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Today's Sports

  • Cavaliers open playoffs at home...

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County will host a playoff game for the first time since 1997 and for just the second time in school history when the Cavaliers welcome Magna Vista for a Region IV Division 4 first-round game tonight at Tommy Thompson Field. Once a mainstay in the postseason, Magna Vista (6-4) is making its first playoff appearance in three years after posting back-to-back 0-10 seasons

  • Cavs add another volleyball...

    HILLSVILLE -- After absorbing some serious hits due to graduation after last season, some wondered how much Carroll County volleyball might tail off this year. They have their answer: one whole game. The Cavaliers, who entered the most recent Region IV tournament with a 22-0 record, will take a 21-1 mark into the regionals after breezing to the Southwest District tournament championshi

  • Pioneers end title drought

     INDEPENDENCE -- All things considered, Grayson County can take it as a positive step just to have been playing for a district title Friday night. But Fort Chiswell left no doubt who the best team in the Mountain Empire is.

  • Maroon Tide finishes strong

     GALAX -- The weather may have been clear, but there was a storm brewing in Galax Friday night as the Maroon Tide ended the 2009 season with a bang.

  • Area runners headed to state

     DALEVILLE -- Galax and Grayson County will both be well-represented at the Group A cross country championships after posting strong finishes at the Region C meet last Wednesday at Greenfield Recreation Park.

  • Cavaliers fall flat at Graham

     BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- It wasn’t very difficult to spot the team trying to keep its season alive.

  • Tide, Bears seek good finish

    Galax and Bland County aren’t particularly huge rivals on the football field.

  • RipTide travels to USA Swim meet

    The Galax Rip Tide went to its first USA swim meet of the 2009-10 season on Oct. 24-25 at the Gator Halloween Classic in Roanoke, hosted by the Virginia Gators Swim Team.  In the morning session on Saturday, Savanna Lumpkin started things off right in the 100-meter individual medley by earning her first-ever B motivational time for USA Swimming for girls 10-under in the girls’ 9-year-old division.

  • Galax picks up first MED win

     BASTIAN -- Galax sophomore Jordan Vaughan carried 25 times for 185 yards and Galax used a quick start to roll past Bland County 20-6 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

  • Tide boys, Devil girls win MED

    HILLSVILLE -- For the 19th time in its 21 years of existence, Galax won the Mountain Empire District boys’ cross country championship, placing four runners among the top five on a bright sunny day Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center. The title was the third straight for the Maroon Tide, which was led by individual champion Travis Cockerham, who posted a winning time of 18 minutes, two seconds to outrun Grayson County’s Jimmy Oli