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Today's Sports

  • Immobile, Adams was far from...

    Tommy Adams spent the last 40 years of his life paralyzed from the neck down, other than having very limited control of his right hand. In his own way, he took pity on the rest of us.

  • CCSO plans annual Basketball...

    HILLSVILLE –– Few basketball teams devote eight months out of the year to practice, but the athletes of Carroll County Special Olympics do so every year on Sunday afternoons at the Woodlawn School gym.

  • Galax loses longtime fan Tommy...

    Longtime Galax High School and Twin County sports fan Tommy Adams passed away Wednesday at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 54.

  • Blue Devils grind past Galax

    Galax executed a near-perfect defensive game plan for its rematch with league-leading Grayson County. Having dropped a 17-point loss in Independence on Jan. 9, the Maroon Tide allowed almost no uncontested shots from 16 feet in on Friday, beat and banged in the paint, played physical basketball from start to finish and held the Blue Devils’ two leading scorers to 11 points below their combined average and, not coincidentally, Grayson to 11 points below its season scoring average.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: January 25-31

    2010

    Kayla Goins recorded a triple-double for the second time in three days, leading Carroll County over Abingdon 56-46 with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. Goins had a triple-double two days earlier and was a single rebound short of one the day before, which would have given her three triple-doubles for the week.

    Eric Harvey pumped in 29 points while Tyler Rutherford and Jake Blizzard scored 14 apiece as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 81-57.

     

    2005

  • Three names to be added to CCHS...

    Carroll County High School will induct a state champion, a rushing record-holder and a superfan in its second class of the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame tonight between the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games against Christiansburg.

    The induction ceremony is expected to begin around 7 p.m., depending on the length of the girls’ game, which begins at 5:30.

  • Happy homecoming for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County’s girls’ basketball team is 4-1 this year on its home floor. The Cavaliers are now 1-0 on a neutral court.

  • Brock Funk was one of us. And...

    Should there be a Mount Rushmore of Twin County sports greats, Brock Funk would be on it.

    Through his parents, Tiny and Roxanna Funk, Brock was the confluence of two sports families in the great baseball town of Fries. He was the first grandson of the Funks and the Moores, a blending of genes that would produce the exceptional.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: January 4-10

     2010

    Grayson County was 10-of-17 from 3-point range and defeated Carroll County 89-66. Tyler Rutherford hit five treys and scored 24 for the Blue Devils.

     

    2005

    Baylie Snyder scored 33 points for Galax, including 19 in the fourth quarter, but Bland slipped by with a 77-75 overtime win. Marra Smith (19 points) and Amber Walker (18) also had a big game for the Maroon Tide.

  • Galax counters Devil defense

    INDEPENDENCE –– The game plan for Grayson County was a sound one. Galax’s was a successful one.

    Countering a gimmick defense with pressure and an emphasis on post scoring, the Maroon Tide was able to pull away from the Blue Devils and notch a 63-46 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday night.