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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, SL Paul, VA, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Sports Features Panthers claw' Deacons by Allen Gregory 16 of their own. The Twin Valley Panthers The combination of defense Panthers in scoring with 16 while Dallas Hileman led St. Lady Deacons by Allen Gregory A cold shooting third quarter hampered the Lady Deacons in their opening contest in Ap- palachia's Coal Classic Tourney. The host team's Lady Bulldogs were the recipients of the Deacons cold shooting and .won the game by a score of 57- 36. In that all important third period, the Deacons put up just four points. The Deacons also fall in had several key turnovers. While the Deacons were struggling to get anything done the Bulldogs poured in 23 points to blow the game wide open. The Deacons, on the strong play of Rachel Evans and Nikki Rose, had worked their way to a 19-17 lead at halftime but the four points put a damper on the Deacons hard work. The Deacons continued to play hard and they did a much Coal Classic better job in the final period. However they could not overcome the big third quarter deficit SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 14, Wells 3, Edmonds 4, Crawford 1, N. Rose 9, Hamm 4, M. Rose 1, Moore. Appalachia--Mullins 6, Chandler 1, Boyd 3, Craft 27, Eskridge 4, Boggs 8, Fisher 2, Sizemore 6, McFarland. had little trouble in handling the homestanding St. Paul Deacons with a 25 point, 55-30 defeat on Tuesday, December 23. The Deacons kept it close in the first quarter as they trailed 8- 7 after that it was all Twin Valley. The Panthers turned up their defensive pressure in the second period and limited St. Paul to just four points while tossing in and offense enabled the Panthers to enter the halftime rest period with a commanding 24-11 lead. The Deacons tried to mount a third quarter comeback but were unable to hit some key shots but still had their best quarter of the game scoringwise as they hit for 13 points. That quarter was the only double digit scoring quarter for the Deacons. Hunter Smith led the Paul with 10. The Deacons' leading scorer Tyler Phillips was held to eight points by a very effective double team defense when he had the ball. SCORING: Twin Valley-- Viers 2, Burneston 2, Shortridge 12, Home 4, Smith 15, Adams 4, Simpson 16. St. Paul--Ellis 3, T. Hileman 2, Fritz 5, Phillips 8, Kiser 2, D. Hileman 10. Lady Panthers 48, Lady Deacons 29 by Allen Gregory Though the Deacons worked Valley ladies. A scoring drought by St. Paul very hard on defense, their nine Katie Jo Lester with 20 and Lady Wildcats defeat Lady Deacons by Allen Gregory The Lady Deacons were subjected to a hot shooting first half by the Wildcats of Pound on Saturday in the Coal Classic. Pound put up 31 points in the first 16 minutes and had a 17 point, 31-14, lead at that time and went on to win 56-37. This was the two team's second foray into the 2008 Coal Classic played at Appalachia. The Deacons' Hannah Ed- monds was the .game's leading scorer tossing m 17 points. However the Lady Wildcats held the other leading Deacon, Rachel Evans to 0 points which put a big crimp on the Deacons ability to stay in the game. Nikki Rose continued her steady play for the Deacons. The Deacons played their third game of the season without Basketball tournament at St. Paul one of their leading scorers and defenders, Emily Salyer,' who was out of town for the holidays. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans, Wells 2, Edmonds 17, Crawford 3, N. Rose 6, Hamm 5, M. Rose 2, Moore 2. Pound--Canter 2, Foster 3, Balthis 13, Issac 10, J. Stallard 8, L. Stallard 1, T. Rose 2, Willis 6, K. Stallard 11, C. Stallard, Appalachian in the middle 16 minutes of the game helped visiting Twin Valley gain a 48-29 victory over the Lady Deacons at home on December 23. Hannah Edmonds garnered a double double for the Deacons getting 11 points and 10 rebounds. Edmonds is fast becoming one of the young Deacons' bright spots. points garnered over the middle Sara Mullins with 12, hit double two quarters, 18 points over figures in scoring for the l-]iorla three periods. The visitors were visitors. JL l..It able to put up 10, 12 and 16 for a total of 38 over the same time span. So the Deacons were facing a 20 point deficit as they entered the fmal stanza. Twenty points is very hard to overcome when you're facing a team the quality of the Twin SCORING: Twin Valley-- Wagner, Gilbert 3, Horn, Ratliff, Warner 4, S. Mullins 12, McClannahan 3, M. Mullins 4, Lester 20, Tatum 2, Goodman. St. Paul Evans 5, Wells, Hamm 5, Crawford 2, Edmonds 11, N. Rose 4, M. Rose 2. School January 3-4th AT COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER...These are a few of those who The 1 st Annual Below the Rim Boys & Girls Classic will be held January 3-4 at St. Paul High School in St. Paul. Divisions will include: boys 8U- 13U and irls 8U-13U. 4th-5 th, 6th-7  & 8  grade teams are also welcome. There will be a three game guarantee and a $75 entry fee. 2009 AAU age rules will apply. Prizes will be given to the top two teams in each division. VHSL officials will participate. All proceeds will go to the St. Paul High School girls' softball team. To enter call 276- 762-0293 or 276-762-5728. Clinch Mountain Basketball Tournament is February 4-8 The Clinch Mountain Classic Basketball Tournament will be held in Honaker February 4 through 8. The tournament is for boys and girls,and age divisions are fourth