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Today's Sports

  • Knights ride long ball past Cavs

     ROANOKE -- Cave Spring’s baseball team was in a tight spot Monday against Carroll County.

    How would the Knights find a solution? All they had to do was Mull it over.

    Center fielder Carter Mull’s second home run — a tie-breaking, three-run blast in the sixth inning — proved to be the game-winning hit as Cave Spring edged visiting Carroll County 8-7 in the first round of the Region IV tournament.

  • Lambert, Blue Devils stymie PH...

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored eight runs in the first three innings and held Patrick Henry-Glade Spring in check all afternoon, taking an 8-0 win in the Region IV baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Tide resurgence nets region bid

     INDEPENDENCE -- In their Mountain Empire District softball semifinal game against Bland County, Galax’s players took the field with the initials CB written on their wrists. Hopefully, the ink was of the permanent variety, because the Maroon Tide is going to keep playing for a while.

  • Cavaliers edge Marion 4-3

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County was one mistake away from a beauty of a win. As it was, coming out on the good end of a tight ballgame for once was attractive enough in and of itself.

    Marion got all three of its runs on one swing of the bat, but the Cavaliers held on for a 4-3 win in a tidy 90 minutes Wednesday in the first round of the Southwest District tournament at Bill Worrell Field.

    The win set up a semifinal meeting last night (Thursday) against season champion Tazewell, and also secured the Cavaliers one of the district’s four Region IV tournament spots.

  • Pioneers end Tide’s...

     INDEPENDENCE -- Despite dropping a pair of regular season meetings with Fort Chiswell by a combined margin of 19 runs, Galax knew it was capable of playing on even terms with the Pioneers. That they did, until the final pitch of the game.

    Mark Gallimore’s sacrifice fly plated Hody Viars with the winning run with none out in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday as Fort Chiswell ended Galax’s season with a 4-3 decision in the Mountain Empire District semifinals at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Tide boys second in MED track

     MAX MEADOWS -- Twin County athletes took titles in eight of the 15 girls’ events and in six of the boys’ events at the Mountain Empire District track and field championships, concluded Friday at Fort Chiswell High School.

    Galax and Grayson County placed second and third, respectively, in the boys’ team standings behind team champion Fort Chiswell, which amassed 162.5 points. Galax was second with 146 while Grayson finished with 81.5

  • Tide wins soccer title; Blue...

     MAX MEADOWS –– After three tough matches against Fort Chiswell, including a rare district loss, Galax coasted to a win in the fourth meeting, blasting the Pioneers 9-0 in the Mountain Empire District soccer tournament finals Thursday.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 13-2-2 on the year as Edu Rojas, Ismael Hernandez and Jose Rojas each scored two goals.

  • Tide, Devils wrap up titles

     WYTHEVILLE –– Galax avenged its first district loss in years Thursday, coming from behind to defeat Fort Chiswell 3-1 in a playoff for the Mountain Empire District regular season soccer championship at George Wythe High School.

    The Maroon Tide, which finished the 2008 season as the Group A state runner-up, fell behind early but bounced back with goals from Jorge Mendez, Edu Rojas and Ismael Hernandez to improve to 11-2-2 on the season.

  • Tide girls edge Grayson, force...

     It took a week, but Galax fought its way back into title contention.

    In a girls’ tennis match that was suspended last Thursday, Galax held off Grayson County 5-4 Wednesday afternoon, forcing a three-way playoff for the Mountain Empire District regular season championship.

    Galax played Bland County yesterday (Thursday) in Wytheville, with the winner taking on Grayson County today for the crown.

  • Course record falls in 10K

     Ideal running conditions led to a new course record, while Galax High School’s distance program was well-represented at the New River Trail-Dr. Ed Dannelly III 10K Run, sponsored by the Galax Parks and Recreation Department.

    David Cheromei, a 29-year-old from Marion, trimmed more than two and a half minutes off the existing record, set in 2003, in winning the event by nearly six minutes with a finishing time of 31 minutes, 16 seconds.

    Linda Kidder, 52, improved her finishing position by two spots to take the female overall title with a time of 45:38.