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Today's Sports

  • Cavaliers rally past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County twice rallied from a one-game deficit and broke away from a 10-10 tie in the fifth game to edge Galax 19-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11 in a nondistrict volleyball match Monday.

    “We won that [Fort Chiswell] tournament [Saturday], but tonight I’m so much more proud of them than I was then,” Galax assistant coach Emily Tolley said. “This was probably the best high school volleyball match I’ve ever seen.”

  • Bobcats bring lengthy streak to...

    Who says non-district games in August aren’t that important?

    Galax will look to improve to 2-0 on the young season in what is shaping up to be a key early-season test Friday when the Maroon Tide hosts Radford in a meeting of former New River District foes.

  • Grayson teams take first losses

    INDEPENDENCE –– Unlike the other 14 teams that played their way into the Dixie Boys AAA and Majors state tournaments, Grayson County didn’t have to win a thing to get a spot in the field as the host team receives automatic berths. Be that as it may, it didn’t take long for both Grayson County teams to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they belonged there.

  • Walker sisters having dream year

    It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime kind of 2008 for Amber and Beth Walker of Galax. And it continues to be so.

    What has been a whirlwind spring and summer continues this week as both Walkers will be on hand and in uniform Thursday at Kiwanis Field in Salem to battle Team USA once again as the Olympians make their second-to-last exhibition on American soil before heading overseas for the 2008 Summer Games.

  • Carroll places 10 on SWD teams

    Carroll County High School had 10 athletes earn first-team all-Southwest District honors in their respective sports for the spring season.

    The Cavaliers’ T.J. Martin and Mike Kelly were first-team all-district in baseball, Rebecca Thomas earned first-team recognition in softball and Zack Edwards, Chris Hawks, Zack Surratt, Cynthia Arellano, Jessica Sierra, Laura Arellano and Megan Roper were first-team choices on their respective boys’ and girls’ soccer teams.

  • Gear Jammer class returns to Elk...

    ELK CREEK –– More than 170 race cars, a near-capacity crowd and the Gear Jammer class highlighted the action last Saturday at Elk Creek Dragway, with Rodney Price of New Castle taking the event win.

    Price’s early-model Camaro posted a 6.04 e.t. at 100 mph to take the final over Lones Combs of Fancy Gap, who recorded a 6.91 e.t. at 93 mph. Combs was behind the wheel of his 1957 Chevy two-door hardtop, which has been featured in numerous motorsports publications over the past decade.

  • Students participate in Trout...

    ELK CREEK –– The sixth annual Trout Fishing Olympics was held recently at the Richard and Brenda Sutherland Farm in Elk Creek. Though overcast at the beginning, the skies soon cleared enough to bring a mild, sunny day. Dr. Sidney B. Harvey, retired superintendent of Grayson County Schools and the organizer and motivating spirit for the 2008 Trout Fishing Olympics, proclaimed to all who came, “This is the best day we’ve ever had.”

  • Four earn all-state in Group A...

    RADFORD ––Galax’s Manuel Echeagaray and Anna Sexton and Grayson County’s Michael Davis and Rosie Kirby placed among the top eight in their respective events and earned all-state status during the Group A track and field championships at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium.

    Davis, a senior headed for Lees-McCrae on a cross country scholarship, placed fourth in the 1600 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 35.4 seconds, edging defending state champion Nathan Brame of Radford for the position. He also placed fifth in the 3200 in 10:34.5.

  • Pollard to remain true to his...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County quarterback Bo Pollard hasn’t done anything officially as an Emory and Henry Wasp, but at least he is familiar with two words of the fight song: Blue and gold.

    Pollard will trade in the Blue Devils’ colors for the blue and gold of Emory and Henry this fall, having signed a letter-of-intent to play football there in a ceremony recently at the GCHS library.

  • Wingate rallies past Jaronski...

    RADFORD — Alyssa Wingate decided she’s had enough tennis for the time being. Not that Grayson County High’s top player objects to the game.

    She loves to play. But enough was enough.

    A cool-headed sophomore, Wingate collected herself after losing the second set to Radford’s Maggie Jaronski and rallied to win the individual singles part of the Group A Region C tournament Tuesday at Radford University.

    In the clinching game, she broke Jaronski’s serve and didn’t give up a point to take the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.