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Today's Sports

  • First title game appearance...

    Kids are going to have their heroes. Some of those heroes wear skin-tight spandex and a cape and can leap tall buildings with a single bound. Some of them wear a shiny badge or drive a big red fire truck. Others wear combat boots, or a professional sports franchise’s uniform on ESPN, or bring home a paycheck every week.

    Some of them wear their school colors on Friday nights.

  • Galax back in finals

    KING GEORGE –– Galax’s greatest concerns entering Saturday’s Group 1A state semifinal game with Essex centered around the possibility that the Trojans might simply out-athlete the Maroon Tide. Essex’s greatest concerns most likely didn’t include watching that happen with the other guys.

  • Lady Cavs finally get Buffs

    HILLSVILLE –– Through the bulk of the first 30 minutes of Carroll County’s girls’ basketball season opener Wednesday, the Cavaliers did a lot of good things in the eyes of their coach. Fortunately for the next day’s practice schedule, the final two minutes happened.

  • Tide shuts down Burton

    NORTON –– Galax’s offense has rushed for more than nine miles over the last four years. But the Maroon Tide defense sent the team clear across the state in one afternoon.

    Galax will book a five-hour trip to King George High School for a Group 1A state semifinal game with East Region top seed Essex (11-1) after a masterful defensive effort led to a 35-12 win over J.I. Burton in a Region 1A West third round game Saturday at Lawson-Fitchko Stadium.

  • Raiders pose big challenge

    Over the course of the last four seasons, Galax High School football teams have rushed for a tad less than 16,000 yards, or roughly 9.1 miles. Up until recently, Zamir Echeagaray has been up front helping clear a path for just about every foot of it.

  • Galax survives Rebels

    The Region 1A West second-round matchup between Galax and Hurley featured two runningbacks who had rushed for nearly 5,000 yards between them this season. Neither team’s defense seemed overly impressed by that fact.

    Galax’s Charles Harris (2,650 yards through 11 games), Hurley’s Brady Justice (2,270) and the two players’ respective offenses were overshadowed by a physical defensive effort by both teams Friday night, with Galax able to pull away late for a 28-12 win at Galax High School.

  • Hurley next up for Galax

    The second round of the Region 1A West playoffs are upon us, and for the most part, the usual suspects make up the eight remaining teams on this side of the state.

    Haysi and Clintwood are absent, of course, having consolidated into 2A Ridgeview, but many of the teams still alive entering tonight – George Wythe, Radford, J.I. Burton, Galax, Honaker and Rural Retreat, are no strangers to postseason football.

    The two exceptions are Bland County and, as far as second-round action is concerned, Galax’s opponent tonight, Hurley.

  • Tide overwhelms Narrows

    Officially, Galax’s Region 1A West first-round payoff game with Narrows ended just a little after 9 p.m. That may have come as a surprise to any who thought this one would be over before it started.

  • Tide ‘D’ steals the show

    INDEPENDENCE –– Keeping Galax’s offense off the field may be the most effective way to slow down a rushing attack that has amassed more than 10,000 yards in the last four years. The only problem for Grayson County Friday was, it was the Maroon Tide’s defense that was keeping that potent offense on the sideline.

  • Cavaliers buck Colonels

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County opened play in the Conference 24 volleyball tournament Monday night with the full support of its customarily-raucous student section. The Crazies were their usual vocal selves and, as was expected, the Cavaliers advanced to the semifinals.

    The deer head had no comment.