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Today's Sports

  • Cavs walk off with 5-4 win

    HILLSVILLE –– As the bottom of the seventh inning unfolded Tuesday afternoon, the odds became stronger and stronger that Carroll County would pull it off. The biggest question was, how? With the bases loaded and one out, just about anything but a strikeout or a sharply-hit ball to an infielder would have brought in the winning run.

    ‘Just about anything’ included a curve in the dirt.

  • Grayson erupts in 13-3 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Having suffered a disappointing extra-inning loss a day before, Grayson County bounced back Wednesday night and scored a 13-3, five-inning win over Carroll County in a nondistrict game.

    The Blue Devils (4-2) were clinging to a 2-1 lead when they erupted for eight runs in the top of the third. Back-to-back doubles by Dez Choate and Grace Hawks, followed by a two-base Cavalier error, brought in two runs and Allison Farmer came through three batters later with a two-run single up the middle.

  • Rush wins East Coast titles

    LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush reeled off five consecutive victories capped by an overtime win on March 16 to capture the East Coast Nationals girls’ basketball championship at Liberty University and Liberty Christian Academy.

    State Line also claimed the boys’ middle school tournament title.

  • Maroon Tide, Blue Devils fall

    A cold snap played havoc with area sports schedules and forced the postponement of more than 20 events over the latter part of last week. Three Twin County teams were able to get some action in but were rewarded with chilly defeats.

    At cold, windy Felts Park on Friday, Glenvar pulled away over the final three innings to deal Galax a 12-6 loss in a nondistrict baseball game.

  • Cavaliers overpower Galax

    Carroll County scored eight runs in the first inning and held off Galax in a three-hour marathon, taking a 16-9 nondistrict baseball victory last Thursday in Felts Park.

    Both teams came into the game with one appearance after playing their season opening games last Wednesday. The Cavaliers were fresh off a close 4-3 victory over Pulaski County after Brant Davidson scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Galax lost its opener to Blacksburg, 9-7.

  • Cavs reach state semis

    DUBLIN –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team fought off a terrific second half defensive charge by heavily-favored Millbrook last Friday night to beat the Pioneers 45-39 in the Class 4 quarterfinals played at Pulaski County High School.

    The Cavaliers (20-6) will advance to the semifinals this Tuesday night and take on Pulaski County, who beat Loudoun County 50-47 in the other quarterfinal round.

    Since there is no super site for the semifinal round, the game will be played at the Galax High School gymnasium at 6 p.m.

  • Tigers trip up Maroon Tide

    BRISTOL –– The effort was there. Goodness gracious, it was all over the place. Conspicuous effort rewarded by a bloody nose, floor-burned knees and elbows, faces red from exertion and bruises that would be felt for days. But Galax’s effort would not will the ball into the hole.

  • Shupe named all-region for Bruins

    GREENVILLE, SC –– The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named four players from the Bob Jones University Bruins women’s basketball team to the all-region teams for the South Region.

    Sarah Thomsen and Kylee Leffew were each voted first-team all-region while guards Sydney Bedsaul and Madison Shupe earned second-team honors.

  • Blues pull away from Tide

    ELLISTON –– Following its Region 1C championship game loss Saturday to Parry McCluer, the Galax girls’ basketball team found itself locked in its dressing room. Although the Maroon Tide has not been locked out of further play, Parry McCluer still holds the keys to Class 1 girls’ basketball.

  • REGION REPEAT: Cavs thump top...

     FOREST –– Roughly a year ago, two of the most prolific scorers in school history played their final game for the Carroll County girls’ basketball program. About three months ago, the Cavaliers lost two key players for the season to injury.

    And four days from now, Carroll County will play in a state tournament quarterfinal just the same.