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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 13, 2014 Eastside QB Justin Banks gets away from Castlewood's Adam Puckett in Friday's action. Castlewood quarter as they each lost able then to keep the fumbles which took away Spartans out of the end wins. on senior night it was a cold Friday night at B.C. White Stadium but the CHS fans went home with a warm, cozy feeling as their Blue Devils edged the Eastside Spartans 20-14. Several Castlewood fans came to the game well prepared for the cold. They brought a tent and a space heater to battle the cold November night. It looked bleak for the home team as the visitors scored the first 14 points of the game. Terry Robey, the Spartan outstanding run- ning back got the Spartans touchdowns. He scored on runs of 6 and 2 yards. The first coming with 2:43 left in the first quarter. The 6 yard run capped an 11 play 71 yard drive. Robey also ran in the two point conver- sion for an 8-0 Eastside lead. Robey ran seven times on the drive. The Spartans went up 14 on their very next pos- session of the game. Robey got this td also. It came on a two yard run. The two point conversion try failed. However, the Spartans had a 14-0 lead with 9:42 left in the first half. The second Spartan td drive covered only 25 yards. The Spartans got a break when the Devils got a very short punt that only covered 4 yards. It took the Spartans only five plays to cover the 25 yards. Quarterback Justin Banks got 11 yards on a keeper. Robey got the rest on runs of 5, 6, 1 and 2. The td came with 9:42 on the second quarter clock. From that point on the Spartans would be held scoreless. Fumbles and penalties hurt the Spartans the rest of the game. Chris McReynolds got a good return of the Spartan kickoff and the Devils put the ball in play at their own 48. It took the Devils just three plays to get within six points of the Spartans. Senior Brad Traverse got the td when he kept the ball and got outside and raced 56 yards for the score. He got some excellent block- ing on the play. Traverse got the two point _conver- sion on a run with 8:30 left in the second quarter. Neither team could gen- erate a scoring drive the remainder of the second any chanceto score. It looked as if the Devils would score on their first drive of the second half when they moved the ball from their own 38 to the 11 of Eastside before they came up short o'n a 4th and 1 at the Eastside 11 yard line. Senior Damien Patrick carried the ball seven straight times and covered 36 yards. A 15 yard penalty on Eastside also helped the Devils in the drive. Taking over on their 11 yard line after making sev- eral good plays, the Spartans generated a nice drive until they fumbled the ball at the 44 of the Blue Devils. Senior Dillon Hartley got the fumble recovery for the home team at their 36. The Blue Devils capital- ized on the play by Hartley and moved in for the tying score. The td came on a 29 yard pass from Traverse to senior tightend Spencer Elam. The two point con- version try failed but Castlewood had tied the score at 14 with 6.6 sec- onds left in the 3rd quarter. The Spartans then took the kick off and started zone to get the victory. Robey had 81 yards rushing on 14 carries while Traverse had 116 rushing and 76 passing for the Blue Devils. Adam Puckdtt and Trevor Ingle had good games for the Devils on defense while Bailey Baker and Elijah Vaughn had good defensive games for Eastside. Lady Eagles Knock off Castlewood The Rye Cove Lady Eagles, who secured their spot in the VHSL Group A West Region playoffs with the Conference 48 regular season title, put another feather in their caps win- ning a spot in the confer- ence's championship game with a 3 set 25-20,25- 15,25-21 win over the Lady Devils Wednesday at Clintwood. "I'm happy with the way we played," said Eagles coach Greg Gilliam. "We were very consistent and didn't let our errors another good drive but pileup." again they fumbled the ballLucindy at the Blue Devil 36. Sophomore Adam Puckett came up with the ball for:CHS. The Blue Devils then caught another break when they had a fourth down and six to go for a first down. On the fourth down play at the Spartan 45, the visitors were called for a personal foul penalty and the Devils got a first down at the Spartan 30 yard line. After losses on ,several running plays, Castlewood faced a third down and 19. Traverse then hit Chris Parsell with a pass good for 18 yards. On fourth and one at the 21 of Eastside, the Spartans jumped off- sides and the Devils had a first down at the 16 of Eastside. After moving the ball to the t 1 of Eastside on runs by Patrick and Traverse, the Devils were caught holding on a play and moved back to the 20. Two runs got the ball only to the 17. Then a third down pass was incomplete. But on the fourth down, Traverse found Josh Woods open in the end zone and hit him with a pass for a 20-14 Castlewood lead with 2:15 left in the final period. The Blue Dex/ils were Lawson (12kills,19digs) helped set the tone for the Cove's con- sistent attack scoring 7 of her 12 kills in the first set. "Lawson is a playmaker," said Gilliam of his senior outside hitter. "She usually steps up for us in big matches, that's what we have, to have from her." The Lady Eagles scored 17 kills winning the first set 25-20. Rye Cove took the sec- ond set with relative ease 25-15, but most of the points for both sides were gained from unforced errors. "I think we got caught up in the moment," said Lady Devils Coach Kesha Perrigan after the match. "I think we let Rye Cove's reputation get to us, and we let our mistakes snowball." The Lady Devils made a push in the final set getting Rye Cove's Haley Hillman and Castlewood's Caitlyn Fleming joust at the net in Rye Cove's semi-final win Wednesday. 6 kills and an ace from Caitlyn Fleming(9 kills,3blocks,1 ace)pulling within 2 points of the Lady Eagles on three separate occasions late in the match. Each time ,however, Callie Carter had the answer pounding down 5 of her 8 kills in the set. The Lady Eagles got the final point of the match in style with' a strong serve and put away to win 25-21. Haley Hillman totaled 10 kills and Ann Fugate passed ,out 30 assists for Rye Cove, while Amanda Dockery picked up 12 digs. With the win the Lady Eagles host the first round of Region play Monday at Rye Cove. Ashley Fugate (20digs,4 kills) led the Castlewood defensive effort, and Sydney Strange collected 5 kills and 7 digs for the Lady Devils. Emily Higgins doled out 15 assists. "We hate to lose this one", ' said Castlewood's Perrigan "We'll miss our seven seniors." Eastside Keeps Streak Alive The Lady Spartans cap- tured a spot in the Group A West Region Volleyball playoffs with a 4 set 25- 22,25-18,21-25,25-18 vic- tory over the Twin Springs Titans. The win kept alive a 6 year streak of Regional play going back to the final two years of Coeburn High School for the current Eastside coaching staff, and a 4 year run for the Eastside team. "The girls wanted to keep the tradi- tion alive," said Lady Spartans head coach Brianne Casteel. "Coming into the season with a very young team, a lot of people counted us out." remarked Castel. "The girls wanted to prove people wrong and show them that we still belong here." And belong they do, Eastside dominated play at the net in the first two sets led by senior Katie Meade (22kills,21digs) and sopho- more Kaylee Jones (14kills,24digs). Meade slammed 12 kills and made 3 crucial digs and Jones totaled 7 kills 1 block and 2 aces in the first two sets. Twin Springs libero Cori Gilmer led a trio of Lady Titans jump servers in their 25-21 win in set three. The Lady Titans notched only 2 aces in the set but the spot on servers forced Eastside into several passing errors. " I changed my serve receive going into this match because I knew they had some effective jump servers," said Casteel. "It worked in the first two sets but they came back and I had to readjust." Savannah Blevins (11 kills) and Brianna Blevins (8 kills) scored three kills apiece in the set win for Twin Springs. Brittany Stapleton helped Eastside break a 9-9 tie in the final set serving 5 straight points with an ace giving the Lady Spartans the lead for good. Stapleton also dropped 3 kills, while Lacy Austin (10serve points) served up two aces and Jones added 4 kills in the closing win. "I'm so proud of the girls, they played hard, they played smart," said Casteel. Hannah Wyrick led the Eastside back line with a season high 54 digs, Jones totaled 15 service points and Stapleton dished out 41 assists along with 13 serv- ice points and 7 kills. Kaitlyn Hubbard tallied 11 kills for Twin Springs while Haylee . Hazlett ~ dished: out 37 assists :to go along with 22 digs. Cori Gilmer picked up 23 digs for the Lady Titans. The Lady Spartans trav- eled to Galax for their first round match in west region 1A play Monday night. Rye Cove Takes Cumberland The Lady Eagles defen- sive effort proved to be the key to their 25-11,25- 16,25-21 championship win in the final match of the Conference 48 volley- ball tournament Thursday at ' Clintwood. Courtney Johnson posted a team high 20 digs and Lucindy Lawson added 15 digs in the win for Rye Cove. "Our defense was good tonight, we helped our offense," said Lady Eagles coach Greg Gilliam. Digs by Savannah Bowen, Lawson and Johnson led to 4 kills by the Eagles in a 7-2 run in the first set. "Lawson(12kills) was sharp with her passing and hitting," said Gilliam of his standout senior. Rye Cove middle Callie Carter(14kills,lblock) was also on point in the first putting down 4 kills to go with a block as Rye Cove took the set 25-11. Carter tacked on 5 more kills and a block in the second set, while the Eagles took care of business on the back row picking up almost every attack the Lady Spartans made. "Rye Cove played great, their defense was awesome," said Eastside's Brianne Casteel. The Spartans made a run of their own in the set scoring on consecutive kills by Katie Meade and one by 'Grace McCowan getting within 3 after a Rye cove return failed to cross the net. An ace by Lawson and kill by Haley Hillman(6kills) Would close out the set for the Lady Eagles. Kaylee Jones (12kills,lldigs) led the Lady Spartans comeback effort in the third frame putting down 6 kills. Eastside held an early lead in the set but a pair of kills by Hillman took back the lead for~ the Cove. McCowan and Brittany Stapleton, each dropped in an ace serve pulling the Lady Spartans within 1 late in the third set but Lawson was there to respond with 2 kills taking control for the Lady Eagles Carter tacked on the final score for the championship win. "We hope to find momentum for Monday, said Casteel, our lack of communication hurt us tonight." Rye Cove will host Chilhowie Monday at Clinchport. Ann Fugate doled out 38 assists for the Lady l~agles and Amanda Dockery tal- lied 11 digs with 13 service points. Brittany Stapleton hand-" ed out 25 assists for Eastside and Hannah Wyrick collected 30 digs. All new redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 6 cyl, leather .mtermr, MSRP $35,460 with traller g package Now taking orders ', !ii!!i!i!! " : :i: :forallnew I: ........... ! e ..... ~olc~O~.O~c.o,oo~