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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 25, 2016 Eastside VB: A mix of . youth, ' experience "t, -Coach Brianne Bailey returns 6 from last years team which turned in a sec- ond place finish in the CUmberland, and a trip to the 1A West Regional play- ()ffs. "We only have two girls playing the same posi- tions they played last year, srniors Kaylee Jones (OH) and Katherine Courtney (MH)," said Eastside's Bailey, and we've got two new setters, Alexis King 0R) and freshman Eliza J6nhson, who will try to fill the spot left by Brittany Stapleton." Junior Lacey Austin moves from libero to out- side hitter, Emily Moore CJR) moves from the mid- die to the right side posi- f~ibn at the net, and Hannah Wyrick (JR) is back at libero after a year off due f() an ACL tear. . Sophomores Reiley McCoy (MH) and Amanda Greear joined the varsity at ~e end of the JV season fast year and are expected see more action this season this season. Juniors Melissa Meade, and K~ylee Sexton also hope to earn playing time this year. " "We're still learning flew positions and trying to get in sync right now," remarked Bailey. But, Eastside fans should expect ~mother exciting season in ~016. I :Late Model Stock Car :Championship remains unde- cided heading into season finale "It's too close to call!" That's the phrase that :~ae could use to describe the battle for the Late Model Stock Car division track championship at Kingsport Speedway. Four drivers are currently within 'striking distance of captur- ing the 2016 season crown. 22 points are all that ~eparate the top four driv- ers in the Late Model championship point stand- ings. Ronnie McCarty, Zeke Shell, Wayne Hale and Kres VanDyke could all claim the title in the sea- son's final race on Friday, Aug. 26. With twin L~te Model features on tap for that night, the difference in points can easily be over- come. McCarty currently leads the hunt for the champi- 'onship title. The defending track champion has won four times this season and is looking to repeat as champion. McCarty's lead is slim, though. Trailing just two points behind is Shell in second place. Shell has three wins on the season and is looking for his first track champi- onship. The battle between McCarty and Shell will be a close one. Through 16 races this season, both drivers have only finished outside the top 10 only once. In third place is Hale. Hale won last year's cham- pionship at nearby Lonesome Pine Raceway (Coeburn, Virginia). Hale hasn't won a race this sea- son but he certainly has remained consistent. Hale has no finish worse than fifth throughout the entire season. And finally, there's VanDyke. VanDyke has the most wins this season at seven. But hard luck got VanDyke during the last Late Model race. The 2014 track championship was battling with McCarty for the lead in the Aug. 12 fea- ture when he spun and hit the inside frontstretch wall. It's going to be a can't miss event in just over one week when the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car division takes to "The Concrete Jungle." With four drivers in contention for the Speedway's most coveted crown, it's sure to produce unforgettable moments. Precision Electrical Company Championship Night will decide it all! Grandstand gates open on Friday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m., qualifying begins at 7 p.m. and the final racing action of the season begins at 8 p.m. The Toyota of Kingsport Fireworks Show will follow after the final checkered flag of the night. Adult admission is $10 and children 12-and-under are admitted free. Tier parking along Turns 3 and 4 is available for $10 per vehicle plus admission. Rocky Top Sports World hosts 45th the 2016 Thanksgiving Bowl. Teams that sign up prior to October 15th are eligible for an earby regis- tration disc6unt. Discounted lodging is also available through the facil- ity. Visit www.RockyTopSportsWor for more informa- tion or call 865.325.0044. Be cautious when encoun- Banks, a commodity mar- keting specialist at Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. "Even in an area that you perceive to be built up, there is the potential for wildlife." Farm Bureau is head- quartered in the West Creek Office Park in Goochland County, which has corporate buildings surrounded by wooded acreage. Recently, employ- ee Angela Heskett encoun- tered a coyote while run- Annual tering wildlife ning on West Creek 1 l'lanKs 1v1"--- g- "ng Parkway during her lunch Bow1 Deemed a 'Gatlinburg Tradition' for the last 44 years, the Thanksgiving Bowl youth football