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Bruins prove better in mud than Cavs

A hard, soaking rain pounded the Carroll County and Blacksburg football teams on Sept. 12 at Tommy Thompson Field, but it was the Bruins that dealt with the elements best to pull out a 16-0 win over the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers’ defense played a solid game, but the offense had trouble executing in the downpour.“I’m very proud of how we played defensively. Offensively, we just didn’t get it done,” said Carroll Head Coach Eddie Sloss. “Defensively,...

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Edwards wins 300th game

Carroll County volleyball coach Cindy Edwards recorded her 300th victory Friday as the Cavaliers defeated Honaker in the Battle Bash Volleyball Tournament at John Battle High School in Bristol, Va.But afterwards, Edwards seemed to be more excited by the fact that Carroll County ended a two-game losing streak to propel it to the Gold Division championship in the Battle Bash, which featured 11 teams from Virginia and Tennessee. After opening the season with a win over Floyd County, t...

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Proposed plan would reduce Carroll’s athletic travel costs

While Carroll County’s athletic teams will remain in the River Ridge District for the upcoming two-year cycle (2015-16 and 2016-17), the Cavaliers may get some travel relief in postseason conference play.Carroll County High School Principal Chuck Thompson unveiled a proposed conference realignment plan currently being considered by the Virginia High School League to the Carroll County School Board on Sept. 9. The proposal, which was unanimously approved by all 29 schools in C...

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Bears crush Carroll 55-7

Mount Airy scored early and often Friday in a 55-7 win over Carroll County in Mount Airy, N.C.Senior Caleb Horton scored on a touchdown catch, interception return and a two-point conversion, to go along with a nice punt return.Tailback Shay Wilson averaged more than 20 yards per rush, breaking loose for several big runs.On their first possession, the Granite Bears moved steadily down the field to the 3-yard line. Then Logan Holder faked a handoff and found ful...

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Hillsville man wins $5 million in lottery

Imagine being able to choose between receiving $5,000,000 in annual payments over 30 years or a lump sum of $2,686,965 before taxes. Kenny Sharpe of Hillsville didn’t have to imagine it. That’s the choice he won when he scratched a winning ticket in the Virginia Lottery’s $5,000,000 Cash Blowout! game. He selected the cash option.Mr. Sharpe became the game’s first top-prize winner with a ticket he bought at E-Z Stop, 105 West Stuart Drive in Hillsville....

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Carroll volleyball tops Floyd in opener

Carroll County got a tough test from visiting Floyd County before winning in four sets Sept. 3 in the season volleyball opener in Hillsville.Leading 12-6 in the first set, Carroll County (1-0) fell victim to a 16-8 Floyd run that put the Buffaloes in front 22-20. The Cavaliers ended the set on a 5-0 run, however, to take the opening game.Morgan Tompkins provided two of the points, one on a dink and another on a huge kill over the net to help Carroll regain a 23-22 advant...

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Cavs rally to beat Floyd in opener

Dylan Stiltner ran for 169 yards and Carroll County limited Floyd County to 113 yards after a quick 80-yard scoring strike as the Cavaliers rallied for a 16-6 victory Friday in head coach Eddie Sloss’s head coaching debut.“Right now I am just going to enjoy this one,” Sloss said after his first game as Carroll’s coach. “It is nice to get the first one obviously, but a win is a win right now and we’ve got nine more ballgames. We are going to try t...

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Run for Jesus added to Christian Family Fun Day events

Christian Family Fun Day will have a new event this year, a Run/Walk for Jesus 5K.Matt Hall, the run/walk organizer, said the event seemed like a natural for Christian Family Fun Day, which is set for Saturday, Sept. 20.“Some of the times I feel closest to God are when I’m running, and I hope that translates to other people,” said Hall, adding that the event is more about fun and fellowship than competition.

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Lady Cavs looking for another strong season

With a strong group of players returning and several key newcomers, Carroll County’s volleyball team is hoping to build off the momentum of last year’s successful initial season in the River Ridge District.The Cavaliers went 16-13 overall in its first season in the River Ridge District a year ago, ultimately defeating Jefferson Forest in the Conference 24 semifinals and earning a ticket to the Group 4-A North Region tournament. Leading a group of several key returning p...

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Maroon Tide swamps Cavs in benefit game

Galax scored twice in the first three minutes and was never threatened in rolling to a 48-14 victory over Carroll County in the annual benefit game between the nearby rivals.“Our biggest problem was we weren’t getting guys lined up right,” said Cavaliers’ head coach Eddie Sloss. “We had some injuries late in the week and were relying a lot on tenth graders. We’re asking our young kids to grow up fast.”There was a bright spot to t...

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Carroll Co. Soccer Association celebrating 25th anniversary

Without much fanfare, the Carroll County Soccer Association (CCSA) started in 1989 despite very little interest in the sport in the county at that time.Now, 25 years later, the organization’s impact can be seen all over the Twin Counties as several high school coaches in the area were introduced to the sport through the league. Over the past quarter of a century, the CCSA has grown from having less than 50 players its first couple of seasons to nearly 600 now.

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