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Today's Sports

  • Late score lifts Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds will have to hold on to that fiery pre-overtime speech he was working on for another time. Cynthia Arellano and Laken Hall laid it to waste.

    Hall’s goal off of Arellano’s feed with about a minute left in regulation helped the Cavaliers avoid what looked like a certain overtime as Carroll County edged Marion 3-2 in the Southwest District tournament quarterfinals Monday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Quick start lifts Devils to 11-1...

    INDEPENDENCE –– With Grayson County and Fort Chiswell scheduled to play Mountain Empire District tournament championship games against each other in softball and baseball, both at 5 p.m. and just a couple hundred yards apart, tournament organizers decided to stagger the starts of the two events, with softball getting under way at 3 p.m.

    Those softball fans who didn’t scramble up the hill in time to see the first two innings of the baseball final didn’t miss anything they hadn’t just witnessed.

  • Carroll County takes third in...

    WARDELL –– The law of averages had to even things out sometime. After six losses to district teams by two runs or less, including a heartbreaking 3-2 loss the day before to undefeated Richlands, fate had to be on Carroll County’s side at least once.

    Saturday, it was. Fate, plus great defense, solid pitching and a little timely hitting.

  • Thorne, Blue Devils take MED

    INDEPENDENCE –– For four innings, Grayson County pitcher Morgan Thorne was perfect. By the time perfection had escaped her, she and the Blue Devils were too far ahead for it to matter.

    Grayson County won its third straight Mountain Empire District tournament championship Thursday, jumping out to a 10-0 lead before settling for a 13-5 win in the championship game at B.A. Rhudy Fields.

  • Cavaliers, Blue Devils split...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Carroll County put forth one of its most complete efforts of the year. Grayson County got a game-winning walk-off home run. Good thing it was a double-header. Too much good happened for one team to go home bummed out.

    The Cavaliers used a five-run rally to knock off Grayson County 6-2 in the first game, and Megan Funk’s two-out walk-off homer capped a four-run rally in the final two innings that saw the Devils earn a split with a 4-2 win in the nightcap.

  • Sports Round-Up for 5/19/08

    SOCCER

    Galax 8, Narrows 1

    Dio Rodriguez and Luis Moreno each recorded a hat trick as Galax completed an undefeated regular season with an 8-1 Mountain Empire District win.

    Charlie Adams and Edu Rojas each scored once for Galax (15-0-1 overall, 6-0 district).

    Cody Holley scored the lone goal for Narrows.

    Carroll Co. 3, Tazewell 1

    Lucas Webb’s first career varsity goal turned out to be the eventual game winner as the Cavaliers took a Southwest District win Thursday in Tazewell, their first road win of the season.

  • Cavs throw wrench into SWD

    HILLSVILLE — Two 10 minute overtimes produced zero points as Carroll County tied Tazewell during senior night in a Southwest District girls’ soccer match Thursday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Lady Bulldogs came on strong, dominating the first 10 minutes of the game, including a goal with 34 minutes remaining in the first half.

    Tazewell’s Laken McReynolds squeezed past two Carroll defenders and found Haylee Walker wide open only feet from the box.

    Walker punched the ball into the back of the net and gave Tazewell the lead early.

  • Another 'no cigar' day...

    HILLSVILLE –– The season is getting short, but if there is any justice in the world, Carroll County and pitcher Drew Webb will have a day similar to their last two district outings and actually be able to feel good about it when it’s over.

    A week after holding Richlands to four hits in a 5-4 loss, Webb limited Abingdon to three hits, but once again a minimal amount of offense was enough to hand Carroll County a close loss, this time a 2-0 decision in a Southwest District game Tuesday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Tide outlugs Wave; Devils lose...

    NARROWS –– Galax finished its regular season with a bang Tuesday, outscoring Narrows 18-14 in a Mountain Empire District slugfest.

    The Green Wave (7-10 overall, 1-6 district) took an 11-6 lead with an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the third, but Galax rallied into a 14-11 lead by scoring seven in the top of the fifth on base hits by Zach Robinson, Jacob Woodel, Thomas Shaffer, Brock Cox, Todd Nichols, Morgan Holder plus a two-run Tyler Houk double.

  • Tide rolls; Cav second at Big...

    Carroll County’s Drew McCraw barely missed out on another title in one of Virginia’s premier wrestling events, while Galax continued its team dominance during wrestling action last week.

    Galax finished 3-0 in a five-team match in Hillsville, then won five matches without a loss to take the team title at the Shady Mania Duals in Shady Springs, W.Va.