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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 13, 2013 Spartans rout Panthers by Allen Gregory managed just three hits against On Tuesday, June 4, the Lady Spartans of Eastside punched their ticket for another VA State semi-final softball game with a 12-1 homefield victory over Northwood. The game, played on the Spartans homefield, saw the Eastside ladies score in every inning but the fourth as they rolled to a relatively easy victory. The Lady Panthers, who the offerings of Lindsey Dean, scored their lone run in the top o{the sixth. The Spartans had nine hits on their way to the win. The home team scored twice in each of the first three innings. The Lady Spartans are a team that puts the ball in play. That was true on Tuesday as the Spartans had several players get more than one hit. The Lady Panthers also made some fielding mistakes which helped the Spartans to a few runs. Along with limiting the visitors to three hits, Dean had the Spartans biggest hit of the day. It came with two on in the sixth when she blasted a long home run. With the win the Lady Spartans make their second straight appearance in the semi- finals. The Spartans won the Group A Division 2 tourney last year. Dream denied CLOSE CALL,..A tree that fell during Monday night's storm just grazed the Linkous home on Hill. by Allen Gregory Eastside's Lady Spartans' dream for a second straight VA State softball championship was -denied on Saturday, June 8 when -.they 10st to Madison County 4-0 ~iat Salem. :- Two segments of the game "which the Spartans excelled at i all year left them on Saturday. Those segments were fielding and getting runners across the plate when they were in scoring position. The opening inning saw fielding mistakes cost the i Spartans dearly. After the first two batters were retired, Lindsay Dean walked Kaitlin Aylor. Then came the first two of the Spartan errors. Lauren Scale then. hit a little pop up on the infield that was dropped allowing Scale to reach first. After the missed pop up came a wild throw that allowed Aylor to score and Scale to reach third. Scale would later score on a wild pitch so Madison County had two gilt runs in their first at bat. Madison County added single runs in the third and fourth innings to attain their four runs. Inthe third frame Madison's Samantha Atwell had a bunt single then was sacrificed to second. Scale was again safe on a fielding error and a wild throw allowed Atwelf to score from second. In the fourth Caigney Shiffiet doubled to left and moved to third on a sacrifice and scored on another wild pitch. Seven Spartans reached base. Samantha Cole had two of the Spartans' five hits. Another Spartan reached base on an error and another on a walk. However the Spartans could not get the key hit to get the runners across the plate. The Spartans still had an excellent season and ended the year with a record of 22 wins and 4 losses. ;iiii~!!i~ ii!i ii ; :i~: i Cheer squad sign-ups Castlewood PeeWee, Peanut and Junior Cheer Squads will be having Fall 2013-2014 sign-ups on Saturday, Junei 15 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Castlewood High School Foot- Take dad on a season to allow the girls ample hike! time over the summer to work on stunting and dance as well as Lebanon Library is sponsor- basic cheer. The squads will be ing a Father's Day hike to the practicing on a limited basis over Channels Natural Area Preserve. the summer to prepare for the Meet at the Lebanon Library on correcting the leak problem. STILL WORKING...Concrete was being smoothed at the pool last week after, ball Field near the old con- upcoming season. June 16 at 2 pm for a briefing, -cession stand. If you should have any then drive/carpool to trailhead. Co-ed softball Registration fee will be questions or need additional off of state route 80, where there $35.00. information, please contact is limited parking, tournament This year sign-ups are being Paula @ 276-639-0510 or Lisa Participants should bring held prior to the start of the @ 276-698-9556. water and wear sturdy shoes. A There will be a Co-ed snaik may also be recom- Softball Tournament onSaturday I--" "'" -- -- "" "'''--'''" " " Ime'ded' This is a mderate hike' and Sunday' June 22 and 23 at rouhd trip of 5 miles--2.5 miles P.lassifiedadverhslnnwnrks...call7119.77t A.R. Matthews Park on Ma in {nd 2.5 miles out. (However, Whitenack Little League Field. Entry fee is $100 per team with groups may elect to return to three games guaranteed. This is a their vehicle at any point.) double elimination tournament. The hike will be led by EricFor more information call Harrold, Dept. Conservation and 276-210-6409. Clinch River Farmers Market GRAND OPENING Register to win $50 Market Bucks Saturday, June 15, 8 am-1 pm Don't miss the Opportunity to check out a good selection of fresh produce including lettuce, onions, salad peas, etc. Also at the market you will find plants, brown eggs, lamb, beef, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods, breads and much much more. The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Co and Sweet Peas Entertainment Town House Restaurant Chef Cooking Demo 11:00 am Music of Charlie Engle and Megan Clay 12:00 am Recreation's Natural Heritage a Program. The Claannels is an C',annin , area of significant high elevation forest, rock outcrop and cliff wor,.s~.o..s~..e communities. The name of this area is derived from a series of 11 quite large and impressive planned sandstone boulders and eroded crevices that occur on a portion of this natural area preserve. The The growing and preserving 721-acre Channels Natural Area of fruits and vegetables is Preserve is part of a 4,836 acre increasing in popularity as we all State Forest that was purchased search for healthier and more by the Virginia Department of economical ways of living. Virginia Cooperative Extension Forestry from The Nature is offering educational work- Corlservancy in March 2008. For more information on the shops entitled So Easy to Pre- hike, contact the Russell County serve" for anyone interested in Public Library in Lebanon at 889-8044. More information on the Channels State Forest is available by searching at ii Deadline fr I-c I i lassifieds i !lis Tuesday noon,l learning more about ways to safely preserve foods at home. Two workshops are planned in Russell County at the Copper Creek and Moccasin Volunteer Fire Department in Castlewood. Water bath canning will be held Tuesday, June 18 while pressure canning methods is set for Tuesday, June 25. Each workshop is scheduled' from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Space is limited so call no later than Monday, June 17 to register for either or both classes. For additional informa- tion or registration call the Russell County Extension Office at 276-889-8056. Master Gardener Tips and Displays Blood Pressure Check 10:00 a.m. 'V.'I]I:~:2 ['t'N!I.*'k Kids Activities 10:00 a.m. We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Support your local farmers and craRers and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the, ;linch River Farmers Market. Your ad could be here! AIRLINE BEGIN HERE Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. 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During my childhood, he taught school during the day, farmed during the evenings, and worked on a loading dock on weekends. He's the strongest, hardest working man I've known. He taught us the value of hard work, excellence, and never quitting -win/lose. He believed we could do anything if we just never give up trying. That teaching is what carried me through my Navy SEAL training. Expecting excellence motivated all his sons to earn multiple college degrees, become Navy SEAL/Green Beret Senior Officers; plus have successful carrers as Environmental, and MFG/ ENGR professionals. Today, it's hard for me to see him battle cancer. Still, he never quits. My Dad epitomizes 2 Tim 4:7 - "fighting the good fight". He will overcome, again! My Dad's not perfect...who is? I do know one day he will certainly hear the most coveted words ever heard by man: "Well done, good and faithful servant". Happy Father's Day, Dad. 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