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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 18, 2014 Finchum claims twin victories, increases points lead Kaylee Jones scores for Eastside on this tip over Castlewood's Caitlyn Fleming in Thursday's volleyball match. Two Trips Get Devils by Pioneers The Castlewood Blue Devils left school Friday afternoon ready for their Cumberland Conference battle with Thomas Walker. But, a telephone call as the team reached Big Stone Gap told Coach Darrell Taylor that the game had been washed out, so they agreed to play Saturday afternoon at two pm. The host Pioneers scored got on the board in the second quarter with a quarterback run giving Thomas Walker a 6-0 lead at the half. Brad Traverse tied the score with a third period TD run and Josh Woods 2 point conversion gave Castlewood the lead 8-6. The big play of the game was turned in by the Blue Dbvils senior defensive end Spencer Elam when he picked up a pioneer fumble in the fourth quarter a sprinted 35 yards for the clinching score. Josh Woods again getting the 2 point conversion. Dillion Hartley capped of the win with an interception in the end zone. Castlewood travels to Twin Springs Friday night, game time 7:30. Central Outlasts Lady Devils Eden Sturgill led the Lady Warriors with 20 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 aces including 5 kills in the deciding 5th set, to push Central past Castlewood 25-27, 29-27, 25-17, 21- 25, 15-12 in the non con- ference thriller played Monday night Sept.8th at Castlewood. Central soph- omore Sophie Mullins added 11 kills,2 blocks and 4 aces. The Lady Warriors setting duo of Caitlyn Stratton and Skyler Boles combined for 43 assists. Stratton totaled 14 digs and Mariah Barnette picked up 13 digs. Caitlyn Fleming deliv- ered 11 kills,12blocks and 2 aces for Castlewood and McKinley Isaacs tallied 13 kills. Emily Higgins totaled 29 assists. Central trailed three times late in the second set, but 3 big kills from Sturgill ',and two set saving blocks by Mullins earned the set for Central. "We played too Slow early in the match", said Central Coach Angie McAmis. "We must get better with our passing, Eden and Sophie were big for us in the second and third(sets)." The Lady Devils tied the match with a 25-21 win in set 4, getting 4 kills from Isaacs and 3 aces from Sydney Strange(7aces). "I'm impressed with our fight and heart," said Castlewood coach Kesha Perrigan. "But we have to improve our communica- tion and serve receive." Castlewood grabbed the lead in the final set but Sturgill's 3rd of 5 kills gave Central the lead for good leading to the 15-12 final. Castlewood gets road win The Lady Devils got a 3'0 conference win over Thomas Walker Tuesday at Ewing. No other informa- tion was available. Lady Bears Top Eastside 3-1 Union middle hitter Sydney McKinney banged out 22 kills with 16 digs and Ali Morgan dished out 53 assists in the Lady Bears 20-25, 25-14,25-20, 25-5 win over the Lady Spartans. Kaylee Jones totaled 15 kills and 14 digs for Eastside while Katie Meade notched 12 kills and 12 digs. Brittany Stapleton handed out 32 assists and Hannah Wyrick had 16 digs for the Lady Spartans. Meade, Swann Lift Eastside After dropping the first set 15-25 to Castlewood The Lady Spartans stormed back taking the next 3, 25- 21, 25-13,and 25-13 for the 3-1 Cumberland win over the Lady Devils. Katie Meade, (14kills,9digs) the one Eastside senior who plays "all-around", responded serving up 4 aces and pounding down 6 kills in the second set. Gabby Swarm also totaled 4 of her 9 match aces in the second set breaking the Castlewood lead for the Spartans. "Katie has been a leader for us all year and she and Gabby were big for us tonight", said Eastside coach Brianne Casteel. "We've been working on being more consistent with our serving, it was a big key tonight." Caltlyn Fleming banged out 8 kills and 2 blocks for Castlewood and McKinley Isaacs added 7 kills. Emily Higgins carded 27 assists with 15 service points for the Devils. "We lost momentum and mental toughness"(after the sec- ond set) said Castlewood coach Kesha Perrigan. "We have to be able to put it all together." "We got through the nerves and started attack- ing in the second set", said Casteel, "our young guys really stepped up." Kaylee Jones(13 kills,19 digs) had a block and 4 kills in the third and Lacy Austin chipped in with 5 ace serves. "Their serves were on target, said Perrigan, and we have to move better in serve receive". Brittany Stapleton handed out 32 assists with 7 kills for the Spartans (3- 5,2-1). Swann totaled 12 serve points and Meade 11 in the win. Hannah Wyrick collected 26 digs. Bridgette McCarty had 5 digs and Ashley Fugate 4 digs for the Lady Devils The Lady Devils (2-4) face Honaker Monday on the road in a rematch of the seasons first contest and welcome Twin Springs to Castlewood Tuesday at 7pm. Eastside faces J.I. Burton Tuesday at Eastside and travels to Rye Cove Thursday. Tigers claw Spartans The Tigers of Honaker clawed the Spartans of Eastside to the tune of 48-6 on Friday night at Honaker. The combined total of 32 seniors and juniors which is just about nine shy of the total