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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, S;t. Paul, VA, Thursday, ; 21, 2008 Lady Deacons fall in tourney by Allen Grel~ory During the second period the The Pioneers hit their free Sf. Paul's Lady Deacons roles were reversed. St. Paul had throws and were able to get to finished their basketball season the iintensity while the Pioneers the seven point win. on a sour note as they lost to the appeared to rest with their big Thomas Walker Lady Pioneers leadL. in the first round of theThe hard working Deacons Cumberland District Tournament chopped eight points off their at Castlewood on Monday, Feb- defiqcit by the time the half rolled ruary 18. The score was Thomas Walker 54 and St. Paul 47. The Pioneers jumped on the Deacons early. They ran to a 14 point, 22-8, lead as the first quarter ended. The sluggish Deacons did arotand. At the half St. Paul trailted 26-21. As the two teams entered the final canto, the Pioneers led 37- 29. 'The Deacons made a final run at the Pioneers and got their deficit to just one but they used a Devils have perfect record in District play by Jonathon Salyer grabbing seven rebounds. Castlewood--Fisher 17, Col- The Castlewood Blue Devils traveled to Clinchport to take on the Eagles of Rye Cove on Friday, February 15, looking to secure a perfect district mark at 12-0. They made sure of that by jumping out big in the first half and coming away with the 72-45 win. Two players with double lins 6, C. Smith 20, J. Smith 3, doubles, Blake Wyatt (16 Carter 16, Meade 9, Bush 4, points, 10 rebounds) and Justice 7. Brandon Tomlinson (10 points, Rye Cove--Earwood 4, 10 rebounds), led Rye Cove. Lawson 2, Maness 2, Smith 11, SCORING: Tomlinson 10, Wyatt 16. Lady Devils use big second The Devils got an early 19-8 half to dispatch Lady Pioneers first quarter lead. The deciding period in this by Jonathon Salyer the Lady Devils, pouring in ]1 game was the second quarter in The Castlewood Lady Devils points in the quarter. In the game St. Paul had 17 which the Devils put up 36 hosted Thomas Walker's Lady In the fourth period, it was field goals to 14 for thepoints while holding the Eagles Pioneers on Tuesday, February much of the same as Gordon Pioneers. However, the' Pioneers to only 14 to take a 54-22 lead 12. The Lady Devils used a big connected on four three-pointers hit on 24 of 30 free throw into halltime. Chris Smith second half to pull away and and scoring 14, to help secure attempts to 12 of 19 by St. Paul actually outscored the Eagles in secure the 78-44 victory,the 78-44 victory. and as is the case in a lot of games, free throws were very important. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 8, Robbins 2, Dickenson 4, Russell 4, Hall 15, Robinson 8, Salyer 6. Thomas the quarter by putting up 15 The Lady Devils jumped out points to lead the Devil charge, to a quick 18-12 first quarter In the third stanza, the Devils lead. won 14-4 for a69-26 leadgoing The Lady Pioneers kept it into the fmal period. The Eagles close in the second quarter, won the fourth quarter 19-13. losing the quarter by one and Chris Smith led the Devils in trailing 32-25--a manageable Kayla Gordon led the way, scoring all of her game high 25 points in the second half. Lorren Evans and Kelsey Addington each also reached double figures. Tiffany Gibson led Thomas Walker--Vass 7, Jessia Burke scoring with 20 points, with deficit--goingintohalflime. Walker with 18 points. not match the intensity of the lot ,of energy drawing close and 14, Jennifer Burke 7, Moles 10, Patrick Fisher adding 17 points The Lady Devils made sure SCORING: Pioneers at the outset thus they did not have enough gas in their Gibson 14, Isaacs, Hurst, and seven steals. Travis Carter that a c6meback wouldn't hap- Castlewood--Evans 13, fell behind, tank to get to the lead. Brooks, Brockman 2. came away with a double pen in the third quarter,Counts 9, Keen 6, Addington double, scoring 16 points and outscoring the Lady Pioneers 11, Gordon 25, Wohlford 2, Lady Tltan vv.lp St Paul King College pulling down 10rebonnds. Seth 20-6 to take a commanding 52- Hall6, Trent6. Justice played well off the 31 lead into the final stanza. Thomas Walker-Vass 4, Jes. by Allen Gregory 10-.3 as the first quarter ended, announces bench, scoring seven points and Kayla Gordon led the charge for Burke 4, Jen. Burke 12, Hurst 4, Twin Springs Lady Titans Caitlin Robinson hit two Brockman 2, Gibson 18. came visiting at St. Paul on long treys just seconds into the President's List Friday, February 15 and went sec',ond period. Those treys Lady Devils over Eagles for 12-0 CD record home with a 15 point, 46-31 brought the Deacons to within and Dean's List by Jonathon Salyer win. one at 10-9. The following local resi- The Castlewood Lady Devils Michelle Hutchins was fouled rebounds, led the Lady Devils The Deacons got the However, the Titans' Whir- opening tap and got the ball in ne q McConnell worked her way dents are recently named to the had to travel to Clinchport on and sent to the line. She made Shelli McDavid led the Lady close but turned it over. They free for a layup and free throw King College president's list Friday, February 15, to take on the first but missed the second; Eagles with 12 points. did the same on their next to push the visitors to a 