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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 30, 2009 Sports Features CLINCH RIVER SENIOR LEAGUE ALL STARS...The District 11 Senior League Champions is participating in the State Senior League Softball Tour- nament at Ladysmith, Virginia, which began Saturday, July 25. Pictured, left to right, are, front row, Krysta Boyd, Ashley Collins, Samantha Pratt, Laken Shreve and Morgan Burke; back row, Roseann Mullins, Carlie Fugate, Nikki Rose, Hannah Wright, Katrina Kennedy, Elizabeth Meade and Coach Jeff Castle. Photo by Peyton Gregory Andre Agassi to join Satin in exhibition -Grand Slam Asheville set for August 28; tickets on sale now- Tennis legend Andre Agassi has joined the Grand Slam Asheville lineup and will take on Marat Satin at this rare exhibition event, which is now scheduled for August 28 at the Asheville Civic Center. Agassi - who takes the place of the previously announced Novak Djokovic - and Satin, who are both former world #Is, will go head-to-head in a best-of-three- sets match. The date of the event has been moved from August 6 to August 28. From 1987 until his retire- ment in 2006, Agassi amassed 60 singles career titles, and he won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He spent a total of 101 weeks at #1, including 52 consecutive weeks from September 1999 through September 2000. He won eight Grand Slam titles, becoming - in 1999 - only the fifth male player to win all four majors: Wim- bledon (1992), the US Open (1994), the Australian Open (1995) and the French Open (1999). He is one of the most celebrated players in the history of tennis. Satin won his first major title in 2000, beating Pete Sampras at the US Open in three sets. He won his second Grand Slam title in Australia in 2005 and holds a total of 15 career titles. Satin and Agassi have played each other six times and are tied at three matches each. His charisma and on-court antics have made him a fan favorite. The 6'4", big-serving Russian has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2009 season. In a featured match before Agassi and Satin take the court, Ashley Harkleroad will take on local tennis star MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell. In her pro career, Harkleroad has reached a career-high singles ranking of #39 in the world and has accum- ulated earnings upwards of $1 million while on the WTA tour. The 16-year-old Stauffer- MacDowell is a rising senior at T.C. Roberson High School (2008 3A State Champions), where she is the #1 player. She is a nationally ranked junior and two-time winner of the Asheville Junior Open, and she has been the Mountain Athletic Confer- ence player of the year for the last two years. In 2008, Stauffer- MacDowell was the Asheville Citizen-Times player of the year. This will be the first time she has played a WTA player. Stauffer-MacDowell said that when she found out from her coach that she would be playing Harkleroad, she was in shock. "She is one of my favorite players," she said. "It is hands down the biggest match of my life. I'm having trouble even grasping the idea." Tickets to see Grand Slam' Asheville: Agassi vs. Satin and Staugger-MacDowell vs. Harkleroad are on sale now through Ticketmaster and at the Civic Center box office. Prices range from $49 to $200. A portion of proceeds will benefit Mission Children's Hospital. For VIP ticket packages, contact Alicia Kramer at (404) 433-1088. Tickets purchased for August 6 will be honored on August 28, or refunds can be obtained from the original point of purchase. "We are honored to have such tennis greats as Andre and Marat play the very first Grand Slam Asheville," said Brian Woods, the event's promoter and a local sports agent. "This will be Andre's first exhibition match against an active player since his retirement and the biggest tennis exhibition of the year." For more information on Grand Slam Asheville, visit or join the Grand Slam Asheville group on Facebook at http://www, php?gid=96718441029. LINDA CROSS, Russell County School Board, tossed out the first pitch before the Lebanon-Gate City game on Wednes- day, July 22. Gate City won, 5-1, but was later defeated 10-5 by Coles. Gate City had defeated York Co. Tuesday 5-2, and Lebanon beat Green Run 9-1 to get to the Wednesday game. SOME SERIOUS PITCHING...Bridgewater pitcher in Thursday's championship game. Photo by Peyton Gregory Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit local cancer patients The Fourth Annual Dr. Greg first, second and third place M. Eades Memorial Golf Tour- teams in each flight. Special nament will be held Friday, prizes are Longest Drive Con- August 14, at Clear Creek Golf test and Closest to Pin Contest. Club, Bristol, VA. Registration The Clear Creek Golf Club is Photo bzP_eyton Gregory_ will be held from 12:30-1:45 p.m., with a Shotgun Start at 2 Blue-Flames teams p.m. After golf, a BBQ meal have fund-raiser The Blue Flames 14 and under and 12 and under .girls' softball teams are sponsoring a raffle now through August 8. The prize will be $500. Tickets, at $1 each, may purchased by calling Teresa Hamilton, 762-2315, or Angie Kiser, 762-5013. The drawing will be held August 8, and the winner will be notified by telephone. will be served, and awards presented. The entry fee is $65 per golfer, and dinner is included. Teams will be flighted after The Round. The format is a Four-Man Captain's Choice. Prizes will be awarded to at 20012 Harleywood Road, Bristol. Take Exit 7 and turn north on 659, right on 645 and then left on 625. The phone number is 276-466-4TRR. The Tournament will benefit the Cancer Outreach Founda- tion, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2003 to support the needs of local cancer patients and their immediate families throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. I Classified advertising 762-7671 I Morgan McClure Ford Experience Counts for Outstanding Service John Helbert 35 years parts dept. Steve Sullivan 31 years service dept. MORGAN McCLURE Saint Paul, VA (276) 762-5535 JOE SALYER, sales manager at Morgan-Mc- Clure Chevrolet, tossed out the first pitch before the championship game between Bridgewater and Coles on Thursday, July 23. Bridgewater won 10-1. Photo by Peyton Gregory Arbor Day Foundation honors each new member with 10 trees planted in a national forest destroyed by fire Every American has an opportunity to help plant trees in our nation's forests by joining the Arbor Day Foundation during the month of July. The Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins the Foundation thro- ugh the Replanting Our National Forests that have been destroyed by insects, disease and devast- ating fires. Membership costs $10. The Arbor Day Foundation's Replanting Our National Forests campaign will plant trees in America's forests for future generations to enjoy. The need to replant our Na- tional Forests is greater than ever. Wildfire season started early this year, and the previous three years brought unprecedented wildfh'es throughout the country. The Arbor Day Foundation will work with the U.S. Forest Services, as it has for more than 20 years, to determine which forests will receive the trees based on the greatest need, The U.S. Forest Service has identified a 1-million acre backlog that needs replanting mainly because of record wildfires in recent years. "Future members can make a positive impact throughout Am- erica by planting much-needed trees in our National Forests," said John Rosenow, chief exe- cutive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Planting new trees will help restore these national treasures for the benefit of generations to come." To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our National Forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or go to THIS IS |NTENSE!...This Coles batter showed a-lot of intensity in Thurs-day's championshipgan, Her team lost to B__ ridgewater 10,1. Photo by Peyto. 6regory Castlewood High School to hold Varsity Football meeting The Castlewood High School re interested in playing football Varsity Football coach will hold are encouraged to attend. a meeting for players and Students who plan to play must prospective players Thursday, have physical examinations July 30, at 5 p.m. at the CHS before the fast practice. Field House. For more information, call Students in grades 9-12 whoa Coach Scamrnell at 762-9449. Subscribe today to the Clinch Valley Times 762-7671 Get High-Speed Internet by Satellite with HughesNet  Up to 50x Faster Than Dial-Up. FREE Standard When you Order Today! (with/ease option) Call for details: 1-888-876-3377 mromo TXIO0 Nationwide Satellite . CONEErOGA Buildings a AFFORDABLE O,ALITY,