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Today's Sports

  • Blaze wins in Lenoir

    The Virginia Blaze travel team finished its summer season by winning the Battle Ball Showcase in Lenoir, N.C. on Aug. 30.

    The Blaze went 3-0 in the tournament by defeating the Lenoir Bobcats 40-10, the Lenoir Spartans 59-58 and then edging the Wilkes Diamonds 67-62 for the championship.

    Team members are Kacie Shaffner, Rachel Clark, Sydney Bedsaul, Audrey Clark, Rebekah Clark, Nancy Clark, Hallie Bryant, Kylee Hill, Kelsey Cave, Hannah Swiger, coach Larry Clark and assistant Diana Clark.

  • Blue Ridge ladies host...

     The Ladies’ Golf Association of Blue Ridge Country Club held its Ladies Championship and Net Tournament on August 23-24 and its Ladies’ Invitational on Aug. 19.

    In the two-day, stroke play championship and net tournament, Judy Chambers shot an 81 in her opening round and came back with a 78 on the second day to win the championship with a two-day total of 159. Trish Golding placed second with an 88-86–174.

  • Longhorns pull away from Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– A pair of second-quarter touchdown passes from Warren Kerley boosted Johnson County, Tenn., into a 27-13 halftime lead and the Longhorns went on to defeat Grayson County 33-13 in a nonconference game Saturday at Bill Strong Field.

    Following an evenly-played first quarter that included an interception return for touchdown by each team, Johnson County (1-1) pulled away from a 14-13 lead beginning with Greg Roark’s 23-yard touchdown reception from Kerley with 8:59 left in the first half.

  • Cavaliers power past Buffaloes

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County controlled the line of scrimmage on offense. The Cavaliers did the same on defense. Other than the momentary evacuation of a five-yard circle of turf in the right flat early in the first quarter, the Cavaliers controlled the night. It just took a while for it to show up on the scoreboard.

  • Galax preview: Cautious optimism

    Galax had just wrapped up its first preseason scrimmage at Radford, having failed to reach the end zone while watching the Bobcats rip off five touchdowns of between 60 and 70 yards each. Talking to his team at midfield following the action, Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon advised his players not to pay any attention to the Internet messageboards that would surely be buzzing, proclaiming the downfall of the Maroon Tide.

    But those amateur obituaries never came.

  • Maroon Tide opens with a bang

    HILLSVILLE – The Galax Maroon Tide scored four touchdowns in the first period Friday night and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in a benefit football game played at Tommy Thompson Field in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers, making their debut under new head coach Eddie Sloss, had the ball first and went three and out.

    Keyshawn Brown fielded the punt and returned it to the Cavalier 17.

  • Remember When: July 27-Aug. 9

    2009

    The first team to represent the area in a Dixie world series in 20 years, Carroll County was eliminated after suffering losses to Collierville, Tenn., and Duplin County, N.C. in Skipperville, Ala.

    Kylee Hill placed third in the standing long jump at the Hershey Track and Field state championships at Charlottesville. Hill qualified for the meet by being one of the top two performers in the Southwest region, which reaches from Lynchburg to Bristol.

     

    2004

  • Sloss, Carroll making early...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County hasn’t yet played its first football game of the 2014 season, but the Cavaliers have already chalked up a win.

    The school had to order some extra football helmets. One might say that it’s a win and that the Cavaliers covered the spread, as some of those new pots were size XL.

    Including a JV squad that, in terms relative to recent years, is downright massive with numbers in the mid-40s, it looks like the kids at Carroll County are giving the new guy a chance.

  • RipTide second in Blue Ridge meet

    Twin County swimmers broke eight conference records and racked up 21 event championships Friday and Saturday as the Blue Ridge Swim Conference wrapped up its 2014 season with its conference meet at the Galax Recreation Department.

    Elkin came away with the team championship, amassing 1,953 points in 86 events to outdistance runner-up Galax’s 1,544. Dobson (1,194) placed third and was followed by Wytheville (1,035), Reeves Community Center (983) and the Carroll Wellness Center (545).

  • GOOOOOL!

    RADFORD –– Galax finally attained the ultimate goal. It took a perfect goal to make it happen.

    A fixture in the state tournament over the last decade, the Maroon Tide won its first Group 1A state championship in boys’ soccer Saturday when a surgical strike by Mario Carranza in the 57th minute boosted Galax to a 2-1 win over Radford at Cupp Stadium.