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Today's Sports

  • Cavs, Tide trade big wins

    HILLSVILLE ––Carroll County’s girls and Galax’s boys both built insurmountable first-half leads and coasted to easy nondistrict soccer wins Thursday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavalier girls took a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes in their 8-0 win while the Maroon Tide boys led 5-1 at the break of their 6-1 victory.

  • Taking it to the next level

    Family is what brought Mark Dixon to Galax. Family is the main reason he knows that it’s okay – even necessary – that he should move on.

    Dixon resigned as Galax High School’s head football coach early this week after leading the program to unprecedented heights over the past seven seasons. He is leaving to pursue the chance to coach in the college ranks even though, ironically, a man whose success was driven by equal parts fear and preparation is taking a job at the University of TBA.

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  • King's Fork ends Carroll...

     SALEM –– King’s Fork closed the first half on a 6-2 run and opened the third quarter with nine straight points, rallying for a 56-47 win over Carroll County in the Group 4A girls’ state quarterfinals Thursday at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Fork in the road for Cavs

     HILLSVILLE –– Third seed or not, Carroll County can claim at least one advantage when the Cavaliers open play in the Group 4A girls’ basketball tournament tomorrow: the closest thing to home-court advantage of any team in the event.

  • Cavaliers salvage third

    HILLSVILLE –– It’s called a consolation game sometimes, occasionally it’s referred to as a third-place game. Carroll County had it both ways Friday night.

  • Cavs fall in region semis

    By Jason S. Rufner, Special to The Gazette

     

    LEESBURG –– With four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Region 4A West girls’ basketball semifinal Thursday, Carroll County trailed Loudoun County by a mere four points. It was a quick pair of Keely Lundy 3-pointers that put the Cavaliers (21-3) within late striking distance of the homestanding Raiders (24-2), whom Carroll had defeated 59-54 in Hillsville in the same round of last year’s region tourney.

  • By any means necessary

    SALEM –– In simplest terms, Will Lawrence is a brute and Joshua Spurlin is a technician when they step on a wrestling mat. Both of them are now two-time state champions.

    Hey, whatever works, right?

    Rest assured that Spurlin isn’t averse to being physical, and Lawrence is well-versed in the finer aspects of the sport. But each rode his own strengths to state titles Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Cavaliers thump Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– In the Conference 24 championship game Thursday, Carroll County point guard Mattie Kennedy scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, distributed seven assists, hit a pair of huge third-quarter 3-pointers and forced William Fleming to put her on the foul line 17 times in the second half.

    “Can you ask for anything more from a kid?” asked Cavalier coach Marc Motley.

  • Grayson gets past G-Girls

    INDEPENDENCE –- Normally, a first-round tournament game against a two-win opponent is just a tune-up for the next stage. Grayson County opened postseason play against a two-win Graham team, but a club with an entirely different look for the playoffs.

    The Blue Devils built an early 14-point lead but had to claw past the G-Girls, who had a recent addition with the return of a four-year starter, holding off Graham 52-48 in the Conference 39 girls’ quarterfinals Monday.