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P-~ge 6 CLINCH VA!eLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, September 5, 2013 falls to by Allen Gregory" up 5 yards then came a running Atter a scoreless first quarter, q~e visiting Tigers of H~iysi took control of the game arid "can off fine field with a 38-0 win at C:lstlewood on Friday night. A critical period, atqeast for Castlewood, came late' the first quarter. It was H.ay~i deep in their own territory with fourth a,~d long. The Blu~e Devils jumped of£sides moving the ball into the kicker penalty on CHS giving Haysi a first down. From that point on it was all Haysi. The Tigers ran and passed their way to a total of 403 yards while their defense held CHS to a total of 103 yards. Jalen Sykes' passing and Jeffery Bowen runs fueled the Tiger attack. Bowen scored three times in his 15 rushes that totaled 183 yards while Sykes hit On 12 of 20 passing for 141 yards. Gauge Hill and Chris O'Quinn caught td passes while Chris Hackney had a td for the Tigers. Brett Steffey totaled 37 yards rushing on 15 tries for the Blue Devils. Dakota Collins had a pass interception for the Blue Devils. .D,: fense shines in Spartan win. by Allen Gregory• pass interception andeach two turnovers by the Spartans. During early practice as the recovered two fumbles. Kobie Lawson was Riner's football season was about to The five fumbles by Centralfavorite. Lawson ended the night b~%ia, Eastside's head .Tobtball were caused by the hard tackling wida 140 yards in receiving and coach Matt Hamilton 'said he of Spartans like Meade and 44/'ushing. was going to have to go to a Sexton and CodyMitchell. J.D. Slone and Riner each ?,amy since he lost Erikk The Warriors, in their loss, chipped in with some key runs. }3ank~;, Ethan Collins hnd a put up 235 yards rushing to 156 Slone had a two yard td run and b,2~ch of offensive linemen to forthe Spartans. a 13 yard pass reception from graduation. Logan Collins had 137 yardsRiner for two of the Spartan No matter, the defense takes rushing in 15 carries for Central. tallies. Riner accounted for the over !he smashmouth part.of the While the Spartan offense other td on a 12 yard run. game and caused six fumbles in lost very key players in Erikk The Spartans need to find a their 18-0 win over Wise Central Banks and Ethan Collins, they replacement for kicker Nate on Friday night at Coebu'rn. still have senior Caleb Riner Moore as they failed on all point Dillon Meade and Dalton back to run the offense. Riner hit after attempts. Sexlo~ had 13 and 14 tai:kles on 15 of 27 passes for 176 yards respectively. They each had a and had two picked off, the only (o'-~- -j ._HS welcomes new volleyball coach by David Gregory.' When 2013 U. Va-,Wise graduate Kesha Perrigan applied tbr a teaching positi0n, at her alma mater she had no ide.a that she would be named to coach the 2013 volley team. However, in late JuIy she was offered and accepted the position. Perrigan, a 4 year member of the Highland Cavalier. softball BOB SALYERS Little League Field in Castlewood is receiving the finishing touches to make the field complete• Governoi- McDonnell announces extension of Amtrak service to Roanoke -Due to 2013 Transportation Bill, Train Service Will Return to Star City for First Time in 34 Years- Standing on the Railside growtl~ in our state. With the "This new service to Roanoke connects passengers to Amphitheater, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak and the City of Roanoke have joined together to start work to extend Amtrak Virginia regional inter- city passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. It has been 34 years since intercity team, takes the reins of a some- in the new Cumberland District. passenger rail has served the what inexperienced but energetic I'm not sure what to make of City of Roanoke. The return of and hardworking unit. that." But she feels that if her passenger rail to Roanoke is a Coach Perrigan says that in squad continues to put in the result of the passage this past her short tenure with the time and extra effort they may session of the General Assembly program she has already been just surprise some teams. After a of Virginia's first major trans- pleased with the seniors tough loss in their opener, a 3-2 portation funding plan in nearly leadership and willing efforts of match won by Honaker, she said three decades. The governor was the entire team. When asked they had a very good day atjoined at the announcement by what she expected from this year's team Coach Perrigan said, "One publication picked us third "ntment OPEN passage of that bill, we're cut- ting a lot of ribbons. We're building new roads and railways all around the Commonwealth. All of this will lead to new jobs for our citizens, and a more prosperous Virginia. And right here in Roanoke, it means the return of intercity passenger rail service to the Star City." "The signing into law of the Governor's transportation bill provided a dedicated funding source for intercity passenger rail, which can be used for capi- tal and the extension of service," said Transportation Secretary Scan T. Connaughton. "The ad- effect of high gas prices and pervasive highway and airline congestion." "The entire Roanoke region is excited about having pas- senger rail service back in the Star City for the first time since 1979. Roanoke, the home of the Norfolk & Western for many de- cades, is once again a 'railroad town.' Bringing passenger rail service to Roanoke has been Roanoke's most important eco- nomic development priority," other areas of the Common- wealth as well as cities along the Northeast Corridor," said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman. "We offer travelers a safe, efficient and reliable alternative that mitigates the (276) 762-5535 Saint Pau:t,:.VA 201.3 Ford CrewCab Pickup, loaded 2013 Ford Taurcls, loaded through its p a~-tnership with done by Norfolk Southern, Am- Roanoke Valley region and our Library Southem," 'Tk' trak and trak and the City ofRoanoke." Cityand, again, I sincerely thank,, the Citx of Rpanoke, will