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Today's Sports

  • Maroon Tide drops Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax bounced back from a big second-game deficit and swept the season series with Grayson County 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Tuesday night at Grayson County Middle School.

    “We seemed really fired-up and ready to play,” said Maroon Tide coach Rose Houk after her team improved to 8-6 overall, 3-1 in district play. “This was a really big win for us. We showed a huge improvement in our serving.”

  • Cavs block Falcon comeback

    HILLSVILLE –– As members of Carroll County’s wing-T offense, every player is counted on to block at one time or another. Zack Surratt did his in a little different manner than most.

    Surratt got his hands on two Abingdon kicks, including the batting down of a potential game-tying field goal with 17 seconds left, as the Cavaliers withstood a Falcon rally to survive with a 21-18 homecoming win in a Southwest District game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Schaeffer blisters back nine for...

    DRAPER –– A photographer came upon the threesome that included Galax’s Kyle Schaeffer during the Mountain Empire District golf tournament Monday at Draper Valley Golf Course.

    “Make sure you get some shots of the Schaeffer kid,” said the tournament staffer assigned to the group. “He’s birdied the last two holes.”

    The photographer later moved forward one group, to the threesome that included Galax’s Rob Guynn.

  • Carroll County notches key SWD...

    ABINGDON –– What many expected to be one of Carroll County’s toughest Southwest District volleyball matches turned into a runaway as the Cavaliers rolled past Abingdon 25-15, 25-13, 25-7 Thursday night.

    The win was the 10th straight without a loss for Carroll County, which upped its record to 5-0 in SWD play.

  • Tide boys take third in...

    HILLSVILLE –– Manuel Echeagaray wasn’t able to outrun Radford’s Charles Mogen, but he did outrun every Galax runner. Ever.

    Himself included.

    Echeagaray placed a strong second in the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center, breaking his own school record for a 3.1-mile course with a blistering time of 16 minutes, 18 seconds as the Maroon Tide finished in third place out of a field of 19 teams and 105 individuals.

  • Maroon Tide golfers win three of...

    Galax's golf team put in some miles over the course of last week, playing four matches in four days and coming away with three wins.

    Monday at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd, the Maroon Tide got 39s from Kyle Schaeffer and Scott Alouf to down Floyd County 159-184. Dustin Thompson shot a 40 for Galax, while Brock Cox carded a 41.

    Galax's B team also came away with a win Monday as Matthew Downey's 40 led the Tide to a four-man score of 172. Jacob Woodel (43), Will Crawford (44) and Travis Cockerham (45) also contributed.

  • Tide boys take third in...

    HILLSVILLE -- Manuel Echeagaray wasn't able to outrun Radford's Charles Mogen, but he did outrun every Galax runner. Ever.

    Himself included.

    Echeagaray placed a strong second in the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center, breaking his own school record for a 3.1-mile course with a blistering time of 16 minutes, 18 seconds as the Maroon Tide finished in third place out of a field of 19 teams and 105 individuals.

  • Narrows keeps Blue Devils...
  • Cavaliers rally past Terriers

    HILLSVILLE -- Having just ended a not-so-good first half on a positive note, Carroll County coach Tom Hale told his Cavaliers that if they got after it in the second half, good things would happen. It took about two seconds for that to ring true.

    An impromptu onside kick sparked a 20-point third-quarter scoring binge for the Cavaliers, who roared back from a 20-6 deficit with 29 straight points to knock off William Byrd 35-26 in a nondistrict game Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Patrick County topples Tide

    Wet and soggy conditions couldn't slow down the rushing attack of the Patrick County Cougars as they rumbled over Galax for a 32-6 nondistrict win Friday night.

    The Cougars (4-1) managed 346 yards on 51 carries, including 180 yards from standout senior running back John Harris.

    Harris, who played only a few snaps into the second half, is expected to be playing on Saturdays this time next fall and rolled over the Tide (1-4) on almost every carry.