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Today's Sports

  • Carroll AAU team gets rare treat...

    BLACKSBURG -- The premise goes that if you practice hard, work hard and believe in yourself, some day you may get to play in a really big college gym in front of a whole lot of people. It happened to a bunch of girls from Carroll County a few years sooner than any may have hoped. The Carroll County 11-under AAU girls’ basketball team had the special privilege of being part of the

  • Hill, Nunn ready to travel

    HILLSVILLE -- While many girls in the area are just beginning to thing about what they plan to do after high school, two Carroll County teens are working diligently toward their goals. Autumn Hill, a 15-year-old Carroll County Intermediate freshman, and Jordan Nunn, a 16-year-old sophomore at Carroll County High School, are hoping to use their athletic abilities to further their education and their careers playing the game they love.

  • Another triple-double for Goins...

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County senior Kayla Goins posted a triple-double for the second time in three days as the Cavaliers withstood a challenge by Abingdon, taking a 56-46 win in a Southwest District game Friday. Carroll County (11-3 overall, 5-0 district) was outscored in the middle two quarters by the Falcons (3-8, 1-4) and led just 35-34 entering the fourth quarter before pulling away down the stretch.

  • Cavs hit FTs when needed

    HILLSVILLE -- Once again, Carroll County found itself in the middle of a physical, low-scoring dogfight with Graham.

  • Tide clobbers Pioneers by 24

     Galax roared out of the blocks and took a 19-point halftime lead, thumping Fort Chiswell 81-57 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday in Galax.

  • Narrows starts hot, surprises...

    NARROWS -- Galax fell behind by 16 points after just eight minutes and could never recover, suffering a 71-47 loss to Narrows in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday. The Green Wave (8-3 overall, 2-0 district) raced out to a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and was never threatened the rest of the way. Narrows knocked down a dozen 3-pointers on the night, including six b

  • Pioneers roll past Devils by 37

    INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Chiswell scored the game’s first eight points and never looked back, coasting to a 64-27 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday. Carlytta Hamm scored from underneath to cap an 8-0 Pioneer run to open the game, and Fort Chiswell closed the first quarter with seven straight points, taking a 17-3 lead on Elizabeth Waller’s layup.

  • Big first half lifts Devils, 82-...

    INDEPENDENCE -- The 3-pointer is overrated, anyway. Grayson County drew a blank when it came to the long ball but managed 82 points the old-fashioned way, running past Fort Chiswell 82-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday. The Blue Devils (10-2 overall, 3-0 district) did most of their damage in the first two quarters, jumping out to a 50-27 lead at halftime.

  • Bobbitt, Bryant lead Galax to win

     NEW CASTLE -- Galax found itself in a ballgame at halftime but dominated the second half, rolling to an 80-37 win over Craig County in a nondistrict game Monday.

  • Maroon Tide bounces back

    ROCKY GAP -- Every now and then a game comes along after a contending team has suffered an important, emotional defeat, a game where a lesser opponent can sneak up and steal a win, capitalizing on the inevitable lull that comes immediately following an intense battle and, in effect, turning the emotional loss into two defeats. Monday was not one of those games. Despite a spirited start