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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 22, 2016 Action from Eastside/Lee High game Friday night. Photos by Shonna Peters. Action from Castlewood/Hurley game on Friday night. Photos by Benjie Hicks. best half that we've played ear" all y , Spartans defen- sive lineman Corder (6-3, 230) said after the game. "We have each other's back no matter the score. We will just have to push hard- er and get a win next week." .Clinch River !Little League ,'selects board members Members of the Clinch River Little League, in t.beir annual meeting on Sunday, September 18 selected board members for thee 2017 season. Those board members are as fol- f oyes: Bob Salyer, Ken Holbrook, Jerry Phillips, K'evin Sutherland, Cody Lawson, Larry Hicks, Shannon Dishman, Michael Bradley, Karen Hall, Shannon Skeens, Dave Kiser. Generals strike iiike lightning to down ':. Spartans SAM DIXON . SPORTS EDITOR ':' BEN HUR -- After bat- I tl|ng hard for more than a half, the Eastside Spartans u timately could not hold bJtck a balanced Lee High a tack that featured five d(fferent Generals scoring tquchdowns in a 40-6 vic- tory. ,, "We came out spitting file," Eastside head coach Jdson Hicks said of the n0nconference battle. ', That aggressive enthusi- asm by the Spartans (0-4) I lasted until turnovers and a I. key Eastside injury helped ttie Generals (3-0) blow : open the contest with a 20- point third quarter. Tyler E|am, the Spartans senior starting quarterback and a notivational leader of the |eam, suffered a shoulder !njury midway into that l/]arter and was unable to fdturn to the game. "It went back and forth ntil Elam went down. ~Fhat took the wind out of our sails," Hicks said. i Lee jumped on the coreboard first when pow- I erful running back Logan asnic rumbled 48 yards Into the end zone. With ~:22 left in the first quarter, point-after kick by bah Middleton put the 3enerals up 7-0 before the L. e County school's home- Coming crowd. ' "We decided that we Were going to get behind our big offensive line and ~(i north and south," Lee ead coach Jeremy Pendergraft said, "Everyone on our offen- sive line blocked great tonight," Rasnic said of his teammates. "When I get the ball I especially look for jersey number 50. I go right off him." No. 50 would be Lee right guard Jackson Porter. "I know that whenever Logan is coming behind me, if I make a good block then it's going to be yardage. He is the best in making cuts like that," Porter said. All-state in his sopho- more and junior seasons, Rasnic (6-0, 215) has sev- eral colleges now looking at him in his senior year. With his downhill style of running reminiscent of Washington Redskins diesel John Riggins, Rasnic totaled 118 yards on 11 car- ries and had two TDs for the night. At linebacker, he is also a force on defense, as he would prove later in the game by blocking a Spartans punt that led to another Generals score. Eastside put together its first of several impressive defensive stands. Stops by Elijah Vaughn, Hunter Corder, Tyler Adams, Burley Ball and Alex Hampton eventually halted the Generals at fourth and seven on the Spartans 25 yard line. On the very next Generals drive, the Eastside defense stopped them igain at the 25. For the game, Spartans senior linebacker/safety Vaughn had 21 tackles. Defensive lineman Corder totaled nine (two back to back on a series), defensive back Adams had nine and lineman Burley Ball tallied seven tackles. Lee s quick-strike capa- bility could not be bottled up for long. Sam Penningtort returned punt 60 yards for a 14-0 Generals lead in the second quarter. The Spartans offense battled back on solid car- ries by running backs Vaughn and Matthew Sexton and keepers by Elam. Sexton had a 34- yard run on a drive that was capped by Elam's 17-yard scamper across the goal line, cutting Lee's advan- tage to 14-6 at 38 seconds before the half. Sexton led the Eastside offense with 51 yards rush- ing in the game. Lightning struck in a very bad way for Eastside in the third quarter. At the Generals 20 yard line, with Eastside threatening to score and possibly take the lead, quarterback Elam was injured on a keeper around the end. After a stretcher was brought out, he opted to walk off on his own power, groggily though. Teammates came over to hug him. One of those was sophomore Jordan Rasnick, who replaced Elam at QB. Taking over on downs, Lee catapulted ahead on a 41-yard run by Generals junior quarterback Connor Pendergraft. That extended their lead to 20-6 at 6:36 of the third quarter. Right after that, an actu- al bolt of lightning and thunder in the area of Five Star Stadium suspended play for 30 minutes as offi- cials called both teams off the field. Following the delay, Lee quickly scored twice more in the quarter. Bearded linebacker Rasnic blocked a Spartans punt with a thud and Jacob Martin ran it in from a few yards out for a score. On the next Spartans posses- sion, Pendergraft intercept- ed a pass and returned it 29 yards to the Spartans 3. Rasnic bulled across from there for a 34-6 lead. With 4:07 left in the fourth quarter, the Generals' Blake Lewis scored on a 35-yard run for the 40-6 final. "That first half was the Author Timothy Beal to speak at KU Author Timothy Beal will speak on Monday, October 3 as part of the King Institute for Faith and Culture 2016-17 Lecture Series. Beal will speak at Memorial Chapel on King University's main campus at 9:15 a.m.; an additional lecture will take place at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church located at 700 Cumberland Street, Bristol, Va. The events are co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier. "Tim Beal writes about the Bible, including the fascinating and complex ways it figures in culture," says Shannon Harris, director of the King Institute for Faith and Culture. "In his work, Beal answers questions you may not have thought to ask. He excels at gentle humor and combines it with keen insight. Beal's prose is accessible and engaging, and his scholarship draws us into elements vital to the mission of the King Institute for Faith and Culture. We are delighted to host him as part of this year's lecture series." On the morning of Oct. 3, in King University's Memorial Chapel, Timothy Beal will speak on the topic, "It's the End of the Word- As we Know It: Reimagining Scripture for a New Day." That evening at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Beal will present "The Voice of One Growling in the Wilderness: Toward a Gospel of the Wild." Timothy Beal is the Florence " Harkness Professor of Religion and chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He serves as editor- in-chief of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts." Additionally, Beal serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals as well as the Society of Biblical Literature's NEH-funded Bible Odyssey project, which seeks to make schol- arship on the Bible accessi- ble to the broader public. Beal has published 12 books, most recently "The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book." His work, "Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith," was named to the Publishers Weekly "10 Best Religion Books of 2005" and the New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice." He is currently working on another book entitled, "The Book of Revelation: A Biography" for the Princeton University, Press series, "Lives of Great Religious Books." In addition to scholarly articles, Beal' has written' popular essays On religion, the Bible, and culture for the New York Times, the Washington Post,, Christian Century, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. He also writes occasionally for The Huffington Post, where he developed a series called "BibliFact" to fact-check political Bible-talk during the 2012 presidential elec- tions. Visit http://faithandcul- or contact Dr. Shannon Harris, director of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture at, 423- 652-4836, or 423-747- 3524 for additional infor- mation. i!iS:ii;i .... i}i iiiiii SUTHERLAND'S OF THE maro -:on rni Summer clearance priced Stk 18388C Disolaimer - (Does not inolude sales tax or tag fees. Subjeot to prior sate.)