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  • CCMS sets goal for new soccer...

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County School Board is considering a request for a soccer program for Carroll County Middle School.

    Information about the potential program was presented by Dr. Mark Burnette, who turned the floor over to middle school principal Marc Quesenberry at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting.

  • Blue Devils pick up steam

    INDEPENDENCE –– These guys have found something.

    After an 0-5 start, Grayson County won its second straight game Friday night at Bill Strong Field and used the same formula that has seen the Blue Devils play  well for three weeks straight, this time resulting in a 32-6 homecoming win over Bland County.

    Getting the O-fer off their backs has been nice, said Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: October 12-18

     2009

    Grayson County scored twice on safeties in the first half, providing the difference in a 16-14 win over Galax. The win snapped the Blue Devils’ 17-game losing streak.

    Carroll County attempted one pass while rushing for 360 yards, including 183 by Dillon Caviness, in a 26-7 win at Abingdon.

    2004

  • Galax scrambles for second

    ABINGDON –– After the opening round of the Group 1A state golf tournament Monday at Glenrochie Country Club, the big question was whether George Wythe, having played lights-out since August, could come back Tuesday and overcome a six-stroke deficit to first-day leader William Campbell.

    The Maroons couldn’t gobble up its six-stroke gap, but Galax certainly did.

  • Galax erupts on Fort Chiswell

    MAX MEADOWS –– For the second straight week, Galax followed up a dominant first-half performance with a second half that was, well, not so much. This time around the first half effort was plenty enough to bring home a win at the end of the day.

  • Spartans outslug Galax

    Galax came out of its corner and punched Giles squarely in the nose by scoring 23 points in the first quarter, and the Maroon Tide had put up more points by halftime – 30 – than the Spartans have allowed in a game all season. But Giles hasn’t won 20 consecutive outings, one of them a state title game, by having a glass jaw.

  • Vaughan wins C39 title; Devils,...

    GALAX –– Jacob Vaughan wasn’t extremely happy with himself when he walked off the 18th green Monday at Blue Ridge Country Club. Fortunately, the Grayson County senior was miffed about his second-to-last shot of the day. His round in general turned out to be plenty solid.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 21-27

     2009

    Two long scoring plays were the difference as Galax snapped an 0-4 skid to start the season with  13-0 win at Craig County. Deion George hauled in a 58-yard TD pass and Jordan Vaughan added a 31-yard scoring run.

     

    Dillon Caviness scored three rushing touchdowns as Carroll County ran past Grayson County 25-6. Zack Surratt added an 85-yard kickoff return for a Cavalier score.

     

    2004

  • Cougars diverse in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– With several athletes on its roster capable of going the distance if given enough of a crease, Pulaski County has more than its share of home run hitters at its disposal. A three-run jack was about the only way the Cougars didn’t score Friday night at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Britt, Wooten win club...

    Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C., held off two other golfers to win the 51st Annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational recently.

    Britt fired a 5-under par 65 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday for a 132 total. Second place went to Brock Cox of Galax with rounds of 68-65–133 and third place to Brad Chambers of Galax, with rounds of 66-68–134.

    Other golfers winning the different flights included: