Today's Sports

  • Grayson County stays hot

    Grayson County continued its offensive onslaught Friday and won for the sixth straight time since laying an opening-day egg, rolling to a 16-2, five-inning Mountain Empire District win over Galax at Felts Park.

    The Blue Devils (6-1) mustered all of three hits in a 6-0 loss at Glenvar to open the season but haven’t been held to fewer than 10 hits in a game since as their team average has risen to above the .400 mark. Friday, the team was a composite 16-of-30, with every starter accounting for at least one hit each.

  • Tide knocks off Warriors

    CHILHOWIE –– Friday, in the heart of the Valley of Many Deer was found the Plain of the Running Nose.

    Galax and Chilhowie bundled up for a Conference 46 baseball meeting in weather better suited for Friday night football, with the Maroon Tide belting its way to a 12-5 win over the Warriors.

    A pair of home runs and a solid effort by starting pitcher Lucas Dalton upped Galax’s record to 5-4 with a crucial week on the horizon.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 3-9




    * Held hitless with two outs in the fifth inning, Grayson County rallied for three runs, including a two-run, pinch-hit single by Nick Perkins, as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 win over Pulaski County. Jared Salts tossed a complete game for Grayson County.

    * Galax swept a boys-girls soccer double header at Bland. Sonia Solis scored twice in the girls’ 4-1 win, and eight different Maroon Tide boys scored in their 8-0 shutout of the Bears.


  • BRJGT gearing up for 18th season

    Registration is now underway for the 18th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour (BRJGT). The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the Rules” clinic in which players receive on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament.  

  • Grayson hangs on

    INDEPENDENCE –– The fact that Grayson County had wasted a six-run lead in a loss to Glenvar two years ago was pointed out in the Blue Devils’ dugout Monday. Whether or not the subject was broached in the Highlanders’ dugout can’t be confirmed, but it nearly came up on the scoreboard nonetheless.

    Grayson County whacked its way to a 6-1 lead and saw Glenvar pull to within a run before the Blue Devils escaped with a 6-5 nondistrict win at the GNB Baseball Complex.

  • Tazewell outslugs Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County and Tazewell combined for 27 runs on 30 hits Thursday and the Blue Devils were on the verge of overcoming a five-run deficit for the second time before the Bulldogs held on for a 14-13 win in a Conference 39 softball melee.

  • Battle of the Badges to benefit...

    For years, Carroll County Special Olympics has held practice on Easter weekend. Many carrot relays, wheelbarrow races, and Easter bonnet relays have created much laughter. However, this Easter weekend, on Saturday the team will meet to support the very first Battle of the Badges.

  • Carroll walks off with win

    HILLSVILLE –– Jeannie Utt’s drive into the right-centerfield gap could have been scored an error or it could have been scored a double, depending on the perspective of the official scorer. The play itself was a scorer, which was all that mattered to Carroll County.

    For the record, Utt was credited with a walk-off double when her deep gapper was misplayed, allowing Gracie Davidson to hustle home from second to cap a two-run rally that lifted the Cavaliers to a 3-2 win over Floyd County.

  • Carroll powers past Galax

    All good things must come to an end. Some just take longer than others.

    Carroll County and Galax played baseball for three hours and nine minutes Friday, but the Cavaliers found it an enjoyable chunk of time as they used an overpowering finish to take a 14-2 win over the Maroon Tide in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

    It was the season opener for both teams.

  • Bulldogs oust Cavaliers

    SALEM –– The 230-mile journey from Suffolk to the Roanoke Valley couldn’t have been a piece of cake for the King’s Fork girls’ basketball team, but the Bulldogs made covering 90 feet of Salem Civic Center hardwood an even more arduous task for Carroll County.

    Trailing by seven points at halftime, King’s Fork ratcheted up the defensive pressure and ground out a 55-51 win over the Cavaliers Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Group 4A state tournament.