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Today's Sports

  • Cavaliers stay hot at Galax

    Few onlookers, if any, believed Galax was out of it Monday night, trailing Carroll County two sets to none in their nondistrict volleyball rematch. Least of all the Cavaliers themselves, who had seen the Maroon Tide erase such a deficit en route to a five-set Galax win in Hillsville two weeks ago.

    This time around, Carroll County never allowed Galax the chance to swing the momentum.

    Having eked out a close win in set No. 2, the Cavaliers stormed away in the third and took a 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 win on the Tide’s home floor.

  • Colonels pull away from Tide

    Altavista’s homecoming game is still a couple of weeks down the road, but with a roster that lists three gentlemen with Twin County ties, the Colonels’ trip to Galax at least passed for somewhat of a coming-home game.

    Assistant coach Mike Reavis and AHS assistant principal Jason Kilbourne are both Carroll County graduates and Mike Scharnus got his first head coaching job at CCHS. But all that was overshadowed by the fact that Juan Thornhill crowned himself the unofficial king Friday night.

  • Cavaliers handle Buffaloes, 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Coming off a strong showing over the weekend at the John Battle tournament, Carroll County picked up where it left off and took care of Floyd County in three sets Monday night, claiming a 25-19, 25-11, 27-25 win in a nondistrict volleyball match.

    After a 1-2 start to the season, the Cavaliers won the silver division (consolation bracket) at the Battle Bash in Bristol by knocking off Daniel Boone (Tenn.) 25-16, 25-14 and then maintained that momentum against the Buffaloes.

  • Tide grounds out 55-27 win

    Galax ran for more than 300 yards in the first half Friday night en route to a 55-27 non-district win over Eastern Montgomery.

    The Tide (2-1) handed the ball off on 33 of their 35 offensive plays and gashed the Mustang (0-3) defense for 338 yards in the first two quarters alone.

    After taking the opening kickoff, Galax quickly put runningback Steven Peoples back to work. Having missed the last five quarters of action with a concussion, Peoples wasted no time knocking off the rust.

  • Cavaliers fall to Bears, 34-15

    HILLSVILLE –– Trailing by three points early in the second half, Carroll County found itself with a game-changing opportunity by having pushed Mount Airy back into third-and-goal situation, 33 yards away from the end zone.

    But the Bears haven’t averaged 12 wins a season over the past nine years by not having ‘go deep’ available in their goal-line offense.

  • Maroon Tide loses a wild one

    SALEM –– After combining for 957 multi-purpose yards, a dozen touchdowns, 83 points and more momentum swings than could be kept up with, the difference was one misplaced footstep.

    An anticlimactic two-point conversion attempt left a valiant Galax comeback one point short and the Maroon Tide opened its 2013 season with a 42-41 loss Friday to Glenvar at Highlander Stadium.

  • Galax rolls, 44-3

     Galax scored 28 points in the second quarter and rolled over Carroll County 44-3 in the two teams' annual benefit game Saturday night in Galax.

    The Maroon Tide, which opens regular season play Friday at Glenvar, led 13-3 when it scored four touchdowns in the final 8:09 of the first half. Charles Harris got the ball rolling with a 38-yard scoring run and Jonathen Reyna booted one of his five PATs fora 20-3 Galax lead.

  • Britt, McBayer win BRCC...

    Sherrill Britt rolled in a birdie putt on the 17th hole to break a three-way tie for first place and win the annual Member-Member, Member-Guest golf tournament held at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax recently.

    Britt and partner Frank McBayer were tied with two other teams, Brad Chambers-James Williams and Brock Cox-Dustin Thompson,  at 12-under par when he dropped the winning putt. The teams parred the 18th hole to give Britt-McBayer the win at 13-under with rounds of 64-63 and a 127 total.

  • Blue Ridge C.C. ladies hold...

    The Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its annual member-member, member-guest tournament on July 25, with 32 area golfers participating in the Texas scramble format.

    Blue Ridge’s Judy Chambers teamed with Chris Hale of Giles to shoot a 65 and take first place in the championship flight by four strokes over the runner-up team of Jackie Butler (BRCC) and Becky Guynn (Galax).

    In third place was the tandem of Bertha Nunley (Blue Ridge) and Cindy Salyer (Floyd) with a 70, followed by Alice Hill (BRCC) and Diana Nunley (Pulaski) at 73.

  • Winding road takes Leonard to Ky...

    There is no quick and easy way to get from Independence, Va. to Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. The drive there is some 350 miles long and consumes nearly six hours.

    Even if there were a shortcut from here to a place just southwest of Lexington, Ky., Dustin Leonard has taken the roundabout path to play college baseball for the Eagles.