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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 2, 2016 Annual Spartan Youth Basketball Camp Eastside High School will host two sessions of the Annual Spartan Youth Basketball Camps this summer for boys and girls ages 5-12. , Session 1 will be June 6-7 and Session 2 will be June 13-14. Cost is $25 for One session or $40 for both. Camp will run from 8:30 /tm-12 noon each day. Forms can be accessed via the EHS website @ h ttp://www.wisek s/ExtracurricularActivities/ Athletics/Basketball.aspx. " For more information please contact Patrick Damron (276) 219-7964 or by email pdamron@ wisek 12. org Harold Lester Golf Tournament June 3 The Sixth Annual Harold Lester Memorial G01f Tournament will be held on Friday, June 3, at Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap. All proceeds will support the Harold Lester Memorial Fund of the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and R~source Center of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. . The fund was estab- lished by Harold Lester's fa~nily after he lost his bat- tie with cancer. Family and friends wanted to find a way to honor his memory b2r helping others in need as a memorial to his devo- tion to caring for and assisting thousands of peo- p[~ during his lifetime. Mr. L ester spent much of his life working withchildren aOd their families through hils career in the Wise COunty School System where he served as teacher, coach and administrator. Those who knew him ~emember a man with a 6trong Christian faith and a belief that one needed to lake care of his family, ~eighbors and others God l~laced in his path. , The Harold Lester Memorial Fund provides real help to cancer patients throughout the local com- munity who are experienc- ing unexpected needs as a result of their diagnosis of cancer. ; For more information or io receive an entry form, please contact Maggie Christian Gilbert at 276- 523-4202 or mchrist- ! Eastslde rolls on '," The Lady Spartans rang lap 10 runs on 12 hits ~lefeating Castlewood 10-0 !n the first Cumberland Conference semifinal game ,Wednesday at Eastside. ', Emily Moore led the Eastside charge with 3 hits [including a home run), 3 ,rbi, and 3 runs scored. ,Kaylee Jones had a 2-3 afternoon with a pair of toubles, a rbi, and 3 runs ~cored. Hannah Buchanan also tallied 2 hits and drove in 3 runs for the Lady ,Spartans. Gracie Hicks, Sam ~ouch, and Peyton Jessee itccounted for the three Lady Devils hits. ' Jones led off the Eastside first inning reach- ing on an error. Haley Mullins followed with a single to center, and the pair scored when Moore laced a hit up the middle. Kelly Sykes rbi single scored Moore giving the Lady Spartans a 3-0 lead. Peyton Jessee banged a one out single to right but Eastside starter Mullins stranded her at second base with a pair of groundouts to end the inning. Emily Lee was safe on an error lead- ing off the bottom of the second frame. Base hits by Jones, Jayme Salyers, and Buchanan gave the Lady Spartans a 6-0 lead. The Lady Devils threat- ened in the top of the third when Sam Couch, safe on an error, moved to third on another error. Mullins ended the inning getting a foul pop to Eastside catch- er Lacey Austin. Austin led off the home third with a base hit scoring on a dou- ble by Jones. Mullins picked up Jones with a sin- gle giving Eastside an 8-0 lead. Moore cranked a solo shot over the fence in cen- ter field in the fourth inning. The Lady Spartans finished off the game in the sixth when Salyers led off the frame when she was hit by a pitch. Moore followed with a base hitand Buchanan drove in Salyers with the clinching run for the 10-0 win. CHS R H E 032 EHS R H E 10 12 4 (L) Hicks (W) Mullins Lady Raiders slip by Eastside The Lady Raiders scratched out two runs in the top of the 6th inning to take the Cumberland Conference Softball Championship 2-1 over Eastside Thursday. "Its like we've done off and on the past few games, said Burton head coach Jim Holdway, we never gave up. We got the bats going and got the runs, it was a heck of a game". Both pitchers were on from the beginning, Eastside's Grace McCowan gave up a first inning double but retired the Lady Raiders on three fly balls. Burton's Tiffany Cole dropped the home team Lady Spartans in order with a groundout and two K'S. With two outs in the bottom of the second inning Eastside's Kelly Sykes singled to right field, then swiped second base. Lacey Austin picked her up with a rbi hit to left giving had two hits for us today, said Lady Spartans head coach Suzi Atwood, I thought she did a great job, she came up with the hit when we needed her too." Burton and Eastside each had a hit in the third