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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 14, 2012 .............. - "-'-"'-tilt " " "r I Spartans,win by Allen Gregory It took eight innings but the Eastside Spartans got a. 7=4 win over the Division 2 State Softball Champion from last spring. The game was played on James River's home field. James River manufactured a run in the bottom oftbe first. Alana Johnson, who had a two homer game "for the Spartans, had a solo shot in the second to tie the game. i The Spartans added the go ahead run after the Johnson homer. Katie Mullins walked and advanced to third on the game away. Mullins opened successive bunt singles by the inning with a double. Powers Madison Powers and Breanna Atwood. Mullins then hustled home on a wild pitch. Johnson's second homer came in the firth and was a two run shot. A homer from Cassie Hall got a run back for James River in the bottom of the fifth. It was Hall who came up big in the bottom of the seventh when James River tied the score at four and sent the game into extra innings. In the eighth the Spartans put Devils lose in quarters by Allen Gregory: Wampler doubled. Then came Castlewood's baseball' team saw its season come to an end at home on Tuesday, June'5. They lost to the Holston Cavaliers by a score of 10-2. Crucial errors and key hits were the order of the day. The crucial errors were made by the Blue Devils while the Cavaliers came up with the key hits, Senior David Grizzel was the Devils' starting pitcher '.and was the victim of his team's first error in the very fit-st inning. With one out T.J. Widner singled then raced to third as Luke the Devils' in'st error that allow- ed Widner to score and Wampler hustled into third. Dakota Bar- low hustled into second. One out later the Cavs got a big hit from Nathan Blevins, a single, that sc- ored both Wamplerand Barlow. The Cavs put the game out of reach when they scored three more runs as more miscues helped the visitors. Senior Alex Couch came on in relief during the Cavs third inning uprise and finished the game. His teammates did not treat him any better as errors Lady Devils fall Chargers. Jaclyn Ford allowed the Blue Devils just one hit, a Katie Jessee fifth inning single. Senior Taylor Banner gave the Chargers just five hits over the seven inning game. Three of by Allen Gregory Castlewood's Lady Blue Devils faced the Bath County Chargers on Tuesday. in the quarterfinal round the Division 1 State playoffs and lost 3-0 to the home 'standing Castlewo0d Peanut Football League meeting June 14 to elect officers and plan for the upcoming season. Anyone who would like to coach, volunteer, or be nominated as an officer must be in attendance. All parents are encouraged to attend. The Castlewood Peanut Football League is having an organizational meeting" Thurs- day, June 14. The meeting will take place in the Castlewood High School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is being held Eastside takes crown play got a force out at home on a bunt by Brooke Rutherford of the Trojans. In the fifth the Trojans bad runners on the comers with two out. The Spartans got out of trouble when Megan Hall grabbed up Rutherford's hard grounder and threw her out at first. Lindsey Dean of Eastside and Abby Hensley for John Battle toiled in the circle. Hensley allowed seven hits while Dean allowed five. Both Dean and Hensley struck out six. Each team made one error. by Allen Gregory The Eastside Lady." Spartans are the champions of Division 2 VA State Softball. The~c,eamed the crown on Saturday, June 9 in Salem when they beat John Battle 1-0. Alana Johnson had the big hit for the Lady Spartans. It was a ringing double to the fence in fight center thatscored Samantha Cole from first in the sixth inning that did the job run wise. Twice the Spartan defense got them out of scoring jams, With one out in the third and the bases loaded. But an' excellent MOTORISTS Stop l for Pedestrians in the,Library Crosswalk-- It's the Lawl 2 - 2012 Ford Escape Nowwith 0% PLUS ,000 off Shop Horgan HcClure Ford- It's the right thing to do! ,+ ,I ion D baseball 2012 First team Region D baseball P, Honaker; Matt Sullivan, P, included: Nathan Baker, P, John Battle, Jared Finch, P, Twin Union; Jamie Ritchie, P, Springs; Derrick Blair, OF, Eastside; Dakota Stanley, OF, Haysi; Austen Arnold, OF, Gate Haysi; Cory Franklin, OF, Gate City; Jessee Coffey, OF, J.I. Burton; Darren Greear, C, .... Eastside; Josh