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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 27, 201 i Sports Features. Sometimes: ugly is good by Allen Gregory Following the Deacons narrow 50-49 win Over rival Castlewood at CHS on Tuesday, Patrick Damron, Deacons coach, described the game as kind of ugly. But he was happy to get the win. Neither team shot the ball extremely well Both teams made unforced turnovers in key situations and both teams missed easy shots. Over the last 18 minutes of the game, no more than five separated the two teams. With each team building five point leads, with a little over a minute and a half left in the first half, the Deacons held a 27- 18 lead. In that last 1:30 the Blue Devils cut the lead to three on two foul shots and two two point baskets. From the opening play in the second half, it was anybody's game. Each team on several occasions had leads of up to five points. Neither team could expand or even hold those leads. During the second half both teams missed numerous close in easy shots and made unforced turnovers. The ragged play showed the pressure each team put on itself to get the victory. Inside the last minute of the game, the teams were tied on Castlewood basket with :48 seconds remaining. After a Deacon miss, Logan Lorenzo hit one of two free throws to give the Blue Devils a 49-48 lead with just under 20 seconds remaining. The Deacons' Ryan Milgrim drove for the basket and put tip a shot. The shot banged off the rim but Justin Trent was there to get the rebound and put back to give St. Paul the 50-49 lead with 6 seconds to play. Castlewood had two attempts at the basket to get the win but both came up short. And St. Paul had their first win over the Blue Devils in Patrick Damron's 8 year tenure as the Deacons' head coach. SCORING: St. Paul-- Edmonds 12, Dillon Trent, Dakota Trent 2, Lawson 9, Jacobs 3, Hileman 10, Grizzel 2, Milgrim 5, Dupuie, Justin Trent 7. Castlewood--Lovelace, Kennedy 4, Jenkins 2, Riddle, Mullins 13, Austin 11, Trent, David Lorenzo 3, Ward, Jessee 12, Logan Lorenzo 4. St. Paul goes to 5-1 in district play byAllen Gregory On Friday, the Deacons went to 5-1 in Cumberland District play with a 55-21 win over Ervinton. The Deacons had little trouble in attaining the victory over the visitors who have struggled all year. Sophomore Reid Edmonds turned in another .good game for the Deacons toss- mg in 10 points while dishing out 4 assists and grabbing 4 rebounds. Freshman Dillon Trent grabbed seven rebounds .for the Deacons. The Deacons put up double digit scoring in every quarter while holding the visiting Rebels to less than 10 points in every quarter. The Deacons went up 15-2 in the first eight minutes and never looked back. The victory gives the Deacons one Deacons fall to Burton 59-56 by Allen Gregory Twenty-four hours after getting a big win at Castlewood the Deacons journeyed to Ne,'ton to meet the Raiders of Aaron Williams and J.l. Burton. It is sometimes hard to get in gear after an emotional win over an arch rival. Moreover, it is always hard to play an Aaron Williams coached team, be- cause Williams is one of the better coaches in the area-even though the Raiders are in a rebuilding mode after Stan Wilson's long tenure. Williams still makes it hard on the opposition. Damron's crew did however go into the Raiders den on Wednesday and give the Raiders all they wanted. The Deacons had the lead going into the third quarter. Perhaps the Deacons' de- fense got a little tired or Tim Goins just got hot. Whatever happened, Goins took control, hitting trey after trey after trey to put the Raiders on top. Bryce Lawson and Ryan Miigrim hit some treys for the Deacons. But the Deacons could not come back. The raiders also got some key baskets from Joe Hunnicut, the Raiders post player. The Deacons who have played a tough schedule this year are still in the thick of the fight for the Cumberland District title. SCORING: St. Paul--- Edmonds 16, Da Trent 7, Jacobs 2, Lawson 18, Di Trent, Hileman, Grizzle, Dupuie 4, Trent, Milgrim 6. J.I. Burton-- Goins 26, Skeens, Beaty 4, Maggard 8, Robinette 5, Turner, Tate, Hunnicutt 16. district win against every district opponent except Twin Springs. SCORING: St. Paul--Edmonds 10, Dillon Trent 4, Dakota Trent 5, Justin Trent 6, lreson 2, Dupuie 8, Grizzel 4, Jacobs 9, Lawson 7, Milgrim. Ervinton--Rose 6, Kiser 2, Hale 5, Bowen 2, Milgrim 2, Counts 4, Mullins, Hall, Martin. Girls basketball tournament The Ladywave Winter Hoops Classic will be hosting a girls' basketball tournament on February 26 and 27 for grades 4 and 5 and 6 and 7. Entry