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Sloss likes Cavs’ attitude

Carroll County’s first year in the River Ridge District was a learning experience to say the least. The Cavaliers failed to win any district matchups and finished 2-8 overall.That experience, however, hasn’t dampened the team’s desire to compete in what is one of the state’s toughest districts, according to new head coach Eddie Sloss.“I don’t see a defeated mentality,” said Sloss. “This summer, seventeen of 20 kids made the...

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Lady Eagles Win County, District Softball Titles

The Lady Eagles recently won the Carroll County 10 & Under League championship and the Southwest Virginia District 10 & Under Tournament championship. The Carroll County softball team finished the season with a 12-6-1 record. Team members are front row, from left: Emma Hill, Amie Delp, Kamryn Phillips, Karlie Montgomery, Macie Adkins, Brook Phipps, Emily Delp. Back row: Irelyn Blevins, Jenna Dalton, Mollie Vaughn, Hannah McCarn, Hailey Collins, Adriane Sweet, Jessica Bowman. Back row: Coaches...

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Alderman receives Pam Horton Memorial Scholarship

Megan Alderman is the 31st recipient of the Pam Horton Memorial Scholarship.Alderman is the daughter of Lynn Branscome Alderman. A 2014 CCHS graduate, Alderman played three varsity sports - volleyball, basketball and tennis. She was a starter for all three of these sports as well as being captain of all three. She was the only female at CCHS that played three varsity sports and was selected as Female Athlete of the Year.

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VMI pitcher with local ties drafted by Texas Rangers

To many, June 7, 2014 was just an ordinary day in early June, however for Reed Glenn Garrett, it would prove to be a day that he would never forget.The grandson of Alice and Bob Garrett, and great grandson of the late Dr. J. Glenn Cox (who Reed Glenn Garrett was named after) and Annie Early Cox of Carroll County, Garrett was selected in the 2014 First Year Player Major League Baseball Draft. Reed had just finished up his second class year (junior) at Virginia Military Institute in ...

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Carroll Wellness Center places 23 in conference swim championships

A total of 23 Carroll Wellness Center swimmers placed in the Blue Ridge Swim League Conference Championships held July 25-26.Three Tigersharks won conference titles for Carroll Wellness Center, while Connor Mabe and Kaleb Payne set new conference records. Mabe set a new conference mark in the 50 meter butterfly race in the boys’ 15-18 age group with a time of 30.4 seconds. He also placed second in the 50 meter backstroke and third in the 50 meter freestyle events in his age g...

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Talent level high at girls’ basketball camp

Following completion of the girls’ basketball camp, Carroll County High School Girls’ Head Coach Marc Motley said he feels good about the future of his program.“We’ve been pretty solid for the past 15 years and after watching this group I feel good about the next five or six, and our varsity will be very young this season,” said Motley, who started out with 52 campers before two were sidelined with injuries.“Our numbers are a little do...

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Carroll Girls Win Commonwealth Games

Congratulations go out to the Carroll County 3rd Grade AAU Girls’ Basketball Team.These rising 4th graders won the Commonwealth Games in Roanoke on July 19-20. They also won two additional tournaments and finished second four times out of a total of nine tournaments. Coaches said the team improved as the year went on and feel the sky is the limit for this group of girls. Team members are front row, from left: Lauren Alley, Jaelyn Hagee, Cordy Gardner, Ashton Richardson, Alyss...

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Carroll tennis courts get complete overhaul

A complete overhaul of the tennis courts at Carroll County High School is scheduled to be completed by the time school starts on Aug. 7.Due to large cracks in the playing surfaces, the tennis courts at CCHS have been shut down on two different occasions over the past 18 months. The courts were initially shut down in March of 2013 prior to a scheduled boys’ tennis match with Galax High School. The cracks were patched in and reopened later that year, but were again shut down in...

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Eighty participate in Carroll Volleyball Camp

Photos by Allen Worrell/The Carroll News

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Sloss has positive outlook for Carroll football

Although Carroll County’s football team has won just seven games over the past three seasons, new head coach Eddie Sloss appears determined to change the attitude and culture within the football program.On the surface, there is not a lot of reason for optimism. Carroll County went just 2-8 last year and 0-7 in its first run through the River Ridge District. A schedule that features just four home games, and only one after Sept. 26, certainly doesn’t help matters. The mo...

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