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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Galax gives Bland a scare, falls...

    BLAND –– It was supposed to be Laurel Hankins’ big night. It was very nearly Galax’s big surprise party.

    The Maroon Tide gave league-leading Bland County all it could handle for more than three quarters before the Bears pulled away down the stretch and survived with a 47-39 Mountain Empire District win Friday night.

  • Blue Devils back to .500 in MED

    NARROWS – Grayson County picked up a pair of key Mountain Empire District wins and surged into second place in the standings with a 58-53 win over Narrows Friday.

    The Blue Devils pulled away by hitting 12 of 15 foul shots in the fourth quarter.

    Eric Harvey lad all scorers with 25 points for Grayson County (11-6 overall, 2-2 district) and Bubba Bowen chipped in 10.

    Corey Lowe led three Green Wave scorers in double figures with 15 points.

    Grayson County 12 17 10 19––58

    Narrows 9 16 13 15––53