inning but no one reached base in the fourth or fifth. "I told Caitlyn (Yates) when she came out of the dugout in the 6th inning, we need you on, you're the fastest player on the team. If you get on we're going to score, said Holdway." Yates responded shooting a 2-0 pitch up the middle for a hit. Cole followed reach- ing on an error giving the Lady Raiders their first scoring chance of the game. With one out Tia Bates singled to center to fill the bases for Burton. Jamie Flanary came up with the scoring shot reach- ing safely on a Lady Spartan error scoring Yates with the tying run. "You could see the dugout erupt with excitement,, said Yates, It fired us up instant- ly, the hits were conta- gious." The big hit came from Kaitlyn Hamilton, who gave the Lady Raiders the lead, with a shot to left scoring Cole. Kaylee Jones led off the bottom of the sixth with her second dou- ble of the game. Cole stopped the rally there get- ting Eastside on a pair of grounders and a pop out. "It's stressful sometimes, said Cole after the win, you just have to buckle down. I know that I have a good team behind me, if I miss a pitch or if the other team gets a hit I know they've got my back." Tiffany has come on strong the last half of the year, noted Holdway, she's recovered from an early injury, that's the pitcher she is." Jayme Salyers came on to pitch the seventh for Eastside. Yates rapped a 1 out single to center. Salyers got a ground ball forcing Yates at second and anoth- er fielder's choice ended the inning. Cole retired the first two Lady Spartans in the bottom of the seventh but Austin keep the inning going flipping a hit over the head of Burton's Colleen Gilliam at first base. Reiley McCoy hit a screamer Brooklyn Barnette at third. Barnette snared the ball and threw McCoy out at first ending the game. "I thought both teams played well, said Atwood, They had timely hits and came out with 2 and we had 1. I thought our girls battled to the end, I was pleased with that. We're going to come out and try and stay relaxed It's going to be nice to host a region- Eastside a 1-0 lead. "Lacey al game and not have to Many Tiffany Cole's clutch performance helped the Lady Raiders take the Cumberland Conference Tournament Title. travel." "I can't say enough about the whole team, said Holdway. They've come together as a family, it's great to coach this group right now. The Lady Raiders travel to Parry McCluer Monday while Eastside will host Auburn High School. BHS R H E 260 EHS R H E 153 (W) Cole (L) McCowan Auburn bounces Lady Spartans The Lady Eagles pound- ed out 21 hits on their way to a 16-5 win over Eastside in round 1 of the Region 1A West playoffs, played Monday at Eastside. Makayla Burlingame powered the Auburn cause going 4-5 at the plate, including a 4th inning homerun. She also scored three runs and earned the win in the circle. Olivia Boyd also garnered 4 hits while scoring three runs for the Lady Eagles. Kaylee Jones paced the Lady Spartans with a 2-4 afternoon, blasting a 2 run homer in the second inning. Emily Lee also had two hits and scored a run for Eastside. With two out in the top of the first Andrea Tiller got the ball rolling for Auburn with a base hit to right field. Hits by Burlingame, McKenzie Lawrence, and Olivia Boyd followed leading to 5 runs by the Lady Eagles. Jones and Haley Mullins tallied back to back leading off the home first. Burlingame would get out of the jam getting a fielder's choice groundout and two pop ups. Lacey Bishop singled and scored on Burlingame's second hit of .k the game giwng Auburn a 6-0 lead. Eastside's Reiley McCoy received a 1 out walk scoring The Lady Spartans first run behind Lee's double to center. Jones would cut the Auburn lead to 6-3 taking a 1-1 pitch over the fence in center field. Hits by Boyd, Autumn Shortridge, and Abby Wilson accounted for 3 Lady Eagles runs in the third. Bulingame made her lead 10-3 parking a solo shot in the top of the fourth. Mullins took a 1 out walk in the bottom of the inning. Emily Moore and Hannah Buchanan con- nected on a pair of hits scoring two Lady Spartan runs making the score 10- 5. The Lady Eagles put the game out of reach cranking out 8 hits and 6 runs, send- ing 12"batters to the plate, in the top of the 6th frame. Shortridge and Wilson each doubled totaling 3 rbi. Eastside put two runners on in the bottom of the sev- enth but Burlingame closed the door getting a pair of groundouts. AHS R H E 16 21 6 EHS R H E 573 (W) Burlingame (L) McCowan # StateFarm Cheryl Anderson, St. Paul, is greeted by Miranda Sanders, State Farm staff member at Friday's Grand Opening. Come visit us at our new location Highway 58, Castlewood. 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