BLUEFIELD — For the third time in her career, Graham product Maegan Henry of the King University women's track and field team has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Field Performer of the Year. She earned the distinction after taking two individual titles, leading the Tornado to a third place finish at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships. Henry won her second straight title in the hammer throw and shot put (NCAA provisional 14.04 meters), breaking her own school record in both events in the process. She was named to the All-Southeast Region team in the indoor shot put and weight throw this season. She has also earned Conference Carolinas academic honors with a 3.81 GPA.
The Concord University baseball team will open play in the Mountain East Conference baseball tournament on Thursday at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Concord (36-14) will play Notre Dame College (24-20) at 3 p.m. in the double-elimination tourney, which will run through Sunday. The Mountain Lions are seeking their second straight tournament title, having claimed the West Virginia Conference crown last May. The other four teams involved includes Shepherd (37-10), West Virginia State (30-16), West Liberty (26-23) and Urbana (23-19).
After months of speculation, the NFL draft will be held on Thursday and continue through Saturday in New York. Several regional prospects have hopes of being selected, led by Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, who is expected to be a first round draft choice. Other hopefuls from the four regional schools: Virginia Tech: QB Logan Thomas, DE James Gayle, CB Antone Exum, LB Jack Tyler, DT Derrick Hopkins, C Andrew Miller, K Cody Journell (Giles). West Virginia: DE Will Clarke, RB Charles Sims, S Darwin Cook, CB Brodrick Jenkins, DT Shaq Rowell. Virginia: OT Morgan Moses, DT Brent Urban. Marshall: TE Gator Hoskins.