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Today's Sports

  • RipTide travels to USA Swim meet

    The Galax Rip Tide went to its first USA swim meet of the 2009-10 season on Oct. 24-25 at the Gator Halloween Classic in Roanoke, hosted by the Virginia Gators Swim Team.  In the morning session on Saturday, Savanna Lumpkin started things off right in the 100-meter individual medley by earning her first-ever B motivational time for USA Swimming for girls 10-under in the girls’ 9-year-old division.

  • Galax picks up first MED win

     BASTIAN -- Galax sophomore Jordan Vaughan carried 25 times for 185 yards and Galax used a quick start to roll past Bland County 20-6 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

  • Tide boys, Devil girls win MED

    HILLSVILLE -- For the 19th time in its 21 years of existence, Galax won the Mountain Empire District boys’ cross country championship, placing four runners among the top five on a bright sunny day Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center. The title was the third straight for the Maroon Tide, which was led by individual champion Travis Cockerham, who posted a winning time of 18 minutes, two seconds to outrun Grayson County’s Jimmy Oli

  • Grayson blasts Green Wave

    INDEPENDENCE -- Three games ago, it seemed as if Grayson County couldn’t buy a win.

  • Richlands rolls after half

    HILLSVILLE -- Finding itself caught up in a close game at halftime is nothing new to Richlands this year.

  • Cheromei breaks 17-year-old mark...

    David Cheromei set a new course record to win the Twin County Regional Healthcare/Galax Autumn Days 5K, presented by the Galax Recreation Department. Cheromei, a 30-yard-old from Marion, covered the 5000-meter course in 14 minutes, 53 seconds, trimming three seconds off of the previous course record, which had stood for 17 years since Merrill Hausenfluck set the standard of 14:56. Cher

  • Break up the Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- Look at it in golf terms: There are guys who are 12-handicappers who go out every week and try to shoot in the 60s.

  • Tide tops Bears, finishes 10-0...

    Galax locked up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship and a spot in the Region C tournament Tuesday, knocking off Bland County 25-11, 25-17, 25-4 in the Maroon Tide’s regular season finale. Galax will host the MED tournament tomorrow (Saturday) with a perfect 10-0 record in district play, 15-4 overall. “This was a big win going into the district tournamen

  • Cavs, Blues, for it all

    HILLSVILLE -- This, folks, is what Friday nights in October were made for. Carroll County and Richlands will decide the Southwest District championship tonight (Friday) when the Blue Tornado (7-1 overall, 4-0 district) faces Carroll County (6-2, 4-0) at Tommy Thompson Field. It will be the fourth time in the past 12 years that the Cavaliers will have played for the SWD’s crown, h

  • Grayson County gets the point

     BASTIAN -- Grayson County picked a pretty opportune time to begin kicking its PATs again.