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Today's Sports

  • Carroll Minors ousted; Boys,...

     Carroll County American’s state tournament run ended early, but four other local teams begin their quests for world series berths today and tomorrow as Dixie baseball state tournament action hits high gear.

    In the AAA (9-10s) state tournament in Keysville, Carroll County American got off to a great start before bowing out of the event with an 0-2 record. Carroll County jumped out to an 11-7 lead over Dinwiddie American three innings into the tournament opener, but Dinwiddie broke the game open with a 10-run rally and coasted to a 23-12 win.

  • Alabama-bound

     SOUTH BOSTON –– And you thought it was hot in South Boston.

    For Carroll County folk, an excursion off the mountain to just about anywhere away from the moderate climes of home means a much more muggy destination lay ahead. And while Halifax County might have seemed just a tad sultry, southern Alabama may come across as downright oppressive this time of year.

    A bunch of 15- and 16-year-olds from the county can’t wait to find out for themselves.

  • Carroll County reaches Dixie...

     SOUTH BOSTON –– Carroll County thumped Powhatan 14-3 in six innings Tuesday night to win the Dixie Pre-Majors (15-16s) state championship and earn a spot in the age group's world series, slated to begin next weekend in Ozark, Ala.

  • 18th title something special

     INDEPENDENCE -- Under normal circumstances, a win by Grayson County in the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament championship game doesn’t produce a tremendous amount of exuberance. That happens when a team has won 17 of them in a row. Circumstances surrounding 18th one, a 9-3 win over Fort Chiswell on Thursday, were far from normal.

    With MED baseball staging its most competitive season in years, season champ Grayson County lost a district game for the first time since 2004 and had five district wins by a total of six runs. This title meant more than most.

  • Region tournament schedules,...

    REGION TOURNAMENTS

      REGION IV   BASEBALL May 25

    Abingdon 10, Patrick County 3

    Cave Spring 8, Carroll County 7

  • Devils storm past Holston

     INDEPENDENCE -- While the rest of the country was busy celebrating Memorial Day, they were celebrating a memorable day in Grayson County.

    The Blue Devils pulled off an incredible comeback, rallying for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and stunning Holston 8-7 Monday in the Region C quarterfinals at B.A. Rhudy Fields.

  • Tide soccer splits in regionals

     Galax’s girls’ soccer team nearly did something it hadn’t done in its history. The boys’ team did something it seems to do every year.

    The Maroon Tide ladies very nearly had a winning streak on their hands while the Tide boys advanced to the semifinals yet again in a pair of Region C quarterfinal matches Tuesday at Galax High School.

  • Knights ride long ball past Cavs

     ROANOKE -- Cave Spring’s baseball team was in a tight spot Monday against Carroll County.

    How would the Knights find a solution? All they had to do was Mull it over.

    Center fielder Carter Mull’s second home run — a tie-breaking, three-run blast in the sixth inning — proved to be the game-winning hit as Cave Spring edged visiting Carroll County 8-7 in the first round of the Region IV tournament.

  • Lambert, Blue Devils stymie PH...

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County scored eight runs in the first three innings and held Patrick Henry-Glade Spring in check all afternoon, taking an 8-0 win in the Region IV baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Tide resurgence nets region bid

     INDEPENDENCE -- In their Mountain Empire District softball semifinal game against Bland County, Galax’s players took the field with the initials CB written on their wrists. Hopefully, the ink was of the permanent variety, because the Maroon Tide is going to keep playing for a while.