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Today's Sports

  • Devil comeback falls short

    SALTVILLE -- The rest of the Region C tournament field had to wait for the semifinals until snowbound Grayson County could get its first-round game out of the way. The Blue Devils found themselves in catch-up mode again on Saturday. James River connected on its first 12 shots from the floor and built a 15-point lead after eight minutes, then held off a late Grayson County rally before

  • Bland guns down Tide 66-41

    WYTHEVILLE -- Through eight minutes of Thursday night’s Region C Division 1 semifinal match the ladies from Galax hung with the top-seeded Lady Bears.

  • Twin titles for Tide

    SALEM -- A little more than 10 years ago, Galax High School hosted a wrestling clinic, introducing to anyone interested in it the new sport that the school was offering.

  • Seven locals earn podium finishes

    SALEM -- Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to send 14 wrestlers to the Group A and AA state tournaments, held concurrently on eight mats at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Tide rolls up sleeves for win

    BUENA VISTA -- Hustle and defense never go through a shooting slump, and they don’t have an off night. They are either there, or they’re not. Both were there for Galax on Tuesday.

  • Galax bounces back, wins by 14

    Galax entered the Region C Division 1 basketball tournament having lost four of its previous eight games. The Maroon Tide played its region opener like it realized .500 teams don’t last very long at this point in the season. Dominating the second and fourth quarters, Galax rolled into tonight’s region semifinals with a thorough 54-37 drubbing Wednesday of Covington.

  • Big start, finish lift Carroll

     HILLSVILLE -- It’s always better to finish strong than to start strong. Of course it never hurts to get off on the right foot, either.

  • Tide girls’ tourney...

    MAX MEADOWS -- Galax outscored season champion Bland County 27-17 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor start and the Maroon Tide was ousted in the MED girls’ semifinals with a 45-39 loss Saturday morning. Galax trailed 13-2 after eight minutes and was down 28-12 at intermission before coming to life. Burgandy Bobbitt led Galax with 11 points, while Ki

  • Pioneers eliminate Galax in...

     MAX MEADOWS -- Fort Chiswell rode a big second quarter to an upset of Galax, eliminating the season runner-up Maroon Tide 79-71 in the Mountain Empire District tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

  • Devils match season title with...

    MAX MEADOWS -- Ten different players scored in double figures as Grayson County won the Mountain Empire District tournament boys’ championship in a high-energy final Saturday. Grayson County (20-3) led by no more than five points at the end of any one quarter, and took a slim 65-63 lead into the fourth.