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Page 6 CI,INCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 21, 2013 1 Sports Features Tigers outlast Spartans bv David Gregory their "slick passing" quarterback Haysi overcame a rainsoaked field and a valiant eflbrt by Eastside (5-6) to get a 22-8 win. The win gives the 11-0 Tigers a spot in the Group A Western Region quarterfinal. The rain began just before kick off and would continue throughout. Haysi had their first possession inside Eastside territory and would take adxantage when .lalen Svkes hooked up with ranne," Artrii9 on a 22 yard touchdown pass. With a 2 point conversion the Tigers led 8-0. Moments later Haysi would get an interception by Sykes and the Haysi quarterback returned the play 55 yards down the sideline for a score. Trailing 14-0 in sloppy conditions, the Eastside coaches decided they would count on as a runner. Coach Matthew Hamilton kept the ball nmstlv on the ground and when he needed him called on Caleb Riner to carry the load. Riner&apos;s two yard dive got the Spartans on the board and a Riner two point conversion would be the final points until late in the lbut'th quarter. Big defensive plays on both sides of the field would highlight the better part of the game from this point on. Eastside's and Haysi's defenses held on downs near each teams red zones. Eastside forced a second half Haysi fnmble but could not convert. Eastside's defense stepped up big as well not allowing Haysi to convert any third down plays. The biggest and most important defensive stand came Season' s end by David Gregory Eastside's Lady Spartans fell in five sets 25-15, 16-25, 25-16, 17-25 and 16-14 to perennial volleyball power Galax. The Maroon Tide (19-5) took advantage of 19 Eastside service errors and slipped past the Lady Spartans, getting the berth in the final four at VCU this weekend. Eastside Coach Brianne Casteel commented after the match that she was proud of the effort her team had given throughout the year. "We started 0-4 and finished 12-6," she said. "That says a lot about the effort this team has given." Finishing the season 21-2 with a Cumberland Conference championship put Eastside in a great position. "However, it just was not our night," said Coach Casteel. Galax used great defense and passing to turn back a huge effort by the Lady Spartans. After tying the match at two sets all, Eastside grabbed a 10-7 lead in the final set. Then Galax turned to their seniors. "We rely on their leadership and tonight it pulled us through," said Coach Yerrick Stoneman. Paige Hanks (8 kills, 17 digs) and Morgan Neff lifted the Maroon Tide and pushed their squad to a 14-14 tie. Blue Devil Madness/CW vs SP Alumni games Join Castlewood High hool for Blue Devil !adness/CW vs SP Alumni ames on Saturday, November 23 ' in New Gym at 6 pm. The ,'vent will begin with an roduction of this year's boys 'd girls teams, an overview of e teams will occu r, and then a lht inter-squad scrimmage. Following the inter-squad scrimmage, the CHS vs SP Alumni games, a boys game and Thirty a girls game will begin. The CHS Booster Club will be selling concessions and half- half. Music and announcements will be provided by Castlewood High School's D J, Barry Ruff. Admission is $5 at the door and there will be a $20 entrance fee for graduates of either school who wishes to play. Contact Coach Barry Ruff at 276-762- 9449 or bruff@russell.k for further details. seven testing options late in the final period when the Tigers threw Caleb Riner lot" a loss on fourth down and one to go. "'It was the biggest defensive play of the game," said Haysi Coach James Colley. "'It gave us the ball and took the rno:nentunl away from tllem.'" From there. Tristan Yates big run would set tip the gatne clinching score by ranner O'Quinn. O'Quinn's eight yard effort gave the top-seeded Tigers score to secure the win. Haysi moves on to lace Galax Saturday at 2 pm at Sandlick Field. Haysi passing 8-16 for 121 yards; Eastside 7-19 lor 42 yards. Haysi rushing 162 yards led by Tanner'O'Quinn's 60 yards: Eastside 143 yards led by Caleb Riner 75 yards. Galax got the final points on a service error and a big defensive play forcing an out of bounds ball by Eastside. The win gives Galax their fourth consecutive trip to the State Final 4. In the loss, Eastside's Erin Stanley turned in a career best, 35 kills and 22 digs. Eastside: Kills, Stanley 35, Lindsey Dean 9, Deja Stallard 7; Digs, Stanley 22, Stapleton 11, Dean 8, Stallard 7. Assists, Brittany Stapleton 37, Dean 8. Galax: Kills, Hanks 8, Shupe 7. Digs, Hanks 17, Shupe 17, Lirldsey Ayers 14. Assists: Susan Davis 29. t Have a used car? Donate your used vehicle to the National Kidney Foundation serving Virginia's Kidney Cars program and yoti can join the fight against kidney disease. Your vehicle donation will support the many prevention programs and direct patient services offered throughout Virginia that are en- hancing the lives of people with, and at risk for, kidney disease. In addition, your contribution can earn you a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation will pick up any used vehicle, motor- cycle or boat--in ahnost any mobile New phone home fire safety in Virginia application The Virginia Department of Fire Progranls (VDFP)has laun- clied, FircSq/i.,/Twni/v I[.I. a new application fi)r mobile devices designed to assist Virgi,lians with their l+,orne fire safety efforts. The mobile application is available as a fl'ee download fin. iPhone, iPad. and .