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Today's Sports

  • First time, second to none

    LYNCHBURG –– To the discerning reader, a box score can carry a wealth of information. With a bit of help from the mind’s eye, two inches of small print can paint a pretty basic picture of how a particular game played out.

  • Carroll, Galax win state...

    Complete coverage of state championship results will appear online and in Wednesday’s print edition. 


    LYNCHBURG –– So this is what it feels like.

    Carroll County won the first state championship in a team sport in the school’s 46-year history Saturday, squeaking past defending champion Woodgrove 1-0 in the Group 4A title game at Liberty University’s Kamphius Field.

  • Finally, the finals

    LYNCHBURG –– Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester found himself in quite the quandary after his team’s 3-2 win Friday over Deep Creek in the Group 4A state softball semifinals. His Cavaliers played their way into Saturday’s 10 a.m. state title game, and his son had wooed himself into a wedding scheduled months beforehand for later in Saturday afternoon.

    Somebody in Carroll County was going to get a ring Saturday. The only question was, how many somebodies?

  • Giant killers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Late last week, after Grayson County had claimed its first-ever region championship trophy in boys’ tennis, Blue Devil coach Jim Carter said that winning the region was his team’s No.1 goal this season.

    A lot can change in four days.

  • Giant killers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Late last week, after Grayson County had claimed its first-ever region championship trophy in boys’ tennis, Blue Devil coach Jim Carter said that winning the region was his team’s No.1 goal this season.

    A lot can change in four days.

  • Cavaliers stuff Flucos

    PALMYRA –– When not engrossed in a nailbiter of a Region 4A North softball semifinal Friday, Carroll County fans probably spent much of their afternoon trying to figure out the meaning of the word ‘Fluco.’ Fluvanna County folks never did figure out Sydney Nester.

  • Cavaliers stuff Flucos

    PALMYRA –– When not engrossed in a nailbiter of a Region 4A North softball semifinal Friday, Carroll County fans probably spent much of their afternoon trying to figure out the meaning of the word ‘Fluco.’ Fluvanna County folks never did figure out Sydney Nester.

  • Blue Devils surge to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County is a hitting team. The Lady Blue Devils have solid pitching and they’ll play defense better than most. But at its core, Grayson County is a team of hitters and will win usually by outhitting an opponent.

    Even if it takes a while.

  • Cavs win Conference 24 title

    HILLSVILLE –– A quick survey of Carroll County’s softball players might reveal that very few of them know where either King George High School or Chancellor High is located.

    The Cavaliers won’t have to find out first-hand today.

  • Cavaliers dominate Fleming

    HILLSVILLE –– With a benign little one-run opening to the bottom of the first inning in its Conference 24 softball quarterfinal game Monday, Carroll County had two outs and two runners on.

    And a lot of damage left to be done.

    The Cavaliers sent 11 more batters to the plate with two down, scored nine more runs and were off to the races, using a 10-run first inning to jump all over William Fleming for a five-inning, 27-0 win.