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Today's Sports

  • Carroll HOF introduces newest...

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School honored its fifth athletic hall of fame class Friday as Ryan Gravley, Lindsay Martin and Chuck Thompson were inducted between the boys’ and girls’ varsity games against Glenvar.

  • Wrestlers finish strong

    The Mountain Empire District wrapped up its head-to-head dual competition Wednesday at Galax High School, with Grayson County claiming the district’s team championship with two wins to conclude with a 6-0 league mark.

  • Turner takes reins at Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– New Carroll County football coach Jack Turner is confident that he can get the Cavaliers on the winning track. He’s seen it happen before, first-hand.

    Turner, a former head coach at Pulaski County and Auburn who was an assistant last season at Galax on Mark Dixon’s staff, was announced Monday night as Carroll County’s next coach. The 50-year-old Pulaski native did his homework before applying for the job and saw similarities between the Cavaliers and his last head coaching position, at Auburn.

  • Galax girls rally from 15 down...

    Were the Galax-Bland County game televised, this was about the time that one would turn off the TV, go make a ham sandwich and wait for the boys’ game to start.

    The Maroon Tide managed a paltry eight points in the first half and trailed by 12 in the third quarter, after having reached a nadir of being 15 points behind. Galax’s top scorer and rebounder, Essence Brown, was on the bench in street clothes. No. 2 in both categories, Shea Foxx, sat beside her, an ankle wrapped in ice.

    But turning off the idiot box would have been a mistake.

  • Warriors end Galax’s run

    Galax’s defense spent all afternoon trying to chase down a phantom of a quarterback. Chilhowie will spend one more week trying to chase down the ghosts of the past.

  • Tide hosts (un)familiar foe in...

    Galax has advanced to the state semifinals for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in the past seven years. The previous three semifinals have been played against teams scattered over the central and eastern part of the state. This year’s foe is from just down the road.

  • Galax drives through Wave

    NARROWS –– A good portion of Galax’s offensive lineup isn’t old enough yet to operate a motor vehicle. That doesn’t mean they don’t know how to drive.

  • Tide gets over the Blues

    A stout defense combined with a potent offense helped the Galax Maroon Tide carve out a 28-10 victory over Parry McCluer last Friday in the second round of the Region 1C football playoffs.

  • Second season begins – Grayson...

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County came out on top in its first-round playoff game. The Blue Devils now move on to the actual postseason.

  • Devils pull the upset

    INDEPENDENCE –– It seemed almost an afterthought, the fact that Grayson County had played its way in to the postseason. The Blue Devils could have stowed the gear after Friday night and still walked away on top of the world.