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  • Slow finish to a solid start

    HILLSVILLE -- Maybe there’s something to be said for quitting while you’re ahead. Carroll County had a downer of a finish to its first scrimmage of the year, but it didn’t lessen the strides made on the day as a whole in the eyes of Cavalier head coach Tom Hale. “Up to the last two possessions I felt like we had a very solid scrimmage,” said Hale after his

  • Carroll downed in Dixie

    SKIPPERVILLE, Ala. -- Carroll County certainly hoped for better. The team had played better in reaching the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, and the Cavaliers expected better things once getting to southern Alabama.

    The most important thing that was better, though, was the level of baseball being played.

    The first team to represent Carroll County in a Dixie World Series in more than 20 years, Carroll County was eliminated after suffering losses Saturday and Sunday at G.W. Long High School, falling to Collierville, Tenn., 9-1 and then Duplin County, N.C. 11-1.

  • Carroll ousted in Alabama

     SKIPPERVILLE, Ala. – Tennessee used a quick start and North Carolina rode a strong finish to wins over Carroll County as the Virginia state champions were eliminated in two games from the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series this weekend at G.W. Long High School.

    In Saturday’s tournament opener, Collierville, Tennessee batted around in the first inning, jumping to a four-run lead en route to a 9-1 victory.

  • Carroll edges closer to W.S....

     SOUTH BOSTON -- Anyone with a kid, grandson, nephew, neighbor or good buddy on Carroll County’s 15-16s baseball team may want to start Googling Ozark, Alabama. As of Monday night, the team was that close to finding out about the town first-hand.

    Carroll County edged Halifax County 1-0 in eight innings Monday to come within one game of winning the Dixie Pre-Majors state championship and earning a trip to that age group’s World Series, a 12-team tournament set to begin July 25 in Ozark, located about 75 miles south of Montgomery, Ala.

  • Area Dixie teams state-bound

     Carroll County and Galax will send a total of six youth baseball teams to their respective state tournaments after district tournament action wrapped up last Wednesday night.

    Carroll County took two games from Floyd County on Wednesday to win the Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) District 5 championship, joining Carroll County American AAA (8-10-year-olds), Galax and Carroll County O Zone Majors (11-12s), Carroll County Junior Boys (13s), Carroll County Boys (14s) and Carroll County Pre-Majors (15-16s) as teams destined for state tournaments.

  • Hole-in-one, eagle recorded

     Trish Golding of Galax recorded a hole-in-one recently at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd.

    Golding aced the par-3 15th hole on July 7, using a 7-iron. Her playing partners that day were Jodee Jeans, Ann Frazier and Joan Strauss.

    A day earlier, 67-year-old Bobby Simpson recorded an eagle on the par-4 5th hole at Galax Municipal Golf Course, possibly the most difficult hole on the course. Simpson was playing with Holbert Mays and Terry Brown.

  • BRCC hosts Blue Ridge League

     The Blue Ridge League made its stop at Blue Ridge Country Club on May 30, the fifth event in the seven-club summer tour.

    Ladies teams from seven Southwest Virginia golf clubs take turns hosting one event each, including Blue Ridge, Blacksburg, Giles, Great Oaks (Floyd), Thorn Springs (Pulaski), The River Course (Radford) and Wytheville.

  • 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.