Tracy Chastain Sportscast Editor
I am dedicated to bringing you the best and the brightest of our namesake that
are involved in the world of sports and sports reporting.
There have been many Chastains that have influenced the sports stage and many more still are
in the collegiate and high school levels waiting to make their impact on the world of sports.
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Bob Chesteen Memorial Event
The 8th annual Bob Chesteen Memorial UKC Coon Hunt and Bench Show, sponsored
by the High Oaks Coon Club will be held on October 15 at Edwina Community
Center in Newport, TN. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to
benefit the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Events will include a horseshoe tournament, treeing contest, roll cage
and fast dash. The bench show begins at 6 p.m. and costs $6 to enter. The
hunt begins at 9 p.m. and has an entry fee of $12. There will be plenty of
food, carnival games, gospel singing, door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle.
For more information contact Jerry Sutton at 423-623-2712
Katrina sends Castine Packing
Kory Castine, a forward on the Tulane University basketball team used to enjoy
playing practically in his back yard. But the 3rd year Green Wave player was
no match for the dark wave of destruction that Hurricane Kristina would bring, and
the only New Orleans resident on the team found himself evacuating his
family and leaving their home to take the brunt of the damage. Kory's mother,
a registered nurse, remained behind to help ease the suffering that would be
Castine and his teammates eventually ended up at Texas A&M University for at
least a semester, and their first year head coach has moved his focus from
drills and discipline to finding his players rooms and meal plans. Kory has
since reunited with his mother and has begun settling down in College Station,
Texas and wondering how and where his team will be mid season.
Kory played in 26 games last year and managed a field goal percentage of .500,
second only to forward/center Quincy Davis, the team's leading scorer and
rebounder. Castine was also second with a .813 free throw percentage among
players with 10 or more free throws. He has contributed 55 offensive and 78
defensive boards for a total of 133 rebounds for his team and is set to remain
a contributing force with the Wave, wherever they may end up.
Iceberg Rips Through the Competition
Edward Chastain, or Iceberg, as his
friends, enemies and victims refer to him has been an imposing figure and force
in the pro wrestling circuit for over 5 years now. He has fought such wrestling
legends as Carlos Colon and Abdullah the Butcher, beating the latter for the
brass knuckles championship. This would be far from the last championship honors
that he would claim for himself. There was even a reign of terror atop the NWA
Wildside that lasted from Sept. 2002 through July 2003 and seemed as if it would
never be stopped.
But he does not cite this unprecedented championship run among his most memorable
acheivements, he is much classier than that, despite his "Being of Inconceivable
Horror" image. He lists his bouts with Colon, Abdullah the Butcher and Mr Pogo of
Japan, as his greatest acheivements, along with his mention in Pro Wrestling
Illustrated's top 500, where he debuted at #289, and has progressed each
consecutive year, placing him within the ranks of the 300 greatest professional
wrestlers in the world today.
Iceberg has been a professional wrestler for over five years now. He claims that
after having watched New Jack (the wrestler from the high profile trial charged
with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, for stabbing "Mass Transit"
Kulas 14 times during a match in Jacksonville) jump from a Ryder truck onto D-Von
Dudley, he was inspired to become a wrestler and has been pro ever since. Even
though New Jack has since stapled dollar bills to his head and stabbed him through
the arm with a pool cue, Chastain still considers him to be his inspiration and
As he continues along those same lines of hard core wrestling, you can be almost
certain that if Iceberg loses, there will be blood, and lots of it. Then again,
he bleeds quite a bit more often than he loses. It doesn't seem likely that this
Iceberg will be disappearing from the horizon any time soon.