and fifth grades, sixth and seventh grades, and eighth and ninth grades. The boys will play at Honaker High School, and the girls at Honaker Elementary, The entry fee is $100. Checks should be made payable to Honaker High School. To enter, contact Doug Hubbard at 276-880-9897 (home), 276-202- 2552 (cell), or 276-873-6363 (work), or e-mail him at 1 (800) FED-INFO Strings at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail will feature Appal- achian Strings on Wednesday, December 31 for the New Year's Eve Party. Admission for the night is $5 for adults (12 and older) and $1 for children 2-11.! The party is from 8:00 pm until 12:01 am. A hot dog dinner will be available. Each Saturday night, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halftime breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton and Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization. No alcohol is permitted. For more information, call attended the CommunityChristmas Dinner at the St. Church on Christmas Day. An estimated 150 attended. Stop Paul United Methodist PhotobyPeytonGreg....ory New tools MOTORISTS: for pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk... It's the law! React to sports with rage and kids learn aggressive behavior. Keep your cool and kids learn to do the same. To learn more about preventing aggressive or violent behavior, call 877-ACT-WISE for a free brochure. Or visit You're always teaching. Teach carefully. .org act against violence MetLife Foundation ACT Against Violence is a joint project of the American Psychological Association & the National Association for the Education of Young Children. and expanded testin6g'9heip fight HIV in Virginia ericans aged thirteen and older represented approximately 20%  of Virginia's population in 2006, but accounted for nearly 56% of estimated new HIV infections. Mirroring national data, these new data highlight the popu- lation disparities and the con- tinuing need for proven HIV prevention efforts to reach the people most at risk for con- tracting HIV. "The ability to estimate the number of new HIV infections and further identify which populations are at greatest risk of infection is a new tool for us in Virginia. We can use these data to bolster our efforts and implement effective prevention initiatives," said Kathryn Hal- ford, director of the VDH Division of Disease Prevention. "The disparities among popula- tions continue to highlight the necessity of targeted prevention activities." One such effort is a grant that expands HIV testing to populations disproportionately affected by HIV. Funding from the CDC enables testing for up to an additional 40,000 persons in Virginia. More than 80% of the new HIV tests supported by this grant are expected to occur within African American popula- tions, including a significant proportion of uninsured individ- uals. The project targets the Northern, Central and Eastern regions of the state, which have historically accounted for more than 90% of the reported HIV and AIDS cases among African Americans in Virginia. Testing will be conducted in hospital emergency rooms, community Recent advances in tech- nolog'y have impr6it the abili- ty of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to'%stimate the number of new HIV cases acquired each year. Tests can help identify recent HIV infections, allowing VDH's Division of Disease Prevention to track the epidemic at an earlier stage. The new tests also provide a more precise demo- graphic breakdown of new infections, enabling health offi- cials to better understand how the epidemic is being trans- mitted and where prevention measures are most urgently needed. The new HIV surveillance system is based on an approach known as STARHS (Scrological Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Scroconversion), which uses innovative testing tech- nology to determine at the population level which positive HIV tests represent new HIV infections (i.e., those that occurred within approximately the past five months). Before the widespread availability of this technology, HIV diagnosis data provided the best indication of recent trends in key populations. However, diagnosis data only indicate when a person Is diagnosed with HIV, not when an individual was actually infected, which can occur many years before a diagnosis. Using this new surveillance method, VDH estimates 1.190 Virginians contracted HIV in 2006. Of those new infections in Virginia, an estimated 78% occurred in men, compared to 22% in women. African Am- health centers, correctional faci- lits; substance abuse treatment centers, and community based organizations. .... In addition to expanded test- ing outreach, Virginia imple- mented an "opt-out" HIV screening process based on recommendations by the CDC. Adopted in July of this year as a result of legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly, the "opt-out" screening allows health care providers to routinely test patients for HIV in all health-care settings. The Virginia statute (32.1-37.2) required that, prior to HIV testing, a medical care provider inform the patient that the test is planned, provide information, and advise them of their right to decline the test. A specific writ- ten consent form is not nec- essary, general consent for med- ical care is considered sufficient. "We have to always be thinking about and looking for new ways to reach people who might otherwise slip through the cracks," explained Hafford. 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