Today's Sports

  • Bengals bump Carroll for title

    RIDGEWAY -- After starting strong, Carroll County allowed Bassett to take a 13-0 run in the third quarter, bolstered by its full-court press and high-pressure defense, and were never able to recover on its way to a 53-44 loss Friday in the Region IV Division girls’ title game. “We kinda lost that momentum, we weren’t able to find a way to get the basketball in the hole and we got fouled a few times and couldn’t make free throws on t

  • Cavs state-bound, edge Hidden...

    RIDGEWAY -- With the season, her high school career, on the line, Kayla Goins stood at the foul line as 60 excruciatingly-long seconds plodded away.

  • EastMont drills Galax for D1...

    WYTHEVILLE -- Rematch was the word of the day at the Region C Division 1 finals as the four combatants in the girls and boys tournament heated up the gym at George Wythe High School. It was hot enough to melt the snow outside. Bland County defended its title on the girls side in thrilling come-from-behind fashion, 46-45, over Mountain Empire District rival Narrows.

  • Devil comeback falls short

    SALTVILLE -- The rest of the Region C tournament field had to wait for the semifinals until snowbound Grayson County could get its first-round game out of the way. The Blue Devils found themselves in catch-up mode again on Saturday. James River connected on its first 12 shots from the floor and built a 15-point lead after eight minutes, then held off a late Grayson County rally before

  • Bland guns down Tide 66-41

    WYTHEVILLE -- Through eight minutes of Thursday night’s Region C Division 1 semifinal match the ladies from Galax hung with the top-seeded Lady Bears.

  • Twin titles for Tide

    SALEM -- A little more than 10 years ago, Galax High School hosted a wrestling clinic, introducing to anyone interested in it the new sport that the school was offering.

  • Seven locals earn podium finishes

    SALEM -- Carroll County, Grayson County and Galax combined to send 14 wrestlers to the Group A and AA state tournaments, held concurrently on eight mats at the Salem Civic Center.

  • Tide rolls up sleeves for win

    BUENA VISTA -- Hustle and defense never go through a shooting slump, and they don’t have an off night. They are either there, or they’re not. Both were there for Galax on Tuesday.

  • Galax bounces back, wins by 14

    Galax entered the Region C Division 1 basketball tournament having lost four of its previous eight games. The Maroon Tide played its region opener like it realized .500 teams don’t last very long at this point in the season. Dominating the second and fourth quarters, Galax rolled into tonight’s region semifinals with a thorough 54-37 drubbing Wednesday of Covington.

  • Big start, finish lift Carroll

     HILLSVILLE -- It’s always better to finish strong than to start strong. Of course it never hurts to get off on the right foot, either.