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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, December 17 2009 Deacons paddle by Wave by Allen Gregory Coach Patrick Damron and his St. Paul Deacons visited Clintwood on Friday night and came home with a 67-48 victory. The Deacons man up pressure defense caused the homestanding all kinds of first half problems. The Wave could put only 20 points on the first half board while the Deacons were piling up 39. The Wave was troubled by the Deacon defense, but also they have not had a lot of practice time as they were in the football playoffs. One player from each team hit double figures in scoring. For the home team Greenwave, Camron Vanover dropped in 18 while the Deacons' Tyler Phillips led all scorers with 25. Though Phillips poured in 25 Lady Deacons get win by Allen Gregory The Lady Deacons visited Holston on Friday night and came home with their second win of the season by a score of 54-28. The Lady Deacons had their defense working in fine order as they limited the Lady Cavaliers to just two first half points. The Dea;ons' offense, on the other hand, ran off 29 points over the same period. Deacon junior post player, who is one of the better players in the district, had a game and career high 30 points to lead the Deacons. Edmonds' points alone were enough to defeat the Lady Cavs by two points. The Deacons, who have only seven players, shut down their he had ample help from the rest of his mates as four were very close to double figures in scoring. SCORING: St. Paul-- Edmonds 7, Ellis 8, Phillips 25, Lawson 9, T. Hileman 8, Fritz 6, D. Hileman 4, Dupuie. Clintwood--Brown 3, Baker 6, T. Vanover 21, Dutton 1, C. Vanover 18, Saado 3, Lewis 6, Stanley, Fleming. pressure defense in the second half and the Cars outscored St. Paul by 26-25 in the second half of the game. SCORING: Holston--Ritchie 4, Hand, Hampton, Doss 9, Hayden 6, Lowe 7, Taylor, Arrington 2. St. Paul--Hamm 3, Evans 8, Arrington 2, Wells 4, Edmonds 30, Young 7, Bradley. Artist Anthony Jones helped decorate Russell Street by painting Christmas and other seasonal scenes on the windows of the old Willis Building. Farm Bureau safety alert: holiday decorating -Take Precautions And Reduce The Risk of Fire- Nobody doubts the wonder refill it. Other basic tips: nonflammable or fire-retardant. and amazement of the holidgy Don't place your tree Avoid using candles season. The festive nature of too close to a heat source. In and never use them near a tree. getting a tree and decorating addition to sparks from a fire- Never leave the house with a your house in the yuletide spirit place that may easily ignite a burning candle. buoys even the most Grinch-like tree, the pure heat will dry out Never use indoor light- Chilhowie gets Castlewood by Allen Gregory Late turnovers halted the Devil comeback effort in the Lady Devils nine point loss, 62- 51, to Chilhowie in the consolation round of the Virginia High Tip Off Tourney on Friday, December 11. Using the inside play of Danielle Jessee, Nicole Counts and Hayley Gilbert, the Blue Devils had scratched their way to a 17-15 lead. By halftime Chilhowie, using a couple of long bombs, had worked their way to a 37-34 advantage. By the end of the third canto the Warriors lead had grown to eight at 41-33. The Devils did not quit. Instead the Devils' defense made some steals and got some stops as the fourth period began. By midway of the period a Counts steal had them within two at 44- 42. However, the girls from Castlewood could not continue the comeback. Instead several turnovers enabled Chilhowie to regain control and they were able to extend their lead to nine, at gamels end. SCORING: Chilhowie-- Jones 5, Taylor 14, Harris 6, Fields 4, Hash 9, Coe 5, Mooney 3, Patton 7, Pennington 9. Castlewood--Banner 9, Counts 18, Keen, Jessee 2, Gilbert 22, Phillips, McReynolds. J.J. Kelly gets by Castlewood by Allen Gregory Things did not go well for the Castlewood Lady Blue Devils in their first encounter of the '09-'10 season. They faced the Indians of J.J. Kelly who already had two games under their belt. Kelly was able to get the win by a 57-43 margin. The game was played on Wednesday, December 9 in the Virginia High Tip Off Tournament. Three players with no varsity experience took the floor for the Blue Devils to start the game. Their inexperience and a new offensive scheme for the Blue Devils led the Devils to miss their first seven or eight shots. Those misses and some Kelly made shots got the CHS Lady Devils in an early hole. They were never able to dig themselves