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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 31, 2013 ...... ff-uu ..... "ff t &apos;Sports Features i I iT III Blue Devils trim Bears ' by AIlen Gregory .. Bears got ' team fired up Porthe ,Doug Campbell and his Ca.stlewood Blue Devils cap- tfared their fifth victory in a row with a narrow 50-44 victory at Big Stone Gap on Wednesday, January 23. Union is tops in the LPD v(hile Castlewood owns the. top spot in the Cumberland. , A pesky Blue Devil defense through some steals by Tyler Austin, Reid Edmonds. and Dylan Trent, helped the Devils to an early lead and an 8 point, t6-8, advantage at the end of the first period. ,. Sophomore Ben Couch also played a big role in the Devils opening surge as he canned three treys. Couch's ability to hit from outside made the big man Tyler Vernon come out on the floor to guard the Blue Devils 6'6" center. This opened lanes to the basket for Edmonds, Ausfi,n and Tr,ent to get easy shots. , :,. Coach Zack Moore of the during the time out between the end of the first period and the start of the second. The Bears came storming back to get their deficit to just one at 22-21 as the first half ended. In the third qiJarter the Bears led by Vernon and Raashaun Noakes worked their way to a three point lead midway through the period. However with Edmonds, Austin and Trent getting key baskets the Blue Devils were able to end the period on a short run and led 36-31 as the final period began. In the final period the Blue Devils were able to control the ball and the game. They worked for only the best shot and the Devils exhibited great patience in the quarter. Also key to the victory, especially in the final period, the Blue Devils hit l0 of 14 from the charity stripe. game the Devils were 12 of 18 which is excellent. They have not shgt well in previous games fromthe foul. In fact, several of the losses can be attributed to poor foul shooting. Austin :led the' wa, for the Devils with 14 points while Edmonds and Trent each had 12: Edmonds, along with his twelve points, worked hard on the glass and hauled in l0 re- bounds. Edmonds and Austin each had 5 assists and 4 steals. Trent also had several key steals and assists. Couch also had 6 re- bounds. Vernon and Noakes led the Bears with 13 and 12 points respectively. SCORING: Castlewood-- Edmonds 12, Austin 14, Trent 12, Couch 9, Addington 1, Col- lins, Moore, Slemp, Grizzel 2. Union--Vernon 13, Noakes 12, Hall, Barney 1, Addington 8, Baker, Mullins 3, Davis, School- craft 7. Lady Bears get by Lady Devils -'Pt ,., byAllen Gregory The second half was a ,..On Wednesday, January 2'3-at different story, or better yet the third quarter was a different story. The Lady Devils made just four iaoints in the period. After a Lady Devil basket with five plus minutes that made the score Union 28 Castlewood 25, the Lady Devils could not hit from outside or under the basket and trailed 50 to 25. That stretch sealed the victory for the Lady Bears. SCORING: Castlewood-- Crabtree 14, Purtee, Kennedy 6, Jessee, Fleming 8, Couch 3, Ellis, Hubbard, Elam 3, Isaacs 2. Union--McKinney 18, Bishop 4, Begley 13, Childress 12, Dysart, Trent, Barnett 5. Big Stone Gap, the Imestanding Lady Bears of Uiion topped the Lady Blue gleviis of Castlewood 53-3. ..  The game was close throughout the first 16 minutes fflth Union leading 24-21 at that point. . ,. Castlewood wins pair at Twin Springs by Allen Gregory -- ' The Castlewood girls 'and 90s basketball teams visited I'win Sprigs on Tuesday night hd both came home .,with inpressive wins. :The Doug Campbell crew mine home with a 50-33 win while Barry Ruff and his .girls got a big 80-42 decision. The Lady Devils got a big game from sophomore Caitlyn Fleming. She popped ,i0 20 points and grabbed eight re- bounds. Lexi Kennedy was not fag-behind with 15 points. The Lady Devils who like to 9ti it up from outside the three point line, hit six on the night. Purtee had two, Kennedy two and Crabtree two. Twin Springs was missing several front line players due to injury. SCORING: Castlewood-- Crabtree 6, Purtee 8, Kennedy 15, Fleming 20, Jessee 2, Couch 2, Ellis 6, Hubbard 5, Elam 8, Isaacs 8. Twin Springs--Mays, Hazlett 5, McCloud 12, Gilmer 6, Durnell 17, Carico 2, Smith. In the boys game the Blue Devils came away with a 17 point, 50-33 win. The game was never in doubt from the time Ben Couch opened the scoring by hitting from the comer. That shot helped the Devil' to a 15-2 first qharter advantage. Couch would go on to lead the Devils with 15 points. He is fast becoming one of the better long range shooters for the Devils. He perhaps is taking after his father, Matt, who was a good outside shooter and scored over 1000 points for St. Paul High School. Dylan Trent was next in line with 12. Trent has been putting up good number ,_'n most every game. As the game progressed the Blue Devil reserves got to log some key playing time. SCORING: Castlewood-- Edmonds 8, Austin 9, Trent 12, Couch 15, Addington 2, Sum- mers, Collins, Moore, Johnson, Grizzel 4, Slemp, Meade. Twin Springs--Smith 2, Matthews 2, Finch 10, Grizzle 4, McCreary 4, Collins 2, Mathes 9, Powers. ?,. Eastslde falls again by Allen Gregory The Eastside Spartans Of Coach Patrick Damron have struggled to get on the winning side of the ledger and Tuesday, January 22 was no different. This time they dropped a six point, 51 to 45, decision to Rye Cove. The Eagles have also been struggling to get wins. However, this night the Eagles got 19 points by Hunter McMahan and eased to the win. F'dfgL Lunsford had 13 for the Spartans. The Spartans had the lead at 16-11 as the first quarter ended but could not maintain it as the game progressed. SCORING: Eastside--Yates 4, Cusano 2, Milgrim 1, Yeary 2, Buchanan 5, Banks 7, Lunsford 13, Green 7, Riner 4. Rye