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8B Oct. 3, 2009 Mountain Messenger- The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley www.mountainmessenger.c0m Miluk's Minutes GREENBRIER EAST ATHLETICS It was announced last week at the W.V.S.S.A.C. that Dr. Tom Karrs was named West Virginia State "Coach of the Year" for boys soccer last year. Sure, I could have thrown this little tidbit into my hodgepodge of in- formation, but these awards are special. Dr. Tom Karrs is special. He will be recog- nized and honored this year at the West Virginia Soccer State Championships. He is also the regional choice for the National High School Coaches Association, hon- or of being "National Soc- cer Coach of the year." He's got my vote! They say if you want to be successful, just surround yourself with suc- cessful people. Well, Tom is a big part of that successful program we are establishing with Greenbrier East Ath- letics. Character, Honesty, Loyalty, Respect, Unselfish- ness and Class are the words that jump out at me when I hear the name "Coach Tom Karrs." It is an honor for me to work with him. Our com- munity is blessed to have a person of such high qual- ity and standards represent Greenbrier East High School throughout the state. (Trust me; I have seen a lot of coaches.) So, the next time you see Coach Tom Karrs, Thank him and congratulate him for helping our student- athletes on not only their soccer skills but life skills. It is moments like this that remind me how lucky I am to be associated with great- ness. Congratulations, Coach KarrsI The whole state and your peers recog- nized your commitment and effort. Your community and friends always knew it! TRIVIA: The Girls Cross Country Team just won the Gl*eenbrier East Invitational on Wednesday. They had four girls finish in the top 10. However, in the history of this event, they have only had one girl ever win the in- dividual title. Can you name her? Now for the hodgepodge of information and facts in no particular order: • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK - Lanti Cole (Sr.) Vol- leyball - Named All Tourna- ment Team this past week. She is also the team captain and has a 97 percent serve receive ratio. Volleyball is by far the ultimate "team" sport and Lanti is definitely a big part of the team's success. • Volleyball is now ranked 3rd in the state. That is big time - Their home tourna- ment championship over top teams like Beckley, Hun- tington and then ranked #3 Ripley was a treat for all the fans. It was exciting and the crowd loved it. Also, con- gratulations to Lanti Cole, Brittany Alleyne and Aman- da Alleyne for making All- Tournament Team. • The Golf Team fmished tied for 2nd place at the Re- gionals and has to go into a playoff format for the quali- fying sport. Princeton beat them by one stroke. Howev- er, Aaron "Skeeter" Hanna, Daniel Boswell and Joseph Lynch all qualified as indi- viduals. Great Job! • Congratulations to the boys soccer team beating James Monroe and River- side this past week to con- tinue their winning streak. • Congratulations to the girls soccer team for their victory over Oak Hill on Thursday. • Congratulations to the JV Volleyball team who won big at Oak Hill also. • My daughter took her car into the shop to have her brakes fixed. They told her that they could not fix the brakes. So she asked them if they could at least make the horn louder. UPCOMING EVENTS: • SATURDAY, Oct. 3 - TO- NIGHT - First Annual All- Sport Fundraiser sponsored by Spartan Athletic Founda- tion at West Virginia State Fairgrounds, $5 admission $500 main prize Door Prizes - 50/50 - Live Auc- tion Items - Silent Auction Items - Music - Food - Fun - Friends - Be there! Tickets will be sold at the door! GEHS Senior, Lanti Cole sets Lady Spartan Volleyball Record Lanti Cole, a third-year start- er for the Varsity Volleyball team, tallied her 1,000th dig in the Charleston Civic Cen- ter Showcase on Sept. 15. The Showcase featured AA and AAA teams from throughout West Virginia. Greenbrier East won 3-0 against Dodridge County High School and also beat Hurricane 2-1. Cole is the Libero for the Lady Spartans and accumulated her 1,000th dig in the Hurricane match. Congratulations to Lanti Cole on her accomplishment and to the Lady Spartans on their wins! Send us your News Mountain Messenger P.O. Box 429 Lewisburg, WV 24901 Phone: (304) 647-5724 Fax: (304) 647-5767 Visit us at: Spartan Athletic Foundation hosts 1st Annual All-Sports Fundraiser Oct. 3 at WV State Fairgrounds Underwood • TUESDAY, Oct. 6 - Vol- leyball - Home - Quad Match (JV & V) 6 p.m. - Golf at State Tournament Boys Soccer at Princeton WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7- Golf at State Tournament • THURSDAY, Oct. 8 - Boys Soccer at Home against Oak Hill 5:00/7:00 - Volleyball at James Monroe 6:00 • FRIDAY, Oct. 9 - Football @ Home against Spring Val- ley - Youth Night and Miss Spartan Night - Tribute to Kenny Baker ALUMNI UPDATE: Congratulations to Scott Dixon, Class of 2004. It's great to see one of our Spar- tan Heroes reach their goal. Scott graduated from West Virginia University in De- cember of 2008 with a degree in Exercise and Physiology. He was recently acceptedto the internationally recog- nized West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine right here in Lewisburg. This is another case of a Greenbrier East student from a great family succeeding and mak- ing a positive impact on our community and society. We are proud of you Scott. TRIVIA ANSWER: One of my favorites, Caro- line Stout, Class of 2006. She won the meet while also competing in soccer and just about everything else. After graduation and competi- tion at Concord College, she plans to get married in May and get accepted to medical school. She is by far one of Greenbrier East's best! One final note of thought, word