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  • Maroon Tide scraps to 7-6 win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax’s resurgence continues.

    Two weeks ago, the Maroon Tide was sitting at 2-3 in the Mountain Empire District, its two wins coming against lowly Graham. Friday, Galax avenged the third of those three earlier losses – and did so in the span of four days – by stunning league-leading Grayson County 7-6 on the Blue Devils’ diamond.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 11-17

     2009

    A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh spoiled a perfect game but Carroll County’s Rebecca Thomas still struck out 14 and finished with a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Marion. Carroll took the lead for good in the first with two runs off of successive singles by Grace Ayers, Lillie Kimble, Lexi Hodge and Megan Snow.

  • Maroon Tide avenges another

    The first time through the Mountain Empire District portion of its baseball schedule wasn’t exactly kind to Galax. The Maroon Tide is finding the back end of the series much more to its liking.

    For the second day in a row Galax avenged an earlier loss to an MED foe, this time jumping out to an eight-run lead and holding on down the stretch to claim an 8-4 win over Fort Chiswell Wednesday at Felts Park.

  • 16th annual Dannelly event draws...

    Trevor Quesenberry and Shannon Sharp-Rutig were the overall winners last Saturday at the 16th annual New River Trail / Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run, sponsored by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

    Quesenberry, a 20-year-old Roanoke College student and a member of the Maroons’ cross country and track teams, posted a time of 37 minutes, 28 seconds on the 6.2-mile course, which began and ended at the Dannelly Fitness Park on the New River Trail State Park.

  • 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.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 4-10

     2009

    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.

     

    2004

  • 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.