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Today's Sports

  • Cox, Galax blow away MED

    No matter how blustery it got Monday at Blue Ridge Country Club -- and it got plenty blustery, indeed -- it’s a safe bet that any kid playing golf for Galax High School has been on that course a number of times with conditions a lot worse. Course familiarity, plus the fact that year-in and year-out the Maroon Tide simply has a group of unflappable golfers on its roster, helped Galax claim its ninth straight Mountain Empire District tournament champio

  • The end is near for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- Radford is Radford. Always has been, most likely always will. Good athletes and a proud tradition can make for a pretty stout football program, even if its current record is 1-3, as the Bobcats are when they host Grayson County tonight in a nondistrict game at Norman Lineburg Field. “Fast,” Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson said. “They’re probably the most athletic team we’ve seen.

  • BRCC ladies hold Solheim Cup...

     A Solheim Tournament was held recently by the Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club, with team captains drawing players names to form a ‘European’ team and an ‘American’ team.

  • Maroon Tide Invitational draws...

    HILLSVILLE -- The 16th running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew the largest field in the history of the event as 20 teams and more than 320 runners in six divisions toed the line Wednesday at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Some paving work done on the wooded trail portion of the grounds brought about minor changes to the 3.1-mile course.

  • Cavs defend homecoming with 25-6...

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County flexed its muscles down the stretch en route to a 25-6 nondistrict victory at Tommy Thompson Field Friday night over neighboring Grayson County. The Cavaliers (3-2) moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season, while the Blue Devils (0-5) extended their losing streak to 15 -- one that dates back to the 2007 playoffs. Carroll took the lead early

  • Galax picks up first win

    NEW CASTLE -- As far as Region C goes, there aren’t many places Galax can travel that would be a longer road trip than a journey to scenic Craig County.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavaliers stay hot

    BLAND -- Galax pushed its district volleyball record to 4-0 Thursday night, taking a 25-16, 25-21, 25-11 win  over Bland County in a Mountain Empire District match. The Maroon Tide (11-3 overall) got a strong all-around game from Bailey Shumate, who finished with nine kills, 15 serving points, four aces and 14 digs. Allison White had 13 kills and two blocks, and Jenna White put up

  • Racers dodge raindrops in second...

     ELK CREEK -- Rain was the main event Friday night at Elk Creek Dragway, and with more than two inches per hour falling at the track, the night’s action was washed out. Saturday turned into a race around the raindrops event, and the fans that braved the weather saw a great show.

  • Cavalier cheerleaders bring home...

    BOONE, N.C.

  • Tide runners sweep Marion meet

     MARION -- Galax swept the boys’ and the girls’ individual championships at the Walker’s Run cross country meet, a 3-mile race held Saturday at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion.