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Today's Sports

  • Carroll swimmers make state

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Carroll County advanced six swimmers to the state meet, placed fourth in the boys’ team standings and eighth in the girls’ results at the Region 4D championships Tuesday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

  • Ring of Honor

    If you’re not into athletics, specifically into wrestling, you might have driven right by the Ford Athletic Center on South Main Street in Galax and barely noticed it was there.

    The plain gray square-edged building, which formerly boasted a large garage, is now the home of a practice space for the Wrestling Club, comprised of Galax, Carroll, Grayson and Surry County, N.C. high school students (and for Galax High School wrestling team members), but in reality, it’s so much more.

  • Maroon Tide hammers RR

    Welcome to the floor, Mr. Bevins.

    With Galax left shorthanded by injuries to a couple of regulars, Zack Bevins injected the Maroon Tide with a healthy dose of bench points Friday, helping to propel the Tide past Rural Retreat 58-32 in a Mountain Empire District game.

    The win ended a three-game slide for Galax, which improved to 7-10 overall, 2-8 in MED play. Rural Retreat fell to 2-16, 0-10.

  • One-fourteen, one-oh-six

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County athletic department will never make a buck if it keeps giving away free basketball like this.

  • Devils cold in Wythe sweep

    INDEPENDENCE –– Neither Grayson County’s girls’ nor its boys’ basketball team could quite find the range offensively Friday night as both Blue Devil squads endured lengthy scoring droughts and fell to George Wythe in a Mountain Empire District double header.

    The Maroons stayed one game behind Galax in the MED standings with a 35-17 win in the girls’ game, and the George Wythe boys maintained their share of the league lead by taking a 58-29 win in the nightcap.

  • Grayson slips past Galax

    Halftime was the best thing that could have happened to Galax. Overtime worked out pretty well for Grayson County.

    In danger of being blown out of the gym Tuesday, Galax was granted a reprieve by the halftime horn and roared back to life in the second half, but Grayson County was able to regain control early in overtime to secure a 57-55 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Galax rallies past Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– Seeing her first action since breaking a finger and missing five games, Galax point guard Ashlyn Brady took the court Friday night at Carroll County wearing an unwieldy-looking brace on her hand. Fortunately for Galax, it was her non-shooting hand.

  • Devil boys press past RR

    RURAL RETREAT –– In the second quarter Friday night, Grayson County backed off of the defensive pressure that had seen the Blue Devils take an early double-digit lead, only to see Rural Retreat close to within three. There was no letting up the second time around.

    Grayson County fired up the press again and harassed the Indians nearly the rest of the night, rolling to a 70-48 Mountain Empire District win.

  • Bryant, Bowman set to enter...

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County High School athletic hall of fame will grow by two members later this month as Rod Bryant and Blake Bowman have been selected to join the ranks of former Cavalier greats in an induction ceremony on Jan. 18 at CCHS.

    Rod Bryant

  • Carroll County breaks slide

    HILLSVILLE –– After a discouraging start to the season that saw Carroll County come up short at the end of several tight games, the Cavaliers snapped a six-game slide Tuesday night with a 54-35 Three Rivers district win over Giles.