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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 8. 2007 Blue Devils slip by Coebum's Blue Knights by Jonathon Salyer already gained some yardage Castlewood from 20 yards out. The Castlewood Blue Devils traveled to Coeburn Friday, November 2, to take on the Blue Knights in the final District game of the season for both teams. The Devils came away when Brad Robinson hit him, then stripped the ball from him and returned it 43 yards for the touchdown. The extra point was no good for a 13-6 lead. The fourth quarter was full of with the 27-20 victory. The key excitement. Shane Bright got the stat of the game was the rushing Blue Knights closer when he yards, where Castlewood out- rushed Coebum 184 yards to 86 yards. Coeburn scored first when John Dean found Hunter Bond for a 39-yard touchdown pass. The extra point try was no good, to make the score 6-0. The Devils answered when Corey Davis found Brad Robinson for a lO-yard touchdown pass. Eric Maxfield made the extra point to give Castlewood the 7-6 lead. Neither team managed anything else before halflime. In the third quarter, possibly the biggest play of the night occurred. A Coeburn runner had Eric Maxfield was good with the extra point to end the scoring at 27-20. Shane McCall led the Devil offense, rushing 11 times for 131 yards. Brad Robinson add- ed 60 yards receiving and a touchdown. Corey Davis passed scored from two yards out, but for 60 yards and rushed for 39 once again, the extra point was yards. Ryan Phillips added 57 ~ no good to leave the score at 13- yards rushing. In his first game j 12. Castlewood extended itsback, Casey Phillips led the ' lead when Corey Davis scored defense with 16 tackles. Joining from seven yards out. The extra him in double digit tackles were point was good to give Castle- Coty Lawson (13), Ryan ' : wood the 20-12 lead. Castle- Phillips (12), Jonathan Byerley wood was attempting to punt the (12) and Shane McCall (11.5). '~ ball away, but the snap went Brad Robinson came up with ~-' over the punter's head for a the biggest play on defense' safety to make the score 20-14. Shane Bright tied the game later when he scored from 21 yards out. The extra point try was no good to leave the game tied at 20. Ryan Phillips scored the game Winning touchdown for when he stripped the ball from ", the Coebum ball carder and "'- returned 43 yards for a touch down. ~" Shane-Bright led Coeburn with 44 yards rushing and two - touchdowns. r 2007 St. Paul Deacons acons earn titl ; by Allen Gregory The St. Paul Deacons and itheir coaching staff led by Mark Palmer earned the Cumberland rDistrict crown with a 40-6 win over homestanding Thomas ,Walker on Friday, November 2. The Deacons dominated the ~Cumberland District finishing ~th6ir district slate with a perfect ~{6 and 0 record. The champ- qotiship annexed by the Deacons :propels them into the playoffs. :Their opponent is yet to be decided. It was pretty much St. Paul's game from the get go. The Deacons took the opening kick 6ff and in three plays were in the zone. The td came on a Brooks 66 yard run. Johnathon Thompson and Dallas Hileman opened the hole, Cody Harrison flattened the iinebacker and B[ooks dashed through the hole plays later they had a first down at the Deacon two yard line. Stephen Escobar had runs of 15 and 14 to account for 29 of the yards gained on the drive. With four cracks at the Deacon line the Pioneers could move the ball only a yard and one half. The Deacon defensive line did an outstanding job on this goal line stand. The other time the Pioneers reached the red zone was late in the game when St. Paul had a lock on the game. This time around the Pioneers scored on a Travis Hall of Robbie Giles pass that covered 19 yards. The Deacons defense also had two other outstanding plays other than the goal line stand. With just under 5:30 to go in the first half and the Deacons holding an 8-0 lead, the Pioneers had gone three and out from .veered right behind Harrison's near their 26 yard line. On l [ock and outran several defend- fourth, Hall was in punt ers to the end zone. Harrison ran formation. As the ball left the ~'the two point conversion. " The Deacon offense con- tinued to roll the rest of the game amassing 244 yards on the ground and 75 through the air. :~,; The Deacon defense also did 'its job holding the Pioneers to ,199 total yards. ;~- Along the way the Deacon defense did not let the Pioneers foot of Hall, Deacon Denver Fritz leaped into the path of the ball and blocked the punt. Brooks picked up the bouncing bali near the nine yard line and continued into the end zone for the Deacons second td. The extra point try failed and St. Paul had a 14-0 lead with 4:13 left in the first half. The Phillips td was set up by a Deacon fumble recovery near mid-field. On the drive Phillips passed twice to Padgett for a total of 36 yards. The Pioneers opened the second half with a nice drive but ran out of gas at the Deacon 24. The Deacons then marched in for their fourth td of the game. Brooks got the score from three yards Out. The extra point failed and St. Paul led 27-0 with 3:24 left in the third quarter. The Deacons short kick off was bobbled by a Pioneer and recovered by a Deacon at the 49 of Thomas Walker. Ten plays CUMBERLAND DISTRICT CHAMPS The Castlewood Vai:sity boys' cross' later Phillips hit Padgett