begin " Norfolk Southern is happy the Governor for his leadership. Every Wednesday at 10:00 work o bringl'rt g service back to to play a role in a new chapter of Known as the "Amtrak a.m. the J. Fred Matthews this historical railroad city. This the Star City's rail history as we Virginia" partnership, Roanoke Memorial Library will host achievement is a direct result of support the Virginia Department is the latest step for the Corn- Coffee Time for all area senior the bipartisan effort this past of Rail and Public Trans- monwealth to lead the way as winter to pass Virginia's first portation's efforts to extend one of the few states in the citizenS.stop by theSeni°rslibraryarefrominVitedl0:00t° major transportation funding passenger serwce" to Roanoke,"country to successfully negotiate. . plan in over a generation. We~ said Norfolk Southern CEO the addition of new lnterclty a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and have a cup had gone far too long without Wick Moorman. "While freight passenger rail service in major of coffee, tea, cider, or hot investing the necessary resour- is at the core of Norfolk South- rail corridors, balancing freight chocolate and light refreshments, ces in our roads and railways, ern's business, we understand and economic development Visit with your friends, talk This infrastructure is crucial to the importance of passenger needs with additional intercity about the news going on in the future job creation an'd economic service to the Roanoke Valley." passenger rail options. area, read the local newspapers Wise Co• siaeriff's S 00nate A ~I at ~ "~ or browse through our magazine selections. Make plans to come ' by the library each Wednesday office offers | nr P,~r Tad, gl ~,~ / for coffee and conversation. "Good Morning [ - -'-- .,,',, r, l For more information contact . .,...:.! [ the library at 276-762-9702. Wise County | | : 'v.?/ ,',~ / The Wise County Sheriff's [ "2-Night Free Vaoaflonl" i? | Office offers a free service to I .~~ ~¢/~l~ tt~l,VdWl~ ~" ,'~'¢'i [ all seniors of Wise County and o~/~o~/~[~o~d]/~ the City of Norton. The Good Morning Wise County program( www.boat'angel.oom " J provides a volunteer to call aiad \ ~.~,~,~.r.,~ ~mumm~ _~, / check on the welfare of all participants, to determine if theYand haVecoolingfOOd,inheatthe insummer.Winter, Events at CHS through September They also want to make sure participants in the program are FRIDAY, $EP 06, 20'13 not being abused, mistreated, Gross and Kristen Johnson, "For many years, the citizens Coach Perrigan feels that this of Roanoke and the Valley have will be an exciting season for asked when intercity passenger CHS volleyball rail will return," said Governor and four years, successful efforts to bring pas- Thelma Drake, director of senger rail service back to the Department of Rail and Roanoke. I also want to thank Public Transportation (DRPT), AMTRAK and Norfolk South- McDonnell. "I am pleased to said, "Conceptual design work em for partnering with us. This Tim announce that the Department of and rail capacity analysis is is a tremendous accomplishment. Coffee e at Rail and Public Transportation, already underway. Work will be for the Commonwealth, the We have savings for you- O%:for up to 60 months and up to 2,500 rebates on select vehicles. Shop Morgan McClure Ford for these and other great bargains- It's the right thing to do! or neglected• All eligible seniors are en- couraged to sign up and use this free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and leave your name and phone number. 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. Raven Rock Golf Central High School has announced their Athletic' Facilities Fundraiser Kick-off will be with a Golf Tournament. It will be held September 14 at Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins. Tee time will be at 1 pm and lunch will be served beginning at 12 pm. Entry fee per person will be $75.00. Entry fee for team of 4 will be $300.00. Sponsor a hole for $10O.00. For registration and sponsorship forms, donations and other information please contact Central High School, Debbie Sturgill at PO Box 796 Wise, VA 24293, (276) 328- 8015. Football: Boys Varsity Game 7:30om Central MONDAY, SEP 09, 2013 Football: Boys JV Game 6:0OPm Twin Sorino$ TUESDAY, SEP 10, 2013 Volleyball: Girls JV Match 6:00pro Honaker Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match 7:00ore Honaker THURSDAY, SEP 12, 2013 Football: Boys JV Game FRIDAY, SEP 13, 2013 Football: Boys Varsity Game 7:30Pm Thomas Walker 6:000m Honaker 'MONDAY, SEP 16, 2013 Football: Boys JV Game 6:00om Clintwood Volleyball: Girls 3V Match 6:00pro Thomas Walker Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match 7:00Din Thomas Walker FRIDAY, SEP 20, 2013 Football: Boys Varsity Game 7:30Pm Twin Springs MONDAY, SEP 23, 2013 Football: Boys JV Game 6:00Din Central TUESDAY, SEP 24, 2013 Volleyball: Girls JV Match 6:00pm Eastside Volleyball: Girls Varsity Match 7:00Pm Eastside State ocpternber 16-20 is Farm or anytime by Contact Jerry Couch 762-9514 ministration placed a high prior- practice, got a few issues ironed local elected officials including ity on extending Amtrak Virginia out and came up with a win Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, .to Roanoke as a viable transport- versus Lebanon in their second state leaders including Thelma ation option for travel to cities match. She credited the team's Drake, Director of the Virginia along the Northeast Corridor." said Roanoke Mayor David A. toughness and leadership of their Department of Rail and Public Work to bring Amtrak Bowers. "I thank Governor upperclassmen for the improve- Transportation, and rail officials Virginia service to the city, as an McDonnell and his Admini- ment. including Charles W. Moorman, extension of the highly-suc- stration, particularly DRPT Giving a great deal of credit CEO of Norfolk Southern andcessful Lynchburg line, is Director Thelma Drake and her to her assistant coaches Allison Joe McHugh from Amtrak. anticipated to take between three team, for their leadership and