tour- nament will take place at the beautiful Rocky Top Sports World campus again over the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday. Teams have the chance to play high-quality competi- tion from across the Nation, all while enjoying the stunning Smoky Mountains and everything Gatlinburg has to offer. "Since 1972, the Thanksgiving Bowl has proven year after year its ability to provide great competition, a high level of integrity, and a widespread representation of many states. The partnership with Rocky Top Sports World only adds to the atmos- phere of our wonderful tournament. I'm looking forward to 2016!" stated fburnament director Lee Hammonds. Since its inception, the Thanksgiving Bowl has expanded from one playing field at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School to the now six state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields at Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg- Pittman High School, and Mills Park. General Manager Lori Moore added, "Hosting the 45th annual Thanksgiving Bowl is an honor for the Rocky Top Sports World staff. We will continue to work with the Gatlinburg Highlanders Youth Athletic Association to grow this long- standing event." Team weigh-ins begin on Wednesday, November 23 and will continue Thursday, November 24, 2016. Tournament play will begin on Thursday, November 24 and continue through Saturday, November 26, 2016. A variety of age division brackets will accommodate teams 6-13 years of age and allow players to com- pete in a competitive atmosphere. Registration is open for With summer come greater opportunities to spend time outdoors. There's also a greater likelihood of encountering wildlife, and it is important to know what to do when face to face with a coyote, snake, fox or other animal. "If you're near a wood- ed area, coming into con- tact with wildlife is fairly common," said Tony break. Heskett said she "stopped, remained calm and then proceeded to walk past where the coyote ran into the woods." She also called someone at the office to note her location should anything happen. "If you are out running or walking and encounter a wild animal, do not show your fear, and stay calm," said Mike Dye, a district wildlife biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. ',Do not run away--this is not an effective approach." DO not get closer to the animal, Dye added. If it looks sick, try to get back to a safe place as quickly as possible, and report the encounter to local law enforcement. Dye, who serves Goochland and seven other counties, noted that coyote sight'mgs during the day are common. "Most types of wildlife prefer to move on the edges of daylight, but they will move whenever there is a need." Subscribe to the Times! 276-762-7671 Type Eastside Girls Varsity Volleyball Schedule Ti me opponent LocaUon Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 Scrimmage TBD Away vs. Patrick Henry (Glade Spring) Patrick Henry High School Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 Hatch 7:00PM Union Eaststde High School Thursdayf Aug 25, 2016 Match 7: 00PM Away vs. Lee Lee High Gym Monday~, Aug 29, 2016 Hatch 7:00PM Thursday, Sap 1, 2016 Match 7:00PM Lebanon Lee Eastsido High School Eastside High School Thursdayt Sap 8, 2016 Match 7: 00PM Away vs. Union Union Monday, Sep lg, 2016 Tournament TBD Away vs. Science Hill Science Hill High School Tuesdayt Sap 20, 2016 Match 7: 00PM Away vs. Thomas Thbmas Walker High Walker School Thursday, Sop 22, 2016 Match 7-'OOPM Castlewood East:side High School Tuesday, Sap 27~ 2016 Match 7:00PM Thursday, Sap 29, 2016 Match 7:00PM Twin Springs Away vs, Lebanon Eastside High School Lebanon High School Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 Tournament TBD Away vs, Northwood Northwood High School Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 Match 6: 0OPM Away vs, John !. Burton John I. Burton High School Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 Match 7:00PM Away vs. Rye Cove Rye Cove High School RCHS Gymnasium Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 Hatch 7:00PM Thomas Walker Eastside High School Thursday, OCt 13p 2016 M arch 7: 00PM Away vs. CasUewood CasUewood High School Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 Match 7: 00PM Away vs. Twin Springs Twin Springs High School Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 Matoh 7:00 PM Tuesday, 0or 25, 2016 Matoh 7:00 PM J.I.Burton Rye Cove Eastside High Sohool Eutaide High Sohool KinserpS . OF THE WEEK ps Stk 18598 P Disolaimer - (Does not inolude sales tax or tag fees. Subjeot to prior sale.)