13'9 for the fall semester 2007. the Lady Eagles of Rye Cove in however, the ball went out of SCORING: possession, leatd. Roger Lee Jessee, Castle- the season finale for both teams, bounds on the Lady Devils. The Castlewood--Evans 19, The Titans used those two Though the Deaconsi wood; Melanie Denise Powers, The Lady Devils were looking Lady Eagles got a good shot at Counts 2, Addington 8, Gordon turnovers and a foul on a wo)rked hard and got severalI Castlewood; Karen Addington, to complete an unblemished the buzzer, but it bounced off 15, Jessee2, Wohlford4: putback attempt to tally their key baskets they still were l Clinchco; William Lacy Stun- district schedule, while the Lady the rim to give the Lady Devils Rye Cove--Gibson 8, Hood first two points, The Titans' do wn by seven at 23-16 as the: icy, Clintwood; Shirley N. Eagles wanted to make that the exciting50-49win. 8, Hutchins 9, Carter 7, Tamara Campbell hit the first finst half ended. I Austin, Dante. dream a fantasy. The girls from Lorren Evans with 19 and Edwards 1, McDavid 12, Tester two freebies of the game on her The Titans hit the first sixI The list recognizes those Rye Cove fought hard, but in the Kayla Gordon with 15 and 10 4. way to a 17 point game high pofints of the third quarter and! who participate in at least 12 end the Lady Devils scored just performance, cnuised from there on to the end achieveh urs Ofa academiCperfect 4.0w rksemesterand district nt wi m l te Devils take big win over TW Those two free throws gave of" the game and the 15 point grade point average. The Lady Devils jumped out by Jonathon Salyer the Titansa2-01ead. wiin. The following local resi- early to a 14-4 lead and it The Castlewood boys' margin, andthe fourth24-18 to The Deacons never led in SCORING: Twin Springs-! dents were recently named to looked like they would be in the basketball team entertained the take the 93-46 victory. the game. An Emily Salyer basket alter a Lindsey Hall free throw tied the game at three. The Titans then closed out the quarter scoring seven points to zero for the Deacons to lead M(cCoy 3, Lane 12, Meade 6, Pau'ks, A, McConnell 2, Salyers, Wr. McConneU 6, Campbell 17. St:. Paul--Robinson 9. Evans 5, R(obbins 3, Dickenson 4, Salye 4, Russell 2, Hall 4. / Morgan McClure forges season,long partnership to aid the King College dean's list for the fall semester 2007. Jennifer Hope Hall, Castle- wood; Samuel Adam Mullins, Clintwood, Amanda Jane Mays, Dante. The list recognizes those who participate in at least 12 hours of academic work and attain a semester grade point driver's seat. However, the Lady Eagles went on a 15-4 run to take a 19-18 lead. The Lady Eagles led 26-2, going into halftime. In the third quarter the teams traded baskets with Lorren Evans leading the Castlewood charge with nine points. Going into the fourth, the Pioneers of Thomas Walker on Tuesday, February 12. The Pioneers gave the Blue Devils the biggest test of their district schedule when these two teams met earlier, with the Devils Patrick Fisher led Castle- wood with 24 'points and six rebounds. Chris Smith (18 points), Travis Carter (14 points), Zach Bush (13 points, five rebounds) and Seth Justice winning by only three points. (12 points)added good work to Castlewood made sure thisthe night. Ryan Meade made would not happen again, scoring move after move on his way to a early and often en route to a 93- career high 13 assists. average within the range of Lady Eagles maintained a 39-37 46 victory. Robbie Giles led Thomas Clinch River Little League 3 0,o399 ,ead. o' Dov, m od The Oov, out oo eO W orwi nmopom Located in Bristol, Tenn to take the lead late in the game Pioneers 22-10 in the first SCORING: In the spirit of community cipating in baseball clinics and King is a private, comprehen- on a drive by Kayla Gordon. quarter. The Devils kept the Castlewood--Fisher 24, C. collaboration and teamwork tau- other activities led by the local sive college founded in the With under a minute to play, the heat turned up in the second, Smith 18, Carter 14, Meade 4, ght through youth sports, Mor- minor league baseball or Cal: Presbyterian tradition, offering Lady Eagles were forced to foul winning it 25-9 to take aBush 13, Rasnick 5, Justice 12, gun McClure has developed a Ripken Baseball group staff, more than 80 majors, minors, Lorren Evans and send her to demanding 47-19 lead intoFields 3. partnership with Clinch River "We are looking forward to a concentrations and pry-pro- the line. Evans made the first to intermission. Thomas Walker--Hensley 2, Little League through the Chevy grelat season with Clinch River fessional programs. For more put the Lady Devils up by two, The Devils kept playing well Sadler 7, Escobar 5, Overton 2, Youth Baseball program that will LiUtle League that will be filled information, please visit but missed the second, in the second half by winning Williams 8, Hawkins 2, Trent 5, include both monetary and eq- with exciting games and anwww.king.edu. On the ensuing play, the third quarter by a 22-9 Welch2, Smallwood4, Giles9. uipment donations during the enhanced experience of theJ 2008 little league baseball sea- teams through the equipment Twin Springs by ten Russell County Kids Fishing son. donations, baseball clinics and Now in its third year, Chevy other program components," by Allen Gregory