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Www.mo~ nt;~ir)m~sse naer.com e The Weekend Paper for tl~e. Greenbrier Valley. - Mountain Messenaer Feb. 2:) :~008 5A Champions are Crowned at the White Sulphur Springs Youth Basketball League con- cluding the Double Elimination Tournament held at the WSS Civic Center on Feb. 10. Con- gratulations go out to all the teams participating in the tournament, and thanks to all the volunteers who helped out this season to make the league a success. In every game there is a winner and a loser, but the effort displayed by these chil- dren defiantly proves that re- gardless of the results they are all Champions. This year the league added a new 1st grade division in or- der to promote player partici- pation the end result was very successful for the development of fundamentals. The day began with the 1st graders hitting the floor and the 2nd seeded Celtics upset- ting the #1 seeded Bulls 13-11. Caden Hoover led the charge for the Celtics with 12 points and Tanner Boone added a free throw. The Bulls were led by Rhazel Godfrey with 7 points and Aaron Nester chipped in 4 points. The upset resulted in a winner take all Championship game where the top seeded Bulls ran away with the game 12-5. Aaron Nester was on fire scoring 11 points and Rhazel Godfrey added 2 points. Scor- ing for the Celtics were Max Bostic and Caden Hoove with 2 points each and Tanner Boone added a free throw. In the 2nd-3rd grade divi- sion the undefeated and top seeded Heat faced off against a resilient 2nd seeded Sonics team. The game was a defen- sive battle with the Sonics leading at the half 6-3, but the Heat finally found their shoot- ing touch in the second half and won a very close game 10- 9. The Sonics were led by Cod'y Witt with 5 points and Jessiah Rawls added 4 points. The Heat : took advantage of great pass- ing by Garret Bostic and were led in scoring by Devin Persinger with 6 points and got a lift from Cody Lester who added another 4 points. The 4th-6th Grade Girls Championship pitted the top seeded Bucks against the 3rd seeded Suns. The Suns, using stellar defense, jumped out early and took a 10-3 lead to halftime. The Suns maintained control into the third quarter but foul trouble caught up with them allowing the Bucks to creep back into the game. The T Bucks scored a couple of bas- 2-3rd Grade Sorties-RUnners-up: Front Row: leish Zimmerman (left), Boys Wizardls-Champlons: Front Row: Brando Kinsey (Deft), Austin kets late in the game to secure Zion Jeter and Gabby Mille. 2nd Row: Jnsleh Rawle (left) and Seabolt andl Zsch Dolin. 2nd Row: Coach Alley Reynolds (left), the victory in another nail bit- ter 15-14. The Suns enjoyed a balanced attack and were led by Madison Persinger with 6 points, and Diamond Sinclair and Madison Burns both added 4 points each. The Bucks were led in scoring by Elizabeth Romeo with 12 points and Jana Hatfield added 3. points. The day concluded with the 4th-6th Grade Boys Champion- ship game involving the unde- feated and top seeded Wizards against the 3rd seeded Cava- liers. The Wizards maintained control throughout the game" taking a 16-13 lead into the half and holding on to win it 28-23.~ The Cavaliers were led in scor-' ing by Justin Camp with 101 points, and Josh McClung with~ 9 points, Kamen Reynolds added 4 points. The Wizards were led by Austin Seabolt with~ 12 points, and Logan Rapp and Alec Robinson added 6 points: each. Brandon Kinsey chipped: in 4 points to round out the: scoring. 1st Grade Bulls,Champions: Front Row: Courtney McClung (left),: Cassidy Boggs, Sydney Mills and Alley Kirk. 2nd Row: Aaron Nester (left), Rhazel Godfrey and Carson Kirk. 3rd Row: Coaches Mark Mills (left) and Mark Kirk. Cody Witt. 3rd Row: Coaches Mark Mills (left) and Donnell Rawls. Alec Robinson, Logan Rapp, Garrett Vaughan and Coach Tim Callhoun. Girls Bue] rm/n - ler lt Lyndsey W N:i ( 14t), Madison McCIintk, Abigail and Jaml Hatfleld. Row: Lease EngelrMer (le,EIIB:Ibeth Rome@, Hattie Lynch and Coach Rob- ert McCllntlc Glrls W: RroM R MIIdi m i Abby Kirk and Summer Cole. Row: MediIon Pe dager (left), Dllmond [ Sinclair and KNeey WIg er. 3rd Row:. Coaches Ooug Peminger ! (left) and Mark Kirk. East varsity ing to Region III Tournament Cir lk, -Run rt Up: Front Row: Jumts'e Young (left) and Joseph Forlren. 