REMEMBER WHEN: April 23-29

-A A +A

What was in the paper this week, back then

By Craig Worrell, Sports Editor




Leading 4-3, Grayson County scored six runs on two hits, four walks and two errors in the decisive fourth inning of a 10-6 win over Galax.

Autumn Halsey pitched a shutout and had two hits, including a two-run home run, as Grayson County rolled to a 10-0 softball win over Narrows.



Adam Bedsaul went 3-for-4 with two triples as Grayson County downed Graham in the Coppinger Invitational. For the week, Bedsaul was 11-for-13 with five triples and six RBIs.

Cynthia Arellano scored five goals to lift Carroll County to a 7-2 girls’ soccer win over Richlands.

Galax built a two-goal lead and saw Graham tie the match before the Maroon Tide pulled out a 3-2 boys’ soccer win. Dio Rodriguez scored the game-winner less than two minutes after Graham had tied it up.



Ashley Phillips and Ingrid Easter threw back-to-back one-hitters as Carroll County swept Grundy 12-0 and 10-1. Phillips struck out six and walked one in the first game and Easter fanned seven in the nightcap.

Galax scored a pair of quick second-half goals and edged Grayson County 2-1. Rolando Ruiz and Lucio Casas scored within a minute of each other to overcome a 1-0 Blue Devil halftime lead.



Wes Self and Aaron Floyd teamed up on a five-inning no-hitter as Grayson County blanked Galax 15-0. Self pitched three perfect innings and Floyd allowed one baserunner on an error. Bobby Parnell had a grand slam for the Blue Devils.

Jamie  Brewer went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as Galax defeated Rocky Gap 9-7. Jeff Testerman and Eric Lineberry had two hits each for Galax.



Mike Patton retired the final 10 batters he faced and Grayson County blanked Auburn 10-0. The Blue Devils scored nine of their runs in the third and fourth innings.

Daniel Easter allowed one hit after the fourth inning and Carroll County slipped past Blacksburg 2-1. Easter struck out five. Travis Austin scored the eventual winning run on a fourth-inning double by Jeff Funk.

Alice Edwards went 2-for-3 with two doubles and Teresa Moore was 3-for-3 as Carroll County shut out Graham 2-0. Laura Marsh tossed a two-hitter for the Cavaliers.



Greg Bond’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh boosted Carroll County past Giles 7-6.

Galax’s Jeff Brown and Timmy Edmonds connected for home runs but Giles powered past the Maroon Tide 12-7. Jeff Stevers had two homers for Giles, including a grand slam.



Carroll County rapped 16 hits and thumped Radford 13-2. Donnie Crowder tossed a complete game and also had three hits. Steve Shockley had three hits for the Cavaliers as well.

Terry Wilson limited George Wythe to two hits and Galax defeated the Maroons 6-4.



Galax won its 10th straight baseball game, 15-2 at Floyd. Ricky Wilson pitched six shutout innings in relief.

Galax’s win streak ended with a 1-0 loss at Fort Chiswell. David Beamer took the loss despite allowing just two hits, one of them a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh.



Don Bonds and Harry Boyles teamed up on a three-hit shutout as Fries opened its season with an 8-2 win over Sparta.

Independence used four hits and three walks in a seven-run fifth inning and beat Wytheville 13-8.



Coal Creek and Lambsburg split a softball-baseball double header. Janet Golding was the winning pitcher for Coal Creek in a 6-5 softball win and Lambsburg rallied for an 8-6 baseball win after Bobby Sykes hit a three-run homer for Coal Creek.

Harold Mitchell threw a no-hitter, striking out 13, to lead Fries to a 6-0 win over Oak Hill. The Wildcats managed just three hits but took advantage of six OHA errors.



A late Independence rally fell short as Galax prevailed 5-4. James Barker launched a three-run homer with two down in the bottom of the seventh to cut the deficit to one run, but Jess Higgins struck out the next batter to end the game. Richard Davis homered for Galax and Pete Huff had two triples.



Galax and Martinsville split a weekend series with the Maroon Tide winning 5-4 on Friday night and the Bulldogs taking an 11-3 win Saturday afternoon.



Galax scored four runs on back-to-back home runs with two out in the bottom of the ninth to nip Hillsville 5-4. Joe Fred Reeves tied the game with a three-run homer and Peddy followed with a game-winning solo blast. Wade, Hillsville’s pitcher, struck out 22.



Independence managed just six hits but an error-prone Galax defense led to a 6-2 win by the Blue Devils.