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Today's Sports

  • Quick start lifts Galax

    Galax jumped out to an 11-point lead in the first seven minutes and battled through a game-long shooting slump to roll past Grayson County 47-38 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Saturday night.

    The Maroon Tide (7-10 overall, 2-3 district) managed just a 29-percent effort from the floor (14 of 49), but was aided greatly by an even colder 32 minutes by the Blue Devils, who hit just 8 of 52 from the field (15.4 percent) in falling to 1-19, 0-6.

  • Carroll boys break skid with...

    HILLSVILLE –– Hello, ‘W.’ Good to see you again.

    Carroll County snapped a six-game losing skid when James Lanning scored at the final buzzer, lifting the Cavaliers to a 60-58 Southwest District win Saturday over Grundy.

    Lanning had given Carroll County (3-15 overall, 2-6 district) a 58-56 lead with a stickback before Grundy re-tied the game at 58. A missed Carroll shot went out of bounds to the Cavaliers, who called timeout with 2.5 seconds left to set up the final play.

  • Cavs done in by slow start

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County was held to two first-quarter points for the second game in a row, and a late-game rally couldn’t overcome a 20-point deficit as the Cavaliers fell to Marion 60-50 in a Southwest District game Wednesday night.

    Though Marion (8-6 overall, 4-3 district) didn’t exactly leap out of the blocks – the Scarlet Hurricane didn’t score until nearly three minutes into the game – Brock Hannah hit a pair of 3-pointers as Marion opened the game on a 12-0 run.

  • Court dedication planned to...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Longtime Independence/Grayson County High School coach Thomas Owens will be honored during a special ceremony on Tuesday prior to the Blue Devils’ girls’ basketball game with Fort Chiswell.

    Owens, who has coached boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and baseball at the school for nearly 40 years, will be honored by having the basketball court at Independence Middle School dedicated in his honor, and by being inducted into the GCHS Wall of Fame.

  • Houk adds to postseason honors

    Galax’s Tyler Houk continued to pick up post-season awards from this past fall’s football season, earning all-Timesland, all-Region C and all-Group A honors.

    Houk, a senior quarterback/defensive back/kick returner, was a second-team selection in both all-Group A (Associated Press) and all-Region C as a defensive back. Houk led the Maroon Tide with 88 tackles in 2008, tying for the team lead with two interceptions.

  • Cavs turn Marion inside-out

    HILLSVILLE –– Lindsey Martin and Kaitlan Viars posed quite a problem for Marion on Monday. Should the Scarlet Hurricane choose to guard Viars on the interior, Martin was there to bomb away from long range. Extra attention paid to Martin on the outside left Viars free to do damage from the lane.

    It was quite a Catch-22. And then there was No. 15.

  • Bowman’s title leads...

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Carroll County had four wrestlers place among the top eight and finished an impressive third in the team standings Saturday at the Big Blue Invitational at Christiansburg High School.

  • Blue Devils win third straight

    INDEPENDENCE –– Eric Harvey scored 12 points, including a late 3-pointer, as Grayson County held off Alleghany, N.C., 55-51 in a nondistrict boys’ game Monday.

    The win was the third straight for the Blue Devils (12-6), who travel to Galax for a matchup Saturday between the Mountain Empire District’s top two teams.

    Jake Blizzard added 11 points for Grayson County. Julian McNeil led all scorers with 18 points for the Trojans.

    Alleghany, N.C. 13 10 15 13––51

    Grayson County 18 11 15 11––55

  • Oak Hill to host Meet the Team...

    MOUTH OF WILSON –– Oak Hill Academy, home of the nationally-acclaimed Warriors basketball team, will host a Meet the Gold Team fundraising event on the Oak Hill campus on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.

  • Maroon Tide escapes Bland

    BLAND –– The 3-pointer is a fickle mistress.

    Galax had absolutely fallen in love with the 3-pointer over the past week, knocking down 32 of them in its last three games, but the trey loved Bland County in the early going Friday night and nearly jilted the Maroon Tide, which scraped and clawed its way to a 52-50 Mountain Empire District win at the league’s most inhospitable venue.