2nd Row: Ted Beard (Deft), Justin Camp, Kamen ReyRoldI Josh McClung; 3rd Row: Coaches Robert Camp (left), Mike Reyno)lds and Josh Camp. ,Greenbrier Valley YMCA cheers again at IYVA !The Greenibrler Valley YMCA cheerleadlng team made their second trip) to CharloUesville, VA, as guests of the University of Virginia cheeerleading squad. During the second half of the UVA- Florida Stiate basketball game, the GV YMCA team cheered with the UWA team in the 17,000-seat John Paul Jones Arena. A few minute,s later, the young GV YMCA ladies ran on the floor with the Caavalier cheerleaders during a time-out to lead cheers 'as the CavTaliers beat the Seminoles 77-58. The GV YIWICA team will return to Charlottesville on Mar. 2, practice wiith UVA for three hours and then perform with the Cavalier clheerleaders during the Georgia Tech game. "Pictured wiith the Virginia squad are YMCA cheerleaders: Halle Richmond (left), Carli Shepherd, Sarah Struwk, Emily Meldrum, Salle Richhmond, Gabbi Struwk, Ros ie Ketchum and Alaina Watson. (INot pictured: Adrienne Dye, Olivia McCarty, Taylor Neff, Chris;tina "rotten, Aira Rudd and Kylie Thompson.) Virginia's first indoor Wakeboarding Rail Jam Event comes to Roanoke Boat Show 1st grade Celtics-Runners up: Front Row: Caden Hoover (left), Max Bostic and Lexos Bittinger. 2nd Row: Tanner Boone (left), Bruce Humphreys and Isabella Feury. 3rd Row: Coaches Charles Hoover (left) and Junior Bostic. TheGreenbrier f= et varI[ty Wresti| am-amid coaches before they left Feb. 15 for the Region IH Champlonship Tournament in Lewis County. The top four wrestlers in each weight division in Region Ill will qualify for the WV State Championship in Hun- tington on Feb. 21-23. Kneeling: Zac Larkins (left), Thomas Godby, Jacob Sockriter, Eddie Stacks, Aaron Shaffer and coach Brian Miluk. Standing: Coach Morse Reese (left), Ethan Alderman, Delton Webb, Charles Eary, Michael (Bubby) Waid, David Dotson, Andrew Zimmerman end Coach Darrell Pickenpaugh. More than 700 new Google Earth golf course flyovers added every week! GolfFlyover, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its new website that currently pro- vides thousands of virtual golf course flyovers across the US using Google Earth. From the Tee to Green, www.GolfFlyover. com takes you from hole one to 18 showing the distance and lay- out so you can plan your shots before your next round of golf. The golf course flyovers are virtual tours showing every hole of a golf course as ff you are taking a heli- 2-3rd Grade Heat-Champions: Front Row: Caitlin Frazler (left), TI copter ride. You can viewasample Vaughan and Devin Persinger. 2nd Row: Massey Burns (left), flyover by clicking on "Goif Flyover Garrett Bostic and Cody Lester. 3rd Row: Coaches Doug Persinger Demo" at www.GolfF]yover.com. (left) and Clifford Bostic. (Not pictured: Abby Richmond, and Darian The service is completely free Munsey.) of charge with no membership cost or sign-up required. GolfFlyover, LLC and its part, ner V-Emlbower, Inc. are curI rently producing more than 700 new golf course flyovers ev-L ery week. With a large team designers, our company antici: pates completing all 18,000 gol courses across the US thi year, and then, on to the en- tire world. Experience one of our PG Tour virtual golf course flyovers at www. GolfFlyover. com/PGA Please remember to downloa( and install Google Eartl (earth.google.com/index.html on your computer. Wake N Skate Board Shop, in partner,ship with Bridgeside Marine, IWIastercraft Boats, and Step IUpProductions.com, will host m live Rail Jam con- test during the Southwest Vir- ginia Boat IShow Friday, Feb. 29 through Mlar. 2 at the Roanoke Civic Centter. The Rail[ Jam will feature pro- fessionals ~demonstrating wake- boarding atnd wakeskating ma- neuvers ower 55,000 gallons of water in at 125' long, 25' wide and 2.5' d~ep wake pool. Board- ers will p,erform stunts while being pull[ed over a slider rail supported by an underwater platform b~y a motor-driven tow- ing wench. Hyperl:ite pro-team rider Rusty Madinowski, and CWB Pro Team Rider Corey Bradley will be ira attendance along with other" Pro Team riders from around the region. Local Liq- uid Force and Wake N Skate Pro Team Riders Brian Reeder and Nick Whirr will also be return- ing to the area to compete. Any World Wakeboard Association members are also welcome to participate. Micah Gaudio, owner of Wake N Skate, said "This is big time to have an event of this magnitude at the SWVA Boat Show, usually rail jams only happen in major cities, but be- cause of the popularity of wakeboarding in this area we are now a major player on the east coast." The riding exhibitions will take place on Friday at 5 and 7 p.m.; on Saturday at 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. More informa- tion can be found at: www. RoanokeBoatShow.com. Girl's include Covington Line Drivers Girl's Softball try-outs will be held at the Jackson River Sports C(omplex in Cov)ngton, VA, on Smturday, Mar. 1. 12 an(d under, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 14 an~d under, 2 to 3:30 p.m. WV residents 16 and under and 18 and under, 3:30 to 5 p.m. West Virginia residents are welcome. For more informaHen, please call Wayne Sizemore at (540) 962-8718.