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Community Sports

  • Freedom Day 5K/Downhill Mile draws 90
    INDEPENDENCE –– The third running of the Freedom Day 5K and Downhill Mile drew a total of 90 competitors to the twin races, held in Downtown Independence on July 4.
  • Huffman, Bowers playing well in BRJGT’s 20th season
    A pair of Galax golfers have stayed near the top of the leaderboard throughout the first four tournaments of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, as Jetta Huffman and Hunter Bowers have each posted a top-five finish in the 16-18 age group. Huffman and Bowers have each played in three of the four tournaments thus far in the season and neither has placed lower than ninth in any event heading into Monday’s tournament.
  • Strickland earns multiple athletic, academic honors at Ferrum
    FERRUM –– Former Carroll County High School standout Cheyenne Strickland earned a handful of awards during this past season at Ferrum College, for her accomplishments both on the playing field and in the classroom. Strickland, a junior second baseman for the Panthers, was named to the USA South Conference all-East Division first team and also earned a spot on the Virginia Sports Information Directors’ Association all-state second team in the College Division.
  • Huffman, Bowers playing well in BRJGT’s 20th season
    A pair of Galax golfers have stayed near the top of the leaderboard throughout the first four tournaments of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, as Jetta Huffman and Hunter Bowers have each posted a top-five finish in the 16-18 age group. Huffman and Bowers have each played in three of the four tournaments thus far in the season and neither has placed lower than ninth in any event heading into Monday’s tournament.
  • Tide great pays visit to coach
    Tim Beamer, a world-class sprinter who played football with the Buffalo Bills and other pro teams during the 1970s, came to town on Tuesday to thank his first coach, Joe Lindsey. At the Lindsey home in Galax, Beamer wrapped his coach in a bear hug and said, “Thank you for giving me a chance, coach. It changed my life.”
  • Clark, Shupe honored at Bob Jones U.
    GREENVILLE, S.C. –– Former Twin County basketball players Madison Shupe and Rachel Clark were both named PlanFIRST players of the game recently for Bob Jones University. Shupe, a freshman sports management major from Fries, earned the honor after a 63-39 Bob Jones win over Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Fla., and Clark, a sophomore Biblical counseling major from Galax, was recognized following the Bruins’ 72-70 home win over Johnson University. Shupe and Clark played their prep ball for the State Line Rush homeschool team.
  • Carroll HOF introduces newest members
    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School honored its fifth athletic hall of fame class Friday as Ryan Gravley, Lindsay Martin and Chuck Thompson were inducted between the boys’ and girls’ varsity games against Glenvar.
  • Brown, Walker winners in 5K
    Staff reports A pair of 16-year-olds took the top two spots and teenagers claimed five of the top 10 finishing positions at the Galax Autumn Days 5K, co-sponsored by Galax Parks and Recreation and Twin County Regional Healthcare on Oct. 21 at Felts Park. Nathan Brown and Charles Walker were within a few paces of one another heading down the stretch with Brown pulling off a two-second win over Walker with a winning time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds. The two placed third (Walker) and fourth a year ago.
  • Lundy key in Surry title run
    DANVILLE –– For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball team is the Region X champion. In the process, the Knights swept the region’s postseason awards and advanced to this past weekend’s district tournament against Prince George’s (Md.) Community College with a berth in the NJCAA College World Series on the line.
  • Adkins, Johnson win Dannelly 10K
    Shannon Adkins led the way with a time of 43 minutes and 14 seconds to win the male division and Rebecca Johnson was fourth overall in 47:12 to win the female division at the 19th running of the New River Trail State Park/Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K run and 5K walk Saturday near the Dannelly Fitness Park on the trail.