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    Paisley's girls' volleyball
team gains win over
Walkertown in three sets
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY FOR
THE CHRONICLE
When you lose the first
set in a best of three for
mat t the pressure can
mount quickly as there is
no room for error. The
girls from Paisley faced
just this scenario in their
game against Walkertown.
The lady Panthers over
came the odds and won the
last two sets to win the
match.
Set One started very
well for the Wolfpack as
Lillian Marshall was serv
ing very well. The
Panthers had a difficult
time returning serves as
they fell behind 7-2.
Paisley had their chances
on serve to close the gap
but Walkertown stopped
any momentum before
they could get rolling.
Walkertown continued to
stretch the lead and won
the first set 21-14.
For the second set,
Walkertown jumped out
early with a 6-1 lead. They
looked to be well on their
way to ending the game in
two sets. Paisley's Gabby
Lloyd had other plans as
her effective serving
brought the Panthers back
to tie the game at 8 all. The
Wolfpack attempted to
hold on but Leila
Holloway ended all hopes
as she served out the sec
ond set for a Panther win,
21-11.
In the winner-take-all
set, both teams came out
with renewed intensity.
The set was a tight one
until Marshall was up to
serve once again. Paisley
widened the led to 12-8.
Walkertown responded
with a run lead by Emily
Pugh, which brought them
within one. The Panthers
held on in the end for the
15-12 win.
Paisley head coach
Carolyn Lovell said she
was happy her team was
able to rebound from a lost
last week to gain their first
victory of the year.
"We are really excited
that they were able to put
together enough points to
pull it out in the end," said
Lovell.
Walkertown head
coach Debbie Vest said, "I
think that our team played
a great team game today.
There was a lot of passing,
setting and spiking, and
that's what I wanted to
see.
Coach Vest added that
her team traditionally car
ries a big team and she
wants to make sure that
everyone has the opportu
nity to play. She said that
it's more important to
allow every kid to gain
experience playing rather
than focusing on wins and
losses.
Photos by Timothy Ramsey
Gabby Lloyd of Paisley served well
during the second set propelling her
team to victory.
Walkertown's Sydney Parks serves
during the first set of their game
against Paisley.
The Paisley Panther boys' volleyball team await the
serve during their game against Walkertown.
Photo by Timothy Ramsc>
Walkertown's Stephen Sanchez spikes the ball during the game against Paisley.
Walkertown's boys' volleyball takes out Paisley in three sets
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
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Walkertown's boys' volleyball team split the first two sets of their matchup against
the Paisley Panthers. In a close third set the Wolfpack pulled out the victory by the score
of 15-11.
During the first set, Walkertown jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, forcing Paisley to
take a timeout to settle things down. Gabe Wagoner of Walkertown was serving well to
start the game, which contributed to the lead. After the timeout. Paisley goes on a mini
run capped off by a powerful spike by Wade Musser. Paisley looked to be in position to
close out the first set but instead Juwan Rivas had other ideas as he shut the door onserve
to preserve the 23-21 win.
In the second set, Paisley got out to a quick 4-0 lead. The Wolfpack, led by Tyler
Murphy, fought back and took the lead at 7-6. Walkertown was able to stretch the lead
to 14-10 before the Panthers called another time out. The break had its desired effect as
Zack Travis of Paisley ran off six straight points to give Paisley the lead at 17-15. The
Panthers held on to win the set 21-18.
For the third and final set, Paisley came out with momentum from the last set, getting
out to a 4-1 lead.- With the third set winner only needing 15 points, getting a lead is price
less. Unphased by the early deficit, Walkertown creeps back and takes the lead 6-5. The
two teams trade the lead back and forth until Walkertown ran the final four points for the
15-11 win.
"It's always great to win, especially the first game because you never know what you
really have until you come out and play," said Don Peterson, Walkertown head coach.
"You can practice, but until you're under the lights, you can't tell what you have. We had
some good points and some bad points but it's always good to have something there in
the end to win."
Paisley assistant coach Katie Sutherland said her team has only had the opportunity
to play one game and has not had much practice time, but was happy with their effort.
"I thought they played awesome," Sutherland continued. "In the beginning our focus
was coming in as a team, and at first we looked a little shaky. But eventually they really
did take on that team mentality and once they did, they kicked it in gear."
ESR Golf Tournament raises funds for programs
SPECIAL TO
THE CHRONICLE
Experiment in Self
Reliance (ESR) held a Golf
Tournament Fundraiser on
Friday, Oct. 27, at Winston
Lake Golf Course.
ESR's Golf
Tournament was a commu
nity fundraiser that aimed
to raise awareness about
poverty in Forsyth County
and to raise money to sup
port the services provided
by ESR.
Twana W. Roebuck,
executive director of ESR,
gave greetings on behalf of
the agency and thanked the
event sponsors.
This year, the tourna
ment was able to bring in
over $8,000 with the help
of community members.
All proceeds will go to
ESR's programs and serv
ices.
Winston Lake Golf Pro
Julius Reese gave remarks
on course and tournament
rules.
All players received
cart and green fees, break
fast, lunch, and a swag bag.
First, second, and third
place winners received tro
phies. Winners also includ
ed last place, closest to the
pin, and longest drive for
both male and female.
?First place was the
Allegacy Team: Kenia
Phillips, Chad Huff, Bobby
Maimes, and John
Williams,
?Second place was the
Kornelis Team: Dan
Kornelis, Ed Jones, Ken
Nelson, and Mickey
Lyons.
?Third place was the
Bazemore Team: Fred
Bazemore, Larry Jo,
Shawan Gabriel, and Jay
Bailey.
?The Inspiration Team
was the Russ Team:
Andrew Russ, Michael
Harris, Mike Weiss, and
Cameron Clodfelter.
?Laura MacFadden
won Closest to the Pin and
and Kenia Phillips won
Longest Drive for the
women.
?John Williams won
Closest to the Pin.
?Ken Nelson won
Longest Drive for the men.
Fred Bazemore, pro
grams and operations
director at ESR and Golf
Tournament chairman, was
pleased with 'he outcome
of the tournament.
"ESR's Annual Golf
Tournament was a great
success. After rescheduling
due to Hurricane Matthew,
the turnout was fantastic. A
huge thanks to our spon
sors and continued support
from the community. The
dollars raised will continue
to go toward our current
programs and provide new
programs that help citizens
of Forsyth County become
economically and socially
self-reliant. We are
already making plans for
next year. If you didn't
play this year, please join
us in 2017 for a fun filled
event that supports those in
need."
The tournament's plat
inum sponsor was
Reynolds American and
Peterson/Gordon
Architects was the bronze
sponsor. D&K Fresh Start
sponsored the beverage
cart. Dixon Golf sponsored
the hole-in-one giveaway.
For a complete list of spon
sors, including hole spon
sors, visit ESR's website at
www.eisr.org.
Experiment in Self
Reliancer is a United Way
partner agency established
in 1964 during Lyndon B.
Johnson's War on Poverty.
For more information
about ESR's services, visit
our website at
www.eisr.org or call 336
722-9400.
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