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Today's Sports

  • Fridley, Brown top Dannelly field

    One of the more popular running events among Twin County and regional athletes had a distinctly local flavor at the awards presentation Saturday.

    Runners hailing from Galax filled the top three overall female finishing positions and two of the top three male spots at the New River Trail-Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run, sponsored by the Galax Recreation Department and held on the New River Trail State Park.

  • Dreams of my son

     As parents we all have dreams about our kids’ futures. We hope to pinch ourselves some day, wake up from those dreams and find that our progeny have made themselves into this or that, that they are successful, respected and on their way to doing better than we did. 

  • Tide refocuses to go 13-0

    INDEPENDENCE –– If ever a soccer team needed to burn a timeout to break the momentum of an opponent’s run, it was Galax late in the first half Thursday against Grayson County.

    Of course in soccer there is no such thing as a timeout, so Maroon Tide coach Troy Barkley just left it up to his seniors.

    Having seen a two-goal lead disappear in the span of four minutes, Galax regrouped and scored twice in the final three minutes of the first half and went on to a 5-2 win over the Blue Devils at Bill Strong Field.

  • Houk earns honors at Emory

    Tyler Houk, a Galax High School graduate and the son of Don and Rose Houk, received two awards at the Emory & Henry College awards day convocation on April 14.

    Houk was presented an award for being the Outstanding Senior in Physical Education, and an Exceptional Student Teaching in Physical Education award.

    Houk also played four years of football for Emory & Henry, and will graduate on May 4.

  • Quick start lifts Galax to 3-1...

    With footwork like that, using one’s hands would only gum up the process.

    A fast break goal that would have made Roy Williams proud gave Galax a 2-0 lead nine minutes in and the Maroon Tide held off Graham 3-1 in a critical Mountain Empire District soccer match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Galax upped its overall record to 11-0 with the win and is now 4-0 in district play after clearing the big hurdle provided by the G-Men.

  • Carroll County Special Olympians...

    RADFORD –– Carroll County Special Olympics spent a very windy but sunny Saturday at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium on April 20 for the Annual Area 9 Spring Games. They competed in track and field events against teams from Mount Rogers Wythe IDC, Mount Rogers Twin Co IDC, Carroll House, NRV IDA, Pulaski County, and the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

    Radford City police officers participated in opening ceremonies and CCSO athlete LaRae Hall led everyone in the Special Olympics oath.

  • One-hit wonder Galax wins 4-2

    Sometimes that whole hit it where they ain’t thing can be overrated.

    Galax made the most of a little on Friday, managing four runs on just one hit and riding a solid performance by sophomore lefthander Logan Beamer to a 4-2 Mountain Empire District win over Narrows at Felts Park.

  • Widner wins lifting titles

     DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. –– Sylvatus teenager Cherokee Widner won two national championships and was the runner-up for a third title at the American Powerlifting Association’s RAW national championships.

    At 14 years of age and 133 pounds, Widner was the youngest and lightest competitor and entered the 148-pound lightweight teenager division for full powerlifting, bench press single lift and deadlift single lift.

  • Tide comes to life, tops Bears

    Held hitless and trailing Bland County  5-3 entering the bottom of the third, Galax exploded for seven runs and eventually polished off the Bears in five innings with a 15-5 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

    Bland County led 4-0  after the top of the second inning but Galax used a combination of three walks, two errors and two wild pitches to push three runs across in the bottom half of the inning.

    The Bears tacked on a run in the top of the third but Galax finally timed Bland pitcher Haley Hodock in the home half.

  • Med-Fit team wins Mud Run in...

    GREENVILLE, S.C. –– Med-Fit Systems (Nautilus) sponsored three teams competing in a 3.5-mile Mud Run this past weekend, and one of the three teams brought home a first-place finish in its division.

    “2 Hot Chicks and 2 Ugly Dudes” placed 19th overall and first in the co-ed division of the annual Goodwill Mud Run on April 13-14.

    The team was captained by Med-Fit project manager and former Gazette reporter Ben Bomberger, with teammates Brandon Davis (Med-Fit IT director), Tracy Snow and Kyla Ford.