 regular season with a 5-3 nondistrict win over the Bulldogs on a drizzly Friday afternoon.

  • Barrett, Chilton top finishers...

    Nearly 100 participants turned out for the 18th running of the New River Trail Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run, sponsored Saturday by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Grayson makes amends

    INDEPENDENCE –– In the two softball meetings this season between Grayson County and Galax, each team was able to claim a win. Each was easily able to lay claim to a loss, as well.

    In both games, including Tuesday’s Blue Devil victory, the home team did nearly everything right. Conversely, the road team did little to stand in the way.

  • Lineberry named first-team all-...

    EMORY –– Brandon Lineberry, a former player at Carroll County High School and a senior at Emory & Henry College, was honored as a first-team selection on the all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball team, ODAC officials announced Thursday in Forest.

    Lineberry was one of three Wasps to land on the three all-ODAC squads, joining second-team first baseman Carson Bryant and third-team shortstop Holden Watkins.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 1-7



    *Galax’s girls scored in less than four minutes and the Maroon Tide boys found the net within 30 seconds as Galax swept a pair of soccer matches from Fort Chiswell. Following the girls’ 3-1 win, Junior Espinosa and Leonel Vega took turns scoring for the boys, racking up three goals each in the Tide’s 7-1 win.

    *Ashley Willard reached on an error and later scored on Eden Durnil’s single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning as Carroll County got past Richlands 3-2.

  • Eagles pull away from Tide

    There’s no single team against which all other small school softball programs in Southwest Virginia are measured, but having reached the state semifinals each of the last two seasons, Auburn is definitely on the short list. Five innings showed that Galax can compete with the Auburns of the world. Two innings showed what the Tide must get done in order to do more than just compete.


    Normally, an asterisk attached to an athletic accomplishment is not a good thing. It usually means something along the lines of, “Yeah, well, that’s pretty good, but…”

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 17-22



    *Grace Wilson was perfect though five innings before allowing a leadoff single in the sixth as Galax defeated Bland County 8-3 in softball. Wilson struck out nine.

    *Dustin Leonard went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and his two-run home run in the top of the eighth lifted Grayson County past Fort Chiswell 5-3. Jared Salts went the distance on the mound for Grayson, allowing one earned run on four hits.