Today's Sports

  • Devils ride D to first win

    INDEPENDENCE -- In fracturing a string of losses 17 games and nearly two years long, Grayson County put safety first.

  • Cavaliers get back to work

    HILLSVILLE -- Will he or won’t he? Much of what transpires tonight at Falcon Field, when Carroll County travels to Abingdon for a Southwest District game, will depend on whether or not Falcon quarterback Jacob Hess suits up after rolling an ankle in Abingdon’s 45-12 win last week over John Battle. Carroll County coach Tom Hale is convinced that even a 50-percent chance of s

  • 0-0 is all that matters now

     INDEPENDENCE -- It’s been said a thousand times over the years that when Galax and Grayson County get together, you can throw the records out the window.

  • Maroon Tide, by a mile

    Strength comes from competition, which comes from depth. When it comes to golf, Galax is bountiful in all three. Once again in the Region C golf tournament, Galax relied on its overall team strength. Last year it was enough to squeak by with a second-place finish.

  • Nunley, Hawks earn medals at...

    CHRISTIANSBURG -- Bertha Nunley of Galax and Coy Hawks of Mount Airy, N.C., both earned medals during the Commonwealth Games of Virginia this past summer. The two bowlers represented Blue Ridge Lanes of Galax in the Senior Division (55-over) of the bowling competition, held in Christiansburg.

  • Tide rides hot start to win over...

     Galax certainly did not want to give Grayson County anything to celebrate in volleyball this time around.

  • Cavaliers roll Falcons 3-0

     HILLSVILLE -- For a half of a game Thursday, Carroll County’s Southwest District volleyball match with Abingdon looked like Cavalier-Falcon battles from a couple of years ago.

  • Radford drops Devils 42-14

    RADFORD -- It wasn’t exactly a two-minute offense, but Radford had a lot of offense in two minutes. Leading Grayson County 21-6, the Bobcats doubled their point total in a little less than 120 seconds, scoring three third-quarter touchdowns in a minute, 58 seconds and rolling to a 42-14 nondistrict win Friday at Norman Lineburg Field. “That’s a good football team,&rdq

  • Cox, Galax blow away MED

    No matter how blustery it got Monday at Blue Ridge Country Club -- and it got plenty blustery, indeed -- it’s a safe bet that any kid playing golf for Galax High School has been on that course a number of times with conditions a lot worse. Course familiarity, plus the fact that year-in and year-out the Maroon Tide simply has a group of unflappable golfers on its roster, helped Galax claim its ninth straight Mountain Empire District tournament champio

  • The end is near for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- Radford is Radford. Always has been, most likely always will. Good athletes and a proud tradition can make for a pretty stout football program, even if its current record is 1-3, as the Bobcats are when they host Grayson County tonight in a nondistrict game at Norman Lineburg Field. “Fast,” Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson said. “They’re probably the most athletic team we’ve seen.