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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tide to face area's top...

    Galax has had two full weeks with which to prepare for Patrick County. That can be a blessing, or it can be a curse. Any high school coach would welcome the added time to devise a way to contain the Cougars’ John Harris. The curse is in having twice as long to think about it.

  • 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.