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Today's Sports

  • Grayson County reclaims No. 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County players didn’t realize it at the time Friday, but they were playing for the No. 1 seed that they thought they had already secured for this week’s Conference 39 softball tournament. There may be a squealer lurking among the Blue Devil crowd, because they played with an urgency as if they knew it all along.

    Grayson County scored single runs in each of the final four innings, including twice with the game hanging in the balance, and escaped Carroll County after an eight-inning battle with a 7-6 nonconference win.

  • Tide boys, Cavalier girls win

    HILLSVILLE –– Four teams were looking for a boost heading into the postseason Wednesday night at Tommy Thompson Field. Only two were going to get it.

    Galax’s boys and Carroll County’s girls posted shutouts to pick up a little steam as conference play commences next week, the Tide boys pulling away for a 5-0 win while the Cavaliers girls managing a 4-0 blanking of the Maroon Tide in the early game.

  • Cavs blank Galax, Grayson

    HILLSVILLE –– In need of a strong finish in what will be a busy final week of the season, there was no better time for Carroll County to put together its first winning streak of the year.

    Beginning a run of six games in their final seven available playing dates, the Cavaliers got off to a great start Saturday by posting shutout wins at Bill Worrell Field over Grayson County (1-0) and Galax (5-0).

    Both games were five-inning affairs.

  • Maroon Tide scraps to 7-6 win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax’s resurgence continues.

    Two weeks ago, the Maroon Tide was sitting at 2-3 in the Mountain Empire District, its two wins coming against lowly Graham. Friday, Galax avenged the third of those three earlier losses – and did so in the span of four days – by stunning league-leading Grayson County 7-6 on the Blue Devils’ diamond.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 11-17

     2009

    A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh spoiled a perfect game but Carroll County’s Rebecca Thomas still struck out 14 and finished with a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Marion. Carroll took the lead for good in the first with two runs off of successive singles by Grace Ayers, Lillie Kimble, Lexi Hodge and Megan Snow.

  • Maroon Tide avenges another

    The first time through the Mountain Empire District portion of its baseball schedule wasn’t exactly kind to Galax. The Maroon Tide is finding the back end of the series much more to its liking.

    For the second day in a row Galax avenged an earlier loss to an MED foe, this time jumping out to an eight-run lead and holding on down the stretch to claim an 8-4 win over Fort Chiswell Wednesday at Felts Park.

  • 16th annual Dannelly event draws...

    Trevor Quesenberry and Shannon Sharp-Rutig were the overall winners last Saturday at the 16th annual New River Trail / Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run, sponsored by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

    Quesenberry, a 20-year-old Roanoke College student and a member of the Maroons’ cross country and track teams, posted a time of 37 minutes, 28 seconds on the 6.2-mile course, which began and ended at the Dannelly Fitness Park on the New River Trail State Park.

  • Titans’ late rally stuns Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County showed up wearing pink. Hidden Valley showed up wearing camo. The Titans left wearing smiles.

    Carroll County let an 8-3 lead slip away over the final four innings and Hidden Valley scored two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh to overtake the Cavaliers for a 9-8 River Ridge District softball win on a drizzly Friday afternoon.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: May 4-10

     2009

    Jorge Mendez scored in the 68th minute off of a misplayed ball by the Radford goalkeeper as Galax managed a 1-1 tie with the Bobcats.

     

    lCarroll County capped a comeback from a 5-0 deficit when Craig Rosen’s two-run single lifted the Cavaliers to a 6-5 win over Grayson County.

     

    2004

  • Spartans overtake Cavs late

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County five innings to get runners on base with less than two outs, and once that happened, the Cavaliers made the most of it. It took one inning for Salem to lay that to waste.

    The Spartans responded to Carroll County’s lone rally with two of their own, pulling away late to take a 6-2 River Ridge District win Wednesday at Bill Worrell Field.