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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Sports Features Lady Devils Win at Va. High Classic Castlewood got a career high 17 points from McKinley Isaacs and their first win of the season Thursday night knocking off Sullivan South 43-37. The Lady Devils trailed 14-11 after one, but Kacie Jessee canned a pair of three s and Castlewood held the Lady Cougars to only 4 points in the second quarter. Castlewood knew they would need to stay out of foul trouble in the second half, a situation which had given them trouble thus far in the early season. Isaacs and Caitlyn Fleming each scored 4 points in the third and were able to control the lane and avoid foul trouble. Heather Norms hit a triple midway through the period, but the Lady Devils gave up only a pair of free throws and stretched their lead to 35-26 going into the fmal quarter. Another three by Norms and a score by' Rebecca Lesnak =cut into the Castlewood lead, but the Lady Devils came : through when needed most. Korey Purtee hit both ends of her 1 and 1 and Jessee followed with two at the line. Haley Crabtree s free throw gave the Lady Devils a bit of Insurance at the end following a fmal score by Norms. i The Lady Devils continue play at Va. High Throughout ithe weekend. Scoring: Sullivan Central- Norms 11, Lesnak 3, A.Ruport 3, Crawford 10, Buckland 3, White 5, Hudson 2. Castlewood - Crabtree 3, Purtee 4, Couch 3, Elam 2, Jessee 10, Fleming 4, Isaacs 17. Lady Tigers get by Lady Devils Honaker rang up 21 4th quarter points and raced past Castlewood for their second win against the Lady Devils in two weeks. In a game plagued by foul trouble on both sides, the Lady Devils hit 6-10 from the charity stripe and held a 14- 9 lead after the first period. The two teams combined for 18 free throw attempts in the second period, Castlewood hitting 4of 10 and the Lady Tigers cashing in only 3 of 8. 'The lady Devils held a 25 -20 lead at the half. Kacie Jessee's three pointer with a little over two min- utes left in the third helped Castle stay in front giving the Lady Devils a 6 point edge heading into the 4th period. Leah Elswick hit back to back buckets, soring 5 points, and with a free throw by Megan Meade the Lady Tigers had caught Castlewood and the comeback was on. Honaker allowed the Devils just 1 field goal over the remaining 5 minutes, and outscored Castlewood 14 to 4 to earn the 51-42 victory. Tara Deel tossed in 8 of her game high 14 points in the fmal period lifting the Lady Tigers to the win. Scoring: Honaker-Musick 2, Deel 14, Miller 5, Robinette 10, Elswick 7, Ray 4, VanDyke 2, Meade 7. Castlewood: Crabtree 4, K. Purtee 6, Kennedy 2, Elam 4, Scarberry 1, Jessee 9, Fleming 6, Isaacs 10. Spartans beat Lee, :Fall at Central The Eastside Spartans got through the second week of the new season with a 1-1 split. The Central Warriors used i a 27 point 4th quarter in which Daniel England, Caleb "Mills, and Kaine Lanery each scored 6 points to pull away from the Spartans en route to a 65 -56 win. Friday, ,Derrick Cusano's 25 points led Eastside to a 79- 55 win over Lee High. In Tuesday's match up at Central, the visiting Spartans trailed by 4, 26-22 going to the break. Wes Yeary would hit 4 points early in the third for the Spartans and Alex Cantrell the same for the home standing Warriors. But, second chance points would be key in the period. The Warriors benefited from several offensive put-backs, Mills and Cantrell each getting buckets and Daniel England getting two from the line. The Warriors earned a ,53-41 lead heading into the 4th quarter. The Spartans would outscore Central 15 -12 in the period but fall short of the win missing both ends of two 1 and bonus tries and a pair of free throws with time winding out. Scoring: Central- Salyer 6, Lanery 13, Hall 3, Mills 17, i Buchanan 4, Thompson 6, England 6, Cantrell 10. Eastside- Yates 6, Milgrim 12, Cusano 13, Yeary 12, Buchanan 7, Green 6. SPARTANS V LEE HIGH, 79 -55 Friday Derrick Cusano poured in a game high 25 and the Spartans toppled Lee High 79 -55. Austin Buchanan sank 9 of his 13 points in the first period and the Eastsiders jumped to a 23- 15 first quarter lead. Cusano hit 2 of his 6 three pointers and Ryan Milgrim cashed in a pair of trey's helping the Spartans. build a 48 -28 lead at the half. Eastside allowed the Generals only 7 points while racking up 25 more in the period. Cusano and Milgrim Combined for 19 and the Spartans put the game away early, cruising to the 79-55 win. Scoring: Eastside- Yates 6, Milgrim 15, Banks 3, Cusano 25, H. Buchanan 1, Yeary 4,A. Buchanan 13, Counts 5, Green 7. Lee High- Hounshell 11, Yeary 10, Gilliam 4, Dillman 9, Webb 1, Lawson 2, Eldridge 18. Three named scholar thlete s at CHS Castlewood High School Sophomore Trevor Gilbert and ninth grader Jacob Baker are co-male Scholar Athletes for the second six week. Gilbert is the son of Kim and Terry Gilbert and participates in Scholastic Bowl and Junior Varsity Basketball. Baker is the son of Tina Baker and John Baker. He is a member of the Blue Devil Scholastic Bowl Team. As a ninth grade stu- dent, the female Scholar Athlete is Jerma Hall. Hall is the daughter of Jennifer Hall and Jerry Hall. Jenna is a member of the Lady Devils Junior Varsity Basketball team. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes a male stu- dent and a female student who are currently participating in Virginia High School League (VHSL) sports at Left to right, Female Scholar Athlete Jenna Hall and co-male ath- letes Trevor Gilbert and Jacob Baker. Castlewood High School and who earned the highest GPA for the first six weeks. The CHS Booster Club is awarding the students cash prizes. Student athletes will be recognized each six weeks during the school year. Lady Spartans ous00 ed at Classic After getting a 63- 35 win over Hurley in game 1 of the Va. High Classic, Eastside's girls dropped the next two. Playing both games minus standout Erin Stanley host Virginia High got by the Lady Spartans 49- 33 and Chilhowie won in the knock out game 66- 39. The Lady Bearcats jumped out to a 10 -4 lead getting three pointers from Haley Bryant and Kristian Wilson, and held a 16 -6 ending the quarter. Virginia High allowed the Lady Spartans just a pair of field goals in the second frame and led 27-14 at the break. Bryant scored 11 of her game high 22 in the third period giving the Lady Bearcats a lead they would not give up. Eastside fm- ished with 11 in the final period but hit only 3-8 at the line and 9 of 21 free throws for the game. Danielle Catron dropped in a game high 24 including 4 first quarter three's lifting Chilhowie to a 26 - 6 lead in game 3. " We just had no answer to that" said Coach Jeff Adkins. " We struggled to guard her and Sabo in the post". Eastside managed to stay' even with the Lady Warriors in the second and went to the half down 39- 17. Lindsay Dean tallied 8 of her 11 in the third for the Lady Spartans but Catron tossed home 11 moreand Chilhowie would close out the win 66 -39. The Lady Spartans next game is December 20th at home vs. Union. Scoring: Eastside - Collins 2 , Sykes 2, Powers 8, Dean 5, Jones 5, Ketron 2, Stallard 1, Bright 4 Blackburn 4. Va. High - Duff 2, Austin 14, Wilson 7, Bryant 22, Simpson 4. Scoring: Chilhowie - Catron 24, Sabo 10, Hurley 4, Smarr 6, Tilson 4, Richards 4, Caudill 7, Branch 7. Eastside Atwood 2, Sykes 2, Powers 14 Dean 11, Jones 4, Stallard 6. Locals recognized for Plu00;igedln efforts On December 5, 2013, a statewide PluggedIn VA meeting was held in Charlottesville at the Virginia Workforce Center. The meeting was attended by 26 educators from across the state including Linda Allen and Karen Gent, representing Southwest Regional Adult Education; Dyan Lester and Tim Salyers, represent- ing Southwest Virginia Community College, and Tommy Clements, repre- senting Mountain Empire Community College. The meeting was led by Kate Daly Rolander, Workforce Specialist for the Virginia Adult Learning Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Jim Andre, Specialist for Federal Programs with the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Adult Education and Literacy. Southwest Regional Adult Education was rec- ognized for its pioneering work with the Pluggedln VA program that has been ongoing since the initial pilot program in 2009. Linda Allen was recog- nized for her efforts in keeping the program up and running after the pilot even before state funding was made available for the project. Kate Daly Rolander commented, "Without Linda Allen's successful work with PluggedIn VA, the program would probably have been shelved." Instructors Karen Gent and Tammy Brown were recognized for their Contributions to the PluggedIn VA Lesson Plan Project, which is a newly created resource comprised of lesson plans and docu- ments that can be used by other PluggedIn VA practi- tioners across the state. PluggedIn VA is an Devils winat Rural Retreat 4th period. Rural Retreat made it a bit more exciting than the Devil fans in atten- dance might have liked. The Indians outscored Castlewood 22-12 in the final 8 minutes. Jackie Burton Scored 12 of his 14 in the trial period and the Indians hit 7 of 9 at the line. Austin hit both ends of a 1 and 1 and Brad Traverse collected 2 key secure the win. Scoring: Castlewood- Traverse 2, Austin 12, Trent 34, Moore 7, Purcell 3, Comett 2. Rural Retreat: Schoppe 3, Corvin 5, Heldreth 2, Miles 6, Crockett 7, Burton 14, Terry 14. Dillon Trent poured in a game high 34 and Castlewood sprinted to a 60-51 win at Rural Retreat. Trent garnered 13 of his game high 34 in the first period as Castlewood tallied 7 first quarter lay ups racing to a 20-8 lead. The Indians edged their way back in the second getting 6 points from Brandon Terry cutting the Blue Devils lead to 9 at the break. Tyler Austin and Trent were at it again early in the third. Austin doled out '. 4 assists in the period and bagged a triple, i while Trent hit 4 of 7 shots collecting 9 i points. Castlewood led 48-29 heading to the innovative integrated edu- cation and workforce train- ing program for low- skilled, low-wage adults who may be lacking a high school credential. Adult education pro- grams partner with local community colleges, Workforce Investment Boards, and regional employers to deliver a six- month, intensive curricu- lum. Currently there are eight regions in the state that are implementing Pluggedln VA programs, and PluggedIn VA is a line item in the governor's budget. At the statewide meeting, each of the regions repre- sented gave an update on its programs. An important announce- ment was made at the meeting regarding the statewide partnering of Wells .Fargo with PluggedIn VA. The first program with Well Fargo as a business partner will be implemented in Dickenson County begin- ning in February 2014. The program to be offered is an information technology readiness program with a personal finance compo- nent. This program is spon- sored by Southwest Regional Adult Education, Mountain Empire Community College, and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Board. The Wells Fargo Hands On Banking curriculum, which focuses on fmancial literacy, will be incorporat- ed into the program, and Wells Fargo has awarded Mountain Empire Community College a $5000 grant for program implementation. For more information about PluggedIn VA pro- grams in the region, con- tact Southwest Regional Adult Education 866-581- 9935. 80.000 Hile lreeeer ,. .llib ton Potecion ti.ied ttnl Teod 1]eign TRI-COUNTY TIRE, INC. 276-792-9501 Ii ]]111111111 I I iiiii III IIIllll Wins Every Day Hero Trophy Tom Saltarelli, zone manager, and Dave On', district sales manager, of General Motors are pleased to announce that Morgan McClure of Castlewood has won the prestigious Every Day Hero ITophy for the months of October and November due to their outstanding sales and semce. To win this award Morgan McClure had to meet a sales objective, customer salJsfaction objective, and sales accessories objective. Morgan McClure of Castlewood beat all competitors in the district and had a cmtomar satisfaction index score of 93.9/d r ir i r If you're thinking of buying or trading vehicles, come to Morgan McClure In Caetlewood, and see how tt feels to be completely satisfied. Come see Jerry McClure, doe Salyer, Ti m Tickles, Robert Boiling, Robert Sutherland, Scott Fields, or any of the staff at Morgan McClure In Castlewood, Virglnla. You can see us online at www.morganmcclureauto. corn and remember we are only a phone call away. IIIII I Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-231 I Visit us at www.morganmcclurea (Castlewood) Find New Roads MCZml HI]l]] ] ]] [ I I I MORGAN- McCLURE NOTICE: Stop for any school bus loading or unloading children! IT'S THE LAW!