-\\;ndroid de- vice users. The fi'ee download can be obtained by visiting VDFP's website at or by going directly to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store [Android) and searching lbr Firc','q/' f',mlilv I[,I. "'We're extremely excited about the opportunity to bring home fire safety right to the fingertips of our citizens,".savs Mark Bufl; VDFP's Marketing & Commun- ications Manager. "Our goal is to keep home fire safety prominent in their minds by providing this tool that allows the user to perform a home fire safety assessment, create a home escape plan, share that plan with family and friends, and receive periodic push notifications that will remind them to do tasks snch as testing their smoke detectors inonthly." FireSqfe Famih" 1:4 is geared towards saving lives and pro- perty, while at the same time educating the user of the dangers of fire. Individuals who down- load the fi'ee app will learn how to protect their family and their home from fires and find out just how prepared they are. It's easy and tim. with features like: a fillly customizable safety plan custom home mapping for planning emergency exits a safety meter that shows y'our current level of readiness information on prevent- ing different kinds of fires games to help you brush tip on safety ability to share with the whole family capability to receive fire safety reminders via push notifications VDFP worked with Pulsar Advertising to develop the mobile application all the way from the concept stage, through targets product testing, to linal delivery, of the app. "'Pulsar was a great outfit to work with," says Buft: "'They understood right frorn the start what we were looking for and helped us make it a reality." "'Pulsar Advertising was very' excited to parader with the VDFP on its lnobile application to support fire safety and awareness," said Jim Wright, Partner at Pulsar Advertising. "'The concept we developed for the application combines educational content and engaging and lhn features. The final application is something our entire team is proud of and marries perfectly with the VDFP's nlission, as well as our 'Doing A World of Good" brand." As we move into the winter nmnths, a traditionally more active period of the year for home fires, VDFP will be actively protnoting downloading and usage of FireSafe Family K4. Fire spreads quickly, but with FireSafe Family VA, information and prevention can spread even faster. Five ways to help aging parents navigate personal finances in today's tech world -Non-profit credit counseling agency Take Charge America offers consumers tips for helping older adults transition methods of managing personal finances- Use of technology among Help your parents understand ,, Gifts and investment: senior citizens continues to sky- rocket, but many older Americans have difficulty using technological tools for financial matters, preferring instead the same methods they have always used. Most of us are comfortable using computers or smart phones to check balances and deposit checks, but this technology is a huge shift for seniors, said Mike Sullivan, chief education officer for Take Charge America, a national non-profit credit coun- seling agency. They often feel more secure depositing a paper check and checking account balances at their local branch, so the transition to the lnternet can be difficult. Sullivan offers tips for addressing five common financial challenges seniors face today: Real-Time Banking: Twenty years ago, consumers could write a check and then go to the bank and cover it with a deposit.. Today, checks are often used :like debit cards and funds are deducted immediately. Additionally, deposits can be held for up to the rules of banking today while also acquainting them with the benefits of using the Internet. Online banking pro- vides an added convenience, particularly for older adults with physical limitations, as they can handle most bank- ing activities without leaving home. Fraud: Seniors are frequent victims of fraud perpetrated through email, telemarketing and the mail. Discuss potential red flags with your parents, such as promises of easy money, de- mands