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Today's Sports

  • Galax makes itself at home in...

     BLUEFIELD -- Some “new blood” infused into the prestigious Coppinger tournament will continue coursing into the second round, while a team of tourney “blue-bloods” had only a five-inning stay. 

  • Fort ruins Devils MED opener

     INDEPENDENCE -- Munching away at what had been a huge deficit, Grayson County didn’t soon found out it was all-you-can-eat night at GNB Park.

  • Boone bowls 300 at Blue Ridge

    Keeping score in bowling can be a daunting task for many.

  • Tide, Devils ride big innings to...

    Galax and Grayson County each used late-inning outbursts and took advantage of shaky defense to post runaway wins on the baseball field Friday afternoon. At Felts Park, the Maroon Tide (5-2) scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and shelled Bland County 14-0 in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools. Galax led 5-0 before busting loose in the fourth, with eig

  • Tide busts loose for first win

    The slow fuse that had been smoldering through Galax’s 0-4 start finally reached the powder keg marked ‘W’ on Friday.

  • Maroon Tide opens MED track...

    Galax swept the first full Mountain Empire District track and field meet of the year, taking both the boys’ and girls’ team victories Wednesday at Galax High School. With four MED teams plus Carroll County competing, the Maroon Tide boys breezed to their team win with 158 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Carroll County’s 74 points.

  • Crigger, Grayson County hold off...

    INDEPENDENCE -- Both Carroll County and Grayson County sent seven batters to the plate in an eventful first inning of their nondistrict game Wednesday at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Carroll Co. rally falls short

    ABINGDON -- Making the most of its five base hits, Abingdon used a big second inning to jump out to a sizeable early lead, then held off a late Carroll County rally to squeak out a 7-6 win in a Southwest District game Tuesday night at Falcon Park. “You’ve got to throw strikes to win ballgames,” said Carroll County coach Joe Tompkins, whose Cavaliers fell to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the SWD.

  • Blue Ridge Tour registration...

    Registration is now underway for the 2010 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.  The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the  Rules” clinic in which the player receives on course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season-ending two-day tournament.  Tournament sites include The Greenbrier Resort (White

  • Ward’s career set to...

     Tyler Ward’s dream is to be a commercial pilot for an international shipping company. In the mean time, he’ll be carrying the freight on the football field a few more years.