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AREA Roundup: Warriors defeat Bulldogs
Carlisle tops Hargrave at home
Friday, February 1, 2013
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
The Magna Vista girls basketball team provided a little more balance Thursday night in a 58-35 Piedmont District win over Martinsville in Ridgeway.
Tyresha Nolen led the Warriors (6-8, 2-4 PD) with 15 points, while point gurad Brandi Warner chipped in with 11.
Shamontae Taylor paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 17 points.
Magna Vista won the JV game 47-40 to remain undefeated in the district. The Warriors are back in action at 7:30 p.m. tonight at G.W.-Danville.
Carlisle 58, Hargrave 46
The Carlisle School boys basketball team remained unbeaten this season following a 58-46 Virginia Independent School victory over Hargrave Military Academy.
Thon Maker led the Chiefs’ charge with a near triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks. Eric Johnson and Yesid Mosquera also reached double figures in scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Carlisle (11-0) held a double digit advantage for the majority of the game.
The Chiefs take on Holy Cross at 7 p.m. tonight in Lynchburg. They then head to Richmond to take on G.W.-Danville at Benedictine School on Saturday.
Dribble and shoot
competition at Collinsville YMCA
Henry County Parks & Recreation (HCPR) is hosting a Dribble and Shoot competition Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Collinsville YMCA.
This is a free event for both boys and girls ages 8-15 featuring four age groups. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event with the start set for 1:15 p.m.
For more information contact HCPR at 276-634-4640.
Smith River T-Ball League 2013
The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) has begun its preparation for the 2013 Smith River T-Ball League.
The SRSC is accepting registration forms from now until March 31 and the registration fee is $30 per child. Children eligible must be 4, 5, or 6 years old on April 30, 2013. Participants may mail registration to SRSC at 1000 Irisburg Rd. Axton VA, 24054 or can register in person at the sports complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 2, 9, 16, and 23. You may also download forms from the SRSC website at www.SmithRiverSportsComplex.com.
A coaches meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 4 in the SunTrust Pavilion meeting room at the complex to discuss teams and practice. The season will start in May and run until June with games played on Saturday. Parents and volunteers are asked to indicate on the child’s registration form if they are able to volunteer.
Last season’s enrollment was the highest it’s ever been, which featured 275 participants and 19 teams.
Martinsville Speedway officials take to the sea on USS Harry S. Truman
For two days earlier this week, Martinsville Speedway President, Clay Campbell, and the speedway’s Vice-President of Marketing, Karen Parker, got to experience a different way of life.
The two were part of a NASCAR Distinguished Visitor tour of the USS Harry S. Truman, a United States Navy Aircraft Carrier. The tour had a distinctive Virginia flavor, with most of the group made of representatives of Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway. They flew out of Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday morning on a Navy transport plane, landed on the deck of the Harry S. Truman, and spent the next 24 hours aboard the ship.
“The entire experience was one I’ll always remember,” Campbell said. “To see the young men and women aboard the ship, how enthused they were about what they are doing and just their knowledge and dedication was amazing.”
Parker also said she was amazed by the experience.
“Next to giving birth to my twin girls, it was the most amazing 24 hours of my life,” Parker said. “It was truly a life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
It was a whirl-wind trip on the ship that is 1,092 feet long and almost a football field wide and has 13 levels, but the group covered a lot of ground in 24 hours or so. They spent time on the flight deck observing flight operations and watching planes take off and land, spent time on the bridge and actually got to sit in the captain’s chair.