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Today's Sports

  • Grayson races past Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– Trailing by a point midway through the third quarter Friday, Grayson County ramped up the pressure defensively and exploded for 28 points in the final 16-plus minutes to run away from Narrows 49-21 in a Mountain Empire District game at Bill Strong Field.

  • Tide annihilates Wave, 75-27

     As per Virginia High School League rule, once a 35-point lead is taken in a high school football game, the clock shall run continuously through incompletions, out-of-bounds plays, touchdowns and the like. Occasionally, time seems to just creep by anyway.

    Friday couldn’t get over with quickly enough for Narrows.

  • No. 5 for No. 6

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– When Steven Peoples of Galax set the state single-game rushing record of 502 yards against Graham in 2013, it came as part of a 54-7 cakewalk. Charles Harris threatened that record Friday at Mitchell Stadium before coming up 38 yards short.

    This time, the Maroon Tide needed every inch of Harris’ enormous yardage total.

  • Giles erupts to down Tide

    PEARISBURG –– A handful of little things in the first two quarters allowed Giles to squeak through to halftime with a one-point lead. A handful of big things early in the second half helped the Spartans race away into what would prove to be an insurmountable lead.

  • Carroll-Salem game cancelled

    The threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin has resulted in the cancellation of Friday's football game between Carroll County and Salem. It will not be rescheduled.

    The contest had been originally scheduled to be played in Hillsville but the decision was made Wednesday to move it to Salem Stadium and its artificial surface, which would be better suited to handle what is expected to be heavy rains Friday evening.

  • Hot start lifts Bruins, 40-7

    HILLSVILLE –– The first Carroll County homecoming parade in recent memory culminated Thursday night with a bonfire robust enough to roast a marshmallow from a first down marker away. Friday night the Cavaliers were dealing with an entirely different manner of heat.

  • Tide swipes win from Fort...

    For a team on the verge of going down in straight sets, Galax did a pretty good job of turning its Mountain Empire District match with Fort Chiswell into a runaway.

    Having dropped the opening two sets by three points each, Galax found a spark and dominated the final three sets to stun the Pioneers 22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 15-8 Monday at GHS.

  • BC honors ‘85 men’s hoops team

    Thirty years ago, the Bluefield College men’s basketball team finished one win shy of a national championship, runner-up in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) National Tournament. That same year, 1985, the BC golf team earned a national title as winners of the NLCAA National Tournament.

  • Cavs get the jump on Tide

    In baseball terminology, Carroll County spent the weekend swinging the weighted bat.

    Two days removed from going 1-1 in a Saturday tournament against Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass, and evidently still keyed up to the pace of those Conference 24 foes, the Cavaliers were able to get around on the proverbial fastball in a Monday match with Galax, bolting to a 12-2 lead in the first set and coasting to the 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 nondistrict win on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Last-minute letdown

    RADFORD –– Thirty-two and three-tenths seconds is barely enough time to microwave a hotdog, view a lame auto insurance commercial or brush half your teeth. A little more than half a minute stands between Galax being winless and being a very impressive 2-0.

    And one whale of a good football team is going to finish the season as only the third-best club in the Three Rivers District.