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Today's Sports

  • Another 'no cigar' day...

    HILLSVILLE –– The season is getting short, but if there is any justice in the world, Carroll County and pitcher Drew Webb will have a day similar to their last two district outings and actually be able to feel good about it when it’s over.

    A week after holding Richlands to four hits in a 5-4 loss, Webb limited Abingdon to three hits, but once again a minimal amount of offense was enough to hand Carroll County a close loss, this time a 2-0 decision in a Southwest District game Tuesday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Tide outlugs Wave; Devils lose...

    NARROWS –– Galax finished its regular season with a bang Tuesday, outscoring Narrows 18-14 in a Mountain Empire District slugfest.

    The Green Wave (7-10 overall, 1-6 district) took an 11-6 lead with an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the third, but Galax rallied into a 14-11 lead by scoring seven in the top of the fifth on base hits by Zach Robinson, Jacob Woodel, Thomas Shaffer, Brock Cox, Todd Nichols, Morgan Holder plus a two-run Tyler Houk double.

  • Tide rolls; Cav second at Big...

    Carroll County’s Drew McCraw barely missed out on another title in one of Virginia’s premier wrestling events, while Galax continued its team dominance during wrestling action last week.

    Galax finished 3-0 in a five-team match in Hillsville, then won five matches without a loss to take the team title at the Shady Mania Duals in Shady Springs, W.Va.

  • High School Basketball Round-Up...

    BOYS

    Grayson County 61, Pocahontas 70

    Winless in district play for seven years, Pocahontas’ first W came against one of the Mountain Empire District’s perennial title contenders.

    The Indians got 25 points from Brandon Pauley, including the 1,000th of the junior’s career, and held on to a big early lead to claim a 70-61 win Friday night.

  • High School Basketball Round-Up...

    BOYS

    Galax 83, Fort Chiswell 62

    Galax got double-digit scoring from four different players and pulled away for an 83-62 win over Fort Chiswell in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday night.

    Galax (13-3 overall, 6-0 district) outscored the Pioneers 22-14 in the second quarter to take a 47-34 lead into the half, then added to its lead down the stretch by outscoring Fort Chiswell 14-7 in the fourth.

    Aundrey Sams led the Maroon Tide with 18 points and G Zachary added 17. Jeremiah Criner scored 16 and Jacob Bartlett tossed in 10.

  • Cavaliers fade down the stretch

    HILLSVILLE –– As far as overall records go, Carroll County has been far and away the top team in the Southwest District. The Cavaliers nonetheless have found themselves amidst a logjam in the district standings.

    In good shape to notch their fifth straight win as well as to avenge their only league loss of the year, the Cavaliers were outscored 21-8 over the final five and a half minutes Friday and fell to Abingdon 63-57.

  • Carroll girls stay perfect in SWD

    HILLSVILLE –– With about 30 seconds left in regulation and the score tied at 37, Carroll County called timeout to set up a final shot. The last half-minute dwindled away without an attempt being made.

    The Cavaliers can be thankful for second chances.

    In virtually the same situation in overtime, this time with the Cavs down a point and having called timeout with 20 seconds showing, Carroll County got a 3-pointer from Kayla Goins and survived two last-second Abingdon attempts to hang on for a 47-45 Southwest District win.

  • Galax gymnasts compete in Roanoke

    The USAG Junior Olympic gymnastics team of Galax competed in the Candy Cane Invitational in Roanoke, opening the new season for the team’s new Level 4 competitors.

    The meet also marked the first year of competition for several of Galax’s gymnasts who had qualified for Level 5 competition by advancing to the state Level 4 championships last season with at least a 33.50 all-around score.

    “We are very excited for them and we’re expecting them to do very well,” said Galax coach Babsi Higgins.

  • High School Basketball Round-Up...

    GIRLS

    Giles 44, Galax 56

    Galax stormed ahead from a one-point deficit to open the fourth quarter and ran away with a 56-44 nondistrict win over Giles in a girls’ game Monday in Galax.

    Trailing 32-31 after the third period, Galax got 10 fourth-quarter points from Caci Higgins and eight more from Piper Caudell on the strength of 6-for-6 shooting from the foul line to outscore the Spartans 25-12 down the stretch.

    Higgins and Caudell each finished with 16 points for Galax (6-10). Jamie Webb added eight points and 11 assists.

  • Devils pull away from Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– Maybe it’s a good sign when there is no longer a dose of gratification to be found in moral victories.

    Galax, which was blown out by 32 points in its last meeting with Grayson County, and which is two victories away from matching the last two years’ combined win total, was within five points at halftime and within 10 points in the fourth quarter before fading down the stretch, falling behind by as many as 23 before losing 55-40 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game.