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fill  IIJllllil,JM Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, V A, Thursday, February 26, 2909 I I Sports Features Deacons upset Ervinton by Allen Gregory progress in all phases of the St. Paul's Lady Deacons game as the season has gone surprised the opening night along. The upset was just audience of the Cumberland another positive learning step for District girls tournament when the team. they defeated the Lady Rebels of The slow start for the Ervinton 53-46 at Clinchco on Deacons was nothing new. In Tuesday, February 15. many of their early season There is an old addage in games and even down the stretch basketball that it is very hard to they would go for several beat a team three times in a quarters without scoring in season. The Deacons proved this double figures. when they surprised the Rebs However, on this night the and the fans on Tuesday night, final three quarters saw the The Rebels in both earlier Deacons put up some good sized regular season games had scoring numbers getting 47 of handled the Deacons fairly their 53 points in the final three easily, periods. The final period was They may have thought especially good for the Deacons when they raced to an I 1-0 early when they poured in 20 points. lead that things would be as easy Junior Rachel Evans had an as before. But the Deacons outstanding game. for the proved them wrong. Deacons both on offense where First year head coach Seth she tallied 21 points and passed Padgett and his band of young out five assists. She also made Deacons have shown great her presence felt on the defensive end as she came up with four steals and forced several other Rebel turnovers. The Deacons struggled from the foul line hitting just 16 of 31 attempts. But Evans did not struggle. She hit on 8 of 11 attempts. Six of those eight came down the stretch when the final outcome was still in doubt. Sophomores Nikki Rose and Hannah Edmonds also had big games as both hit double figures . in scoring and rebounding. Rose had 13 points and 13 rebounds while Edmonds had 11 points and 12 rebounds. The Rebs fine player Kelly Rasnick led all scorers with 24. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 21, Wells 6, Edmonds 11, N. Rose 13, Salyer 2. Ervinton--D. Bond 2, A. Bond 8, Rasnick 24, C. Hill 10, Newton 2, Chaffin, Spangler, K. Hill. Lady Eagles 52, Lady Deacons 47 by Allen Gregory The Lady Deacons of St. Paul saw their hopes of getting to the Cumberland District finals go by the boards when they lost to the Lady Eagles of Rye Cove 52-47 on Friday, February 20 at Clinchco. The Deacons, all year long, have struggled to reach double figure scoring in each quarter of a game. Friday night it was no different. They were held to eight in the second quarter. As a result of that, the Deacons trailed at the half by a score of 28-21. Trailing by seven as the second half began, the Deacons fought hard to get to the lead, which they were never able to do. They made several excellent comeback attempts. But every time the Deacons got close, Christi Hood, Jasmine Carter or Natasha Edwards would get a key basket to stop the Deacon charge. The game's final outcome was decided at the foul line where the Lady Eagles hit just 15 of 24 to the Deacons 6 of 13. The Deacons hit on 18 field goals, five of which were three's while the Eagles hit 17 field goals with three coming from beyond the arc. Each team had two players hit double figures in scoring with Rachel Evans getting 19 and Hannah Edmonds 15 while Christi Hood had 18 and Edwards 13 for the Eagles. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 19, Wells 5, Edmonds 15, N. Rose 4, Salyer 4, Crawford, Young. Rye Cove--Ch Hood 18, Hutchins 4, Carter 9, Edwards 13, Tester 4, Ca Hood 4, Lawson. Devils advance to finals with victory over Pioneers by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Blue Devils advanced to the Cumberland District Tourna- ment Championship by de- feating the Thomas Walker Pioneers 61-48 on Thursday, February 19. The Devils came out early and jumped to a 14-7 first quarter lead. The Devils c extended that lead in the second winning that quarter 14-9 to take a 28-16 lead into halftime. Justin Smith led the way for the Devils in the first half con- necting on four three-pointers. The Pioneers mounted a come- back in the third quarter winning the quarter 22-16 to make the score 44-38 going into the final quarter. The Devils were able to survive the fourth and hit the