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Today's Sports

  • GOING THE DISTANCE: Galax Autumn...

    The annual Autumn Days 5K Run was held at Felts Park in Galax on Oct. 19.

    The event began with a children’s race at 9 a.m., and the main 5K race began at 10 a.m. Contestants of all ages participated in the race that began at Felts Park and took them in a loop that covered a section of U.S. 58. Roads were closed for the runners’ safety until the race was complete.

  • See Steven Run

    UPDATE: In the time since this story was written, the Virginia High School League has recognized Steven Peoples' 502 yards as the official state record, according to a story Wednesday in the Roanoke Times.

    The VHSL's Mike McCall is quoted in the story as saying, "It looks good to me. Five-oh-two is the record."

     

  • Grayson overruns Bland Co.

    BASTIAN –– Grayson County’s first possession may have been a disaster, but the final three quarters were definitely catastrophic for Bland County.

    Grayson County shook off a ragged start and scored three touchdowns in the final 8:10 of the first half, eventually racing away with a 51-12 win in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

    The Blue Devils got back above the .500 mark at 4-3 overall and squared their district record at 1-1. Bland County dropped its 21st straight game, falling to 0-7, 0-2.

  • Pioneers power past Galax

    Common sense would dictate that a third straight defeat and a 2-4 record have put a serious dent in Galax’s playoff chances. Quite the contrary. As Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon told his players following a loss Friday to Fort Chiswell, the playoffs start this week for Galax.

    The Tide may possibly need to win out to make it into the 16-team Region 1A West playoffs after it surrendered an early lead and was kept at arm’s length the rest of the night as Fort Chiswell powered to a 49-28 win in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools.

  • Maroon Tide golfers reach state

    DRAPER –– Close may only count in horseshoes and hand grenades, but a not-too-distant second place can get the job done in high school golf, too.

    Galax didn’t bring home the championship from the inaugural Region 1A West golf tournament Monday at Draper Valley Golf Club, but the Maroon Tide achieved its major objective of advancing as a team to the state tournament after taking the runner-up spot to Holston by 10 strokes. Both teams will take part in the Group 1A tournament Monday and Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

  • Grayson knocks off Generals

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County played the role of the underdog prior to taking on the Lee High Generals last Friday night in their annual homecoming game.

    But when the dust cleared, the Blue Devils had pounded the Generals 42-20 in a nondistrict clash.

    The Blue Devils were impressive on both sides of the ball, the offense moved the ball up and down the field at will and the defense snuffed out several drives by the Generals.

    The Blue Devils scored off the opening kickoff.

  • Pulaski pulls away from Cavs

    DUBLIN –– Trailing 17-3 early in the fourth quarter Friday night, Carroll County received the break it had been looking for all year. Pulaski County then got the break it had needed for all of two plays.

    With a chance to trim the Cougar lead to a touchdown, a handoff exchange at the 2-yard line went awry and resulted in a lost fumble, a 98-yard Pulaski County drive and, eventually, a 24-3 Cougar win in the Cavaliers’ first visit to Kenneth Dobson Stadium since 1983.

  • 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.