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Page 6 CLINCHVALLEY TIMES, St. Paul. VA, Thursday, September 2, 20!0 :l"Sp'orts Features 00evils drop opener 22-7 by Allen Gregory than average performance. He of one yard. Coach David Scammell and his band of Castlewood Blue Devils had a rough night on last Friday as they lost 22-7 to Appalachia. A lot of teams have trouble when they visit the Bulldogs at Riggs Stadium. Castlewood, with a lot of experienced players at new positions, turned in an excellent performance against an experi- enced Bulldog squad. The Devils kept the blue and gold team scoreless in the first half while putting up seven of their own points. Ryan McCall, a Devil senior playing his first game at quarterback, turned in a better completed 5 of 19 passes for 66 yards. One of the completions was a 25 yard strike to.the lanky 6'5" Aaron Kennedy. That play. produced the Devils only td of the night. Jordan Phillips kicked the extra point to give Castle- wood a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. The Bulldogs, who have traditionally been a running team, were that on Friday as they did not complete a pass in six tries. However, on running plays they piled up 208 yards. Junior Tyler Barker did most of the toting of the pigskin for the Dogs. He carried 28 times for 190 and scored twice on runs Cody Carter got the home team on the board in the third quarter with a 12 td jaunt. A two point run attempt failed and Castlewood carried a one point 7-6 lead into the final period. The Blue Devils maintained the narrow lead until midway through the final period when several mistakes caused therrt problems. Those mistakes and the run- ning attack of Appalachia enabl- ed the Dogs to gain control. Barker had two fourth period " td's to get the victory. Castlewood had 73 yards on the ground and 66 in the air for a total of 139 yards in the game. ...BUT TO NO AVAiL...haac Haw;ms- makes a good gain for Hoiston in/lie Cavaliers' 34-19 loss to St. Paul at Hoiston on Friday. St. Paul's Caleb Thacker, 76, and Chad Blevins, 52, gave chase. Photo by Peyton Gregory Deacons open with-win 34-19 by AlleuGregory Friday. Rasnick did an out- their job the linemen did theirs Friday saw Coach Mark Palmer and his St. Paul Deacon football team open their 2010 season with a convincing 34-19 win over Holston. The win, according to Pal- mer, was the Deacons first open- ing day win in ten years. Deacon assistant coach and offensive coordinator Seth Padgett was a junior on that team in 2000. The Deacons have opened the season with Holston over the past few seasons and this is the Deacons' first win Since the opening season series began with Holston. The Deacons, who were down to 22 players on Friday due to injury and other pro- blems, played well on both sides of the ball, Palmer said. They, Holston, Palmer said were a little less experienced than we were even though they have a much larger roster. Turnovers were a big plus for the Deacons as they recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes. A Dakota Trent interception in the first quarter resulted in the Deacons' first score. This is Trent's first year of football. Justin Boyd, also a first year player, recovered a fumble in the second half. Sophomore Reid Edmonds, who has a good nose for the ball, had an interception that short c---cuited a Cavalier drive late in the first half His interception came inside the Deacon 20. He also had a fumble recovery as did Justin Trent. Both Edmonds and Trent's recoveries came in the second half. Holston and St. Paul were without star running backs Cody Blevins for Holston and Denver Fritz for St. Paul. Both teams got excellent work from their stars' replace- ments."' Harris had a 16 yard td run in the second quarter and totaled 77 yards on 11 carries. Deacon Addison Rasnick, who partnered with Fritz for the Deacons last year, slipped in for Fritz on standing job running for 168 yards on 19 carries and scoring twice. Rasnick scored on runs of nine and 41 yards. His nine yard ' run came in the first quarter when the Deacons put up 12 points on the board. Rasnick's 41 yard td gallop came in the third quarter. This run gave the Deacons an 18-7 lead. When the Deacons lost all everything quarterback Tyler Phillips to graduation fans won- dered who would fill the void. Junior Trevor Hileman show- ed that he was ready to fill the void. He turned in an excellent game hitting on 10 of 14 passes for 166 yards and two td's. The td pass to Edmonds, a 21 yard strike came in the third period while he also connected with Bryce Lawson for a 4 th period td. Trevor also ran for a two point conversion and tossed a con- version to Matt Dupuie. While the backs and ends did really, really well, Palmer said. Zach Ireson, Chad Blevins, Jacob Chaffin, Justin Trent and sophomore Dillon Johnson were guys laboring in the trenches. Most of the Deacons had to play both ways. Caleb Thacker played well, Palmer said of the mainly defensive play Of Thacker. Most of the sophomores and freshman saw action in spot rolls Palmer said. The Deacons had 12 first downs to 14 for Holston. The Deacons had 354 total yards to 298 for the Cavaliers. The Cars' final td came on a 4 th period pass play. Cav qb Issac Hawkins hit on 10 of 21 passes for 146 yards. Hawkins hit Travis Dearmond for a 56 yard bomb and Taylor Applegate caught the other td that covered 14 yards. On Friday, September 3 the Deacons will travel to play the Hurley Rebels Mother honored for developing support services for brain injury survivors in Southwest Virginia -Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to present Fran Rooker '10 Community Health Leaders Award- CHS FBLA to work at Fair The Castlewood High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will sponsor its first community service project by volunteering to work at the Russell County Fair on Sunday, September 5, from 1:30-8 p.m. Castlewood High School stu- dents are ur_ge d to participate in the event. They are reminded of the importance of participating, in community service projects when applying for