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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 28, 2013 Sports Features Champs by Allen Gregory After a long season and a lot of exciting games and plays, the Castlewood boys' basketball team earned the Region D Div- ision l basketball trophy with a 40-28 win over J.I. Burton on Saturday afternoon February 23 at Bristol Va High School. Button's Coach Aaron j Williams was the former head . man at Castlewood while the i Devils Coach Doug Campbell was a former assistant at J.[. Burton so each coach was a little ': knowledgeable of the other / school and team. The Devils, with baskets Just shy by Allen Gregory The Lady Blue Devils of .. Castlewood fell just several points shy of earning the big .:, trophy in Saturday's Region D Division I girls' basketball , game. They dropped a very close " hard fought game to Clintwood by a score of 58-56. The Lady Devils got off to a little bit of a slow start and trailed by four at 17-13 as the first period ended. Perhaps they were a little tired from the one point win over Haysi on Thursday or perhaps Clintwood was much tougher than they thought they from Ben Couch and Reid Edmonds, jumped to an early lead and closed out the first quarter with a 15-6 advantage Sophomore Ben Couch hit two treys in the first period to give the Devils an excellent start. Couch would finish the game with 10 points as did Edmonds. They would lead the Devils in scoring. The Raiders of J.l. Burton would go on a run led by the game high scorer E. Beatty and cut the Blue Devil lead to 15-11. An Edmonds basket would stop the Burton run and get the 1 would be. Whatever the reason the Lady Greenwave was able to increase their four point first quarter lead to an 11 point 33-24 score at the half. The Lady Devils came out in the second half with a lot of intensity on defense and some better shot making and cut six points off the Clintwood lead as the final quarter began That comeback continued in the final period and with just under 1:45 to play the Devils had a 56-53 lead courtesy of two free tosses by KacieJessee. Then came several critical mistakes. The Devils lost a Cold shooting hurts Spartans by Allen Gregory In their opening round game of the Region D Division 2, the Eastside Lady Sparlns fell to Lee High 53-40. It was very cold shooting for the Spartans in the first quarter that sealed their fate. They were able to hit just one of their first 15 shots and fell behind 12-3 at the end of the first period. Moreover, they trailed 25-11 as the first half ended. The Spartans played hard in the Second half but were not able to dig themselves out of their first half hole:. Samantha Ely with 16 points and Kelsey Skaggs with 10 points led the scoring parade for the Generals. Lindsay Dean led Eastside with 10 points. SCORING:. Lee High-- Arney 7, Terry, Crabtree, Ely 16, Robbins 3, Tabor 3, Parsons 8, Skaggs 10, Scott 4, Medley 1. Eastside--Atwood, Collins, Powers 9, Dean 10, Cole 8, Stanley 8, Stallard 3, Bright, Hill, Blackburn 2. Blue Devils on their way to a 26-17 halftime lead. The Blue Devils tight defense and ball control tactics kept the Raiders off balance ill the final half and they were only able to put 11 points on the board in the final 16 minutes of the game. Beatty finished the game with 12 points to lead all scorers SCORING: J.l. Burton-- Keys 1, Beatty 12, VanNew 2, Maggard 5, Johnson, Blair 8, Thompson. Castlewood- Edmonds 10, Austin 7, Moore, Trent 5, Couch 10, Collins, Slemp 4, Addington 4.. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times ...call 762-7671 HOMEOWNERS WANTED! $ $ SAVE THOUSANDS $ $ 1 Be a derno homesite for our maintenance-free Kayak Pool. Save thousands with this unique opportunity. 