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Today's Sports

  • Brown, Carter named all-state

    Carroll County’s Mariah Carter and Galax’s Essence Brown were both named first-teamers recently on their respective Virginia High School League all-state basketball teams, and Galax’s Shea Foxx was named to the second team in all-Class 1 voting.

    The teams were chosen by panels of coaches representing the four regions in each particular class and were announced recently by the VHSL.

  • A Galax icon, Verl Brown steps...

    Time always wins, even over the timeless. Verl Brown has decided that for him, it’s time to let go.

  • Cavs rally for region title

    HILLSVILLE –– After a long series of wins coming by 30 or 40 or 50 points, Carroll County showed that it can still get down and dirty when circumstances call for it.

    The Cavaliers went from five points down to five ahead in the third quarter Thursday night and claimed the Region 4D girls’ basketball championship with a gutsy 50-40 subduing of William Byrd.

  • Tide clinches state berth

    ELLISTON –– A dedicated group of young athletes, Galax’s girls’ basketball team shows up before school several times a week to lift weights and shoot. The Maroon Tide has apparently grown accustomed to getting some things over with early.

  • End of the line for Tide, Brown

    BUENA VISTA –– Monday night marked the end of the road for the Galax boys’ basketball season. It was also the stepping-off point for the Tide’s iconic coach.

    Verl Brown said that Parry McCluer’s 47-35 win in the Region 1C quarterfinals would be his final game on the Maroon Tide bench. Brown guided Galax to two state championships and more than 300 wins in 21 seasons.

  • Rocking the cradle; threepeat...

    Mere seconds away from defeat, Galax's two-time champ made it three in a row.

    SALEM –– Joshua Spurlin registered career win No. 100 Saturday. More significant was the fact that he also notched career win No. 3.

  • Tide breezes into finals

    One of Bland County’s best hopes for knocking off Galax in the Mountain Empire District girls’ semifinals Monday was to get the Maroon Tide into foul trouble. Both sides had their issues with fouls, but Galax’s committing them was overcome by Bland’s inability to convert them.

  • Clark, Shupe honored at Bob...

    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.

  • Grayson powers past Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Getting out of Fort Chiswell with a win, be it by 20 points or two, will often bring out a sentiment common among anyone who does so. Whether spoken or inferred, it’s usually along the lines of “We’ll take it.”

  • One thousand, three hundred and...

    HILLSVILLE –– For several minutes, on a special night in an otherwise less-than-marquee Three Rivers District girls’ basketball game, Carroll County’s Mariah Carter mingled with friends and family on the court, but Cavalier coach Marc Motley was nowhere to be found. The fact that Carter was visible ruled out the possibility that she and her coach were in some back room playing rock-paper-scissors for the game ball.