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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, May 9, 2013 ] - Spo.rts Features C',hamps- again by Allen Gregory and fourth innings. The Eastside Lady Spartans Any time you make five clinched their second straight errors it makes the job of Cumberland District Softball winning tougher dspecially when Championship with an 11-0 you face a team the caliber of defeat of the homestanding Eastside with their excellent Castlewood Lady Blue Devils pitching and powerful hitting. on Tuesday, May 30. Both errors and powerful The Lady Devils were gener- hitting came into play for ous hosts as they committed five Eastside in the third and fourth errors that helped the Spartans innings. Errors placed runners score four times each in the third on base and Lindsey Dean provided the powerful hitting. Dean banged homers in each of the innings in which Eastside tallied four times. She hit a three shot to left in the third and a two run shot in the fourth. Couple Dean's hitting ability with her outstanding pitching ability and it makes her team hard to beat. It makes it even harder when you are a young team like the Lady Devils. !=00evils earn 10'0 win over Pioneers by David Gregory Dakota Grizzel and Tyler Austin combined for a two hit, 10-0 victory over the visiting Thomas Walker Pioneers. Reid Edmonds paced the Devils offensively with three hits, two runs, reaching base four times. After Grizzel got the visiting Pioneers in order, Edmonds and Craig Jacobs singled to open the home half of the first. Edmonds came arourtdi to score on Blake Sloce's single. Two more runs tallied .when Gavin Collins doubled to right field. Grizzel got the Pioneers in order in the second. Edmonds walked in the home half of the inning and scored on a sacrifice by Jacobs. C. Thomas led off the Thomas Walker third with a double but would go no further as Grizzel retired the side with two strike outs and a lazy fly ball.. B. Sloce singled, then scor- ed in the Devils' half of the 3rd, courtesy of Collins' double. Tyler Austin came in to pitch Eastside by Allen Gregory " One day after blanking Castlewood with one "hit, Lindsey Dean returns tO her home field and tosses a perfect game against the visitors .from Tennessee. Dean fanned nine of die 15 batters she faced in the five 10, Unaka Tenn. 0 inning contest. The visitors made six errors and the Lady Spartans banged out 13 hits. Dean, along with Erin Stanley, Madison Powers and" Deja Stallard had two hits to account for eight of their team's 13 hits. Harold Lester Memorial Golf Tourney set for 8/9 Make plans now to parti- cipate in the Third Annual Harold Lester Memorial Golf tournament on Friday, August 9  at Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap. All proceeds from this event will support the Harold Lester Memorial Fund of the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. Proceeds from last year's event, more than $7,000, have been used to help meet many of the unexpected needs of cancer patients not addressed by other cancer resources. Every dollar raised at this event directly as- sists cancer patients in southwest Virginia. Many lives have been touched as a resuR of the Harold Lester Memorial Fund, but, unfortunately, there are many more persons diagnosed with cancer each month. You and your friends can help meet the needs of those with cancer by supporting the annual Harold Lester benefit Memorial Golf Tournament. When Lester lost his battle with cancer, his family and friends hoped to f'md a way to honor his memory while helping others in need as a remembrance of the devotion he embodied to caring for and assisting thou- sands of people during his life- time. In his memory, they estab- lished The Harold Lester Mem- orial Fund as part of MEOC's Mountain Laurel Cancer Re- source and Support Center which assists cancer patients in Lee, Scott or Wise County or the City of Norton. There are several ways to participate in the tourney as either a player, company sponsor or individual sponsor. All dona- tions are tax deductible. Spon- sorship levels are as follows: Level 1 $475 Four Person team Hole Sponsor Level 2 $400 Four person team Company name on tour- nament board Level 3 $100 Hole Sponsor Company or Individual Name on Tee Box Level 4 $100 Individual par- ticipation in tournament (tourna- ment committee will place you on a team) Level 5 Donation of any amount Business/Individual Sponsor Mulligan package is included in each sponsorship level. For more information on the levels of sponsorship or to receive an entry form, please contact Leigh Ann Bolinskey at 276.523.4202 or email lkennedy@meoc.org. il'C,ass,,e, . .:ca,, I ............ -a.. dvert.is!ng works. ' ........... the final two innings for the Devils. He allowed only one hit while striking out three. Austin tripled home Walker Long and scored ,on Dylan Hartley's base hit. Afar Edmonds' single drove Hartley  to third, Jacobs singled him home giving the Devils the 10-0 Cumberland District win. Castlewood had 10 runs on 11 hits and 1 error. Thomas Walker had 0 runs, on 2 hits and no errors. Grizzel was the winning pitcher while Catron tok the loss. Eastside's Green no hits Devils by David Gregory Matt Green struck out six while allowing no hits and the Eastside Spartans posted a 14-0 Cumberland District win over Castlewood. Nick Sturgill drove in the Spartans" first run with a triple then scored ahead of Sexton and Yeary on a base hit from N. Minor. Green gave up his only base runner in the Devils half of the second but set the next two Castlewood hitters down with a pair of easy ground balls. Eastside tallied three more in the second getting hits fi'om Sexton, Yeary and Ryan Milgrim. Green and the Eastsiders got the Devils out in order over the next two innings. Then in the top of the fifth, the Spartans banged out six runs starting with a lead off double by C. Funk. Ryan Milgrim then drove in J.D. Sloce with a double and scored on a single by Caleb Riner. Sturgill and Sexton followed with RBI's pushing the score to 14-0. Matt Green fanned the side in the bottom of the inning giving Eastside the win. Eastside had 14 runs on 13 hits and no errors while Castle- wood scored 0 runs on 0 hits and totaled six errors. The winning pitcher was Green while Austin took the loss. CV'l'imes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday We have great deals for you $2,5oo rebate on select Ford cars See one of our experienced salesmen- It's the right thing to dot MORGAN McCLURE Saint Paul, VA morganmcclureford.com (276) 762-5535 M.,;I'H CONTEST...Math students of Castlewood High School attended the Southwest Virginia Community College Math Contest on Friday, May 3. The team had the following individual winners: Jacob Baker, 3 rd place, Algebra I; Alanna Kiser, 1 st place, Geometry; Steven Hall and Heaven Parridgen, tied for 3 rd place, Geometry; Trevor Gilbert, 1 st place, Algebra II; Alex Alfred, 2 nd place, Algebra II. Other participants were Brandon Helton, Emily Slemp and Jeremiah Statzer. Virginia Department of Corrections recognizes Correctional Officers' Correctional officers in Vir- ginia's prison system work hard every day to make Virginia a safer place to live. Their dedi- cation to public safety will be honored May 5-11, which is re- cognized as Correctional Offi- cers' Week in the Common- wealth. "Correctional officers have chosen a challenging profession which does not always receive the recognition it deserves," said Department of Corrections Dir- ector Harold Clarke. "As committed public servants, they work with a population that has Week many needs, successfully build- ing on a foundation of safety and security to provide guidance, education, and rehabilitation - a better path forward." Throughout the week, the Virginia Department of Correct- ions (VADOC) will recognize and honor Virginia's correctional officers. In recent years, correctional officers have taken a lead role in implementing evidence-based practices and preparing offenders for success- ful life outside the prison sys- tem. Re-entry preparation begins with an offender's first contact with the VADOC. "Visiting correctional faci- lities in the Commonwealth, i have witnessed firsthand the professionalism and dedication of our officers. They ensure safety in our facilities and have worked hard to implement the Governor's Re-Entry Initiative," said Secretary of Public Safety Maria Graft Decker. "Our correctional officers are well trained, motivated, and ready for every challenge." More information on the VADOC can be found at www.vadoc.virginia.gov. Tips to start planning next year's tax return For most taxpayers, the tax deadline has passed. But plan- ning for next year can start now. The IRS reminds taxpayers that being organized and planning ahead can save time and money in 2014. Here are six things you can do now to make next April 15 easier. Adjust your withholding. Each year, millions of American workers have far more taxes withheld from their pay than is required. Now is a good time to review your withholding to make the taxes withheld from your pay closer to the taxes you'll owe for this year. This is especially true if you normally get a large refund and you would like more money in your pay- check. If you owed tax when you filed, you may need to increase the federal income tax withheld from your wages. Use the IRS Withholding Calculator at IRS.gov to complete a new Form W-4, Employee's With- holding Allowance Certificate. Store your return in a safe place. Put your 2012 tax return and supporting documents some- where safe. If you need to refer to your return in the future, you'll know where to find it. For example you may need a copy of your return when applying for a home loan or financial aid. 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Call 877 RACE 2 GED (877.722.3243) or 276.386.2433 to schedule a time to take the practice test. accuracy of your own return regardless of who prepares it. Find tips for choosing a preparer at IRS.gov. Consider itemizing deduct- ions. If you usually claim a standard deduction, you may be able to reduce your taxes if you itemize deductions instead. If your itemized deductions typi- cally fall just below your stand- ard deduction, you can 'bundle' your deductions. For example, an early or extra mortgage pay- ment or property tax payment, or a planned donation to charity could equal some tax savings. See the Schedule A, Itemized Deductions, instructions of the list of items you can deduct. Planning an approach now that works best for you can pay off at tax time next year. Keep up with changes. Find out about tax law changes, help- ful tips and IRS announcements all year by subscribing to IRS Tax Tips through IRS.gov or IRS2Go, the mobile app from the IRS. 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