key shots when they needed to and made just enough free throws to secure the victory. Justin Smith led the wa Y scoring 18 points on his 18  birthday. Ryan Meade put in 16 points and 7 assists. Ruben Rasnick added 10 points and 3 blocks while Zach Bush played an all around game scoring 6 points, pulling down 12 rebounds and blocking 6 shots. Dude Overton and Travis Hall led Thomas Walker with 13 points apiece. SCORING: Castlewood-- Justin Smith 18, Ruben Rasnick 10, Dingus 2, Justice 2, Ryan Meade 16, Bush 6, Allen 5, Summers 2. Thomas Walker-- Scott 2, Brewer 4, Dude Overton 13, Williams 5, Hawkins 8, Trent 3, Travis Hall 13. Castlewood Lady Devils win JV championship by Jonathon Salyer The Lady. Devils completed The Castlewood Lady Devils completed their season in fine fashion on Friday, February 20 at Clinchco Elementary School. The Lady Devils defeated the Lady Knights 50-26 to take the JV championship. The Lady Devils came out quickly winning the first quarter 10-4. They extended their lead in the second quarter outscoring the Lady Knights 13-7 to take a 23-11 halftime lead. The Lady Devils put the game away in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Knights 12-4 to take a 20 points lead into the fourth quarter. The Lady Devils won the fourth quarter 15-11 to reach the final score of 50,26. an impressnve 19-1 season. They were undefeated in district play and their only loss came to Tennessee High.' The Lady Devils JV team also won their division at High Point Uni- versity this past season going a perfect 16-0. Taylor Banner led the Lady Devils in the championship with 14 points while Allie Ring added 13 points, and Leigh Statzer added 11 points. Heather Wyrick led Coeburn with 16 points. SCORING: Castlewood-- McReynolds 5, Layton 4, Leigh Statzer 11, Riddle 3, Taylor Banner 14, Allie Ring 13. Coeburn--Salyer 1, Heather Wyrick 16, Cole 2, Tickles 7. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times-"// 762-7671 I r MORGAN McCLURE Brakes Tune-ups Emissions Check Engine Repair Oil Changes Our Trained Technicians are Ready to Serve You! Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 Devils take district with win over Titans by Jonathon Salyer 24-16 lead into halftime. In the The Castlewood Blue Devils completed a clean sweep for Castlewood High School on Saturday, February 21 at Clinchco Elementary School with a 42-40 victory over the Twin Springs Titans. The Devils won the tournament champ- ionship to add to their regular season title which meant that Castlewood won all six first place trophies given away. The Devils won both JV tournaments and both the regular season and tournament championships for the boys and girls. The champ- ionship game did not disappoint anyone in attendance. The Devils and Titans played a very entertaining game that had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats. The Devils started off early jumping out to a 10-4 first quarter lead. The Devils won the second quarter 14-12 to take a third quarter the defenses took over as the Titans outscored the Devils 6-5 to make the score 29- 22 going into the final quarter. In the fourth quarter the Titans really got things going. The Titans took their first lead when Devon Matthews drove and banked in a shot for a 38-6 lead. The Devils answered coming down and getting the ball in to Ruben Rasnick who was fouled. He calmly stepped to the line in the very noisy gym and knocked down both free throws to tie the game. Twin Springs answered with another basket from Devon Matthews to take the 40-38 lead. Castlewood quickly took the lead back when Ruben Rasnick scored and was fouled. He knocked down the free throw to take the 41-40 lead. Twin Springs came down and missed a shot and Castlewood's Zach Bush pulled Lady Blue Devils championship trophy by Jonathon Salyer The Lady Devils had already won the regular season district title and they took care of business on Saturday, February 21 at Clinchco Elementary School to add the tournament championship to their resume. The Lady Devils jumped out early and never trailed as they came away with the 68-55 victory over the Rye Cove Lady Eagles. The Lady Devils not only won the tournament championship but secured the number 1 seed in the Region D tourney starting this week. The Lady Devils will now host their add county rival, the Lebanon Lady Pioneers on Tuesday. Kelsey Addington hit a three to start the game for Castlewood and they never looked back winning the first quarter 18-12. In the second