fee is $I00. For more information call 276-395-5317 or 276-219-1934 (3 game guarantee). A VDOT Tip for Driving in Snowy Weather Contact Virginia's toll- free Highway Helpline (1-800-367-ROAD) to ob- tain information about Virginia's statewide tra- vel conditions. Fantastic chance to get this 2010 Chevrolet Malibu MSRP $25,630 Our Price $19,855 Stock#15537 This car has great options! See salesperson for owner loyalty advantages. I 2 Joe Salyer n ., " ' NinaFields Scott Fields %:- Tim Tickles Cathy Mays Jerry Iv,, m dORGAN- McCLURE co yHo.s Robert Boiling Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762.2311 Visit us at www.morganmcclure.com (Castlewood) We Are Professional Grade American Revolution Driving ExcRement Blue Devils split pair by Allen Gregory On Friday, the Castlewood Blue Devil basketball teams split a pair of games with Twin Springs. The Titans won the boys game 54-39 while the Blue Devil girls annexed their game 48-27. In the boys game, the. Blue Devils had a rough time in the over all Titan game. The Titan defense stymied the Blue Devils offense most of the night, while the patient Titan offense worked for the best shot and hit an excellent percentage of those shots. Four Titans hit double figures led by Seth Campbell's 14 points while David Campbell and Jared Finch each had 11 and Doug Smith tossed in 10. Clayton Mullins was the only Devil to reach 10 points. SCORING: Twin Springs-- Smith 10, Todesco 6, Sluss 2, S. Campbell 14, D. Campbell 1t, Finch ' 11, Mays, Gardner. Castlewood--Lovelace, Kennedy 6, Austin 6, Trent, Jenkins, Riddle, Mullins 10, D. Lorenzo 5, L. Lorenzo 4, Jessee 8, Ward. The Blue Devil girls stayed in the fight for the league lead with a 48-27 win. Haley Gilbert with 16 and Taylor Banner with 10 led the Blue Devil scorers. SCORING: Twin Springs-- Mays 1, Weddle 5, Criswell, Blair, Jordan, Darnell 2, Campbell 19, Byington. Castlewood--Partee 3, Banner 10, Kennedy 5, Ring 3, Jessee 6, Phillips 2, McReynolds 5, Gilbert 16. Blue Devils give Ruff 100th win by Allen Gregory A 59-54 Lady Blue Devil win over the Lady Deacons of St. Paul gave Coach Barry Ruff his 100th victory as head coach. The victory was not easy in coming as his team had to battle the visitors for 32 minutes. The game was not decided until the final quarter when Ali Ring had a couple of key blocks and the Blue Devils hit ,some key free throws. Terri Ann Funk, former Deacon and UVa-Wise standout, in her first year as Deacon boss, has her girls play- ing extremely hard. The Dea- cons have been oh so close, yet oh so far in a number of games this year. In fact, the Deacons held a one point lead going into the final quarter of Tuesday night's game. The game was won at the foul line. St. Paul was 17 of 25 at the free throw line while Castle- wood went 26 of 33 from the charity stripe. The Deacons were also whistled for one technical foul. Both teams put two players in double figures with Haley Gilbert leading the way for the Devils with 23 points. Ali Ring followed with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Deacons put Aleah Wells and Katie Bradley in double figures with 19 and 14 points respectively. St. Paul had two players foul out. SCORING: St. Paul-- Stanley 3, Proulex 2, Arrington 6, Wells 19, Edmonds 8, Young 2, Campbell, Bradley 14. Castlewood---Crabtree 4, Purtee 7, Banner 2, Ring 12, Statzer 8, Jessee, Phillips, McReynoids 3, Gilbert 23. Spend an evening with three-Castlewood time Super Bowl champion Bill Bates Kick off the New Year and get in the Super Bowl spirit with former UT Vol and Dallas Cow- boy Bill Bates at King College Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. A member of the 1992, 1993, and 1995 Super Bowl Championship teams, Bates is one of the NFL's true success stories. A native of Knoxville, TN, Bates began his sports career starring in football, basketball, and as a sprinter on the track team at Farragut High School He then went on to a successful college football career at the University of Tennessee as a four-year starting safety and earned a reputation as the Vols' hardest hitter and surest tackler. Bates was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference his junior and senior seasons. He was recently awarded a position on the 100 Year All Tennessee Team and inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bates overcame great odds when, in 1983, he made the Dallas Cowboys team as a long shot free agent rookie. He immediately became a visible figure on the field with his ferocious special teams play. Bates' notoriety helped propel the NFL into adding a spot on the Pro Bowl