of the Spartan roster. That experience showed early and often as the Tigers ran off 27 first quar- ter points and led 41-0 at the half. The Tigers, who have over the years, been known as a running team, were on Friday night as well. They ran 33 times for 239 yards and threw the ball just ten times, but gained 130 yards on six completions. Senior Casey Dye threw the ball just five times in the game. He completed four of the five for 86 yards and three touchdowns. Casey Dye passed to Arvin Parrott for the Tigers first td. The play covered 27 yards. Parrott also latched onto another td pass from Dye, this one good for 38 yards and it was the first td of the first quarter. Casey Harmon caught the other Dye td pass. Austin Smith, a 187 senior running back, car- ded the ball 15 times for 114 yards and one touch- .down on a 2 yard run that put the Tigers up.,13-0. Following the Smith td run, Jordan Stout kicked the second of six extra points he booted on the night. Junior running back Bryson Dye also had a good night for the Tigers as he ran the ball into the end zone twice. Those jaunts covered 9 and two yards. The Spartans, who don't have a lot of experience, had another tough night against the tough experi- enced Tiger defense. They could gain only a total of 177 yards in the game, 84 rushing and 93 passing. Senior QB Justin Banks got the only td in the third quarter on a 3 yard run. The Spartans fumbled the ball four times and lost three which helped the Tigers also. The Tigers fumbled the ball twice and lost once. by Chase Brashears, Lonesome Pine Raceway Chad Finchum has clearly been the driver to beat this season in the Late Model Stock ranks at Lonesome Pine Raceway. Finchum claimed both vic- tories Saturday in twin 40- lap features. , Hendersonville, NC's Thomas Beane qualified on pole for the first Wallace KIA LMSC race with a time of 16.710 and a speed of 80.790 m.p.h. The first attempt to get underway was unsuccess- ful, as Beane would get turned sideways and col- lect Jonathan Flemming and Rusty Gaspard. On the second attempt, Kres VanDyke would take the lead from Brian Blevins. ; The caution would wave on lap seven when the No. 2 of Greg. Bohannon stalled on the front straightaway. Back under green, VanDyke would regain the lead with Finchum beginning to lurk close by in second-place. On lap 16, VanDyke's machine would slow in turns one and two, with a flat tire, and force the yel- low flag to be displayed again. Working the ensuing restart, Finchum would power to the lead and never relinquish for the victory. After winning the fn'st 40-lap event, Chad Finchum was awarded the pole position and elected the outside lane to start the second race. Finchum would use the outside lane to his advan- tage and take over the lead from Brian Blevins. With only one lap in the books, the caution would wave for a spin in the first turn. With the green flag waving once again, Finchum and VanDyke would battle it out for the lead. Finchum would final- ly be able to gain enough ground on the outside to clear VanDyke on lap 10. With VanDyke now in the rearview mirror, Finchum would hit his marks and drive the No. 19 machine to his 19th win overall on the season. "We started fifth in the first race and we gained a spot on the wreck on the fn'st lap and then another when Kres (VanDyke) had a flat tire. We were really in the right place at the right time," added Finchum on winning the first race. "Between the two races, we made a few adjustments and got the weekend sweep," remarked Finchum. "Hopefully this will place us up in the (NASCAR Whelen All- American Series) national points. Having 19 whas on the season, that's phenom- enal." Finchum also increased his points lead to 32 points over second-place Ryan Stiltner heading into the final race next Saturday. Jared Broa(tbent showed dominate signs on Friday night at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway utatil a late-race mechanical issues halted his performance. Broadbent was clearly the car to beat once again on Saturday evening fo:r the 30-lap Street Stock feature. Broadbent took the lead on the opening lap over Rob Austin. Joey Sykes battled with Kirby G bble at li~p nine for second- place, allowing Broadbent to increase his lead. ; Broadbent would lead all. 30 laps to claim hi~ first win of the season at I-,PR. After qualifying on the pole for the 25-lap .Pure-4 race, Jason Ketron would take the lead as the green flag waved. Jason Ketron would lead for seven laps, until his father - John Ketron - would drive by for the lead. Ketron would lead the remaining laps and claim his sixth win of the season. Rusty Clendenin would take the lead on lap one of the Rookie Pure-4 race. The race would run caution free and Clendenin would capture the win over Mook Jeter and Michael Nelson. Duke Bare took the lead to open up the Pure Street/Iron Warriors race. The caution waved on lap four due to a spin in turns one and two. Back under green, Bare would again take the lead as Nasty Jones charged hard on the inside. To the lead went Jones exiting turn two on lap seven. Jones would hold off Bare for the victory. 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