quarter the Lady Eagles won the quarter 17-16 to make the score 34-29 at the half. Lorren Evans led the scoring in the quarter for the Lady Devils with nine points. The Lady Devils put the game away winning the third quarter 21-13 to take a 55-42 lead in the fourth quarter. The two teams played even through the final quarter both scoring 13 points to reach Castlewood Blue JV championship by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Blue Devils boys' basketball team completed an impressive season on Thursday, February 19 at Clinchco Elementary School. They survived a St. Paul run in the fourth quarter to take the 38-35 victory and the JV championship. The Devils went 11-0 in regular season district play and ended their season with an impressive 17-3 record. The Devils came out early and jumped out to a 13-7 first quarter lead behind eight points from David Lorenzo including two shots from behind the arc. The Devils extended their lead in the second quarter winning that quarter 6-4 with Clayton Mullins scoring all six points for the Devils. The Devils held a 19-11 advantage going into halftime. In the third quarter the Devils kept the pressure on outscoring the Deacons 10-6 to take a 29-17 lead into the final quarter. The Deacons mounted a big comeback in the fourth quarter. The Devils' Clayton Mullins fouled out early in the fourth quarter and then their other post player Aaron Kennedy fouled out later to really give the Deacons an advantage. The Devils were still able to hold on with Brandon Jenkins scoring six points in the quarter and knocking down two free throws late in the game. The Deacons had the ball down Lady Devils Devils take three but the Devils tenacious defense forced a long heave to secure the victory. Clayton Mullins led Castle- wood with 11 points. Brandon Jenkins and David Lorenzo each played well with 9 and 8 points respectively. C.J. Ward really stepped up and played well for the Devils after MuUins fouled out. Reid Edmonds led St. Paul with 21 points. It was a good ending for the Devils team. Aaron Kennedy really played well during the season averaging 11 points and pulling down several big rebounds. Clayton Mullins was also a big force inside with his strength and averaged 9.5 points per game. David and Logan Lorenzo each played well all season playing aggressive defense all year and really making it tough on other teams to score. Brandon Jenkins could also be counted on to hit big 3-pointers while Jordan" Lovelace and C.J. Ward each played big minutes all year and was a very big reason why the Devils won the championship. The Devils team this year was truly a team as all 13 members made a contribution in some way to help the Devils. SCORING: Castlewood-- Lovelace 2, Jenkins 9, Clayton Mullins 11, Kennedy 5, D. Lorenzo 8. L. Lorenzo 3. St. Paul--Reid Edmonds 21, Jacobs 2, Crawford 7, Grizzel 5. advance with victory over Lady Titans by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Lady Devils advanced to the Cum- berland District Tournament Championship on Friday, February 20 with a 55-41 victory over the Lady Titans. The Lady Devils actually trailed after one quarter of play 8-6 with Tamara Campbell scoring all 8 points for the Lady Titans. The Lady Devils came out firing in the second quarter winning the quarter 16-3 to take a 22-11 halftime lead. Once again the Lady Titans refused to go away as they outscored the Lady Devils 18-12 to pull within five at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter however was all Lady Devils as they rolled up 21 points including 13 of 18 from the free throw line. Kayla Gordon led the Lady Devils with 18 points while Lorren Evans and Nicole Counts each played well with 17 and 13 points respectively. Tamara Campbell led Twin Springs with 25 points. 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He knocked in 1 of free throws to take the 42-4 lead. Twin Springs attempted shot but it fell short to secure th Devil victory. Ruben Rasnick led Ca., tlewood with 16 points. Zaah Bush added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Meade pulled down i8 rebounds while Seth JustiCe added 7 rebounds. Devc Matthews led Twin Springs wi 13 points. SCORING: Castlewood- Smith 9, Ruben Rasnick 1 Justice 4, Meade 3, Zach Bu 10. Twin Springs--Dev, Matthews 13, T. Criswell Jordan 7, Campbell 9, Smith Powers 2, Criswell 2. Castlewood has earned tie number one seed in Region D and will host Coebu Wednesday, February 25 at p.m. tournamen the final score of 68-55. i