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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.