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Today's Sports

  • Maroon Tide opens MED track...

    Galax swept the first full Mountain Empire District track and field meet of the year, taking both the boys’ and girls’ team victories Wednesday at Galax High School. With four MED teams plus Carroll County competing, the Maroon Tide boys breezed to their team win with 158 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Carroll County’s 74 points.

  • Crigger, Grayson County hold off...

    INDEPENDENCE -- Both Carroll County and Grayson County sent seven batters to the plate in an eventful first inning of their nondistrict game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Carroll Co. rally falls short

    ABINGDON -- Making the most of its five base hits, Abingdon used a big second inning to jump out to a sizeable early lead, then held off a late Carroll County rally to squeak out a 7-6 win in a Southwest District game Tuesday night at Falcon Park. “You’ve got to throw strikes to win ballgames,” said Carroll County coach Joe Tompkins, whose Cavaliers fell to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the SWD.

  • Blue Ridge Tour registration...

    Registration is now underway for the 2010 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.  The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the  Rules” clinic in which the player receives on course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season-ending two-day tournament.  Tournament sites include The Greenbrier Resort (White

  • Ward’s career set to...

     Tyler Ward’s dream is to be a commercial pilot for an international shipping company. In the mean time, he’ll be carrying the freight on the football field a few more years.

  • Cavaliers roll over Buffaloes

    FLOYD -- Garrett Nelson got more mileage out of three pitches than a lot of kids get out of an entire inning. The Carroll County sophomore’s first three offerings Wednesday resulted in two Floyd County base hits and two outs, and the lanky right-hander allowed just two more hits in his three-plus innings of work as the Cavaliers took a 12-1, five-inning nondistrict win over Floyd County.

  • Carroll Olympians invade the...

    Last summer, Detective Chris Brown was organizing the torch run for his fellow officers in the Galax Police Department, and he invited members of the Carroll County Special Olympics track team to run with the law. This past February, Brown and his wife, Kim, came to the Special Olympics Basketball Classic at Carroll County Intermediate School to see those same athletes put on a basketball exhibition.

  • Maroon Tide takes track wins

    HILLSVILLE -- Marleigh Durham and Devae Goins each won three events Wednesday as Galax swept both the boys’ and girls’ team wins in a track meet at Tommy Thompson Field. Durham won the high jump (4’2”), 800 meters (2 minutes, 50.38 seconds) and 400 meters (1:10.91) as the Maroon Tide racked up 73 points as a team.

  • Floyd deals Galax first loss

    FLOYD -- Floyd County brought an end to Galax’s season-opening four-match win streak and remained undefeated itself on the young season with a convincing 5-1 win Monday. Though the Buffaloes (5-0) put five shots on goal to the Maroon Tide’s one in the first half, Galax (4-1) managed to stay within a goal heading into the second half, trailing just 2-1. Maroon Tide keeper Ab

  • Quick start lifts Ashe over...

     INDEPENDENCE -- Getting through the final six and one-half innings Thursday was a breeze, but the first 20 minutes spoiled what was otherwise a tremendous pitchers’ duel.