Hughes, C, John was then hit by a pitch. Atwood then came up with her fourth hit of the game, a single that plated Mullins with the fifth Spartan run. One out later Lindsay Lawson banged a two run triple to score two insurance runs for the Spartans. The Spartans closed out the game as James River was held First team Region,D softball scoreless in the bottom of the included: pitchers, Taylor Ban- eighth, her, Castlewood, Emily Ken- Eastside out hit James River drick, Honaker; catcher, Hannah 12 to 7. Smith, VA High; infield, Lindsay Each team made an error. .. played an important part in the four runs charged to Couch. Kenny Owens, a senior, worked on the mound for the Cavs. He allowed the Blue Devils just five hits. Alex Couch had three of those while Tyler Hicks had the other two. Battle; Josh Blackburn, 1B, John Battle; Nick Sturgill, 1B, Cen- tral; Austin Kiser, 2B, Honaker; Ben Rife, 3B, Grundy, Alex Couch, SS, Castlewood; Jake Huff, SS, Union; Sam Ervin, DH, Rye Cove; Nick Sturgill, Utility, Eastside. Second team Region D baseball included: Payton Ball, Owens kept the Blue Devils off balance at the plate all game long. He fanned only two. But his location of his pitches had the Blue Devils popping up and grounding out. The Cavs had four errors of their own but the Cavs were not hurt bad by their errors. City; David Grizzle, OF, Castlewood; Logan Dishner C, Union; Toby Edwards, C, Haysi; Jeremiah Dye, 1B, Honaker; Malik Miles, 2B, J.I. Burton; Ty King, 2B, John Battle, Zach Stidham 3B, Central; Hunter McMahan 3B,. Rye Cove, Tre Bunn, SS, Honaker; J.T. Starnes, DH, Gate City; Chris Kelly, DH, Grundy; Dylan Dahley, Utility, Clintwood; Austin Cooper, Util- ity, Hurley; Jacob Leonard, Utility, Lebanon. ion D softball 2012 Honorable Mention: Austin Palmer, Gate City; Travis Price, Honaker; Dalton Dahley, Clint- wood; Wes Hubbard, Union, Jordan Hess, Honaker; Ryne Loggins, Virginia High; Logan Gardner, Twin Springs; Justin Trent, Eastside; Jon Hill, Rye Cove; Jordan Sullivan, John Battle; Jordan Tipton, Gate City; Ethan Villiard, Union; Ryan Porter, Eastside. Player of the Year: Nathan Baker, Union High School Coaching staffs of the year: Die. l-Jonathan Salyer, Castle- wood High School; Div. 2-Keith Davis John Battle High School Lawson, Eastside; Tristan Ble- vins, John Battle; Haley Brown, Honaker; Logan Reynolds, Cen- tral; outfield, Courtney Marrs, Eastside; Allie Baker, Honaker; Samantha Kibort, John Battle; Iris Hill, JI Burton; at large Megan Thompson, VA High; Alana Johnson, Eastside; Demi Reynolds, Union. Second team Region D soft- ball included: pitchers, Lindsey Dean, Eastside; Kara Ruther- ford, John Battle; catcher, Mor- gan Hall, Grundy; Lucindy Law- son, Rye Cove; Tasha Smith, Union; infield, Chelsey Card- well, VA High; Kelsey Nave, VA High; Haley Crabtree, Castle- wood; Lauren Compton, Leb- anon; outfield, Jaz Hill, JI Bur- ton; Chelie McCall, Castlewood; Sarrah Hulsey, Union; Chelsea Lanningham, Lee. Honorable Mention: Mindy Combs, Lebanon; Jamie HeRon, Lebanon; Cassie Page, JI Bur- ton; Misty Kelly, Grundy; Mat- kenz'le Cluesman, Lee; Krystal Cantrell, Grundy; Alex Bartley, Honaker; Shelby Yates, Grundy; Laken Love, Rye Cove; Khelsea Salyers, Central; Alisha Hafe- meister, Union; Jessica Hensley, JI Burton; Cassie Baker, Hon- aker; Meghan Hess, Honaker; Katie Potts, Gate City; Christel Starnes, Rye Cove. Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Banner, Castlewood Position Player of the Year; Lindsey Lawson, Eastside Coaching staffs of the year: Div. l-Barry Ruff, Castlewood High School; Die. 2-lke Ander- son, John Battle High School those hits came in the fh'st when the Chargers scored twice. Ford's triple was the big blow for the Chargers. Ford fanned fourteen Blue Devils on the way to her team's victory. Softball camp Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 Hannah Light Softball Pitching Clinic - June 18-19. Age groups will be 7-10, 11-13 and high school. Instructor will be Hannah Light current pitcher at King College and MVP of this years Conference Carolinas tour- nament. Camp cost is $75. Reg- ister online at registration.aspx or call (276) 328-3300. All camps will be held at Little League Field in FSA County Committee nominations begin 6/15 Russell-Wise-Dickenson- Tazewell-Buchanan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lindsey Carico, wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nomin- ations begin on Friday, June 15, 2012. Farmers and ranchers are urged to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the August 1 deadline. Elections will be held in Buchanan and Wise counties. County commit- tees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide a voice to landowners, farmers and ranchers so that their opinions and ideas can be heard. