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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 12, 2009 Sports Features Devils fall short in state quarterfinals by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Blue Devils traveled to Virginia High to take on the Radford Bobcats in the quarterfinal round of the Group A Division 2 State Tournament. The Devils were able to keep pace in the first half but faded a little bit in the second half as they fell 64-42. The Bobcats jumped out early to a 12-g fn'st quarter lead. The Devils using their back door. cuts were able to score and keep up with the Bobcats who average around 77 points per game. The Bobcats won the second quarter 13-12 to take a 25-20 lead into halRime. In the third quarter the Bobcats jumped into a 1-3-1 trap which made the Devils speed up the pace of the game just enough to really wear down the Devils since the Bobcats are able to use around a seven man rotation with each kid equally quick and athletic. It took its toll on the Devils as the Bobcats won the quarter 27-14 and really put the game out of reach leading 52-34 going into the final quarter. The Devils were able to only score eight points in the final quarter and fell 64-42. This completed a history making season for the Devils. They won the first ever Region Championship for their school in boys basketball history. They won the regular season and district tournament. The team even won the Greenwave Classic this year. What makes all of these feats more amazing was that the Devils were picked to finish only fourth in their district. In the fmale the Devils were led by Ruben Rasnick and Zach Bush each scoring 12 points. Seth Justice and Ryan Meade each added 4 rebounds. What really hurt the Devils in this one was their 3 point shooting. The Devils were 0 for 7 in the first, half and finished the game 2 for 13. What really kept the Devils in the game was their ability to keep control of the ball, The Devils only committed nine turnovers the entire game while that is what the Bobcats strive to do and they usually force between 15-20 turnovers a game. Allen Dickerson led Radford with 20 points. SCORING: Castlewood-- Smith 3, Ruben Rasnick 12, Meade 7, Justice 8, Zach Bush 12. Radford--Hendricks 6, Allen Dickerson 20, Dontae Carter 10, Gibson 4, D. Thompson 5, Collins 2, Alexander 2, Jon Thompson 15. Freedom Alliance Military Leadership Academy now accepting applications Freedom Alliance announced the opening of the application period for the summer 2009 Military Leadership Academy. The Academy is an alternative to the traditional summer camp experience and develops stu- dents into effective leaders. Cadets enhance their knowledge, skills and practice of leadership based on the curriculum of the U.S. Army. The program has graduated over eight hundred high school students since its inception in 2001. "The Academy helps develop high school students into leaders and productive members of their respective communities," re- marked Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. "We have had the honor of hosting some of America's brightest and motivated students. I know that 2009 will be just as successful. Cadets who graduate become better citizens and stronger, and more disciplined individuals. I highly encourage any student who is willing to push their lim- its as a leader, to accept the chal- lenges presented at the Acad- emy," During the sessions, cadets function in a constantly super- vised and structured environ- ment. They engage in activities centered on American military history and compete in a global crisis simulation that develops critical thinking and decision- making skills. The Academy includes visits to U.S. military installations to teach cadets about the customs, courtesies, and traditions of the military. Cadets come away from these experiences with a greater respect and appreciation for those who serve our nation in uniform. Cadets also visit his- torical sites such as Yorktown, Jamestown, and the monuments in Washington, D.C. to gain a better understanding of our national heritage. There are two sessions planned for the summer of 2009. The first will be held July 5-18 and the second from July 26- August 8. The first session will be held at Fort Pickett in Black- stone, Virginia. The second ses- sion will be held at the Eastover Retreat Center, located across the James River from Williams- burg, Virginia. For more information or to sign up please visit or Academy registration ends May 15. Those who register before March 27 will receive an early bird rate. UVa-Wise Spring Swing Golf Tournament set for April 17 at Lonesome Pine Country Club The 14 th Annual Community Sponsorship for individual Spring Swing golf tournament, hosted by The University of Virginia's College at Wise and sponsored by Norton Com- munity Hospital, is set for Friday, April 17 at the Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a "shotgun" start at 9 a.m. The all-inchsive entry fee of $100 per participant includes a T-shirt, mulligan package, lunch and prize drawings. holes is available for $100. Names of sponsors are displayed during the tournament. Proceeds benefit the UVa- Wise athletics program and the UVa-Wise Alumni Association. To register, visit CommuniWSpringSwing, html. For more information on this tournament, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276-328- 0128 or email Tournament at CHS There will be a basketball tournament held at Castlewood High School from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. The tournament is sponsored by the Clinch River Little League and will run from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday, 9 am to 9 pm.on Saturday and 1 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. Little League Try Outs There will be try outs held for Clinch River Little League ages 9-13 at Ma Whitenack Little League Field in St. Paul on Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, March 21 between the hours of 12 noon and 2 pm. You can sign up to play in the league at those hours also. All Cumberland District teams Andrew Adkins, Coeburn, has been named Cumberland District Player of the Year, and Castlewood Head Coach Wayne Rasnick is Cumberland District Coach of the Year. Named to the First Team in addition to Adldns are Ryan Meade, Castlewood; Devon Matthews, Twin Springs; Dude Overton, Thomas Walker; and Andrew Pate, Coeburn. All Cumberland District Se- cond Team players are Kris Jordan, Twin Springs, Tyler Phillips, St. Paul; Zach Bush, and Ruben Patrick, Castlewood; and Cody Williams, Thomas Walker. Cumberland District Honora- ble Mention players include Corey Ellis, St. Paul; Justin Smith, Castlewood; Phillip Ri- ner, Coeburn; David Campbell, Twin Springs; Travis Hall, Thomas Walker; Blake Lawson, Rye Cove; and Logan McCo- wan, Ervinton. DURING CASTLEWOOD-RADFORD GAME...Ryan Meade, 24, Castlewood, is pictured as he drove the lane during second half action on Saturday, March 7, against Radford in a game at the Virginia High School gym in Bristol. Ryan made the basket in what became a Castlewood 64-42 loss in Virginia State Quarter Final Tournament play. Also pictured are Zack Bush, CHS 30, Dontae Carter, 14; Allen Dickenson, 12; and Cory Collins, 34, all of Radford. Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAW.! O"- V T Virginia Delrtment Ill/of Transportation Route 656 (Roaring Fork) Dickenson County . . - _Anll[l - _-I - - . -' =:._ I Find out about the proposed reconstruction along Route 656 (Roaring Fork) from 3.78 miles north of Route 63 to Intersection of Route 657. The improvements include the establishment of ditch lines, shoulders, guardrail installation and paving on Route 656 in Dickenson County. Review the project information at VDOT's Bdstol District office located at 870 Bonham Road in Bristol, telephone (276) 669-6151 or at the Wise Residency office located at 703 Hurricane Road in Wise, telephone (276) 328-9331 or TTY/TDD 711. Please call ahead to assure the appropriate personnel are available to answer questions. If your concerns cannot be satisfied, VDOT is willing to hold a public hearing. You may request that a public hearing be held by sending a written request on or before March 23, 2009, to Mr. Tillman Branson, Wise Residency Administrator, P.O. Box 60, Wise, VA 24293. If a request for a public hearing is received, notice of date, time and place of the hearing will be posted. VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights ACt of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT's Civil Rights Division, at the Bristol District Office, at the above address or TTY/TDD 711. State Project: 0656-025-P41, N-501 j/ PLANNING COMMISSION_Members of the St. Paul Planning Commission took the oath of office at the St. Paul Town Hall at 6 p.m. Monday. Included were, left to riot, Kenneth Holbrook, Bill Steele, Teresa Vencii, Bill Wallace, Tim Boardwine, James Osborne and James Thacker. Administering the Oath was Jack Kennedy, Clerk of the Wise County Circuit Court. Unable to attend were Bob Harrison and Johnny Steele, both of whom will take the oath of office in Wise. 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Miss Relay for Life Pageant Lebanon High School will Entry forms are available at host the 4 th annual Russell Cou- all Russell County Public nty Relay for Life beauty page- Schools and ant on Saturday, March 14. The If you pageant will consist of eight would like more information, divisions, ages 12 months to 22 call Lebanon High School at years. 276-889-6543. 1-888-EMT-H ERO ]"ORGAN"cO'URE O1 Brakes Tune-ups Emissions Check Engine Repair Oil Changes Our Trained Technicians are Ready to Serve You! Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 m0rganmccluref0rd.c01 1-877-434-3133