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Today's Sports

  • No slowing down

    RADFORD –– Observing the Galax boys’ soccer program in action, it becomes indisputable that to these guys, it’s a lot more than just a game.

  • Honaker throws out Galax

    Honaker starting pitcher Chris Marshall carried a 9-0 record with two saves into the Class 1 state quarterfinals Tuesday against Galax. Unofficially, the shaggy-headed lefthander registered save No. 3 from 200 feet away as the Tigers nipped the Maroon Tide 2-1 at Felts Park.

  • 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.

  • Grayson outduels Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County managed to avoid a disastrous beginning, was able to answer several Galax threats with rallies of its own and eventually held on for a 6-4 Mountain Empire District softball win Thursday at the Grayson County Rec Park.

    The Blue Devils upped their record to 13-5 overall with the win and improved to 8-1 in the league while the Maroon Tide settled at 10-6 overall, 7-3 in the MED.

    Galax was able to battle into a tie twice in the final three innings but on both occasions, Grayson County answered a rally with a rally.

  • Blue Ridge junior tour gearing...

    The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour is entering its 20th season and registration is now underway for this memorable year that will include a few extra commemorative gifts.

  • Carroll rallies to nip Galax

    As the late-afternoon chill, propelled by a steady, stiff breeze, permeated nearer and nearer to the bones of those hearty souls in attendance, Carroll County generated a little heat when it was most needed.

    Having seen a seven-run lead disintegrate into a two-run Galax advantage, the Cavaliers scored three error-aided runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to nip Galax 12-11 in a nondistrict game Thursday at Felts Park.

  • Cavs rally for coach’s 100th

    HILLSVILLE –– It’s almost impossible to keep a secret in a small town. Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester learned Wednesday just how difficult it can be.

  • 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.”

  • Rush takes second at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool basketball team finished second out of a field of 26 teams at the East Coast Nationals basketball tournament recently at Liberty University.

    The Rush cruised through pool play undefeated with victories over Front Royal, the F.I.S.H. Hawks of Florida and New Life Camp of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Galax outlasts Grayson in 8

    A back-and-forth battle that stretched beyond dusk and into nightfall saw Grayson County and Galax each gain, lose and retake the lead before the Maroon Tide pulled out a 9-8 extra-inning win Friday over the Blue Devils at Felts Park.