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Today's Sports

  • Galax wins rematch, 1-1

     Galax didn’t exactly beat Radford, but the Maroon Tide certainly left the field in a better mood than the last time the two teams met.

    Galax, which dropped a 4-0 decision to the Bobcats in the Group A state championship game last June, deflected charge after charge by Radford and answered a late goal with one of its own, holding on to salvage a 1-1 draw in a nondistrict match Friday night.

  • Cavaliers roll past Graham, 7-4

    HILLSVILLE -- If not for the fact that it is used as an actual soccer term, ‘shootout’ would have fit nicely in Carroll County’s win Monday over Graham.

    With 11 total goals scored, it is quite suitable nonetheless.

    Goals came early, often and in bunches at Tommy Thompson Field as the Cavaliers rolled past the G-Men 7-4 in a Southwest District match.

    Matt Felts and Lucas Webb combined for five goals and three assists for the Cavaliers.

  • Late surge lifts Galax past...

     Galax scored 15 runs in the span of two innings and thumped Narrows 16-3 in a Mountain Empire District baseball game Friday at Felts Park.

    Galax (8-3 overall, 2-1 district) broke a 1-1 tie by scoring six runs in the third inning, all coming with two outs and the bases empty. Todd Nichols and Travis Cockerham both doubled in the third.

    The first nine Maroon Tide batters to step to the plate all scored in the fourth before Narrows recorded an out. Galax coupled five hits with three Green Wave errors for the rally.

  • Bell wins third straight at MMS

     RADFORD –– The season is only three races old, but so far, Brent Bell is batting a perfect 1.000.

    Bell won his third Street Stock race in three starts on April 18, claiming both ends of the Price’s Body Shop/SCI Roofing Twin 30s at Motor Mile Speedway.

    Bell has put his Camaro on the pole for all three races and has led every lap of all three races at the .416-mile asphalt oval, jumping to an early 16-point lead in the season points standings.

  • Galax picks up first softball win

     Dee Walker slugged Galax into an early lead and the Maroon Tide blew the game open in the sixth inning to pick up its first win of the season, bashing Fort Chiswell 13-2 in a Mountain Empire District game Monday at Mountain View Park.

    Walker’s three-run home run spotted the Maroon Tide (1-7) a 4-1 lead in the third inning.

    Galax led 5-1 when it pushed eight runs across in the bottom of the sixth with six walks and singles by Bailey Shumate, Janisa Lawson and Channing Russell.

  • Cavs drop another tough one

     HILLSVILLE -- Michael Francis knocked in a loose ball in the final minutes Monday night to lift Marion to a 2-1 win in a Southwest District boys’ soccer match at Tommy Thompson Field.

    For the Cavaliers, the feeling of coming up on the short end of a one-goal match is too familiar.

  • Devils battle into driver&...

     INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County’s second one-run win over Fort Chiswell this season didn’t have a lot in common with the first one. Other than one similarity, that is.

    “They were both wars,” said Grayson County coach Mike Worrell after his Blue Devils rallied from four runs down to defeat the Pioneers 7-6 Tuesday at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Grayson survives Tide 6-1

    INDEPENDENCE -- It was only to be expected that Grayson County would face an improved Galax team from the one it throttled in five innings at the beginning of the month. It was a little more improvement than the Blue Devils cared to see. Held hitless and mired in a 1-1 game after four innings, Grayson County finally broke free with five runs in its last two turns at bat, surviving the

  • Thomas, Cavs top Falcons

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County got a seven-inning no-hitter from Rebecca Thomas to top Abingdon 4-1 in a Southwest District softball game Wednesday in Hillsville.

    The Cavaliers (5-5 overall, 4-1 district) took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Thomas doubled and courtesy runner Amber Cannaday scored on Jacqueline Martin’s base hit. Lexi Hodge drove in Martin with a single.

    Abingdon cut the lead in half with an unearned run in the top of the third, but the Cavaliers added two more runs in the fourth on two singles and three walks.

  • Grayson County, Galax pick up...

    BLUEFIELD -- Graham beat Graham.

    Brent Graham’s two-run home run helped lift Grayson County to a 7-3 win in the second round of play Thursday in the Coppinger Invitational at Bowen Field.

    Graham’s homer put the Blue Devils (4-5) in front 4-2 in the fourth inning, and Grayson County built its advantage to 7-2 with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings before giving up a run to the G-Men in the bottom of the sixth.

    Jared Sells pitched the final four innings to pick up the win and Tyler Rutherford had a pair of hits for the Blue Devils.