scholarships, completing job applications, and when completing college appli- Fran Rooker's 10-year-old son Jason was playing in the backyard when tragedy struck. A fluke accident caused Jason to be strangled, depriving him of oxygen for about 10 minutes. Jason survived the accident, but the injury to his brain left him a quadriplegi and unable to com- municate. Rooker spent the next year by her son's side in a hos- pital and children's rehabilitation center. She was determined to help her son rebuild his life but soon discovel:ed there were no services to help her do that in their rural community near Roanoke. Fifteen months after the in- ju-and two months before his 12 = birthday-Jason died in his sleep. While caring for Jason, Rooker had observed other fam- ilies whose loved ones had -suffered brain injury. She saw those families break up, couples get divorced and siblings go into denial about their brother or sister's condition. "It had be- come my life's work to help Jason. After he died, we decided to do something to help other people and their families who struggle to live with this dis- ability," she said. Rooker and her husband Greg, a former community trainers and serves more than 300 families each year in an l l,000-square-mile area of the state. In recognition of her efforts to improve the lives of people and families struggling with the disability of brain injury in an area of the country where there were no such services, Rooker has been named one of 10 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award. The award honors exceptional men and women who have overcome significant obstacles to tackle some of the most challenging health and health care problems facing their communities. Rook- er received the award during a ceremony at the Foundation in Princeton, N J, on August 12. Community Health Leaders National Program Director Janice Ford Griff'm said the se- lection committed honored Rooker for "her commitment and generous spirit to turn a personal tragedy into a living legacy for her son that can mean the difference between surviving brain injuries and conditions and being able to live meaningful lives," Griffin said. "Brain injury is probably the most misunderstood, misdial- ility, and for which there are only 40 beds available in faci- lities across the state. Rooker led an effort to con- vince the 2004 Virginia General Assembly to include $2.2 mil- lion in its budget to fund state- wide health care providers who specialized in brain injury ser- vices. Today, Rooker is expanding her work by collaborating with specialists from the Virginia Tech. Department of Assistive Technology, Radford University and Brain Services of Southwest Virginia on the development of a telehealth pilot project that provides brain injury survivors in rural settings with rehabilita- tive resources, including neuro- cognitive and neurobehavioral therapies. 'The innovative program was spawned at Brain Injury Services of Southwest. Virginia and is designed to connect the participant group with a specialized facilitator through an Internet-based service for highly interactive, structured rehabilitative and social networking sessions. These sessions aim to promote .peer support and reconnection with activities in each person's home community P. Brent Brown, a parent of a newspaper owner and publisher, founded the Jason Foundation as a resource people could call on for help. Then they connected with Brain Injury Services, Inc., in northern Virginia to mentor them in establishing a similar organization in their home re- gion. The Rookers founded Brain Injury Services of South- west Virginia to provide criti- cally needed, community-based case management and other ser- vices that support people living with brain injury to resume lives as contributing members of their families and communities. To- day, the organization employs 12 case managers and life-skills gnosed and heavily under- funded disability. More people are living after a brain injury, and we are seeking it in near- epidemic proportions because of what's happening to our military personnel," Rooker said, noting there are more than 156,000 people living with long-term challenges due to brain injury in Virginia alone. Many of the re- habilitative services brain injury survivors need, Rooker points out, are not covered by Medi- caid, Medicare or private insur- ance. This includes rehabilitation for neurobehavioral issues, which affect thousands of Vir- ginians living with this disab- child with a brain injury who benefited from Rooker's support services, said, "Fran Rooker was not able to save her child, but she helped save mine. In September 1999, 19-year-old Heather lay in a hospital bed completely paralyzed on one side of her body and in a deep and unrelenting coma. The treating neurosurgeon tried to prepare my wife and me to accept that our daughter's brain jnjury might require her to spend the rest of her life in a nursing home. In May 2006, Heather graduated from Hollins Uni- versity with a BS in Psychology." cations. Senior Day at the Russell -. Students should see a bu00mo0000t.ohorto00o,o0000,ime Coun Fair is Thursday, 9/9 Library,: note ty Fred Matthews Memorial they wouldliketowork. The Russell County Fair's Library has now labeled the ment for the Aging to carry out the department's mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginiaus by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Rus- sell and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization's website at or all toll-free at 1-800-656-2272. books on St. Paul Elementary School's Accelerated Reader Book List for easy checkout. CVTimes Deadlines: Editorial copy (birthdays, anniversaries, press releases, calendar items, weddings, etc.) 4 p.m. Monday Advertising (classified and display) 12 noon Tuesday 800=613-0156 ext 4515 m a rketl n g@govd ea Is. co rn Senior Day, hosted by Appala- chian Agency for Senior Citi- zeus (AASC), has the incorrect time listed in some publicity materials. Senior Day will take place Thursday, September 9. 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