in shots. Youth Baseball is an initiative said Jerry McClure. "ChevySt. Paul closed out their The Deacons turned the ball Day set for May 17 that establishes a positive rela- Youth Baseball is just oneCumberland District regular over the first four times they The Russell County Kids to make this another joyful event tionship between local dealers example of how committed our season play with a 37-27 loss to had it in the third period. and the communities they serve, dealership is to supporting the visiting Twin Springs. The Titans did not exactly Fishing Day will be held on May for the children of Russell and Morgan McClure partnered with youth and families in the area The Deacons have fallen on capitalize as they could get just 17 this year at the Natural Area surrounding counties. If you the Clinch River Little League community.' hard times with some very close one basket. Preserve located at Cedar Creek. would like to donate to this because of the league's proxi- During the 2007 little leagu regular season losses. However, they did have a The fishing day committee has event, send donations to the already begun preparations to address below. Russell County mity to the dealership. Over the baseball season, more thanNow they enter the district 29-19 lead as the final period start this big event. Each year the Kids Fishing Day PO Box 2245 course of the season, Morgan Chevrolet dealers from the Met tournament and can redeem began. MeClure will donate team equip- re-Atlanta and Tampa area themselves by getting some big Alter the Titans' Tyler Estep Virginia Department of Game Lebanon, Virginia 24266 merit kits, which include: equip- hellped generate close tO wins in the tournament, opened the final period'saiad inland leisiaeri-es along wii-la" Anyone wishing to volunteer merit bags, baseballs, ball buck- $3 00,000 in donations from the St Paul began the game on scoring to give Twin Springs a local businesses and individuals their time to help with this event s ons r this event The can call (276) 889-2660 or (276) ets and t-shirts. They will also de:alerships and private parties a good note. They got the tap 31-19 lead the Deacons started p o help donate a Chevy Tahoe SUV, The dealers also donated but just as quiekly turned the a come back. committee will be out asking for .889-3618. and find out more which will be raffled off'by part- $1 12,000 as a result of the Home ball over without getting a shot. Ryan Padgett's five points donations to beh) with expenses mIormatmn. i cipating teams, including Clinch Run Derby, a pro gram conducted The visit ors took advantage pulled St. Paul within seven at i ---q River Little League. Team and in conjunction with The Atlanta as Kris Jordan got in close for a 31-24 with nearly 4:34 left in 1 ' leagues that participate in the Braves and The Tampa Bay layup, the game. Chevy Tahoe raffle keep 100 Rays. The Deacons missed on a Cody Hall then hit what percent of the proceeds. The For more information about close in shot but Devon proved to be the put the game little league teams will also have Clhevy Youth Baseball, visit Mathews hit for the Titans to away basket. Hale got free and American Heart unique experiences by parti- w ww.chevyyouthbaseball.com, push their lead to 4-0. hit a running right hander to i Association ' y ] Neither team could produce give the Titans a 33-23 lead. '[ Fighting Iqeart Disease and Strokq MECC hosts Ewabo Caribbean a sustained run in the first St. Paul never got closer ~trokQ [ period and the visitors led 8-6 They missed four free throw as the period ended, attempts and let Hall get open 1 ] Trio for Black History Month Both teams were very for another easy basket later in m patient in their offense as they the game. worked hard to get their best SCORING: Twin Springs Music of the Caribbean will fill MECC's Goodloe Center on February 21 at 12:15 as Moun- tain Empire Community College honors Black History Month. The music group Ewabo puts emphasis on the steel drum, which was invented around the time of WWII and has its roots in Africa. The music of this instru- ment is called 'pan' in its native Trinidad and Tobago. Ewabo has twice won lhe National Steelband Music Fest- i'val Championship, which has propelled them to prominence in international contemporary mUs- i,c. The musicians entertain and educate audiences on the var- iLeties of Caribbean culture. This event is open to l he public and admission is free. rmore information call 276-523- 7472 or email lpgibson@me.vccs.edu. shooters open. The Titans worked their way to a 20-13 halltime. The Deacons struggled in the period as they turned the ball over and missed some close Mathews 10, Criswell, Jordan 8, Powers, Campbell, Smith, Estep 4, Hall 15. St. Paul--Ellis 4, Phillips 6, Kilgore 4, Williams 5, Padgett 8, Hileman, Lawson. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times call 762-7671 Come celebrate with us at Colony House Furniture & Wish Raymond a t Happy Birthday. Monday Feb. 25 ! -- - } ; B i iHappy B,rtk : !i ! Please dlon't fire us we need our jobs. Pam, Mike and George / :. I I / / 1 1 Visit Clinch River Ford for your service needs 01L CHANGE $29.95 for gasoline engines up to 5 quarts Vehicles that require more add $2.10 per quart With 0il Change Free Outside Wash. 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