Cove--Hill 3, Addison 4, Fritz, McMahan 19, Rhoten 17, Peters 8. Lady Spartans roll by Lady Eagles by Allen Gregory The Lady Spartans sent their Cumberland District record to 4 and 1 with a 60-24 win over homestanding Rye Cove on Tuesday, January 22. A big 23 point outburst in the first quarter propelled the Spartans to victory. The home team Eagles, struggling in the district, did not reach double figures in scoring in any of the four quarters. Eastside's big three of Erin Stanley, Lindsay Dean and Samantha Cole all tallied in double figures. Stanley led the way with 24 while Cole and Dean each had 14. Only Lucinda Lawson hit double digits for the Eagles. She had 10. SCORING: Eastside--Stan- ley 24, Cole 14, Dean 14, Bright 1, Hill 2, Stallard, Collins, Powers 5, Atwood, Collins. Rye 'Rock-n-Roll _ Express' Ricky Morton Wrestling coming Wrestling on Saturday, February 2 will be held, at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon with a bell time of 7:30 p.m. Fifteen warriors in six big marches including World Champion Iron Cross, 'Rock-n- Roll' Express Ricky Morton, 'Nature Boy' Buddy Landel, Doctor of Destruction, Southern Champion Nate Diamond, Eddie 'Nature Boy' Buddy Landel to Lebanon Bruiser, Skylar Cruise, Gavin Daring, Mr. Madness & more? Also featured will be a Winter Warrior Rumble 2013 Over Top Rope Battle Royal. All advance tickets only $5 if you get them at Samson's Gym in St. Paul 762-7170. Wrestlers are subject to change. One hundred percent of concessions goes to RCMC Relay for Life Cancer Fund. America at War- and discussion series Lebanon Library begins a new reading and discussion series in February that should appeal to history buffs. The subject will be American Wars in the 17 th and 18 th centuries. The unique aspect of this series is that participants will select the books they wish to read - everyone will NOT be reading the same books. Guiding the discussions will be Dr, Thomas Costa and Dr. Jennifer Murray of the Univer- sity of Virginia's College at Wise and Dr. Robert Tomlinson who is recently retired from Southwest Virginia Community College; all three are scholars of the history of the United States. After an initial meeting to organize and select the first reading on Febru- ary 3, participants will meet as follows: reading February 24: Colonial wars & the Revolutionary War, March 24: War of 1812, April 7: Mexican War & Civil War, April 21: Spanish American & Indian Wars Participants will read the book of their choice and consid- er a common set of questions, such as "Why did we commit to war?" And "Did the war change the country?" If they prefer, participants may also view docu- mentaries on DVD or read on- line resources at the Center of Military History website. Register now by calling the Lebanon Library at 889-8044. Or. stop by to register and pick up your first book while the selection of books is still extensive. All discussions will be on Sunday at 3 pm. Open House at Virginia Cove--Smith 4, Proctor 2, Fugate 2, Lawson 10, Kern, Intermont February 1-2 and Roach 1, Goins, Peake 5. March 22-23 Have a used car? Donate your used vehicle to the National Kidney Foundation serving Virginia's Kidney Cars program and you can join the fight against kidney disease. Your vehicle donation will support the many prevention programs and direct patient services offered throughout Virginia that are en- hancing the lives of people with, and at risk for, kidney disease. In addition, your contribution can earn you a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation will pick up any used .vehicle, motor- cycle or boatin almost any condition--from any roadside or parking lot free of charge. Call 800-488-CARS or visit CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday Virginia Intermont College invites all high school juniors and seniors, college transfer students and families to Spring Open House on Friday and Saturday, February 1-2 and March 22-23. Open House offers a special opportunity for pro- spective students to see what campus life is all about, meet faculty and current students and learn about academics, the honors program, scholarships, financial aid, and athletic programs at Virginia lntermont. Friday evening: Join us for a welcome reception and light snacks beginning at 6 p.m. in the Worrell Fine Arts Center. Fol- lowing the reception, special information sessions will be pre- sented on equine studies, photo- graphy and digital imaging, and the honors program. Saturday: Registration be- gins at 8:30 a.m. in Harrison- Jones Memorial Hall. A light breakfast is provided before opening remarks by President E. Clorisa Phillips, followed by information sessions and guided tours of campus. Students and- families are invited for lunch in the dining hall and to visit with the campus community. Open House continues throughout the afternoon with Honors Program interviews, riding team and the- atre program auditions, and port- folio reviews for photography, art, and creative writing stu- dents. "We are excited to meet po- tential students and their'families and show them all that we have to offer," said President Phillips. "Our supportive community and unique learning opportunities make Virginia Intermont a great choice." To reserve your spot for open house on either weekend, please RSVP.on-line or call the Office of Admissions at (276) 466-7892 or 800-451-1842. Don't exceed the speed limit? ] Be especially careful at intersections which I have n o traffic lights! Observe stop signs? [ W .. /v:'S: ::::" :. [ I -,866-NO-ATTACKS j WWW.NOATTAeKS.O.00 DON'T, LET YOUR CHILD FEEL LIKE A FISH WITHOUT WATER. *" " 2 Great work truck | 2010 Ford Pickup OFF Road loaded with options Only $21,995 Shop Morgan McClurmFord for great buys- It's the right thin<j to do! 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