Today's Sports

  • A win-win situation

    Life is full of choices. DeRon Brown has had his share of choices, and so far, it all seems to have worked out pretty well for the former Grayson County multi-sport athlete. As a high school runningback drawing interest from bigger programs such as Davidson, Cornell, Princeton and Pennsylvania, Brown instead decided to play for one of Division III’s less stellar programs, wisely

  • Carroll girls open season with...

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County pulled away in the final three quarters and notched an impressive 71-49 win over Patrick County in a nondistrict game Wednesday. It was the season opener for both schools. Carroll County, ranked No.

  • Seasoned Devils should contend

     INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County boys’ basketball coach Lucas Austin isn’t one to make excuses. It’s a good thing, because a really good one is no longer viable.

  • Cavaliers 2-0 after 52-38 win

    Carroll County commanded the first and third periods and fought off a determined Galax effort to take a 52-38 nondistrict win Friday. The Maroon Tide (0-2) never led after hitting the game’s first field goal, but Galax refused to be put away and trailed by just eight points, 43-35, with 3:54 to play thanks to two jumpshots and a layup on three trips down the floor by Taylor Bryant.

  • Galax pulls away from Cavs

    Galax built a 20-point lead in the third quarter, saw most of it disappear by the fourth, then gradually pulled away down the stretch, taking a 73-59 nondistrict win Friday night over Carroll County. The Cavaliers (0-2) were on the ropes and in danger of being run out of the gym early in the second half as the Maroon Tide (2-0) opened the third quarter on a tear.

  • Devils drop opener at buzzer

     INDEPENDENCE -- Joshua Jones hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left Wednesday night, and Oak Hill Academy’s Red team swiped an opening-night win from Grayson County, 61-60.

  • Carroll boys continue to build

     HILLSVILLE -- A four-win season could pretty much be described as bottoming out. But one must first find bedrock before laying a foundation.

  • Cavs hope to take next step

    HILLSVILLE -- If the more things change the more they stay the same, then what happens when not much changes?

  • Tide boys have holes to fill

     Galax boys’ basketball coach Verl Brown seen had his share of hospital rooms, been in the company of his share of physicians and gulped his share of medications in the months since the Maroon Tide won the Region C Division 1 basketball championship.

  • Galax continues to rise

    It wasn’t that long ago that talking about Galax girls’ basketball wasn’t exactly a fun thing to do.