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Today's Sports

  • Area Dixie teams state-bound

     Carroll County and Galax will send a total of six youth baseball teams to their respective state tournaments after district tournament action wrapped up last Wednesday night.

    Carroll County took two games from Floyd County on Wednesday to win the Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) District 5 championship, joining Carroll County American AAA (8-10-year-olds), Galax and Carroll County O Zone Majors (11-12s), Carroll County Junior Boys (13s), Carroll County Boys (14s) and Carroll County Pre-Majors (15-16s) as teams destined for state tournaments.

  • Hole-in-one, eagle recorded

     Trish Golding of Galax recorded a hole-in-one recently at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd.

    Golding aced the par-3 15th hole on July 7, using a 7-iron. Her playing partners that day were Jodee Jeans, Ann Frazier and Joan Strauss.

    A day earlier, 67-year-old Bobby Simpson recorded an eagle on the par-4 5th hole at Galax Municipal Golf Course, possibly the most difficult hole on the course. Simpson was playing with Holbert Mays and Terry Brown.

  • BRCC hosts Blue Ridge League

     The Blue Ridge League made its stop at Blue Ridge Country Club on May 30, the fifth event in the seven-club summer tour.

    Ladies teams from seven Southwest Virginia golf clubs take turns hosting one event each, including Blue Ridge, Blacksburg, Giles, Great Oaks (Floyd), Thorn Springs (Pulaski), The River Course (Radford) and Wytheville.

  • Carroll Minors ousted; Boys,...

     Carroll County American’s state tournament run ended early, but four other local teams begin their quests for world series berths today and tomorrow as Dixie baseball state tournament action hits high gear.

    In the AAA (9-10s) state tournament in Keysville, Carroll County American got off to a great start before bowing out of the event with an 0-2 record. Carroll County jumped out to an 11-7 lead over Dinwiddie American three innings into the tournament opener, but Dinwiddie broke the game open with a 10-run rally and coasted to a 23-12 win.

  • Alabama-bound

     SOUTH BOSTON –– And you thought it was hot in South Boston.

    For Carroll County folk, an excursion off the mountain to just about anywhere away from the moderate climes of home means a much more muggy destination lay ahead. And while Halifax County might have seemed just a tad sultry, southern Alabama may come across as downright oppressive this time of year.

    A bunch of 15- and 16-year-olds from the county can’t wait to find out for themselves.

  • Carroll County reaches Dixie...

     SOUTH BOSTON –– Carroll County thumped Powhatan 14-3 in six innings Tuesday night to win the Dixie Pre-Majors (15-16s) state championship and earn a spot in the age group's world series, slated to begin next weekend in Ozark, Ala.

  • 18th title something special

     INDEPENDENCE -- Under normal circumstances, a win by Grayson County in the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament championship game doesn’t produce a tremendous amount of exuberance. That happens when a team has won 17 of them in a row. Circumstances surrounding 18th one, a 9-3 win over Fort Chiswell on Thursday, were far from normal.

    With MED baseball staging its most competitive season in years, season champ Grayson County lost a district game for the first time since 2004 and had five district wins by a total of six runs. This title meant more than most.

  • Region tournament schedules,...

    REGION TOURNAMENTS

      REGION IV   BASEBALL May 25

    Abingdon 10, Patrick County 3

    Cave Spring 8, Carroll County 7

  • Devils storm past Holston

     INDEPENDENCE -- While the rest of the country was busy celebrating Memorial Day, they were celebrating a memorable day in Grayson County.

    The Blue Devils pulled off an incredible comeback, rallying for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and stunning Holston 8-7 Monday in the Region C quarterfinals at B.A. Rhudy Fields.

  • Tide soccer splits in regionals

     Galax’s girls’ soccer team nearly did something it hadn’t done in its history. The boys’ team did something it seems to do every year.

    The Maroon Tide ladies very nearly had a winning streak on their hands while the Tide boys advanced to the semifinals yet again in a pair of Region C quarterfinal matches Tuesday at Galax High School.