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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 17th straight title must wait

     PULASKI -- A year of living dangerously finally caught up with Grayson County.

    After winning five district games by a combined six runs, the Blue Devils couldn’t overcome five errors and suffered just its third Mountain Empire District loss in more than a decade, falling to Narrows 9-4 Wednesday night at Calfee Park.

    Grayson County still controlled its own destiny in the MED race but needed a win Thursday at Bland County to secure its 17th consecutive regular season championship.

  • Playing on the big field

     The boy hadn’t broken out the wristband in years. Not since a couple of summers after his grandpa had passed away.

    On one side of the Nike swoosh, he had taken a Sharpie pen and scrawled his grandpa’s initials. On the other side of the swoosh was a 21, the number the elder gentleman had worn when he was a high school baseball coach.

    The handmade memorial showed its age. After all, it had been almost seven years.

  • Thomas, Cavaliers near perfect

     MARION –– Carroll County blew open a tight game with a six-run seventh inning and Rebecca Thomas flirted with perfection as the Cavaliers took an 8-0 win over Marion in a Southwest District softball game Thursday.

    Thomas retired the first 20 batters she faced until Brooke Pennington reached on an error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Thomas still finished with a no-hitter, striking out 14 of the 22 batters she faced.

  • Devils steal another 1-run win

     An atmosphere that Galax hasn’t experienced on a baseball field in a number of years led to a state of affairs Grayson County is becoming all too familiar with.

  • Cavaliers rally from 5-0 deficit...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rallied from five runs down and edged Grayson County 6-5 in a nondistrict baseball game Thursday at Bill Worrell Field.

    Trailing 5-4, the Cavaliers got the tying and go-ahead runs when Jordan Lamb beat out an infield single, Brett Anauo walked and Craig Rosen drove in both runners with a two-out double.

  • Cavaliers rally again, top...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County trailed Richlands 8-2 in the bottom of the fifth before rallying for a dramatic 9-8 win in a Southwest District baseball game Friday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Galax wins rematch, 1-1

     Galax didn’t exactly beat Radford, but the Maroon Tide certainly left the field in a better mood than the last time the two teams met.

    Galax, which dropped a 4-0 decision to the Bobcats in the Group A state championship game last June, deflected charge after charge by Radford and answered a late goal with one of its own, holding on to salvage a 1-1 draw in a nondistrict match Friday night.

  • Cavaliers roll past Graham, 7-4

    HILLSVILLE -- If not for the fact that it is used as an actual soccer term, ‘shootout’ would have fit nicely in Carroll County’s win Monday over Graham.

    With 11 total goals scored, it is quite suitable nonetheless.

    Goals came early, often and in bunches at Tommy Thompson Field as the Cavaliers rolled past the G-Men 7-4 in a Southwest District match.

    Matt Felts and Lucas Webb combined for five goals and three assists for the Cavaliers.