Today's Sports

  • Tide’s bid to repeat...

    MIDLOTHIAN -- Galax put forth great effort in trying to defend its 2008 Group A golf championship but fell just short at Independence Golf Club on Tuesday. The Maroon Tide shot a second-round 313 to put the pressure on Giles, but the Spartans held on for their first team championship since 2002 with a score of 622, followed by Galax (636) in second and Chatham (643) in third. Radford H

  • Key stretch for Galax

     Now and then, a school will purposely schedule a key game for homecoming week in hopes of having a little added motivation. Normally, though, homecoming games are scheduled against the downtrodden, the 0-fers, the patsies. Other than an expected win, the opponent often has little to offer as far as the big picture is concerned.

  • It’s now or never for...

    Welcome to the 2009 playoffs, Galax. Your first-round opponent is Covington. Galax entered the season with every expectation of cruising into the playoffs and giving frontrunners EastMont, Holston and Bath County a run for their money in the Region C Division 1 title chase. The Maroon Tide just didn’t expect the playoffs to begin in October.

  • Fort Chiswell rolls past Tide

    Galax remained winless in the Mountain Empire District after another tough loss at home Friday night, falling to Fort Chiswell 31-8. The game began promising for Galax (1-6 overall, 0-2 MED), after the Maroon Tide put up eight quick points on its opening drive. Galax’s offense netted a loss of 1 yard on its first two plays before quarterback Terrance Mazon found Deion George on a

  • Cavs squeak past Marion 14-13

    MARION -- Upon delivering the Marion homecoming court to the Carroll County side of Hurricane Stadium, a stretch limousine stood mired in the muck in front of the Cavalier bench until a small gang of Carroll students climbed in the back for ballast and another one crawled in behind the wheel.

  • Back-to-back titles for Bell

     RADFORD -- Brent Bell of Galax claimed his second straight class championship at Motor Mile Speedway with a pair of top-two finishes in the season-ending Adams Construction 150 on Sept. 12.

  • Cavs face surprisingly-good...

    HILLSVILLE -- Those planning on making the trip to Marion for Carroll County’s Southwest District matchup with the Scarlet Hurricane on Friday may want to make sure they get there on time. This one may be over in a hurry. Not that anybody is expecting a blowout. On the contrary, these two teams appear very evenly-matched, much more so than anyone may have expected at the beginning of the season.

  • Cavaliers battle past Galax

    Some foggy patches obscured vision Monday night for travelers heading from Hillsville to Galax.

  • Maroon Tide girls pick up XC win

    RINER -- Galax’s girls’ cross country team put together its strongest showing of the season Wednesday, winning the Auburn Invitational at Auburn High School.

  • Tide sweeps ‘08 nemesis

    MAX MEADOWS -- It’s hard to erase the memory of looking into the other side of the court and seeing another team celebrates a championship. Thursday night may at least make those memories a little less vivid for Galax. The Maroon Tide completed a season sweep Thursday night of Fort Chiswell, the team that had defeated Galax in five games a year ago to win both the Mountain Empire District tournament and a playoff for the season championship.