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Today's Sports

  • Huffman wins Elk Creek Nostalgia...

    ELK CREEK -- The Labor Day weekend excitement got underway last Saturday with more than 190 racers filling the pits at Elk Creek Dragway, including 30 of the wildest Nostalgia racers on the East Coast. In the final round of eliminations for the Nostalgia class, Ronnie Huffman of Roanoke steered his 1957 Chevy to the win, topping Preston Prater of Goode, behind the wheel of a 1932 Ford.

  • Maroon Tide wins third straight

     Galax ran its win streak to three matches and in the process opened Mountain Empire District play in strong fashion, knocking off defending district champion Fort Chiswell 25-18, 25-17, 25-7 in an MED match Thursday in Galax.

  • Rural Retreat survives Grayson

    RURAL RETREAT -- How do you turn the ball over seven times and still win a football game?  That’s the question the Grayson County Blue Devils were asking themselves last Friday night after losing to Rural Retreat 14-6 in a nondistrict game.  It was truly a battle of miscues for both teams.

  • EastMont overpowers Tide

    Galax was overmatched by a powerful Eastern Montgomery Friday night en route to a 41-6 thumping of the Maroon Tide in its first home game of the season. The Tide (0-3) fell behind early and its secondary was no match for the Mustangs’ dynamic quarterback Shawn Christian, a 6-foot-3 160-pound junior who racked up 218 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Galax entered the ga

  • Demons earn 23-7 win

    HILLSVILLE -- The 69-yard touchdown run by fullback Greg Lee was certainly a welcome sight to a Christiansburg team that led Carroll County by just three points in the fourth quarter Friday night.

  • BRCC ladies hold invitational

    The ladies of Blue Ridge Country Club held their annual invitational tournament Aug.

  • Devils, Indians taking to the air

    INDEPENDENCE -- For the second year in a row, Grayson County and Rural Retreat will meet with each team in search of its first win of the season as the Blue Devils travel to Rural Retreat Community Stadium tonight for a nondistrict game. What is normally a battle between district title contenders has lost its luster the last couple years as the inevitable downward trend of the ‘cycle’ found its way to these two proud programs.

  • Mustangs offer new challenge

    As the crow flies, it’s not very far from old Shawsville High School to its replacement, the fairly new Eastern Montgomery High.

  • Cavs, Blue Demons renew rivalry

    HILLSVILLE -- It’s quite easy to imagine Carroll County as a 2-0 football team right now. Take away a few fundamental mistakes in its season opener at Bassett and the Cavaliers could easily have reversed a 21-20 setback. It’s just as easy to imagine them limping into their first home game as an 0-2 club.

  • Galax looking for a rebound

    Galax entered the 2009 football season with expectations higher than they have been in a while. It took one trip to Saltville to realize that expectations plus five cents will get you a nickel. “It was a rude awakening,” said Maroon Tide coach Jared Van Acker.