Today's Sports

  • State champ joins exodus to E...

    Good things seem to happen when Matt Nelson steps on a tennis court. Though success is yet to be earned at the collegiate level, one good thing is already a given –– he won’t have trouble finding a ride home on weekends. Nelson, a senior and the Maroon Tide’s No.

  • Galax gymnasts win at USAG event

    The USAG Junior Olympic gymnastics team of Galax competed in the Candy Cane Classic, hosted by the Roanoke Gymnastics Academy, in December. It was the team’s second meet of the 2008-09 season. Jenna Lawson qualified for the Level 4 sectional competition, to be held later this season in Manassas. Lawson compiled the highest all-around score for her team, and joins Makena Neely as a sectional qualifier.

  • Hey, Junior, we’re...

    Fan favorite and Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  • Galax edges Cavs in final seconds

    HILLSVILLE -- With the scoreboard clock stopping at two minutes due to official time being kept on the field of play, stoppage time in a soccer match can seem to drag on forever. For Carroll County, it dragged on just a few seconds too long.

    Having just knotted the match at 1-1 and the clock stuck at 2:00, Carroll County’s hopes were dashed when Galax’s Jorge Mendez connected with a penalty kick inside a minute from the final whistle as the Maroon Tide escaped with a 2-1 nondistrict win Monday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Lady Cavaliers pick up first win

    HILLSVILLE -- Laken Hall and Cynthia Arrellano combined for three goals and two assists Monday as Carroll County blanked Galax 5-0 in a nondistrict girls’ soccer match at Tommy Thompson Field.

    “We were coming off a really tough loss to Patrick County,” said Cavalier coach Wayne Edmonds. “We played hard, we just didn’t put it all together. Tonight we put it together. We kept pressure on them, I think we were on their side of the field most of the second half, we went deep into our bench, and I’m just proud of them.”

  • Cox, Alouf power Tide past Cats

    RADFORD -- Having played three five-inning games thus far this season, Galax has been shortchanged nearly an entire game -- six innings -- due to the mercy rule.

    The Maroon Tide got its money’s worth Monday.

    In its first seven-inning outing of the young season, Galax got timely hitting, solid pitching and excellent production from the heart of its order in taking a 7-4 nondistrict win at the Radford Recreation Park.

  • Houk inks with Emory & Henry

    Tyler Houk is picking a good time to be an Emory and Henry Wasp.

    Foremost, Emory and Henry notched 16 football wins in the past three seasons after winning just 19 in the previous five. Secondly, the program is gaining continuity as this year’s senior class is the first to play all four years under head coach Don Montgomery.

    And third, win or lose, the E&H football program is on its way to having some pretty sweet digs.

  • Cavs thump G-Men, Tide blanks...

    BLUEFIELD –– Carroll County scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings Tuesday and rolled to a 10-4 win over Graham in the Cavaliers’ Southwest District opener.

    Carroll County (4-1 overall, 1-0 district) scored two runs in each of the first two innings, including a two-run Jordan Lamb double in the second, and the Cavaliers added three runs in both the third and fifth frames.

  • Devils open MED with win

    The little things. It all comes down to the little things.

    Both Grayson County coach Tim Hollingsworth and Galax coach Verl Brown talked about the little things following Grayson’s 11-0 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday at Mountain View Park. They spoke in different terms, though.

    “We’re young and we’ve just got to learn how to win, staying involved in the game and doing the little things,” said Hollingsworth, whose Blue Devils won their first after an 0-2 start. “We need to learn the little things that win ballgames.”

  • Door to the past makes pit stop...

    The thousands of customers beating a path in and out of the Galax Wal-Mart last Wednesday through Saturday probably had no idea they were just a few feet away from Jimmy Johnson and his race car.