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Castlewood--Crabtree 13, Purtee 10, Kennedy 14, Jessee 2, Fleming 7, Couch, Hubbard, Isaacs 10, Elam. CHS edges Havsi lit by Allen Gregory The Castlewood Blue Devils used a stingy defense late in the game to get a narrow 37-36 win over the Lady Tigers of Haysi on Thursday, February 21 at Lebanon. The narrow win put the Lady Devils in the finals of Re,2ion D Division I against Clintwood who got a 47-37 win over Twin Valley following the Castlewood game. Both Clintwood and Castle- wood will advance to state play on Saturday, March 2. The Devils worked theii" way to a 14-10 first quarter lead. Following that good first quarter the Lady Devils lost their shooting eye and had to rely on their defense to get the victory. The Lady Devils trailed 22- 16 at the haft and 29-25 as the final period began. The Devils then turned up the defense and allowed the Tigers just seven points over the final 16 minutes. A Haley Crabtree trey with under 1:30 to play gave the Devils the big win. The Devils young duo of post players, Caitlyn Fleming and Mckinley Isaacs were huge on the boards, at both ends of the floor, to go with their outstanding defense. Fleming had 12 boards while Isaacs had 11. SCORING: Haysi--Mon- dridge 5, Hyden 12, Edwards 2, Counts 6, Sutherland 9, Rob- inette 2, Whitner. Castlewood-- Crabtree 10, Purtee 3, Kennedy 5, Fleming 6, Isaacs 6, Elam 2, Hubbard, Jessee 5. Castlewood 70, by Allen Gregory A hot, hot shooting Blue Devil boys' basketball team put Twin Valley away early on Tuesday night in the quarter final Region D Division 1 game at Castlewood by a 70-47 margin. The Blue Devils hit almost 69% of their first half shots on their way to a 46-15 halflime lead. The Blue Devils would can 13 treys on the night. Their big Twin Valley 47 lead allowed the starters to rest in the final period of the game. Tyler Austin with 19 and Reid Edmonds with 18 led the scoring on the night. SCORING: Twin Valley-- Edwards, Cantreil 14, Adams 10, McGlothlin 5, Case 13, Meadows, Presley, Burniston 5. Castlewood--Edmonds 18, Austin 19, Trent 4, Couch 9, Addington 3, Summers 2, Moore 3, Collins 9, Johnson 1, Slemp 2, Grizzel, Meade. Castlewood rolls by Allen Gregory On Tuesday, February 19, the Castlewood Lady Blue Devils had an easy time as they beat Council 64-28. This was a quarter final Region D Division 1 game played at Castlewood. The game was never in doubt as Castlewood ran up a 17-4 first quarter score and led 37 to 7 at the half. over Council Freshman McKinley Isaacs had 17 points to lead the Blue Devils. SCORING" Council--Hurt 8, Breeding 1, M. Presley 2, Stevens 12, Rasnake 5, T. Presley, Stump. Castlewood-- Crabtree 10, Purtee 6, Kennedy 5, Jessee 5, Fleming 9, Couch 6, Hubbard 3, Elam 3, Isaacs 17, Scarberry. Devils advance to by Allen Gregory The Castlewood Blue Devil boys' basketball team made it to the Region D Division 1 finals with a hard fought 50-40 win over Thomas Walker on Thursday, February 21. The Blue Devils, who were really hot on Tuesday against Twin Valley, had a hard time against Thomas Walker on Thursday. The game was close all the way with the Pioneers leading 32-29 heading into the final period. The Devils ran offto an 18- 8 fourth quarter advantage to get the win that sent them to the VA State playoffs. finals Reid - Edmonds with 18 points and Dylan Trent with 10 points, led Castlewood while Tyler Scott with 12 points and Justin Greer, 10, led the Pioneers. SCORING: Thomas Wal- ker--Greer 10, Bailey, Scott 12, Catron 6, Warf 8, Cape 4. Castlewood--Edmonds 18, Austin 7, Trent 10, Couch 9, Addington 2, Grizzel 4. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday Dante caller wins national friction title Bobby Woods of Eiante won his second straight NWTF Grand National Calling Championship Friction Division title February 14 at the NWTF Convention and Sport Sho\\; in Nashville. The Dante. 'Ca.. native tri- umphed for the Iburth time in eight years behind the strength of Iris kee kee run. Woods defeated 32 competitors. "I thought my run went real well." said Woods. "'My kee kee was my strongest call and 1 hit it perfect. It was a good overall ru] .'" Champions are crowned in 10 calling divisions during the weekend. Dozens of the world's best adult and youth turkey hunters te.st their skills for the ears of expert judges. Each year, the NWTF hosts the Grand National Turkey Call- ing Championships during the NWTF' Convention and Sport Show. 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