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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cavaliers blank Cougars 2-0

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County put together its second strong outing in as many days Thursday, blanking Pulaski County 2-0 in a nondistrict softball game. The Cavaliers had bumped off Abingdon on a Rebecca Thomas no-hitter on Wednesday, a day before Thomas whiffed 17 Cougars in the complete-game two-hitter.

  • Devils win middle school tourney

    PULASKI -- The Grayson County Middle School baseball team won the Pulaski Middle School Invitational tournament, defeating the host Cougars 12-4 last Saturday at Calfee Park. The annual tournament is a fundraiser for Pulaski’s grade 6-8 baseball program.  Grayson had finished second in last year’s tournament and was looking for another chance at the championship. Satur

  • Blue Devils edge Cavaliers on...

     INDEPENDENCE –– Jared Sells tossed a complete-game one-hitter Wednesday as Grayson County blanked Carroll County 3-0 in a nondistrict baseball game at the GNB Baseball Complex.

    Sells struck out six and walked two as the Blue Devils (3-3) recorded their second straight shutout, allowing three hits in their past 14 innings.

    Grayson County took the lead for good in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Cody Underwood.

  • Galax rides 23-run inning to...

     BASTIAN –– It was your garden variety, run of the mill come-from-behind 28-run victory.

    Trailing 8-7 after two innings, Galax exploded for 23 runs in the top of the third, racing past Bland County 36-8 in a Mountain Empire District game at Dillow Memorial Field.

  • McCraw to wrestle for Hokies

     HILLSVILLE –– Drew McCraw had an inkling, way back before he even entered the first grade, that he would some day be an athlete at a big-time college. A lot of 5-year-olds have that feeling. But McCraw’s was accurate.

    One of the most successful wrestlers in the history of Carroll County High School, McCraw announced last week that he would take his talents to Virginia Tech this fall to wrestle for the Hokies.

    “Since I started sports in kindergarten I wanted to be a Division I athlete,” said McCraw, “and I finally am.”

  • Fort spoils Tide’s MED...

     Fort Chiswell and Galax both entered the Mountain Empire District portion of their schedules hoping to have a say in the final district standings. After Wednesday, both will have to do so the hard way.

    The Pioneers, who opened district play with a 1-0 loss to Grayson County last week, left the Maroon Tide in an early hole after taking an 11-1 win in blustery Felts Park.

  • Abingdon rallies past Cavs

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County missed a golden opportunity to knock off Southwest District frontrunner Abingdon on Friday, falling to the Falcons 4-3 at Bill Worrell Field.

    The Cavaliers (5-3 overall, 2-1 district) jumped on Abingdon and starting lefthander Nathan Hagy for three runs in the first inning, but missed out on a series of chances to build on the lead as the Falcons (6-1, 3-0) gradually chipped away, eventually tying the game with two runs in the top of the fifth.

  • Young Devils take big stride

     MAX MEADOWS -- 2009 is supposed to be the year. Thursday was not the day.