Today's Sports

  • Quick start lifts Ashe over...

     INDEPENDENCE -- Getting through the final six and one-half innings Thursday was a breeze, but the first 20 minutes spoiled what was otherwise a tremendous pitchers’ duel.

  • Galax pounds Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE -- April of 1993 was the last time Carroll County and Galax had met on the baseball field in varsity competition. The once-heated rivalry was ended following a 29-3 win by the Cavaliers that included 15 walks and eight errors by the Maroon Tide.

  • Kimble, Carroll wallop Graham

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County pitcher Lillie Kimble struck out 14 Graham batters in five innings Tuesday as the Cavaliers opened Southwest District play with a 23-0 pounding of the G-Girls.

  • Galax’s Goins going...

     To reach the top level of collegiate athletics, any athlete must be willing to go the extra mile. Galax High School senior Devae Goins is willing to go 2,200 of them.

  • Tide, Cavs split tight matches

    In its first year of competition, Galax’s girls’ soccer team needed nearly an entire season before notching the first win in program history. Winning has become commonplace for the Tide in year No.

  • Nelson, E&H off to hot start

     EMORY -- Matt Nelson didn’t take his time making a good impression at Emory and Henry College.

  • Galax Municipal events planned

    Galax Municipal Golf Course is planning several events and promotions for the 2010 season. Season pass rates will remain the same as during 2009, and players’ cards are available, where five rounds earns one free round. Mondays are senior days, when senior golfers can play for cart fee only, and twosomes of any age will get a deal on Monday.

  • Gymnasts earn top-10 finishes

    Michaela Sproviero of Galax’s Junior Olympics gymnastics team competed in a USAG Level 4 sectional competition in Chesapeake on Feb.

  • Tide takes another close one...

    FLOYD -- For the second time in two weeks Galax pushed a run across late in the game to take a one-run win over Floyd County, this time edging the Buffaloes 7-6 in a nondistrict game Thursday. The Maroon Tide (2-2) had scratched out a 10-9, eight-inning win in the two teams’ first meeting last week.

  • If this is second-best, I&...

     If Kayla Goins isn’t the best female basketball player in Region IV, then she’s definitely one of the best two. If she isn’t the best player in the Southwest District, and I mean the far-and-away, hands-down, no-debate-required, better-baller-than-99-percent-of-the-boys best, then I’m Tony Kornheiser.