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Today's Sports

  • Six named to Timesland teams

    ROANOKE –– Three Twin County athletes have been named to the first team of their respective all-Timesland teams for spring sports and three more were honored as second-teamers, as chosen by The Roanoke Times this summer.

  • Strickland earns multiple...

    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...

    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.

  • Freedom Day 5K/Downhill Mile...

    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...

    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.

  • 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.