The Lady Devils had foqr players reach double figures in scoring with Lorren Evans leading the way with 25 points. Kelsey Addington (14), Shaina Hall (11) and Kayla Gordon (10) joined Evans in double digits. Shasta Edwards led Rye Cove with 20 points. SCORING: Castlewood-- Lorren Evans 25, Counts 6, Kelsey Addington 14, Kayla Gordon 10, Wohlford 2, Shaina Hall 11. Rye Cove--C. Hood 6, Christy Hood 10, Hutchins 4, Carter 5, Lawson 2, Shasta", Edwards 20, Tester 4, Grizzle 4. ', Deacons lose in overtime by Allen Gregory An overtime thriller saw the Twin Springs Lady Titans edge the Lady. Deacons of St. Paul 53-47 m overtime in the consolation game of the Cum- berland District Tournament at Clinchco on Saturday, February 21. The Deacons had a chance to get the win on a last second shot in regulation but the ball did not find its way into the basket so an overtime was necessary. The Titans prevailed in overtime by a score of 11-5. The game was decided at the foul line where the Titans hit on 20 of 33 attempts while the Deacons hit on 2 of 7 attempts. The Deacons hit 22 field goals to 15 for the Titans. The Deacons had one trey while the Titans hit three. The Titans' Tamara Camp- bell and Ashley McConnell each had double doubles while Hannah Edmonds had a double double for St. Paul. Campbell had 19 points and 13 rebounds while McCounell had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Titans. Edmonds topped all scorers with 26 points and she grabbed 12 boards. Rachel Evans had six assists and three steals while Emily Salyer had five assists and six steals for St. Paul. SCORING: St. Paul--Evans 8, Crawford 2, Wells 6, Edmonds 26, N. Rose 5, Salyer, Young. Twin Springs-- Stidham, McConnell 19, Devine 3, Campbell 19, Daugherty 7, Weddle 2, Parks 3. Miss Relay for Life Pageant Lebanon High School will host the 4 th annual Russell Cou- nty Relay for Life beauty page- ant on Saturday, March 14. The pageant will consist of eight divisions, ages 12 months to 22 years. LENOWISCO Health District Diabetes Education Program The LENOWISCO Health District is offering monthly diabetes education meetings. The "Living Well with Diabetes" program is free of charge and open to the public. Any one with diabetes and/or their caregivers, and other interested individuals who want to learn more about diabetes are encouraged to at- tend. Meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month at the Oxbow Center in St. Paul and the second Tuesday of each month at the Big Stone Gap Library. Oxbow Center March 2, 3pm-4pm April 6, 3pm-4pm Entry forms are available at all Russell County Public Schools and If you would like more information, call Lebanon High School at 276-889-6543. Tacoma Tacoma Community Center, located on Stone Mountain Road just off Route 58 between Coeburn and Norton, presents Bluegrass Music every Saturday night between 7:30-10:30 p.m. The schedule for February includes: February 28: Gary Edward_s & Basic Grass Tickets $10 in advance and Luncheon to honor Alumni If you are a retired teacher who graduated from Radford or an Alumni of Radford please make plans to attend a Luncheon honoring Radford Alumni on February 26 at 12:30 at Mosby's Restaurant in Wise. Please con- tact Mosby's at 679-0101 for reservations or Kathy at ACT 328-5000 for more information. Barbara Lynn Morris, wife of Virginia's Secretary of Educa- tion, a Radford Alumni will be a guest speaker. offers Black Lung Ass'n to meet The Virginia Black Lung Association will_combine its regular meetings for Wise County and Lee County on Friday, February 27, at 1 p.m. at the Norton Community Center, Norton. The meeting is open to all interested people, including union, non-union, miners and widows concerned about receiv- ing Black Lung benefits. Community Center schedule $15.00 at the door-due to limited seating call 276-679-1164 for reservations. Halftime music provided by the Peters Brothers. There will be activities and food so come on down and join the fun for the whole family. For more information, call Roosevelt Stanley, 276-679- 1164. May 4, 3pm-4pm June 1, 3pm-4pm Big Stone Library March 10, 3pm-4pm April 14, 3pm-4pm May 12, 3pm-4pm June 9, 3pm-4pm The program is a series of topics to help illustrate what diabetes is, how it affects the body, and how an individual can. self-manage the disease. For more information or to start a diabetes support group in your area contact Jennifer Bea: ver Diabetes Health Educa- tor/LPN at the Scott County Health Department (276) 386- 1312.