with a 14 yard scoring strike for a 33-0 St. Paul lead. Hileman's kick made it 34-0 with 11:04 left in the fourth. Thomas Walker then drove in for their score. Following the Pioneer td, they tried an onside kick. Corey Ellis grabbed the ball on the 40 yard line of St. Paul. Ellis then headed to his left, picked up a quartet of good blocks and sped into the end zone for the game's final score. Brooks was the game's leading rusher with 132 yards on 19 carries. Phillips hit on 5 of 10 passes country team took first place in the Cumberland District Meet at Oxbow Lake-. Park in St. Paul on Friday, October 26. Pictured, left to right, are Ethan Collins, = first place (broke the school record with time of 16:56); Jordan Lovelace; Josh' Sproles, second place; David Lorenzo, fifth place; Travis Carter, 14th place; Eric' Summers, ninth place; Chris Smith; Brandon Jenkins, seventh place; and Coach Connie Crabtree. Collins, Sproles, Lorenzo and Jenkins received All District" medals. Both the boys' and girls' JV teams finished in first place. Individual places were: Logan Lorenzo, first; Greg Kiser, second; Dean Crabtree, third; Gage McCoy, fourth; Matthew McConnell, fifth; Madison Compton, second; Ali, Ring, third; Taylor Banner, fourth' Alexis Whitaker, fifth; and Ashley Collins ( seventh. The Varsity girls fmished with an incomplete score. Individual places, were Jennifer Fisher, fourth; Nicole Counts, seventh; and Lauren Compton - eighth. Fisher and Counts received All District medals. The two varsity teams" advanced to the Region D Meet on October 31. inside the red zone but twice.Just over two minutes later a for 86 yards. !n. the .firs.t quarter the Pie= Tyler hilliEs two yagd.r .:and a Stephen Escobar led Thomas ' hgers recovered a Deacon fum- Hileman extra p0in[kick hag St. Walker with 86 yards on : 16 ,' le a't- bdir 46 yard me: ine,aVaul Ul lx- A carries :Virginia High, Lebanon take Region D cross country titles 'Virginia High, with a scoreArrington, Council, 21:03; Ste-- of 40, won the Region D girls' phamie Howington, Gate City, 6ross country title at the Oxbow 21:15; Caryley Johnson, John Lake Park course on October Battle, 21:16; Sareera Music, 3f. Lebnaon's boys' cross Lee High, 21:17; Mariah Ar- c6untry tream, also with a score nold, John Battle, 21:18; Sa- of 40, won the boys' title, mantha Balthis, Pound, 21:20; " "" In the girls' meet, second was Kelly Blankenship, Clintwood, John Battle with 53. St. Paul 21:25; and Lauren Denton, Vir- with a score if 67, was third, and Pound was fourth with 74. Virginia High, 53, took se- Cond on the boy6s' side, while Powell Valley, 67, was third, ginia High, 21:29. On the boys' side, the top 15 finishers were as follows: Jacob Maiden, Lebanon, 15:21; Chris Dye, Lebanon, 16:17; Brian and Castlewood, 72, ws fourth. Brillhart, Virginia High, 16:30; The first four teams in each Ethan Collins, Castlewood, caregory iare qualified to 16:54; Jack Quesenberry, Virgi- ompete at the State Meet, as nia High 16:57; Adam Hobbs, ~re the first 15 finishers in each cfitegory i . The top 15 girls include (in ;order from ! to 15)Hannah iYates, Lebanon, 19;46; Megan ,Hillard, Virginia High, 20:00; ;Kayla Balthis, Pound, 20:01; '.Abi Killough,J. L Kelly, 20.18;; Rhyli D~e," St.Paul, '20:50; Madison Hillard, Virgi- ,nia High, 20:58; Ashley Dun- ford, St. Paul, 20:59' Haley John Battle, 16:;58; Spenser Brenner, Lebanon, 16:59; Reeee Miller, John Battle, 17:04; Josh Sproles, Castlewood, 17:06; Da- vid Fannon, Powell Valley, 17:10; Kevin Deft, Virginia High, 17:24; Darrell Fannon, Lee High, 17:32; Bud Allen, Appalachia, 17:15; Tre Mullins, Powell Valley6, 17:56; and David Peters, Twin Springs, 17:44. Evans, Salyer, Peele & Wright win Russell Sheriff's Golf Tournament October 19 The team of Clay Evans, Joe Salyer, Johnny Peele and Adam Wright won first place in a score card playoff in the Russell County Sheriff's Golf Tourna- ment, held at Lake Bonaventure Country Club on October 19. Indian Winter Classic is 1/25 ' The Indian Winter Ciassic :will be held from January 25-27 ~at J. J. Kelly High School and Wise Primary School. ' Age divisions include boys ~and girls in grades 4-5 and 6-7. i Two Virginia High School League officials will be used per ,game, and there will be a three- ,game guarantee. ; The entry fee is $100, and the tournament will be limited to the first 32 teams entered. Trophies will be awarded to the top two ', fmishers in each division. To register or for more information, call Dave Wyrick, [ 276-395-9705 or 276-870-5052 In second place w-as the-team of Scott Prater, Be Phillips, Derek Breedlove and Dale Jack- son. The third place team was composed of Mark Hale, Bryant Skeen, Craig McGIothlin and Willie Bowman. Adam Wright won the Long- est Drive; Roger Owens was Nearest to the Pin; and Derek Breedlove had the Longest Putt. Russell County Sheriff Steve Dye expressed his thanks to everyone who participated in the tournament, including all spon- sors and other supporters. Stop for Pedestrians in the Library Crosswalk-- It's the law! Jewelr) Vanities Starting at Motorists: j Stop for a,ny school bus4oadinlg or.unloading children! i le continues. We h, s Same As Cash and s l prices thru out the stor O O Save 20 -50% Storewide. I ayaway for Christmas. ive e. $459 /don. - Fri. 8:30-5:30 Wedn. 8:30-12:00 Saturday 9:00-5:00 / Milton Shoppin Center, Castlewood, VA 762-558 1