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Today's News

  • Galax moves on to softball semis

    Galax scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings and got a strong closing statement from Ashlyn Brady in the sixth as the Maroon Tide blanked Covington 5-0 in the Region 1C softball quarterfinals Monday at Mountain View Park.

  • Galax moves on to softball semis

    Galax scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings and got a strong closing statement from Ashlyn Brady in the sixth as the Maroon Tide blanked Covington 5-0 in the Region 1C softball quarterfinals Monday at Mountain View Park.

  • Tide belts Rockets 14-3

    By and large, Galax did everything that a higher-seeded baseball team should do in a first-round tournament game. Everything, that is, except win by the mercy rule, but there was nothing that could be done about that.

    The No. 2 seed out of the Mountain Empire District, Galax took an early lead, built momentum from there and eventually whacked Pioneer No. 3 Craig County 14-3 in a Region 1C quarterfinal at Felts Park.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide silenced in regionals

    WISE –– Tyler Muncy threw a complete game four-hitter and provided what would prove to be the game-winning RBI Wednesday as Wise Central blanked Grayson County 4-0 in the Region 2D baseball quarterfinals at Mack Shupe Field.

    Muncy, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, struck out 13 and walked none in improving to 4-3 on the year. In two of his losses he allowed just two hits, and he was 15-1 in his sophomore and junior seasons.

  • Cavs stopped short again

    BLACKSBURG –– Since winning the Group 4A state championship in 2015, Carroll County has twice come within a single at-bat of returning to the state tournament. Not many expected the Cavaliers to be that close again in 2018.

    Four consecutive chances to get the third out in the bottom of the second inning each constituted the one elusive at-bat Tuesday as Blacksburg did all its scoring in that frame, taking a 5-1 win over Carroll in the Region 4D semifinals.

  • ...Auburn returns suit in soccer

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax saw a 23-match winning streak come to an end Thursday evening, a string of success that included a state title last June, 17 wins without a loss this season and three over title game opponent Auburn.

    The Maroon Tide would probably be much more thrilled with a modest little three-game streak at this point in the year.

  • Tide tops champs for title...

    RINER –– Galax third baseman John Key took a fastball to the upper left arm in the fifth inning and described it as instant numbness. Maroon Tide pitcher Lucas Dalton watched his team rally into the lead an inning later, and whatever fatigue he was experiencing beforehand, “I wasn’t feeling nothing” afterward.

    Suffice it to say that success can cure what ails you.

  • Child hit by car in Galax

     

    UPDATED 6/6/18:

    The mother of a girl struck by a vehicle on Glendale Road says the 10-year-old is in good condition, according to Virginia State Trooper K.D. Blackburn. The trooper updated The Gazette on her condition Tuesday.

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    A 10-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle and thrown into a ditch on Glendale Road at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Virginia State Trooper K.D. Blackburn.

  • Student news reporters keep classmates informed

    Fifth graders at Laurel Elementary School have been up to some interesting extracurricular activities this past school year, aimed at preparing students for real world career experience.

    The Wildcat News crew live streamed its final broadcast of the year on June 1, to wish students a fun-filled summer and congratulate everyone on their accomplishments of transitioning to the next grade level.

  • Cardwell retiring after 36 years in education

    Galax Schools’ Assistant Superintendent Rebecca Cardwell is retiring in early June after 36 years of experience in education.

    Cardwell, known for her drive to improve students’ education and friendly, soft-spoken demeanor, took a moment in her last week of employment to look back on her career.

    Born in Galax, and a GHS graduate, Cardwell pursued higher education at Virginia Tech, took on a double major in agronomy and agricultural education that netted her a degree in 1980, and immediately came back to the Twin Counties to start working in Galax.