Today's Sports

  • MED season comes to a close......

    INDEPENDENCE -- Two district tournaments were crammed into one day to make room for this? In the final games of the Mountainee^Empire District regular season Thursday, Grayson County whi

  • Maroonee^Tide breezes into...

    Galax tuned up for its challenge against higher-seeded opposition in the Mountain Empire District varsity girls’ basketball tournament by cruising to a relatively easy 75-37 triumph over rival Grayson County Friday night.  A balanced attack for the Mar

  • Willard, Lamb reach state for...

    CHRISTIANSBURG -- Jordan Lamb and Aaron Willard of Carroll County advanced to the Group AA state tournament after placing in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Region IV tournament Saturday. Willard took third place in the 160-pound class, defeating Tanner Howell of Graham 9-7 in the consolation finals.

  • Tide takes second in region

    BUENA VISTA -- Glenvar came on strong in the championship finals and overtook Galax in the team standings to claim the Region C wrestling championship Saturday at Parry McCluer High School. The Maroon Tide led 98.5-81 after conclusion of the early rounds on Friday and still held a slim advantage entering the championship round on Saturday, but the Highlanders sent eight wrestlers to the finals to Galax’s four and won five individual championships to

  • Carroll boys ousted in SWD, Wave...

    RICHLANDS -- Carroll County pulled to within two points late in the third quarter, but Richlands pulled away and notched a 65-52 win in the Southwest District tournament quarterfinals Tuesday at Richlands Middle School. Blake Tatum’s 3-pointer staked the Blue Tornado (15-3) to a 40-31 lead but Carroll County (2-18) answered with a 7-0 run and closed to 40-38.

  • Galax sweeps JV titles

    If they’re not careful, first-year Galax JV basketball coaches Mark Dixon and Beth Walker may start to think it’s supposed to be this way every year. Though their teams took different routes to get there, the two rookie Tide coaches and their respective clubs put together a couple of remarkable seasons, capped by district tournament championships Saturday at Narrows High School.

  • Devils back on top of MED

    NARROWS -- As the biting wind and the snow flurries whipping around outside the Narrows gym once again made everyone feel like they had fallen asleep and awakened in North Dakota, Grayson County did only what came natural.

  • Fear not, MED, all is well

    You may have been surprised to learn recently about Graham’s plan to exit the Southwest District and join the single-A ranks as a member of the Mountain Empire District, beginning in the fall of 2011. You may have been dismayed, or you may have been happy, especially you Carroll County fans who will no longer have to go to Grundy, which is also dropping to Group A status in ‘11.

  • Cavs close again in 69-62 loss

    HILLSVILLE -- Should it ever field a hand grenade-throwing team or get into competitive horseshoes, Carroll County would be up there with the best of them. The Cavaliers have shown nearly all year that they can come close.

  • Cavs wrap up SWD title

     HILLSVILLE -- Due to traffic congestion on I-77, Grundy arrived 30 minutes late for its Southwest District game at Carroll County. The Cavaliers got it over with early just the same.