they act immediately, or requests for personal information. Online Apps: Digital options like mobile-only coupons, lnternet compare- ison shopping and bill- paying apps require techno- logies that are not always senior-friendly. Your parents cable company but they may also be interested in using apps and sites that help them find Internet-only deals, condition--from any roadside or ,,,,,t:',-,,- GED parking lot free of charge. Call seven days depending on the 800-488-CARS or visit source and amount. This provide product reviews or, makes it difficult to budget, otherwise enhance the con- :ompleters before year s end especially on a fixed income, sumerexperience. G fa ly d fr ds g'fts With fewer than 60 days using the new computer-based lve ml an len 1 ,cmaining before implement- format. ation of the new GED Exam, Testing ..o ,ooa,o00 ,. fro th Arb D y 'the Regional Adult Education Gate City, Jonesville, Norton m e or a gram of Lee, Scott, Wise and and Wise. ._,rton Public Schools is offer- The Official Practice Test Foundation ,,lg thirty-seven testing opport- (OPT) is required before regist- ,'nities between November 11 ering for the GEl)@ Exam. This CVTimes Deadlines: Celebrate this year's holiday do, take a moment to think about .,d December 30 for those who is a free, four-hour test that is Editorial copy season with friends and loved what you can do to protect the imve only partially completed scored immediately. Passing ones while supporting conser- beauty and splendor of the the GED testing process. The OPT scores are required for (birthdays, anniversaries, vation and tree planting with the Earth," said John Rosenow, rent version of the test will GEDtesting. press releases, calendar help of the Arbor Day Found- founder and chief executive of pire at the end of 2013, and all For details on testing sched- items, weddings, etc) ation, the Arbor Day Foundation. "We . vious scores will expire at ules and locations or to register Returning for the fifth season encourage everyone to give gifts /at time. Beginning January, for the GEl)@ Exam, adults may 3:30 pm Monday in a row, Give-A-Tree cards that will have a lasting impact 2014, students who have already call Amy toll free at 877 RACE Advertising from the Arbor Day Foundation for generations to come." ":.assed any of the five GED 2 GED (877.722.3243) or in (classified and display) offer a unique holiday giving Topurchase holiday gifts that btests but have not completed Scott County at 386.2433 or go 12 noon Tuesday opportunity with conservation give back to the plant, visit zm all will have to start over to, benefits that will endure for generations. For the first time  this year, Give-A-Tree cards can i be purchased individually and with customized t,.,., i Purchasing the bor Day i Foundation's specia.t coffee i i  helps preserve rain forests in + Central and South America. The  Foundation's Specialty Coffee is .. ' shade-grown under the canopy of Latin American rain forests. Unlike sun-grown coffee tflanta- tions, this traditional .bade- grown method gives the cc"f;.e a rich and delicious flavor, ,,hile preventing the destruction of forestland. The Foundation's Trees . Celebration program allows the giver to honor loved ones while supporting crucial conservation efforts. For each dollar donated, one tree is planted in a high-need forest, and recipients are given a certificate showing them where the trees were planted. By giving friends the gilt of membership to the Arbor Day Foundation, recipients will also be sent 10 free trees, which will be shipped at the right time of year for planting. "The holidays are a time for thinking about others, and as 'ou Senior citizens, more than other groups, are known for purchasing savings bonds and stock certificates. How- ever, stocks and bonds are no longer available in paper form. If your parents want to purchase stock certificates or bonds, help them navigate the purchase online, under- standing this process may force them out of their comfort zones. Paperless: Many trans- acttions leave no paper trail and no means of filing paper away for easy future access. Seniors who are :long- accustomed to filing paper copies of important financial documents are no longer receiving Social Security checks in the mail, as payments are now direct- deposited into their accounts. There is no copy to file, and no way to be sure the money Your ad could be here! may prefer their traditional was deposited without going methods at times; clipping  Li-o01ine or visiting the  blink., coupons from the neWspapei'::-<7: This, too, may push your or writing a'eheck to'ttrd  ;"'elderly parents out Of their comfort zone, so it's important they're familiar with their banks online system for reviewing account information. For more financial tips, visit Shop St. Paul Saturday November 30 434.847.7741 f