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person Dante Community Center meetings The Dante Community Cen- ter will have meetings every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 495-1247. Wise. Jewelry classes in Coeburn Thursday, June 7. The topic Thursday, June 14, is Basic Bracelets and Basic Necklaces will be Thursday, Jane 28. To register, call Stephanie Perry at 276-395-5768 0!ome) or 276-275-1188 (cell) or email /A series of jewelry making classes will be held at the Lay's Hardware Centr for the Arts in Coeburn during June. Each class will begin at 6 p.m., and the fee for each is $15 plus supplies. Basic Earrings will be taught Wise Co. Sheriffs office offers "Good Morning Wise County" The Wise County Sheriff's cooling in the summer. They also Office offers a free service to all want to make sure participants in the program are not being abused, mistreated, or neglected. All el-ig-ibl-e-seniors are en- couraged to sign up and use this free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and lea- ve your name and phone num- ber. You may also call Sheriff Oakes, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only information required is your name, address, phone number, and a contact person in case of emergency. seniors of Wise County and the City of Norton. The Good Morn- ing Wise County program pro- vides a volunteer to call and check on the welfare of all participants, to determine if they have food, heat in winter, and must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others, and organizations representing minorities and women may also nominate candidates. To become a candidate, en eligible indiv- idual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available online at s. Nomination forms for the 2012 election must be post- marked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 1, 2012. Elections will take place this fall. While FSA county com- mittees do not approve or deny loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation pro- grams, emergency programs, commodity price support loan .programs and other agricultural Issues. Members serve three- year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consist of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers. FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov- ember 5, 2012. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either by mail or in person by December 3, 2012. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office on January 1, 2013. NOTE: FSA news releases and media advisories are available on the Web at http://www, Eastside 5 King William 1 by Allen Gregory The score in the above headline was the Friday score when Eastside beat King William in the semi-finals of the Division 2 softball tour- nament. Kayla Huffman of King William and Lindsey Dean of Eastside kept their opposition off the scoreboard with excellent pitching. Dean fanned six through the first four innings and Huffman five. Breanne Atwood got Eastside's first run baRRed in in the fifth when her single scored Erin Stanley. Stanley had a big part in the Spartans four run sixth inning when she plated two runs with a solid single to center King William, who had been undefeated until Friday, finally got on the board in the bottom of the seventh. With none out, three straight bunt singles loaded the bases but Dean got the next three batters to ground out with just one run scoring. The win over a previously undefeated team got the Spartans into the state finals. et./d# , +. $ ,,/,.,,,. 7;,',.,,,/4, . ,./,,,/,,.,, American Legion I/! ' L Post 208 meetings It II " Russell County Veterans, hl |1 TT American Legion Post 208 meets " IlV 0me+ the second Thursday, monthly at lL I I . i 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs of the II: | - i~ Good Shepherd Catholic Church. ,, |.veterans l :,:' To !n' Main Street,welcome.Lebanon. All ILj . , . [ For information call (276) },~ a :' 889-0155. ,+ ,, -- adlo ZONE Help make the world safe from 40 neuromuscular diseases. 1-800-572+1717 llIIIDR" Muscular Dystrophy Association www, O WLRV. p.o, Box 939, Lebanon VA Visit: . Phone: 889-1380 Fax: 889-1388 I