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Area roundup: Tunstall ties for third in state tourney
Also: Carlisle boys soccer bounces back, Patrick County volleyball moves to 14-0

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Tunstall High School finished the two-day VHSL Group AA state golf tournament at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg in a tie for third place with a team score of 626.

Salem High School, who the Trojans defeated at the Region IV tournament a week ago at Olde Mill, won the event going away with a score of 597.

The Trojans tied with Lord Botetourt, who also finished with a two-day score of 626. Lord Botetourt defeated Tunstall in a playoff, however, meaning the Cavaliers got to go home with the third-place trophy.

Eric Squier led the way for the Trojans, carding rounds of 74 and 73 to finish fourth individually in the tournament and earn all-state honors. Tunstall’s Randy Gibson fired two rounds of 79 and 77 and was the Trojans’ second-best finisher. Casey Dillion (80-81), Chandler Wilkins (86-80), Andrew Moon (83-86) and Bryant Cook (91-86) also competed in the Trojans’ top-six.

“Third is exceptional, especially when the team that ran away with it we beat last week in regionals,” Tunstall coach Dave Myers said. “It was a team effort.”

Patrick County’s Tyler Shough was the Piedmont District’s only other qualifier for the state tournament. Shough recorded an 82 on Monday and a 78 Tuesday to finish with a two-day total of 160.


Key returns in Carlisle’s 3-0 win

Carlisle School rebounded from a loss to North Cross with a 3-0 victory over Blue Ridge on Tuesday at the Smith River Sports Complex.

Preston Key, who injured his back in the loss to the Raiders, returned to score the first goal of the game for the Chiefs (11-2) on a free kick in the 46th minute.

Ten minutes later, Nick Clark and Jihun “Duke” Lee put the game away for Carlisle with two goals 30 seconds apart. Jermaine Soyka assisted on Clark’s goal, while Franklin Warren set up Lee.

Carlisle School keeper Mitchell Hamlett recorded eight saves in the shutout.

Carlisle has only conceded one goal at the SRSC this season, and Tuesday’s win over Blue Ridge (5-1-1) upped the Chiefs’ goal differential at the complex to 30-1. The victory was also Carlisle’s fifth win against a Division-I private school this season.

Carlisle will next face Covenant, who last season defeated Carlisle in the VISSA state quarterfinals 1-0 in a shootout. That loss spoiled Carlisle’s previously unbeaten season.



Patrick County stays unbeaten with win over THS

The Patrick County volleyball team swept Tunstall 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 25-12) on Tuesday night to improve to 14-0 on the season.

For Patrick County, Hannah Helbert had 11 kills and five digs; Beth Williams tallied 15 assists and 11 points; Logan Martin recorded 14 digs and 15 points; and T’Keyah Hines finished with five kills and six blocks.

Before the varsity match, Patrick County’s junior varsity team lost to Tunstall’s JV team 25-11, 21-25, 12-15 to drop to 8-6 overall and 3-1 in Piedmont District play. Patzie Freels finished with six kills for Patrick County in the match, and Abby Hutchens and Kristin Harris each had three kills.

Patrick County will face North Stokes (N.C.) today on the road.



Start Smart Football registration deadline nearing

The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department and the YMCA are hosting Start Smart Football, a parent-child participation football program for children aged 5-7.

The program teaches participants football skills necessary for organized football, and each week children will work on throwing, catching, kicking, punting, running and agility.

The program will become more difficult as the children progress in ability.

Each participant will receive a football, a red or yellow flag belt, four cones, a kicking tee and a participant manual. Classes begin Monday at 6 p.m. at the Collinsville YMCA, and the program will meet every Monday until November 19.

The fee for the program is $35, and the registration deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call 634-4640.



Carlisle looking for fencing coach

Carlisle School is looking for a coach to lead its football program for the 2012-13 year.

The coach of the program should expect to lead 12-15 students.

Interested candidates should contact George Lyle at 276-634-4606 or Carlisle athletic director David Gaylor.


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