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Today's Sports

  • Tide gets defensive in 55-19 win

    The best thing about good defense is that it never experiences a shooting slump.

    Though Galax struggled offensively, its pressure defense completely stymied Holston until a few Maroon Tide shots began to fall, allowing Galax to run away with a 55-19 win over the Cavaliers in a nondistrict game Monday.

    “We were doing what we wanted to do. We were playing good defense, we were creating turnovers and getting steals, we just weren’t laying it in the basket,” said Galax coach Jamie Dotson. “We weren’t in rhythm on offense at all.”

  • Carroll County wrestlers go 3-2...

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County finished with three wins and two losses in the Cave Spring duals wrestling tournament, held last weekend at Cave Spring High School.

    The Cavaliers opened the event with a pair of wins, topping Covington 42-30 and William Fleming 48-28, before dropping decisions to Salem (36-33) and Cave Spring (55-12).

    The Cavaliers wrapped up the tournament with a 55-22 defeat of Franklin County.

  • Brown caps stellar season with...

    WORCESTER, Mass. – After putting together the best individual rushing performance in the history of Massachusetts Institute of Technology football, DeRon Brown was rewarded by the New England Football Conference with the Boyd Division offensive player of the year award at the NEFC’s annual postseason meeting recently.

  • Lanning named Southwest&...

    HILLSVILLE –– James Lanning made a big impact on each game by making lots of big impacts in each game.

    With his ability to find his way to the football and make the play once he got there, Lanning left his mark on the Southwest District and earned the league’s defensive player of the year award in all-district voting, which was released last week.

    A 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior, Lanning was one of the leading tacklers in Southwest Virginia, finishing the season with 83 unassisted tackles and 32 assists. He also had nine tackles for loss during the season.

  • VHSL PLAYOFFS

    VHSL STATE

    FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

    GROUP AAA DIVISION 6

    Semifinals

    Osbourn 47, Varina 28

    Oscar Smith 10, Oakton 7

    Championship Saturday

    Oscar Smith 54, Osbourn 24

    GROUP AAA DIVISION 5

    Semifinals

    Dinwiddie 42, Liberty-Bealeton 21

    Phoebus 38, Stone Bridge 8

    Championship Saturday

    Phoebus 37, Dinwiddie 13

  • Bobcats rally past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Radford rallied from a 10-point deficit into a four-point lead in a little more than a quarter of play and ruined Carroll County’s season opener, taking a 64-55 nondistrict win in a girls’ game Friday night.

    The Cavaliers took advantage of Radford’s zone defense to build a 28-18 lead just before halftime, but the Bobcats (3-0) were anything but passive to start the second half, coming out in a full-court trap and pressing their way back into the game.

  • Tide rolls by Titans; Devils...

    In a rematch of last year’s Group Aee^Division 1 state quarterfinal, Galax bounced back from a slow start to knock off Twinee^Springs 55-39 Friday in a nondistrict game in Galax.

    The Titans, playing their season opener, jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter before the Maroonee^Tide (2-0) rallied into a 24-23 halftime lead.

    Galax took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter and held Twinee^Springs to two points in the final eight minutes.

  • Galax rips Holston in opener

    DAMASCUS –– Galax opened its girls’ basketball season with a bang, bolting to a 19-point halftime lead and crushing Holston 71-32 in a nondistrict game Monday night.

    All 11 players scored for the Maroon Tide, which had assists on 27 of its 32 field goals and committed only 12 turnovers.

    Jamie Webb had six points in the second quarter as Galax took a 33-14 halftime lead. Allison White added six points in the third quarter and Bailey Shumate poured in 11 fourth-quarter points to lead all scorers with 15. Shumate also had six assists and four steals.

  • Tide hits ground running

    HILLSVILLE –– Included among the many thoughts racing through the head of Galax coach Verl Brown before the Maroon Tide’s season opener Wednesday night were his belief that his team would be only as good as its senior leadership. Another was the concern over how well his new kids would handle playing their first varsity game on the home floor of one of the Tide’s most heated rivals.

    The seniors more than did their share. As for dealing with the supercharged atmosphere, that lasted all of six minutes and 20 seconds.

  • Grayson boys begin to rebuild

    INDEPENDENCE –– With four returning starters, including the team’s top two scorers, its top two rebounders and its top assist man, Grayson County’s 3-18 record last year will hopefully be what it is now – in the past.