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        County Little League Champs
The Vansant Diamondbacks Little League baseball team recently captured the Buchanan County Little League championship title after completing an impressive unbeaten 15-0 season. Members of the Vansant Diamondbacks team are (from left), kneeling: Austin Blankenship, Michael Yates, Alex Lockhart, Tyler Yates and Ethan Cooper; standing, Coach Dennis Childress, Trey Smith, Taylor Cole, Justin Lester and Coach Joey Yates. Not pictured are Justin Street, Nick Travis, Maverick Coleman and Daniel Ellis. 
(Staff photo/Sam Bartley.)

Field Set for 39th Member-Guest Golf Tourney at WCC
42 Players Prepare for 36-Hole Event

  The field has been set and the course is being groomed as some 42 golfers prepare to take part in the 39th annual Ron King Memorial Member-Guest Golf Tournament, hosted yearly by Willowbrook Country Club, near the Breaks.
  The two-day, 36-hold tournament is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 at WCC.
  Last year’s winning twosome -- the father-son duo of Mike and Jordan Mullins -- are among the field of competitors and will be out to defend their championship title.
  WCC’s Board announced a variety of events for the weekend golf/social gathering, including a tournament design that will see three different format for play over the 36 holes.
  The weekend will actually get underway Friday (June 22) with a practice round, which is optional to the participants and at their own expense. However, members are urged to call ahead and reserve a tee-time for Friday’s practice round.
  Dinner is available to the participants and their guests Friday night at the club, by reservation and at the member’s expense.
  Tournament play will get underway Saturday morning with a shotgun start for half of the field at approximately 8:30 a.m. One member and his/her guest will be paired with another member and his/her guest to make up starting foursomes on each hole.
  The format for play during Saturday’s round will be captain’s choice (white tees) over the front nine holes and best ball (blue tees) over the back nine holes.
  The afternoon group is expected to go off the tees somewhere around 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.
  Saturday’s round will determine qualifying for Sunday’s morning and afternoon flights, as well as determining medalist (lowest round) honors.

For more of the story, see the print edition of the Mountaineer, on sale at newsstands now.  For more information on how to subscribe to the Mountaineer, call 276-935-2123 today.    

Grundy's Sara Davis on All-SWD Softball Squad
Three Lady Wave Players Receive Honorable Mention

by Lloyd Combs
Sports Reporter 
  Sara Davis was Grundy’s lone first-team selection on the All-Southwest District softball team for the 2007 season.
  The senior second baseman was named to the All-SWD First Team as an alternate. The Lady Wave had three players receive honorable mention All-SWD, seniors Terri Stacy, Amber Foster and Amy Crouse.
  Grundy got the short end of the stick when it came to the overall voting by SWD coaches. While the Lady Wave had four players honored and Carroll County had six, the three Tazewell County schools had a combined 32 players on either the first unit, second team or honorable mention.
  SWD champ Tazewell had 14 players honored, including several non-starters, Richlands had nine and Graham, which Grundy defeated twice, placed nine overall.
  Tiffany Harris of Tazewell was named SWD Player of the Year. Lindsey Lester of Richlands earned Pitcher of the Year honors. Tom Keene of Tazewell was named Southwest District Coach of Year.

For more of the story, see the print edition of the Mountaineer, on sale at newsstands now.  For more information on how to subscribe to the Mountaineer, call 276-935-2123 today.  

YMCA Announces Schedule for Annual Three-Day Summer Basketball Camp

  The Buchanan County YMCA will host is annual Co-Ed Summer Basketball Camp July 9, 10 and 11 for boys and girls -- rising second graders through rising eighth graders.
  The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day,, with lunch and swimming to follow.
  The fee for the camp is $75 for YMCA members and $95 for non-members. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 29.
  The coach for this year’s camp will be Ricky Goodman, assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Twin Valley High School.
  There will be numerous learning stations with a coaching assistant at each station throughout the camp.
  A typical day at camp will include free shooting (9 a.m. - 9:10), devotion and roll call (9:10 - 9:15), stretching/conditioning (9:15 - 9:25), station work (9:25 - 10:10), water break (10:10 - 10:15), station work (10:15 - 11:00), break/snack (11:00 - 11:15), group work -- 1-on-1, 3-on-3, free throws, hot shot (11:15 - 11:45), full court games (11:45 - 12:45), daily awards (12:45 - 1:00) and lunch and swimming (1 to 5 p.m.).
  A free T-shirt, free concession and swim pass (valued at $5.50) for each day will be given to each participant.
  Awards for camper of the day, as well as station awards and one free throw award will be given daily.
  A one-year YMCA student membership, valued at $240.00, will be given to the participant chosen as “camper of the week.”
  Those interested in taking part in the camp may contact the YMCA at (276) 935-8871 for more information and registration.
  A $25 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration with the balance due on the first day of camp.



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