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Today's Sports

  • Brown named pre-season all-...

     CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Following a historic season last fall, DeRon Brown was selected to the d3football.com 2009 Preseason All-America first team. The senior running back was the lone representative from the 16-team New England Football Conference (NEFC) to earn this honor and was MIT’s 10th overall pick and first since 1998.

  • Cavs solid but without star power

     HILLSVILLE -- Generally speaking, losing just two kids off a team that finished 23-1 a year ago would translate in to some pretty high hopes for the coming season.

  • Galax golfers continue to roll

     An incredibly busy week had no ill affect on the defending Group A state golf champions as Galax won two tournaments and opened district play with a win in action last week.

  • Tech-nicolor Tide takes field

     The guys wearing the Virginia Tech colors of Chicago maroon and burnt orange have pretty high hopes for the 2009 football season.

  • 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.