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Today's Sports

  • Devils rally late, nip Buffaloes

    INDEPENDENCE –– Perhaps Grayson County has been going about this whole thing the wrong way.

    Unable to hold a lead midway to late in either of its first two games – both of them losses to Auburn – the Blue Devils instead rallied from a seven-run deficit over the final two innings Wednesday and edged Floyd County 8-7 in a nonconference game at the Grayson Recreation Park.

  • Carroll girls pick up first win

    It’s called the beautiful game. In that respect, Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds was 100 percent half-right.

    After a nondescript first half, Carroll County put together what Edmonds described to his players afterward as “a beautiful half of soccer” as the Cavaliers defeated Galax 3-0 in a nonconference game at Galax High School.

  • Carroll nips Maroon Tide 4-3

    HILLSVILLE –– Perhaps it was a good thing that Carroll County got its scoring out of the way early. The Cavaliers had to apply their full concentration to holding Galax at bay.

    After bolting to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Carroll County fought off repeated late threats by the Maroon Tide, finally nailing down a 4-3 win in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday night at the Carroll Recreation Park.

  • Galax rolls in Carroll opener

    Thanks to a quirky schedule and plain ole March weather, it has taken Carroll County five weeks to get its baseball season started. The Cavaliers are still waiting to get going.

    Galax rode a strong pitching effort from Jacob Stuart and took advantage of a string of Carroll County breakdowns Monday to register a 9-4 win in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

  • Maroon Tide spreads the wealth

    Basketball games every now and then will feature a player who would rather set up an easy bucket for a teammate than going to the hole himself. In that respect, the Galax boys’ soccer team has plenty of point guards.

    That’s not implying there’s a dearth of scorers among the Maroon Tide. On the contrary.

  • Blue Ridge Tour gears up for...

    Registration is now underway for the 16th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. 

    The tour’s 2014 schedule includes five golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and seven tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament. 

  • Tide teams split with Maroons

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    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax broke open a 1-1 game with an eight-run uprising in the third inning and the Maroon Tide went on to run-rule George Wythe 11-1 in five innings in a nondistrict softball game Monday.

    Maroon Tide pitcher Lauren Garvey gave up a single to the second batter she faced on the day before shutting down the Maroons the rest of the afternoon. Garvey finished with a one-hitter, allowing one unearned run while striking out five and walking none.

  • Former teacher, principal charged

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has been charged with hazing and corporal punishment of a George Wythe High School football player.
    “The charges issued were obtained at the direction of the Special Prosecutor appointed by the Wythe County Circuit Court for the investigation of certain complaints,” according to the March 21 release from Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special prosecutor.

  • Carroll Special Olympics in...

     BLACKSBURG –– Cassell Coliseum was full of athletes, partners and family members from Carroll County Special Olympics recently as the Carroll County team participated in the Southwest Regional tournament at Virginia Tech.

    CCSO played a part in the opening ceremony as Kyle Nester was a torchbearer and LaRae Hall and Brittany Willard were in front of the crowd to deliver a challenge to the fans. Teams of all abilities from as far away as Lynchburg played in the day-long tournament. 

  • Big Time Rush

    The State Line Rush home school girls’ basketball team capped a strong season with a state championship and followed up with a top-10 showing this past weekend at the East Coast Homeschool Championships at Liberty University.

    The Rush split its final two regular season games, falling 64-55 to the Blue Ridge Panthers and edging Surry Home School 61-57. Daisy Clark entered the Feb. 28 Blue Ridge game five points shy of 1,000 for her career and reached the magic number with a 3-pointer in the second quarter to brighten an otherwise disappointing night for the Rush.