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Today's Sports

  • Cavaliers chill Floyd County

     FLOYD –– The come-from-behind win in the second game of Carroll County’s nondistrict volleyball match at Floyd County Monday was significant for two reasons.

    First, it showed that the Cavaliers could deal with some adversity despite having two middle hitters on the sidelines with injuries.

    Second, it meant one less game having to sit in the Buffaloes’ frigid gymnasium.

  • EastMont just too tough

     ELLISTON — An early deficit proved to be too much for the Tide to overcome Friday night en route to their first loss of the 2010 football season.

    Galax (2-1) opened the season with two straight shutouts, but was unable to shut down Eastern Montgomery’s fast tempo offense and fell 38-26 on the Mustangs’ home turf.

    Once down by 24 points in the first half, Galax managed to pull within 12 points, but never drew any closer.

  • RipTide finishes third as team,...

     The Galax RipTide swim team concluded its 2010 summer swim schedule with an overall record of 8-5, placing third out of seven teams in the season-ending Blue Ridge Swim League conference meet.

    “We accomplished a lot this season,” said RipTide coach Trace Lumpkin. “The team worked very hard to swim all four disciplines the correct way so they would not get any disqualifications when we swam at the annual conference meet.”

  • Cavaliers ground up Cougars

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County picked up its first win of the season by coming down with a serious case of the runs.

    The Cavaliers kept it on the ground and churned out 560 yards on 61 rushing attempts Friday, rolling to a 47-19 nondistrict win over Patrick County at Tommy Thompson Field.

    “Just a great night,” Carroll County coach Tom Hale said. “I thought our offensive line really did a great job, our backs blocked well, all the way around offensively we played a very, very sharp game.”

  • Area teams win big

    Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax all rolled to easy wins Friday as the second week of high school football season wrapped up in the Twin Counties.

    In Hillsville, Carroll County rushed for 560 yards and rolled over Patrick County 47-22. Six different Cavaliers ran for at least 50 yards each, led by Blake Bowman (10 rushes, 152 yards) and Ryne Ayers (13-108).

  • Cavs stay hot, topple Devils

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County continued the torrid start to its season and improved to 4-0 on the year with a 25-8, 25-17, 25-10 nondistrict win Tuesday over Grayson County.

    The Cavaliers, who have yet to give up a set on the year, used lengthy runs in the first and third games to keep their record spotless.

  • Tide zips to 45-0 win

     Tell your time of possession to shut up.

    Giving new meaning to the term ‘hurry-up offense,’ Galax showed some impressive quick-strike capability Friday night, opening the 2010 season with a 45-0 blanking of Northwood in a nondistrict game.

    The Maroon Tide’s six scoring drives averaged an entire 18 seconds in duration and less than two plays in length. Its final touchdown came on a marathon march of four snaps, dragging on and on for some three minutes and 15 seconds.

  • Former players, colleagues...

     Bill Bryant’s stay in Galax wasn’t an extremely lengthy one. But around here, he is spoken of as if he had spent a quarter-century molding the minds and bodies of young men from Baywood to Fairview.

    The former Maroon Tide football coach called Galax home for 12 years, from 1965-77. The impact he made during that time and the impression he left behind has endured ever since.

    William G. “Bill” Bryant died Monday in Bristol, Tenn., at age 66 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Former Galax football coach dies...

    Former Galax High School head football and baseball coach William G. “Bill” Bryant died Monday in Bristol, Tenn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.
    Bryant was a sports standout at Emory & Henry College, where he was an all-American football player, standout baseball player and was inducted into the college’s sports Hall of Fame in 1971.
    He began his career as a coach and teacher at Galax High School in 1965.
    His Galax teams’ successes included multiple district championships and state runner-up honors.

  • Warriors no easy opener

     RIDGEWAY –– It could have been better, it could have been worse. All in all, it was about what Galax coach Mark Dixon expected.

    Although the final tally sheet showed a somewhat misleading five Magna Vista touchdowns to none for Galax, the Maroon Tide (3-7 last season) held its own for the better part of the two-team friendly against last year’s Region IV Division 4 runner-up.