teams for Special Teams coverage players. In 1984, he became the first NFC player so honored. Bates' leadership and intelli- gence helped the Cowboys' Special Teams become one of the NFL's very best. He was a very visible member of the Dallas nickel defense at middle linebacker position. His last minute interception at Chicago's Soldier Field preserved Dallas' 17-13 win in the team's tri- umphant return to the playoffs after a six-year absence, and will surely go down as one of the big plays in the rebuilding of the Dallas Cowboys. -An inspirational team leader, Bates exemplified the qualities of perseverance and dedication every time he stepped onto the field. Prior to the 1990 season, Jimmy Johnson tabbed Bates as the Cowboys' Special Teams captain. When Barry Switzer took over, he made sure Bates role would remain the same and as a result, Bates held the position for Coach Switzer's five-year tenure. When Bates retired in 1997, he tied the club record for service with 15 seasons in Dallas. In that time he amassed 217 games played, over 700 tackles, and 14 inter- ceptions. Since leaving the NFL, Bates works to create a safer en- vironment for football players through the production of air- cooled shoulder pads and is also involved in a custom home business and video streaming sports networking company. He has donated his time and energy to many charitable organizations including: March of Dimes, Children's Advocacy Center, United Way, Children's Medical Center, Scottish Rite Hospital, FCA, Campus Crusade and Young Life. Recently, he' started the Bill Bates Foundation for Children to raise money for worthwhile organizations that help children. To order your tickets for "An Evening with Super Bowl Champion Bill Bates," call the King College Development Of- fice at 423.652.4864. The price of admission includes dinner and the evenings' proceeds will benefit the King College Annual Scholarship Fund. Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, WCQR, and King College sponsor the event. For more information, visit www.king.edu. Deacons split pair by Allen Gregory On Monday night, the St. Paul Deacons and the Ervinton Rebels split a pair of games. In the boys game, the Deacons won 61-21 while the Lady Rebs downed the Lady Deacons 73-32. Patrick Damron's crew con- tinued to get district wins as they cruised to an easy victory. Ryan Milgrim led the Deacons in scoring with 18 points. Reid Edmonds tossed in 14 and Bryce Lawson added 16. The Deacons blew out to a 2 ! -4 first quarter lead and never looked back. SCORING: St. Paul-- Edmonds 14, Di Trent 2, Lawson 16, Jacobs 7, Grizzel 4, Dupuie 2, Milgrim 18, J. Trent 4. Ervinton--Rose 4, Kiser 3, Hale 2, Bowen 2, Counts 9, Mullins 1. In the girls game the Lady Rebs continued to dominate the rest of the league as they put on a show for the home folks as they dominated the Deacons 73- 32. The Hill girls accounted for 49 of the 73 points. Kim Hill downs Johnson County by Allen Gregory The Lady Devils of Cas- tlewood thumped Johnson Cou- nty, Tennessee 53-30 on Monday night. The homestanding Devils controlled all phases of the game and the Devils were in control from the opening tip. Haley Gilbert, the Devils' fine young post player, had ano- ther outstanding game. Gilbert tossed in 21 points and hauled down 15 rebounds. Taylor Ban- ner also hit double figures in scoring for Castlewood with 11 points and several nice assists. SCORING: Johnson Cou- nty--Royston 3, Farrow 2, Price, Leonard 2, Roark, Brown 1, Westphal, McCullough 15, Swift 3, Dugger 2, Jennings, Osborne, Reese 2. Castlewood---Crabtree 1, Purtee, Banner 11, Ring 9, Phillips 2, Jessee, Gilbert 21, McReynolds 4. Lady Rebs roll by Deacons 41-23 by Allen Gregory Trying to control the tempo of the game, the Lady Deacons stayed close to the Rebels until the visitors had a 13-1 run in the third quarter. That run that came mid-way in the period gave the Rebels all they needed ,to work their way to the victory. This is one of the widest margins that the Deacons have lost by all year. SCORING: St. Paul--Arring- ton 9, Wells 2, Edmonds 9, Young 2, Bradley 1. Ervinton-- Kim Hill 13, Ka Hill 12, N. Mullins 2, Marshall 2, C. Hill 12. Deadline for [ classifieds is Tuesday noon! led the way with 21 points while Kayla added 15 and Cathy had 13. Hannah Edmonds was the only Deacon to reach double figures with 17. SCORING: St. Paul-- Arrington 4, Wells 5, Edmonds 17, Stanley, Bradley 6, Proulex, Young, Campbell. Ervinton-- Ka Hill 15, Chaffin 5, Ki Hill 21, A. Mullins 6, Mullins 3, Marshall 8, C. Hill 13, Newton 2, Finch. : Starting at $199 Per Twin Set !