of wisdom or quotable quote: "When you chase two rabbits, both will escape." Stay focused! Stay on task! --Brian Miluk bmiluk@access, k 12.wv. us Youth Center Benefits go to Greenbrier East Athletics Please join us on Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. for an eve- ning of fun at the West Vir- ginia State Fairgrounds. The Spartan Athletic Foundation will host a fundraiser for the Greenbrier East Athletic pro- grams. There is a $5 admis- sion fee which will give you a chance for the $500 main prize. There will also be a free hot dog and soft drink for ev- eryone. Over 20 tables will be set up with different si- lent auction items to bid on. It will be an exciting evening for a great cause. This AN- NUAL event will help support and defray the rising costs of athletics. We will also have door prizes throughout the night with musical entertain- ment, 50/50 drawings and from 8:30 to 9 p.m. we will have a live auction with some very appealing and unique items. Please join in the fun with your family and commu- nity as we show our support and loyalty to these student- athletes. Some of the items we have so far for auction are: • Football autographed by Anthony Becht, Maurice Stovall, Marc Jones, Chad Pennington and Chris Simms • Foursome round of golf (including two carts) to the Raven at Snowshoe Mountain • One Free Bleaching Courtesy of Dr. Richard Mar- shall • One basketball signed by Bimbo Coles and Warren Baker • One basketball signed by Coach Huggins and the Mountaineers • One autographed jersey by Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys • One tax return service courtesy of Doug Bicksler, CPA EN Days (304) 255-2734 Evenings (304) 250-6054 O Have you been seriously injured at work wolatmn: because of a safety " " " Recover money in addition to Workers' Comp. "HIRE THE LAWYER THAT FOUGHT BIG CORPORATIONS FOR THIS LAW THAT PROTECTS YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR RIGHTS" Free Consultation 323 N.Jefferson St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 (304) 793-4529 phone (304) 793-4530 fax AND 2518 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25311 (304) 344-5278 phone (304) 344-5283 fax ~aew.morelan • One load of topsoil deliv- ered • Round of golf for four at Meadows Course at The Greenbrier Resort • Certificate for four to have a beginner falconry les- son at The Greenbrier Resort through Greenbrier Outfitters • Certificate for four people to go on a kayak trip or Alpine Tower Climb at the Greenbri- er Resort through Greenbrier Outfitters • Basketball autographed by WVU team Bracelet valued at $200 • $25 gift card from Walmart • Dinner for two along with Tony Caridi (Voice of the Mountaineers) at Prime 44 West • Family Golf Membership at Lewisburg Elks Club • Foursome to Ashley Plan- tation in Roanoke, includes Green Fee, but not Cart Fee • CD package of the five home football games donated by Joe Sharp • Sports goggles donated by Dr. Atkins • Case of oil donated by Reynolds Oil Company • Four Toughman tickets donated by Radio Greenbrier/ WRON Home Interior Items • Longaberger Basket • Longaberger Travel Mug donated by Janice Glasser • Women's Sunglasses do- nated by Dr. Nancy Collins • Moist/Dry Heating Pad donated by Fritz's Pharmacy • Vera Bradley Messenger Bag donated by Apricot Lane • Bike Package donated by Free Spirit Adventure • Dinner for two donated by Dutch Haus Restaurant • $25 Gift Certificate from The Gettin' Place • Women's Marshall Univer- sity Stadium Jacket donated by Show Your Colors • Four half hour golf les- sons at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club • Autographed football signed by WVU seniors on this year's football team • Bimbo Coles memorabilia • Greenbrier East Vintage Basketball Jerseys • Golf Foursome at Upper Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead Resort • Golf Foursome at Lewis: burg Elks Country Club • Two passes to the Bunker Tour at the Greenbrier Resort • Spa Travel Basket cour- tesy of Upper Cut • Anne Simon necklace • Full Body One Hour Mas- sage courtesy of Caring Hands Massage Therapy • Two night stay at a beach resort TICKETS WILL ALSO BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. MEET THE PERSONAL TRAINERS OF GREENBRIER VALLEY FITNESS Top Row - NeU McClang, Shawn Hayes, and Jason Morgan Bottom Row - Janya Seams and Jessica Messmer (Not Pictured Bimbo Coles} Greenbfier Valley Fitness is excited to offer the community one of the most diverse and professional group of Personal Trainers in the Greenbrier Valley. All of the trainers at Greenbrier Valley Fitness are certified through nationally accredited organizations such as AFPA (American Fitness Professionals Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), and have over 65 years of combined experience. Not only are the Personal Trainers at Greenbrier Valley Fitness certified specialist, each trainer comes from a unique background that augments their specific skills and training style, from the Olympics to the United States Military. Bimbo ’oles (AFPA) - Director of Fitness, retired NBA, and former Olympian Janya Seams - Assistant Director of Fitness and Director of women's programming Jason B. Morgan (AFPA) - Children's Fitness Specialist and Iraq Combat Veteran Neil McClung (ACE) - Former collegiate athlete Jessica Messmer (ACSM) - Athlete Trailer (beginner to professional) and former gymnast Shasta Hayes (AFPA) - Former Greenbrier East strength coach. For more information about our trainers or many of Greenbrier Valley Fitness' other exciting offerings please visit www.greenbrierpt. corn or ca~~=~.~ 111 DAVIS STUART RD GREENBRIER VAIIEY • RONCEVERTE, WV PHYSIC~%L THERAPY & FITNESS 304-647-3982 [ II PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES • re" - 2-2 Z , • , Dr. Timothy Pence Rt. 219 North (3 min. north of Wal-Mart) 304-645-6080