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Today's Sports

  • Bears oust Tide, 81-42

    BLAND -- When Galax knocked Bland County out of the Mountain Empire District lead two weeks ago, the Maroon Tide made a statement that it was not to be overlooked come region tournament time.

    The Bears certainly got the message.

  • Blue Ridge Tour sets 2009...

    Registration is now underway for the 2009 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. Beginning its 11th season, the schedule includes four golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, a “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments, including a season ending two-day tournament.

  • Galax to face Twin Valley in...

    It still wasn’t certain as of 8:30 Monday evening exactly where Galax would play its Group A Division 1 state quarterfinal game. At least the Maroon Tide knows for whom to prepare.

    Galax will face Twin Valley in one of four first-round games set for Friday and Saturday as the state begins working its way toward its championship week, March 10-14 in Richmond. The Maroon Tide is planning on a Friday meeting with Twin Valley at 7 p.m. at Pulaski County High School.

  • Tournament of Rojas

    SALEM –– Edu Rojas may or may not have known what he was getting into. It may take some time before it sinks in just how much he got out of it.

    In an event that celebrates its champions and potential champions like no other, Rojas overcame the hype, the pomp and a very stout opponent to win the 119-pound Group A state wrestling championship Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Chilhowie ends Grayson's...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County endured one miserable shooting slump just fine. Doing so twice was too much to hope for.

    The Blue Devils were just 3-of-19 from the floor in fading down the stretch, dropping a Region C Division 2 quarterfinal game 61-57 to Chilhowie.

  • Maroon Tide fights past Narrows

    The saying goes, “three times a charm,” unfortunately for Narrows, the third time on the court with Galax produced the exact same result as the previous two trips — a loss.

    Galax (23-2) entered the game Monday night as the No. 1 seed in the Region C Division 1 tournament and highly favored over the eighth-seeded Green Wave of Narrows (4-19).

  • No longer AMPed to be a Junior...

    I’ve been a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan since I joined the NASCAR fandom back in 2002, but I am beginning to think it’s time to move on. Does this have anything to do with the wreck at Daytona, you ask? Absolutely not.

    What it does have to do with is the idea that fans should not only support their driver, but also the sponsors who make them walking billboards. Do you purchase items, equipment and/or food from the sponsor of your favorite driver? If not, you may want to join me in this quest for a new driver.

  • Burris wins district hoop shoot...

    Galax Elks Lodge #2212 will have a representative in the State Elks Hoop Shoot in Charlottesville this weekend.

    Caleb Burris won the 10-11 boys’ division in the Southwest District Hoop Shoot to qualify for the state tournament.

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  • Cavs finish strong to win SWD

    HILLSVILLE –– When Kayla Goins stepped to the foul line with the Southwest District title game knotted at 37 and with 4.3 seconds left on the clock, it would be safe to say that Carroll County was due.

    The Cavaliers had missed 13 of their previous 16 free throws, including the last eight straight, before Goins calmly swished both shots, giving top-seeded Carroll County a 39-37 win over Graham and the tournament championship to go with its season title.