out. The Devils are very inexperienced and young to boot but by season's end and before they will cause some 'teams some problems. SCORING: J.J. Kelly--K. Mullins 16, Brooks 7, Hopkins 2, AI Mullins 4, As Mullins 11, Underwood, Buchanan 9, Whitaker, C. Mullins 6, Rigg 2, Skinner. Castlewood--Counts 18, Keen 2, Statzer, Jessee 2, Git~ert 8, Banner 7, Phillips, McReynolds 6. Lady Devils get win by Allen Gregory The Lady Blue Devils of Castlewood notched their first win of the season with a 46-25 victory over Rye Cove in a consolation game of the Virginia High Tip Off Tournament at Virginia High on Saturday, December 12. The Devils put two players in double figures Sophomore Taylor Banner notched her first career double figure game hitting for 12 points. Her 12 and the 22 garnered by senior Nicole Counts had the Devils enough points for the win. The Eagles, who are suffering from the injury bug, could post only 25 points. SCORING: Castlewood-- Banner 12, Counts 22, Keen, Jessee 2, Phillips, McReynolds 2, Gilbert 8. Rye Cove--Ca Hood 2, Moore 8, Love 2, Lawson, Clark, Tester, Jones, Kern, Grizzle 13. adults. For many, the spirit takes on a child-like quality. Unfor- tunately, that same spirit causes people to forget to fake pre- cautions against accidents that can ruin even the most festive occasion. "Two of every three home fires started by Christmas trees and decorations are the result of electrical problems or a tree being put up too close to a heat source," says Jimmy Maass, safety coordinator at Farm Bur- eau Insurance. "There are a handful of basic safety measures home owners can take to sign- ificantly help reduce the risk of a fire during the festive holiday season." Maass' tips begin with the simple step of making sure your tree is properly watered. Dehy- drated trees with brown needles and dry limbs are a tremendous fire hazard. Home owners should check the water level in the tree stand every evening and the tree. Make sure a tree is at least three feet from a heat source. Inspect your holiday lights thoroughly before putting them on the tree or around the house. Check for bare spots, frayed wires, and any extended wear that may cause a short or start a fire. Don't overload a wall socket and never plug more than three strands of lights into any socket. Use extension cords wherever possible to cut down on load. Don't leave lights unattended, and unplug them every night before bed. Unplug extension cords when not in use. Roll up excess elect- rical cords and keep them away from high traffic areas. If you have children in your home, use safety caps on all electrical receptacles. If you are using an artificial tree, make sure it is Heat up to 1000 sq. ft. for Pennies a dm ing for outdoor decorations. Check for red or green UL FOR CItlLDREN AT cHRISTMAS...Shaw Project Manager Steve Demos, left, marks on all light strings and presented a check for $200 to Jim l-lieks, right, Commander of Coburn VFW extension cords. The green holographic UL Mark means the light strings should be used only indoors. The red holographic UL Mark indicates the light strings can be used both inside and out. If you decorate outside the home, make sure you place a ladder on even, level ground and make sure all locks are engaged. Don't place the laddei" anywhere near power lines. Always wear slip-re- sistant shoes when climbing a ladder. Finally, says, Maass, "You should always make sure your house is completely outfitted with fire alarms and exting- uishers, and make sure everyone knows how to use them. You should also create an escape plan for your family, and review and practice it in case the worst occurs." The Staff of Morgan McClure Ford KENNEL CLUB Saint Paul, VA mor (276) 762-5535 Post #8612, on Tuesday morning. Children's Christmas Program. The money will be used for the VFW's Lays Center for the Arts to features bluegrass and crafts Session from 6:30-10:30 every Thursday, with doors opening at 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission, and the event is open both to musicians and specta- tors. MANUFACTURER'S COUPON I I Lays Hardware Center fort he Arts, 609 Front Street, Coeburn, will feature a program of live bluegrass music every Friday night from 7:30-10:30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children 8-12, and children under 8 are admitted free. Featured groups include the following: December 18--South- Mountain Boys featuring the Center Stage Cloggers; *December 25--No show. Merry Christmas! .January l--No show. Happy New Year! 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