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Former Mod-4 Division champion Jody Bostic, of Vansant, celebrates in victory lane with his family and crew after steering his Ford to its first win of the season Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn. Bostic started on the pole and led every lap in picking up his first win of 2008.  (Photo courtesy/Shawn Peters/84expo.)

Vansant Driver Jody Bostic Gets Season's First Checkered Flag at Lonesome Pine Raceway

      Lonesome Pine Raceway's oval track facility took the weekend of May 17th off as LPR and Bristol Motor Speedway jointly promoted the Saturday Night Short Track Spectacular at BMS, but the racing returned to Lonesome Pine Raceway Saturday night May 24th with an action filled program presented by American Energy.
      Many of the LPR regulars were still sharing stories of their BMS adventure, and Wayne Estes, BMS Vice President of Events, was on hand to personally thank LPR and the LPR racers during pre-race ceremonies for their participation in the BMS Saturday Night Short Track Spectacular. Estes and the LPR management gave special recognition to BMS winners Jeff Counts (NHRA Circle Track Challenge), Mitch Gibson (LPR Charger exhibition race) and Robert Darnell (Appliance Race).
     Counts spoke on behalf of all the LPR competitors, thanking both BMS and LPR for the opportunity to compete at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" and for the combined efforts of BMS and LPR to bring Saturday Night Short Track Racing back to what it used to be.

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Grundy Falls to Abingdon in SWD Baseball Tourney

     Abingdon ended Grundy's baseball season with a 14-0 win over the Golden Wave in the Southwest District quarterfinals Tuesday (May 20) at Abingdon.
     The Falcons held the Wave to just one hit. Justin Malone went 4-for-4 with two doubles and Zack Witt added two hits and three RBIs for the Falcons (15-6).
      Abingdon scored in every inning, including four runs in the second inning and six in the third, to end the game after five innings under the 10-run rule.
      Malone and Nathan Hagy combined on the one-hit shutout.
      Freshman Cody Jusus started and took the loss for Grundy (4-15).
      Tuesday's game
      Grundy 000 00–0 1 5
      Abingdon 246 2x–14 9 2
      Justus, Kelly (4) and O’Quinn. Malone, Hagy (4) and Payne. W–Malone. L–Justus.

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Honaker Lady Tigers Capture BDD Softball Tournament Title With 12-9 Win Over Haysi

    It's been all Lady Tigers all the time in recent years, as Honaker and Haysi have either split or shared regular season and tournament titles in the Black Diamond District.
    This year it was all Honaker.
    The Honaker Lady Tigers held off the Haysi Lady Tigers, 12-9, adding a BDD tournament title to its regular season crown with Wednesday's win at Honaker Elementary School.
     Honaker (8-11) accomplished a rare three-game sweep of Haysi (5-17) this season, a rarity between two rivals that, together, have dominated BDD softball for more than a decade. A young Haysi squad, however, managed to put the pressure on Honaker early and late on Wednesday.
     Sydney Sutherland had two hits and drove in four runs for Haysi, including a two-run single in the third when Haysi jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Sutherland added another two-run single in the sixth, when the Tigers trimmed a 12-4 deficit to 12-9.
    Honaker responded with consecutive six-run rallies in the third and fourth innings, respectively, getting seven RBI hits in the two frames. Tabby Hart had three hits and drove in four runs, while senior catcher Samantha Garrett added three hits and two RBIs.
    Hart dropped in a two-run single to left in the third and drilled a two-run double to center in the fourth. Garrett added an RBI double in the third and a run-scoring single in the fourth inning.

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