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Today's Sports

  • Grayson Co. grad engineering...

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –– As a student, DeRon Brown is doing just fine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The kid sure hasn’t forgotten how to play football.

    Brown has enjoyed a stellar first three weeks of the 2008 season at MIT, averaging nearly 200 yards per game and picking up one of New England’s top weekly football honors in the process as the Engineers have gotten off to a 2-1 start.

  • Devils get fresh start in MED...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Thus begins the Mother of All Road Swings.

    Grayson County begins a five-week, four-game tour of Southwest Virginia and the nether regions of Eastern Kentucky tonight when the Blue Devils travel to Giles County to face Narrows at Ragsdale Field in the Mountain Empire District opener for both schools.

  • Cavaliers host surprising...

    HILLSVILLE –– William Byrd has got it all wrong.

    When a team loses 17 starters, most of them three-year starters, it isn’t supposed to be competitive. The Terriers, gutted last year by graduation, weren’t supposed to open the year 2-0. They weren’t supposed to hang within three points of Salem, and they sure as heck weren’t supposed to score 34 points and rack up more than 300 rushing yards against the No. 1 Group AA team in the state, Brookville, as they did in last week’s 49-34 loss to the Bees.

  • Guynn leads Tide to three-win...

    BLUEFIELD –– The Galax High School golf team capped a busy week with its third win in four days, holding off Graham by two strokes Thursday in a nondistrict match at Fincastle Country Club.

  • Cavaliers serve up trio of...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County improved to 9-0 on the year with a three-win week, including two wins in Southwest District play.

    The Cavaliers (9-0 overall, 4-0 district) fired 16 aces in a 25-11, 25-6, 25-20 win over Graham on Thursday, missing just one serve in the first two games, and that coming on a foot fault with a 21-5 lead in the second. Maleah Neely and Leanna Rippey combined for nine aces, and six different Cavaliers had at least one ace each.

  • Cavs break into win column

    INDEPENDENCE –– It took Carroll County the better part of the first half before it found its groove offensively. The way the Cavaliers played defense, though, that was all the time in the world.

    Carroll County didn’t get its initial first down until nearly two minutes into the second quarter, but it came on a 60-yard touchdown run by Zack Surratt that opened up a 21-point binge, leading to a 35-0 Cavalier win in a nondistrict game Friday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Cavs lose grip on upset bid

    TAZEWELL ––Nobody’s clothes came off, but Tazewell put on a pretty decent strip show just the same.

    Although thoroughly dominated in the first half, Tazewell twice pried the ball free from Carroll County ballcarriers in the second half, coming up with key turnovers as the Bulldogs rallied for a 27-16 win at Bulldog Stadium.

  • Galax drops second straight 5-...

    MAX MEADOWS –– Galax dropped a tough five-game decision for the second time in four days Thursday, falling to Fort Chiswell 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-9 in a Mountain Empire District match.

    “We simply did not play well,” Galax coach Rose Houk said after her team dropped to 5-4 on the year, 0-1 in district play. “We missed 13 serves, and you can’t do that in a close match. We’ve been playing great, and this was not a good time to have a bad night.”

  • Maroon Tide falls to Auburn

    RINER — Derrick Duncan threw two touchdown passes to Keifer Titus and ran for another one to lead Auburn over Galax 21-6 in a nondistrict game Friday at Henry Sink Field.

    Titus hauled in a 79-yard scoring toss from Duncan in the first quarter, but Galax pulled to within 7-6 on Terrance Mazon’s 16-yard run later in the period.

    The score held until the third period, when Duncan scored from 2 yards out. He added a 19-yard scoring pass to Titus in the fourth quarter.

    Galax’s attempt at a comeback was halted by two interceptions in the fourth quarter.

  • Quick start leads Radford to 42-...

    Christiansburg News Messenger

    RADFORD — Radford set the tone for this one on the first play of the game and the rout was on Friday as the Bobcats cruised to an easy 42-0 non-district win over Grayson County at Norman Lineburg Field.

    On the first play from the line of scrimmage, Radford sophomore quarterback Dontae Carter called his own number and galloped 66 yards for the score. Michael Goodman’s PAT would make it 7-0, just 20 seconds into the game.