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Today's Sports

  • Maroon Tide takes high hopes to...

     Preparing to face a single wing offense is no easy thing to in and of itself. Doing so in Week 1 makes the task just that much more challenging. Add to that the fact that Northwood’s offensive backfield is full of experience, and it gives Galax head coach Jared Van Acker cause for concern.

  • Cavs face new-look Bengals

     HILLSVILLE -- It’s difficult to come up with the right word to describe what graduation did to the Bassett football roster after last season.

    ‘Gutted’ comes to mind. ‘Decimated’ works. ‘Annihi-lated,’  ‘devastated’ and ‘ravaged’ will fit, too.

  • Carroll bumps Tide in opener

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County got win No. 1 for the year and forced Galax to wait at least a couple of days to reach a magic number as the Cavaliers opened the 2009 volleyball season with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 nondistrict win Monday.

  • Abingdon takes SWD win at OMGC

     LAUREL FORK -- Olde Mill Golf Course, Carroll County’s home course for a Southwest District match Tuesday, is undergoing an ambitious expansion project, the scars of which are quite extensive along the 6,185-yard track. Considerable trenching work for irrigation on the fairways and a complete restructuring of a couple of holes produced plenty of obstacles.

  • Maroon Tide volleyball team...

    Though Galax must replace a couple of key components to what was a whisker away from being a championship team, the Maroon Tide should have plenty to look forward to as it begins the 2009 volleyball season tonight at Carroll County. Though it will be difficult to replace MED player of the year Jamie Cockerham, she of the 333 kills, 60 aces and 146 digs, the Maroon Tide has the components in place to produce another winning season, which has become the norm

  • Cavaliers escape Galax 9-0

    Zack Surratt broke free on a 65-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter for the only offensive score of the night as Carroll County squeaked out a 9-0 win over Galax in the two teams’ annual benefit game Friday night. Leading 2-0 after three quarters, Carroll County got some breathing room on the one-play drive after a 15-play Galax series stalled, resulting in a punt to the Cavalier 35.

  • Brown named pre-season all-...

     CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Following a historic season last fall, DeRon Brown was selected to the d3football.com 2009 Preseason All-America first team. The senior running back was the lone representative from the 16-team New England Football Conference (NEFC) to earn this honor and was MIT’s 10th overall pick and first since 1998.

  • Cavs solid but without star power

     HILLSVILLE -- Generally speaking, losing just two kids off a team that finished 23-1 a year ago would translate in to some pretty high hopes for the coming season.

  • Galax golfers continue to roll

     An incredibly busy week had no ill affect on the defending Group A state golf champions as Galax won two tournaments and opened district play with a win in action last week.

  • Tech-nicolor Tide takes field

     The guys wearing the Virginia Tech colors of Chicago maroon and burnt orange have pretty high hopes for the 2009 football season.